Waipu, Northland

Mabel is located just under two hours from Auckland and only 15 minutes from Waipu in Northland.

Mabel is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. A stay in this stylish, comfortable wee cabin is a welcome chance to slow down and unwind in a tranquil, pastoral setting.

The cabin accommodates up to two adult guests and two children, with a comfortable queen bed and a cosy upstairs loft bed. There's also a bathroom and a kitchen, all neatly contained within the cabin.

An outdoor bath is just a few steps away and offers the chance to soak while taking in the rolling hills or starlit sky after dark.

Beyond Mabel, adventure awaits at Waipu Caves and Piroa Falls - perfect for nature lovers and only a short drive away.

FROM $275 p/n

  • Sleeps 4
            Children welcome
      Children welcome

105 Brookview Heights, Waipu 0582


Mabel is located just under two hours from Auckland and only 15 minutes from Waipu in Northland.

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

    Mabel is self-catering. Just bring your own food and drink, and cook meals using the double-ring gas element provided in your kitchen and fireplace grill outdoors. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

    Waipu Cove, just 20 minutes away, is the ideal spot to go to for a coffee whilst watching the surf first thing in the morning. Waipu Cove also has a great selection of lunch and dinner spots - you won't be let down by the dining options! 

    The nearest store for stocking up on food and supplies is in Waipu, 15 minutes away, or Waipu Cove, 20 minutes away.

  • things to do

    There are plenty of activities to keep you entertained during your stay at Mabel.

    Walk through the native bush on the property and immerse yourself in nature. For those who love board games and cards, there are plenty to choose from to pass the time. As the sun sets, gather around the campfire and toast marshmallows!

    If you're looking to get out and about, consider visiting the magical Waipu Caves (with glow worms!) or Piroa Falls - perfect for nature lovers. Head to Ruakaka Beach or Waipu Cove (15-20 minutes away) for swimming and surfing, where the crystal-clear waters and golden sands make for the ultimate beach day.

  • your hosts

    Your hosts at Mabel are Rick, Nikki and their children (twins), Remy, and Gracie. While they don't reside on-site, they have partnered with a wonderful local resident from Waipu to look after the place, who also shares their passion for showcasing the natural beauty of her property.

    Their decision to settle in or around Waipu stems from their regular travels between Auckland and Langs to visit grandparents, making it an area they know and love.

    What they particularly adore about this property is the serene atmosphere down a rural driveway, surrounded by overhanging trees. It's the ultimate peaceful escape from city life.

    Rick and Nikki both operate Made by Hideaway, a business specialising in custom-built small structures such as saunas, cabins, and sleepouts. With Rick's 20+ years of experience as a builder and Nikki's background in the interior industry, their collaboration has yielded unique and well-crafted spaces.

    In search of a cosy cabin stay in the area and inspired by their love for the outdoors, they decided to design their own dream cabin retreat and share it with others to enjoy.

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