Takou River Cottage - chic, cosy and romantic cottage

660 Takou Bay Road, Kerikeri
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

*COSY & ROMANTIC* Takou River Cottage is a beautiful and secluded riverside retreat set amidst 5 acres of sub-tropical gardens on the banks of the peaceful Takou River, just upstream from Takou Bay. Wonderful for a summer holiday or winter retreat! "...a place of absolute blessed escape..." NZ Herald on Sunday WATERFRONT PROPERTY SURROUNDED BY SUB TROPICAL GARDENS. Takou River Cottage is cosy and sunny and has its own romantic alfresco claw foot bath perched on the private north facing sun deck attached to the cottage. The cottage features beautiful timber floors with bright kilims and cosy rugs. The open plan living, dining kitchen area leads onto the sunny north facing private sundeck with bbq, tables, chairs and of course the claw foot bath. A cosy wood burning stove means the cottage is perfect for a winter escape. A secret stairway leads from the deck to a unique private look out tower with seats and views across the gardens, river and beyond. Antique Rimu stairs lead from the living area to a spacious hallway and 2 en suite bedrooms, with king & queen size beds, fine linen, feather pillows and duvets, bathrobes, cotton throws and rugs. The bedrooms have en suite bathrooms, with bath and showers. Each bedroom opens directly onto a small garden which leads into the extensive 5 acres of sub-tropical gardens and down to the river just a minutes wander through the gardens. PERFECT ROMANTIC RETREAT FOR HONEYMOONS, ANNIVERSARIES, BIRTHDAYS, BABYMOONS OR JUST A PEACEFUL ESCAPE! River Cottage is perfect for a couple looking for a romantic break and also has the space and privacy for 2 couples sharing or a small family group. BEAUTIFUL TAKOU BAY BEACH! Set in beautiful sub-tropical gardens and surrounded by 150 acres of certified organic farmland, river and native bush, the property is a haven for birdlife. Peace, seclusion and tranquility abound - private river frontage and jetty, free kayaks and canoes, secluded swimming, fishing and access to the beautiful and deserted beaches at Takou Bay. Be pampered in the privacy of your own Cottage by our leading massage and beauty therapist or treat yourself to a gourmet meal in the privacy of your own cottage (by prior arrangement). IDEAL HOLIDAY LOCATION just a short drive from Kerikeri and Paihia. 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, amidst 150 acres of organic pasture, river front and native bush.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Spa Bath
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Fire place
Food processor
High Chair
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
Extra Toilet
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
iPod Dock
Laundry Tub
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture
Wood stove

Bed layout

1 King/Twin, 1 Queen(s)

Special Amenities

Takou River Cottage is the perfect retreat, winter or summer; enjoy a romantic escape as a couple, or bring family and friends to enjoy our wonderful amenities. Private river frontage; luxurious alfresco claw foot bath; 5 acres of sub-tropical gardens to wander; private jetty & boathouse with free kayaks, canoes and fishing rods to borrow; 150 acres of organic farm with marked walks through pastures, native bush and along the river bank to secluded swimming and picnic spots; the beautiful deserted sandy beaches at Takou Bay a short paddle downstream, or 15 min drive; luxurious massage and spa treatments or gourmet meals by prior arrangement.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Beautiful & deserted Takou Bay beach a short paddle downstream; 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. Sailing, fishing, diving, swimming, kayaking, cruising, tramping, horse-treking, golf, mountain biking, sky-diving...and more, all available nearby. Trips to 90-mile Beach; The Hole in the Rock; Bay of Islands and more.


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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
16 Dec - 10 Feb $400 / Night for 2 guests$502 Nights
Rest of year$350 / Night for 2 guests$502 Nights
16 Dec - 10 Feb
$400 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$350 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
Wonderfully relaxing massages and romantic Riverside Hot Tub available as optional extras.


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