All previous reviews on this website probably say it all - and we won't bore with with all the details of how wonderful our stay was.
But what we do want to talk about (and has not been previously mentioned) is our chance to experience an absolutely stunning and romantic outdoor bath right under the stars and by the candlelights.
We had no idea what to expect when we followed Ian in the dark just with a couple of flashlights guiding out way, but when we arrived at the site we were completely overwhelmed by the beautiful, romantic setting of the outdoor bath that was waiting for us there. We spent a couple of hours of intimate, yet relaxing time there. We would highly recommend this to any committed couple visiting.
We were also very touched by the genuine, warm hospitality Ian and Anna have shown to us.
It was truly a perfect weekend getaway for us.
We will definately stay with them again and recommend the property to everyone.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Magic Cottages At Takou River Hotel Kerikeri