I love this place. This is where my spirit breathes.

AC, Hamilton, NZ

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A wonderful place to return to sanity.

LH & MW, Gisborne, NZ

Paradise has an address!

JW & HW, Whitianga, NZ

In two long lives, this was our best week together.

A & B, Ireland

“We loved it so much we had to stay another night”

Awesome retreat, we loved it so much we had to stay another night.

MY & SY, Te Kauwhata, NZ

5.0
2018-03-07T16:11:31+00:00

MY & SY, Te Kauwhata, NZ

We loved it so much!

“Everything about this place is amazing, such a beautiful location!“

Lots of space and privacy surrounded by lush forest. House is equipped with everything you need. What an amazing part of the world.
Peter
St Kilda West, Australia
July 2018
5.0
2018-07-12T15:19:23+00:00
Peter
St Kilda West, Australia
July 2018
Lots of space and privacy surrounded by lush forest. House is equipped with everything you need. What an amazing part of the world.

“If you want peace, privacy and space then come to Koru Retreat!“

We had a blissful stay during winter months, kept snuggly warm by the heat pump and loved the beautiful bed linen. When the weather was dreadful, we watched movies or read on the couch, or sat in the hot tub. On fine days, we explored what Coromandel had to offer, with a myriad of options to choose from. We loved being out of town but close enough for brunch out – though most days we cooked with provisions we got in town, just 7 mins away. Thoughtful touches like fruit, muesli bars, milk and eggs made our stay feel even more generous.
Christy, Auckland
June 2018
5.0
2018-07-12T15:18:06+00:00
Christy, Auckland
June 2018
We had a blissful stay during winter months, kept snuggly warm by the heat pump and loved the beautiful bed linen.

“We loved Koru Riverside Retreat”

The native birds and bush is truly delightful, even on a drizzly day. The retreat is beautifully appointed in Koru motif, perfect for a relaxing retreat or romantic weekend. We’d love to go back.

DS, New Plymouth, NZ

5.0
2018-03-02T11:59:36+00:00

DS, New Plymouth, NZ

The native birds and bush is truly delightful, even on a drizzly day.

“This place is a total gem!”

It is in a secluded area tucked away in the bush. The house number was large and clearly marked on the side of the road making it very easy to find. The lockbox with key was right next to the front door, making check in a breeze! Inside the home, it was very clean and immaculate. It was beautifully decorated with gorgeous pieces of artwork. The fireplace warmed the house up quickly. We didn’t use the spa as it was rainy and stormy but I can only imagine how much relaxing it would be next to the river. I loved how the bedroom was upstairs- it felt like I was sleeping in a treehouse! Falling asleep to the rain was lovely. Because of its location, it is very quiet and peaceful. The only negative part of the stay was that we only stayed for one night! We will definitely be coming back to stay for a longer time... this place is a real gem in Coromandel Town and is very special. Highly recommend.
5.0
2018-06-29T16:57:17+00:00
The only negative part of the stay was that we only stayed for one night!

“This place is a hidden gem in the woods.“

This place is a hidden gem in the woods, which is completely private and luxurious. We enjoyed our stay even though we only stayed for one night. Jenefer was very kind to provide detailed information about the property and the town. She was also easy to reach. Last but not the least, nothing was better than a good breakfast with plenty of fresh fruits and good coffee!
Chloe, Auckland
September 2018
5.0
2018-10-30T14:46:48+00:00
Chloe, Auckland
September 2018
I can't recommend it highly enough, to anyone looking for either a private and relaxing retreat or a perfect base to explore the Coromandel Peninsula

“A wonderful place to spend our honeymoon”

A wonderful place to spend our honeymoon. Many thanks.

NB & SB, Tauranga, NZ

5.0
2018-03-07T16:12:49+00:00

NB & SB, Tauranga, NZ

A wonderful place to spend our honeymoon.

