National Geographic Magazine just named New Zealands 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 see the marvels of the North Island, there is a wonderful way to do it! Poets Corner Lodge is located 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! Just click on the website link given at the bottom of this listing (just above the big PHOTOS section near the bottom) to get the whole story and the ability to download our free brochure: Five Perfect Days on New Zealands North Island.
New Zealand's capital city, Auckland, is just one direct flight from Los Angeles or San Francisco. Board your flight in the evening, be served a nice dinner and wine, watch a movie or two and then take a good nap...you'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 just a 1hour 42 Minute drive over good highway from Auckland airport.
The Lodge sits high on a verdant hill overlooking the South Pacific with a stunning 180 degree green and blue view. It sleeps 8 in luxurious comfort, from the 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!
Marg and John Richie, the original owners of Poets Corner, designed this lovely home to make the most of one of natures paradise spots. What a wonderful place for the family, a group of couples, or a business retreat.
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
Heated towel rails
Hairdryer, slippers, robes and toiletries are provided.
The large, fully equipped kitchen is perfect for entertaining, with microwave, gas hob, electric oven, large fridge, toaster, and all the necessities. And, if you like, fine 3-course dinners can be prepared for you and your guests right at the lodge by one the the top chefs in the area. Please requests this service if you would like it when you make your reservation of the Lodge.
The Lodge Features
Internet access, SKY TV
Beautiful outdoor furniture
Laundry w drying cupboard
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.
Since this is a new on this website, there are not a lot of reviews yet, but here is what others 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 where guests take breakfast and are encouraged to while away the evenings and share a glass of wine and converse with fellow guests. 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 4-6 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!!!