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.
“Wow! Where to start with this place... It’s located perfectly, 5 mins between Matakana village and an incredible beach. And, talking of location, the views from the garden bath tub are breathtaking. Katherine and John are just round the corner and ready to help whenever required, but it feel like everyone is a world away as everything is completely closed off and private. The breakfast and small touches were incredible, with a selection of locally baked bread, honey, peanut butter, salmon and more to choose from for breakfast. The perfect romantic getaway. Our only regret is not staying longer. Highly recommend!”
This property is 8 minutes by car to the Tawharanui Regional Park,with it's beautiful beaches and great walks.Matakana village close by for the great cafes,cinemas and markets.Vineyards to visit.Goat Island marine reserve for snorkelling and diving,Omaha beach and many other gorgeous beaches to visit in the Rodney area. If you are looking to attend a Wedding at Tawharanui,this is the perfect place.You couldn't be closer to the venue.
“Great place! Super close to the regional park but the place is beautiful on its own. A private stoney bay can be accessed via the neighboring property (ask if you may use the path). Because of a double booking we got to stay at Pippa’s own house up the hill. A beautiful deck with couch just in front (great for stargazing and a wine), donkeys to pet (if you want) and just so much space and nice views. We spent quite a lot of time chatting with Pippa, a shame we couldn’t stay longer. Hope to be back one day to catch up!”
Nestled on 10 acres Kotare House offers spectacular views of Christian Bay and Kawau Island. The living spaces at Ruru Lodge are spacious, light, airy, comfortably smart and modern. A private entrance leads to well-appointed, self-contained rooms including a fully equipped kitchen diner, lounge, bedroom and bathroom on the first floor. A great base to explore Matakana village, Tawharanui Regional Park, Omaha beach, Goat Island Marine reserve, golf, sea sports, several wedding venues and more.
“The view from the kitchen window will truly take your breath away when you stay at Alysyns and Brian's beautiful home. The apartment is spacious and so, so comfortable. Look around and take in the details, there are creative touches are at every turn to inspire and delight all who are lucky enough to stay at this magnificent AIRbnb. The location too is very special. We loved seeing the conservation work that is being done in the national park. Did I mention the beach? No? Well I'll leave you to discover all the picturesque bays, coves and environments for yourself!”