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Waiomu escape

Richard Road, Waiomu, Thames
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This peace of paradise is pure escape! Our bach is spacious and fully self-contained with everything you need for a peaceful stay – whatever the season. In summer you can lounge on the lawn under mature fruit tress before strolling a few steps down to the swimming hole for a cooling dip. Pure bliss. In winter you can curl up on comfy sofas in front of the log fire in the lounge with a book, music

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This peace of paradise is pure escape! Our bach is spacious and fully self-contained with everything you need for a peaceful stay – whatever the season. In summer you can lounge on the lawn under mature fruit tress before strolling a few steps down to the swimming hole for a cooling dip. Pure bliss. In winter you can curl up on comfy sofas in front of the log fire in the lounge with a book, music or TV/DVD. It’s all available. There’s a full, spacious kitchen with dining table and a day bed for lounging on. Two large double bedrooms and a third bedroom with a triple bunk double bed on the base and a single above) make sure everyone gets a good night’s sleep. We also provide a pull out (stretcher) bed for an additional guest. There are complementary guest toiletries from Ecostore and a book swap - pick a new read from the library and leave your book for the next guests. ?Come for a romantic weekend or getaway with friends. We’re sure Waiomu will weave its magic and you’ll return to your lives much refreshed.

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Key Features & Amenities
  • Linen for hire
  • Disabled access: please enquire
  • Children welcome
  • No smoking
  • Pets: please enquire
  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Boat parking
  • CD player
  • Cellphone coverage
  • Cleaning equipment
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Clothes line
  • DVD
  • Electric blankets
  • Electric heat
  • Extra Bedding
  • Fire place
  • Fire wood supplied
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Garage
  • Iron
  • Off Street Parking
  • Oil heaters
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Stereo
  • Tea, coffee, sugar etc
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Wood stove
  • Holiday Home
  • Kitchen
Bed layout: 2 Double(s), 1 Double Bunk(s), 1 Stretcher(s)
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Come and laze on the lawns beneath the mature fruit trees and then take a dip in the freshwater swimming hole on the property - can be chilly but amazingly refreshing in summer! There are also spectacular bush and river walks up the valley, as this is a former gold mining region, and along the coast. Our bach is situated in a delightful coastal village with the beach a short stroll away where you'll find the friendly Waiomu Beach Cafe. The town of Thames, with great markets, cafes and facilities, is a short drive along the coast.
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Rates & Specials
6 Jan-31 Jan
$150.00/Night for 7 guests
$10.00 per extra guest
2 Night minimum
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1 Feb-19 Dec
$100.00/Night for 7 guests
$10.00 per extra guest
2 Night minimum
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20 Dec-5 Jan
$200.00/Night for 7 guests
$10.00 per extra guest
10 Night minimum
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Rest of year
$100.00/Night for 7 guests
$10.00 per extra guest
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Rates:

There is a flat rate $40 cleaning fee.
Xmas/New Year minimum stay 10 nights.
3 night minimum stay over Easter and public holidays.
Linen and towels available at a rate of $25 per person per stay.
Special deal: stay for 3 and get a 4th night free [excludes public and school holidays]. Longer stay discounts available - please ask

Reviews (20 Comments)
RhianC
Stayed March 2017
We stayed here for two nights and were just amazed by the backyard & the comfortable home-away-from-home feel of the place. There is a hiking trail less than a kilometer up Waiomu Valley Road with a two hour round trip trek to a Kauri... Read more
Owner's reply
Delighted you enjoyed your stay - thanks for the wonderful feedback.
We stayed here for two nights and were just amazed by the backyard & the comfortable home-away-from-home feel of the place. There is a hiking trail less than a kilometer up Waiomu Valley Road with a two hour round trip trek to a Kauri Grove, I highly recommend that to all who stay nearby. The first 50 minutes or so are fairly flat and easy, then in the last 10 minutes you will climb several staircases, although it's well worth the effort to get to the end. The house is also close (15 minute drive) to the crazy road that crosses the peninsula (watch for possums at night!!), so it's just over an hour to get to the Cathedral Cove trailhead and Hot Water Beach. If shopping is more your thing, it's only 15 minutes away from Thames. The house was great, it was bigger than we thought and had very comfortable living quarters. There's a beautiful creek that runs along the back side of the property and there are several outdoor tables to watch the stars from at night. It's also walking distance to the beach, where you can have a bottle of wine and watch the sunset. Make sure you pick up your groceries and extra drinking water in Thames as there aren't any stores nearby. Worth every penny!!
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Delighted you enjoyed your stay - thanks for the wonderful feedback.
Meiling Shipway
Stayed December 2016
A beautiful, quiet location. Easy to find, and the Waiomu Cafe is a great place. Everything in the house was in good condition, and the children loved the garden and the swimming hole down at the stream (which was very popular with all the... Read more
A beautiful, quiet location. Easy to find, and the Waiomu Cafe is a great place. Everything in the house was in good condition, and the children loved the garden and the swimming hole down at the stream (which was very popular with all the neighbours as well). We found the house key after following the geocaching clues... it's possibly a bit more overgrown there than it was before which made it a bit more awkward :-)

We did not get any phone reception though (so work couldn't contact me, what a pity, ha ha), and it would have been useful to have known in advance that you recommend boiling the tap water before drinking.

