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New Zealand's Premier Vacation Rental - Poets Corner Lodge

Bedrooms 4
Space sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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About the property

Sleeps 8 in divine luxury- 4 private bedrooms, each with its own full bath

Poets Corner Lodge is located on the Southern Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand's North Island. National Geographic Magazine has named the North Island - especially the Coromandel Peninsula area - one of the Worlds 50 Greatest Destinations; in their Places of a Lifetime publication. If you are coming to enjoy the marvels of the North Island, this is the way to do it! Poets Corner Lodge is within a 1.5 hour drive (or less) of five of the North Islands most amazing places to experience, so you'll only have to unpack once! If you send us an Inquiry by clicking on "Send e-mail" (over to the right side of the website - under the "Instant Book" button) we would be happy to send you free the latest edition of "Five Perfect Days in the North Island, Starting Each Day from Poets Corner Lodge" that will show you a bit of what's in store for you and your family.

New Zealand's capital city, Auckland, is just one direct flight from either Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, BC, or- in case you're spending some time in Hawaii - Honolulu! From the US mainland, just board your flight in the evening, be served a nice dinner and wine, watch a movie or two and then take a good'll be woken for breakfast and arrive in Auckland in the early morning, able to start your discovery of all this magnificent place has to offer. Poets Corner Lodge is a 1hour, 42 Minute drive on good highway from Auckland airport.

The Lodge is all about one thing: making it perfect for our guests to spend real quality time with their friends and family in unparalleled comfort and beauty while in the paradise that is New Zealand.

The Lodge sits high on a verdant hill overlooking the South Pacific with a stunning 180 degree green and blue view. What a panorama while you relax in your private spa or look out from the big cushy wicker lounge chairs! The Lodge sleeps up to 8 in luxurious comfort, from fine cotton bed linens to a welcoming bottle of vintage wine upon your arrival.

The nearby bush and coastal walkways where you can discover pristine rivers, waterfalls, native birds or the famous Karangahake Gorge are the perfect way to see the many of the true treasures of the Coromandel. And then there is the 9 km. stretch of fine white sand that is Waihi Beach a short drive away!

There are four bedrooms in the lodge; Each room features:

Comfortable beds with pillow-tops and fine cotton sheets ( 3 with King beds and one with two Twin beds)

Free High-Speed Internet Wi-Fi

Ensuite with shower for each room

Hairdryer, slippers, robes and toiletries are provided.

The large, fully equipped kitchen is perfect for entertaining, with microwave, gas stove, electric oven, large fridge, toaster, and all the necessities.

The Lodge Features

A Private Spa pool exclusively for your use

High-speed WiFi Internet access,

Beautiful outdoor furniture

Laundry w drying cupboard

Good Off-street parking

DVD player and DVD library

Premium Gas BBQ Grill

Books & Magazines

If you have questions or would like to reserve the property, PLEASE SEND US AN E-MAIL or call directly at 1(US)-719-661-9696.

Here is what some guests who have stayed at Poets Corner Lodge have said about their experience:

"Poets Corner Lodge is a stunning contemporary styled lodge situated high above Waihi Beach in a beautiful hill top setting. The Lodge is entered through lovely wooden doors into an internal courtyard – with two luxury bedrooms on each side - leading to a impressive open plan living room and kitchen area. The huge living room with its vast sliding glass doors looks out over the well tended gardens to the most stunning sea views and the coast beyond. The bedrooms are spacious, comfortable and decorated to a very high standard. Each bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom, with towels, bathrobes and slippers. The whole lodge exudes an atmosphere of calm and tranquillity; offers guests such a magical place to stay."

'My husband and I stayed here at the beginning of a month long trip round New Zealand and Poets Corner set a standard here that was not bettered elsewhere - excellent though the other lodges were. Comfortable and luxurious accommodation. Definitely our favourite place to stay."

"Poets Corner is a modern, private, comfortable, beautiful property. You enter into a quaint, well manicured courtyard with 4 doors entering the guest bedrooms on either side. Through the courtyard you enter wall to wall, ceiling to floor sliding glass doors. The living area is large, modern, comfortable and extends through the dining and kitchen area. This results in 1 single huge open area giving a wonderful feeling of openness. The back wall (across from the courtyard entrance wall) is also wall to wall and ceiling to floor glass doors. The view is spectacular. Since the property is set on top of a hill, there are no obstructions and you can see beautiful ocean, hills and off to the right, waves crashing onto the beach. Truly spectacular! We would LOVE to visit Poets Corner again SOON!!!"

More Details

Property Manager
Bill Moyes
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
27 February, 2017

About Bill Moyes

My wife and I came down here for vacation in February 2013 and fell in love with Poets Corner Lodge. It is truly one of the most beautiful spots on the face of the earth. An inspiring sanctuary for enjoying the perfect getaway with family and friends for a holiday you will long remember.

Bill Moyes purchased this villa in 2013

Why Bill Moyes chose Western Bay Of Plenty District

Well, just look at the photos and you will understand!

What makes this villa unique

One of the great things about New Zealand is that winter in the Northern Hemisphere is SUMMER in New Zealand, so if you want to get away from the cold in December, January, February, or March, you find Poets Corner is warm and comfortable (never hot, like many parts of Australia during the summer). Average high temps during the summer months are 75F/23-24 C. And getting here is easy- direct overnight flights Houston, LA, San Francisco or Vancouver, BC to Auckland, and from Auckland, the Lodge is an 1 hour and 42 minute drive on good highway.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Waihi, New Zealand

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 4 in all- one with each bedroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • 4 Private bedrooms- 3 with King beds and one with two twins. Each bedroom has its own ensuite bath with shower
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

New Zealand's Premier Vacation Rental - Poets Corner Lodge
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Great accommodations for the many day trips we took. Clean and convenient with a great view.

