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Kamahi Cottage
Ranked #1 of 4 Otorohanga B&B and Inns
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“Amazing Cottage!!!”
Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

We spend 2 nights at this beautiful cottage with the most amazing view you can imagine. The cottage itself is very modern with attention to detail that matter. You can cook your own food, go out or get Liz to create you a tasty NZ style dinner. The breakfast is very jummy and Served in the main house just next to the cottage. You could have it also in the cottage but don't miss the opportunity to have a nice chat with Liz. She knows the area around very well and can recommend you great activities or restaurants worth to visit. We had a great time at the cottage and would definitively go again. Thank you Liz for your hospitality

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, February 9, 2014
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay...it was pleasure to meet you.
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

From the moment of our arrival we knew that we had found a very special place. Elizabeth greeted us as she appeared from the beautiful gardens of her home that was adjacent to our little slice of heaven for the next two nights. The panoramic views provided a dramatic backdrop and could be admired from the porch of the cottage complete with hammock. Upon entering the cottage we were immediately impressed with the amenities that surrounded us. Slippers at the front door, gorgeous hardwood floors, complimentary stocked bar that included homemade schnapps, a well equipped kitchen area with a stocked refrig., all designed in a warm and beautifully decorated living area. Homemade treats were poised on the dining area table to welcome us and we indulged while reviewing the extensive area information provided for us in the cottage. Completing the first floor was a large bath area. Then on to the 2nd level only to find a truly romantic loft bedroom. It was one of those WOW moments.

Due to our arrival time we were not able to schedule dinner at the cottage the first night but did make plans for dinner the second night. We highly recommend this experience not only for the culinary pleasure but also for the enjoyment of fellowship with Elizabeth and Evan. We were blessed in getting to know them both; an incredibly warm, interesting and genuinely nice couple. Speaking of dinner, be sure to inquire about "Dinner at Rose's", a published novel by their daughter that is truly enjoyable reading.

Following a gourmet breakfast, Evan made time to take us on a tour of the farm. We're from Texas, but there are no farms like this at home. This experience was not only educational, with fantastic scenery, but many moments of humor filled the trip. Take advantage of this opportunity if given the chance. We had outlined several adventures while we were in this area of New Zealand but found staying at the farm, on the porch of our cottage, enjoying this very real experience was much better than anything we could have imagined or planned.

Our day was rounded out with a delicious roasted lamb dinner with well-paired New Zealand wine. Elizabeth is not only a wonderful hostess and conversationalist but an accomplished chef. The evening was truly enjoyable. Most special was the bagpipe serenade, by Evan, in the garden before we returned to our cottage for the evening.

Morning came too soon. Followed by another wonderful breakfast is was time to say "good-bye". Not an easy thing to do - what an incredible cottage, what extraordinary hosts, what a memorable time.

Karin and Loren

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, February 9, 2014
Your wonderful description is a real boost and we so enjoyed your company...
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Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

Nearby Waitomo Caves is the reason we were in the area. We chose Kamahi for the opportunity to stay on a farm with fresh air and space for the kids to run around after a busy week marinating in the adrenaline of Queenstown. However, the relaxation came more from the efforts of our hosts Liz and Evan, who were attentive to making our stay a pleasant one. The comfortable cottage and environs are kept with love and care, and the panoramic view over the lush fields to the distant hills is gorgeous from the hammocks on the deck. Liz is an exceptional cook, and seemed to effortlessly prepares range of delicious meals served to the cottage with perfect timing. We also had a very engaging and kid-friendly evening with our hosts in the big house. Finally, our hosts were spot-on with their recommendations for restaurants and attractions.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Elisabeth C, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, February 9, 2014
It was a real pleasure to host your family..the boys were a delight!
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Kamahi cottage is located in the countryside near the Waitomo caves. Our hosts, Liz and Evan, are lifelong Kiwis and the cottage is located on their large family farm. The comfortable cottage includes a sitting room (with a sofa bed), small kitchen with dining area and bathroom on the first floor; the bedroom is upstairs. The view out of the french doors is amazing: the porch is edged with lavender and, because the property sits high on a hill, the whole gently rolling farming region is spread out before you. It is so peaceful and the large flower garden is full of birds. Liz is an avid gardener and had fresh flowers on the table and by the bed. She provided a very nice dinner and breakfast, both delivered to our cottage during our stay. We were sorry that our stay was a short one.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Otorohanga Kiwi... a, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Thank you - I just wish we had had more time to share your gardening expertise.
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

We had a great time.
Lovely location, amazing and lovely hosts and a wonderful location. I wish I could live there forever! Great food too, we've really been spoiled.
You wake up with the sound of birds singing and turkeys gobbling. The bed is excellelent and the cottage is very cosy.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Otorohanga Kiwi... a, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us...
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Altadena, California
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

What an incredible spot this is! It's a private cottage on a beautiful ranch, with everything you could ask for! Comfortable bed in the upstairs loft, small kitchen, living room, bathroom and all kinds of extras, like socks for cold feet, books about NZ, homemade fruit cordials, etc. After our 5 hour drive (on the wrong side of the road) we were ready for some relaxation, and the cottage was ready for us, with fresh flowers & freshly baked cookies. We relaxed in the comfortable chairs & enjoyed the quiet & the beauty. We had arranged for our hostess/chef Liz to cater our first dinner and it was delicious! Roasted tomato soup & grilled New Zealand Salmon. Both mornings we went up to the main house for an amazing breakfast of yogurt, homemade muesli & bread, poached fruit, preserves, baked eggs and coffee. The second morning we even got to meet Liz's husband, her daughter & 2 adorable & personable grandchildren. This is truly a special place to stay, and if you can make it happen, do it!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Otorohanga Kiwi... a, Owner at Kamahi Cottage, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Thank you! It was a pleasure to have you stay. The menu does sound quite good on reflection!
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Brighton
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

We arrived here after a sleepless overnight flight from Perth, Australia. Liz was there to greet us and happy for us to check in early. What a wonderful, peaceful place to rest up. The cottage had everything we could possibly want, including home made cake!
We collapsed in an exhausted heap in the sun chairs in the garden and soon dozed off in the warm sunshine. The views are just fantastic and the surrounding area is definitely worth exploring. We had dinner in the Indian Restaurant in the nearest town in the evening. Very good.
Breakfast was delivered to our door in the morning, all freshly made and beautifully cooked.
I can't recommend this cottage highly enough. I wish we had booked to stay for longer. If I lived in NZ or Australia this would be my go to place for relaxing weekends away. Unfortunately its a long trek from the UK!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Kamahi Cottage
Address: 229 Barber Road, Rewarewa RD 5, Otorohanga 3975, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Otorohanga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Otorohanga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Kamahi Cottage 5*
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kamahi Cottage is a 5-Star country cottage, self-contained B&B and farm stay. It's just 30 minutes from the Waitomo glowworm caves, Black Water Rafting and "Lost World" adventures. The cottage is peaceful, private and romantic - set in a beautiful country garden with panoramic hilltop views. There is an upstairs queen bedroom, spacious downstairs bathroom, fully equipped kitchenette, plus stylish lounge and dining area. A comfortable queen sofa-sleeper is also available downstairs. (Max. 4 guests, children are very welcome). Rates include full gourmet breakfasts. Privately catered 2 & 3-course dinners are available by prior arrangement. ... more   less 

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