Purpose built as holiday accommodation, Te Puia Lodge is not your average kiwi bach.

Nestled in private gardens, Te Puia Lodge is the perfect hideaway for people wanting to get away from it all. Couples and families alike will enjoy the spacious design and indoor-outdoor flow. The tidy kitchen is fully equipped to keep your holiday stress-free with all the conveniences of home and essential supplies. The dining area seats six, perfect for warm winter dinners beside the fireplace. Or make use of the outdoor dining area for lunches and barbecues, rain or shine, under the covered deck. Laze the day away with a book, a cold drink and a platter on the outdoor lounge. Enjoy the sea breeze through the large screen doors while you sit back in the comfortable living room with Smart TV (Netflix, Youtube, Freeview etc) and Blu-ray player. The lodge has a contemporary bathroom, additional separate toilet, and laundry facilities – and of course plenty of bath and beach towels. When the time comes to relax and unwind, retire to comfortable beds, made for you with luxurious 100% cotton linen.

Sleeping Arrangements

The lodge sleeps up to 6 people. The master bedroom has a super-king bed and the second bedroom has a queen bed. In the living room there is a single divan and trundle bed for extra guests. Quality 100% cotton linen is provided at no additional cost.


Wi-Fi, bluetooth/CD stereo, fridge/freezer, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, gas barbecue, off-road parking, spades for digging hot pools, hand and body soap, toilet paper, hair dryer, port-a-cot, highchair, blankets, cleaning products, mop and bucket, vacuum, washing machine, basket and laundry powder, iron and board, clothes rack, firewood (seasonal).

Additional Details


Wi-Fi is available throughout the house at no additional charge. We do ask that you be considerate of your data use as we are unable to get unlimited data in our area. Due to our rural location you may find that the signal is not consistently excellent because of the cellular connection.

Mobile Reception

The mobile reception of Vodafone and Spark signal is limited at the property however it is readily available at the beach.


The nearest supermarkets are 30 minutes drive away at Whitianga so it is best to bring groceries with you. The local stores offer a selection of grocery items but they are not open late. There are a few restaurants, cafes and other shops at Hot Water Beach and nearby Hahei. These are open during the daytime and most nights but hours are seasonal so making a reservation is a good idea.


We do not supply breakfast however we do provide tea, coffee, sugar, milk, oil, salt and pepper.


We do not charge an additional fee for cleaning but guests are expected to leave the house tidy. We expect guests to:
Strip or fold down used beds.
Put used towels in the laundry or bathroom.
Wash all of your dishes. (You are welcome to leave the dishwasher going.)
Sort rubbish, recycling and compost in the bins provided.
(Please leave food in the kitchen/fridge if you are unable to take it with you.)


We are passionate about sustainability and organics. We choose to use Ecostore and Earthwise products for cleaning and laundry. We supply other organic and natural products when available. We encourage you to be thoughtful about your waste and please recycle where possible.


Our tap water is safe and delicious for drinking. Please do not bring bottled water.


We are unable to accept guests with pets because the property is unsuitable (as it has shared access and is not fully fenced) and in consideration of other guests to ensure no allergens/odours are left after your visit.


Being situated in a coastal location we do get mosquitoes in the warmer months. We recommend you keep the window and door screens closed to prevent them from coming inside and bothering you at night. And if you are sensitive to mosquitoes you will benefit from repellant and antihistamines, so remember to bring them with you.


The house is located next door to Te Puia House our other rental. The house and lodge have a shared driveway but other than that, they are very seperate and private from each other. We do ask that you are considerate of your neighbours and try to keep noise to a respectful level at night.


Te Puia Lodge is located in Hot Water Beach, Waikato, New Zealand. Hot Water Beach is located on the eastern seaboard of the Coromandel Peninsula, 30 minutes south of Whitianga.


You can easily walk around the small village of Hot Water Beach from the central location of Te Puia Lodge. For your dining out pleasure head next door to tranquil Hot Waves Cafe, a licensed café and gallery. They have the best coffee in Hot Water Beach! The cafe is built in earth brick and is nestled in a serene native garden. Or wander along to Moko Artspace, an amazing gallery and sculpture garden brimming with contemporary New Zealand art and object, glassware, jewellery, sculpture, painting, prints and designware. Moko is the perfect place to choose something special to take home.


Many beautiful beaches and landmarks are nearby making the house a great base to explore from. The Coromandel region features some of New Zealand’s best beaches. With around 400km’s of coastline and over 100 offshore islands, it is one of New Zealand’s favourite marine playgrounds for diving, fishing and surfing. There are also many excellent bush walks throughout the local area. Start by digging your own hot pool across the road at Hot Water Beach. Then for a great day trip that is only a 5 minute drive from Te Puia Lodge, pop over to Hahei and walk to the world renowned Cathedral Cove. Within 15 minutes drive you can visit, Cooks Beach, Purangi Estuary, Shakespeare’s Cliff, Flaxmill Bay, Front Beach and Ferry Landing. Heading south you will find Sailor’s Grave, Tairua and Pauanui. Or head north to enjoy Coroglen, Whitianga, Simpson’s Beach, Kuaotunu, Otama, Opito, Whangapoua and New Chums and Coromandel town.

Interaction With Guests

Hot Water Beach Accommodation is a family business owned by Blair & Jean Saunders and operated by their daughter Hazel Sims. Hazel lives nearby and can be available upon your request if you need assistance.

The Saunders family has lived at Hot Water Beach since the 1950s and have been providing holiday accommodation for decades. They annually rent out their family home Te Puia House for the summer season and purposely built Te Puia Lodge to replace the original bach next door in 2003. Over the years they have learnt a great amount about what holiday-makers need, so you can expect to be well catered for at Te Puia. The house and lodge are well maintained to provide you with all the comforts of home so you can sit back, relax and enjoy your holiday.

Special conditions

2 nights minimum stay.
Christmas and January, 5 nights minimum stay.
Holiday weekends, 3 nights minimum stay.
Check in 2pm / Check out time 10am
(Early check in or late check out times can be possible with prior arrangement)
Small children need to be supervised.
Smoking allowed outside only.
Parties are strictly prohibited.


Our rates are seasonal and are quoted for 4 guests. Extra guests are $25 each per night.