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Spectacular water views of Lake Karapiro. Outdoor bath tubs. BBQ area.

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Overview of Spectacular water views of Lake Karapiro. Outdoor bath tubs. BBQ area.

Entire home

Spectacular water views of Lake Karapiro. Outdoor bath tubs. BBQ area.


5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Hot tub
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Maungatautari, Waikato

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLake Karapiro7 min walk
  • Popular LocationHobbiton Movie Set19 min drive
  • AirportHamilton (HLZ-Hamilton Intl.)25 min drive
  • Popular LocationSanctuary Mountain Maungatautari28 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
Common area
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

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

Spectacular water views of Lake Karapiro. Outdoor bath tubs. BBQ area.

Lakefront Holiday home with patio and fireplace
AJ's Cowshed is a retired Cowshed which overlooks Lake Karapiro.

The Cowshed has been converted into a stunning one bedroom fully self contained holiday home. Has a second queen bed in the living area. (Sorry don’t cater for children).

Breakfast items available to enjoy at your leisure. Tea and coffee supplied. Has a BBQ area with pot belly fire. Two outdoor bath tubs over looking the spectacular water views of Lake Karapiro. Excellent for laying back stargazing in bubbles with a glass of bubbles.

The perfect place for a private quiet romantic getaway.

Has spectacular views over Lake Karapiro. Lake is only a two minute walk away at the HoraHora domain. The domain has a boat ramp for ski boats, fishing boats, jet skis etc.. Also has a swimming/picnic area. Bike trails nearby. Located 15mins south of Cambridge.Two minutes off SH1. Check out Facebook and Airbnb reviews.

Close to:
Mystery Creek
Mardi Cup Rowing - Karapiro Sports Centre
Takapoto Estate
Maungatautari Mountain
Hobbit on - Matamata

Ample parking for the boat or jet ski.

2262 Maungatautari Road
Air-conditioned accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and a hairdryer. Rooms open to patios. Microwaves and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include a shower.
Recreational amenities at the holiday home include a spa tub.

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

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Hot tub


  • Internet access

Food and drink

  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Picnic area


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 4
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 1:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 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 first aid kit
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

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property
Spectacular water views of Lake Karapiro. Outdoor bath tubs.

About this area


Located in Maungatautari, this holiday home is in a rural area and on a lake. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Karapiro and Te Koutu Lake, while Founders Park and Firth Tower Museum are cultural highlights. Hobbiton Movie Set and Monavale Blueberries are also worth visiting. Take the opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Lake Karapiro - 7 min walk
  • Te Waihou Walkway - 17 min drive
  • Hobbiton Movie Set - 19 min drive
  • Putaruru Golf Club - 20 min drive
  • Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari - 28 min drive


  • Cafe - 8 min drive
  • Alley Cats Cafe - 10 min drive
  • Twisted Cafe - 10 min drive
  • Ronnies Cafe and Bakery - 10 min drive
  • The Honey Shop Cafe - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Hamilton (HLZ-Hamilton Intl.) - 25 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 12 out of 12 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Wow... Just wow!!!
Amazing stay. Everything you can ask for and more. So many little detailed things making this stay by far the best we ever had.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Lovely treats around each coner
Novel stay - with treats - great outdoor view and lovely outdoor baths. Breakfast was full with amazing options 10 out of 10

5/5 Excellent

Had the most amazing, relaxing night away! The views and outdoor bath tubs are to die for! Thank you so much Joanne for letting us check out late, you really have gone above and beyond 😍

5/5 Excellent

So relaxing!
The views, the outdoor bath tubs, what a fabulous experience. A really lovely place to stay and Joanne had thought of everything - so well appointed. Thanks Joanne for sending the charger! ABSOLUTELY RECOMMENDED.

5/5 Excellent

Amazing stay, amazing views
It was an incredibly pleasant surprise and we are certainly going to do it again