Magic Cottage

Magic Cottage has been designed as the ultimate romantic getaway. The secluded and intimate studio cottage is perched on the banks of the Takou River hidden beneath beautiful Pohutukawa trees.


A Romantic Cottage Retreat in the Bay of Islands

The self-catering solar powered studio is completely secluded and surrounded by the 5 acre sub-tropical gardens. It spills onto a private sun-deck which wraps around the cottage giving stunning river views. The romantic alfresco claw foot bath, perched over the river is the perfect place to relax and watch the water slip by.

Magic Cottage has been designed as an intimate and cosy romantic retreat – ideal for honeymoon couples or for those who simply wish to escape the stress of daily life.

“…a place of absolute blessed escape…” NZ Herald on Sunday

Simple Natural Luxury

A beautiful bay window seat, luxurious super-king bed, cotton linen, feather pillows and duvet, cosy throws, blankets and bathrobes, bath and beach towels together with complimentary toiletries, fresh flowers, books and magazines complete your stay.

The Cottage sleeps 2. It has an en suite shower room in addition to the beautiful out-door bath and is equipped for self-catering including; a gas bbq on the deck; indoor and outdoor tables and chairs; sun loungers, a small kitchen area with fridge, gas oven and hob, crockery, glasses, cutlery and cooking utensils; and battery powered CD player and i-pod dock. The cottage is free from TV, cellphone coverage and mains power sockets as it is simply powered by a combination of solar energy (lighting) and gas (for cooking, hot water and heating).

A stay at Takou River is about much more than just the Cottage, although you may decide never to venture further! Guests at Magic Cottage have access to a wonderful range of amenities including free kayaks, canoes and fishing rods, beautiful private riverfront, secluded swimming spots, 5 acre sub-tropical gardens and Boat House, 150 acre organic farm with tranquil walkways along the river bank, through native bush and pasture and of course the beautiful deserted sandy beaches a short paddle downstream at Takou Bay.

Relaxing and rejuvenating massage and beauty therapy treatments are also available in the comfort and privacy of the cottage.


$250 - $350/night (including GST) for 2 people.


Takou River • New Zealand • +64 (0) 9 407 8065 •


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