1. New Zealand
  2. Waikato
  3. Thames Coromandel District
  4. Eco-bach inside a kiwi sanctuary

Eco-bach inside a kiwi sanctuary

4br home
Thames Coromandel District,Waikato,New Zealand
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Parking
Excellent29 reviews
airbnb$83 - $196


The Space

Waiaro won 2015 "Best Eco" in local award for holiday rental "bach" in NZ. The bush in the area is in great condition and is bordered by the Coromandel Forest Park, and you can walk from the door right to the summit of Moehau if you are intrepid. But the best wildlife and forest is near the streams within Waiaro Sanctuary itself and you can see a lot by lying in the hammock by the stream and letting it come to you, or sitting on the deck with a cold glass. You have 200 acres of bush to wander around without crossing a boundary, and when you do you won't see a fence anyway.

Guest Access

The whole house is for your use and there are 200 acres of grounds, mostly forest. No fences.

Interaction with Guests

I am very happy to discuss Waiaro and surrounds with you. Since you will be enjoying the house I will not be on site when you are. My neighbour keeps an eye on the place for me and he can give advice on site if you need. He can also take you for a guided walk through the sanctuary for a small "koha".

The Neighborhood

Upper Coromandel Peninsula is spectacular. The drive up the coast from Thames to Waiaro is the best in NZ (I reckon) and once you get there you will find yourself able to enjoy real NZ.

Getting Around

You will need to drive yourself there as this is off the beaten track. The last 20 minutes are on dirt roads, a low-slung sports car might get a scrape on the track to the house but it is flat and easy going. There is a ferry between Auckland and Coromandel leaving from downtown ferry building. You need a car on the Coromandel side, no car hire in Coromandel town but there is a company in Whitianga I can put you on to that says they are happy to drop off and pick up a car from the ferry.

Other Things to Note

The house is completely off-grid i.e. no phone, mobile, data, or mains electricity. Waiaro runs on solar power and hot water with gas stove and fridge/freezer. The fire also heats the water and there is a generator should the batteries run dry. This does mean you may need to think more about your power use etc. than in a normal homes. If this sort of thing doesn't suit you then you may find other "on-grid" places more suitable. I will send you a "user guide" to let you know more about the house and area. You need to clean the house before you go. If you want to just pack and leave we can arrange cleaning for an extra $60. If you are coming from abroad and want us to provide sheets, pillowcases, towels we can do this but you need to let us know.

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  • Kitchen
  • Free parking on premises
  • Smoking allowed
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Washer
  • Smoke detector
  • First aid kit
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Essentials
  • Hangers
  • Other
8 - Real Bed

Place's rules

All footwear to be sprayed on arrival to protect our trees from Kauri dieback disease. Waiaro is a sanctuary so strictly no hunting, eeling or fishing. Sorry, no pets allowed to protect the local resident wildlife.
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Checkout time
12:00 PM


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Overall Score: Excellent100% - 29 reviews
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