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Magic Cottages at Takou River

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660 Takou Bay Road Northland, Kerikeri 0246 New Zealand
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Set a short distance from Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands and voted one of the Top Ten Luxury Lodges in New Zealand, Magic Cottages at Takou River are secluded and beautiful riverside retreats set on the banks of the picturesque Takou River. Within earshot of the sea at Takou Bay and surrounded by 150 acres of certified organic pasture, native bush and 5 acres of sub-tropical gardens, the 4 cottages and recently completed Lodge provide boutique self-catering accommodation that is eco-friendly yet still indulgent.Peace, seclusion and tranquility abound - a beautiful private river frontage; 150 acres of organic farmland with marked walks along the river bank, through native bush and pastures to secluded swimming and picnic spots; magical glow worms; 5 acres of beautiful sub-tropical gardens to wander and explore; our private jetty and boat house with free kayaks, canoes and fishing rods; and last but not least, access to the beautiful deserted sandy beaches at Takou Bay a short paddle or drive downstream. Once you've finished exploring, relax and unwind in the privacy of your cottage with a pampering massage or spa treatment. To complete your stay, gourmet meals are also available by prior arrangement. Magic Cottages are centrally located to explore the wider Bay of Islands and Far North, yet hidden away from the hustle and bustle amid 150 acres of organic pasture, native bush and river frontage. Enjoy the flourishing birdlife; wander enchanted gardens and riverside walks; paddle to Takou Bay; relax, refresh and romance in the claw foot bath – or bask in the bliss of doing absolutely nothing.
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JB R wrote a review Jan 2022
34 contributions9 helpful votes
This is a unique place with amazing views, making you feel you are miles away from the world and yet you are 15mn away from Kerikeri. The chalet is beautiful with an amazing deck overlooking the river. We recommend taking the kayaks to the beach😀
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Queen Rio wrote a review May 2021
Whangarei, New Zealand239 contributions13 helpful votes
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This place is absolutely stunning. We stayed for a few nights at the Glamping site and were blown away with all the amenities. We had our own jetty, canoe, fishing rods/gear and life jackets. The outdoor bath was amazing and I spent a lot of my time in there reading, gazing at the stars and just relaxing. The Glamping site was by far the most secluded of all the other sites so we were very happy that we came across no other guests at all. From previous reviews I can understand why you’d see other guests at all the other sites upon exploration of them. The bed tent was phenomenal, it had a bed with a mosquito net which was huge and very comfy, couch, bean bags, table and chairs, chest of drawers and a clothes rack. There was so much space and all you needed to take there is food and your clothes. The kitchen/bathroom shack was also very good and the deck had a bbq out on it that we actually cooked on a lot. The grounds were beautiful and we spent a few hours exploring them. We canoed down to Takou Bay on one of our days and it was pretty magical as Takou Bay has no public access. For us the only thing we could fault was the driveway, it is absolutely ridiculous if you have a low car, my partner joked that he grated the gravel for them the whole way! For us the cost was ok but you can definitely have this experience for cheaper as there are similar Glamping experiences to this in the north.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled
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russell r wrote a review Jan 2021
Piha, New Zealand27 contributions28 helpful votes
We had the clamping experience. It was wet on arrival but that did not dampen our moods. I was not 100% sure what to expect and thought we might be sharing the cooking faculty or a site with someone else close by but was pleasantly surprised to find we had the location to ourselves. I enjoyed not having access to mobile coverage. This was perfect for recharging ourselves after the Xmas/New Year rush. We stayed only two nights. I would recommend a minimum of 3 as we did not cover off everything we would have liked to have done because it was so beautiful and just wanted to relax and take it all in. Perfect for a couple wanting to find each other again and experience nature at its best away from the daily grind some of us have.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled
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ladydoc2006 wrote a review Oct 2020
Invercargill, New Zealand90 contributions61 helpful votes
We stayed 5 nights in the Lodge. It was clean, comfortable, and spacious. The views of the gardens and river were so lovely. The kids and I fought over who got to use the jet tub in the master bath, and it was great to have a full kitchen and two bathrooms. Although there were other guests in nearby cottages, we had plenty of privacy. Anna arranged pony rides for the kids and I had a wonderful massage and pedicure on site. We all enjoyed kayaking on the river and our night hike to see the glow worms. We were easily able to drive into Kerikeri (about 25 minutes) and we also took day trips to Bay of Islands and to Cape Reinga. We were all sad to leave and would love to stay here again. It was the perfect Northland holiday! Thank you so much, Anna, Ian, and family!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: The Lodge is a great option for a few couples or a family
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Response from Anna Sizer, Owner at Magic Cottages at Takou River
Responded 10 Oct 2020
It was a pleasure to meet your family and we're so glad you had such a wonderful stay at Takou River. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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Chris S wrote a review Oct 2020
Lower Hutt, New Zealand70 contributions10 helpful votes
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We were simply blessed to be able to stay two nights in the Magic Cottage, right overlooking the banks of the gorgeous Takou River. The setting was so utterly serene with a beautiful room, complete with a claw foot bath tub on the deck and a bay window looking out on the river as it meanders by. We availed ourselves of the kayaks in the adjacent boatshed to explore the river and the abundant birdlife. It felt a million miles from anywhere even though we were only twenty minutes out of Kerikeri. We wandered the track around the property and checked out some of the other accommodation on site, which offer something for everyone from romantic getaways, mindful retreats and families getting time away together. There is no cell coverage at all and only limited wifi (email only).
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: The Shearer's Lodge is suited to families while the Magic Cottage is the most secluded. There...
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Response from Anna Sizer, Owner at Magic Cottages at Takou River
Responded 10 Oct 2020
It was a pleasure to meet you both and we're so pleased Takou River and Magic Cottage worked their Magic for you! All the best and look forward to being able to welcome you back soon.
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US$263 - US$271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionBay of IslandsKerikeri
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Magic Cottages at Takou River
Which popular attractions are close to Magic Cottages at Takou River?
Nearby attractions include Matauri Bay Beach (5.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Magic Cottages at Takou River?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, a hot tub, and free internet access.
Is parking available at Magic Cottages at Takou River?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Magic Cottages at Takou River?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station (13.5 km), KeriKeri New Zealand (14.3 km), and Akeake Historic Reserve Track (15.1 km).
Does Magic Cottages at Takou River have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.