Lovely little cottage with amazing views. Simple and rustic but charming and super comfy beds.
Biddy was extremely helpful.
A small suggestion is to add a toaster. We couldn’t get oven to work despite instructions so ended up using frying pan which ruins the pan and the fire alarm kept going off as the kitchen is tiny.
I would have given this 5 stars if it wasn’t for the fact that I found your beautiful dog chained up with a collar so tight and uncomfortable she could hardly breathe. Chain pulled tight as it was tangled up around a pillar.
We are dog people and where I come from only some of the very poor and ignorant would chain their family member up like that.
Your dog was clearly well cared for so why not keep her in the house or make a pen in a shaded spot.
Left me with a really bad taste in my mouth.
We had a really pleasant stay in this beautiful property. The cottage was lovingly built by the owners and it is really pretty and cosy, with a stunning view. The owners are helpful and yet respectful of our privacy.
We didn't miss the absence of TV or wifi a bit.
Our hosts Biddy and Rich have created a B&B with a twist. This little cottage (can hold 4 people), with old school fun and enjoyment. No TV and no internet. Wood fire to keep warm and very comfortable bed. You look out on a horizon of hills and valleys, vista’s galore. Breakfast supplies are provided. Close to waitomo and all the glow worms and caving.
Great location to enjoy tranquility.
We stayed here for 2 nights and loved every single bit of it! A cosy house with a nice flair! All the little lovely details to discover in the house, the great coffee and amazing hosts! We will be back on a sunny weekend and explore the area better!
Hey Biddy! Like typical twenty something's (very late twenties I might add) we didnt have a pen on us to write in the guest book. Rock Retreat is an absolute slice of heaven and I wish we had booked an extra night. It was so lovely to not have a tv and spend the night by the fire playing board games and laughing about our inability to guess NZ logos! We really want to find "Watties" on our adventures today! Thank you so much for the stunning view and the beautifully laid out cottage. We hope to come back someday with our son so he can enjoy it with us. Carly & Fred - the Far North Queensland Newlyweds x
A stunning setting with a comfy home..certainly recommend itWe only had a short stay (wish it had been longer) Waitimo caves just down the road agsin worth a visit.
If you are planning a trip to Waitomo or its surrounding area there is no better place than Rock Retreat to base yourself. The accommodation is a perfect mix of comfort and cuteness with the most amazing views. We absolutely loved our stay and the kids really enjoyed their lofty sleeping quarters. What really makes this stay fabulous though is the hosts - Biddy and Rich are friendly, helpful and respectful of your privacy. Our stay was truly absolutely awesome!!