“What an idyllic spot to dream.“

What an idyllic spot to dream, recount stories, and get to know better new friends. Thank you so much.
LB, Santa Cruz, California, USA
5.0
2018-10-30T14:57:30+00:00
LB, Santa Cruz, California, USA
I can't recommend it highly enough, to anyone looking for either a private and relaxing retreat or a perfect base to explore the Coromandel Peninsula

“Such an awesome retreat!“

Such an awesome retreat, from a relaxing breakfast on the deck to the spa at night.
ST & RT, Hamilton, NZ
5.0
2018-10-30T15:02:44+00:00
ST & RT, Hamilton, NZ
I can't recommend it highly enough, to anyone looking for either a private and relaxing retreat or a perfect base to explore the Coromandel Peninsula

“Magic! Beautiful bush setting.“

GB & SB, Coromandel, NZ
5.0
2018-10-30T15:01:39+00:00
GB & SB, Coromandel, NZ
I can't recommend it highly enough, to anyone looking for either a private and relaxing retreat or a perfect base to explore the Coromandel Peninsula

“Stunning place!”

It really can’t get any better than this. Even better then the photos portray. The property is completely private and with your own swimming hole right outside the Cottage in the river below. We will definitely try and stay again before we fly home. Thanks for having us!

Robyn, United Kingdom, February 2018

5.0
2018-03-02T11:30:33+00:00

Robyn, United Kingdom, February 2018

Even better then the photos portray.

“I was so sad to leave.“

I can't describe how amazing this place is. Such an amazing location & an amazing host. I was so sad to leave.
Eleanor, Victoria, Australia
January 2019
5.0
2019-01-08T11:00:56+00:00
Eleanor, Victoria, Australia
January 2019
Such an amazing location & an amazing host.

“A wonderful place to return to sanity”

A wonderful place to return to sanity. Thanks for sharing Koru Riverside Retreat.

LH & MW, Gisborne, NZ

5.0
2017-03-07T16:18:43+00:00

LH & MW, Gisborne, NZ

Thanks for sharing Koru Riverside Retreat.

“Perfect for the winter, very cozy with the log burner and spa pool”

The retreat was amazing and perfect for the winter, very cozy with the log burner and spa pool. The bush setting right by the stream made for a wonderful setting.

Josh – Auckland, NZ

5.0
2018-03-07T16:31:45+00:00

Josh – Auckland, NZ

The bush setting right by the stream made for a wonderful setting.

“Paradise has an address!“

Paradise has an address! Thank you for a beautiful experience here at Koru Riverside Retreat. A celebration of love, whanau, new beginnings – magical place.
JW & HW, Whitianga, NZ
5.0
2018-10-30T15:00:37+00:00
JW & HW, Whitianga, NZ
I can't recommend it highly enough, to anyone looking for either a private and relaxing retreat or a perfect base to explore the Coromandel Peninsula

“Cutest and most relaxing Airbnb I’ve ever stayed in!“

Jenefer’s place was amazing! So many amenities! Cutest and most relaxing Airbnb I’ve ever stayed in!
Lindsey from New York, USA
September 2018
5.0
2018-10-30T14:42:22+00:00
Lindsey from New York, USA
September 2018
I can't recommend it highly enough, to anyone looking for either a private and relaxing retreat or a perfect base to explore the Coromandel Peninsula

“The native birds and bush is truly delightful”

We loved Koru Riverside Retreat. The native birds and bush is truly delightful, even on a drizzly day. The retreat is beautifully appointed in Koru motif, perfect for a relaxing retreat or romantic weekend. We'd love to go back.

DS, New Plymouth, NZ

5.0
2018-03-07T16:22:53+00:00

DS, New Plymouth, NZ

We'd love to go back

“Tino Ataahua, Tino tau.“

Tino Ataahua, Tino tau. Ka ronga ki te awa me te ngahere – whai ora.

(Beautiful, peaceful, healing. I can hear the river and bush.)

Arohanui.
RP & JP, Taupo, NZ
5.0
2018-10-30T14:54:34+00:00
RP & JP, Taupo, NZ
I can't recommend it highly enough, to anyone looking for either a private and relaxing retreat or a perfect base to explore the Coromandel Peninsula

“This is where my spirit breathes”

I love this place. This is where my spirit breathes.

AC, Hamilton, NZ

5.0
2018-03-07T16:25:02+00:00

AC, Hamilton, NZ

I love this place.

“It was the surprise of a lifetime to be greeted by serenity!”

It was the surprise of a lifetime to be greeted by serenity! What a wonderful house, garden and heavenly bed!

JH & XH, NSW, Australia

5.0
2017-03-07T16:15:03+00:00

JH & XH, NSW, Australia

What a wonderful house, garden and heavenly bed!

“The perfect place to stop over in between our travels”

We had a great time. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us! This was the perfect place to stop over in between our travels. Would love to come back again!

