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New Zealand's Premier Vacation Rental - Poets Corner Lodge

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Stunning Ocean Views. Breath taking! Southern Coromandel

Sleeps 8 in divine luxury- 4 private bedrooms

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 largest 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 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

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

'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.

"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 tranquility; offers guests such a magical place to stay."

Now, reviews from Bill Moyes ownership period that appeared as reviews on VRBO:

All were 5 star ratings:

Al said...

Feb 24, 2014

An outstanding and beautiful Property and Beautiful area

28 Poets Corner Road, Waihi, Bay of Plenty, 3681, New Zealand

Date of Stay

Feb 10, 2014

Helpful votes: 3/0

My partner and I booked 2 nights at Poet's Corner in February 2014 and upon our arrival changed our itinerary and added 2 additional nights. The house is amazing with a fireplace, gourmet kitchen and a great large hot tub. What also was great was the outside terrace with tons of comfortable seating and a huge wood table and Gas BBQ. The bathrooms were plush with large showers and even towel warmers. Nicki was so helpful - We really wanted to get out on the water, and she suggested a great spot to do so - that was a real highlight while there. Although we spent of the day's exploring, we used most evenings relaxing with a cocktail on the terrace and using the BBQ to do great dinner's. The owner suggested us to go to a restaurant which we did as well - The Bistro at Falls retreat - just excellent for lunch or dinner -awesome food and drinks. We would definitely rent this property again.

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 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!

N said...

Dec 8, 2014

We will be back!

28 Poets Corner Road, Waihi, Bay of Plenty, 3681, New Zealand

Date of Stay

Nov 27, 2014

Helpful votes: 0/0

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.

Deryn B. said...

Mar 7, 2015

Amazing getaway

28 Poets Corner Road, Waihi, Bay of Plenty, 3681, New Zealand

Date of Stay

Feb 23, 2015

Helpful votes: 0/0

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.

Richard C. said...

Apr 16, 2015

Wonderful retreat!

28 Poets Corner Road, Waihi, Bay of Plenty, 3681, New Zealand

Date of Stay

Mar 29, 2015

Helpful votes: 0/0

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.

Dan said...

Jan 11, 2016

A Great Stay

28 Poets Corner Road, Waihi, Bay of Plenty, 3681, New Zealand

Date of Stay

Dec 29, 2015

Helpful votes: 0/0

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!

Amazing view fantastic property

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Set up as 4 bedrooms. 1 has 2 singles in one room the rest all kings. All with ensuites. Has internal courtyard and lounge/dining/kitchen and courtyard and looks right out to sea. Sits in hills between Waihi and Waihi Beach. We were a group of 4 couples. Suited us totally. Loved the property.. Fantastic

Date of arrival

April 8, 2017

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Member since: 2017
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About Niki

Both my husband and I have extensive experience in the hospitality and service industry.

I worked for more than 14 years as Cabin Crew for Air New Zealand and previous to that 2 years on the French canals as a hostess on Luxury Chartered Barges. Earlier in my career I succesfully competed a London School of Cordon Bleu Cookery (NZ) Certificate and am an avid foodie. Roger and I now run our own business.

Roger founded Hallmark Limousines in 1986 and has owned and operated the business for the past 31 years.

Under his stewardship Hallmark has grown to be the largest privately owned Chauffeur Drive business in New Zealand. We have been looking for that next step. When this opportunity arose it was something we had been considering for a long while.

I was born and brought up in the Bay of Plenty region and know Waihi and its environs very well.

Roger was born, bought up and educated in England before emigrating to NZ in the late 70's.

We can both honestly say New Zealand is a truly magnificent country and its people are so very friendly.

Ths is a dream come true and we look forward to sharing our little bit of paradise with you.

Niki purchased this villa in 2017

Why Niki chose Waihi Township

Why Poets Corner

Just look at the photos and you will understand!

Poets Corner, is situated in the coastal hills of Waihi. Waihi is an amazing little eclectic town steeped with history and charm. It is also the gateway to the Coromandel, The Bay of Plenty and less than two hours from Auckland.

The Waikato is on our doorstep also.

Our Lodge has breath taking views and is simply a fabulous getaway!

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 in Waihi Township in Hauraki District

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • 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 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • 4 private bedrooms - 3 with king beds and one with two single beds. Each room has its own bathroom. All rooms are tastefully appointed.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Please discuss with us any services you may require. We are long term owners of a chauffeur drive touring company and are well versed in providing a great New Zealand experience. Please discuss with us if you woud like Airport Transfers Sight Seeing Touring Special interest activities or services (we will offer advise and connect you with the right people.) Private Dining Catering Local dining Farmers markets Massages and spa treatments Yoga Attractions locally and in the surrounding areas. Our local i sites (information centers) host teams with a wealth of knowledge and up to date informaton on our regions. .


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New Zealand's Premier Vacation Rental - Poets Corner Lodge
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Beautiful in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. Niki was amazing and very helpful. There were 7 adults with us and we all felt like we had our space, not crowded at all.

Anything we needed they were on it. The property and the view is amazing, just like the pictures. It is obvious that these two have been in the service industry for years, they had everything covered. The pantry had more than any other rental we have stayed in.

I left my phone and Niki had it to me the next day!

It was very peaceful and quiet. Truly hope to come back some day!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £188.22
Damage Deposit £376.45

ALL RATES INCLUDE TAXES and exclusive use of the Lodge. One-time cleaning fee is $250., tax included.

PLEASE NOTE that during the Christmas/ New Year period it is a 7-night minimum stay.

MANAGERS CANCELLATION POLICY: Policy is available by contacting manager when booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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