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Quirky Woods at Maketu - The Morepork Forest Cabin

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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12 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
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Morepork Forest Cabin at Quirky Woods - Come glamping in the bush!
Opened 1 May 2018, 4 time superhosts.
A 2 room insulated cabin, set at the start of Rimu Alley on our 6 acre piece of paradise. Privacy plus!
With a small fridge & basic breakfast-making facilities you are set to start each and every day. A Long Drop toilet is nearby in the bush or you can walk around and up to the shared unisex toilet/shower facilities, BBQ & covered seating area, perfect for lunch & evening dinner.

The space
The Morepork, your private get-away at Quirky Woods.... Midday sunshine, yet shaded by Manuka and Rimu trees it is the perfect place to spend time with nature and each other. Set well away from the Owners' home and other 2 cabins, it offers quiet and seclusion.
The Morepork has power and heating, a small fridge and basic breakfast making facilities. The bedroom chamber is just so snug with luggage space at the foot end.
The deck is large with 2 super comfy chairs to star gaze in...
Most of the year your car can be parked in the grassy area nearby after unloading your luggage - unless we have had rain.

Guest access
* We have a Great Dane cross teenage dog who will LOVE you. Hope you will love her too... She was born in August 2017 and is sooo goofy - with loads of energy for play and weighing in at over 60+ kg!! Update - June 2019 - she has just had major surgery on her left elbow and we are fingers crossed for a good outcome. No play at the moment!
* Modern bathroom facilities when a Long Drop just won't do :) A wee walk away, around and up by the Garden Room.
* Shared covered BBQ/cooking and seating area and lawn by The Garden Room and owners' home from 10.00 am.
* So sorry, not suitable for those with limited mobility as we are wild and wonderful, and have no wheelchair access due to natural landscape features.
kayaks (2 x single, need a car with towbar to take to the water on a trailer ), golf clubs and bicycles are available for use. Let us know in advance if you want to use, so we can prepare ahead.A refundable cash deposit may apply.

Other things to note
We care about your safety and may at times close a pathway if a storm has caused branches to drop.
You may need to park away from the cabin if we have had a lot or recent rain.
Morepork Forest Cabin at Quirky Woods - Come glamping in the bush!
Opened 1 May 2018, 4 time superhosts.
A 2 room insulated cabin, set at the start of Rimu Alley on our 6 acre piece of paradise. Privacy plus!
With a small fridge & basic breakfast-making facilities you are set to start each and every day. A Long Drop toilet is nearby in the bush or you can walk around and up to the shared unisex toil…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Washing machine
Hangers
Iron
Heating
Hair dryer
Essentials
Private entrance
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Location

Maketu, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

If you do venture away, we are easy driving distance to Papamoa, Mt Maunganui, Tauranga, Whakatane and Rotorua. Ask us about things to do!!
From our property you can walk 10 minutes to a private beach, Newdicks, a favourite with local surfers. We saw a Blue Penguin there when we took our dog for a walk and seals have also been spotted. If you choose to take your car, you can access this beach also over a private road at a $5 fee.
Maketu has 2 take-aways/restaurant, a dairy and BBQs by the Surf Club.
The Estuary is a haven for kite-surfers.
Maketu is a seaside settlement.... reminiscent of how NZ used to be.
If you do venture away, we are easy driving distance to Papamoa, Mt Maunganui, Tauranga, Whakatane and Rotorua. Ask us about things to do!!
From our property you can walk 10 minutes to a private beach, Ne…

Hosted by Charlotte And Simon

Joined in January 2018
  • 48 Reviews
  • Superhost
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 aim to be here upon your arrival to welcome you!
How much you would like to interact with us and other guests (if booked) is up to you, but as your hosts we are likely to bump into each other from time to time and have a chat. You may also meet up with other guests at lunch or dinner time, sharing cooking facilities.
We aim to be here upon your arrival to welcome you!
How much you would like to interact with us and other guests (if booked) is up to you, but as your hosts we are likely to b…
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