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Kākā Ridge Retreat B&B - views, privacy Tāwharanui Peninsula Matakana

897 Takatu Road, Tawharanui Peninsula, Matakana
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Magnificent sea and native bush views in a truly restful and secluded environment are all yours just an hour north of Auckland on the Tawharanui Peninsula at Matakana. Soak up the morning or afternoon sun, enjoy romantic sunsets or star gaze to your heart’s content with no city lights to dim the Milky Way.

Situated on a coastal ridge with sweeping views, Kaka Ridge Retreat is a two-room ...

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Magnificent sea and native bush views in a truly restful and secluded environment are all yours just an hour north of Auckland on the Tawharanui Peninsula at Matakana. Soak up the morning or afternoon sun, enjoy romantic sunsets or star gaze to your heart’s content with no city lights to dim the Milky Way.

Situated on a coastal ridge with sweeping views, Kaka Ridge Retreat is a two-room cottage offering you privacy and tranquility. Boasting a bedroom, a living room, two bathrooms, decks on three sides, an outdoor bath and a pretty cottage garden, it is designed to provide you with the ultimate getaway.

The luxurious bedroom is French country chic with a super comfortable king bed to ensure you’re well rested. From your bedroom you have a stunning view of the sea – a 180 vista including near and far islands of the Hauraki Gulf. Kawau seems only a stone’s throw away, while Waiheke and Rangitoto are visible in the distance. On a clear day you can even see the Auckland Sky Tower peeping over the horizon.

Your living room looks across a gently sloping lawn directly at a huge stand of covenanted native bush, home to many NZ birds. This is a bird lover’s paradise: tui, kereru, kaka, ruru, piwakawaka, kotare, kakariki and korimako often come to the edge of the decks and into the gardens. If you are lucky at dusk you will see a flock of kaka flying overhead or ruru in the trees catching their puriri moth dinner. It’s a strange claim to fame but our visitors have said that we have the best “loo with a view” in New Zealand. The second bathroom feels as though it’s totally immersed in the bush canopy.

The retro-styled living room is relaxingly comfortable and includes a small table for you to sit at and enjoy the delicious continental breakfast we provide. For dinner, we highly recommend that you try out one of the many wonderful local vineyards or amazing restaurants. There is also a food delivery service available if you want to eat in.

Access to Kaka Ridge Retreat is via our driveway and shared parking area with a short walk past the house. The cottage itself is separate from the house and once there you have exclusive use of our guest accommodation and can enjoy your peaceful seclusion with only the sound of bird song to interrupt your thoughts. The cottage garden and a large native tree area create space and visual privacy from the main house.

An easy 15 minute drive takes you to the renowned Matakana Village which hosts a weekend farmers’ market, vintage market, restaurants, cafes, boutique shops and a cinema complex. With many vineyards and art galleries in the surrounding area, there is always plenty to do.

If you are a swimmer, surfer, bird lover or bush walker this is the perfect place for you. Kaka Ridge Retreat is only three km from the stunning 600 hectare Tawharanui Regional Park bird sanctuary and marine reserve. Tawharanui features fantastic white sand surf beaches, great walks and rare NZ bird-life such as takahe, tieke and even kiwi, at night. Goat Island is only 25 minutes away for snorkeling or viewing marine life from the glass bottom boat or clear kayaks.

Kaka Ridge Retreat truly does offer an exceptional escape experience. It would be hard to better this coastal getaway, its expansive views, country location or its ease of access to all the attractions of the Matakana area.

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Reviews (5 Reviews)
Charmian Pearson-White
Stayed August 2018
Great location, beautifully presented, great food, excellent views. Photos don't do it justice.
Great location, beautifully presented, great food, excellent views. Photos don't do it justice.
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Antea
Stayed April 2018
If you‘re looking for a place to relax and enjoy, this is the perfect place. Katherine and John tought of everything you might need for a very special holiday: a very warm welcome, an extremely comfortable bed with a view over the sea, a... Read more
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It was lovely to host you and Michael and we hope you do visit again one day.
If you‘re looking for a place to relax and enjoy, this is the perfect place. Katherine and John tought of everything you might need for a very special holiday: a very warm welcome, an extremely comfortable bed with a view over the sea, a toilet where you can watch the wonderful birdlife while you do your business, salmon for breakfast and a special invite to their front porch to see the moreporks that sometimes fly by for a visit. We would come back in a heartbeat and stay a bit longer next time. :-)
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It was lovely to host you and Michael and we hope you do visit again one day.
Hannah Tao
Stayed October 2017
We had an absolutely fabulous stay. The view was wonderful and more importantly the little secret garden at the front of the cottage makes you forget everything at work! We've tasted the special lemon and we were very lucky to see the... Read more
We had an absolutely fabulous stay. The view was wonderful and more importantly the little secret garden at the front of the cottage makes you forget everything at work! We've tasted the special lemon and we were very lucky to see the More Pork Owl at night! The only 'noise' here was a harmony created by nature. Once again thank very much for a wonderful and relaxing stay! Next time, hopefully the sky is clear and we can do star gazing. Hope to be back soon!
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Tracyearl1
Stayed October 2017
We had a great time at Kaka Ridge Retreat, on a beautiful day you'd get all day sun. The hosts were amazing, and so was the breakfast supplied! Highly recommend. The only thing to note is that there isn't TV and the free wifi is... Read more
We had a great time at Kaka Ridge Retreat, on a beautiful day you'd get all day sun. The hosts were amazing, and so was the breakfast supplied! Highly recommend. The only thing to note is that there isn't TV and the free wifi is relatively slow and doesn't allow for streaming of netflix etc. Plenty in the area to do however, the walks are amazing so you can definitely keep yourself busy!
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corru.gate
Stayed July 2017
Simply amazing. There are no other words that can so succinctly capture this quiet, stylish cottage. The views are outstanding - we especially loved the sparkling Hauraki Gulf to our east and the huge forest sanctuary to our north. The kaka... Read more
Simply amazing. There are no other words that can so succinctly capture this quiet, stylish cottage. The views are outstanding - we especially loved the sparkling Hauraki Gulf to our east and the huge forest sanctuary to our north. The kaka circling around us and the other birdlife made for total nature immersion. The cottage itself is very private and beautifully appointed with tasteful interior design and great art. The beds and bathrooms are perfect. We liked being able to pop down the road to the beaches - having Tawharanui Regional Park so close is such a bonus. We think this is a romantic retreat that we will just keep on coming back to. Thanks.
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