Kaka Lodge (2 bedroom) at Kotare House

865 Takatu Road, Matakana, Auckland
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

A light, airy space, all on the ground floor and accessible to those with mobility limits. The entry leads to a combined kitchen diner and lounge with sliding doors to the expansive garden. Heating is by underfloor heating, topped up if needed with electric heaters in each room. The house design means that the rooms stay comfortable even in the hot summer days. Outside has large lawns, games, barbeque area, seating, fabulous views and protected bush. Because of our close proximity to Tawharanui Park we are graced by many native bird species which are rare in other places. The two bedrooms and one bathroom are on the ground floor and accessible to those with mobility limits. Flexible sleeping arrangements mean that Bedroom 1 can be two singles or a Super King Double, Bedroom 2 is a queen double. The large bathroom has a walk-in shower, hand basin, toilet and heated shower rail and toiletries all provided. Both bedrooms have built in wardrobes and there are spare linen and towels, beach towels and extras to make your stay convenient, and if you have forgotten essentials such as toothpaste, we have an honesty box system with these ready for you. Cots (and linen etc) are also available on request. We are ideally located for local event venues such as Tawharanui Lodge. The Lodge is adjoined to the living accomodation of the host and to one other Lodge. The space is tranquil and to maintain this we do not accept bookings for parties. Our local beaches are the superb Anchor Bay, Omaha, Goat Island and Pakiri. Art venues abound such as the Sculptureum, Morris and James, Art Matakana, Artform, Brick Bay Sculpture Trail, Heart and Soul to name but a few. Eating or drinking locally you are spoilt for choice including restaurants, cafes, craft breweries (The Sawmill Brewery is one of our favourites), pubs, food trucks and markets. Whilst here, if you can drag yourself away from the views from the garden or the beach, you will be in easy reach of many watersports, cycling, horse riding, golf, walking, vineyards, the cinema and more. Alysn and Brian love living in this beautiful area and being able to share it with visitors. Alysn is an artist working from her studio at Kotare house and offering creative experiences. If you want to have a creative experience at Alysn's art studio at the house during your stay contact us for details of textile and art options. We have other Lodges available if these suit you better: Kakariki Rooms: (1 bed, 2 guests)www.holidayhouses.co.nz/listing/74374 Ruru Lodge: (1 bed, 4 guests)www.holidayhouses.co.nz/listing/73305 Kaka Lodge: (4 bedrooms, 2 baths, max 8 guests)www.holidayhouses.co.nz/listing/73307 Baby cots and a trundler bed available on request. It is important that you are aware that we are not a party destination and ask for quiet after 11pm. If this is not suitable for you, please cancel the booking and if you do not respect this we will ask you to leave.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet friendly
Linen provided
No smoking
Sky TV
Accessible Bathroom
Cot Available
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Drying room
Electric heat
Internet available
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture
Outdoor Shower
Under floor heating

Bed layout

1 Queen(s), 1 King/Twin

Special Amenities

Wonderful native bush views and walks and coastal views of Christian bay and Kawau Island. Easy access and modern facilities. Close to Tahwharanui, Omaha, Matakana.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

The nearest eating is the Stables Bar and Restaurant (http://stablesmatakana.co.nz/ ) or the café at the Country Park. Next door to that is the Sculptureum with its Rothko restaurant (https://www.sculptureum.nz/). Other venues include the Rusty Pelican ($10.00 burger night on Monday, 2 for 1 pizza on Tuesday and Thursday), (http://www.rustypelican.co.nz/), The Vintry ( http://www.vintry.co.nz/), The Matakana Inn (http://www.thematakana.co.nz/), Matakana Market Kitchen (http://www.matakanamarketkitchen.co.nz/), Jin Jin (Facebook @jinjinmatakana), the Vietnamese truck, fish and chip shop and more. The Sawmill Brewery (http://www.sawmillbrewery.co.nz/) makes a range of craft beers which we sample regularly. They do serve other drinks and food too! If you are partial to vegan, raw, paleo and gluten free diets then the Hungry Elephant is a good place to try out (http://hungryelephant.nz/), they also have a grocery and eco product store. Brick Bay Vineyard and Sculpture Trial makes for a relaxing half day whether you eat or simply wander the trail (http://www.brickbay.co.nz/). For more special occasions the Plume Vineyard Restaurant(https://plumerestaurant.co.nz/\) or the Ascension Wine Estate (http://ascensionwine.co.nz/) Many of the local bars including the Sawmill Café at Leigh (don’t confuse with the Sawmill Brewery) have regular live music. The Matakana cinema is a fabulous boutique, 3 screen cinema and is well worth a visit too. Other activities Look out for art exhibitions, carnivals, festival, gigs, the renowned Saturday Farmers Market (get there early is our recommendation), Morris and James Pottery and café, over 40 local vineyards, beaches, walking, surfing, SUPing, kayaking, fishing, horse riding, cycling, golf etc. (Pretty much all the outdoors you could imagine) are available. We have collected loads of leaflets collected for you to peruse.


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Date rangeRatesMinimum stay
All year$528 / Night for 4 guests1 Night
All year
$528 / Night for 4 guests
Min. stay: 1 Night




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