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The Little Gypsy Retreat – Thames/Coromandel

Company or solitude, whatever you need. Let me look after you.

“I love my holiday home and am keen to give other women a chance to enjoy it as well. I can offer you a place of peace and tranquillity by the beach, the absolute pleasure of being indulged with food, and a space to relax, rejuvenate and recharge.” (Kathy Frantz of The Little Gypsy)

The Little Gypsy Retreat in Te Puru is approximately 10 min out of Thames up the Thames Coast Road towards Coromandel Town. A cozy cottage environment two minutes walk from the beach where you can swim, stroll or go crystal hunting. Have fresh, delicious, nutritious home cooking made with love, including traditional Hungarian food, seafood, old-fashioned home meals, delish baking. Most special dietary requirements can be catered for.

Cost: $ 120 per night (available weekends only, Friday to Sunday)
Includes accommodation, linen, bedding, meals and snacks.

Phone bookings: 021 0225 8527
Email bookings:


When you stay at The Little Gypsy, do whatever you need or want to do

Sleep in, relax, eat, read, curl up by the fire, write poetry. Let me make you afternoon tea and you can relax in the courtyard or under the grapevine

There are local bush walks or the beach is only at end of the road two minutes walk away. It is a tidal rocky shore rather than a wavy surf type beach. You can go crystal hunting on the beach and I can make you a thermos so you can sit on the beach and watch delightful sunsets.

Swim. There are several swimming spots located nearby – estuary and river.

Things to do in the area:

Thames is only ten minutes drive away. There are markets (Saturday morning), great op shops, vintage shops, craft shops, a movie theatre, as well as many good cafes, restaurants and historical sites. Have coffee at the local café 2.5km at Waiomu, drive along the coast – it’s got excellent Facebook reviews. Coromandel Township is approx 50min drive from Te Puru if you want to use your stay as a base to explore the Coromandel.

Your host: Kathy Frantz

About Kathy Frantz:

I was born in New Zealand in 1962. My parents came to New Zealand as Hungarian refugees, fleeing from the revolution in 1956. I have lived in South Auckland and the North Shore. Now I live in Pukekohe and teach three days a week at a rural primary school.





Jude Lay – Health and Wellbeing Consultant

Jude offers aromatherapy with essential oils, aromatic massage modified according to your needs, therapeutic and healing massage, nutrition and lifestyle coaching, homeopathy and herbal medicine. Jude is available on request during your stay at The Little Gypsy Retreat.




How to get to The Little Gypsy Retreat:
2 Aputa Avenue, Te Puru, Thames/Corromandel Coast

Drive to Thames (approximately1 hour from Pukekohe/Papakura). Continue north towards Coromandel Town on State Highway 25. There are several small settlements as you drive along the coast. Te Puru is approximately ten minutes out of Thames.

“The Little Gypsy” is next to the Real Estate Agent on the corner of Aputa Ave and the main Thames / Coromandel Highway.