  • 5 of 5

Well kept with a. Beautiful view.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at poets corner & would recommend it to anyone. The facilities are great & the spectacular view can not be explained until you are actually there! I would definitely go there again!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Our entire family (2 adults, 1 teen, 1 preteen) loved Poet's Corner. It is a perfect setup, and the views are spectacular. Louise was great to talk with and gave us a lot of good information. We loved our time and would go back in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing getaway

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful, luxurious place that accommodated our group of eight. We had to force ourselves to leave this place to visit the many great sights near by.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

We came here with our UK family for a long weekend. Great place, great location, well equipped, cosy but modern. We loved the peace and serenity that this place has to offer and with close distance to Waihi and Waihi beach restaurants and sights, you really feel treated.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family of 6

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a 3 week Family trip to New Zealand and Australia. During our trip we stayed 3 nights at Poets Corner. The home is very beautiful and was the most updated/luxurious accommodations of our entire trip. 4 separate bathrooms allowed us all our privacy and made it very easy for our entire family to get showered and ready quickly so we had more time to explore the Beautiful area. My kids enjoyed nearby Waihi Beach and the quaint, historic town of Waihi. Spectacular views of the ocean from the back patio. Conservation land behind the house adds tranquility and privacy (although we found it unusual that New Zealand does not let you hike/trek thru conservation lands...completely preserved only to be enjoyed from afar).

We really appreciated the wonderful laundry facilities and it was great to have WIFI access (which can be difficult to find in New Zealand). We would definitely stay here again in the future! Thanks for sharing your beautiful house with our family!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Dan! Good news is there are wonderful maintained trails all around us- there's a great one from Waihi Beach (trail head at the north end of that beach) to Orokawa Beach and another trail starts up at the height of the Lodge and goes down to Homunga Beach (which is north of Orokawa.
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Auckland (International)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Highway 2
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Waihi Beach Restaurants (The Porch, Flat White,etc
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Waihi Beach
Car: recommended

Coromandel Activities and Walks

Karangahake Gorge Walk

There is such a lot of mining history in the gorge and a variety of walks The famous Windows Walk which takes you through old mines shafts Walking up one side of the river, across the swing bridge and down the other side learning about the mining histroy as you go. It is on State Highway 2 but cross a bridge and you are in another world. Lunch at Ohinemuri Winery after your walk.

Homunga - Waihi Beach Walk

This track can be tough in places, but rewarding for those who enjoy a bit more of a challenge.10km walk which takes you over farm land, along the rocky coast, past Orokawa Bay and on through bush to Waihi Beach. Spectacular in summer with the Pohutakawa trees in flower.

Orokawa Walkway

This relatively short walk takes you from the northern end of Waihi Beach to beautiful, secluded Orokawa Bay past spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Waihi Beach.

Black Hill Walkway

A short walk along the banks of the Ohinemuri River to Black Hill. Extensive views of Waihi, from the sea to the Karangahake Gorge. Recently opened rim walk around the open cast mine. . or there are many bush walks in the Kaimi Ranges.where you can visit the old Kauri dam sites or visit the kauri trees

Visit Tuhua (Mayor) Island

Helicopter ride out to Tuhua from Tuaranga, where your Maori guide will take you on a guided tour of the island and tell you about the history. Learn about the bush and bird life The island is a sanctuary and Kiwis have been released there This is a unique expereince with limited numbers of visitors each year.

Visit The Glow Worms

Take a guided kayak tour to Lake McLaren glow worms at dusk. Paddle into the evening and discover this wonderous unique and magical part of NZ There are glow worms in the canyon, in abundance. End the day with a BBQ

Martha Mine

An open cast mine in the middle of Waihi town. Actively being mined for gold and silver. Visit the Cornish Pump House, recently moved to sit at the top of the main street Take a 2 hour mine tour with a guide who will tell you all about mining in Waihi today. Visit the info centre where there is a display telling you about mining in the past.

The Waihi Museum

Is a nationally acknowledged treasure house of the mining, metallurgy and sociology of the region,

The Goldfields Railway

Starts from the historic station on Wrigley Street, running daily to the historic Waikino Station.

Waihi Beach

9 kilometres of white sand. It is a safe beach running south to Athenree. The north headland has a coastal walking track to Orokawa Bay, while the other, Bowentown – is the site of a fortified Maori pa.


Visit the hot natural mineral pools open daily 9am-7.30pm. (See Accommodation Section – Athenree Hot Springs & Holiday Park).

Victoria Battery

Site of the largest quartz-crushing plant in Australasia. See the underground ore kilns and tunnels.

Golf Courses

We have 6 within one hours drive from here, ranging from country courses to international standard


For children of all ages, there is Hobbiton, home of 'The Shire' in JRR Tolkien's wonderful novels. Movie set tours in this bucolic setting are available year-round. It's a bit of a drive (about 1.5 hours), but guests who have been there tell us it's worth it, even for parents!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Waihi, New Zealand

Rental Basis:
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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning (1 time charge) A$458
Wire In (outside USA) A$21

ALL RATES INCLUDE TAXES and exclusive use of the Lodge. One-time cleaning fee is $350., tax included.
PLEASE NOTE that during the Christmas period, these is a 7-night minimum stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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