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THE CARRIAGE HOUSE - BAY OF ISLANDSI - Boutique Apartment

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
2 nights minimum 
Cottage
The Carriage House is on a 25 acre Horse Breeding Farm overlooking KERIKERI Inlet BAY OF ISLANDS,New Zealand 3 hours North of Auckland or 40 mins flight,You have sole occupancy of the Self-Contained 2 Kingsize Bedroom Cottage Apartment with 2 Bathrooms Large Living Dining Room,study,fully equipped Kitchen and laundry. The Bay of Islands is popular for Boat trips round the Islands,Sailing,Fishing,Diving,Swimming from the many beaches to the North. There are four good GOLF courses including"Kauri Cliffs".There are stunning Coastal Walks and Drives and Giant Kauri Trees to explore. Only 2 miles to KERIKERI shops Restaurants and the Historic First Settlement. You look over Grazing Shire Horses in the Paddocks. The Carriage House contains a collection of Vintage Horse-Drawn Vehicle...The Carriage House is on a 25 acre Horse Breeding Farm overlooking KERIKERI Inlet BAY OF ISLANDS,New Zealand 3 hours North of Auckland or 40 mins flight,You have sole occupancy of the Self-Contained 2 Kingsize Bedroom Cottage Apartment with 2 Bathrooms Large Living Dining Room,study,fully equipped Kitchen and laundry. The Bay of Islands is popular for Boat trips round the Islands,Sailing,Fishing,Diving,Swimming from the many beaches to the North. There are four good GOLF courses including"Kauri Cliffs".There are stunning Coastal Walks and Drives and Giant Kauri Trees to explore. Only 2 miles to KERIKERI shops Restaurants and the Historic First Settlement. You look over Grazing Shire Horses in the Paddocks. The Carriage House contains a collection of Vintage Horse-Drawn Vehicles. At the end of the Garden there is a jetty for your Kayak or you can just enjoy the reflections of moored yachts.There is so much to do in the Bay of Islands you will want to stay longer. Your hosts live nearby and they can give advice on places to visit to make each day interesting. Click on "OWNERS WEBSITE" or Google The-Carriage-House.co.nz to get full description and more photos.Check AVAILABILITY on your dates.You get instant CONFIRMATION. There is a Rate for 2 guests and a Rate for 4 guests also 7 nights for the price of 6. Be sure to visit our page "Things to do in the Bay of Islands" and Video This is a quiet location only 2 miles from historic sites of Kerikeri, the restaurants and shops.Your self-contained accommodation enjoys privacy yet your hosts are available to advise you on the best places to go and what is interesting to see in the Bay of Islands. More pictures on "owners website" or Google The Carriage House.co.NZ Many from Europe come to this warm town to ESCAPE THE NORTHERN WINTER. They enjoy golf,fishing, boat trips, bowls, tennis, swimming and sailing. The historic buildings of the first settlement by missionaries is only a short distance away. There is so much to do in the Bay of Islands you will want to extend your stay. THE CARRIAGE HOUSE also has a collection of vintage horse-drawn vehicles which are in regular use and pulled by Shire or Clydesdale horses.Vintage cars and 18th century antiques are also cared for by your English Hosts. You will see more pictures and availability by going to our website,
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
This is a Self-Catering, Self-Contained Luxury Cottage Apartment. Your Hosts Live nearby and are available for advice on nice places to dine or visit.
Bedrooms
1 Super King1 King2 Singles
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Sylvia and Adrian G
Hosting since July 2008
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 56%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guestsAs you will read in the Reviews we make a point of greeting our guests and telling them about the many places to visit and good restaurants too.Many horselovers like to learn about our SHIRE and CLYDE horses and see the vintage carriages still in regular use. We recommend Boat trips,Sailing or Fishing. The choice of several Golf courses and Swimming Beaches.So many guests have kept in touch as friends until their next visit,Children enjoy this place and can Kayak off the jetty.

