Recently went on a weekend away with my other half to Matakana in order to celebrate his birhtday. Stayed at the lovely Gifford Lodge (www.giffordlodge.co.nz) which is located on the way to Matakana in a secluded location that offers a stunning view.
The room that we stayed in, had a small garden and provided a perfect space for me to read while my partner slept in. It was also a great location for us to have our scrumptious breakfast (included).
Such a great place! Would love to go back again!