See what our guests have to say…

“LIVING THE DREAM! I am still reeling in the serenity of this very magical space. Everything you need and more. I HIGHLY recommend this stay. Chanel and Brent are very friendly hosts and have put in a lot of work into this special hut. We had more than enough power and the outdoor fire pit was such an awesome touch on the crisp cold night that we stayed. This stunning, compact hut has a simple yet practical layout with everything you need right at your fingertips. It was so cosy and warm on a cool winters evening. WE WILL BE BACK!!” Kylie

“Such a cool space and Chanel has filled it with everything you need for your stay – very thoughtful and practical items. Perfect place for a winter escape with the wood fire heating the whole space within minutes. Comforter on the bed was like lying on a cloud – very luxurious, as well as the duvets – 2 of them, to cater for all temperatures. Loved our stay, highly recommended.” Kirsten

“What a bargain!! We arrived late towing a horse float and Chanel was so helpful with communication regarding the location. The hut was perfect for our short get away with everything you need plus more, including marshmallows for your hot choco!! The bed was super comfy Perfect get away in the countryside for anyone who enjoys something a little different.” Morag

“Awesome spot. Very relaxing and peaceful. We enjoyed picking some fresh greens and herbs to go with our dinner from the vege patch. Highly recommended to anyone with an interest in small house design or anyone who just wants to enjoy the lovely quiet setting and cosy fireplace in this hut with every comfort you could need.” Amanda

“Chanel went above and beyond with helping us organise our stay. Her quick replies, understand and helpfulness was amazing, and we are hugely grateful. Kawakawa Hut is perfect, clean and quickly makes you feel right at home. Loved our short time there and were able to rest and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.” Sam

“We loved staying in the Hut. Such an amazing spot. You have thought of so much and love how well the kitchen is fitted out. We had a great BBQ, enjoyed sitting by the fire pit. This is absolutely why we use airbnb to find great spots like this! Thanks so much.” Angharad & Sam

“Lovely rustic getaway! We really enjoyed our stay and wished we could have stayed longer – especially to enjoy the fire pit. There were really good facilities (we assumed it would be very basic but wish we’d brought bacon and eggs for the morning) and the log burner is lovely! Very clean and tidy with thoughtful touches and the ben linen is divine! Would highly recommend!” Holly & Tom

“Special little place off the beaten track. Was just what I needed.” Kristy

“Lovely little hut with a cosy vibe and everything you need! Would definitely stay here again.” Courtney

“Really loved this spot. There were so many thoughtful touches and Chanel was very accommodating. Sparkling clean. The bed was very comfortable. It was the perfect tiny home and my only wish was that we could have stayed longer.” Josh

“Lovely spot hidden only 10 minute drive from the lake. Nice outside seating and BBQ in serene surroundings.” Richard

“This is a cosy hut to relax. Very nice design and all what you need to live. Everything was clean and comfortable. Peaceful place with a lovely vegetable garden and fireplace. 20 minutes with car to Taupo.” Sarah

“We loved staying at Kawakawa. It’s a basic hut but that’s what makes it so charming. The highlights were the outdoor BBQ area with seats that catch the afternoon sun, and the cosy fireplace inside. It’s a lovely quiet spot to getaway from the city lights. The cabin is off to the side of the host’s large farm property and feels very safe and secure. We enjoyed the solitude and saying hello to the cows every time we drove in and out. The area of Kinloch is very pretty and rural. The lake beach is around 15 minutes drive from the cabin with a good cafe/fish restaurant across the road.” Nick

“This is a lovely place to stay. Quite simple but very cozy and you won’t want for anything. Lovely hosts too!” Catherine

Kawakawa Hut is an amazing off grid destination. It is quiet and cosy with everything you need for a comfortable stay. This is a wonderful place in a beautiful location and Chanel made us feel incredibly welcome. We definitely had a great stay and will come back for sure.” Grant & Deidre