Garden Cottage Rental with Al Fresco Bathtub in Kerikeri, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Kerikeri, North Island (New Zealand)

Garden Cottage Rental with Al Fresco Bathtub in Kerikeri, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

2 Reviews
1 unit
4 guest capacity
Private Bathroom
No pets allowed
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Hosted by Anna
  • Verified Host
  • Joined in 2016
  • Response rate: 94%
  • Response time: Within 1 day
  • More than 20 bookings


  • Kid-friendly
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Barbecue
For a special getaway to Bay of Islands on the North Island of New Zealand, this cottage rental in Kerikeri is just the place, come summer or winter. The eco-friendly cottage is located amid the property's lush sub-tropical gardens and has a number of luxurious amenities, including a separate summer house with a deck and an al fresco clawfoot bathtub.

Inside, the cottage can accommodate up to four guests—perfect for up to two couples or a small family—and features two bedrooms. The first bedroom has a king-size bed, while the second bedroom has a queen-size bed, and both have an ensuite bathroom with a shower or a bathtub and open up to the property's gardens. Cotton linens, feather pillows and duvets, electric blankets, cozy throws, and bathrobes are all provided. Guests will also be given bath and beach towels to use, in addition to complimentary toiletries, fresh flowers, and books and magazines to enjoy.

An antique Kauri staircase will lead guests up to the sunny living room area with an open floor plan, the fully-equipped kitchen, and the dining room area. The kitchen comes with a gas hob, an electric oven, an espresso machine, a refrigerator and freezer, a microwave, and all necessary cookware and tableware. In the living room, there are reclaimed timber floors, sofas to kick back and relax on, and direct access to the cottage's upper deck.

On the upper deck, guests will find a gas barbecue, a table and chairs, and sun loungers. The aforementioned summer house is where glampers will get to enjoy the outdoor bathtub, which is hidden away in the gardens. Here, there is also a potbelly stove, a gas barbecue, and tables and chairs.

Other amenities include a television, a DVD player, a CD player, and free Wi-Fi. While there is no cell phone coverage here, guests will have access to a phone in the property's guest office for making local phone calls.


  • King-size bed
  • Queen-size bed
  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Linens and pillows
  • Television
  • Iron
  • Hairdryer
  • Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Desk
  • Dining table
  • Electric blankets
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking basics
  • Fridge
  • Coffeemaker
  • Tea kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Private Lounge/Living room
  • Shared Jacuzzi/Hot tub
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Deck/Patio
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Games
  • Sound system
  • BR/DVD player
Glampers will find their exclusive site equipped with everything they will need to relax in style. The tariff includes a private jetty, canoe and fishing, free to use at your leisure as well as your own private and romantic outdoor claw foot bath perched in a stunning setting on the river bank. There is also a deluxe hot tub on-site for guests to enjoy; the option to enjoy delicious meals delivered right to their accommodation as well as relaxing massages and spa treatments. All three require pre booking.

Glampers can explore the beautiful 5 acre sub tropical gardens, peaceful and unspoilt Takou River, perfect for fishing, kayaking and swimming, and our beautiful 150 acre organic farm with walks along the river, through organic pastures and native bush to secluded swimming and picnic spots. And last but not least, the beautiful and deserted sandy beaches a short paddle downstream at Takou Bay.

There is Wi-Fi available for guests to use at the main guest office. There are also shared laundry facilities.

Guest Services

  • Front desk service
  • Spa
For the ultimate indulgence, guests can enjoy an enticing selection of luxury and romantic packages to relax, rejuvenate, romance, and pamper the senses—featuring cozy wood fires, relaxing spa baths, star-lit romantic alfresco claw-foot baths, pampering spa treatments, rejuvenating massages, delicious gourmet meals, and the unique hot tub perched in a magical location on the river bank.

Location + Surroundings

Located just a short distance from Kerikeri in the beautiful Bay of Islands, this property is a truly peaceful and beautiful riverside retreat set on the banks of the picturesque Takou River. Just a short paddle from the beautiful sandy beaches at Takou Bay and surrounded by 150 acres of certified organic pasture, native bush, and five acres of sub-tropical gardens, this site is perched on the river bank and offers luxury accommodation that is eco-friendly and incredibly indulgent.

This property is perfectly located to explore the Far North, wider Bay of Islands, Paihia, Russell and Kerikeri areas, and yet hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the larger tourists areas. Just 20 minutes away, guests can visit the thriving small town of Kerikeri with vibrant cafés, farmers' markets, award-winning restaurants, wineries, and contemporary arts and crafts.


  • Swimming
  • Water sports
  • Horseback riding
  • Surfing
  • Biking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Stand-up paddleboarding
  • Climbing
  • Fishing
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Wine tasting
  • Whale watching
  • Wildlife watching
  • Golfing
  • Feeding animals

Guests can enjoy the peace, seclusion, and beauty of Takou River while being able to experience the best scenic, cultural, historical, gourmet and outdoor activities this region has to offer. A stay here is about so much more than just the accommodation. Wander through the beautiful five acre sub-tropical gardens that surround the property, borrow one of the kayaks or canoes from the boathouse to discover the unspoiled Takou River, paddle upstream, or head downstream to the beautiful and deserted sandy beaches at Takou Bay. Hunt for shellfish, driftwood, and shells, or swim, picnic, and explore.

Explore the 150-acre organic farm along marked walks that follow the river, through pastures and native bush to secluded swimming and picnic spots. Sit peacefully and watch the diverse and abundant bird life, relax and romance in the private alfresco claw foot bath or the magical free-standing hot tub. Indulge in a gourmet meal or replenish with some of the wonderful massages or spa treatments. Or simply lie back, relax and bask in the bliss of doing absolutely nothing.

Takou River is surrounded by a pristine and beautiful coastline. Volcanic rock formations combine with stunning sandy beaches and offer something for everyone, from the committed surfer, to the more relaxed holiday maker. Surfing, swimming, snorkeling, sailing, fishing and diving, or simply basking in the beauty of the marine environment. There's truly something for everyone here.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: Flexible
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No Pets allowed
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

24-hour free cancellation
Fifteen: Cancellation is free up to 24 hours after your booking is confirmed and at least 15 days before check-in.

Additional Information

Pets are not welcome at this property.

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