The Chapel

The Chapel


The Chapel is located in Waitoki, only 35 minutes from the heart of Auckland.

The Chapel is a perfectly tiny one-bedroom cottage, nestled at the back of a lush, two-acre garden.

As you step through the front door, you're greeted with a welcoming open-plan lounge, kitchenette, and dining area - complete with a wood burner for cosy evenings in front of the fire. With lofty ceilings and a soft palette, the interior is stylish, restful, and calm.

A separate bedroom has a queen-size bed for two and double-doors that open out to a shaded sitting area. A pull-out sofa in the lounge can sleep an additional two extra adults or children.

Outside, the front porch is the place to while away an afternoon, with a pretty view over a tranquil pond.

To make the most of your stay, pack a picnic basket and blanket and venture into the paddock to find a scenic spot beside the stream. The friendly goats will be happy to see you - and share your lunch given half a chance! 

In the evening, spark up the brazier. Enjoy a glass of wine and some quality conversation before jumping into the outdoor bath for a soak before bed. Bliss.

FROM $330 p/n

Children aged 7+ only

  • Sleeps 4
            Children welcome
      Children welcome

A $40 Single Night Surcharge applies on top of the nightly rate when booking a single night. You will need to add this charge during the booking process. The calendar below will specify where one-night bookings are allowed.


214 Waitoki Road, Waitoki 0871


The Chapel is located in Waitoki, only 35 minutes from the heart of Auckland.

Follow the Google Maps directions to the address.

You will receive a pre-arrival email with detailed arrival instructions and your host's details 5-days prior to your stay.

Note: If you have booked within 5 days and haven't received a pre-arrival email shortly after booking, please email us at [email protected].

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  • eating and drinking

    The Chapel is self-catering. Just bring your own food and drink, and cook meals using the microwave/convection oven and BBQ provided. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need in your kitchenette.

    For a quick bite, you can head to the renowned Shark N' Tatties fish and chip shop in Kaukapakapa, only 10 minutes away. If you're in the mood for some delicious dining-out options, the bustling town of Orewa, just 20 minutes away, offers a variety of fantastic cafes and restaurants. Your hosts recommend Cheek and Chong for a delectable dining experience and Dear Coasties for a scrumptious brunch or lunch.

  • things to do

    Relax and totally de-stress in the beautiful surroundings of The Chapel. Bask in the tranquillity and soak up the peaceful silence. Take a moment for yourself to bathe under the open sky for the perfect way to unwind.

    During the summer months, the adjacent paddocks are full of maize, offering a stunning backdrop to your stay. You are welcome to explore the expansive farm and its open paddocks, lanes of mature trees, and streams.

    If you're feeling active, there are numerous beaches to explore, such as Orewa, Hatfields, Waiwera, Stanmore Bay, and Red Beach, all within a half-hour drive. You can also take a stroll at Omeru Reserve, a lovely spot for bush walks and waterfalls (15 minutes away), or visit Shakespear Regional Park at the end of the Whangaparoa Peninsula (35 minutes away).

    The town of Puhoi is only 25 minutes away. Enjoy lunch at the historic Puhoi Pub.

    The Chapel is conveniently located only 30 minutes from downtown Auckland, where you can explore the endless attractions and shops that will keep you entertained for hours.

  • your hosts

    Your host at The Chapel is Louise.

    After spending two decades in the UK, Louise was drawn back to New Zealand to put down roots in her hometown. Waitoki is a place that captured her heart with its enchanting gardens and pretty trees. Her ancestors used to walk through Totara Valley, where The Chapel is situated, on their way from Mahurangi to Rewiti Marae.

    The main house on the property is a stunning villa from the early 1900s. This was relocated to the property 25-30 years ago to make way for the new theatre at Diocesan School for Girls. The Chapel itself began life as a wedding ceremony venue for the previous owner's daughter's wedding - hence the name 'The Chapel'. It has remained a cherished part of the property - and Louise is delighted to give it a new lease of life as guest accommodation.


  • "

    What a wonderful stay, lovely place, and so quiet. Perfect Matariki weekend to unwind and so close to Auckland, we weren't stuck in Long Weekend Travel for hours. Loved the hot bath outside, but issues with the water not being hot enough for longer (not enough hot water in the tanks). But its the small stuff. Lovely location, comfortable beds and lovely warm fire..


    DEBORAH GRACE - 01 Jul 2024

    1 / 12

  • "

    What an amazing venue. From the building itself to the fireplace to the small details. The cheese, quince, and biscuits were an awesome touch. As was the welcome card. Loved every second from quiet sunrise to the pukeko choirs outside at sunset. Will definitely be back.


    - 29 Apr 2024

    2 / 12

  • "

    Such a quiet, peaceful, and lovely villa to spend your weekend time.


    - 18 Mar 2024

    3 / 12

  • "

    This location is fantastic—quiet, yet conveniently close to everything. Our host was exceptional, and communication was effortless. I would definitely stay here again.


    - 29 Jan 2024

    4 / 12

  • "

    Beautiful place, thanks for a peaceful and relaxing stay.


    - 14 Dec 2023

    5 / 12

  • "

    A wonderful cottage in a beautiful location. Host could not have been more welcoming and helpful.


    - 12 Dec 2023

    6 / 12

  • "

    Very clean and enjoyable!


    - 17 Nov 2023

    7 / 12

  • "

    Would definitely stay again! So beautiful.


    - 14 Nov 2023

    8 / 12

  • "

    What a serene escape. My and partner I had a blissful stay, where the secluded location, cosy corners, and welcoming host offered a perfect nature retreat.


    - 18 Sep 2023

    9 / 12

  • "

    I had the most wonderful three night stay at The Chapel! I had my own private oasis with a cosy fire, surrounded in nature. And the decor inside the chapel was so beautifully done. The outdoor bath was such a beautiful experience. I have cherished memories there and would definitely go back!


    - 15 Sep 2023

    10 / 12

  • "

    This place was completely perfect - so beautifully thought through and such a peaceful setting.


    - 18 Aug 2023

    11 / 12

  • "

    A beautiful place with great scenery. The host was wonderful, kind, and very responsive to every request.


    - 20 Jun 2023

    12 / 12

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