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Magic Cottages at Takou River

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660 Takou Bay Road | Northland, Kerikeri 0246, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had the most amazing weekend here (May 2015) staying in the Magic Cottage. It was the perfect little retreat for a romantic getaway, and was so lovely being "unplugged" for our 2 night stay. It felt as though there was nothing else happening on earth - it was so peaceful. I was blown away by the vision that Anna... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Magic cottages is not just an accommodation or a retreat is an experience worth to have, a treat for your soul. We were planning to go for a night and we ended up spending 2 and I wish I could stayed longer. Despite of being a quiet place there is plenty to do just inside and around the property... Waking... More 

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

Hi Mark and Pili, It was fantastic to be able to welcome you to our new Glamping experience, and we're so pleased that it was as magical as we hoped! Thanks for coming to stay with us and we're all looking forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Enjoy your travels around New Zealand. Best wishes from us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband stayed here over the ANZAC Long weekend for 3 nights from the 24th-27th of April 2015. We stayed at the Sherars Cottage which was a 3 bedroom place which was nice abs big for us. The bed was so comfortable had the best sleeps in it. It's perfect for families or a group as the kitchen... More 

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

We're so glad that you had a wonderfully relaxing weekend away Julieta and Jose. Thanks so much for choosing to come and explore Takou River and Magic Cottages, and looking forward to welcoming you back again in the future! More 

Grants Pass, Oregon
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54 reviews 54 reviews
5 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We had inqured to availability of the Magic Cottage & I am so thankful it was booked! We stayed in the glamping site! A total and compete blast! It was absolutely the highlight of & the perfect end to our trip. The king sized bed is so comfortable and the linens first rate. The kitchen was well stocked. A great... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking time to write about your stay at our new Glamping Site! We're over the moon that it was the highlight of your stay in New Zealand, and that you loved the outdoor bath as much as we hoped, and made the most of all the wonderful activities and experiences at Takou River. We hope... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We stayed 3 nights at the summer cottage, which was definitely too short, could have stayed there a week. The location is fantastic, away from it all, nicely secluded, so quiet and peaceful. There are free kayaks for use to explore the river or peddle to the beach. There are fantastic day trips nearby: Matouri Bay, puketi forest, kerikeri,... The... More 

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Milton
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I booked here after searching the net, because it looked so special. Well it was far more than that. We stayed in the Magic Cottage, and really did not want to leave it, it was so romantic, so quiet, so restful, with a view that takes you to a much better place. A kayak up the river and a walk... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We stayd 5 nights at "The Lodge" The big magic cottage. On the grounds there are 4 more magic cottages, all as beautiful and privat. The grounds are big, there is a pond, big greens, heaps of flowers, trees incl a robe swing like a fairy tale and most of all BIRDS. We had never seen so many birds together.... More 

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Victoria, BC
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20 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 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 January 13, 2015

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 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

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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