we provide quiet, private and comfortable rooms

A Private peaceful setting set back from the road yet only a short 800m walk to the town’s main street for shopping and a variety of different eateries. We have 2 e-bikes and 2 mountain bikes available for guests to hire. E-bikes $90 each/day, Mountain bikes $45 each/day. Hire includes Helmets and carry bag. All our rooms offer separate private access, with its own outdoor sitting area, tea and coffee making facilities, free Wi Fi and free off street parking.,

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About us

Your Hosts: Mark and Jen have done a variety of things over the years. 25 years Dairy farming, followed by hospitality, retail, sales management to building and painting. Currently Jen works as a care giver for the elderly living alone in their homes and Marks works from home. We have 2 children and 2 grandchildren. The kids are all grown up and doing their own thing. So now we have a family of pets which include Ziggy the faithful feline, four industrious brown chickens and last but not least, Johnny, our very friendly pet sheep who keeps the orchard mown

We are both easy going, fun loving kiwis. We both love fishing, motorcycle riding (on and off road), traveling and meeting new people.

Jen comes from a Dutch background and speaks Dutch Both mark and Jen are trained first aiders so in the event of any accident or illness we will be able to help and get any assistance you may require.

We all welcome you to our home and peaceful hideaway. We also offer e-bike and mountain bike hire, available to all guests based on availability, just ask or we can arrange prebookings e-bike hire, $90/day. Mountain bike hire $45/day. Helmets and carry bag included in the hire

All the pets are very people and children friendly...

We hope you have a safe and enjoyable stay with us and that you enjoy what our hideaway offers. Enjoy the peace and quiet, the gardens and the spa

Things to do


Waihi is famous for its gold, but in fact produces as much, if not more Silver. There are mine tours wich depart daily, bookings are recommended from the informaton centre at the top of the main street, under the old Martha mine pump house.

Around Waihi there is something for everyone. The goldfields railway, beautiful surf beaches for swimming and fishing, picturesque drives are lots of great cycling, walking and hiking tracks. From a gentle stroll to a major hike, there is something for everyone regardless of fitness.

Here are just a few of the notable tracks:

  • Karangahake Gorge, Cycle / Walkway
  • Karangahake Windows Walk
  • Martha Mine Pit Rim walkway
  • Black Hill Reserve
  • Gilmore Lake
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