Romantic Cottage Rental with Outdoor Bathtub in Bay of Islands, New ZealandKerikeri, North Island (New Zealand)
Romantic Cottage Rental with Outdoor Bathtub in Bay of Islands, New Zealand
"This has been a most wonderful week; bathing in the starlight; paddling to the sea; relaxing in such rich and beautiful surroundings – we shall never…"
For a unique and romantic getaway to the Bay of Islands on the North Island of New Zealand, this cottage rental is just the place, come summer or winter. The eco-friendly cottage is located on the Takou River and has a number of luxurious amenities, including an outdoor clawfoot bathtub on its private, northern-facing sun deck, in addition to a wood-burning fireplace.
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, an ensuite bathroom with a shower, and direct access to the lawns outside; meanwhile, the second bedroom comes with a queen-size bed and an ensuite shower room, again with direct access to the 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.
Throughout the rest of the cottage, guests will find a sunny living room area with an open floor plan, as well as a fully-equipped kitchen. 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 aforementioned sun deck.
On the sun deck, guests will find the bathtub, as well as a gas barbecue, tables and chairs, and sun loungers. There is even a unique lookout tower above the cottage, which allows guests to get a glimpse of stunning views of the Takou River.
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.
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.
- Shared Jacuzzi/Hot tub
- Shared Barbecue
Check out: Flexible
Infants allowed Under 2 years old
Children allowed 2-12 years old
No Pets allowed
Some spaces are shared
Be kind to the environment and take care of the surroundings.
Location and surroundings
Kerikeri, North Island (New Zealand)
Detailed location provided after booking
- Water sports
- Horseback riding
- Whitewater rafting
- Stand-up paddleboarding
- Wine tasting
- Whale watching
- Wildlife watching
- 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.