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Te Waihou Riverside Retreat

SuperhostOkoroire, Waikato, New Zealand
Entire cabin hosted by Kathryn And David
5 guests1 bedroom3 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cabin to yourself.
Kathryn And David is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Eco friendly cabin is a great destination for those seeking relaxation.
We are 15mins from Hobbiton movie set Buckland road Matamata.
10 mins from the beautiful TeWaihou blue springs.
Wake up to stunning river views from your swinging king size bed, enjoy a “cold one” on the floating pontoon or laze around in one of the hammocks, in the evenings enjoy the ambience of the fire pit or enjoy the Danish hot tub.
We are pet friendly but would like you bring the dogs bed if sleeping inside.

The space
This “off the grid” cabin has solar lighting, Gas water heating, fridge, USB charge points,
1 king bed, 1 double bed and 1 single bed, basic cooking facilities, BBQ, indoor fire, and outdoor fire and a hot tub.
A Review from a satisfied customer:
Planning a trip to Hobbiton and looking for Matamata hotels?
Finding accommodations in Matamata is a little trickier than expected, simply because the town is very small and rural. You won’t find a Hilton or any other large chain hotel in Matamata.

That’s where the fun starts! There are plenty of creative Matamata accommodations to choose from, you just have to know where to look.

If you are looking for a hotel in Matamata, I would advise you to reconsider booking a hotel, and instead consider an Airbnb. Matamata (or Hobbiton, as Lord of the Rings aficionados refer to it) is a tiny town located on North Island, New Zealand, and due to the rural setting there aren’t a lot of great hotel options.

However, there are plenty of amazing and creative Airbnb’s. One such amazing Airbnb was Kath and Dave’s river cabin.

Matamata accommodations

We had the privilege of staying at their amazing cabin when we visited in March, and I can’t wait until we can go back. I don’t say that lightly either – I’m normally one to never stay in the same place twice, but I really loved their unique cabin.

If you’re looking for accommodations in Matamata, you really can’t go wrong with their place. It’s only 20 minutes to Hobbiton, so it makes an ideal place to stay if you’re looking for places to stay near the Hobbiton movie set.

To start with, the entire place is solar powered and eco-friendly. Despite being solar powered, there are still USB charging ports, so no worries about charging your phone.

The cabin is part of a fully functional farm, so it was neat to talk to Dave about the farm. He offered to show us their process for milking cows, but sadly we didn’t have enough time.

The inside of the cabin is beautiful, with rough hewn wood decorating the space. The suspended king size bed was one of my favorite features.

The entire place is rustic, unique, and full of personal touches. The cabin has basic cooking supplies as well as a BBQ, so if you prefer to cook your own food (like I do) there are all the basic necessities you will need.

The bathroom is distinctive and beautiful, too. The wood really makes it too.



But, my favorite part was the outdoor shower.

Showering while looking out at the river was just idyllic.



Kath and Dave also provide kayaks and fishing poles, so you can make good use of the river, or simply sit on the covered porch and enjoy the view. The river is literally right outside the cabin, so the view is incredible.

10 out of 10, this place couldn’t be better. If you’re looking for Matamata hotels, this cabin is better than any hotel you could hope to find.
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Guest access
Abundant Wildlife, including ducks, Pukeko, rainbow and brown trout, Opossums and the occasional visit from a seal or two.
Activities include, swimming in the cool, clear pristine water, fishing, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking or
experiencing the operation of a 400cow dairy unit.

Other things to note
The TeWaihou river is 20 meters away from the cabin, small children will need constant supervision.
Good outside covered deck for dogs to sleep on and they need to be secured at night.
Eco friendly cabin is a great destination for those seeking relaxation.
We are 15mins from Hobbiton movie set Buckland road Matamata.
10 mins from the beautiful TeWaihou blue springs.
Wake up to stunning river views from your swinging king size bed, enjoy a “cold one” on the floating pontoon or laze around in one of the hammocks, in the evenings enjoy the ambience of the fire pit or enjoy the Danish ho…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 queen bed, 1 single bed

Amenities

First aid kit
Hot tub
Hangers
Laptop-friendly workspace
Heating
Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
Free parking on premises
Fire extinguisher
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.98 out of 5 stars from 211 reviews
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Location

Okoroire, Waikato, New Zealand

This destination, although hidden away, is only a 5 minute drive from the popular Okoroire Hot Springs Hotel complex and golf course,
or the same distance to the well known “Corrugated Creation” town of Tirau.
A 10 minute drive to the Te Waihou Blue Springs Walkway, 15 minute drive to Hobitton, and less than an hour
from 4 cities; Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua and Lake Taupo.
There is a great review to read on the "Travel Hardest" blog.
This destination, although hidden away, is only a 5 minute drive from the popular Okoroire Hot Springs Hotel complex and golf course,
or the same distance to the well known “Corrugated Creation” town of Ti…
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Hosted by Kathryn And David

Joined in February 2017
  • 244 Reviews
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We live on a dairy farm in the South Waikato, New Zealand. Kath enjoys art, gardening, badminton and anything outdoors. Dave likes fishing, hunting, tennis and golf and rustic creation
During your stay
If there is anything you need from us please call (0275456683) Dave or (0273999291) Kath.
Kathryn And David is a Superhost
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
Safety & Property
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm