Arriving onto the property we were pleasantly surprised by not only the great location but the amazing property itself. It overlooks Cooks Beach, beside a boutique winery and a short walk to the best beach in the area. We had the top floor master suite that had complete privacy and expansive windows and deck overlooking the bay. The bed was very comfortable and the small touches like beach towels and complimentary mini bar was a great added touch. Tom our host made us feel welcome and comfortable as we enjoyed the use of the whole homestead - he can also whip up a very delish breakfast. We would highly recommend a getaway here.
We had a fantastic time here. The location and views are stunning and the property is beautifully done. The host was very friendly and thoughtful. We will definitely be back if we can. It is well worth it.
A great place with a fantastic view over the bay and surroundings. And Rick, the owner and host, is the best host you can think of. Only a few rooms make this feeling you are visiting his home, and a nice breakfast is also served each day. They even served us a great Christmas dinner which we ate together with Rick and his son. A great stay we always will remember
Cooks Gate is a stunning house in a magnificent location above Cooks Beach. The views are spectacular, the rooms are comfortable (we were in the smallest of the four available and it was lovely), and the breakfast was delicious. Rick, the host, is charming and all of his suggestions of things to do were spot on - he even booked them for us! The whole house can be booked - it would be an amazing venue for a family reunion!
We stayed here with a group of friends last weekend - and what a fantastic time we had. Cooks Gate lodge has everything going for it - stunning views, winery next door, amazing sleeping areas, awesome open fire, great Gourmet BBQ outside, Pizza oven, huge entertaining area and super sized kitchen and storage for everything you can imagine. I would not hesitate to recommend this place as a perfect place to meet with a group of friends, or family get togethers. The owners were very accommodating and nothing was a problem for them the whole time we were there. We will be back to stay that's for sure!
What a stunning place to stay. I honestly thought id arrived at the wrong place to begin with. The long winding road to the place made it feel so secluded. We arrived to find a lovely note from Rick telling us the details of the place, and our key was in the door to the room. The room itself was huge and the rest of the property you share with the other guests. In the morning we met Rick and his helper Holly, who served us breakfast and Rick took a genuine interest in us and what our plans were. He recommend a fantastic rib boat tour of Mercury bay, and lent us a spade for hot water beach. he couldnt have been nicer. The room also had courtesy wine and chocolate. The vineyard next door is great for food, and then come back to Cooks Gate to enjoy the view and some wine. I would come here again and again if i could. You wont be disappointed staying here…
We recently stayed here for a work function and the property was amazing. it catered to our group of 12 perfectly and we had the whole lodge for use. The bedrooms are beautiful and the grounds are perfectly maintained. Looking for an excuse to go back and stay again!
Cooks Gate was the perfect venue for our daughters wedding. From the panoramic views to the colourful, well maintained gardens the Mediterranean feel abounds. There is ample parking and room for catering vehicles near to the main complex. The chiller room keeps drinks cool and the extra toilet is a welcome addition. We hosted 65 guests and found the owner was both efficient and relaxed. Nothing we asked for was too much trouble and we certainly recommend the comfortable accommodation here.