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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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  • 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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Whangarei
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked ourselves a romantic weekend away and all our expectations were surpassed superbly. The cottage was toasty as Ian had prepped the fire for our late check in on Friday night. The gourmet meal awaiting us was fabulous and so plentiful we had enough to dine on Saturday. Gabriella Fischer gave us the most magnificent massage. Followed by a... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We purchased a 2 night stay at Takou river through Grab one and stayed at the Shearer cottage. When we arrived the fire was going which felt very welcoming and homely straight away. We had a very relaxing weekend; we explored the Kerikeri markets, went for a lovely walk around the farm and mostly relaxed around the cottage. The outdoor... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a delightful time at The lodge. Thanks for your hospitality and generosity Ian . The place is beautiful , well kept and had everything we needed. Please take time to explore the surroundings. It is a small slice of heaven -hidden away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Loved the walk through the farm and the... More 

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

We had an amazing time at the Magic Cottages at Takou River. We stayed in the Summer Cottage which was spacious and well kept. It had everything we needed. On the Saturday we took a lovely walk around the farm and used the kayaks that were available. The hot tub experience was unforgettable. A private riverside paradise. There were candles,... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want a romantic getaway with no distractions this is the place to go! We loved being able to self-cater and not go off-site to find a restaurant. We wanted a romantic in-house weekend and being able to explore the land on foot was brilliant, our picnic by the waterfall was stunning and the hot tub experience was something... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My partner and I have quite high stress jobs, and we really needed a place to go and unwind and have some much needed R&R. I honestly couldn't have found a more perfect place if I had tried. When you arrive you are completely overwhelmed by the beauty of not only the cottage itself, but the landscape with which it... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

What a fabulous spot! Every aspect was better than we had Imagined. Magic cottage is aptly named; peace, beauty and a well thought out eco cottage. Kayaking down the river to the beautiful deserted beach was one highlight. However most memorable was the hot tub " au naturelle". Sitting in steaming water in the outdoor bath tub on a moonlight... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

What a place. Secluded, breathtaking, interesting, relaxing, fun. Can't recommend it enough. Great for a romantic and relaxing getaway. Tucked in the Northland bush, a 20 minute kayak (provided) to a stunning beach, this place will tick all the boxes. The owners are lovely and make you feel right at home, whilst leaving you to explore and do your own... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My partner and I where privileged enough to enjoy the recently developed "Glamping" experience earlier this year, I cannot recommend it enough, a hidden gem. The hosts Anna, Ian and the charming french couple go above and beyond to ensure you are both comfortable and well equipped with a range of activities. We shared a hot drink with Anna and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

In the beginning of the summer my partner and I started our trip in New Zealand. First we went up north, and by coincidence we heard about Magic Cottages and decided to stay there for 2 nights. 2 nights became 4 and that was one of the most memorable experiences we had in New Zealand. The people were so friendly... More 

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