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Kākā Ridge Retreat B&B - views, privacy Tāwharanui Peninsula Matakana

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Sea, bush, birds, comfort, privacy, tranquility
Cottage garden deck with seat for contemplation
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1 bedroom
2 bathrooms
2 guests
2 nights minimum
Cottage
Magnificent sea and native bush views in a secluded environment are yours just an hour north of Auckland 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. On a coastal ridge with sweeping views, Kākā Ridge Retreat is a 60 square metre two-room cottage offering you privacy, tranquility and luxury. Boasting a bedroom, 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. From your bedroom you have a stunning view of the sea – a 180 degree vi...Magnificent sea and native bush views in a secluded environment are yours just an hour north of Auckland 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. On a coastal ridge with sweeping views, Kākā Ridge Retreat is a 60 square metre two-room cottage offering you privacy, tranquility and luxury. Boasting a bedroom, 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. From your bedroom you have a stunning view of the sea – a 180 degree vista including near and far islands of the Hauraki Gulf. Your living room looks across a gently sloping lawn directly at a huge stand of covenanted native bush. This is a bird lover’s paradise: tui, kererū, kākā, ruru, pīwakawaka, kōtare, kākāriki and korimako visit our gardens. 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. Access is via our driveway and shared parking area with a short walk past our house. The cottage is completely separate with a cottage garden and large native tree area creating space and visual privacy from the main house. This is a truly exceptional escape experience. It would be hard to better this coastal getaway, it’s expansive views, country location or ease of access to all the attractions of the Matakana area. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
No parties.
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Katherine F
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2020

Just the thing we needed for a weekend away to relax and recharge. This beautiful oasis met all our expectations. Amazing breakfasts with some of Matakana’s delicious produce . Katherine and John were very friendly and easy to deal with. We would 100% come back.

Date of stay: November 2020
Thank marilynb874
Reviewed October 3, 2020 via mobile

Originally booked through Air BNB although the last lockdown the day before we were due to stay here but a delay on the holiday. The owners Katherine and John were very prompt in contacting us and were flexible when it came to rebooking. We finally...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank OsbornesNZ
Reviewed November 16, 2019

My partner brought me here for a weekend away to celebrate our 10year anniversary and it was simply stunning! The view is incredible and being able to relax in the outdoor bath was bliss. Breakfast was delicious and Katherine and John were wonderful hosts! Highly...More

Date of stay: November 2019
Thank Liau54
Reviewed February 9, 2019

Beautiful cottage in exquisite setting. Gorgeous view of the ocean. Surrounded by lush plant life. The place is wonderful and has all the amenities you need. I especially loved the outdoor bathtub. Wished we’d stayed longer,

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed October 2, 2018

A lovely, spacious, warm and cozy house, that provides everything needed for a relaxing break. Superb views to the coast and beach, nestled in the bush, with bird song the only sound. Comfortable bed and furnishings, local jams, honey and peanut butter, and locally baked...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Karen C
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

The place is stunning: Sea view, colourful birds singing and flying everywhere, great teraces to enjoy the seaview and quietness. The place is super clean, and the hosts have shared with us great advices, super nice ans friendly people! You should definitely discover that place...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank sandrineblanc23
Reviewed April 8, 2018

Absolutely delightful cottage set amidst your own private gardens and native bush. We enjoyed the plush comfy beds, scrumptious make your own breakfast, the gorgeous views, tranquility, birdcall and much more. Katherine and John are very helpful and happy to help where needed. Highly recommend,...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank 2happyhols
Management response:Responded April 10, 2018

Thanks for the lovely review. So glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you back here soon.

Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

The perfect place for a quiet weekend away. Complete privacy, rarely seen views from the elevated private site and bird life all around the cottage. Wonderful hosts, spacious cottage. Will definitely be back.

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank AaronP2379
Management response:Responded February 26, 2018

Thanks for the review. We would love to see you back here sometime.

Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Deck
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Parking
Private Garden
Toaster
Towels Provided
Wi-Fi
City Getaway
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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Car advised
How to get there
You will need a car to get here. We're about 70 kilometres from Auckland Airport. Going north from Auckland, turn right onto Matakana Road at Warkworth. Coming south from Northland, you can either turn off at Wellsford or continue to Warkworth and turn off from there. We have parking on site.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kākā Ridge Retreat B&B - views, privacy Tāwharanui Peninsula Matakana

Kākā Ridge Retreat B&B - views, privacy Tāwharanui Peninsula Matakana is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

Kākā Ridge Retreat B&B - views, privacy Tāwharanui Peninsula Matakana has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Kākā Ridge Retreat B&B - views, privacy Tāwharanui Peninsula Matakana has one bedroom available. See all property details.

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