|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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National Geographic Magazine just named New Zealands North Island - especially the Coromandel Peninsula area - one of the Worlds 50 Greatest Destinations; in their Places of a Lifetime publication. If you are coming to see the marvels of the North Island, there is a wonderful way to do it! Poets Corner Lodge is located within a 1.5 hour drive (or less) of five of the North Islands most amazing places to experience, so you'll only have to unpack once! If you send us an Inquiry by clicking on "E-Mail Manager" (over to the right side of the website - the button with blue shading) we would be happy to send you the latest edition of "Five Perfect Days in the North Island, Starting Each Day from Poets Corner Lodge."
New Zealand's capital city, Auckland, is just one direct flight from Los Angeles or San Francisco. Board your flight in the evening, be served a nice dinner and wine, watch a movie or two and then take a good nap...you'll be woken for breakfast and arrive in Auckland in the early morning, able to start your discovery of all this magnificent place has to offer. Poets Corner Lodge is just a 1hour 42 Minute drive over good highway from Auckland airport.
The Lodge sits high on a verdant hill overlooking the South Pacific with a stunning 180 degree green and blue view. It sleeps 8 in luxurious comfort, from the fine cotton bed linens to a welcoming bottle of vintage wine upon your arrival.
The nearby bush and coastal walkways where you can discover pristine rivers, waterfalls, native birds or the famous Karangahake Gorge are the perfect way to see the many of the true treasures of the Coromandel. And then there is the 9 km. stretch of fine white sand that is Waihi Beach!
Marg and John Richie, the original owners of Poets Corner, designed this lovely home to make the most of one of natures paradise spots. What a wonderful place for the family, a group of couples, or a business retreat.
There are four bedrooms in the lodge; Each room features:
Comfortable beds with pillow-tops and fine cotton sheets ( 3 with King beds and one with two Twin beds)
Free High-Speed Internet Wi-Fi
Ensuite with shower
Heated towel rails
Hairdryer, slippers, robes and toiletries are provided.
The large, fully equipped kitchen is perfect for entertaining, with microwave, gas hob, electric oven, large fridge, toaster, and all the necessities. And, if you like, fine 3-course dinners can be prepared for you and your guests right at the lodge by one the the top chefs in the area. Please requests this service if you would like it when you make your reservation of the Lodge.
The Lodge Features
Internet access, SKY TV
Beautiful outdoor furniture
Laundry w drying cupboard
DVD player and DVD library
Premium Gas BBQ Grill
Books & Magazines
If you have questions or would like to reserve the property, PLEASE SEND US AN E-MAIL or call directly at 1(US)-719-661-9696.
Since this is a new on this website, there are not a lot of reviews yet, but here is what others who have stayed at Poets Corner Lodge have said about their experience:
***** Poets Corner Lodge is a stunning contemporary styled lodge situated high above Waihi Beach in a beautiful hill top setting. The Lodge is entered through lovely wooden doors into an internal courtyard – with two luxury bedrooms on each side - leading to a impressive open plan living room and kitchen area where guests take breakfast and are encouraged to while away the evenings and share a glass of wine and converse with fellow guests. The huge living room with its vast sliding glass doors looks out over the well tended gardens to the most stunning sea views and the coast beyond. The bedrooms are spacious, comfortable and decorated to a very high standard. Each bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom, with towels, bathrobes and slippers. The whole lodge exudes an atmosphere of calm and tranquillity; offers guests such a magical place to stay.
***** My husband and I stayed here at the beginning of a month long trip round New Zealand and Poets Corner set a standard here that was not bettered elsewhere - excellent though the other lodges were. Comfortable and luxurious accommodation. Definitely our favourite place to stay
***** Poets Corner is a modern, private, comfortable, beautiful property. You enter into a quaint, well manicured courtyard with 4-6 doors entering the guest bedrooms on either side. Through the courtyard you enter wall to wall, ceiling to floor sliding glass doors. The living area is large, modern, comfortable and extends through the dining and kitchen area. This results in 1 single huge open area giving a wonderful feeling of openness. The back wall (across from the courtyard entrance wall) is also wall to wall and ceiling to floor glass doors. The view is spectacular. Since the property is set on top of a hill, there are no obstructions and you can see beautiful ocean, hills and off to the right, waves crashing onto the beach. Truly spectacular! We would LOVE to visit Poets Corner again SOON!!!
My wife and I came down here for vacation in February 2013 and fell in love with Poets Corner Lodge. It is truly one of the most beautiful spots on the face of the earth.
Bill Moyes purchased this villa in 2013
Well, just look at the photos and you will understand!
One of the great things about New Zealand is that winter in the Northern Hemisphere is SUMMER in New Zealand, so if you want to get away from the cold in December, January, February, or March, you find Poets Corner is warm and comfortable (never hot, like many parts of Australia during the summer). Average high temps during the summer months are 75F/23-24 C. And getting here is easy- from Auckland, it is an 1 hour and 40 minute drive over good highway and road.
We really enjoyed our stay at poets corner & would recommend it to anyone. The facilities are great & the spectacular view can not be explained until you are actually there! I would definitely go there again!
