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Magic Cottages at Takou River

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you for sharing such an amazing, special place in our country with others! We spent two nights (no where near enough!) to celebrate our first wedding anniversary - and we were absolutely blown away by the whole set up. Every little detail has been taken care of, in such a creative and careful way - we adore what you...

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

We're so pleased you loved your stay at The Glamping at Takou River! We love creating the space for guests to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and do as much or as little as they like. Looking forward to welcoming you both back again! Thanks again, Anna & Ian

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Our second trip to this paradise on earth after 5 years, this time with the whole family and it was as I remembered it: magical and special. The rest of the family had a wonderful time and are wanting to return. It is our favorite, special place for holidaying. The Lodge and the surrounding area did not require us to...

Thank Lilia S
Victoria, BC
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We were lucky enough to get a chance to return to this wonderful place two years after our first visit. This time a too short two night stay at the glamping site. It is a very cool experience! No lack of comfort and one of the most peaceful and beautiful places you could imagine. Sunrise over the river is magical...

Thank freestyletoo
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Having read about Magic Cottage many years ago in Good Magazine I had been wanting to visit Takou River for a long time...... and glad we waited, as the glamping site is a relatively new addition and was everything we had hoped for. Complete rest and relaxation but with all amenities right hand. Luxury camping with amazing attention to detail,...

Thank EmmaW910
takouriver, Owner at Magic Cottages at Takou River, responded to this review

Thank you Emma! We're so glad you finally made it, and that it was all you hoped it to be. Wonderful memories, made to be cherished. Look forward to meeting you all next time. Kind regards, Anna

Reviewed 13 January 2017

We just returned from a three week long holiday in New Zealand, of which, the last week we spent at the "The Lodge" at the Magic Cottages at Takou Review. It was the perfect ending to our NZ trip. The setting is just beautiful - and our accommodations were wonderful. We like to cook our meals mostly "in" when we...

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

Hi Robin, We're so glad that you all loved your time at Takou River! It was a pleasure to have you. Hoping everyone remained well and had a safe and fun time for the remainder of your stay in New Zealand. Safe travels and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. All the best, Ian, Anna and all at...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We were utterly speechless as we arrived on the driveway. The view and surroundings were incredible. A hidden gem among dense and green NZ forrest. A cross between Lord of the Rings and Jurassic Park - and this is just the driveway. As you enter your glamping estate, and we will call it an estate because it includes every thing...

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

Hi Guys, Thank you so much for taking time to write and it's fantastic to hear that you loved your stay! We really do try appreciate the feedback, and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! All the best, Ian & Anna and all at Takou River

Reviewed 10 January 2017

We booked the Glamping site for 2 nights for a mini honeymoon, and couldnt have chosen a better spot to be able to relax and focus on each other, away from the distractions of the city and technology! We loved every moment of our stay, and the thoughtfulness of what was provided at the Glampsite, meant that getting back to...

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

Hi Carol, Thank you so much for staying with us and taking the time to write. It's wonderful to hear that you had a glorious stay, and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. All the best, Anna

Reviewed 4 January 2017

We stayed for a week over Christmas, arriving on Xmas eve and leaving New Years' Eve. This seemed longer than most stays based on the guest book, where it's more typical a (long) weekend getaway. However, with the exception of a little bit of storage space then there's nothing lacking from the cottage for a week long stay. Based on...

Thank Duncan74
takouriver, Owner at Magic Cottages at Takou River, responded to this review

Hi Duncan, Thank you very much for writing such an in depth and helpful review. We're glad you had a lovely time and enjoyed the cottage and stunning surroundings. We're just so sorry that the little bit of activity from the river caused you a slight problem. It's definitely the first time we've ever received any complaints, so perhaps as...

Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We had the pleasure of staying at the glamping site last night and it was seriously amazing. This place is a rare gem and not to be missed if you need a break from the real world. Every detail has been thought of, from the outdoor bath to the well equip kitchen and bathroom and last but not least the...

Thank Ceri_Nz
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We have stayed here in 21st - 23rd April 2015. We arrived late on 21st and were greeted by Ian and his son. This place speaks for itself. Its beautiful and relaxing. Ian left us some baits and fishing rods the next morning. In less than 10 minutes we caught our dinner! The owners Ian and Anna have been wonderful.

Thank sasha L

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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 

Additional Information about Magic Cottages at Takou River

Address: 660 Takou Bay Road | Northland, Kerikeri 0246, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Kerikeri
Price Range: ₹ 9,216 - ₹ 23,039 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Magic Cottages at Takou River 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Magic Cottages At Takou River Hotel Kerikeri
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