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Kākā Ridge Retreat B&B - sea, bush, birds, privacy

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2 guests1 bedroom1 bed2 baths
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Magnificent sea and native bush views an hour north of Auckland on the Tāwharanui Peninsula.

On a coastal ridge, Kākā Ridge Retreat is a two-room cottage offering you privacy and tranquility. A beautiful bedroom, living room, two bathrooms, decks, an outdoor bath and a pretty cottage garden create the ultimate getaway.

We’re five minutes from Tāwharanui Regional Park and only 15 minutes from the Matakana Village weekend farmers’ market, restaurants, cafes, boutique shops and a cinema complex.

The space
Rest, seclusion and luxury are all yours on the Tāwharanui Peninsula at Matakana. Soak up the morning or afternoon sun, enjoy romantic sunsets or star gaze to your heart’s content with no city lights to dim the Milky Way.

Situated on a coastal ridge with sweeping views, Kākā Ridge Retreat is a two-room, 60 square metre cottage, offering you privacy and tranquility. Boasting a bedroom, a living room, two bathrooms, decks on three sides, an outdoor bath and a pretty cottage garden, it is designed to provide you with the ultimate getaway.

The luxurious bedroom is French country chic with a super comfortable king bed and 1000 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets to ensure you’re well rested. From your bedroom you have a stunning view of the sea – a 180 vista including near and far islands of the Hauraki Gulf. Kawau seems only a stone’s throw away, while Waiheke and Rangitoto are visible in the distance. On a clear day, you can even see the Auckland Sky Tower peeping over the horizon.

Your living room looks across a gently sloping lawn directly at a huge stand of covenanted native bush, home to many NZ birds. This is a bird lover’s paradise: tūī, kererū, kākā, ruru, pīwakawaka, kōtare, kākāriki and korimako often come to the edge of the decks and into the gardens. If you are lucky at dusk you will see a flock of kākā flying overhead or ruru in the trees catching their puriri moth dinner.

This retro styled room is relaxingly comfortable and includes a small dining area plus fridge, kettle, toaster, microwave, and a disposable BBQ in lieu of a kitchen; everything you need for the delicious continental breakfast we provide, or to put together a simple meal. For dinner, we highly recommend you try one of the many wonderful local restaurants. You can even order in as there's a food delivery service that will deliver to the cottage door.

It’s a strange claim to fame but our visitors have said that we have the best “loo with a view” in New Zealand. The second bathroom feels as though it’s totally immersed in the bush canopy.

Kākā Ridge Retreat truly does offer an exceptional escape experience. It would be hard to better this coastal getaway, its expansive views, country location or its ease of access to all the attractions of the Matakana area.

Guest access
The cottage and surrounding area is entirely yours.

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TV shown in photo is for watching Freeview or DVDs.
Magnificent sea and native bush views an hour north of Auckland on the Tāwharanui Peninsula.

On a coastal ridge, Kākā Ridge Retreat is a two-room cottage offering you privacy and tranquility. A beautiful bedroom, living room, two bathrooms, decks, an outdoor bath and a pretty cottage garden create the ultimate getaway.

We’re five minutes from Tāwharanui Regional Park and only 15 minutes from the Matakana Village weekend farmers’ market, restaurants, cafes, boutique shops and a cinema complex.

The space
Rest, seclusion and luxury are all yours on the Tāwharanui Peninsula at Mata…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed

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Laptop-friendly workspace
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Tawharanui Peninsula, Auckland, New Zealand

An easy 15 minute drive takes you to the renowned Matakana Village which hosts a weekend farmers’ market, vintage market, restaurants, cafes, boutique shops and a cinema complex. With many vineyards and art galleries in the surrounding area, there is always plenty to do.

If you are a swimmer, surfer, bird lover or bush walker this is the perfect place for you. Kākā Ridge Retreat is only three kms from the stunning 600 hectare Tāwharanui Regional Park bird sanctuary and marine reserve. Tāwharanui features fantastic white sand surf beaches, great walks and rare NZ bird-life such as takahē, tīeke and even kiwi, at night. Goat Island is only 25 minutes away for snorkeling or viewing marine life from the glass bottom boat or clear kayaks.
An easy 15 minute drive takes you to the renowned Matakana Village which hosts a weekend farmers’ market, vintage market, restaurants, cafes, boutique shops and a cinema complex. With many vineyards and art gal…

Hosted by Katherine

Joined in September 2015
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Hi Travellers, My husband John and I moved from Auckland city to the Tawharanui Peninsula in 2015. We love it here and have never missed city living once! We love the peace and quiet and the abundance of bush, birds and sea. We are lucky enough to have a completely separate cottage on our property that we renovated for short term rental during 2016. The cottage is fully ready for travellers looking for privacy, seclusion, the beauty of nature and some luxury. We are only 15 minutes from Matakana village and 5 minutes from the wonderful Tawharanui Regional Park. There is so much to do here and it's classic New Zealand. Prior to living in Tawharanui John and I had corporate careers in telecommunications and project management. We still do some consulting work from home or travel to Auckland from time to time.
Hi Travellers, My husband John and I moved from Auckland city to the Tawharanui Peninsula in 2015. We love it here and have never missed city living once! We love the peace and qui…
During your stay
We will probably be on site and we're there to help and answer any questions you might have.

Access to Kākā Ridge Retreat is via our driveway and shared parking area with a short walk past the house. The cottage itself is separate from the house and once there you have exclusive use of our guest accommodation and can enjoy your peaceful seclusion with only the sound of bird song to interrupt your thoughts. The cottage garden and a large native tree area create space and visual privacy from the main house.
We will probably be on site and we're there to help and answer any questions you might have.

Access to Kākā Ridge Retreat is via our driveway and shared parking area wi…
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Checkout: 12:00 pm
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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