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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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JDR401
JDR401
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a magnificent Lodge - total luxury.
Spacious and luxurious Lodge and the 'Barn' also excellent for one couple. Very warm, beautiful views over the vineyards. Loved the outside entertainment area with huge BBQ and all facilities.
Visited May 2014 Travelled with family
Written 19 May 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

odile -:- Auckland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic!
we wanted a place for our last weekend for a while with our daughters. This place was amazing! everything we wanted was there : the heated pool, spacious, warm; the house spacious, warm, and we felt at home straight away; the kitchen is wonderful with everything you need; the beds are great; and the pool area blew us away! The fire, the full kitchen from fridge to dishwasher, easy to create a great ambiance. well done. We will be back! Thank you very much for sharing such a fantastic place. Odile
Visited April 2014
Written 28 April 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Donna -:- Whangarei
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing property, that caters to all your needs, didn't want to
Black Fern Matakana is a stunning, luxurious property, the pool area is fantastic, the owners truly thought of everything! Beautiful memories created and treasured during our stay :)
Visited April 2014
Written 16 April 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Erin -:- Auckland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful property
Amazing stay, had the best time despite the weather. Beautiful surroundings, lovely heated pool and pool area, furnished beautifully and we loved cooking in the gourmet kitchen.
Visited March 2014
Written 23 March 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Debbie -:- Oregon
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous Home - Perfect Location on the North Island, New Zealan
What a fabulous home. This one story home is modern, light, airy, beautifully furnished and has a fully equipped kitchen. Beautiful decking off the main living area and 2 of the bedrooms offer fabulous views of the surrounding mountains and vineyards. We loved sitting on the deck, sipping a glass of the local Sauvignon Blanc, eating the local cheeses while enjoying the view and amazing privacy. We did not want to leave. The home is conveniently located within easy driving distance to the towns of Warkworth and Matakana, and close to beautiful National Parks, hiking and beaches. We will definitely return and will recommend this 5 star private home to all of our friends!
Visited April 2013
Written 20 May 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sharon B -:- Oxford, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A lovely, spacious, well equipped house in a beautiful country!
We visited from the UK and were very impressed. Booking was straight forward and we were met on arrival by the housekeeper who showed us around. The house is very big, with 4 large bedrooms and the views across the vineyards in the valley to the hills beyond are just breathtaking! The house is well equipped with everything we needed (all new stuff!), including a huge TV and internet. Although the pool and gardens were not finished when we were there, they were taking shape and it was obvious that they will be completed to the same high standard as the rest of the property. We would love to go back there soon and have no reservation in recommending this property.
Visited February 2013
Written 14 May 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Happy Canucks -:- Sechelt, BC, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A perfect escape from a cold Canadian winter.
Wonderful accommodation. Brand new luxurious home with spectacular vineyard views. Gourmet kitchen open to large living/dining area. Lots of windows & glass doors to spacious wooden deck. 4 elegant, large ensuite bedrooms. Huge private BBQ area & pool. So much to do. Wine tasting, shopping & eating in the quaint town of Warkworth, hiking the hills, beaches & forests, boating to neighboring islands and less than an hours drive to auckland. What we liked best was relaxing on the deck with a glass of wine, a plate of fresh oysters on the half shell and some locally made cheeses and bread after a full day of adventure.
Visited April 2013
Written 12 May 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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

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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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