Rock Retreat Bed and Breakfast Eco Retreat

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Overview of Rock Retreat Bed and Breakfast Eco Retreat

Entire home

Rock Retreat Bed and Breakfast Eco Retreat

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
Waitomo Caves, Waikato

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWaitomo Glowworm Caves11 min drive
  • Popular LocationCaveworld11 min drive
  • Popular LocationAranui Cave15 min drive

Space details

1 bathroom, sleeps 4
Common area
    1 queen bed
    2 single beds
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Rock Retreat Bed and Breakfast Eco Retreat

Adults-only cottage with water park and free breakfast
Rock Retreat is a perfect place to get away from it all.It is ideal and popular with families,honeymoon couples,artists,musicians and writers.Great for reconnecting with yourself and your loved ones to enjoy well needed conversations that we often don't make time for in our busy lives. Curl up with a book by the log fire in winter or in the hammock on the balcony in summer.

Experience the peace and tranquility whilst absorbing stunning mountain and limestone views of the central North Island and our wild west coast hill country.

We have the best of both worlds. Peace and tranquility, yet only a short drive to Waitomo Caves village and Marokopa beach. We are minutes from the action, Caving, Black Water Rafting, Abseiling, Climbing, Bouldering, Surfing, Fishing, Walking, Bike riding, Kayaking & Ziplining.

We pride ourselves on being an eco friendly,self sufficient accommodation. Walk the Rock Retreat Rocks walk 30 minutes or The Misty mountain walk 1hr15mins right from Rock Retreat or have a free guided walk of our stunning Stubbs QE11 ,800 acre native bush covenant if you book 3 nights or more.Bookings required in advance.

Rock Retreat B&B is an eco friendly self sufficient cottage accommodation,completely separate to main house.Our source of power driven by solar and wind.

We accommodate 4pax comfortably,one oversized Queen bed in main room and two singles in loft above.Bathroom includes a bath,shower,toilet and washing machine.

Continental breakfast provided in cottage.Barbecue available for guests own use.

There is no WiFi access,but there are free WiFi options at The General store and The Huhu cafe in Waitomo village.

We are more than happy to book any Waitomo activities during your stay.It is a good idea to buy a 027 sim card for your cellphone when you arrive in New Zealand.

Book a Swedish/Relaxation Massage with Tanzanite Beauty therapy in the privacy of your own cottage,and relax.

Even though we have a lot of bookings for four adults,Rock Retreat is better suited to families of four,two adults,two children.Please be aware of this before booking.

Guest access:
Relax on your own private covered deck and watch the Tui and Bellbirds enjoy the flax.Look out for Kereru(wood pigeon) and N.Z Falcon.Spot our mountains on a clear day you will see Mount Hauturu,Pirongia,Kakepuku,Te Aroha,Maungatautari,Pureora,and Tongariro National park.

Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, separate dining areas and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit.
Recreational amenities at the cottage include a water park.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Biddy Stubbs
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Massages

Parking and transport

  • Car required


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Electric kettle
  • Coffee grinder
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Free breakfast available


  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Wood stove


  • Books
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Water Park
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 4
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property
Rock Retreat Eco Retreat
Rock Retreat Bed Breakfast Eco Retreat
Rock Retreat Bed and Breakfast Eco Retreat Cottage
Rock Retreat Bed and Breakfast Eco Retreat Waitomo Caves
Rock Retreat Bed and Breakfast Eco Retreat Cottage Waitomo Caves

About this area

Waitomo Caves

Located in Waitomo Caves, this cottage is in a rural area and by the sea. Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Woodlyn Park reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Caveworld and Kiwi House Native Bird Park. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves - 11 min drive
  • Caveworld - 11 min drive
  • Woodlyn Park - 13 min drive
  • Aranui Cave - 15 min drive
  • Mangapohue Natural Bridge - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Hamilton (HLZ-Hamilton Intl.) - 60 min drive


  • Cafe Kai & Bar - 11 min drive
  • The General Store - 11 min drive
  • The Tomo - 11 min drive
  • Huhu cafe - 11 min drive
  • Morepork Pizzeria & Cafe - 11 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



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5/5 Excellent

Beautiful cottage in the bush setting
Fabulous cottage in a bush setting with stunning views. Lovey hosts. A wonderful and relaxing experience. A ‘must do’.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Magical little spot
Very cute little cottage at the top of a beautiful hill with sweeping views. An excellent walk. Good facilities. It got a little toasty in the upstairs beds because the fireplace was very effective, but we thoroughly enjoyed our one night stay and would definitely recommend it - especially if you’re doing the caves

5/5 Excellent

Rock Retreat
We absolutely loved our stay at the cottage, we woke up to a different view every morning and enjoyed what the area has to offer. Biddy was very lovely and accommodating. We will definitely come back and stay again :-)

5/5 Excellent

cozy cottage with vast views and great hosts
most enjoyable and great little walk on the doorstep

5/5 Excellent

Resplendent Rock Retreat
The Rock Retreat was a Roady Stop Off and I am so glad we did it ... the perfect spot for some alone time ... well catered and simply magical ... excellent hike through to Misty and Lonely Mountains ... Thoroughly recommend <3
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2021