Te Arai native bush hideaway cottage

Bach or holiday home | Te Arai | #13290

9.8/10 (161 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Tucked away in six acres of native New Zealand bush, Nikau Cottage provides the most private and secluded eco-accommodation you could wish for. Nikau Cottage captures the essence of a New Zealand experience. Relaxed, peaceful, a perfect retreat to enjoy the presence of your loved one.

Nikau Cottage has a real "treetops" feel with the loft bedroom nestled amidst native Kanuka, Totara, Tree Ferns and, of course, Nikau Palms. View the stars from the heated, pure rain water hot tub at night. Sleep to the call of the Morepork Owl and awake to the beautiful sound of the Tui. It's also the perfect stopover to, or from, the Bay of Islands.

Nikau Cottage is suitable for those seeking peace and tranquillity and an opportunity to discover and enjoy New Zealand's semi-subtropical Northland region.

The many fine beaches, golf course and villages are all accessible within 5-15 minutes drive by car.

Special conditions:

2 night minimum booking required.

3 night minimum booking required over Christmas, Easter, Labour, Anniversary and Waitangi Weekends.

A garbage bin and recycle bin are provided outside the cottage for

placement of all rubbish. Please remember this is a peaceful location

and that excessive noise will not be permitted. We ask, as a matter of

courtesy, that the property is left in a clean and tidy state (including

washing dishes and cleaning BBQ).

Extras: Cleaning, Hi Speed WiFi, Consumables (Required, NZ$50.00 per stay); Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Spa pool
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master suite loft

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (215)

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  • A real treat and perfect place to relax

    A real treat and perfect place to relax. Third visit and we will be back

    Mary B. Dec 2018

  • This cottage was the most relaxing place we’ve stayed at

    This cottage was the most relaxing place we’ve stayed at. It’s nestled high up in dense NZ bush. The owners are very welcoming and have put a lot of thought into setting up the accommoadatin.

    Justine G. Nov 2018

  • For those looking for a chill out magic place then this is...

    For those looking for a chill out magic place then this is it. Great hosts , lots of things to see and do and a great hot tub to finish it off. Nikau cottage is beautiful set in amongst the trees and birds and once there you wont want to leave.

    Ken W. Oct 2018

  • Lovely place to stay only down side we had was the bed...

    Lovely place to stay only down side we had was the bed was not for us personally we found it uncomfortable. Other then that we could not fault our stay we felt very welcome the hosts are very lovely. It was just what we needed for a relaxing weekend. We loved the hot tub!

    Michaela M. Jul 2018

  • We had a great weekend in the peace and quiet

    We had a great weekend in the peace and quiet. Everything we needed was there when we arrived, even a little bottle of milk in the fridge. The hot tub was relaxing and the cottage was cosy and warm. Definitely coming back!

    Sylvia W. Jul 2018

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