Kitchen/lounge with cosy gas fireKing bed, able to split into 2 king singles
The Goldminers Cottage
The Goldminers Cottage
6 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath
6 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath
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A lovingly restored 3 bedroom self catering cottage full of the charm of yesteryear but with all the modern comforts of today. Complimentary continental breakfast offered. Quiet neighborhood, close to town with restaurants, cafes and bars. 5 minute stroll from mineral spa and hot pools.
No cleaning fee charged .... By renting the cottage you agree to clean up after your stay, do any dishes you have made and leave tidy as you found it.

The space

The perfect place to discover all there is to see and do around the gateway to the Coromandel! 1 hour 20 minutes south of Auckland international airport.
The Goldminers Cottage is at the base of Mt Te Aroha, a favourite hiking mountain, either to the top for the more energetic.. or for other easy scenic walks in and around the domain area. Visit the beautiful Wairere Falls 20 minutes south of Te Aroha. Take a 15 minute drive to the beautifully scenic Karangahake Gorge where you can easily take a whole day to explore the historic mining sights! Drive over to Waihi and visit the working open cast gold mine and learn about the history of gold mining in the area, then head down to Waihi Beach with its beautiful long white sandy shore. Take a Lord of the Rings tour through Hobbiton, Matamata, an easy 20 minute drive. Or just relax with a good book, enjoy dinner in one of the local restaurants then indulge in a mineral spa both an easy 5 minute walk from the cottage, spa towels supplied.

Guest access

Guests enjoy the whole cottage, 3 double bedrooms and a combined Dining/lounge with kitchenette.( 2 element hob, electric frypan, benchtop oven, microwave, 2 pots and 1 pan) lovely gas fire with heat transfer system. BBQ and rustic outdoor dining. Off street parking. Small dogs welcome with prior arrangement.

Interaction with guests

Breakfast cereal margarine and jams, plunger and instant coffee, tea and milo.

Other things to note

As the cottage is self catering and there is no extra charge for cleaning we do ask you leave the cottage as you found it clean and tidy. Cleaning equipment, rubbish bags and vacuum cleaner are in the cupboard by the back door. By renting the cottage you agree to clean up after your stay, do any dishes and leave tidy.


House Rules

I respect your privacy while you enjoy your holiday in the cottage, I ask you to respect the cottage in return.
No smoking inside.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


10 Reviews

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Peter User Profile
August 2017
Very well presented. Good proximity to town, shops, cafes and hot pools. All walking instance. Very comfortable and clean with great decor reflecting the era of the cottage. Three double bedrooms, good hot water system and adequate cooking facilities if required. Good information available and great for break in Te Aroha.

Siobhan User Profile
July 2017
This is a delightful period cottage that combines old world charm with modern amenities. An excellent large tiled shower room with underfloor heating. A cozy gas powered fireplace with the appearance of a log fire without the mess. All the beds were comfortable. A great location close to the shops and the Domain. Donna was a welcoming and friendly host and obviously takes great pride in the presentation of her cottage. Would highly recommend to others and we would definitely love to book it again.

Katie User Profile
January 2017
We had a great time in Te Aroha. The Goldminers Cottage is quaint and its location couldn't be better. We walked around the corner to the spa and to the restaurants, there is a fantastic view of Mt Aroha and it's very peaceful. Just be aware that if you are planning to spend lots of time in the house the kitchen/dining/living space is small and basic. Great size bedrooms and lovely shower room. Love the old photos.

Viv User Profile
June 2016
Communication with Donna about our stay was OK , however we had a major misunderstanding about the price, which she quoted at $240 NZ but ended up at over $290NZ for one night. I had asked for a special offer but she declined to do this. Then we asked about a good place to leave our transported luggage as we were on a 3 day bicycle ride, and we didn't get a specific response how to arrange this. Then we asked if she could at least provide some wholemeal or wholegrain bread and she told us to provide our own. When we arrived there was white bread in the freezer, no milk , and very scanty provisions, not even butter. The shower was great but both handles fell off. The gas heater was good. Quite dusty in some areas. There is a large list of jobs that we were expected to do. Maybe a good place for overseas tourists because it is twee, but we were disappointed.
Donna User Profile
Response from Donna:
After running my holiday house for the last 2 years and having nothing but positive reviews I am quite bewildered with Vivs review. The amount Viv was quoted was correct, as she knows, Airbnb add fees so yes what she paid to Airbnb was more. In regard to leaving the bag I responded with 2 follow up emails offering to meet whomever was dropping off the bag, but I didn't receive a reply from Viv on either email. As this is a SELF CATERING holiday house as stated, the breakfast cereals, wholemeal breads (in the freezer), jams, spreads and butter (in the fridge) sugar, tea, milo, coffee, plunger and instant etc are totally complimentary. I advised Viv, that there is bread in the freezer, as it may not be the specific bread she asked for I suggested perhaps it might be easier to bring their own. I do not supply milk as everyone has different preferences and the supermarket is only 5 minute walk from the Cottage. Thank you for bringing to my attention the shower handles are loose, I will get them fixed. The lockbox is a straight forward combination lock and very common for holiday houses. The 'large list of jobs' is basic things to do when leaving a place just to jog your memory as it can be a rush at times,,, turning off lights, closing windows, removing rubbish etc, perhaps you should have read it and you might have remembered to turn off the electric blanket, close the windows and bolt the back door on your departure. Perhaps on your next adventure, a hotel might be better suited for your needs.
June 2016

Michael User Profile
June 2016
Donna was lovely and easy to work with and I will definitely stay at her adorable cottage again. I couldn't have been more pleased with the place. The heated floors in the bathroom - happiness.

Susan User Profile
June 2016
A great stay. Lovely cottage. Very warm and cosy. Great gas fire plus loved the underfloor heating in bathroom. Awesome for a cold weekend. Beds comfortable. Appreciated that cereal was provided. Very close to town and hot springs. All responses from Donna were quick. Will definitely book this again.

Marcell User Profile
March 2016
The listing description was accurate and the neighbourhood quiet.

Paeroa, New ZealandJoined in August 2013
Donna User Profile
I live with my partner, Graham, on a dairy farm milking 260 cows, we also have chickens, ducks, budgies, finches and 1 cat. We have home grown beef, lamb and pork. So our bacon and eggs are straight off the farm! We have a very large garden with different areas to sit and listen…
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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