Orinoco Retreat- WiFi.Netflix

925 Waiwhero Rd, Ngatimoti, Motueka
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Need a break from a busy world? Relaxing, comfortable & private. No road noise. Wake to just the birds, & sit on the patio to the sound of the stream below. Orinoco Retreat is a very well appointed 120sq/m (1200sq/ft) house. A genuine home away from home, with all you could possibly need, including WiFi, Netflix, & Nespresso coffee. The house water supply is pure spring water. Located within a secure half ha (1 acre) paddock, a paradise for both kids & dogs. Exploring our 5 ha property, a selection of outdoor games, feeding the eels, navigating the 400m hedge maze, & checking out the art gallery will keep everyone entertained. Indoor entertainment provided are 2 TV’s, 100+ DVD’s, a selection of board games, & a considerable library of books & magazines. For our guests convenience we have compiled a comprehensive clear file of information on activities, arts & crafts, vineyards, sightseeing and eating out in the Nelson, Golden Bay and Nelson Lakes regions, with recommendations and directions on how to get there. 10 minutes to cafes, 15 minutes to Motueka, 35 minutes to Abel Tasman NP, 35 minute to Kahurangi NP walking tracks, 45 minutes to Nelson, & 1 hr to Nelson Lakes NP & Golden Bay.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet friendly
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
High Chair
Accessible Bathroom
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Internet available
Laundry Tub
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

2 Queen(s), 3 Single(s), 1 Sofa bed(s)


Average Rating: 5
74 total reviews

We stayed here for three nights. It is a delightful well appointed cottage in a quiet and lovely area. The cottage is very comfortable with lots of lovely places to sit, with a sunroom, porch and outside area. Safe for children and dogs alike. We had fun in the maze! loved the walk up to White Rock, The Gallery was fantastic, thank you for showing us around it as are the Hosts. There is so much to do in this area I think one needs longer and we would love to return at some stage.
Response from Owner
Many thanks Yvonne. Really nice to be able to showcase NZ to your overseas friends. Regards, Mike
Lee Fenton
This was our second stay here over the last two summers for our family of 3,generations. We just love the relaxed feeling of the rural area, the cottage, and have spent many happy hours sitting on the veranda just chatting. . We find it to be a great base for travel in the area and yet relaxed and well equipped for a great day on site ! Only a 15 or so minute drive into Motueka for supplies and then a bit further to some of the most scenic spots in the upper South Island that’s for sure. The Cottage is clean and well equipped with all you need and Mike and Anne are fabulous unobtrusive hosts, Such a privilege to be able to bring our wee dog along too, he had such a great time again.. We all enjoyed the hedge maze, much harder than it seems, thankfully it was our 7 year old that finally got us out of there after some time - there is thankfully hope for that young boy.! Another definite and quite unique highlight was feeding the eels in the stream on the property, it became an evening ritual, they are such amazing creatures. We would definitely like to stay again at Orinoco Cottage and we would also highly recommend !
Response from Owner
Many thanks Lee. Very generous!
This is the most delightful place to stay, and Mike & Anne are lovely hosts, non intrusive but helpful and informative. The cottage is charming and spacious, very well equipped and spotlessly clean. The scenery in the surrounding district is absolutely lovely and driving is a pleasure with little or no traffic. It is only a short and pleasant drive to either Motueka or Moutere where there are plenty of cafes and craft shops. It is also very close to the Kahurangi National Park and an idea base for tramping or fishing in the Moutere. I would have no hesitation recommending this holiday home. The opportunity to have my dog holiday with me was an absolute bonus with a huge garden/ paddock which can be fenced off for well behaved pets. Liz
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 Apr - 30 Apr $115 / Night for 2 guests$202 Nights
1 Oct - 30 Nov $115 / Night for 2 guests$202 Nights
1 Dec - 31 Mar $125 / Night for 2 guests$252 Nights
23 Dec - 22 Jan $160 / Night for 2 guests$252 Nights
Rest of year$110 / Night for 2 guests$202 Nights
1 Apr - 30 Apr
$115 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Oct - 30 Nov
$115 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Dec - 31 Mar
$125 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 2 Nights
23 Dec - 22 Jan
$160 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$110 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
No children rate. Only babies in bassinettes/portacots free of charge.
Between 1 April and 30 November weekly rates are also available. Please inquire.


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