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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Our new favourite spot to holiday, relax and rejuvenate. Went here for a romantic weekend away with no kids:) Blissful 3 days... we stayed in Magic Cottage. Can't rate this place highly enough. Everything was absolutely perfect. Hightlights were the incredibly deep outside bath overhung by pohutukawas overlooking the river, with beautiful birdlife singing around us... so many tuis! Will...

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

Hi Dave, Thanks so much for staying and so glad you had a wonderful time. Looking forward to welcoming you back for your annual pilgrimage next year! Best wishes, Anna & Ian

Reviewed 29 October 2016

To say this accomodation is relaxing would be the under statement of the year. Situated just 20 minutes north of KeriKeri on the fabulous Takou River this place is stunning. We stayed in Magic Cottage which is literally on the river bank, the cottage was small but amazingly cozy and the bed was probably the most comfortable I have ever...

Thank John T
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went for a couple of nights and stayed at the Glamping site. I wish we had a couple of weeks! Beautiful spot. I highly recommend it to couples or even families with a kid or two. There are glow-worms, beaches, farm animals and the coolest old-school flushing toilet I've ever seen amongst other things. Thanks Ian...

Thank Nedro16
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Thank you to Anna and Ian for the wonderful experience. We enjoyed a weekend away at the River cottage and a preprepared meal on Saturday. The location is spectacular and the attention to small details was spot on. Thank you both again and we will return.

Thank Nigelauckland
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Its impossible to put into words how amazing this place is until you do it yourself!! My partner got it as a surprise birthday present, and anywhere we stay after this (including hotels) just wont be the same. The owners are so kind and welcoming! The Glamp is in a field on its own so you dont have to worry...

1Thank Nadine W
takouriver, Owner at Magic Cottages at Takou River, responded to this review

Hi Nadine, Congratulations on being our first Glampers of the 2016 season! We're so glad you had a wonderful stay, and hope you can come back and visit again before too long. Best wishes, Anna & Ian

Tokoroa, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We stayed two nights at the magic cottage in Takou bay. What a beautiful place ian and anna have created. We woke up to hear birds in the trees and looked out over the river with absolutely no distractions - no cell phone coverage, no wifi. If you are looking for a place to rest, recharge, reconnect, and dream this...

Thank kirblet
New Zealand
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Set on the most beautiful property, you wake up to the river water and birds. We kayaked down the river to the hot tub... a definite must do! The magic cottage was comfortable, clean and tidy! Ian was so friendly and made us feel so welcome! Will be back again (for longer) for sure!

Thank Kimd_nz_777
takouriver, Owner at Magic Cottages at Takou River, responded to this review

Hi Lucas and KIm, Thanks so much for staying with us at Takou River, and it's great to hear that you had such a wonderful time. Looking forward to welcoming you back again in the not too distant future. All the best, Anna & Ian

Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Very comfy cottages near the beautiful Takou River, friendly hosts and peaceful NZ landscape. - Perfectly suits for someone looking to escape the city chaos. At the same time KeriKeri is close by and is worth a visit. We had a great time and will be back! Thank you Anna & Ian!

Thank Jeniya M

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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: RM637 - RM1,593 (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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“I think all would be epic”
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“River cottage is spectacular”
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“Best experience out of all of the lodges!!”
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 of 5 bubbles , 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The Magic Cottage was so sublime as it is right on rivers edge.”
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