Lovely View of Peaceful Mountains and Trees with a View of a Paddock Gate

Kamahi Cottage Guest Reviews

“An absolute gem!”

5 of 5 stars

"Staying here was the highlight of the North Island for us. Liz is such a warm and gracious host, and waking up on that beautiful farm (we arrived late at night, which Liz was very accommodating about, so we didn't know what our surroundings were until we woke up the next day) was like waking up in a Disney movie. The beautiful views are spectacular! The property is beyond lovely, and at one point their cat was chasing butterflies through the didn't even feel real.

The home-cooked breakfast was mouth-wateringly delicious, and Liz had some wonderful recommendations for activities that day before we went to the Waitomo Glowworm caves, and also made dinner reservations for us that night. The cottage is quaint and very comfortable. They have wifi at the main house, not in the cottage, so you do either have to go outside and take a few steps into the garden, or they are very welcoming about coming into their home to use the wifi if you want to sit in their lovely living room with more spectacular views. :p

Our trip couldn't have been better, thanks to Liz and the wonderful Kamahi cottage. We will be recommending this place to everyone for years to come!"

Stayed April 2015, travelled with family
5 of 5 star Rooms
5 of 5 star Cleanliness
5 of 5 star Service

reviewed by:
Squirrel_Patrol - Tripadvisor
Atlanta, Georgia


“Shouldn't Miss!”

5 of 5 stars

"After a stressful day of driving on the left hand side of the road for the first time, words cannot express how wonderful it was to drive up to the cottage and realize that we were in the midst of a soothing garden with a most gracious host in Liz. The view was spectacular, the variety and color of the plants was intriguing, and the many birds calls added to the sense that we had arrived in paradise. Our bed was situated allowing us to look at the stars in a clear night sky. Liz’s famous breakfasts exceeded their reputation, as did her advice and knowledge of all things Kiwi. We would be remiss not to recommend Kamahi Cottage to friends and relatives travelling to NZ."

Stayed January 2015, travelled with family
5 of 5 stars Value
5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
5 of 5 stars Service

reviewed by:
WG15110 - Tripadvisor
Tucson, Arizona


“What a gem!”

5 of 5 stars

"We stayed two nights at Kamahi Cottage- we were coming from a big hotel in Sydney so it was great to have our own little house in the country- the cottage is comfortable, pretty,well equipped and cozy- surrounded by beautiful gardens and a lovely lemon tree right outside our door. Our host Liz provided dinner our first night, since would be driving and arriving after eight- we had an absolutely delicious home cooked gourmet dinner- tomato soup, polenta, local NZ lamb which was great, nice veggies and chocolate cake. Breakfasts were outstanding as well, and the surrounding trails are spectacular for hikes. Liz and her husband were terrific about suggesting places to visit and things to do, and it was so nice to come back to our cozy cabin. Liz made reservations for us at a great restaurant,and suggested we visit a local sheep farm called Hairy Feet where some of the Hobbit movie was filmed- both the restaurant and the farm were highlights of our trip that we would not have known about ourselves. Can't recommend Kamahi highly enough, and hope to get back there in a few years."

Stayed March 2015, travelled as a couple
5 of 5 stars Location
5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Service

reviewed by:
Delbert_12 - Tripadvisor
New York City, New York

Tripadvisor reviews

Kamahi Cottage has won a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Award in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014!

We're so grateful to those wonderful guests who wrote such kind reviews about their stay.

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  • We will be recommending this place to everyone for years to come! — Tripadvisor.

  • Elisabeth's pastries are as sweet as her welcome. — Tripadvisor.

  • Can't recommend Kamahi highly enough, and hope to get back there in a few years. — Tripadvisor.

  • I would hope to be able to stay at Kamahi Cottage on any return to the North Island. — Tripadvisor.

  • The hosts are warm, professional and friendly. Highly recommended! — Tripadvisor.

  • For city dwellers like me, Kamahi Cottage was absolute paradise. — Tripadvisor.