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Reviewed 1 week ago

Magic Cottage is hidden away from the other cottages at Takou River. If you are after a place to relax this is it! It is not like a hotel in a lot of senses such as no wifi, TV, however the wildlife is right to your door. So if you are after a more cooporate experience this is not a...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in the Magic Cotage for two nights as part of our Honeymoon and absolutely loved it. We are from a farm so i was thinking it may be more appealing to a tourist when i booked but this was not the case. It is the perfect spot to unwind and relax. We had a great time taking the...

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

We're so glad that Magic Cottage exceeded your expectations and that despite the on/off weather, you were able to get out on the river, use the kayaks and head to the beach! Thank's so much for staying with us in Magic Cottage, and all the best for your return trip to Australia. All the best, Ian and Anna

Kaitaia, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

MAGIC COTTAGE is very Aptly named. We nearly cancelled our stay because of the rain but LUCKILY Anna advised us not to. We had 2 BEAUTIFUL days in the cottage, kayaked down to the beach, walked the farm to the swimming hole and had LOTS of baths in the outdoor bath. It was just so tranquil and beautiful, you have...

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

Hi Ray and Vicki, We're so glad that you had a wonderful time, and that the weather co-operated! Thanks so much for staying with us, and looking forward to meeting you both again soon and welcoming you back to Takou River. All the best, Anna & Ian

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no doubt about the fact that this secluded sweet spot is beautiful and the grounds are stunning. There are plenty of reviews that have highlighted how beautiful the site is. However, after a long stay at the Magic Cottage, the grounds weren't enough to justify a trip to this space and I am incredibly surprised by all of...

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United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night in magic cottage on our honeymoon tour of New Zealand. The place is secluded, idyllic and truly beautiful. The owners have achieved a spot where you can escape the work and experience nature whilst feeling like a king. We loved the lack of wifi, the outside bath, the river views, the environmentally conscious attitude...

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Banchory, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having read the reviews on here my husband and I booked a four night stay at The Lodge at Takou along with our two little boys. Given the difference in our experience from those listed on here we both felt that it was important to share our genuine experience and hope that the owners take the points on board to...

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

Dear Hollie and Gilan, Thank you so much for taking time to write such an extensive review of your stay with us. We're so glad that you loved the gardens, location; enjoyed the kayaking and made the most of you time with us. What a shame that your stay coincided with the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie, and the incredibly wet...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is beautiful! Just what we needed at that time. We spent an amazing weekend, using the boat to get to the sea and took a bath above the riverbend. The sky at night was gorgeous! You will not meet any people there, you'll feel like you are the only one in the world and that's really awesome to...

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

Hi Anna, Thanks so much for writing a review and wonderful that you appreciated the uniqueness of Takou River Glamping! I thought I should perhaps let you guys know for future reference, as I know you want to come back, that the bed is a Super King! And the power is supplied by solar panels, with additional candles and LED...

Auckland
Reviewed 20 February 2017 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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Address: 660 Takou Bay Road | Northland, Kerikeri 0246, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Kerikeri
Price Range: ₹ 9,079 - ₹ 22,697 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Magic Cottages at Takou River 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Magic Cottage is completely shut off from everyday life”
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Foodieglobe, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Magic Cottage definitely only for 1 person or couple”
Ray-VickiBruce, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Don't book The Lodge if your looking for seclusion - maybe try one of the other properties.”
  • The gorgeous bath tub which you'll be in full view of other guests in :(
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BattleGroundsAberdee, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“best view, peaceful, escape, retreat”
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“Glamping is a great family option”
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