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Black Fern Matakana Luxury Accommodation overlooking Ascension Estate

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Overview
5 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
10 guests
2 nights minimum 
Villa
LUXURIOUS LODGE AND COTTAGE SLEEPING UP TO 10 PEOPLE. Ideal for: Couples retreats, family holidays, wedding accomodations, executive conferences. Search blackfernmatakana for more details. Purpose built, Black Fern Matakana is located between Warkworth and Matakana, on a 3.5 hectare site, 2/3 of which is covered with native bush including Kauri, Rimu, Totara and Puriri trees. Close to Matakana and Omaha Beach, (yet less than an hour from the Auckland Harbour Bridge), Black Fern is perfect for a relaxing holiday, entertaining, small business retreats, and wedding accommodation. With spectacular 360o views of the native bush, the valley and vineyards below, the Lodge at Black Fern features a spacious floor plan with four ensuite bedrooms. The fully equipped kitchen is a foodies' delight!...LUXURIOUS LODGE AND COTTAGE SLEEPING UP TO 10 PEOPLE. Ideal for: Couples retreats, family holidays, wedding accomodations, executive conferences. Search blackfernmatakana for more details. Purpose built, Black Fern Matakana is located between Warkworth and Matakana, on a 3.5 hectare site, 2/3 of which is covered with native bush including Kauri, Rimu, Totara and Puriri trees. Close to Matakana and Omaha Beach, (yet less than an hour from the Auckland Harbour Bridge), Black Fern is perfect for a relaxing holiday, entertaining, small business retreats, and wedding accommodation. With spectacular 360o views of the native bush, the valley and vineyards below, the Lodge at Black Fern features a spacious floor plan with four ensuite bedrooms. The fully equipped kitchen is a foodies' delight! The heated swimming pool is surrounded by landscaped gardens with easy access to the outdoor entertainment centre with its gas BBQ grill, fully equipped kitchen, sitting area and gas fireplace. The open plan living area with vaulted ceiling boasts spectacular views over the neighbouring Ascension vineyard and hills beyond, a 50' wide-screen high definition television with DVD player and Sky TV and a built-in gas fireplace. The kauri wood dining table can accommodate 12 people and the large kitchen area features a gas cooktop and eat-in bar. The spacious master bedroom also has panoramic countryside views, a large HD TV, and the master bath has 'his and her' basins, an enclosed shower and a bathtub. All bedrooms have king beds and private access to individual decks.The “Barn” is a separate fully self-contained cottage with its own king size bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living area. It can be rented in addition to the Lodge, (but not on its own) to bring the sleeping capacity up to 10 people. Free wireless high-speed internet is available throughout the property. Nestled in native bush but with expansive views into the surrounding hills and valleys, this retreat is the perfect place to unwind among the natural splendour and renowned culture of the Matakana area. Black Fern is available year-round. Book your stay today! Amenities:Heated Pool, Outdoor Gas Grill (BBQ), 50' Wide-Screen High Definition Television, Satellite TV, DVD Player, CD Player, free Wireless High-Speed Internet, 2 Fireplaces, Fully equipped Gourmet Kitchen, Gas cooktop, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator/Freezer, Ice Maker, Cooking Utensils and Dishes provided, Linens and Towels Provided, Washer and Dryer, Individually controlled Heating and Air Conditioning, Crib and High Chair Available, Non-smoking. Well behaved pets accommodated upon application.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
House is rented to only one renter at a time. Renter specifies number of bedrooms required. All non-rented bedrooms are locked off. As we are located in a residential neighbourhood, no outside noise, music or loud conversation is allowed. Strictly enforced.
Bedrooms
5 Super Kings
Bathrooms
1 Full bath4 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Vernon T
Hosting since April 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 20%
Response Time: Within a day

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KiwiDavebr
KiwiDavebr
Taupo, New Zealand217 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Superb accommodation
Eight of us booked in here for four nights and found this lodge to be fantastic We were four couples so we all had our own suite with our own en-suite so everyone has their own space The facilities are second to none with a beautiful swimming pool and lovely outdoor cabana with its own kitchen The setting is beautiful looking out over the vineyard to the hills beyond This place is perfect for all occasions Highly recommend
Visited February 2020
Written 19 February 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Dreamer52049854554
Dreamer52049854554
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A great place to unwind and enjoy local attractions
This is a repeat visit and will come again. Lodge amenities set up like a home away from home. Add stunning views and great outdoor entertainment area with pool and this is the perfect spot for a vacation.
Visited March 2019
Written 17 March 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

forclaudia
forclaudia
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feels like Heaven
Matakana is a dream in green. This lodge got everything you can dream off. Spacious, Clean, most beautiful beach Omaha just 15 min drive.
Visited January 2019
Written 12 January 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Peter R
Peter R
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a fantastic place, view, hosts and surroundings!
Can't say enough about our stay. The main house was wonderful for the six of us from Oregon, plenty of room, great views, swimming pool was refreshing. Great place for dining in or in barbecue area. Centrally located for us "roadtrippers", Beach, wine country and local lore all within easy driving distance. Our hosts went out of their way to provide a real "homey" experience with advice on restaurants, day trips, local shopping and sightseeing. Going back soon!
Visited February 2018
Written 8 May 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

