Fantastic Base to Explore the Central North Island, Nz
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- Minimum stay:2-31 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Cambridge house description
LUXURY AND NATURE COMBINED
Let The Top House be your 'home away from home' while you are in the Waikato. This private, peaceful holiday retreat combines luxury and nature. Situated in the hills 9km from the town of Cambridge, The Top House overlooks 100's of acres of native bush reserve, including the Maungakawa Scenic Reserve. You will love the native bird life in the garden and the view over rolling Waikato farmland is simply hypnotic. The Top House is part of a working farm and you are welcome to visit and experience Waikato farm life during your stay.
IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE AND THE MIDDLE OF EVERYWHERE
The Top House is private and secluded but only a few minutes drive to Cambridge. Because it is so central you will be perfectly situated to enjoy the many and varied experiences the Waikato has to offer. You are not far from anywhere! You can drive to Hobbiton, Tirau or Hamilton in 30 minutes, and Rotorua in an hour. We have put together some suggestions for activities and day trips to make your stay enjoyable and memorable.
FULLY FURNISHED, SELF-CONTAINED
The Top House can accommodate up to 6 guests in three double bedrooms, each with their own ensuite. Rooms can be configured for couples or singles making The Top House an ideal stay for family groups, friends or small meetings, retreats or weddings.
You will feel relaxed and comfortable from the moment you step in the door at The Top House. You are greeted by a decor in a tasteful palate of natural, calm colours that complement the surrounding environment. Pause for a moment to take in the sweeping view over the countryside below before dropping your bags, kicking off your shoes and unwinding in one of the two spacious living areas or on the expansive deck.
There are two living areas, one with a cozy log burner fireplace, a modern well equipped kitchen and three double bedrooms, each with their own private bathroom. There are hairdryers and robes in each bathroom plus complimentary natural eco-friendly body products. We provide continental breakfast supplies and can provide food hampers, picnic hampers and a chef for catering. Relax on the deck in the 8 person spa pool, drink in 180 degree view and watch the ever-changing light of the Waikato.
- 1600 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Wood Stove:
- Linens Provided:
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Lawn / Garden:
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Eco Tourism
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Outlet Shopping
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- The Top House, Cambridge is perfectly located as central base for exploring all the Waikato has to offer. Right on the front doorstep is a working drystock farm for you to tour or picnic on, including 70ha of native bush reserve. native birds visit the garden each day. Close by, there are many local walking tracks through bush and farmland. A little further afield you can drive within 30 mins to Lake Karapiro (the home of NZ Rowing and many other events), Hobbiton, The quaint village of Tirau, or the city of Hamilton. Rotorua is 1 hours drive away and makes an easy day trip. In addition, you are within 1 hour of either the east coast or west coast beaches....moreless
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Topped it all off!Guest comment entered by owner
Topped it all off!
A bunch of us stayed here for a long weekend and loved it. Being city dwellers who work and live each day in close proximity to others, we all appreciated the vastness of the location, loved the freedom and privacy on offer and the splendorous vista. It was so refreshing to trade pavements and highways for nature and stay put for a few days in a very comfortable and stylish abode that is unique and stands out from other rentals on offer. We all agreed this experience was excellent value for our money and we’re all keen to re-book for the next city escape.
- Guest Karen
- Date of stay 05/11/13
- Review Submitted 11/04/13
Five Stars!Guest comment entered by owner
John & Christine were extremely helpful, friendly and warm and looked after our accommodations superbly. They were such a pleasure to work with. This house is in a beautiful, peaceful setting and is above standard in every way. The little details make a big difference! It is also an extremely spacious place to enjoy some down time in. Watching the Southern hemisphere stars from the spa at night was an amazing feature. Five stars!
- Guest Amanda
- Date of stay 03/20/13
- Review Submitted 11/03/13
Lovely, peaceful holidayGuest comment entered by owner
Lovely, peaceful holiday
We thoroughly enjoyed our Easter break at the Top House. The setting is beautiful and house was lovely - well equipped and spacious with all mod cons. It was great to have all the essentials there (we especially enjoyed the homemade plum jam!). Highlight of the holiday was the fantastic spa overlooking native trees. It's very close to Cambridge but feels like you're well out in the country. Thanks for the holiday!.
