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Quirky Woods at Maketu - The Garden Room

SuperhostMaketu, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
Private room in cabin hosted by Charlotte And Simon
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 shared bath
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2 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
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Simon, Charlotte and Mojo welcome you to Quirky Woods - a lush and tranquil 6 acre valley right on the edge of Maketu township, within walking distance from Newdicks Beach!
Quirky Woods is stunning in its diversity - orchard, ponds, bush and forest. Native birds are plentiful and can be seen on a daily basis.
Stay in comfort in our largest cabin, The Garden Room, closest to all shared guest facilities -perfect to relax and recharge your body and soul. (free wifi on request)
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The space
The Garden Room is next to the covered BBQ and seating area, overlooks the lawn with all day sun over summer and is a few steps away from the toilet and bathroom facilities. (all are shared facilities if other guests stay in the Morepork Forest Cabin or The Cozy Cottage)
Dog - We have a Great Dane dog that is very much part of our family. Born August 2017, she is sooo cute and friendly, we hope that you will end up loving her company as much as we do. :) June 2019 she has a major elbow operation and can't be as playful as she would like to be.
We have paths and a pallet walk that takes you right around the property. Say hello to our 5 chickens and 2 ducks as well as the busy bees in the beehives in the far corner by the bottom pond. We harvest fruit for our own use at most times of the year - blackberries, apples, oranges, tangelos, lemons, feijoas, walnuts, tamarillos, table grapes.
Mobility - Being wild and wonderful, we apologise that this property is not suitable for those with limited mobility or needing to use mobility aids.
Driveway - Welcome to our slice of Paradise, but please take care on our rustic driveway as the initial part is quite steep and turns sharply so is not suited to "large" vehicles. Please go slow at all times. At night, you may also spot the opossums!
Available dates- As per Calendar. Extended or mid-week stays possible upon request.
Linen - All linens and bedding supplied, including towels. Electric blanket and heater available in the colder months. This is glamping at its best......

Guest access
All areas of the property are shared space, except owners' home. We may at times close a path after a storm for maintenance and your safety
* You can use hammocks, 2x bicycles, 2x single kayaks & life jackets (need to transport a short ride on trailer and have a towbar on your car as we just sold our car with the towbar), men's and women's golf clubs. Let us know in advance if you would like to use anything so we can prepare ahead and have things ready to go. A refundable cash deposit may be required.

Cook or BBQ OR there are many "I don't want to cook" options : Maketu has 1 takeaway shop, 1 takeaway/restaurant and a dairy.
Paengaroa is 10 km away and has a restaurant (The Trading Post), a fish & chip shop, the renowned Comvita "Manuka honey" tourist attraction and cafe, as well as a petrol station, bottle store and dairy.
Te Puke is 14 km away and offers an extensive range of eating options as well as 2 supermarkets.
If you need to do a load of washing or use an iron - please ask us. A fee applies.
NO SMOKING inside any building. Smoking allowed in outside areas only.

Other things to note
Optional to chilling out in our beautiful valley, gently swinging in a hammock, we can offer you "action equipment" free-of-charge :
We have available 2 bicycles (road use only), 2 single kayaks, men's and lady's golf clubs (Te Puke Golf Club is very handy), 2 boogie boards, badminton net and tennis racquets. A refundable deposit will be required. Let us know in advance if you would like to use anything so we can prepare ahead and have things ready to go.
Simon, Charlotte and Mojo welcome you to Quirky Woods - a lush and tranquil 6 acre valley right on the edge of Maketu township, within walking distance from Newdicks Beach!
Quirky Woods is stunning in its diversity - orchard, ponds, bush and forest. Native birds are plentiful and can be seen on a daily basis.
Stay in comfort in our largest cabin, The Garden Room, closest to all shared guest facilities -per…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Wi-Fi
Dryer
Washing machine
Hangers
Iron
Heating
Hair dryer
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Maketu, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

Neighbours - so close, yet so far away!
We are at times reminded that amazingly we do actually have neighbours!

Maketu has an estuary that is popular for kite surfing, kayaking and picnics/BBQs and also has a boat ramp. Safe swimming is popular by the Surf Club. Additionally, Newdicks Beach is an absolute gem and can be accessed by car via private road (note- road fee applies and no rubbish facilities) and when surf is up, a favourite spot for locals. We have walking access through our property to this stunning beach!!
Within 20-45 minutes drive we have miles of beaches stretching from Papamoa to Mt Maunganui, shopping, cafes etc. Walking and cycling tracks are numerous.
Whakatane is about the same distance away - as is Rotorua, offering easy access to Lake Rotoiti, the Redwoods and everything else Rotorua is known for. We are a perfect home base to explore from.
Neighbours - so close, yet so far away!
We are at times reminded that amazingly we do actually have neighbours!

Maketu has an estuary that is popular for kite surfing, kayaking and picnics/BBQs…

Hosted by Charlotte And Simon

Joined in January 2018
  • 48 Reviews
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A little about us, your hosts: Residents of the general Tauranga area for a long time, we have lived in Maketu for more than 5 years and moved onto this property at the end of April 2017. It captured our hearts..... and we named it Quirky Woods. Simon is self-employed, successfully managing Aprons and More from home, and prior to 2000 worked in the hospitality industry for many years. He is passionate about playing his drums which live in our lounge. Music is an integral part of our lives as a result, with rehearsals, jams and gigs part of our social calendar. Charlotte worked in various ways in the horticultural sector for 20 years before changing direction. She is currently employed as Collaborative Practice Coordinator and spends a lot of time in the wider community. Her passion is wellbeing, community, nature and creativity - and is working towards getting the balance of all parts just right! Charlotte has travelled extensively in her younger days and can still speak Dutch, a little bit of French and can read German. Both Simon and Charlotte came to NZ as young children but consider themselves true Kiwis. We are still in love with Quirky Woods and spend most of our spare time doing things here in the company of our 5 chickens, 2 ducks and 2 year old Great Dane dog (the size of a pony!) However, we enjoy going out to events that offer music, food and arts/crafts; camping (we spent our honeymoon in 201 7 in a tent at Raglan and Piha!); spending time with our 4 + 1 grown children and other extended family; the beach..... the list can go on - so little time, so much one can do!
A little about us, your hosts: Residents of the general Tauranga area for a long time, we have lived in Maketu for more than 5 years and moved onto this property at the end of Apri…
During your stay
We will endeavour to be there to welcome you to Quirky Woods upon your arrival.
We will be respectful of your privacy, although we are likely to bump into you in our shared garden by the house, especially at "wine-time".
We are happy to interact, share information - we will take our lead from you so you get the best experience from your stay at Quirky Woods.
We will endeavour to be there to welcome you to Quirky Woods upon your arrival.
We will be respectful of your privacy, although we are likely to bump into you in our shared ga…
Charlotte And Simon is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly-rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: Nederlands, English
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Not suitable for children and infants
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more
Smoke alarm