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Magic Cottages at Takou River

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660 Takou Bay Road | Northland, Kerikeri 0246, New Zealand
Magic Cottages at Takou River
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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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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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Agen, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Honeymooners from france, we spent few days in summer cottage :) The cottage was really excellent and the spot is just perfect. A really nice rural retreat. The cottage is spacious and lovely and we really appreciate fresh flowers, candles, wood fire and of course the summer house with his outside -bath! So romantic... Ian, Anna and the french couple... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I grabbed this on a Grab one only as I wanted to give a birthday surprise to my husband for his birthday. The log fire and the alfresco bath was too good to resist (under statement). When we got there we were so excited and amazed. This is Amazing property but we got worst service. We were so looking forward... More 

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

Hi there Pooja, we were so sad to read your review. We've been offering guests our Magical Hot Tub Experience for over three years now, and we're sad to note that you're the first guests who've not enjoyed the experience. It's the highlight of most people's stay...we do wonder if perhaps a rural retreat isn't quite the thing for you... More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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

Hi guys, we're so glad you had such an amazing stay! Kayaking to the beach is one of my favourite escapes too :-) Thanks for staying with us and looking forward to welcoming you back again. More 

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

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 April 29, 2015 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 

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