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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
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    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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We were looking for a place to escape the city lifestyle and enjoy a couple of days in nature. This is exactly what we found there. Peaceful nature, great wildlife and relaxing outdoor activities made these 4 days to an amazing and memorable weekend. Thanks!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I hired the lodge, at Takou river, to celebrate my husband's 50th, and daughter achieving her first-class honours degree ... so we had high expectations! And boy does this stunningly beautiful place achieve this. It is breath-takingly beautiful, with lush grounds and bird-song! Everything that you may need is provided, and the local knowledge and helpfulness (unobtrusive but consistent) of... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

My husband and I had a wonderful time at Takou River Cottage where we stayed for 3 days. We arrived very late on the first night after a flight delay. So it was nice to open the door to a warmed up house as the host had already set up the fireplace. River Cottage is quite private with only one... More

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

we were over the moon with the 'magic cottage', it is the nicest, most peaceful place for a honeymoon. The tui's and lush gardens were the highlight for me, my husband enjoyed the riverside location and the outside bath.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

My husband planned a secret getaway for us, I had absolutely no idea of the destination till we arrived down an almost hidden driveway to the beautiful surroundings of The Magic Cottages. Our accommodation was in the River Cottage with a fire already heating the rooms. I had a few moments to get ready to go on a bush walk... More

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Manukau City, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Our 3 nights at Takou River extended to 5 as we couldnt drag ourselves away. This is a truly magical place, so relaxing and peaceful. Tadjoe was the perfect host and his local knowledge was much appreciated.

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Our experience started with walking into the River cottage which was lovely and warm from the fire that had been on for our arrival. It is such a tranquil peaceful area to stay. With the added advantage of the bath on the deck to relax the night away with a bottle of wine. Thanks to Tadjoe for his time pointing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We had three amazing nights in Magic Cottage and it was one of the most amazing experiences we have ever had. It is hard to describe just how special the setting is Basically the most beautiful river flows below your terrace on which there is an outdoor bath and BBQ. The gardens are superb and the surrounding countryside classic with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

The Summer Cottage is rustic & cozy while the Lodge is modern & open. Both are beautiful, comfortable, and set along a river in one of the most idyllic spots I've ever seen. The gardens surrounding the cottages are romantically landscaped and make for a lovely walk any time of day. You can canoe or kayak down the calm Takou... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We spent 2 nights in the Summer Cottage with our 2 children. The location is spectacular, private and peaceful. The cottage has everything you need - perfect for self-catering. The grounds are beautiful with an abundance of native birds. Takou River Cottages are located within a short 20 minute drive to Kerikeri and the surrounding beaches are easily accessible by... 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
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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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