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Romantic Hideaway Cottage, a house to yourself

SuperhostMangawhai, Northland, New Zealand
Entire house hosted by Carla
4 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Clean and tidy
9 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Carla is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location
94% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Stay in a self-contained, solar powered off-grid house on the edge of bush, waking up to the sound of birdsong. This house offers a lounge, kitchen , dining, bathroom and a bedroom all to yourselves.

Situated on a 35 acre property, the romantic hideaway is away from noise and roads, with only 10 minutes to Mangawhai village where there are shops, cafes and restaurants. 15 minutes to beaches from Pakiri to the Surf Beach of Mangawhai Heads. Has fast Wifi, a fold out couch and a fireplace.

The space
Ali designed this house himself and was inspired by the early cottages on Rangitoto Island. This cottage was constructed with cedar weather boards from a house in Browns Bay, a staircase from a house in Campbells Bay, windows from a 1920's cottage in Mairangi Bay, beams from a spice warehouse in the city and door handles from a lifetime's collection. Creating a distinctively quirky little house!

Guest access
The cottage is a separate building, 100 m away from our house. You have your private bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and lounge. During the period of your occupancy you will have the cottage to yourselves.

The cottage has an upstairs double bedroom which looks out to the ocean in the far distance. Plus it has a fold out couch/bed in the lounge.

The kitchen has a gasoven with four functioning top elements. Unfortunately the oven doesn't work at the moment but we are always happy to put your dish in the oven of our main house.

Because the cottage runs on a solar power system with batteries it is not possible to use a hairdryer. If you really can't do without, we can bring down the generator to help you out. Smartphones and laptops are no problem.
Stay in a self-contained, solar powered off-grid house on the edge of bush, waking up to the sound of birdsong. This house offers a lounge, kitchen , dining, bathroom and a bedroom all to yourselves.

Situated on a 35 acre property, the romantic hideaway is away from noise and roads, with only 10 minutes to Mangawhai village where there are shops, cafes and restaurants. 15 minutes to beaches from Pakiri…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Wi-Fi
Heating
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Laptop-friendly workspace
Smoke alarm
Kitchen
Free street parking
Hangers
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.95 out of 5 stars from 74 reviews
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Mangawhai, Northland, New Zealand

Hosted by Carla

Joined in October 2016
  • 74 Reviews
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We are Carla & Ali, living with our lovely dog Lola (even non-doggy-people like her her!), in a wonderful quiet spot overlooking the ocean in Mangawhai. We love nature, healthy food and a good glass of wine. Carla is a yoga teacher, a celebrant and a writer. She loves music and dancing. Ali is a keen sailor and a restorer of vintage cars.
We are Carla & Ali, living with our lovely dog Lola (even non-doggy-people like her her!), in a wonderful quiet spot overlooking the ocean in Mangawhai. We love nature, healthy foo…
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  • Alistair
Carla is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly-rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: Nederlands, English, Français, Deutsch, Español
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more
Smoke alarm