Eco-Bed & Breakfast
Located in the Southern Coromandel Ranges
Welcome to Earthbridge, a private rural delight hidden in the scenic Maratoto Valley. The very heart of nature, a lovingly handcrafted, peaceful haven .We offer an inspirational artistic space, where just being is OK.Breathe in fresh country air, soak up the quiet & relax into our all natural retreat. Cosy wood fire in winter, or sun capturing conservatory all year round. Ease into wonderfully soft cotton sheets. Enjoy organic coffee & milk, leaf tea & local ingredients continental breakfast. 2 hours drive from Auckland airport.
OUR ECO COTTAGE
The 90 square meter cottage includes two rooms with queen beds separated by a cozy library. Hundertwasser inspired tiling in both bathrooms adds a vibrant air. Wood, earth and stone features create a feeling of being close to nature. Our eco cottage is off the grid a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Wood fires, underfloor heating and a sunny conservatory keep the cottage cozy at all times.
Organic milk and yogurt to compliment homemade muesli, and home preserved fruit. Fresh bread, homemade jams and honey , plus free range eggs round out a healthy delicious breakfast.
Parts of our extensive fruit tree filled organic gardens are available to explore. For those staying longer we are happy to host a tour.Our gardens are based on a permaculture design philosophy. We endeavor to have fresh fruits and vegetables all year round.
"a seed sown is a field harvested"
A ten minute walk gets you to the Maratoto river. As it gurgles its way down the valley it provides many private swimming holes for your enjoyment during the hot summer months.
For those staying longer we offer levels of guidance into the wilds.
Adjoining the cottage is a sun drenched sheltered conservatory. With large windows and clear roof, the sun stays in and the weather out. Wide elevated views of the subtropical rain forests of the North Island make this the perfect place to spend an afternoon.
Our cozy library has comfortable seating for two. With an extensive range of books for your reading enjoyment and views down the valley.
Wood fired, fits two snugly. Cast iron bath with a wooden floor to protect your posteriors. Warm your soul while gazing up at the milky way. Perfect end to the day.
Destress, join the slow cook movement.
Beautiful sunset view from earthbridge
View of the maratoto rock from Earthbridge
Maratoto river clear water, bush lined, tumbled stone
THINGS TO DO
Just off the Hauraki Rail Trail, rideable access for e-bikes and the fitter riders try #intothemaratoto to add a challenge.
Ride the 20 k return to find cafe coffee.
Summer brings river pools within walking distance. Warm flowing clear clean water warmed on river rocks. Many enjoy finding these hidden delights.
Outstanding Landscape Features
Maratoto Rock stands up above the valley -the basalt core of an old volcano, reminiscent of times old and flashes of LOTR.
Old gold mine relics and tunnels, mostly all covered by time and the lush New Zealand Forest. Our Valley offers an insite into that time.
Lush, botanically diverse.
Waterfalls, Giant Ferns, Palms and delicate orchids all feature in their way.
Bring your own gear base your team here.
I had the most unforgettable experience here at this solar/turbine/water powered place. The photos do not do it justice because the place is stunning. The house is situated quite high which gave us a wide view of the mountains, and their organic breakfast was so delicious. Best accommodation I’ve been to so far on airbnb and would most definitely come back again. 10/10