Romantic and Secluded Luxury Vacation Rental in the Bay of Islands

Kerikeri, North Island (New Zealand)
Safari Tents
1 unit
2 guest capacity

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Accommodation Description

· Kid-friendly · Jacuzzi/Hot Tub · Barbecue

Glampers are invited to come and enjoy a night under the stars in this luxury tent rental. Located in the Bay of Islands, guests can enjoy beautiful surroundings and breathtaking views. Sleeping two guests in their own private haven, this is the perfect vacation getaway for couples.

The absolute waterfront haven features a beautiful camp kitchen designed with a rustic and vintage feel that opens via French doors onto a north-east facing deck. The kitchen is equipped with a solar-powered electric fridge, a gas hob, a large BBQ on the deck, a table and chairs, and all the crockery, cutlery, and cooking utensils guests will need. Behind the kitchen is a lovely bathroom with a hot shower, a sink, and a wonderful old-fashioned flush toilet.

The beautiful white safari tent is pitched on an antique Kauri wooden floor and looks across the river towards the rising sun. The tent has a luxurious super king bed, cozy linens, and vintage furnishings.

With a wander down to the riverbank, guests will discover their own private and romantic outdoor bath perched overlooking the river, complete with hot running water, and shaded by ancient Pohutukawa trees. If glampers are feeling energetic, their own private jetty on the river is equipped with a canoe and is perfect for fishing, swimming, or simply gazing at the passing river.

Candles and lamps provide atmospheric lighting in the tent and solar panels provide power for the lights in the kitchen and bathroom, the electric fridge, and a charger point for cameras and phones.

This accommodation is only available between September and May. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Towels
  • Bathroom
  • Telephone
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • King-size bed
  • Running water
  • Parking
  • Sink
  • Coffeemaker
  • Oven
  • Garden
  • Fridge
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Deck/Patio
  • Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Shared Jacuzzi/Hot tub
  • Linens
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Toiletries
  • Television
  • Dining table
  • Mosquito net
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen equipment

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.

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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. Read More

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. Read More

Activities

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

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

  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

  • You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 15 days prior to check-in.
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Additional Information

Pets are not welcome at this property.

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