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Waterfront retreat on the Kaipara Harbour

SuperhostMaungaturoto, Northland, New Zealand
Entire cabin hosted by Rae
2 guestsStudio1 bed1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cabin to yourself.
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Most magical spot on the Kaipara Harbour. Secluded, walks, safe swimming, great fishing and views. Couples, solos, families (roll out bed, space for a tent).
Kitchen facilities and hot-water shower. It's glamping - use the nearby meticulous public toilet. Fish from the beach or boat - ramp nearby and space to park your boat) or kayak.
With historic Batley House - and us - nearby, you'll be on a peninsula on a 1000-acre farm less than two hours from Auckland and 20 mins from Maungaturoto.

The space
Retreat on the edge of the harbour and in a cosy nook protected from prevailing wind. Great walks, safe swimming and good fishing. The area is steeped in history. You can walk along the beach heading both ways and up the hill behind our house for amazing views. It's quiet and private - most people haven't heard of Batley. Some locals launch their boats here, but often you'll have the beach to yourselves. For history buffs - there's an historic church nearby and this was once a pioneer settlement with a wharf, fish factories, flour mill, shop, post office, church and school - and lots of people. Our house was a boarding house and hotel. My book, 'Love at the End of the Road' tells the area's story - there's a copy in the cabin.
It's a perfect place to chill out and enjoy the environment - the bird life, the ever-changing colours of the sea and hills, or catch up on reading in the peace and quiet.

Please: When you book, tell us a little about yourselves and your holiday.

Guest access
The beach is yours to enjoy and you're welcome to wander through our garden and climb the hill behind the house for great views of the Kaipara Harbour.

Other things to note
Cellphone coverage is patchy, but possible.
Wifi - you might have to come up to the house.
Off-road parking for your car and boat.
Dogs: Sorry, no - except in special circumstances, .e.g. support dog. Then please ask so we can work out an accommodation plan for your special friend.
Most magical spot on the Kaipara Harbour. Secluded, walks, safe swimming, great fishing and views. Couples, solos, families (roll out bed, space for a tent).
Kitchen facilities and hot-water shower. It's glamping - use the nearby meticulous public toilet. Fish from the beach or boat - ramp nearby and space to park your boat) or kayak.
With historic Batley House - and us - nearby, you'll be on a peninsu…

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 queen bed

Amenities

Hangers
Heating
Free parking on premises
Smoke alarm
Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Private entrance
Essentials
Fire extinguisher
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Maungaturoto, Northland, New Zealand

Batley is at the end of a peninsula that comprises farmland and native trees. You'll look across the harbour to Oneriri Peninsula. You can swim, walk, paddle, fish, kayak from the beach in front of the cabin or launch larger boats from the nearby ramp to go cruising or fishing. It's quiet - some days there might be only you although Santa has been known to arrive by chopper to delight the local Fire Brigade children. There are a handful of houses within about 4km. There are sheep and cattle in the paddocks and a pony who loves carrots. Walk up the hill behind the house for great views. This was a busy pioneer area and the aura of that still exists.
Batley is at the end of a peninsula that comprises farmland and native trees. You'll look across the harbour to Oneriri Peninsula. You can swim, walk, paddle, fish, kayak from the beach in front of the cabin or…
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Hosted by Rae

Joined in May 2016
  • 82 Reviews
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I'm a writer and writing tutor. My husband is a beef and sheep farmer who likes fishing and bowls. I'm into horse riding and reading. We're involved in our community and live in an historic house that started life in 1866. We have two cats and a horse here.
I'm a writer and writing tutor. My husband is a beef and sheep farmer who likes fishing and bowls. I'm into horse riding and reading. We're involved in our community and live in an…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $500

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