Slice of Heaven Cottage

698C Whakamarama Rd, Whakamarama, Tauranga
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Relax away from the bustle and busyness of the city and enjoy a break in a quiet rural environment surrounded by native bush and be lulled by the nearby river and bird song. Enjoy the smell of timber within our architecturally designed cottage with high wooden ceilings, wood paneled walls, wooden stairs and kitchen and hand crafted furniture. Recharge with a book or a walk on our property or on nearby bushwalks, or explore all that Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty has to offer. Bethlehem Town Centre is 15 minutes away, Omokoroa, 15 minutes, Katikati 25 minutes, Tauranga 25 minutes and Mt Maunganui with its world famous beach is a 30 minute drive away. Fully self-contained cottage with mezzanine sleeping loft with double bed, full kitchen with oven, gas hob and fridge, bathroom with shower and enjoy a loo with a view. A pullout sofa bed in the lounge creates a double bed, dining facility for up to four, a pellet fire for winter and WIFI. Please note there is no mobile phone reception at the cottage. Please also note that stair access to the mezzanine is steep – it’s an alternating tread so ones gait is the same as a normal stair but it can catch people by surprise – the pullout sofa bed in the lounge is available for those who are unable to access the stairs. We try and be as self- sufficient and sustainable as possible and run our slice of heaven along organic lines, considering the impact our actions have upon the environment. Hence you will find we use environmentally and people safe products for cleaning in the cottage (and our home), and we try to buy Fair Trade products that support those who live in third world nations. We don’t get it right all the time – we are learning as we go and enjoy talking with others about their journey towards a similar lifestyle. Our cottage is smoke and drug free. Ideal as a getaway for a couple, it does have a pullout sofa double bed so while two is comfortable, four would experience tiny home living. Surrounded by farmland with views of native bush and in close proximity to a stream, there are multiple farm animals on surrounding properties visible from the drive: cows, sheep, goats. Some distant animal noises at night can be expected (mooing etc) . A condition of renting the cottage is that there is no smoking or vaping permitted anywhere on the property. Check in time is 2pm, check out is 11am unless otherwise negotiated.

Details and amenities

Kids: please enquire
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Fire place
Washing Machine
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
Laundry Tub
Wood stove

Bed layout

1 Double(s), 1 Sofa bed(s)

Special Amenities

Native bush views, private and quiet setting, close proximity to stream, lifestyle block farm with mostly friendly animals, nearby petting farm for younger children.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Bush walks in Puketoki reserve, walking/hiking/tramping in Kaimai Forest Park, Omokoroa Beach (quiet, child friendly, Council bbq, golf, supermarket, hotpools etc)


Average Rating: 4
3 total reviews

Kaye Paulger
Cottage was clean & tidy but wi-fi was not working at all
Barbara K.
My daughter and I had a wonderful time staying at the cottage for a few nights this summer. The surrounding nature (farmland and bush with a stream) is beautiful. We especially enjoyed swimming in the nearby waterhole (actually two adjacent waterholes). This was for us a true countryside retreat. The cottage was very clean, well and thoughtfully equipped, and comfortable. It had everything that we needed. The water at the cottage had a great taste. The WiFi was excellent at all times. Thank you Liz and Mike for your hospitality.
Response from Owner
Barbara and her daughter were wonderful guests, who we enjoyed having here. It was a pleasure to host them and we hope that they come back again.
I had a lovely two days at the cottage, and wish it could have been more. I am looking forward to coming back in winter and getting the fire going and snuggling up with a good book! Many thanks
Response from Owner
We are happy that you enjoyed your stay here, it's a pleasure to be able to share this place with others, and we look forward to your return in winter!



Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
All year$115 / Night for 2 guests$202 Nights
All year$86 / Night for 2 guests$207 Nights
All year$75 / Night for 2 guests$2028 Nights
All year
$115 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
All year
$86 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 7 Nights
All year
$75 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 28 Nights




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