Welcome to Awenydd Retreat Bed & Breakfast, rural Ohaupo.

Awenydd Retreat Bed & Breakfast offers guest and hosted accommodation. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and unwind in a private rural garden setting. 

AWENYDD COTTAGE is a self-contained two bedroom cottage (sleeps 4).

Tastefully furnished, each of the two rooms within the cottage has free-to-view television and complimentary wi-fi (for casual usage/browsing), amongst other creature comforts of home. We have off street parking suitable for trade vehicles and camper vans. Laundry and drying facilities are also available.

See our ROOMS tab for more specific information on each of the accommodation options.

A Kiwi Continental Breakfast is provided in the cottage kitchen. 

Set in rural Ohaupo our location is perfectly suited to independent travelers, couples and small groups - a home away from home, a retreat. A relaxing full body massage and home-cooked meals are available upon request.

Whether it be on business in the Waipa, Mystery Creek or nearby Hamilton, a celebratory getaway or an excuse to breathe in some country air and unwind, everyone is warmly welcome.

Enjoy the sunset over Mt Pirongia with a cold one, socialise or unwind any way you choose. Outdoor shared spa pools nestled under a covered all-weather deck are available to guests to help unwind after a busy day.

We are smoking & vaping friendly - but strictly outdoors and always mindful of other guests.

Our property is Adults Only. We extend a warm welcome to the LGBTQ+ community.


Kiwi Continental Breakfast Platter

Kiwi Continental breakfast

A Continental Breakfast awaits you in your room, ready to enjoy whenever it suits. This is included in the per night rate.

Energise your morning with a range of cereals, seasonal fruit, toast bread & crumpets, preserves and spreads, homemade yoghurt, free range eggs, juice and plenty of hot drink options.


Relaxing Full Body Massage

Massage at Awenydd

Julie offers a relaxing full body massage to help melt away the stresses of the work day.
If you fall asleep, Julie makes no apologies!

60 minutes for $80 – email to inquire or book for a mutual time that suits.


Free for all Guests

Soak away the stress of the day in our hot tubs. Heated to 35-40°C it's a perfect way to start or to end an evening.

Situated under an all-weather 60sqm covered deck, bring your chilled drink of choice and relax.  Plastic glasses are provided.


Exclusive Hire Packages

Special Groups & Events - Awenydd B&B

Whether dreaming of a romantic fully-catered escape, conjuring up a corporate team building event or small workshop, or wishing to plan a weekend retreat with like-minded friends, contact us.

Depending on your requirements, we may be able to accommodate extra beds, full or partial catering, special requests and ensure your time at Awenydd is memorable.


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10/10: Cutest little Air BnB for me and me newly husband!

Sarah Waikato, Apr 2022

In a word - Fabulous! Such a relaxing beautiful place to spend time at. Our hosts Julie & Jel are very welcoming, very genuine people. They have a created a haven of tranquility. The rooms are well appointed and clean, awesome selection of breakfast options. We would highly recommend for people wanting to relax and listen to the sound of silence (and nature). Everything about our stay was wonderful. Hope to be back in the future.

Lesley Waikato, Mar 2022

Everything was amazing, service was friendly and welcoming, felt very relaxed and at home. Thank you.

Kylie Waikato, Jan 2022

This little accommodation jewel, in rural Waikato, was the perfect place to unwind, relax, and getaway from a hectic life.  The experience exceeded our expectations, with comfortable and well-appointed rooms, access to a spa, and the bonus of a massage. Fresh homemade baking greeted us.  The hosts were warm and respectful, allowing privacy so that we could appreciate the sunsets and the landscape.  Additionally we discovered this homestay is close to the city, the coast, a local winery, and antique shops.  Can’t wait to stay again.

Gina & Chris Tauranga, Jan 2022

5 stars: Julie's place is cozy and relaxing and only a short drive to Hamilton and Raglan. She was extremely welcoming and showed us the place which was beautiful. The kitchen was filled with toast, home baking, spreads, eggs and fruit. We were also provided with robes for the hot tub which was decorated with fairy lights. Would highly recommend!

Angie Auckland, Jan 2022

5/5 Accuracy, 5/5 Check-in, 5/5 Cleanliness, 5/5 Communication, 5/5 Location, 5/5 Value

Fan Auckland, Jan 2022

5 Stars: We had a fantastic stay. Very comfortable and clean. Breakfast was awesome and the dinner we ordered was homemade fresh and delicious. Thank you very much!

