Welcome to the White Cottage.

A Matakana icon and one of the first residences to grace the landscape in 1883, the White Cottage embodies the heritage and heart of the much-loved region – but with a thoroughly modern touch.

Built by the Lovelock Cozen family from native Kauri sourced nearby, the elegant home was lovingly refurbished by Amy and Simon Hope in mid-2018 and represents a unique opportunity for its guests to stay right in the heart of New Zealand’s ‘slow living’ capital.

Just steps from the ever-popular Matakana markets and minutes’ from the region’s famous beaches, its stylish interior and heritage detailing echo the spirit of the town – honouring the past while celebrating a truly exciting present.

Renovated in collaboration with local artisans and craftspeople, the two bedroom home comes complete with entertainer’s kitchen and spacious living area, as well as the opportunity to spill onto the large outdoor dining area for al fresco fun once summer hits. Intuitively refurbished to the nth degree, it retains the soul of a home but with all of the essentials of modern life, lived well.

Close to popular restaurants and cafes and within a short drive of vineyards and sculpture gardens, it is perfectly positioned to take full advantage of all the vibrant Northland region has to offer. One of the area’s most stunning holiday options, make the White Cottage your home next time you’re in Matakana.

No smoking, Not suitable for pets, No parties or events.


BEDS  two generous king size bed or two king single beds
CHECK IN  Any time after 2pm



$500 per night Sunday to Thursday
$550 per night Friday and Saturday
$1100 for two night stay Friday and Saturday
POA for a longer stay contact us

AVAILABILITY  Minimum 1 night Sunday-Thursday, 2 nights Friday-Saturday 


Hanging Wardrobe
Dress Mirror
Sony Boombox
Flat-screen TV
Wireless Broadband Internet (no charge)
IPOD Connection
Air Conditioning
Full Equipped Kitchen
– gas oven
– dishwasher
– espresso machine
– gas BBQ outside
Separate Laundry
– washing machine
– dryer
– ironing board
– iron
Front Veranda
Large Outdoor Dining area


Give the perfect gift of relaxation, and for a special occasion add a dash of additional luxury and celebration with a delectable, locally sourced cheese platter.