Our entire family (2 adults, 1 teen, 1 preteen) loved Poet's Corner. It is a perfect setup, and the views are spectacular. Louise was great to talk with and gave us a lot of good information. We loved our time and would go back in a heartbeat.
A beautiful, luxurious place that accommodated our group of eight. We had to force ourselves to leave this place to visit the many great sights near by.
We came here with our UK family for a long weekend. Great place, great location, well equipped, cosy but modern. We loved the peace and serenity that this place has to offer and with close distance to Waihi and Waihi beach restaurants and sights, you really feel treated.
We just returned from a 3 week Family trip to New Zealand and Australia. During our trip we stayed 3 nights at Poets Corner. The home is very beautiful and was the most updated/luxurious accommodations of our entire trip. 4 separate bathrooms allowed us all our privacy and made it very easy for our entire family to get showered and ready quickly so we had more time to explore the Beautiful area. My kids enjoyed nearby Waihi Beach and the quaint, historic town of Waihi. Spectacular views of the ocean from the back patio. Conservation land behind the house adds tranquility and privacy (although we found it unusual that New Zealand does not let you hike/trek thru conservation lands...completely preserved only to be enjoyed from afar).
We really appreciated the wonderful laundry facilities and it was great to have WIFI access (which can be difficult to find in New Zealand). We would definitely stay here again in the future! Thanks for sharing your beautiful house with our family!
My partner and I booked 2 nights at Poet's Corner in February 2014 and upon our arrival changed our itinerary and added 2 additional nights. The house is amazing with a fireplace, gourmet kitchen and a great large hot tub. What also was great was the outside terrace with tons of comfortable seating and a huge wood table and Gas BBQ. The bathrooms were plush with large showers and even towel warmers. Nicki was so helpful - We really wanted to get out on the water, and she suggested a great spot to do so - that was a real highlight while there. Although we spent of the day's exploring, we used most evenings relaxing with a cocktail on the terrace and using the BBQ to do great dinner's. The owner suggested us to go to a restaurant which we did as well - The Bistro at Falls retreat - just excellent for lunch or dinner -awesome food and drinks. We would definitely rent this property again.
Coromandel Activities and Walks
Karangahake Gorge Walk
There is such a lot of mining history in the gorge and a variety of walks The famous Windows Walk which takes you through old mines shafts Walking up one side of the river, across the swing bridge and down the other side learning about the mining histroy as you go. It is on State Highway 2 but cross a bridge and you are in another world. Lunch at Ohinemuri Winery after your walk.
Homunga - Waihi Beach Walk
This track can be tough in places, but rewarding for those who enjoy a bit more of a challenge.10km walk which takes you over farm land, along the rocky coast, past Orokawa Bay and on through bush to Waihi Beach. Spectacular in summer with the Pohutakawa trees in flower.
This relatively short walk takes you from the northern end of Waihi Beach to beautiful, secluded Orokawa Bay past spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Waihi Beach.
Black Hill Walkway
A short walk along the banks of the Ohinemuri River to Black Hill. Extensive views of Waihi, from the sea to the Karangahake Gorge. Recently opened rim walk around the open cast mine. . or there are many bush walks in the Kaimi Ranges.where you can visit the old Kauri dam sites or visit the kauri trees
Visit Tuhua (Mayor) Island
Helicopter ride out to Tuhua from Tuaranga, where your Maori guide will take you on a guided tour of the island and tell you about the history. Learn about the bush and bird life The island is a sanctuary and Kiwis have been released there This is a unique expereince with limited numbers of visitors each year. www.aerius.co.nz
Visit The Glow Worms
Take a guided kayak tour to Lake McLaren glow worms at dusk. Paddle into the evening and discover this wonderous unique and magical part of NZ There are glow worms in the canyon, in abundance. End the day with a BBQ
An open cast mine in the middle of Waihi town. Actively being mined for gold and silver. Visit the Cornish Pump House, recently moved to sit at the top of the main street Take a 2 hour mine tour with a guide who will tell you all about mining in Waihi today. Visit the info centre where there is a display telling you about mining in the past.
The Waihi Museum
Is a nationally acknowledged treasure house of the mining, metallurgy and sociology of the region,
The Goldfields Railway
Starts from the historic station on Wrigley Street, running daily to the historic Waikino Station.
9 kilometres of white sand. It is a safe beach running south to Athenree. The north headland has a coastal walking track to Orokawa Bay, while the other, Bowentown – is the site of a fortified Maori pa.
Visit the hot natural mineral pools open daily 9am-7.30pm. (See Accommodation Section – Athenree Hot Springs & Holiday Park).
Site of the largest quartz-crushing plant in Australasia. See the underground ore kilns and tunnels.
We have 6 within one hours drive from here, ranging from country courses to international standard
For children of all ages, there is Hobbiton, home of 'The Shire' in JRR Tolkien's wonderful novels. Movie set tours in this bucolic setting are available year-round. It's a bit of a drive (about 1.5 hours), but guests who have been there tell us it's worth it, even for parents!
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Wire In (outside USA)||$16|
|Cleaning (1 time charge)||$350|
ALL RATES INCLUDE TAXES and exclusive use of the Lodge. One-time cleaning fee is $350., tax included.
PLEASE NOTE that during the Christmas period, these is a 7-night minimum stay.