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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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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Completely cut off from all the ill's and man made madness and problems of the outside world. Escaping to the tranquillity and beauty of Takou River Cottages was the best thing my partner and I had ever done to recharge the soul. We stayed in the River Cottage, the cottage was already open and ready for us to use. The... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to write such a beautiful review for us. We're so glad that Takou River Cottage worked it's magic on you both, and look forward to seeing you both again soon! More 

Kaitaia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in the Shearers Cottage at Magic River last weekend. We were looking for a close to home time out retreat and this could not have been a more perfect spot. What a lovely, unique and awesome Oasis Ian and Anna have created here. We had perfect weather for our stay and thoroughly enjoyed our river kayak to the beautiful... More 

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

Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review, and we're so glad you enjoyed the Shearers' Cottage, the gardens, river, kayaks and beach, not to mention Kerikeri and it's surrounds. It's great to know that you don't need to go far from home to have a holiday! Looking forward to welcoming you both back in the future. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a stunning location and maybe if our stay was just a long weekend we would have been less disappointed. Instead we paid in advance 11 nights. It was way over priced and lacked the basics you should expect at $350 per night. No dishwasher , no food pantry. We had to ask for fresh towels and the bathroom cleaned... More 

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

Hi Sandy, We were so saddened to read your review, particularly given how much help we provided for you during your stay. We've given a great deal of thought to how we could have improved your experience, particularly as we went out of our way at the time to respond immediately to all your needs and requests. On the very... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

This truly is the perfect spot for a romantic getaway. Exploring the farm and kayaking during the day was a lot of fun. We stayed in the magic cottage and it was perfect. Super cosy and the bath is amazing and spacious. Would 100% recommend this place!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

We booked the Summer Cottage for my wife's birthday and had one of the best experiences we have had on a holiday. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city then this is the accommodation for you, nestled in the wilderness with all the amenities except interference from phones and other distractions. Enjoy the... More 

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Epsom, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

The Glamping site that Ian + Anna have created has left both me and my partner speechless. A beautiful position in the sun, overlooking the nearby river where your private canoe awaits you, tied up to your own jetty. Heading down stream past the ducklings,horses and cattle you find yourself in a tranquil environment offering nothing but peace. The Glamping... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Loved our stay at the Shearers Cottage for 3 nights, the house had a lovely cedar smell as you walked in and was in a very private location. The master bedroom was a relaxing haven and with sunk in bath on the deck made it even better. Enjoyed our kayaking up & down the Takou River & a night at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

This place is amazing! Ian and Anna have done a fantastic job making this retreat really peaceful and special. I took my boyfriend there for a surprise birthday trip and he was stunned! The outdoor bath was the best, and not to forget how magical it is to start gaze on the lawn at night with all the blankets,candles and... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We have spent 3days at the Magic Shearers Cottage which is beautifull cottage with fireplace, big deck and romantic (good size) outside bath with the view on organic farm and garden. Boat house with kayaks and canoe is awesome for paddle down to stream to the beach. We have also enjoyed the "best" massage (as my partner said) on the... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Ian and Anna have worked very hard and are so lovely for sharing their beautiful land with everyone. I had expected a quiet place to relax while having all the comforts of home. They delivered more than that. The River Cottage was so warm and cozy and has all the amenities of home plus more. The bath on the deck... More 

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