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Magic Cottages at Takou River

660 Takou Bay Road | Northland, Kerikeri 0246, New Zealand
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Magic Cottages at Takou River
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Thalwil, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I spent several days at Takou River Lodge. After a long period of traveling around in New Zealand it was the perfect spot to recover, cook your own food and relax. Ian gave me a lot of tips how to spent my time at the beach, the Kauri forest and in the near by villages and spots of interest. If... More

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

Hi Michael, We're so glad that Takou River Lodge providing everything you needed, and that you had such a fantastic time. It was a pleasure to meet you and we hope your return trip to Europe went well, and that we can welcome you back in the not too distant future! Best wishes, Ian & Anna More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful six days at the Magic Cottages at Takou River last winter. Close to Kerikeri in the stunning Bay of Islands, this is a wonderful get-away-from-it-all destination with peace and quiet guaranteed and the prospect of terrific walks around the grounds. We stayed at The Lodge which was a great choice for winter. The roaring fire kept us... More

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

Hi there, Thank you so much for taking time to write such a comprehensive review of your stay at The Lodge last winter; particularly given how long ago you stayed with us...it must be almost 9 months now. We're so pleased that the weather didn't spoil your holiday and that you would love to come back and stay again...we will... More

mount maunganui
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surprised hubby with a weekend at the magic cottage and neither of us can stop raving about it. The most beautiful,peaceful and wonderful place we have ever visited. The walk around the farm is great,the kayaks they have to use are great fun and we had an awesome time kayaking to the secluded beach. Everything in the cottage itself was... More

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

Hi Kayla, Thanks so much for writing about your stay at Magic Cottage; we're so glad that you had such a magical surprise weekend! We always love hearing about guests' experiences and how much they enjoy the kayaks, the river and beach, the farm walks, and of course the wonderful bath on the deck. Although we see our slice of... More

Whangarei, Northland
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic night at Magic Cottage. We loved being able to take a kayak out on the river right next to the cottage and paddle along to the most stunning and deserted beach - a beautiful experience. Back at the cottage, the outside deck has beautiful views over the river, perfect for a glass or 2 of wine,... More

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

Hi Andy, Thanks so much for taking time to write a review about Magic Cottage, and we're so glad you had such a fantastic stay, and managed to make the most of so many of the wonderful experiences here! More

Sydney
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

My husband and I stayed one night in Summers cottage and 2 nights in Magic Cottage for a break away. All the Villas on the property are beautiful, but we found Magic Cottage especially breathtaking. A gorgeous studio nestled among mature trees looking over the river. Having a soak in the large claw foot bath on our own private deck... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Stayed at the River Cottage for two nights. Lovely place, beautiful, secluded, well planned. Ian & Anna are wonderful hosts. Great experience! Would love to return soon! The 1 hour trek was great fun but the icing on the cake was the hot tub bath! A wonderful unique experience!!

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

My husband and I booked the Shearers Cottage for our mini honeymoon and couldn't have been happier with the accommodation and the setting. The cottage itself was well equipped and had the most comfortable bed I've come across anywhere. The kitchen was brilliant and had everything to fully self cater which suited us well. The surroundings were unbelievably peaceful and... More

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
11 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

Magic cottages is a great place to relax and unwind. We stayed at the Magic Cottage for 5 nights and it was helpful to break the jet lag of a long trip from the US. The outdoor tub is a nice touch and Ian brought by some breakfast fixings the first day to get us started. The landscaping and gardens... More

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Cambridge, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Our stay at Magic cottage was such a breath of fresh air It was a birthday present for my husband that I was so lucky to share what a great place to destress .we bought a grab one package and the best we have ever bough we can not wait to go back .The whole experience is just first class... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Our arrival on Christmas Eve, after an arduous journey, was met with the special sight of twinkling lights on the Christmas tree, a chilled bottle of sparkling wine in the fridge and freshly cut flowers from the garden. Shearer's Cottage was spacious, light and refreshing with everything you could possibly need and many extra features that show careful attention to... More

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Additional Information about Magic Cottages at Takou River

Also Known As:
Magic Cottages At Takou River Hotel
Magic Cottages At Takou River Hotel Kerikeri
Address: 660 Takou Bay Road | Northland, Kerikeri 0246, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Kerikeri
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 17 Specialty lodging in Kerikeri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set a short distance from Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands and voted one of the Top Ten Luxury Lodges in New Zealand, Magic Cottages at Takou River are secluded and beautiful riverside retreats set on the banks of the picturesque Takou River. Within earshot of the sea at Takou Bay and surrounded by 150 acres of certified organic pasture, native bush and 5 acres of sub-tropical gardens, the 4 cottages and recently completed Lodge provide boutique self-catering accommodation that is eco-friendly yet still indulgent.Peace, seclusion and tranquility abound - a beautiful private river frontage; 150 acres of organic farmland with marked walks along the river bank, through native bush and pastures to secluded swimming and picnic spots; magical glow worms; 5 acres of beautiful sub-tropical gardens to wander and explore; our private jetty and boat house with free kayaks, canoes and fishing rods; and last but not least, access to the beautiful deserted sandy beaches at Takou Bay a short paddle or drive downstream. Once you've finished exploring, relax and unwind in the privacy of your cottage with a pampering massage or spa treatment. To complete your stay, gourmet meals are also available by prior arrangement. Magic Cottages are centrally located to explore the wider Bay of Islands and Far North, yet hidden away from the hustle and bustle amid 150 acres of organic pasture, native bush and river frontage. Enjoy the flourishing birdlife; wander enchanted gardens and riverside walks; paddle to Takou Bay; relax, refresh and romance in the claw foot bath – or bask in the bliss of doing absolutely nothing. ... more   less 

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