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Quirky Woods at Maketu - The Cozy Cottage

SuperhostMaketu, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
Private room in cabin hosted by Charlotte And Simon
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 shared bath
Clean and tidy
7 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Charlotte And Simon is a Superhost
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Keeping it simple - vibrant decor blends this cute cabin-room with its lush orchard setting on our 6 acre valley property. Comfy queen bed, elevated deck with seating. Enjoy afternoon sun and views of the whole orchard area. Two chairs to relax on or have a swing in the hammock and laze about. Bliss !!
Short walk around and up to shared unisex guest toilet/shower facility, covered cooking/BBQ and seating area in the garden by our home and The Garden Room.
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The space
Simon, Charlotte and Mojo welcome you to stay at Quirky Woods - a 6 acre tranquil valley paradise with bush, forest, ponds and orchard areas all linked by pathways. We have 2 other cabins on the property - The Garden Room closest to shared facilities and The Morepork Forest Cabin (very private, furthest from shared facilities).
At the bottom of the forest walk, a small gate gives access towards the private road leading to Newdicks Beach, where people are sparse! We have also seen seals and a blue penguin there!
We welcome you to Quirky Woods, to relax, recharge and connect with each other, with us, other guests (if any), our 5 chickens and 2 ducks and our Great Dane dog, born August 2017.
Breathe and enjoy the lush natural surroundings, away from technology (although free wifi is available on request).
All our 3 cabins offer simple but comfortable spaces and modern amenities - merging needs with nature. Glamping at its best - just bring yourself!!

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
* Hammocks, 2x bicycles, 2x single kayaks & life jackets (need to transport a short ride on trailer - need car with towbar), men's and women's golf clubs. Let us know in advance if you wish to use anything so we can prepare ahead. A refundable cash deposit may be required.

Other things to note
We have a Great Dane puppy/pony(60 kg + !!) - an absolute sweetheart born in August 2017 who wants to say hello when she knows you are staying. In June 2019 she had an elbow operation and can;t be quite as playful now as she wants to be.
If we have had a lot of rain, parking may be a short distance away from your cabin.
Keeping it simple - vibrant decor blends this cute cabin-room with its lush orchard setting on our 6 acre valley property. Comfy queen bed, elevated deck with seating. Enjoy afternoon sun and views of the whole orchard area. Two chairs to relax on or have a swing in the hammock and laze about. Bliss !!
Short walk around and up to shared unisex guest toilet/shower facility, covered cooking/BBQ and seating area in…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

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

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Location

Maketu, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

Quirky Woods is a perfect base from which to explore our wider Bay of Plenty region.
* Maketu has 1 takeaway, 1 beachfront restaurant/takeaway, a dairy. The estuary is popular for kite surfing, swimming etc. Beaches can be accessed by the Surf Club or Newdicks via private road (at a fee if not walking down).
* Paengaroa is 10 km away with a restaurant (The Trading Post), Comvita tourist centre, a liquor store and dairy, a petrol station. This is on the way to Rotorua, an easy 40 minute drive away.
* Te Puke is 15 km away, on the way to Papamoa (beaches and shopping), Mt Maunganui (summer hot spot, dining and shopping) and Tauranga. Te Puke has everything you need including 2 supermarkets.
Quirky Woods is a perfect base from which to explore our wider Bay of Plenty region.
* Maketu has 1 takeaway, 1 beachfront restaurant/takeaway, a dairy. The estuary is popular for kite surfing, swimming et…

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 will meet you on your arrival and get you settled in. We are usually available for a chat or tips on what to do off-site, especially at wine time.
You decide how much you want to interact :)
Charlotte And Simon is a Superhost
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  • 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