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    Magic Cottages at Takou River

    660 Takou Bay Road | Northland, Kerikeri 0246, New Zealand
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    28/1/2018 29/1/2018
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    Room & Suite (67)
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    • Excellent89%
    • Very good6%
    • Average3%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible0%
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    “outdoor bath” (25 reviews)
    “glamping site” (12 reviews)
    “glow worms” (11 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Hot Tub
    Lazy River
    Breakfast included
    Room Service
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 186 reviews

    Reviewed 5 days ago

    We stayed for 8 days at The Shearer's Cottage, 4 adults and 3 children. Communication was easy with Anna from the start. The accommodation was perfect for our needs and facilities at the farm fantastic for our energetic children. Kayaking, swimming in the river, long...More

    1  Thank Sheela P
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    We stayed in the Shearers cottage for 6 nights and we couldn't fault it! We instantly relaxed in the completely stunning and private setting. Everyone loved kayaking down to the beach and catching fish from the jetty! The kids said they felt like they were...More

    1  Thank Kathryn_Tourell
    Reviewed 6 days ago

    Everyone deserves a proper break to rejuvenate and check that one's sanity is still intact! If that's what you're looking for, this is the place to experience (and not just see). The Magic Cottage in particular is secluded and is built just right at the...More

    1  Thank Jonny L
    Reviewed 21 November 2017

    The Magic Cottage and its surrounding property was one of the top highlights of our trip through Northland. The cottage is perfectly equipped with everything you need - a gas stove and oven, bbq grill, beautiful bathroom, a reading nook overlooking the river, a heater...More

    Thank Taylor V
    Response from takouriver, Owner at Magic Cottages at Takou RiverResponded 22 November 2017

    Hi Taylor and Ryan, It was lovely to meet you both too, and we're so pleased that you enjoyed our little hidden corner of paradise! Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay, and we very much look forward to welcoming you...More

    Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

    We stayed at the magic cottage over a long weekend and left feeling so refreshed and relaxed! An absolutely perfect set up in an amazing and serene little spot. Pictures don't do it justice. Use of kayaks and fishing rods was a nice addition! We...More

    Thank Amy P
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    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free Internet
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Room amenities
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Hot Tub
    • Price range
    • US$ 146 - US$ 364 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 5
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    • Location
    • New Zealand >
    • North Island >
    • Northland Region >
    • Bay of Islands >
    • Kerikeri
    • Also Known As
    • Magic Cottages At Takou River Hotel Kerikeri
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    Traveller (156)
    Room & Suite (67)
    Pool & Beach (24)
    Dining (11)
    Hotel & Grounds (94)
    Bathroom (5)
    Family and Play Areas (1)
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    Questions & Answers
    12 August 2017|
    Response from takouriver | Property representative |
    Hi Kelly and Max, Thanks for your enquiry and we would love to help. Unfortunately we don't offer single night stays. Our normal minimum is 2 nights, and over Christmas and New Year, this extends to 7 nights (1 week... More
    Room Tips
    "If you are a couple with no children, Magic Cottage it is!!"
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    "The magic cottage and glamping tent caught our attention as the most fun experiences."
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    "All cottages have unique features."
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    "River cottage has a lookout tower and fireplace"
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