Photo of property: Aerial view of location
Aerial view of location
Photo of property: Entrance boardwalk
Entrance boardwalk
Photo of property: Boardwalk entrance in the snow
Boardwalk entrance in the snow
Photo of property: Living area
Living area
Photo of property: Living and dining and outdoor deck
Living and dining and outdoor deck
Photo of property: Night time living area with fireplace
Night time living area with fireplace
Photo of property: Kitchen
Kitchen
Photo of property: Eco cleaning supplies
Eco cleaning supplies
Photo of property: Night time bathroom
Night time bathroom
Photo of property: Romantic bathroom amenities
Romantic bathroom amenities
Photo of property: Side by side baths and walk in shower
Side by side baths and walk in shower
Photo of property: Luxury handmade bathroom toiletries
Luxury handmade bathroom toiletries
Photo of property: Bedroom
Bedroom
Photo of property: Outdoor sitting area
Outdoor sitting area
Photo of property: One of the outdoor sitting areas
One of the outdoor sitting areas

stargazer's forest retreat

Horopito, Manawatu-Whanganui
SECLUDED - NATIVE FOREST | ECO FRIENDLY

 
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Sleeps up to 4
From $555 tonight
Show on Map
Sleeps up to 4
From $555 tonight

The Cottage, which was featured in the February 2020 edition of the Air New Zealand Kia Ora inflight magazine, is fully self contained and offers a spacious romantic open plan living space with log fire and skylight windows for stargazing. There are 2 king bedrooms and one of the most romantic bathr...

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Essential Stay Info

Cottage
Not Suitable for Children
Rural Views
Single Safe
Solitude
Sustainable Stays
Unique Accommodation


Check in time: 3pm
Check out time: 10am


Eating and Drinking
Fully equipped kitchen, with microwave, stove, oven, toaster and fridge.

Bedding Configuration
2 x king beds


More info about the property
This incredible and secluded cottage, which is hidden in the bush and not visible from the road, is reached via a beautiful 2 mtr wide, 50 mtr boardwalk leading to the cottage from the spacious easily...

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Unique kiwi experiences for you


Cycling the Old Coach Road which starts just 1km from the cottage
Hike the Alpine Tongariro Crossing
Access to both Whakapapa and Turoa Skifields



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What we love about this property

This remote cottage, which is hidden in the bush and not visible from the road, is reached via a beautiful 2 mtr wide, 50 mtr boardwalk leading to the cottage from the spacious easily accessible priva...

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Activities on or nearby this property


Birdlife
Cycle Tracks
Hiking | Tramping
Mountain Biking
Nature Walks
Rafting | Kayaking | Canoeing
Relaxation
Snow Sports
Star Gazing



Amenities


Bath tub
BBQ
Clothes Dryer
Drinking Water
Electric blankets
Fridge (or cooling facility) available
Hair dryer
Heating (electric, gas or fireplace)
Hot Water Available
Iron
Jug/Kettle
Limited mobile service
Linen Provided
Microwave
North Island
Oven
Picnic Table
Rubbish bin
Sealed roads only
Shower
Toaster
Toilet
Towels Provided
TV
Washing Machine
Wifi Available



Drive Times

Auckland: 4 hours
Hamilton: 2 hours
Tauranga: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Taupo: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Wellington: 4 hours



Reviews


A wonderful weekend spent enjoying the native bush - stunning, private and peaceful are the words that come to mind. The baths were amazing and the fire kept the place lovely and warm. Slept so well. The homemade muesli was delicious as were the other little touches provided like the herbal teas made using local ingredients and the essential oils for the baths. A real retreat experience provided by lovely hosts.
Marijke - Jul 2020



About your host, Elsbeth

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Elsbeth and Carel built this incredible cottage in 2019 to provide a romantic, eco focussed unique 5 star experience. The cottage is set in 1 hectare of private land with Manuka Bush and native NZ beech trees.



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