Yuri, Tanya & Dennis, Russia, December 2017

5.0
2018-03-07T15:54:13+00:00

Yuri, Tanya & Dennis, Russia, December 2017

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us! This was the perfect place to stop over in between our travels.

“The property was spectacular.“

The property was spectacular. Had a wonderful time. Very secluded and private. Facilities are excellent. Would fully recommend.
Martyn – Auckland, NZ
5.0
2018-10-30T14:53:02+00:00
Martyn – Auckland, NZ
I can't recommend it highly enough, to anyone looking for either a private and relaxing retreat or a perfect base to explore the Coromandel Peninsula

“Bliss from all the chaos of city living“

We have enjoyed this glorious place. Bliss from all the chaos of city living, Thank you for sharing your retreat.
B, M, M & AJ, Wellington, NZ
5.0
2018-10-30T15:03:42+00:00
B, M, M & AJ, Wellington, NZ
I can't recommend it highly enough, to anyone looking for either a private and relaxing retreat or a perfect base to explore the Coromandel Peninsula

“Don’t want to go home”

Had a great stay. Fantastic spot! Don't want to go home.

F, K, G & T, NSW, Australia

5.0
2017-03-07T16:20:06+00:00

F, K, G & T, NSW, Australia

Had a great stay. Fantastic spot!

“Peaceful, tranquil and absolutely beautiful.“

What a beautiful setting; peaceful, tranquil and absolutely beautiful. The swimming hole was refreshing, the spa pool a warming contrast. We will definitely be coming back.
JB, Auckland, NZ
5.0
2018-10-30T14:56:36+00:00
JB, Auckland, NZ
I can't recommend it highly enough, to anyone looking for either a private and relaxing retreat or a perfect base to explore the Coromandel Peninsula

“What an idyllic spot”

What an idyllic spot to dream, recount stories, and get to know better new friends. Thank you so much.

LB, Santa Cruz, California, USA

5.0
2018-03-02T12:03:38+00:00

LB, Santa Cruz, California, USA

What an idyllic spot to dream, recount stories, and get to know better new friends.

“The most beautiful place we have ever stayed at“

Koru Riverside Retreat is the most beautiful place we have ever stayed at. Breathtaking views, private swimming hole, spa, the sound of birds – a piece of paradise. 5 min drive to Coromandel town with excellent shops for food shopping and good restaurants. The retreat itself is decorated and equipped to an excellent standard with truly nothing to wish for. Communications, payments and help regarding our stay were excellent. We would truly recommend this little gem to any future guests. Thank you very much.
Sophie & Chris UK
5.0
2018-10-30T15:04:46+00:00
Sophie & Chris UK
I can't recommend it highly enough, to anyone looking for either a private and relaxing retreat or a perfect base to explore the Coromandel Peninsula

“This accomodation was everything we thought and more!” 

Such a cool spot with an amazing native bush backdrop and an epic spa on the side of the stream! The host was amazing! Very efficient with communications and offered some great suggestions to make the stay such a success! We would highly recommend this spot and stay a couple of nights to get the full experience!

Douglas – Hamilton, New Zealand

5.0
2018-06-26T15:32:33+00:00

Douglas – Hamilton, New Zealand

Such a cool spot with an amazing native bush backdrop and an epic spa on the side of the stream!

“What an amazing place, everything about it is simply perfect!“

The photos don't do it justice! I can't recommend it highly enough, to anyone looking for either a private and relaxing retreat or a perfect base to explore the Coromandel Peninsula. We'll be back again and will definitely stay longer next time!
Nicolas, North Island, New Zealand
June 2018
5.0
2018-07-12T15:22:44+00:00
Nicolas, North Island, New Zealand
June 2018
I can't recommend it highly enough, to anyone looking for either a private and relaxing retreat or a perfect base to explore the Coromandel Peninsula

“A true Kiwi holiday”

A true Kiwi holiday! And the kids had a ball playing in the river.

 

Carl and Paige, Katikati, NZ, January 2018

5.0
2018-03-07T15:55:59+00:00

Carl and Paige, Katikati, NZ, January 2018

A true Kiwi holiday and the kids had a ball playing in the river.

“Gorgeous retreat set in the heart of God’s splendorous garden”

Part of a larger group seeking retreat from the world… We were blessed to be partakers of your gorgeous retreat set in the heart of God's splendorous garden. Warm wishes and a big thank you!
What a wonderful house, garden and heavenly bed!

RS & WS, Hamilton, NZ

5.0
2017-03-07T16:17:01+00:00

RS & WS, Hamilton, NZ

What a wonderful house, garden and heavenly bed!

“Koru Retreat is the best”

On our four week NZ journey we have stayed in many very nice cottages, but Koru Retreat is the best. The combination of the House, River, SPA, Garden, and Privacy makes it our number one. We are already looking forward to coming back.

Dieter & Hilde, Gyoer Hungary

5.0
2018-03-29T12:01:17+00:00

Dieter & Hilde, Gyoer Hungary

We are already looking forward to coming back.

“The place is amazing!”

The place is amazing! It’s all about serenity and relaxation!
Arina, Sydney, Australia
December 2018
5.0
2018-12-26T11:03:25+00:00
Arina, Sydney, Australia
December 2018
It’s all about serenity and relaxation!

“Can’t recommend enough“

Wow! This was such a great place. Firstly, the house is beautiful. Set alongside the river it is peaceful and quiet with a cosy feel to it. The spa was lovely at night and the river was beautiful. The kitchen was completely equipped for all of our cooking needs. Lots of little touches throughout the house (little Easter eggs for Easter, plenty of towels, robes) made us feel really welcome. Secondly, communication with Jenefer was fantastic. Easy check in, lots of great recommendations for the town and attractions to see. We stayed here as a couple and with friends and their baby. My partner and I stayed in the bunk beds and they used the king bed and it was such a large room plenty of space for their portacot. We had no problems with the close proximity of our quarters (the bunk bedroom is attached to the main bedroom and so is bathroom) while travelling with our friends. This is definitely one of the best places I’ve ever stayed and can’t recommend enough.

Anna Shackleton – Australia

5.0
2018-06-29T16:52:40+00:00

Anna Shackleton – Australia

Wow! This was such a great place. Firstly, the house is beautiful. Set alongside the river it is peaceful and quiet with a cosy feel to it. The spa was lovely at night and the river was beautiful.

“This cottage was a dream come true”

We feel so blessed to have found it. The river, the jacuzzi and the hammock were just a few of the many special perks to the place. The property was very private and beautiful. The kitchen was well equipped for all our cooking needs. A perfect space for anyone who appreciates nature and serenity. We highly recommend this place and its hosts.

Tina, Ontario, Canada. February 2018

5.0
2018-03-02T11:54:18+00:00

Tina, Ontario, Canada. February 2018

A perfect space for anyone who appreciates nature and serenity.

“Everything we were looking for on our honeymoon”

Koru Riverside Retreat was everything that we were looking for on our honeymoon. The spa was fantastic, great furniture, really comfortable, quiet and close proximity to everything (but still far away and private enough so you feel like you are away from town when you want your own space). You can tell the owners put a lot of love into the property and it made our stay really special.
John and Katie, Auckland
5.0
2018-03-07T15:51:38+00:00
John and Katie, Auckland
The spa was fantastic, great furniture, really comfortable, quiet and close proximity to everything (but still far away and private enough so you feel like you are away from town when you want your own space)

“Just beautiful.“

Just beautiful – a lovely setting – great facilities.
RP & JP, Taupo, NZ
5.0
2018-10-30T14:59:29+00:00
RP & JP, Taupo, NZ
I can't recommend it highly enough, to anyone looking for either a private and relaxing retreat or a perfect base to explore the Coromandel Peninsula

“Very quiet and PERFECT for a getaway weekend”

If you are wanting a secluded get away, tranquil, location.. this is the place... Very quiet and PERFECT for a getaway weekend.

Leenah F., NZ

5.0
2018-03-07T16:27:35+00:00

Leenah F., NZ

If you are wanting a secluded get away, tranquil, location.. this is the place...

“Koru Retreat was an absolute dream.“

Koru Retreat was an absolute dream. A beautiful place to relax & unwind surrounded by all that nature has to offer; water, bush land & the sound of birds. Would highly recommend & hope to come back in the future.
Sarah
New Zealand
September 2018
5.0
2018-10-30T14:44:58+00:00
Sarah
New Zealand
September 2018
I can't recommend it highly enough, to anyone looking for either a private and relaxing retreat or a perfect base to explore the Coromandel Peninsula

“Jen is a golden host! Communication was super easy and clear.”

Gosh, where to start, where to start.. As much as I’d want to keep this place a secret and keep it all to myself, I’ll do my best to describe this little slice of paradise (Although words will never fully do it justice). First, Jen is a golden host! Communication was super easy and clear, she was always very responsive and available should we have any questions. Best Airbnb host I’ve dealt with so far. Now, driving from Welly into Coromandel, we had no trouble finding the place, directions were very clear. And as we drove up to the cottage, I couldn’t believe my eyes! The cottage is a natural wonder, a little slice of paradise (literally) tucked away in the most amazing bush setting with your own gorgeous little river and swimming hole. If you are a nature lover, this place will take your breath away.. And I’m not just saying that. I walked around barefoot on what I called my own little jungle paths in this amazing setting and it brought me back to my roots, to what I cherished most as a kid but also as an adult now. I was overwhelmed by the beauty that surrounded me. And after I drooled all over the outside of the property, I entered the cottage and was everything but disappointed. It had everything we needed and more. It’s simply perfect, cozy and calm. I felt like I was wrapped in mother nature’s arms. Everything from the way this house has been built to the way it’s been furnished to the Maori touch all around the property, it’s all totally spot on! If you pay close attention, you’ll see some of that natural decor outside as well. Lounging on the deck or in the spa, enjoying the surrounding wildlife and waking up in the most comfortable bed ever to sound of the birds.. I mean, what more could you possibly ask for?!! Our stay was just priceless. Although the place is 100% private and tucked away in paradise, it is conveniently located pretty much just a 5 mins drive to Coromandel Town which is ever so lovely! Walk along the main road and you’ll find good food, some of the cutest shops ever known to mankind and some of the sweetest local people you’ll meet. It’s laid back which was a perfect fit with the kind of person I am. It truly was a match made in heaven. All that Coromandel has to offer is within a reasonable drive time from the cottage, everything went beyond and exceeded our expectations I can’t even begin to fully explain it. I fell in love, head over heels. This place is a true gem and it deserves major respect in every way. The only problem with it really is that it isn’t my own 😉 I want to melt in these surroundings forever! Jen, once again and from the bottom of my heart, thank you, thank you, thank you. You know I will be back!

Mel, Wellington, November 2018

5.0
2018-11-08T11:05:40+00:00

Mel, Wellington, November 2018

The cottage is a natural wonder, a little slice of paradise (literally) tucked away in the most amazing bush setting with your own gorgeous little river and swimming hole. I felt like I was wrapped in mother nature’s arms.

“Best week together”

In two long lives, this was our best week together. The second of many visits to come – wonderful place.

A & B, Ireland

5.0
2018-03-02T12:01:19+00:00

A & B, Ireland

...this was our best week together!

“Brilliant set up, beautiful location and completely private.“

Brilliant set up, beautiful location and completely private. Perfect for a relaxing break. We had a fantastic time and really loved the place.
Ben, Auckland
June 2018
5.0
2018-07-12T15:20:35+00:00
Ben, Auckland
June 2018
Brilliant set up, beautiful location and completely private. Perfect for a relaxing break. We had a fantastic time and really loved the place.

“Stunning, relaxing… “

Stunning, relaxing… can’t speak highly enough of this space.
Ryan & Linda – Tauranga, NZ
5.0
2018-10-30T14:51:19+00:00
Ryan & Linda – Tauranga, NZ
I can't recommend it highly enough, to anyone looking for either a private and relaxing retreat or a perfect base to explore the Coromandel Peninsula

“The spa overlooking the river/stream is perfect!”

Lovely retreat, and the staff dealing with the booking and payment were friendly and helpful as well. Beautiful secluded spot, and the spa overlooking the river/stream is perfect! Would definitely go back again.

Fergis & Rachael – Honeymooners

5.0
2018-03-07T16:30:45+00:00

Fergis & Rachael – Honeymooners

Lovely retreat, and the staff dealing with the booking and payment were friendly and helpful as well.

“Great communication from host“

“A truly unique and tranquil place surrounded by rainforest with superb river swimming. Great communication from host.“

Mary S., Australia, January 2018

5.0
2018-03-07T16:02:21+00:00

Mary S., Australia, January 2018

A truly unique and tranquil place surrounded by rainforest.
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If you are wanting a secluded get away, tranquil, location... this is the place

Leenah F., NZ