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Rock Retreat Bed and Breakfast

Afternoon sun looking towards Coromandel peninsula.Mount Kakepuku in foreground.
29 reviews
Afternoon sun looking towards Coromandel peninsula.Mount Kakepuku in foreground.
Sunrise over Tongariro National Park.
Interior of Rock Retreat.Queen bed with loft above.
Nestled in amongst native bush.
Undercover living area on deck with bbq.Perfect spot to listen to the birds  with a glass of wine.
Misty mountains below Mt Hauturu.
Nikau palm grove with Rock Retreat.
Afternoon sun looking towards Mt Kakepuku and Maungatautari.
Sunsetting over the Hauturu hills.
Limestone rock outcrops.Just a few of many that can be explored at Rock Retreat.
Rustic charm.
Southern Skies
Early morning wake up.Sunrise over Tongariro National Park.
Beautiful walking tracks right at your doorstep.
Queen bed in main area.
Two single beds in open loft above main area.
Fall asleep with a cosy wood fire on a cold winters night.
Hot Summer days at Rock Retreat.
Rocky sunsets.
Ensuite with bath,shower and washing machine.
Entrance to Rock Retreat.
Typical views from Rock Retreat.
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Private Room , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Waitomo Caves, Waikato Region, North Island
Experience the peace and tranquility of Rock Retreat B&B whilst absorbing stunning mountain and limestone views of the central North Island and our wild west coast hill country.

We pride ourselves on being an eco friendly,self sufficient accommodation.Our source of power is run by solar and wind.

Take a moment and relax on your own private deck and watch Tui and Bellbird enjoy our native flax.Look out for Kereru(wood pigeon) and New Zealand Falcon.

Spot our volcanic mountains.On a clear day you will see Mt Pirongia,Te Aroha,Kakepuku,Maungatautari,Pureora and Tongariro national park(Ruapehu,Ngaruhoe and Tongariro).

A continental breakfast is provided in the cottage.

Your hosts Biddy Stubbs and Rich Kersel,daughters Hazel and Fern.
About the Owner, Biddy S
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Mar 2014
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 29 reviews and 1 property
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in November 2017

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...

Management response:

Thanks for choosing Rock Retreat as part of your Waitomo experience.It was a pleasure hosting you.


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Tauranga, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
295 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

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!

Management response:

So glad you enjoyed yourselves Isabell.We would love to host you again and show you more hidden gems around this area.


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Carly M
Cairns, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

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...

Management response:

Thanks Carly.It is always a pleasure hosting people like yourselves who really appreciate the tranquil setting of Rock Retreat.We would love to see you in the future.


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Playground
  • Porch
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Staffed Property
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • Trampoline
  • Washer
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    2 Twins
    1 Full
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How to get there
Drive 9kms from Waitomo Caves village on Te Anga Rd.Turn right onto Hauturu Rd.Follow the Rock Retreat signs.We are 1km up Hauturu Rd,first house on left.
Don't use a gps as it will send you on a wild goose chase to the other end of Hauturu Rd,which beyond us gets very narrow and windy on an unsealed road.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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