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Candlemaker's Country cottage- a country escape

SuperhostTe Kauwhata, Waikato, New Zealand
Farm stay hosted by Jan
4 guests3 bedrooms4 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the farm stay to yourself.
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Spacious 80sqm apartment with superb attention to detail- in a real Kiwi village: unrivalled views over Lake Waikare, village and mountains.

Your apartment is totally separate, next to the main house. Less than 1 hr (off peak!)to Auck or Hamilton Airport- 5 mins to Hampton Downs; secure offstreet parking, trailer parking.

Fully equipped kitchen, bathrm, queen bedroom , 2 living areas, dining , laundry. PLUS 2 sofabeds create 3 separate sleeping areas. Free wifi.

The space
You're not sharing a house. Nor do you have to sit on the bed to have your meals in the same room! You have your own, fully self contained private apartment.

The perfect spot to relax and recharge before or after your journey; avoiding Auckland's airport traffic jams . Or make it a great weekend base in the country, as a city-break.

Your apartmen's bedroom has a super luxurious queen size bed: pillow choices, crisp cotton sheets and soft throws; a mega- comfortable pillow top mattress, walk in wardrobe with hairdryer, fluffy bathrobes and suitcase stand. Fan and heater available, in case you need to tweak the temperatures to your own linking. Stylish bathroom; shower, underfloor heating, heated towel rails, high quality towels and toiletries supplied.

In the lounge, the sofa converts to a comfortable double bed; we are happy to make this up for you. The smart layout of the apartment means two couples can share and retain privacy.

A second sofa in the large dining and second living area converts to a king single in its own separate room. An innovative 'double entrance' to the bathroom ensures privacy.

Large lounge with leather recliners, and wifi-enabled tv (catch up on your Netflix), library and games, leather recliner chairs. An enormous dining room, fully equipped kitchen with oven, microwave and fridge if you decide to dine in. Note: no extra 'cleaning ' fee.

Your apartment has a washer and dryer, so you can do your laundry when travelling ( a bonus for travellers!) And yes, we most likely have laundry powder for you as well!

When you're ready, help yourself to a full breakfast catering to your specific dietary needs: locally-sourced produce, farm fresh eggs, as well as all you could wish for in a continental breakfast; choice of cereals ( including gluten-free), toast and locally made jams. And in season,you're likely to have fresh organic fruit from local farms.

This is provided and available for you to prepare in your own kitchen whenever it suits you...not to someone else's timetable.

Private, quiet and peaceful, and plenty of space to call your own; browse the library, try locally-bottled wine, visit the local outlet for Savour The Taste jams, sauces and vinaigrettes, check out the amazing local Greenstone museum and shop, for fab gifts and souvenirs, catch up on your emails with free wifi and admire outrageously clear night skies full of stars.

From your own deck you have the best view in town! Look across one of the village's iconic vineyards, prolific birdlife, panoramic views across to Lake Waikare and the mountains in the distance, and check out the nearby farm animals, or meet the local sheep and alpacas and baby goats. Chances are the wild turkeys may make an appearance in one of the paddocks. Please respect that we are a totally non-smoking property and prefer not to host smokers

Guest access
Separate guest entrance and secure off street parking area. Free Wifi. We want you to enjoy the peace of the countryside, but, if you want to watch a big game with all the atmosphere, there are two pubs within 3 minute's drive, where you can relax and watch on the big screen....or browse the wifi-enabled tv in your lounge. We welcome to motorsport fans; Hampton Downs is 5 minutes away, and we have safe off street parking and plenty of room for race cars and trailers.

Other things to note
We can arrange meals (with notice) to eat with us, or prepare something for you to have in your apartment. There is an additional cost for this (but we love cooking and creating great food). But, the local pizzas are highly acclaimed, and the TK Tavern has great meals Wednesday - Sunday evenings- just the place to relax. And, there's a thriving 'food truck' park most evenings in the village- choose from Thai, NZ mussels, or hamburgers.

We look after two retired Guide Dogs, who are available ( and welcome) for patting, but they are well fenced away and your area is entirely dog free at all times.
Spacious 80sqm apartment with superb attention to detail- in a real Kiwi village: unrivalled views over Lake Waikare, village and mountains.

Your apartment is totally separate, next to the main house. Less than 1 hr (off peak!)to Auck or Hamilton Airport- 5 mins to Hampton Downs; secure offstreet parking, trailer parking.

Fully equipped kitchen, bathrm, queen bedroom , 2 living areas, dini…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 sofa bed
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

Amenities

Babysitter recommendations
Heating
Air conditioning
Free street parking
Fire extinguisher
Washer
Iron
Essentials
Private entrance
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

Accessibility

Moving around the space

Wide hallways

Bedroom

No stairs or steps to enter
Wide entrance
Extra space around bed

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Te Kauwhata, Waikato, New Zealand

A top street in the best little village in NZ. Close to everything but laid back and a real taste of NZ. Experience life in the country, at its best. Play a round of golf at the challenging Waikare Golf Club, or visit Miranda Hot Springs to relax your muscles with a soak in the hot pools. Five minutes to motorsport heaven, Hampton Downs.
Visit wild west Raglan, or Hobbiton in Matamata, or the beautiful Coromandel and east coast beaches easily reached, and returned within the day. Come back to the comfort of your own private cottage to recharge. Relax with a glass of wine on your balcony, watch the hawks circling, and listen to the quiet rhythm of country life. Minimal ambient light at night means awesome night skies, stars and the Milky Way
A top street in the best little village in NZ. Close to everything but laid back and a real taste of NZ. Experience life in the country, at its best. Play a round of golf at the challenging Waikare Golf Club…

Hosted by Jan

Joined in January 2014
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We love the Waikato; clean, green and the views from our place are forever. Both of us are in business, with a variety of companies, interests and experiences. John is also a university lecturer, and Jan is a local government politician. We're also keen travellers, both in NZ and overseas- highlights being Istanbul, Venice, Japan and the Greek Islands.. And we love cooking too, so if you want a break, we're happy to provide an evening meal. We think we are fortunate to live in such a beautiful place, and we like to give back to the community through local voluntary work and by looking after Guide Dogs for the blind.
We love the Waikato; clean, green and the views from our place are forever. Both of us are in business, with a variety of companies, interests and experiences. John is also a unive…
During your stay
This is a 'chill and relax' place. It's all your own - you are completely separate from the main house. We're a well travelled business professional couple;happy to help you with suggestions for day trips in the area, or to Auckland's bright lights or Hamilton's cool café scene. Or you might want to visit east or west coast beaches, the nearby Ramsar- acclaimed Whangamarino wetlands, or take high tea at NZ's only tea plantation.
This is a 'chill and relax' place. It's all your own - you are completely separate from the main house. We're a well travelled business professional couple;happy to help you with…
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Long term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy