Magic Cottage - secluded and chic romantic retreat - *ROMANTIC PACKAGES!*

660 Takou Bay Road, Kerikeri
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

*ABSOLUTE WATERFRONT ROMANTIC RETREAT* Magic Cottage is the ultimate romantic retreat, perched on the banks of the Takou River with stunning views. If you ever wanted to escape the stress of every day life, Magic Cottage provides the answer. "...a place of absolute, blessed escape..." NZ Herald on Sunday VOTED ONE OF THE TOP 10 LUXURY LODGES IN NZ by XtraMSN, Magic Cottage is a beautiful, chic and secluded riverside hideaway offering boutique self-catering accommodation amidst 5 acres of sub-tropical gardens. On the banks of the Takou River hidden by Pohutakawa trees, just upstream from Takou Bay, Magic Cottage provides total privacy and seclusion. PERFECT FOR HONEYMOONS, ANNIVERSARIES, BABYMOONS & ROMANTIC ESCAPES, or just the chance to get away and disconnect for a moment. Perched beside the river and nestled in the Pohutukawa trees, the studio cottage features a romantic alfresco claw-foot bath on the deck overlooking the river; a super-king bed with beautiful duvet and pillows, cotton linen and throws, fresh towels and bath robes. Complimentary toiletries, fresh flowers, magazines and books are also provided for guests to enjoy. Peace, seclusion and tranquility abound - a beautiful river front; 5 acres of sub-tropical gardens; our 150 acre organic farm with marked walks through pastures, native bush with glow worms, and along the river to secluded swimming and picnic spots; our private boathouse & jetty with free fishing rods, kayaks and canoes and access to the beautiful deserted sandy beaches at Takou Bay. Be pampered in the privacy by our leading massage therapist and enjoy a magical Riverside Hot Tub experience, both optional extras by prior arrangement. IDEAL HOLIDAY LOCATION. The cottage is centrally located to explore the wider Bay of Islands and Far North’s attractions, yet hidden away from the hustle and bustle of tourist towns, amid 150 acres of organic pasture, river frontage and native bush. Enjoy the flourishing birdlife along riverside walks; wander the enchanted gardens; paddle a kayak to the sandy beaches at Takou Bay; relax refresh and romance in the alfresco claw foot bath, lie in the window seat and gaze downstream – or bask in the bliss of doing absolutely nothing.

Details and amenities

No kids
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Spa Bath
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Gas heating
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Ensuite Bathroom
Internet available
iPod Dock
Laundry Tub
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 Super King(s)

Special Amenities

Magic Cottage is the perfect romantic retreat; perched in a secluded spot on the banks of the Takou River complete with stunning alfresco claw foot bath on the deck. The cottage enjoys uninterrupted views down the estuary; and the beautiful Takou Bay beach is just a short paddle downstream. Surrounded by 5 acres of sub-tropical gardens & 150 acres of organic farmland and native bush - seclusion and privacy are guaranteed. Magic Cottage offers a private river front location, private jetty & boathouse, free kayaks, fishing, swimming and walking - or simply just relaxing. Centrally located to explore the wider Bay of Islands and a convenient 25 min drive to Kerikeri, Magic Cottage is set away from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist centres.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Beautiful & deserted Takou Bay beach a short paddle downstream; peaceful and private river; fishing, swimming & kayaking on the Takou River; Historic Kerikeri Russell and Waitangi nearby; Beautiful coastal scenery - Cavalli Islands, Whangaroa Harbour and the Bay of Islands with it's wealth of water attractions including sailing, fishing, cruising and swimming with Dolphins; Giant Kauri Forests at Puketi just 25 mins away; A range of golf courses to suit everyone including the nearby Kauri Cliffs; A great selection of wineries and gourmet eating including the popular Kerikeri Farmers' Market; Arts and crafts trails to explore. Hiking, sailing, diving, tennis, mountain biking, golf, swimming, fishing...all available in the area.


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Date rangeRatesMinimum stay
16 Dec - 10 Feb $400 / Night for 2 guests2 Nights
Rest of year$350 / Night for 2 guests2 Nights
16 Dec - 10 Feb
$400 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$350 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
Optional extras available include Massages and our magical Riverside Hot Tub - by prior arrangement.


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