- Guest Miranda
- Date of stay 03/29/13
- Review Submitted 11/03/13
What a view!!!
What a view!!!
Our vacation was extremely relaxing and the property was awesome. Cannot say enough how accommodating the owner was with regards to the planning arrangements. The spa was great and the house was very clean and well appointed. We would recommend this property and VRBO to all families looking for a very memorable vacation. Good value and reasonable rates! Thanks for accommodating such a wonderful experience! Aloha!
- Guest Andrew W. (-)
- Date of stay 03/01/13
- Review Submitted 03/04/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Owner response: We are so glad you had a great stay at the Top House and in New Zealand. Thanks for taking the time to post feedback! Christine
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Nov 4 - Apr 30, 2014
2 night min stay
May 1 - Oct 31, 2014
31 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Rate is for 2 people, each additional person (over 2 years in age) is NZ$40 per night
Min Stay is 2 nights during NZ Summer and 4 weeks in NZ winter
Rate includes continental breakfast and basic pantry supplies as well as hot tub, wifi, cable tv.
Rate includes full cleaning on departure and every 7 days for longer stays.
Children under 2 years stay free and portacot is available free of charge
Payment is due in full 7 days prior to arrival. We accept Visa and Mastercard as well as bank deposit.
- Taxes Included
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- Nearest Airport: Hamilton at 16 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: State Highway One, Cambridge at 5.5 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Raglan at 45 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Several in Cambridge at 5 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Mount Ruapehu, Whakapapa skifield at 150 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Cambridge at 6 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Several in Cambridge at 5 Miles
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: Hi. We are John and Christine Erkkila and we are proud to bring you the Top House Cambridge. So named because it is at the very top of our drystock farm. When the opportunity to purchase our neighbours' home came up last year, we couldn't resist buying it to have as visitor accommodation. This way we can share the restoration work we are doing on the farm, and to the 280 acres of native bush there. We have a long way to go, but have already completed huge projects to fence the native bush, to exclude grazing stock, created a wetland and pond as a flooding buffer, and planted over 12,000 new native trees.
Why the Owner Chose Cambridge:
We have set up the Top House specifically for visitors. Each bedroom has an ensuite, plus there is another powder room. The 2 living areas make sure everyone has their space, and the hot tub on the deck is just perfect for drinking in the view and ever changing light of the Waikato basin. Free wifi, fireplace etc etc - all the facilities you want are there, in a beautiful NZ setting.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
* close to everywhere in the Waikato so perfect as home base for a week or two * we have created suggested itineraries with all the local knowledge you need to get the best deals * native birds visit the garden every day, and you can walk on the farm or in the native bush at your leisure
- Primary: + +64275 549 099
Master Bedroom with superking or twin bed and walk in wardrobe
Master ensuite with shower, vanity and toilet
Bedroom 2 with superking or twin beds
Bedroom 3 with queen bed
Modern kitchen with fridge, freezer, dishwasher, electric oven and gas stove top
Living room 1 / dining/ TV
Living room 2 with fireplace (out of image)
House is set in garden of native plants
Native Tui are resident in the Top House garden
The stunning view over native bush and farmland.
The stunning view over the Waikato region. Imagine this view at night!
Attention to detail in everything at The Top House
Master ensuite looking through to master bedroom
Master bedroom in relaxing natural tones
Bedroom 2 ensuite with toilet, shower, vanity
Bedroom 3 ensuite with toilet, shower, vanity
Local wines available
Relaxing, natural decor
View from the 8 person hot tub on the deck
Native wood pigeon in the Kowhai tree in the garden
Stunning views over farmland, native bush reserves and the entire Waikato Basin
Enjoy outdoor living and dining on the deck.
Everything you need is provided, including all linen.
Well equipped kitchen.
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