Enjoy the peace and harmony of country living

Located in Kaipaki, Cambridge, Waikato, New Zealand

Kia ora. Welcome. Make yourself at home...

Essene Country Lodge is nestled on 1.6 hectares of classic farming land surrounded by idyllic country views.

Enjoy alfresco dinners, soak in a hot spa under the stars, and experience New Zealand’s precious country landscape in style. Perfect for wedding parties, sports teams or family reunions. more. . .

10 minutes to Cambridge  /  45 minutes to Raglan  /  2 hours to Auckland

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  • Private and spacious
  • Classic country living
  • Beautiful vast views
  • Outdoor spa
  • Excellent for families
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Washing machine & dryer
  • Outdoor dining areas + BBQ
  • Bath and two showers
  • Heat pump/air conditioner
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Quality linen supplied
  • Reliable WIFI
  • Professional host
  • Grazing farm animals
  • Near popular destinations

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From $320 per night for 2 guests. Two night minimum stay. View our special offers
Extra guests are an additional $20 per night.  Prices are in New Zealand dollars.

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  • Quiet rural setting

    "Lots of space to relax, quiet rural setting with hot tub you can sit in for ages. Very peaceful." — James, March 2019
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  • Definitely back again!

    What a beautiful place! We spent our nights in the jacuzzi overlooking the farm & our days picking fresh fruit from the trees and vegetables garden. We will definitely be back again! — Liezl, January 2019
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  • Relaxing and Comfortable

    The property was very relaxing, comfortable and well maintained. Being away from the road meant no road noise. Plenty of room for a family to spread out. It's a 5 minute walk to a cafe. I would have no hesitation
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  • Ideal for families

    This is a lovely place to stay. Quiet and well back from the road and with very good amenities. We found it ideal for an extended family group. — Waynby, May 2016
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  • So peaceful and clean

    "Our stay was amazing. Family agrees we would rent again. So peaceful, clean and fresh. Arhhhh yup got my vote." — Saudia, March 2015
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  • Perfect get away!

    "Perfect property for a weekend get away. Very tidy and neat and comes with everything you need." — Burt, April 2016
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  • Amazing spa pool and beautiful views

    “I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The setting is peaceful, the house spacious and very comfortable and the highlight is of course the amazing spa pool and beautiful view. The owner is friendly and helpful!”  — Kelly, March 2015
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  • Kitchen fully equipped

    "Beautiful property. Stunning brand new home. Had everything we needed for our six-month-old. Spa was lovely. Kitchen fully equipped. 15-20 minutes to Cambridge and Countdown. Very clean and tidy. I would definitely recommend." — Erin, January 2016
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  • Hot tub was a treat!

    "We found the house the perfect spot - close to our son's rowing regatta in Karapiro and close enough for us to spend the day in Raglan with friends. Well set up for our group of two couples and one child - with separate bedrooms for all and ensuite bathroom for the couple without children. Hot tub was a treat! Thank you." — Jan, February 2015
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  • Highly recommended

    “I like this property and would be very happy to stay there again. It’s clean, spacious and well equipped. There was plenty of room for two adults and four children, and the rural setting is lovely. Yet it’s only 10 minutes from Hamilton. Highly recommended.”  — Bill, January 2016
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View our warm, light and spacious bedrooms

We have two medium-large sized bedrooms with queen-sized beds and a third with two large king-single beds. A second living room closes off to accommodate two people on a comfortable fold-out sofa bed. All rooms are carpeted, clean, light, sunny and warm. Ample pillows and clean linen are supplied.

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