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tarr620
tarr620
Ellijay, GA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
excellence in Keri Keri
Actually arrived to the most charming house ever! Every convenience, even washer and dryer which saves a lot in over packing! Very convenient to town and spectacular waterfall fall hikes. Beautiful horses to admire and grounds. Stayed 2 weeks could have moved in for months. #1 on our return homes to visit. Charming host watching over us for any needs. So long dear Adrien but not goodbye Robert and Susan
Visited March 2024
Written 16 March 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sarai
Sarai
Tamahere, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful holidays...
The carriage house is a great place to stay, excellent location to discover the Bay of Islands and travel north. Adrian is an amazing host. The house, the horses and an amazing collection of cars and carriages, everything was perfect.
Visited January 2021
Written 17 January 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Andrew P
Andrew P
Auckland Central, New Zealand5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Superb spacious getaway
Located about 2km to from the center of KeriKeri, The Carriage House was a real find. Set in rural paddocks with horses, very peaceful. Immaculately clean, with two bedrooms both with bathrooms a well appointed kitchen and lounge. Adrian is super welcoming! Would highly recommend.
Visited January 2021
Written 2 January 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Inspire59908318780
Inspire59908318780
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Such a memorable stay!
I am thrilled to write a review for the Carriage House. My husband and I stayed for two nights for our anniversary and absolutely loved it. Adrian was such a welcoming host. Knowing that I am very interested in horses and in particular driving horses, he went out of his way to take us on two wonderful rides. First with two lovely gypsy cobs and the next day, through Kerikeri township with two of his beautiful Shires. It was amazing! Both David and I found it fascinating seeing Adrian's vintage cars, the large array of harness for the horses, his beautiful furniture and clocks, and so on!! The Carriage House is everything I hoped for and more...spacious, spotlessly clean, and welcoming. I would have loved to stay longer. The Stone Store is fascinating, Kemp House beautiful, the gardens around them inspiring. We had lunch at the Plough and Feather-fantastic! There were lots of choices for dinner...all in all, a wonderful time (and that's without going further afield and exploring the beautiful Bay of Islands!
Visited November 2020
Written 7 December 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Aliya
Aliya
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
high standard
i have travelled with my friends many where in Newziland and have stay in many hotel but we haven't ever seen the standard like THE CARRIAGE HOUSE - BAY OF ISLANDSI
Visited November 2019
Written 1 November 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

duncanhjblack
duncanhjblack
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
THE place to Stay in Kerrikerri
Adrian & Silvia are the perfect hosts..the accommodation is perfect for two couples or a family.. clean, well equipped and VERY comfortable. The location is just outside of Kerrikerri which is a great town to base yourself to explore the area..good restaurants and very alive! Adrian has the most amazing collection of vintage carriages & cars and will delight you when he shows you his 'Toys'..in addition he has some wonderful cart horses to pull the carriages .. we were lucky enough to clip clop into town on one..very regal! we stayed for 5 nights and enjoyed every moment..even to the point of saying we will probably have a return visit. Go for it!
Visited November 2019
Written 11 November 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Philippa W
Philippa W
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
High quality accommodation in beautiful setting
Family holiday here with two primary-school aged boys. We have travelled quite a lot in NZ and this is a really high standard, very clean and lots of kitchen equipment. Beautiful wooden floors, lots of space and 2 modern bathrooms; but also very unique and historic with many carriages, cars, horses and other animals to amuse the children. Very friendly welcome from Adrian who was available to answer questions at other times. Amazingly generous on our last morning when he agreed to take us out in his horse-drawn carriage - a real experience. Great location (you'd need a car to get into the centre of Kerikeri and restaurants etc, although we did a nice 20 minute country walk to the Stone Store), very peaceful and lovely views from the slightly elevated position of the apartment. We stayed 4 nights then went over to Hokianga for the rest of the week, which was a great combination, although there's plenty to do around Kerikeri and wouldn't get bored if staying a week or longer.
Visited October 2019
Written 12 October 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Climber04290843435
Climber04290843435
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Pet friendly wonderful place
The Carriage Hose is special place just far enough out of Kerikeri to be in the countryside but close enough to town for easy access to restaurants or home delivery of takeout food. The apartment is peaceful, tastefully decorated, warm, spacious and spotlessly clean. We enjoyed a special stay for our Opal wedding anniversary and loved the horses and seeing the carriages working. Our dog enjoyed romping about the fully fenced paddock beside the property. Adrian and Sylvia are very welcoming and hospitable. A+ accommodation.
Visited September 2019
Written 18 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Michael
Michael
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfection personified!
I have stayed in many holiday apartments/houses in many countries over the years and The Carriage House has to rate as one of the very best. Setting, ambience, space, level of equipment and service all 100%. Perfect, well done to The Carriage House.
Visited May 2019
Written 10 June 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
TheCarriageHouseNZ
TheCarriageHouseNZ
Well that is a nice recommendation. People are surprised how large the Cottage Apartment is. Dining areas inside and out on the deck, Two couches an Office and a fully equipped Kitchen and Laundry.Sylvia and Adrian enjoy meeting the guests and helping them find enjoyment in the Bay of Islands
Written 11 June 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Louise
Louise
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Relaxed Farm Stay - Great Hosts
Very special place and very special hosts. Nice surprises - Shire horses, rabbits, birds, trees, water jetty, carriages and drays and beautiful vintage autos. Wonderful stay for our family. Adrian and Sylvia were great hosts and provided really helpful advice on local activities. The property was peaceful with nice relaxed opportunities for interacting with the horses. We would love to go back.
Visited January 2019
Written 25 January 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
TheCarriageHouseNZ
TheCarriageHouseNZ
There is so much to do in the Bay of Islands that we have a page on our Website with photos of all the activities. Please visit THE CARRIAGE HOUSE NZ before deciding. Most stay for 6 or 7 nights.
Written 28 January 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Entertainment
  • Television
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
Parking
  • Parking available
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Countryside area
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Terrace
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Scenic views
  • Waterfront views

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About the neighbourhood
There are five National Trust houses to visit within one hours drive. These include Mission Houses and the Waitangi Treaty House which is a museum depicting the signing of a treaty with the Maories in1840. Fullers Great Sights is the leading tourist boat operator based in Paihia 15 minutes drive. Yacht charters and deep sea fishing expeditions and diving on sunken warships are all available. The east coast has good swimming beaches and exploring the bays by Kayak can start from the Jetty at THE CARRIAGE HOUSE. Fullers offer a 4 hour Boat Trip round the Islands and to the Hole in the Rock. A restored BRIGANTINE called Tucker Thompson offers a full day sail with lunch stop at an Island Bay.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
The Bay of Islands is in the North of New Zealand about 3 hours drive North from Auckland. You can also fly to Kerikeri, Bay of Islands airport in 40 minutes.Rental cars are available. The Carriage House is on the Waterfront just 2km from town shops and 5km from the Airport. Entering Kerikeri you see BP on the right and COUNTDOWN Supermaket on the left. Turn right at the small roundabout and keep right into COBHAM Road.After 1 Km at a left turn Cobham changes its name to KERIKERI INLET ROAD. Watch the numbers increase on the left side.We are No 175 and you see THE CARRIAGE HOUSE on a white gate. Go down the drive till you see a RED ROOF building on your right. This is your Cottage Apartment. Park outside the Garage doors .
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Please go to OWNERS WEBSITE to check AVAILABILITY and BOOK Best to go and Google THE CARRIAGE HOUSE .NZ Then you can PAY in NZ dollars. With Instant Confirmation.. secure credit card payment facility will be found - You will also find RATES FOR 2 PERSONS and rates for 4 persons in NZ Dollars> Special Offer:- Stay 7 nights and pay for 6 nights

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