Quirky Woods at Maketu - The Cozy Cottage

Private room in cabin hosted by Charlotte And Simon

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 shared bath
Great location
91% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
91% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Park for free
This is one of the few places in the area with free parking.


Every booking includes free protection from Host cancellations, listing inaccuracies and other issues like trouble checking in.
Vibrant decor blends this cute cabin-room with its lush orchard setting on our wild and diverse 6 acre valley property on the edge of Maketu township.
Comfy queen bed, elevated deck with seating & a hammock, afternoon sun and views of the whole orchard area. Bliss !
Short walk around & up a small hill to shared unisex guest toilet/shower facility, covered cooking/BBQ and seating area in the garden by our home and The Garden Room.

The space
Simon, Charlotte and Mojo welcome you to stay at Quirky Woods - a 6 acre tranquil valley paradise with bush, forest, pond and orchard areas all linked by pathways. We have 2 other cabins on the property - The Garden Room closest to shared facilities & our house, and The Morepork Forest Cabin (very private, furthest from shared facilities).
At the bottom of the forest walk, a small gate gives access to a neighbour's paddock, cross this and pick up 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 3 chickens and 1 duck and our 61 kg Daniff dog, born August 2017.
Breathe and enjoy the lush natural surroundings, away from technology (although free wifi is available up by our house).
All our 3 cabins offer simple but comfortable spaces and modern amenities - merging needs with nature. Glamping at its best - just bring yourself!!

Where you'll sleep

1 queen bed

What this place offers

Beach access
Free parking on premises
Paid washing machine – In building
Paid dryer – In building
Private patio or balcony
Shared backyard – Not fully fenced
Hair dryer
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.97 out of 5 stars from 36 reviews


Where you’ll be

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.

Hosted by Charlotte And Simon

  1. Joined in January 2018
  • 97 Reviews
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…

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 :)
  • Languages: Nederlands, English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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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

Health & safety

Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy