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Fantastic Base to Explore the Central North Island, Nz

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Master Bedroom with superking or twin bed and walk in wardrobe

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Last updated: 11/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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.

THE HOUSE
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.

THE FACILITIES
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.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25+...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Superking bed that can be split to 2 x single...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

            Superking bed that can be split to 2 x singles...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Entertainment

          • Books:

            library of novels and books of local interest...moreless

          • DVD Player

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Babysitter
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Horseback Riding
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

              • Mountain View:

                Situated on Maungakawa hill, with 180 degree views over the entire Waikato. Also overlooks several large areas of protected native bush and farmland, and is teeming with native birdlife in the garden...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Rafting
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Surfing
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Electric heaters in Living Room 1 and each bedroom....moreless

              • Internet:

                Free wifi...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                Luxury sheets with beautiful pillows and duvet covers. ...moreless

              • Living Room:

                2 living rooms - 1 with Dining and TV, 2nd is more formal with fireplace...moreless

              • Parking:

                Carport...moreless

              • Telephone:

                Local calls are free...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                All bath and spa towels provided...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Wood Stove:

                All firewood provided and fire will be laid ready for you (May - Oct) ...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                everything provided for 6 guests, including wine glasses, platters and serving dishes etc...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                Full dishwasher...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Modern kitchen with all cooking, baking utensils and appliances provided...moreless

              • Oven:

                Electric wall oven...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Continental breakfast and basic pantry supplies included...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                small freezer over fridge...moreless

              • Stove:

                Electric stove with Gas cooktop...moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                Deck around 2 sides of the house, with stunning views...moreless

              • Golf:

                local golf course welcomes casual players...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Garden is planted in native plants, but also some grass areas for kids / playing...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                BBQ provided on deck...moreless

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    8 person hot tub on the deck, with amazing views...moreless

                   

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                  2 night min stay
                  NZD320
                  NZD2,030

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                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  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.


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                  Last updated: 11/03/2014
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                  Location

                  16 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Hamilton
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Several in Cambridge
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Cambridge
                  5.5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  State Highway One, Cambridge
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Several in Cambridge
                  150 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Mount Ruapehu, Whakapapa skifield
                  45 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Raglan

                  Car: Necessary

                  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.

                   

                  Owner info

                  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


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                  Speaks: english

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                  • Master Bedroom with superking or twin bed and walk in wardrobe

                    Master Bedroom with superking or twin bed and walk in wardrobe

                  • Master ensuite with shower, vanity and toilet

                    Master ensuite with shower, vanity and toilet

                  • Bedroom 2 with superking or twin beds

                    Bedroom 2 with superking or twin beds

                  • Bedroom 3 with queen bed

                    Bedroom 3 with queen bed

                  • Modern kitchen with fridge, freezer, dishwasher, electric oven and gas stove top

                    Modern kitchen with fridge, freezer, dishwasher, electric oven and gas stove top

                  • Living room 1 / dining/ TV

                    Living room 1 / dining/ TV

                  • Living room 2 with fireplace (out of image)

                    Living room 2 with fireplace (out of image)

                  • House is set in garden of native plants

                    House is set in garden of native plants

                  • Native Tui are resident in the Top House garden

                    Native Tui are resident in the Top House garden

                  • The stunning view over native bush and farmland.

                    The stunning view over native bush and farmland.

                  • The stunning view over the Waikato region.  Imagine this view at night!

                    The stunning view over the Waikato region. Imagine this view at night!

                  • Attention to detail in everything at The Top House

                    Attention to detail in everything at The Top House

                  • Master ensuite looking through to master bedroom

                    Master ensuite looking through to master bedroom

                  • Master bedroom in relaxing natural tones

                    Master bedroom in relaxing natural tones

                  • Bedroom 2 ensuite with toilet, shower, vanity

                    Bedroom 2 ensuite with toilet, shower, vanity

                  • Bedroom 3 ensuite with toilet, shower, vanity

                    Bedroom 3 ensuite with toilet, shower, vanity

                  • Local wines available

                    Local wines available

                  • Relaxing, natural decor

                    Relaxing, natural decor

                  • View from the 8 person hot tub on the deck

                    View from the 8 person hot tub on the deck

                  • Native wood pigeon in the Kowhai tree in the garden

                    Native wood pigeon in the Kowhai tree in the garden

                  • Stunning views over farmland, native bush reserves and the entire Waikato Basin

                    Stunning views over farmland, native bush reserves and the entire Waikato Basin

                  • Enjoy outdoor living and dining on the deck.

                    Enjoy outdoor living and dining on the deck.

                  • Everything you need is provided, including all linen.

                    Everything you need is provided, including all linen.

                  • Well equipped kitchen.

                    Well equipped kitchen.

                  VRBO #455769

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Friday, December 12, 2014

                  NZD320 per night (NZD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated: 11/03/2014
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