Architecturally designed with magnificent, panoramic sea views and a stunning infinity pool, The House at Takou River is eco-luxury at its finest. Set in a private ridge top location and surrounded by landscaped gardens, with a beautiful horizon edge pool, pool house and alfresco claw foot bath, our beautiful self-catering, 7 bedroom home sleeps 10-12 guests in comfort, space and style. Peace, privacy and seclusion are guaranteed. Sweeping sea views take in our 150 acre organic farm and the unspoilt Takou River as it winds its way to the sea at Takou Bay. The House is the perfect Bay of Islands luxury holiday home or venue for intimate occasions.
Our home is beautifully handcrafted featuring polished timber floors, hand-made rugs, antiques, bespoke furnishings and New Zealand art. 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 wraparound decks to take in the sweeping ocean views.
The large modern open-plan kitchen looks out to sea across a stunning infinity pool. 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.
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 panoramic coastal 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 cast iron bath with stunning sea views, and twin 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 ocean outlooks and have their own bathroom with bath and shower
Luxurious 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. The House comes equipped with TV, DVD player, music system and free Wi-Fi. The house is fully equipped for self-catering. Gourmet catering can also be offered by prior arrangement.
In addition to the swimming pool, alfresco claw foot bath, 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 and our magical riverside Hot Tub are also available to book by prior arrangement.
The House is completely "grid-free" with its own sophisticated alternate power supply using a combination of solar panels (PV) and hydro-power. Featured in a number of Magazine articles, we use state of the art technology from nature to generate and conserve energy. Continue reading »
Infinity pool with panoramic sea views
Architecturally designed & off-grid
Perfect for intimate weddings & occasions
Wander through the farm to the river
Enjoy the bird song from your eagles' nest view
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