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The House at Takou River offers luxury accommodation, spectacular sea views and a stunning infinity pool. Eco-luxury at its finest; our beautiful self-catering house sleeps 10-12 guests in comfort, space and style. Set in a private ridge top location and surrounded by landscaped gardens, the 7-bedroom architect designed house has sweeping sea views taking in our 150 acre organic farm and the un-spoilt Takou River as it winds its way to the sea at Takou Bay. The House is the perfect Bay of Islands luxury holiday home.


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Our beautiful north-facing property provides guests with an exclusive holiday home in a stunning location. The spacious house features full-length doors and windows opening onto expansive decks that wrap around the house taking in the spectacular views.

The beautifully handcrafted interiors feature polished timber floors, hand-made rugs, antiques and New Zealand art.

The Tariff:

$1800 - $2000/night (including GST) for 10 - 12 people. Minimum 7-night stay.


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The majestic double height lounge forms the centrepiece of the house and features beautiful cathedral ceilings, an open fire, tri-fold doors opening onto the decks and a mezzanine balcony. Folding glass doors separate the formal lounge from the sunny family living area, which has a cosy wood burner and further bi-fold doors opening onto the north facing decks.

Stunning Infinity Pool

The large modern open-plan kitchen looks out to sea across a stunning infinity pool. The kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering with a large central island bench forming the focal point. Modern appliances including an espresso coffee machine, large gas hob and oven, fridge-freezer and ample storage make the kitchen a pleasure to use. A lovely north facing semi-covered deck opens from the kitchen providing alfresco dining and seating overlooking the pool and out to sea.

Luxurious Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Seven spacious and beautiful bedrooms provide relaxing havens for up to 12 guests. The five modern bathrooms feature original mosaics, walk in showers and luxurious free-standing baths taking in the amazing views.

The master bedroom features a super-king bed and private north facing upper sun deck with amazing sea views. The master en suite has a huge double walk in shower, beautiful caste iron bath situated under the window, and double sinks.

Three further king bedrooms are located on the ground floor. Each spacious bedroom features beautiful antiques, wonderful views and floor length windows and doors opening onto the north-facing decks.

Upstairs a further king bedroom and two further single bedrooms are tucked under the eaves. Perfect for children, the bedrooms offer more amazing sea views and have their own bathroom with bath and shower.

High quality beds, cotton linen, feather pillows and duvets, cosy throws, bathrobes, bath and beach towels together with complimentary toiletries, candles, fresh flowers, books and magazines ensure your stay is as relaxing as possible.

Our Eco-House is completely "grid-free" with its own sophisticated alternate power supply using a combination of solar panels (PV) and hydro-power. The House has been featured in a number of Magazine articles and uses state of the art technology to generate and conserve energy. It comes equipped with TV, DVD player and music system, i-pod dock and free Internet, Wi-Fi and local calls. The house is fully equipped for self-catering. Gourmet catering can also be offered by prior arrangement.

In addition to the swimming pool, gardens and pool house, guests also have access to all the amenities at Takou River. Borrow the kayaks, canoes and fishing rods from our private Boatshed; wander and explore the beautiful riverfront and our 5 acre sub-tropical gardens; discover our 150 acre organic farm with walks along the river bank, through pastures and native bush to secluded swimming and picnic spots, and last but not least, discover the beautiful deserted sandy beaches a short paddle downstream at Takou Bay. Relaxing and rejuvenating massage and spa treatments, gourmet meals and our magical Hot Tub are also available to book.


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