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Last updated: 07/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Waihi lodge description

Poets Corner 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 that are hand pressed for your stay to a welcoming bottle of vintage wine upon your arrival.

Positioned high above Orokawa Bay and Waihi Beach with inspirational views across the Coromandel, Poets Corner is an easy 1 hour 50 minute drive from Auckland on good roads with beautiful scenery that make the journey a pleasure.

The nearby bush and coastal walkways where you can discover pristine rivers, waterfalls, native birds or the famous Karanahake Gorge are the perfect way to see the many of the true treasures of the Coromandel. And then there's the 10 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 nature's '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:

King-size Bed
Free High-Speed Internet Wi-Fi
Ensuite with shower
Heated towel rails
Underfloor Heating
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

Spa pool
Internet access, SKY TV
Beautiful outdoor furniture
Laundry w drying cupboard
Offstreet parking
DVD player and DVD library
Premium Gas BBQ Grill
Books & Magazines

There are King beds in each room, but any of these can be arranged as 2 twins in each room if you request that when you book.

If you have questions or would like to reserve the property, PLEASE CALL US DIRECTLY AT 719-661-9696 (USA)

Since this is a new on this website, there are not captured 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.'

'Poet's Corner is a modern, private, comfortable, beautiful property. You enter into a quaint, well manicured couryard 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 openess. 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 Poet's Corner again SOON!!!'

Property Type

      • Lodge

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Catering Available
          • Dinner - Booking Possible


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 2 twin/ single


          • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 2 twin/ single


          • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 2 twin/ single


          • Bedroom 4: 1 king, 2 twin/ single


          • 4 Private bedrooms with King beds which can be configured into 2 twin beds if you prefer. Each bedroom has its own ensuite bath with shower...moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Complete kitchen with all cooking gear, plates and silverware--just like your own home....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Dining
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 8 people


          • Linens Provided:

            Hand pressed beautiful linens...moreless

          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board


          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • DVD Player
          • Video Library
          • Stereo
          • Books


          • Telephone

          Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities

              Location & View

              • Ocean View:

                Ocean view is 180 degrees (to the East of the property) - One of the most awesome views of the South Pacific you will ever see....moreless

              • Mountain View:

                The green hills of coastal North Island New Zealand (to the West of the property) look like the hills of Tuscany or Ireland....moreless

              • Beach View:

                You can see for many miles from the property- Waihi and other beaches look beautiful...moreless

              • Water View


              • Winery Tours
              • Cycling
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Golf
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Medical Services
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shopping
              • Whale Watching
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Eco Tourism
              • Bird Watching
              • Beachcombing
              • Museums
              • Cinemas
              • Restaurants
              • Hiking
              • Fishing


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              from 2 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              October Holiday
              Oct 25 - Oct 28, 2014
              3 night min stay
              Early December
              Dec 1 - Dec 19, 2014
              2 night min stay
              Dec 20 - Jan 10, 2015
              7 night min stay
              January post Christmas
              Jan 11 - Jan 31, 2015
              2 night min stay
              Feb 1 - Mar 31, 2015
              2 night min stay
              Easter Weekend
              Apr 17 - Apr 20, 2015
              3 night min stay
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Cleaning (1 time charge) $140
              • Taxes Included


              *CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS (Dec 20 to Jan 10) rent on a Sat-to-Sat basis normally, but shorter than 7 day rentals will be considered upon request to fill in around reservations already booked.

              * SPECIAL WEEKEND RATE in low season. $800.00 - arrive Friday afternoon, depart late Sunday.

              ALL RATES include accommodation for up to 8 people, exclusive use of the Lodge and Tax (GST). Cleaning fee is $140.

              Rent and cleaning fee payable in advance with Hospitality Agreement

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              Last updated: 07/21/2014
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              85 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Auckland (International)
              1 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              State Highway 2
              1 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Waihi Beach
              1 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Waihi Beach Restaurants (The Porch, Flat White,etc

              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!


              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 2013

              About: My wife and I came down here for vacation in February 2013 and fell in love with Poets Corner Lodge. It is truly one of the most beautiful spots on the face of the earth. Luckily, Marg and John Richie, who had built the lodge and run it as a boutique 'by-the-room' accommodation for many years, wanted to spend more time with their children and grandchildren, knew that we were in awe of the area, and asked if we'd like to purchase it. We now run it (as we do with our primary residence as a beautiful home for rent that sleeps 8 in luxury.

              Why Waihi:
              Well, just look at the photos and you will understand!

              The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
              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'll 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. SAnd getting here is easy- from Auckland, it is less than a 1 hour and 40-50 minute drive over good highway and road.

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              Date last modified - Thursday, June 26, 2014

              $475 - $975 per night (USD)

              4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

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              Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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