- Steve & Meiling
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mtcow
Stayed October 2015
Our stay at Waiomu escape was great. The house is set up very well, and we were given very good directions on everything. Lovely setting with the creek as well. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Will be back.
Our stay at Waiomu escape was great. The house is set up very well, and we were given very good directions on everything. Lovely setting with the creek as well. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Will be back.
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rosslesley126
Stayed December 2014
A lovely break in a comfortable house for us two oldies and a happy dog which slept on the porch and enjoyed the stream and scenic surroundings of a large property with mature trees and native birds. Would like to be here when the plums are... Read more
A lovely break in a comfortable house for us two oldies and a happy dog which slept on the porch and enjoyed the stream and scenic surroundings of a large property with mature trees and native birds. Would like to be here when the plums are ripe.
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sandra.s@xtra.co.nz
Stayed March 2014
What an amazing little spot you have there. It was awesome. Our little grand daughters loved the river. The house itself was lovely and very clean. Our grand daughter loved picking the mushrooms and cooking them with poppa for breakfast the... Read more
What an amazing little spot you have there. It was awesome. Our little grand daughters loved the river. The house itself was lovely and very clean. Our grand daughter loved picking the mushrooms and cooking them with poppa for breakfast the next day. Would definitely recommend this holiday home to anyone.
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hemiclan
Stayed October 2013
Had a wonderful mini break at Waiomu, this house has everything it needs and is very comfortable, its so lovely with the stream down the back and loads of space for the kids to run around in! We loved our stay here and thank you very much... Read more
Had a wonderful mini break at Waiomu, this house has everything it needs and is very comfortable, its so lovely with the stream down the back and loads of space for the kids to run around in! We loved our stay here and thank you very much for sharing your batch! Absolutely lovely! Thank u!
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David & Pania Jarden
Stayed April 2013
Would like to let you know that we enjoyed our stay so much. Your home is so lovely and outside area is so great for the children (so good for families)
Would like to let you know that we enjoyed our stay so much. Your home is so lovely and outside area is so great for the children (so good for families)
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LouiseH4
Stayed January 2013
Had a great Christmas Holiday here. The river was fantastic and we spent many hours building dams and floating around in our inner tubes. Lots of native birds to enjoy along with ducks who crossed the property a couple of times a day to... Read more
Had a great Christmas Holiday here. The river was fantastic and we spent many hours building dams and floating around in our inner tubes. Lots of native birds to enjoy along with ducks who crossed the property a couple of times a day to venture in the river. We took our dog and although gaps in the fencing he stayed put. Would HIGHLY recommend.
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Ricki Griggs & family
Stayed December 2012
We had a wonderful long weekend at your bach, what a great spot you have there! I certainly came home feeling much less 'frazzled' than when we left! We found the bach clean, spacious and comfortable. The stream and sheltered... Read more
We had a wonderful long weekend at your bach, what a great spot you have there! I certainly came home feeling much less 'frazzled' than when we left! We found the bach clean, spacious and comfortable. The stream and sheltered section were an added bonus that kept the kids happily occupied outside when we were not at the beach. Thank you, we are certainly planning on staying again in the future.
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Stanley Lowe
Stayed December 2012
Hi Sara,
The place was great. Lovely and tidy and just what we like. We had a great couple of days fishing, catching our limits each time. The weather was not as bad as had thought it might be. Ended up with only 3 of us staying at Waiomu... Read more
Hi Sara,
The place was great. Lovely and tidy and just what we like. We had a great couple of days fishing, catching our limits each time. The weather was not as bad as had thought it might be. Ended up with only 3 of us staying at Waiomu.
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Oriwa Lovett
Stayed October 2012
Hi Sara
Thank you for opening your home to my family. What an awesome place. So tranquil and we loved the stream. Husband was happy too as he managed to catch some really nice sized snapper and the weather couldn't have been better... Read more

