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462 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0293 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 17/04/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 17/04/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Kerikeri
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Moon Gate Villa is rated as 5 star gold, Boutique & Lodge accommodation by New Zealand's official tourism authority. Inspired by the shape of Cupid’s bow, the Villa was designed as an elegant country retreat for a romance novelist. Relax surrounded by 1.5 acres of landscaped gardens and reflective pools. All 3 air conditioned suites feature private en-suite bathrooms, fine linens on king size beds. Free fibre connected WiFi Internet access points in every room, and our delicious breakfasts are included in all rates. Extras include in-house movies on large video screens, and private phones with complimentary national phone calls. The villa features a dedicated guest lounge and solar heated lagoon pool. Evening dining available by arrangement. Discover our 5 waterfall walks, New Zealand's oldest European buildings, organic orchards, wineries and fine restaurants. Located in the heart of the Bay of Islands; only 2 minutes from Kerikeri village and 15 minutes from Waitangi Treaty Grounds
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Walking tours
Adults only
Baggage storage
Electric vehicle charging station
Pool / beach towels
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
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Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
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Private balcony
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
On-demand films
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Psykee wrote a review May 2022
18 contributions4 helpful votes
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Moongate Villa Nau Mai Haeremai Haeremai In the heart of Maori history glows a Moongate and the stars align when Lionel & Rob greet you at the entry. Inside lies a galaxy of comfort and graceful living, you can be a skywalker or a dawn treader and you will find a treasury of New Zealand culinary breakfast delight combined with Kiwi hospitality second to none. Forget the stress of yesterday or tomorrow, for here you are held secure in peaceful moments, this place unites us all in its beauty. Tuia ki runga Unite above Tuia ki raro Unite below Tuia ki waho Unite without Tuia ki roto Unite within Tuia ki te here tangata United as one Ka rongote po Listen to the night Ka rongote ao Listen to the world Haumi....e Now we can come Hui....e Together as Taiku....e One. Nga Mihi Lionel &Rob Thank you 💞💘🌈 Love heaps Sara & Michael
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 20 Jun 2022
Kia ora Sara and Michael Thank you for the wonderful review I'm not sure what more I can say but thank you again and hope to see you back here in the future. Arohanui from the team
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Jeremy wrote a review May 2022
Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions1 helpful vote
Lionel and Rob's attention to detail, the tranquillity of the setting, the gardens, Rob and Lionel's hospitality from booking until we left, the breakfasts and quality of accommodation mean if we have to stay in Northland, we will be staying here again. Very hard to beat.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Lionel Chambers, Owner at Moon Gate Villa
Responded 5 May 2022
Kia ora jhnewz Thank you for taking time to write us a perfect review. We thoroughly enjoyed looking after you and look forward to spoiling you again in the future. Nga mihi
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trevorg01 wrote a review Apr 2022
whangarei43 contributions16 helpful votes
Our 3rd stay here with the guys , we have a dog so choose the villa . We are always greeted beautifully and made welcome . Their attention to detail within the property is fastidious and we always comment on how clean and well presented it is. We always recommend to friends and we will keep coming back.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Come prepared to chill out and be spoiled
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Response from Lionel Chambers, Owner at Moon Gate Villa
Responded 28 Apr 2022
Kia ora trevorg01 Thank you for the wonderful comments and review. We really enjoyed your return visit and I'm sure little Bonnie loved it too having her own park to play ball in! Thank you also for the recommendations to your friends; we were delighted to look after them as well. Look forward to your next visit soon. Nga mihi - Team Moon Gate.
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Shelley C wrote a review Apr 2022
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This is an absolutely beautiful garden oasis, hosted to perfection by Lionel and Rob who are charming, helpful and informative. There are two guest suites, a guest lounge and dining room opening out onto park-like grounds. Very quiet, private location. Our room was large, well equipped and extremely comfortable with beautiful linen, a lovely selection of teas, coffee and baking, a lovely shower and large sliding doors overlooking private, sub tropical gardens. Anyone interested in gardens will delight in the skillful landscaping and variety of plants. Non gardeners will be happy to sit in a chair with a book and enjoy the sound of birds or a dip in the pool. There is also a cottage in the grounds available to holidaymakers who are travelling with a dog. The house and grounds have a story to tell, well documented by Lionel and Rob, which I will leave them to tell. Breakfast was a gourmet treat of fresh fruit and pastries, good coffee and an excellent cooked breakfast too. We had a lovely relaxing weekend and would recommend this wonderful spot to anyone.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Lionel Chambers, Owner at Moon Gate Villa
Responded 26 Apr 2022
Kia Ora 02558SWshelleyc Thank you for taking time to write us a wonderful review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your room and the gardens and we appreciated your valued opinion on a tree's well being in our garden and will definitely look at providing it with the best solution. We look forward to you visiting us again in the future. All the best Nga mihi - Moon Gate Team
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Michelle P wrote a review Apr 2022
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We had an amazing 5 day stay at Moongate, such a magical spot, we felt like we were in the tropics. The lads were fabulous, great company good banter and epic breakfasts. The dogs were a added bonus and we felt right at home. The rooms were beautiful and clean and the gardens were immaculate. Keep been the best hostest you have a beautiful boutique you should be both proud off. See you again sometime soon.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Lionel Chambers, Owner at Moon Gate Villa
Responded 13 Apr 2022
Kia ora MichelleP5765 Thank you for your amazing review of our magical spot. We also enjoyed our banters and you were all fantastic! We absolutely look forward to looking after you all again sometime soon. Hope you are all well and give a big hello to everyone esle. Nga mihinui
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Wagaitwag wrote a review Mar 2022
Northland Region, New Zealand434 contributions53 helpful votes
From the moment we arrived, the hosts were fantastic in providing a wonderful and memorable stay. My partner had arranged a surprise weekend away for my birthday and villa provided a lot of WOW moments in every way. From the little self contained cottage, to the large comfortable bed and linen and the toiletries, the gardens, then on our last day the cooked breakfast delivered to the cottage. Simply the best!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lionel Chambers, Owner at Moon Gate Villa
Responded 13 Apr 2022
Kia ora Wagaitwag Thank you for taking time to provide Moon Gate with a wonderful review. We enjoyed looking after you both and happy you loved your cooked breakfast delivered to your cottage. We hope your both well and look forward to looking after you again in the future. All the best from the Team
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Joanne N wrote a review Mar 2022
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What a wonderful place to stay from the moment you arrive. We loved the privacy and the lovely tropical garden. The pool was well kept, clean and just a few steps from our door. Lionel and Rob were great hosts and pointed out places for dinner and places to see. One afternoon we ordered a platter that had everything we needed and more. It was so relaxing to sit in the garden and enjoy with our wine. The bed turn down and chocolates in the evening finished our days perfectly. Would love to stay again.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Lionel Chambers, Owner at Moon Gate Villa
Responded 16 Mar 2022
Kia ora P8584Ejoannen, Thank you for writing us a wonderful review and also popping a lovely note in our guest book. We would have loved to chat more about eveything BnB and share our experiences. I'm sure we will have an opportinuty to catch up with you both at a future opportunity. We hope you had a lovely trip back home to Matarangi. All the best Nga Mihi; everyone at Moon Gate!
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Sophia L wrote a review Mar 2022
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We recently stayed at Moon Gate Villa and enjoyed all the comforts of being in the Orchard Cottage. This was a rescheduled trip after covid lockdowns and rebooking the stay was made very easy. The welcome and hospitality was delightful and the surrounding grounds peaceful and beautifully maintained. Airport pick up and drop off by the hosts added to the warm welcome and farewell. The daily breakfast options that included local fruit and home made muesli was delishous before we went out to explore the highlights of Kerikeri every day. Additional food and drink options were available if we had wanted them too. The cottage was set up with everything you could want for a comfortable and relaxing stay for a couple. Would recommend Moon Gate Villa as a very special place to stay.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lionel Chambers, Owner at Moon Gate Villa
Responded 16 Mar 2022
Kia ora sophia1633 Thank you for taking the time to give us a fabulous review and letting others know what a fantastic stay you had in our Orchard Cottage. I really enjoy airport pickup/dropoff when requested by guest for that very reason...(warm welcome and farewell) almost like welcoming and seeing family off. Maybe your next visit you will take up the wonderful Villa full breakfast offer. Hope you had a safe trip home and look forward to looking after you again in the future. Nga mihi, Moon Gate
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Cheryle R wrote a review Feb 2022
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We enjoyed two nights in the cottage which was very clean and provided everything we needed, with a lovely deck overlooking their gorgeous gardens. The hosts we very warm and welcoming and kindly recommended and booked our dinner reservations. Wonderful generous breakfast, nice to have it dropped off to the cottage in the evening so we could enjoy it at our leisure in the morning. We would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lionel Chambers, Owner at Moon Gate Villa
Responded 16 Mar 2022
Kia ora Cheryler2022 Thank you very much for taking time to write us a wonderful review, we always appreciate guest doing this for us and we look forward to looking after you both again in the future. all the best Nga mihi.
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Tania14 wrote a review Jan 2022
Ashburton, New Zealand9 contributions1 helpful vote
First Class, Best Ever!. Our second time staying here in the cute little cottage that has all the extra little touches that make it so luxurious. As usual Lionel and Rob were amazing hosts, very welcoming and thoughtful along with Mojo and Whitu their lovely dogs that would occasionally come on over to visit. We have once again so enjoyed our time here relaxing by the pool or out on our lounges by our cottage surrounded by their beautiful garden . Fantastic place stay.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Lionel Chambers, Owner at Moon Gate Villa
Responded 20 Jan 2022
Kia ora Tania14, Thanks for the review. It was great having you back and we are looking forward to the end of this year....yay! Hope all is well with you both, takecare and keep safe. Nga mihi from the Moon Gate Team
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US$180 - US$221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionBay of IslandsKerikeri
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Moon Gate Villa
Which popular attractions are close to Moon Gate Villa?
Nearby attractions include Rainbow Falls (3.2 km), The Parrot Place (4.1 km), and The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station (3.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Moon Gate Villa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Moon Gate Villa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Moon Gate Villa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Moon Gate Villa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Moon Gate Villa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Curry King Indian And Thai Cuisine, Ake Ake Vineyard Restaurant, and Marsden Estate Winery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Moon Gate Villa?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Moon Gate Villa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station (3.6 km), KeriKeri New Zealand (2.0 km), and Kororipo Heritage Park (3.6 km).