calista022
calista022
Jaisalmer, India2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely property - great for groups & families
Lovely property located close to Warkworth and Matakana. Our group had a great stay and still made use of the outdoor areas and pool despite the bad weather! House was well set up and thought out. Communication with property manager was easy and prompt. Would highly recommend.
Visited February 2018
Written 17 February 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Vern T
Vern T
Thanks Calista, we are happy that you and your friends made some special memories at Black Fern, and would welcome you back!
Written 18 February 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Pam T
Pam T
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful, relaxing house, great views
Everything was clean and there was everything you needed if you wished to cook. The pool area is out of this world, lovely to have it heated too.
Visited April 2016 Travelled with family
Written 11 April 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sue K
Sue K
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A magical place to stay for a magical wedding event - perfect in every way.
Beautiful house, with everything you need for comfort without compramising elegance. Amazing pool and cabana area, which we used every day. Stunning views over the Ascension Wine Estate, where our daughter was married. Lovely bird-life and dragonflies flitting around the gardens, which were immaculate. Made our daughter's wedding all the more perfect being so close to the venue. Had a birthday celebration at the house the next day - all the guests raved about the lovely house. Love the garden sculptures. Thank you Jenny for allowing us to celebrate such important events during our stay in your beautiful home.
Visited March 2016 Travelled with family
Written 14 March 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

lizyg2020
lizyg2020
Auckland, New Zealand10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Magnificent property. Great for clients to stay during our film shoot
Thanks for accomodating our group on short notice. Was the icing on the cake of a great few days filming in this beautiful region.
Visited February 2016
Written 26 February 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sara M
Sara M
50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Luxurious Holiday Home, Fantastic Views. 5 Star and then some.
We had excellent communications from the agent throughout the booking process and we have to say, the house is everything that's advertised and more. Supremely Comfortable bedrooms, with great bathrooms and a great open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area, with a wonderful, backdrop of the valley through the huge windows. Very well equipped kitchen with a large fridge. Probably the most luxurious place we stayed in, during our trips to New Zealand. Oh and a fairly warm large swimming pool at the rear. A great location for exploring the area around Matakana and Warkworth. Make sure you visit The Tawhranui Regional Park for the wildlife. We will return.
Visited January 2016 Travelled with family
Written 18 February 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

glenys424
glenys424
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful property and outlook, excellent amenities and pool area.
We enjoyed our stay and the property is excellent especially the pool area and BBQ etc. Our stay was slightly spoilt by lack of management support. The housekeeper did not show up to open the house for us and the owner while trying to be helpful did not know much about the property especially when the power was lost to the heat pumps. We also left a satchel of DVDS in the house after departure and it took several phone calls from us to arrange courier pick up for them to be returned to us.
Visited January 2016 Travelled with family
Written 31 January 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Vern T
Vern T
This is all very surprising and disappointing as your family seemed very pleased with their stay. The housekeeper had met with an accident and I, the owner, met with you as you arrived and showed you all around the property, answering any questions you had. The heat pump problem was sorted within 5 minutes and there were no more problems. I called to let you know about the satchel left behind and drove back into town to arrange a courier to get it to you quickly, at no charge to you. There was one phone call from you and one from your hotel to give me the address. I then called them back to give them the tracking number. Your characterization of events is misleading and in fact untrue!
Written 1 February 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Outdoor amenities
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Patio
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Private yard
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Entertainment
  • Television
Nearby
  • Countryside area

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About the neighbourhood
Black Fern is perched on the hillside overlooking Ascension vineyard and enjoys fabulous views over the valley to the hills beyond. The property is north facing and nestled between native bush and rows of its own vines, in beautiful gardens. This home is the perfect place to unwind among the natural splendour and renowned culture of the Matakana area. Local Features: One hour north of Auckland Two hours south of the Bay of Islands 5 minutes to Matakana Village and the Farmers’ Market Three cinemas in Matakana screening first run films Renowned wineries and cafés nearby Morris and James Pottery Close to Tawharanui, Scandrett’s and Mahurangi Parks with excellent beaches and walks Minutes from famed Omaha and Pakiri Beaches Fishing Village of Leigh Goat Island Marine Reserve Two fine golf courses, Omaha and Warkworth, within 10 minutes’ drive
Access
Car advised

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
***ALL RATES HERE ARE QUOTED IN NEW ZEALAND DOLLARS*** Black Fern Matakana consists of the four en-suite bedroom Lodge, the one bedroom fully self contained Barn and the Entertainment Centre (pool, outdoor kitchen and dining area, fireplace etc.) All together the property accommodates 10 people with full privacy. The Barn is only available to those who also fully rent the Lodge The Lodge (4 en-suite bedrooms sleeping 8) 2 Bedrooms - $600/night, $3700/week 3 Bedrooms - $875night, $5300/week 4 Bedrooms - $1150/night, $7000/week 5 bedrooms - $1415/night $8290 Special Event Supplement - Small (6-10 non residents ) $300 Medium (11-20) $400 Large (20-35) $500 Security Deposit - $400 or 20% of the rental fee, whichever is greater. All prices include GST. Minimum stay requirements 2 night minimum at all times

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