Hi Sara
Thank you for opening your home to my family. What an awesome place. So tranquil and we loved the stream. Husband was happy too as he managed to catch some really nice sized snapper and the weather couldn't have been better for this time of year. My five year old grandson even had some little friends from next door to play with.
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Waka Gray
Stayed May 2012
thank you so much for allowing us the privilege of staying in your holiday home, we had a great time the grand children really enjoyed it, just a shame we chose this time of the year, as it was a little cool at times, but not cool enough to... Read more
thank you so much for allowing us the privilege of staying in your holiday home, we had a great time the grand children really enjoyed it, just a shame we chose this time of the year, as it was a little cool at times, but not cool enough to light the fire.
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Swannie3
Stayed April 2012
Wonderful stay. We enjoyed the house, it was very clean when we arrived, and everything was exactly as we expected. The kids loved the stream - even though they were freezing. And the fruit trees look tasty. Will look forward to staying... Read more
Wonderful stay. We enjoyed the house, it was very clean when we arrived, and everything was exactly as we expected. The kids loved the stream - even though they were freezing. And the fruit trees look tasty. Will look forward to staying again one day. Thanks.
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Natasha
Stayed September 2011
What a wonderfully delightful place to stay. Beautiful grounds with the added bonus of the creek which the kids LOVED! Very relaxing! Comfortable indoors and had everything we needed. Look forward to returning at a later date.
What a wonderfully delightful place to stay. Beautiful grounds with the added bonus of the creek which the kids LOVED! Very relaxing! Comfortable indoors and had everything we needed. Look forward to returning at a later date.
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Sara Donaghey
Stayed August 2011
It's a bit late now, but I thought I will email you anyway. I just wanted to
say thank you so much for enabling us to have our holiday at your
bach - we had a wonderful week. We hope we have left the place as immaculate as you had left... Read more
It's a bit late now, but I thought I will email you anyway. I just wanted to
say thank you so much for enabling us to have our holiday at your
bach - we had a wonderful week. We hope we have left the place as immaculate as you had left it for us. All in all we had a wonderful time - glad we had this opportunity for a last getaway.
Thank you once again!
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Lyn Steven
Stayed March 2011
It is a very comfortable house and the surrounds lovely though we
weren't able to fully enjoy the ambience due to inclement weather -
didn't get to the Kauris this time either. There is plenty to do in
the area and... Read more
It is a very comfortable house and the surrounds lovely though we
weren't able to fully enjoy the ambience due to inclement weather -
didn't get to the Kauris this time either. There is plenty to do in
the area and Coromandel hills shrouded in cloud have their own beauty-
the stream livened up and was lovely to listen to in bed!

Thank you for sharing your holiday home with us
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Sara Donaghey
Stayed March 2011
It is a very comfortable house and the surrounds lovely though we
weren't able to fully enjoy the ambience due to inclement weather ‑
didn't get to the Kauris this time either. There is plenty to do in
the area and... Read more
It is a very comfortable house and the surrounds lovely though we
weren't able to fully enjoy the ambience due to inclement weather ‑
didn't get to the Kauris this time either. There is plenty to do in
the area and Coromandel hills shrouded in cloud have their own beauty‑
the stream livened up and was lovely to listen to in bed!

Thank you for sharing your holiday home with us

Lyn Steven
Owner's reply
wayne fafeita
Stayed December 2007
everything sara said it would be, peaceful, tranquil and a great place for kids and adults to enjoy nature whilst having a great holiday. plenty to do and explore and a healthy environment for children, would love to stay again.
everything sara said it would be, peaceful, tranquil and a great place for kids and adults to enjoy nature whilst having a great holiday. plenty to do and explore and a healthy environment for children, would love to stay again.
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Stayed June 2007
gorgeous getaway - we loved the peace and quiet. We'll definitely book again
gorgeous getaway - we loved the peace and quiet. We'll definitely book again
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Ian and Leigh Manson
Stayed February 2002
Thanks for the use of your lovely quiet holiday home. We wished we had booked more time. We loved the huge yard full of fruit trees and bush, but the highlight was the fun our 5 yr old grandson had at the gorgeous swimming hole at the back... Read more
Thanks for the use of your lovely quiet holiday home. We wished we had booked more time. We loved the huge yard full of fruit trees and bush, but the highlight was the fun our 5 yr old grandson had at the gorgeous swimming hole at the back of the yard and on the sandy beach you've made there. What a gorgeous asset!
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Nearby attractions & activities

The beach is safe for children and you can swim, kayak and fish there; if you like messing about on boats, there's also a boat ramp. Beautiful drive north following the coast road to Coromandel Town or south to Thames for the Saturday market, movies, sports activities, supermarket and plenty of shops.
Here are links to some of the things to do and places to go:
http://www.goldmine-experience.co.nz/
http://www.butterfly.co.nz/
http://www.thecoromandel.com/new-zealand/thames/
http://www.mirandahotsprings.co.nz/
http://www.rapaura.com/

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