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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 2014
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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, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We spent 2 blissful nights in the Magic Cottage. Romantic and peaceful, the perfect getaway from the hustle & bustle of everyday life. Ian and Anna have created something here that's truly special. They are wonderful, considerate and helpful hosts. Fresh flowers on arrival and a complimentary bottle of bubbly to enjoy in the hot tub (definitely a must do!).... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We have been searching for a romantic get away ( based on reviews ) for a long time, and finally found the perfect place. Magic cottage met our expectations for 100%. The area is impressively beautiful and well looked after. The cottage is located right above the river in a hidden spot, under the trees. its not large, extremely cosy... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The setting was absolutely supreme and the facilities provided maximised use of the peace and beauty of the surroundings. We chose to include a meal which was advertised as gourmet and it was truly exceptional. I did have initial misgivings about reheating the meal which was stored in the fridge, but this was of no consequence. All communications were friendly... More

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Thalwil, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

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
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

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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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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3 hotel reviews
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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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Address: 660 Takou Bay Road | Northland, Kerikeri 0246, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Kerikeri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Magic Cottages At Takou River Hotel Kerikeri

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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
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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