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Magic Cottages at Takou River

660 Takou Bay Road | Northland, Kerikeri 0246, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Victoria, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were fortunate to have had the opportunity to stay in The Lodge for three weeks. It is ideal for two couples or would be good for a family. Truly a great experience and Anna and Ian (and their family) could not possibly have been better or more gracious hosts. They were dedicated to assuring that any questions were answered... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We, a family of 4, stayed there for 4 nights. We stayed at the Shearer's Cottage. We enjoyed the large cottage, the well kitted kitchen. Most of all, we enjoyed the outdoors- the river was perfect for swimming gentle kayaking and and clearly had large fish in it. There are mangrove forests to explore too. The very secluded Takou bay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for our first weekend of our honeymoon in nz and absolutely loved it. It has a beautiful view of the river to wake up to and a golden sandy beech which is only a short kayak away. It was a fantastic start to our trip and I would recommend it for anyone wanting a romantic retreat.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My partner and I had the most wonderful time here. We have already booked out next stay in the magic cottage. We stayed in the Shearer Cottage - just wonderful. Ian and Anna were so helpful and accomodating. We also hired the hot tub for the night. Very romantic. I would recommend staying here to everyone. Heavenly. We left feeling... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We went at the start of July and hit a spot of good weather which allowed us to enjoy the well marked bush walk, the hot tub and kayaking in the sun. An absolutely amazing little place that was set up perfectly for seclusion and peacefulness. The interior of the cottage was immaculate and the old gas oven and no... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Highly recommend to couples who want a get away!! Really peaceful & secluded. Kayaking along the river is a great workout & very fun. Perfect place to unwind & recharge the batteries. Totally worth a visit.

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takouriver, Manager at Magic Cottages at Takou River, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks so much for writing your review; it means a lot to us when when guests enjoy the stunning and peaceful environment we're so fortunate to have around Magic Cottages. We aim to provide a place of beauty and tranquility for guests to relax and recharge, so it's wonderful to hear when we've been successful in our aims!... More 

Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Afer indulging in Magic Cottage for our honeymoon in October last year I thought I'd suprise the hubby with a return to the most amazing place we've visited in New Zealand. This time we took Summer Cottage, complete with its own balinese Summer House & huge outdoor bath! We spent three nights here over Labour Weekend and again we can't... More 

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takouriver, Manager at Magic Cottages at Takou River, responded to this review

Dear Amanda, It was so lovely to be able to welcome you both back to Magic Cottages for your 1st wedding anniversary! We love it when people choose to return time and again, and that word of mouth recommendations make up such a large proportion of our bookings means a great deal to us, so we really appreciate you sharing... More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We spent two nights at magic cottage and my husband kept thanking me for finding it, was just brilliant, private, magical surroundings, we did the dinner which was really really good, high praise from two good cooks that eat out a lot. We also got massages on the deck overlooking the water which we both thought were the best we... More 

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takouriver, Manager at Magic Cottages at Takou River, responded to this review

Hi Cathy, Thank you so much for sharing your review of Magic Cottage with us. We pride ourselves on the level of service we provide guests, always aspiring to strike that perfect balance between being available if needed, but allowing guest the peace, space and tranquility they seek when staying at Magic Cottages - I'm so please we are striking... More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My partner and I spent two nights at Magic Cottage and loved every minute. The cottage is quiet and secluded with beautiful views across the river. The perfect place to spend a romantic weekend away. We arranged to visit the hot tub during our visit to Magic Cottage and were not disappointed. An incredible experience that we would highly recommend.... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We spent 2 blissful nights in the Magic Cottage. Romantic and peaceful, the perfect getaway from the hustle & bustle of everyday life. Ian and Anna have created something here that's truly special. They are wonderful, considerate and helpful hosts. Fresh flowers on arrival and a complimentary bottle of bubbly to enjoy in the hot tub (definitely a must do!).... More 

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Address: 660 Takou Bay Road | Northland, Kerikeri 0246, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Kerikeri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
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