Romantic and Secluded Luxury Vacation Rental in the Bay of Islands
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- Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
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.
- King-size bed
- Linens and pillows
- Running water
- Cooking basics
- Dining table
- Mosquito net
- Shared Jacuzzi/Hot tub
- Shared Barbecue
- Outdoor furniture
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.
- Front desk service
Location + Surroundings
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.
- Horseback riding
- Wildlife watching
- Whale watching
- Wine tasting
- Feeding animals
- Stand-up paddleboarding
- Water sports
- 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.
Check-in: 03:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Infants allowed Under 2 years old
Children allowed 2-12 years old
No Pets allowed
Some spaces are shared