Groovy lounge, Kiwiana books and nooksCottage exterior with Butterfly chairs.
The Refinery Guard's Cottage
Hosted by Nicola
Nicola is the host.
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
3 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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A private self contained cottage set in the grounds of the historic Gold Refinery building.
Light filled and comfortable with retro inspired decor. In the heart of Paeroa; the 'antiques town' of NZ.

The space

The historic Gold Refinery building is a unique and charming setting for your stay. Ivy covered walls, gallery like space and mid century inspired cafe all set in park like grounds laden with fruit trees.
The cottage is light and spacious. The kitchen and bathroom are basic but comfortable and well equipped. Cute retro furniture, NZ books and pottery.

Guest access

The flat, cafe (open Wed-Sun) with breakfast by arrangement on other days. Wifi access. Breakfast is not included.

Interaction with guests

The cottage is private and totally separate from your hosts. Our on site cafe/coffee shop is open Wed-Sun. This is in the Refinery building- an amazing light filled gallery space furnished with comfy chairs and mid century style. We love to socialise but respect your privacy. Please text or call if you need anything.

Other things to note

Cafe closed Mon/Tuesday


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house


32 Reviews

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Lauren User Profile
August 2014
The Refinery is a lovely little cottage and was perfect for our stay. Nicola was very welcoming and had left some delicious cakes for us in the cottage. I'd happily stay here again if I were to return to Paeroa. Thanks for a lovely stay.

Anna User Profile
September 2017
Great place to stop if doing the rail trail. Nicola was a generous host (thanks for the welcome treats!) and the bed was super comfy which was great after a few days of long bike riding. Good cooking facilities if wanting to eat in.

Mary User Profile
July 2017
Wonderful and unique place with lovely interesting hosts. Just our cup of retro tea.

Liz User Profile
April 2017
Great little cottage in a perfect location.

Lisa User Profile
April 2017
lovely accommodation , great decor, Nicole was very easy to communicate with, good experiences

Belinda User Profile
April 2017
Great stay, very relaxed atmosphere, unpretentious and great kiwi-flavoured environment! Loved the huge avocado tree too!

Lucinda User Profile
March 2017
The cottage was perfect for our stopover. The facilities were great, location fab and the bed was really comfy. Nicola was a lovely host and she made us feel very welcome.

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