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Reviewed 24 August 2015

I probably had the best Christmas holidays ever. I have been more than welcomed by the very friendly Jackson family . The house is great and quiet, which is perfect for recharging! The weather was good, landscapes are amazing and you feel like home even more than 20 000k from your own country. I absolutely recommend this place, and I...

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Reviewed 24 June 2015

The only place to stay if you are heading to the Far North. Located close to beaches and local small community towns. You can be as busy as you want with Northland activities or with The “J”s peaceful setting you can kick back and relax. Exceptional facilities. Main large entertaining kitchen and lounge separate from the sleeping units. Fabulous for...

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Thank jgdowman
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Always great to stay and there are many good times as the Jackson family go out of there way to make things happen. Plenty to do in and around the property or just sit back and enjoy the tranquillity. Additions like the pizza oven are frequent and the place can only get better.

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Thank GregSte
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 June 2015

We have been very fortunate to have stayed a number of times at this hidden gem – and most recently we were able to share the wonderful experience of “The J” with our extended family by renting out the entire lodge and spending our 2014 Christmas in the Far North. The location is ideal, as it is very convenient for...

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auckland
Reviewed 16 June 2015

My wife and I were married on a wonderful day in late November 2014 at The J...the location, food, accommodation and especially the service were first class and Mark and Nessie were the most wonderful hosts. Nothing was too much and their attention to detail for our special day made for a day to remember. Everything went off smoothly and...

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Thank kaitaiakid
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 June 2015

Great people, great place. Mark, Ness and girls understand hospitality - add them to your travel experience! Doubtless Bay is a great destination, Mark has lived experience of what the area and the region of Tai Tokerau has on offer. Make the most of your travel experience, enjoy.

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Thank janetandkenw
Taipa, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 June 2015

Have stayed at "The J" a few times now and it is a great place to relax and unwind. Unbelievable food, company, atmosphere and of course conversation. Hosts Mark and Nessie are fabulous and the courtyard, fire-pit, wood fired pizza oven and other great features adding to the superb ambiance. A highly recommended place to stay.

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 15 June 2015

We know this place well! Apart from being located in a very handy location for a visit to the Far North, the premises are comfortable and inviting. You won't want to leave! The kitchen and lounge area overlook a lovely flat area of grass where the kids can play whilst you sit back and take in the scene. Great for...

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Thank Melissa M
Warkworth, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 June 2015

My wife and I have spent a week relaxing in the quiet location enjoying the magic hospitality of the owners, Mark and Nessy who made us really feel special and could not enough for us. Excellent clean quiet rooms in a large property with access to separate cooking facilities and even an outside pizza oven under a purpose built pergola....

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Waitakere City, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 June 2015

There is NO better place to stay during a visit to the Far North of NZ ! The warmest hosts, run the most comfortable and presentable of accommodation you will find on the far side of the blackened stump. No request is to small or too big. Everything is setup with the guest in mind; sociable kitchen and lounge, beautiful...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At the J we offer a peaceful atmosphere with gardens and space to enjoy a relaxed place you can call home. With sea views you can bbq or book the pizza oven for evenings with family or a business team biulding exercise. Its the perfect place offering privacy and uniqueness. Bring your food and drink because our fully equipped kitchen and lounge area is available for all our guests. Contemporary and nicely balanced for entertaining. Yours hosts are on hand and willing to help with any requests do come visit the j lodge or check the website for more info and great pictures. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The J Lodge

Address: 28 Hihi Road, Mangonui 0494, New Zealand (Formerly Summerfields Country Retreat)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Mangonui
Price Range: RM425 - RM496 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Room No 2 has a Huge King Size Bed with a beautifully carved headboard from Indonesia!”
 of 5 bubbles jason_mclennan, 15 Jun 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are superb and the hosts are exceptional”
 of 5 bubbles jodiandmark2015, 14 Jun 2015 | Read review
“All are awesome!”
 of 5 bubbles SFRJK, 14 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Master bedroom is attached to the main building - all rooms are peaceful and tastefully decorated.”
 of 5 bubbles 505marien, 29 May 2014 | Read review
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