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Olive & Merlot cottages have been designed as just the sort of fairytale cottage one would want to happen upon if travelling to Waiheke Island on holiday. We have often done that while travelling ourselves, and it seems more difficult to find than it should be! When the opportunity came up to create some accommodation on the Mudbrick property, we decided to create a fantasy, fairytale cottage – full of character and old world charm, with rustic touches and romance. We had a lot of fun creating a little get-away nestled on the hillside awaiting visits from people from all parts of the world.
When we are going on a holiday, we trawl websites looking for a character property that is going to give us “that” feeling that we are so hoping for – preferably a stones throw from the nearest village – We don’t want to be in the middle of nowhere, we like to wander or take a short taxi ride.
Jackie is our property manager, and we know first hand that she’s just the sort of person that you want to meet, a local Waihekean, as we call ourselves, who will make your stay just that much more personal. She arrives with flowers for the cottage and ensures it looks immaculate, ready for your arrival.
Our location is perfect for privacy, and is delightfully rural, yet 2mins drive from Waiheke’s main village, Oneroa. The great part about it is that if you don’t want to go anywhere, you don’t have to: breakfast is included, you can wander along the path to two different styled restaurants, casual and rustic, or upmarket and refined.
We hope that after looking at the photo gallery you get the feeling that your stay at the fairytale cottages will be amazing. That was really the whole point of creating them, and it’s our latest extension of what we do here at Mudbrick: we create romantic, idyllic fantasy escapes and then provide something for you to do at them – eat, drink, relax, chat, gather loved ones, and now our latest addition… wander down a winding pathway, hop into your private spa pool, then spend the night in a location that rivals anywhere in the world! We are passionate – and unashamedly so! Enjoy!
Love, Robyn and Nick
- 2 Bedrooms consisting of:
- Master bedroom – King Bed
- Cubby room – Single bed.
- 1 bathroom
- Kitchennette (dishwasher, fridge, toaster, jug and all cutlery and crockery supplied)
- Barbecue – Gas
- Washing machine and dryer
- Free Wi-fi
- Smart TV
- Easy access – quick easy walk to Mudbrick Vineyard & Resturant and our Archive Bar & Bistro, 2 min drive to Oneroa Village and Beach
- Mobile coverage
- Private Spa pool
- Toddler safe
- Full cooked breakfast included (yes, we left the best for last)
Landing onsite by Heletranz helicopter or arrive by exclusive seaplane
Guided Tours – Ecozip – Horse Trekking – Fishing Charters… and lots more
Please see calendar below for rates and availability for Olive and Merlot Cottages
No surcharge for one night stays
This price is all inclusive of premium Linen, towels, spa towels, wifi, Govt Tax, cleaning upon departure and last but certainly not least, breakfast!
The total accommodation charge is payable within 48 hours of booking.
Check in time is 2pm.
Check out time is 11am.
50% of the accommodation costs are non-refundable under any circumstances should the booking not proceed.
If cancellation is more than 60 days before check in date 50% of the accommodation cost will be refunded.
If the booking is cancelled within the 60-day period no refund will be given.
Please ensure that you take out travel insurance to protect yourself from sickness or other incidences which may prevent your travel from going ahead.
No refund is given for early departure.
Getting to the Property:
Take a taxi – Mudbrick is a 5 minute taxi ride from Matiatia ferry terminal
Bring your car – 20 minutes drive from Kennedy Point ferry terminal
Car hire is available at the Matiatia ferry terminal from Waiheke Rental Cars: www.waihekerentals.co.nz or telephone 09 372 8998.
Helicopter landing available www.heletranz.co.nz
“Thank you for such a beautiful stay at the Merlot Cottage. We enjoyed every last detail of the decor, warm fire and stunning views. The food and wines were exceptional and the staff was welcoming and friendly. Great family memories were created to last a lifetime.”
“What an extravagant and elegant treat – to come out to Mudbrick for an overnight stay. We found it felt like we had been there much longer – everything was so easy and comfortable, yet so beautiful and thoughtfully prepared or presented. From the fresh flowers in our cottage, to the exceptionally friendly staff, to the excellent wine tasting experience, to the stunning pottager and topiaried gardens. We loved the wee cottage – so well appointed, and totally private. And the food at the Bistro warrants its own special mention – sublime, stunning, superb.
We loved the beautiful elegant furnishings in the cottage, and the fact the fire was set, and more wood in the suitcase right next door. The champagne and chandeliers set the tone – we knew we were in for a special treat.
We can honestly say it was faultless. We loved the vision that inspired the concept – what a result.
Congratulations to all your staff, and thank you for a very special night.”
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