The Good Earth Retreat

23 Orua Lane, Hot Water Beach, Whitianga
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Lovely , cozy guest house with basic kitchen and ensuite on three acres, behind the sand dunes and hot pools at Hot Water Beach. Close to Cathedral Cove, cafes, restaurants, beaches and many activities for everyone. Peaceful with organic and ornamental gardens, spacious outdoor area and feeling of privacy. Comfortable beds. There is abundant native bird life, the sound of the breaking waves and delightful views. A perfect beach retreat for couples or small families. Seasonal, organic produce available.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet: please enquire
Linen provided
No smoking
Accessibility: please enquire
Extra Bedding
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Ensuite Bathroom
Internet available
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 Queen(s), 2 Single(s), 2 Mattress(es)

Special Amenities

Very close to the hot pools at Hot Water Beach and the walk to Cathedral Cove. Guests can have private music lessons ( by prior arrangement) in the rammed earth studio or choose from a variety of fresh organic foods from the gardens to create great meals. Very comfortable beds and all kitchen amenities included.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Cathedral Cove, kayaking, surfing, Whitianga ferry, Bird Park, restaurants and cafes nearby, art gallery, Hot Pools, Lost Springs Day spa and winery.


Average Rating: 4
4 total reviews

Arthur Mann
Arthur Mann I have the same opinion of the Good Earth Retreat at Hot Water Beach in Coromandel as KWilson who visited in January. Nothing has changed, in fact the "en suite" shower wouldn't work and the plug in the wash hand basin didn't work either so it was difficult to wash. The kitchen is still the same as the January comments. There is no Oven or Freezer as shown on the amenities list. The beds were comfortable and the guest house was warm. The kitchen is still sadly lacking and it was full of flies with only a fly swat available to remove them. It is also not stated that the kitchen is separate and you have to go outside on a wet night just to get a cup of coffee. Some general maintenance is required and the kitchen in particular needs an upgrade.
Rachel Jones
Really lovely location close to Hot Water Beach. Met by our lovely hosts who showed us around and left us to enjoy our weekend. Lovely clean rooms.
We stayed for 8 nights in Jan this year. We felt the description on this website was not accurate and a little misleading. I notified the owner of these and I see he may have altered a couple of 'amenties'. I have listed the main issues we had with the property- No BBQ (was on list of facilitles) The most enjoyable thing while on holiday is a summer nights BBQ - we arrived with loads of meat/food for that and ended up cooking indoors every night It stated 'NEW' kitchen, yet it had no microwave, no oven, 1 dirty teatowel, no teaspoons to even make a cup of coffee. One would think a new kitchen would at least have a bench mounted hob, but there was only an old 2 burner electric camping hotplate. Most frustrating was ONE plug in kitchen, so everytime you wanted to cook toast and boil jug/use hob you would be unplugging each appliance. I purchased and left a double adapter there ... No clothes line (listed there was one) very difficult to dry towels, clothes ect over 8 nights for a family of five. It states the property is on 3 acres, leading you to think you would have that space to yourself... there is another rental premises right behind cottage. The biggest issue for us was the owner lives just a few metres from the cottage. Although the owner was not intrusive, it should be noted he lives there as you feel your privacy is not your own. We were told the boundaries, and there was only a very small grass area that we could have access to. We enjoyed our stay best we could but left feeling it was way overpriced for what it was, the owner really needs to invest a little time and money back into the property to bring it up to 'rental' status we feel.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
10 Dec - 15 Feb $120 / Night for 2 guests$502 Nights
Rest of year$140 / Night for 2 guests$501 Night
10 Dec - 15 Feb
$120 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$140 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 1 Night




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