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Black Fern Matakana Luxury Accommodation overlooking Ascension Estate

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View from dining table
View over Ascension Vineyard
Reflections in the swimming pool

Overview
5 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
10 guests
2 nights minimum 
vr.accommodationType.40.short_171f
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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ron d
ron d
Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
everything superb
Quality of property, the position the amenities, linen etc.plus access to a top class wine grower and restaurant made for a perfect holiday.We could not ask for better.
Visited December 2015 Travelled with family
Written 2 January 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

LokiNZ
LokiNZ
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful Place for a Small Wedding
Black fern is a wonderful place to host a small wedding. We had a beautiful time celebrating our small wedding with friends. The place is perfectly suited to self cater and host a celebration. The rooms are all large and spacious; the beds are super comfy. The pool area provided ample fun for guest to relax in the heated pool. The gardens and scenery provided excellent backdrops for photos. I look forward to returning sometime in the future
Visited October 2015
Written 19 October 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Thibaudtd B
Thibaudtd B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect venue whatever the weather
For my significant birthday I rented BlackFern for 3 couples. We took a truck load of beautiful food and cooked, laughed, drank and relaxed in the luxious Black Fern. It actually felt like home as soon as we opened the front door and smelt like new home smell. The weather came and went over the course of the weekend but it did not matter with 7 heat pumps and the heated out door pool was enjoyed by each couple as a morning wake up. Perfect.
Visited August 2015 Travelled with friends
Written 17 August 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Shuge Z
Shuge Z
Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great experiance
There are many good things to say about Black Fern. The breathtaking valley view,the handy location, the beautiful furnitshing, the cleaness, and the friendly hosts. Our kids enjoyed early morning swimming in the rain, although one of them got cold when we got back home :-( Start thinking about coming back again.
Visited April 2015
Written 20 April 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Hayley M
Hayley M
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Luxury in Matakana
We were fortunate enough to have our small wedding at Black Fern. We chose the property because of it's ability to lodge our extended family, giving each couple their own bathroom and also hiring out the barn meant that one lucky couple got an entire self-contained living space. We were also impressed by the lovely views over Ascension vineyard and the native bush surrounding the property. The facilities - amazing pool and outdoor barbecue along with a fantastic living area inside the main house meant that we could all relax and enjoy the things we wanted to, or hang out together in various spaces. It was a very special place to have all our family together to share in our special day! Vern and Jenny (the owners) are very lovely people and we were very lucky that they allowed us to have our wedding at Black Fern, especially as they have had some issues with noisy tenants in the past and this has caused some level of anxiety due to neighbours complaining. It's important to note that the property is in a bit of a valley, and noise does carry, so you need to be mindful that this isn't a place to come and party hard. You will be checked up on. We had such a special weekend and we were extremely lucky and fortunate to stay at Black Fern. We would definitely like to come back and stay again - it's the perfect place to get a few couples together, or friends, or family and spend a weekend relaxing together. A great base for the area too, with so many things to do and beautiful beaches and wineries to see in and around Matakana.
Visited March 2015 Travelled with family
Written 4 April 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Vern T
Vern T
Thank you Hayley for your lovely review, we are happy that you were able to make some special memories here at Black Fern. Especially nice that you were able to enjoy all the facilities that make Black Fern unique in the area! Thank you for mentioning that it is a place only for quiet and respectful guests! You were perfect guests and we would be happy to welcome you back here again soon. Best from Vern and Jenny
Written 10 April 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Moira K
Moira K
Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Luxurious, comfortable and tranquil place to stay
We choose Black Fern lodge as a place to stay for our wedding. It was a perfect base to catch up with friends and family for a pre-wedding BBQ and for the bridal party to get ready on the day of the wedding. It is a beautiful, comfortable house with excellent amenities. The fantastic views made for wonderful photo opportunities. Everyone commented on what an amazing place it was. We shall be back!
Visited March 2015
Written 28 March 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

GibsonsNZ
GibsonsNZ
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for three nights felt like three weeks!
Amazing house to relax and unwind. Superb expansive views and everything you need to sit back and enjoy a wonderful holiday. Definitely recommend!
Visited February 2015
Written 11 February 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Deborah V
Deborah V
Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Black Fern in Matakana is THE place to stay!
I rented Black Fern in Matakana for myself and my bridesmaids to stay before and after my wedding. We met Vern the owner who greeted us when we arrived and showed us around the venue, Vern was very welcoming and accommodating :). The venue was just like the photos online and was the perfect place for us to stay and also for our pre wedding photos. The full outdoor entertaining area by the pool is amazing and very relaxing. The view from the venue is beautiful and breathtaking. Renting this venue is painless as you are dealing with fantastic people like Ged and Bev when you book and your security deposit if appropriate is refunding back to you within days. I honestly couldn't have asked for a better venue to stay in!
Visited January 2015 Travelled with friends
Written 27 January 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

jaeynsham
jaeynsham
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing property, great for a family
We were in Matakana for a family wedding and this house was a great base for that. It is spacious, with good size rooms, a great out door area by the pool and has good views.. The house was very clean and had everything we needed. WIFI worked without a hitch We would recommend this home to any discerning holiday maker who appreciate quality and comfort in all respects.
Visited November 2014 Travelled with family
Written 24 November 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

NJH1
NJH1
Auckland, New Zealand77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic!
Amazing property. Very well presented with all the mod cons. Outdoor entertainment area was an absolute highlight. Would definitely recommend.
Visited October 2014
Written 10 November 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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

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Map
Getting there
Auckland Intl Airport
71.6 km

Whangarei Airport
73 km
Restaurants
Rothko at Sculptureum
6.3 km

Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen
5.3 km

Plume Restaurant
2.2 km

Charlie's Gelato Garden
2.2 km
Attractions
Sculptureum
6.3 kmArt Galleries

Of Hand & Heart
2.8 kmArt Galleries

Brick Bay Sculpture Trail
5.3 kmHiking Trails

Matakana Village
4.3 kmPoints of Interest & Landmarks
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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