Sue Wellington, Dec 2021

10/10: Just wanted to tell you guys that we loved our stay. We will definitely be coming again when we can.

Booking.com Guest Tauranga, Dec 2021

5 Stars: Lovely place! Would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves a clean place to chill with your friends. Great hot tub outdoor to hang out during the night too.

Jess Auckland, Dec 2021

5 Stars: Such an amazing little hideaway. Highly recommend. Easy access, quiet, warm, clean, amazing host - and the list goes on. Had little goodies for breakfast and everything you could need or want! I’ll definitely be back and for longer next time!

Nathan Auckland, Aug 2021

5 Stars: If there were 6 stars, we would give it. Beautiful home in the countryside. Close enough to the city for usual city things, but far enough out to get peace and quiet and the country experience. Spa was awesome, (there are two?!), private and able to see the stars. Cottage had full kitchen, comfy bed and was warm, cosy and kitted out. Books, games, TV, great shower, plush towels and SO clean. Breakfast options were fantastic, eggs, crumpets, spreads and home baking. There were alternative dinner options we were able to get and would highly recommend...Julie and Jel went the extra mile with everything. Would 100% stay again. Thanks guys!

Sophie Auckland, Jul 2021

5 Stars: We were greeted by wonderful hosts and a lovely blueberry cake. The cottage is delightful and a lovely setting - very clean and comfortable. Lots of yummy food plus fruit for breakfast. Would certainly stay again and fully recommend if you are wanting peace and quiet. The spa pool was a bonus.

Denise Auckland, Jul 2021

This place is just magic. Warm, luxurious and very welcoming.

Nicky Waikato, Jul 2021

5 Stars: Julie was a wonderful host, very communicative and so friendly to deal with. My friend and I stayed in the cottage and it was perfect. Really well appointed and immaculately clean. The outdoor spa was also a highlight!

Sara Bay of Plenty, Jul 2021

Superb. Lovely warm cottage with everything we needed. Beautiful homemade blueberry muffins waiting for us and the breakfast selection was fantastic.

Booking.com Guest NZ, Jun 2021

5 Stars: Absolutely beautiful property and truly the kindest hosts! They go above and beyond and make you feel so at home - even made blueberry muffins! It is super private and secluded. The hot tub is the best way to end the day and only a 15 minute drive to Te Awamutu. We absolutely loved it and will no doubt be back very soon. Thank you so much for THE BEST stay!

Caroline Auckland, Jun 2021

5 Stars: Amazing cozy place. Hosts were very friendly and accommodating. Prompt communication and reply.

Agnieszka Taranaki, Jun 2021

Thank you so much for your lovely hospitality. We loved staying and will be recommending and raving about it wherever we go.

Duncan Auckland, Jun 2021

5 Stars: Amazing host and wonderful place!! Julie welcomed us warmly and her homemade muffins made us really happy. Super clean, cozy, outside hot tub, beautiful breakfast, lovely hosts. What else could you want for staying? Best Airbnb experience ever! Highly recommended. We will definitely be back.

Shimon Japan, Jun 2021

5 Stars: A lovely retreat from the city, the cottage is warm, homely and comfortable...the hot tub was great and the fairy lights a nice touch. It was nice to enjoy a wine and soak! Julie and Jel the hosts were friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend for a relaxing getaway!

Mike Auckland, Jun 2021

5 Stars: We arrived late in the night after traveling and Julie had the warmed up the room and also had the spa ready for us. Exceptional hospitality. A great assortment for the continental breakfast which included some lovely home baking! The perfect retreat for some relaxing time away. Highly recommended.

Casey Waikato, Jun 2021

5 Stars: My partner and I had the most incredible experience staying at Awenydd. Such lovely hosts who have created a beautiful cottage for guests. It was all the small touches like warm baking on the bench upon arrival. It was so clean and tidy and I will definitely be returning!

Eden Manawatu, Jun 2021

5 Stars: What a gorgeous place to relax and enjoy - lovely rural-garden outlook. A wonderfully comfortable place to relax. Beautiful continental breakfast and delicious banana cake as well. I would be happy to recommend Julie and Jel - lovely hosts who provided everything to make our stay enjoyable. Next time we would hope to make our stay longer so we can truly enjoy all that this destination offers.

Lynlie Hawkes Bay, May 2021

5 Stars: This home away from home was exceptional. They have truly thought of everything! We even had some home cooked banana loaf what a treat. Such a warm cottage and perfect decor it was like a retreat.

Hayley Auckland, May 2021