My wife and I stayed at Takou River's Magic Cottage for two nights of our honeymoon and it was truly delightful! The location on the river is stunning with fantastic views of the native bush and the waterway. The wildlife in the area were a regular attraction with native birds in the surrounding bush making themselves known either by flitting through the trees or their beautiful song.
We really enjoyed our massages which relaxed our weary muscles before we moved onto spend a few hours in the riverside hot tub. In a secluded location with a bottle of bubbles we whiled away the time enjoying the remarkable setting.
Our hosts were great, providing us with enough information to really make the most of our time while also giving us enough privacy to enjoy it together at the start of our married life together.
We would highly recommend Takou River Cottages, and in particular the Magic Cottage, to anybody looking for a special place to hide away from the world and relax.
- 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