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Te Punga. Large private retreat overlooking beach

Entire villa hosted by Lyn
16 guests7 bedrooms10 beds5.5 baths
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You’ll have the villa to yourself.
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Tucked away on the Coromandel Peninsula and designed for entertaining this 700 m2 house with all day sun and gardens overlooking Whangapoua beach.
Built on a big scale with large guest capacity Te Punga is exceptional accommodation with total privacy and view windows framing the sea and countryside views. Be it a cosy winter break or summer days spent lazing on the lawn chairs with the BBQ going, Te Punga is the perfect getaway. Note we do not host wedding functions. 16 pax max for bookings.

The space
Wheel chair friendly. Lift access and use must be by prior arrangement as lift is locked off for regular guests. Sleeping facilities best suit couples and families as all suites and other beds are double beds.

Guest access
Broadband wifi; canoes (2); Sky TV; Netflix; gas and charcoal BBQs;

Other things to note
Te Punga Lodge has an underground wine cellar and tasting room serviced by lift that is not usually available to guests but may be available for special occasions for up to 8 persons strictly by special arrangement and for an additional charge. Guests must provide their own wines.
Tucked away on the Coromandel Peninsula and designed for entertaining this 700 m2 house with all day sun and gardens overlooking Whangapoua beach.
Built on a big scale with large guest capacity Te Punga is exceptional accommodation with total privacy and view windows framing the sea and countryside views. Be it a cosy winter break or summer days spent lazing on the lawn chairs with the BBQ going, Te Punga is th…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed
Bedroom 5
1 queen bed, 2 single beds
Bedroom 6
1 sofa bed
Bedroom 7
1 single bed, 1 toddler bed, 1 double bed

Amenities

Wi-Fi
Kitchen
Pay TV
Hot tub
Free parking on premises
Dedicated workspace
Indoor fireplace
Dryer
Hair dryer
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

Accessibility

Wide hallways

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Location

Whangapoua, Waikato, New Zealand

ACTIVITIES

New Chums Beach

New Chums beach is the secluded beach immediately north of Whangapoua. The only public access is by foot.
• Walk to the end of the beach
• Cross the lagoon stream
• Walk on the boulders at the edge of the sea until you reach the path
• Follow the path that takes you across the saddle to New Chums
• Dogs are no longer allowed
NOTE
• Wear sand shoes or walking shoes
• Best not to walk when there is a high surf running
• Take a water bottle and a towel
• Time taken is 15 to 30 minutes -- each way depending on fitness
Harbour Walk/Opera Point
This walk commences at the Opera Point reserve on the saddle between Whangapoua beach and the harbour.
The walk takes in views of the harbour and Castle Rock before coming to the entrance of the harbour where it empties into the Pacific Ocean.
From the entrance there are great views across to Matarangi Beach and Great Mercury Island. The walk goes around Opera point, site of an ancient Maori Pa and also a 19th Century Mill site.
From the harbour entrance you can either return the way you have come or carry on around the rocks (a slightly difficult scramble at times) at low tide taking in more great beach scenery before ending up back at Whangapoua beach.






CASTLE ROCK
Castle Rock is an old volcano core that rises above the bush, on the "backbone" of the peninsula. To climb it you leave the 309 road just before you get to Waiau Waterworks, and drive 2 km up through the pine forest. There you set off on foot up a clay road, and then a walking track in the native bush. Some places can be a bit muddy after rain. The last few metres is a scramble up, holding onto bits of tree root and rocks to the top. There is a panoramic view that makes it well worth the effort! The walk takes about 3/4 of an hour up, and 1/2 an hour down. No problems for any fit adult, or child older than about 3 or 4. Allow two hours altogether, and wear appropriate footwear.

WAIAU WATERWORKS
Waiau Waterworks is well signposted, and it features a whimsical display of sculpture, machines and playthings, all worked by water. There is a huge clock, a pedal powered pump, hydraulic ram pumps, waterwheels, kinetic art and many other things. All in a beautiful, peaceful two acre park, with trees and gardens, lawns and ponds.
Also a playground (for adults!) with an exciting flying fox, picnic grounds, and a tree fringed swimming hole in the river. Shop, toilets. A great place for an hour or two of fun and unique entertainment; something for everyone. Small charge. Open 9am to 5 pm daily throughout the summer.

THE KAURI GROVE
The Kauri Grove is a group of Kauri trees about 1.5 km after the summit. It has been protected from before the turn of the century. There is a carpark on the left of the road, and an easy gravelled walking track in to the bush on the right. It follows the old coach road. These trees are magnificent, with the native bush wonderfully lush and cool and peaceful. It is 7.9 km from the Coromandel Town end of the 309. The walk takes about ten minutes, but you need 1/2 to 3/4 of an hour to appreciate it fully.
ACTIVITIES

New Chums Beach

New Chums beach is the secluded beach immediately north of Whangapoua. The only public access is by foot.
• Walk to the end of the beach
• Cross th…

Hosted by Lyn

Joined in March 2017
  • 17 Reviews
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Lyn is a Childcare center owner operator and teacher and Phil a lawyer
Co-hosts
  • Rob
  • Janice
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You will have Te Punga to yourselves as it is a 3 acre holiday retreat. The property manager is available nearby during your stay
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy