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THE CARRIAGE HOUSE - BAY OF ISLANDSI - Boutique Apartment

24 reviews
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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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 course 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 which are used most days to pull wagons in the traditional way. The Carria...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 course 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 which are used most days to pull wagons in the traditional way. 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, More
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About the Owner
Sylvia and Adrian G
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2008
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As 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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Reviewed 11 June 2019

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.More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Aultmore
TheCarriageHouseNZ, VR Owner at THE CARRIAGE HOUSE - BAY OF ISLANDSI - Boutique Apartment, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2019

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...More

Reviewed 26 January 2019

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...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank LouiseTalk
TheCarriageHouseNZ, VR Owner at THE CARRIAGE HOUSE - BAY OF ISLANDSI - Boutique Apartment, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2019

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.

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Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

We had a great stay at the Carriage House. Adrian was very helpful with local information. It’s an excellent location for exploring the north. We did the Cape Reinga coach trip from Kerikeri and got the ferry across to the beautiful Russell from Pahia.More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Steph_Paris_Jul
TheCarriageHouseNZ, VR Owner at THE CARRIAGE HOUSE - BAY OF ISLANDSI - Boutique Apartment, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2019

Our French Visitors were escaping the Northern winter. Many come back each year.. Some end up buying a Holiday Home here because there is so much of interest and a good climate. Russell is an old Whaling port still unspoilt. Kerikeri was the first settlement...More

Reviewed 16 November 2018

The Carriage house in kerikeri was am amazing experience. It's an easy drive to so many things that although we stayed for 3 nights we just couldn't do everything. We ate in Kerikeri, played in Pahia, drive to Russell and still had plenty left to...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank DebS968
TheCarriageHouseNZ, VR Owner at THE CARRIAGE HOUSE - BAY OF ISLANDSI - Boutique Apartment, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2018

So glad you enjoyed your stay. Many guests find that there is so much to do in the Bay of Islands that they should stay 5 or 6 nights.It is a Destination.. You need to do a boat trip and visit the STONE STORE and...More

Reviewed 27 February 2018

The four of us spent four nights at The Carriage House in early February 2018. It was the perfect place to stay – spacious, clean and well equipped. The owners, Adrian and Sylvia could not have been more helpful and their knowledge of the local...More

Date of stay: February 2018
1  Thank BrianRosie2014
TheCarriageHouseNZ, VR Owner at THE CARRIAGE HOUSE - BAY OF ISLANDSI - Boutique Apartment, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2019

The horses all pull carriages and wagons. We train them to be safe on the public roads.This helps make KERIKERI a special little town in the North of New Zealand. Visit THE CARRIAGE HOUSE NZ for more information on activities available.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Washer
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
A Winter Sun Getaway
Waterfront
Iron
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Kettle
Internet Access
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Toaster
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Does this holiday rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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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.
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 .
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