Protea Park Cottage - Cosy, warm and ever so quiet

Bach or holiday home | Houhora | #20951

9.9/10 (47 ratings)
  • 3 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Peaceful Paradise - Immaculately clean and comfortable cottage.
  • Easy drive to Cape Reinga - all tar sealed roads and not much traffic
  • Eat out or cook your own meals in well equipped kitchen

Summer is coming to an end but autumn is wonderful here in the north.

You don't have to drive far off SH1 to find us but you'll be amazed at the beautiful and quiet location. It's a great place to relax with the nice hot shower and comfortable bed, perfect for a good night's sleep.

An easy drive to Cape Reinga at the top of New Zealand and close to Ninety Mile Beach, Protea Park Cottage is situated on our 30 acre farm where King Proteas are grown for the export market.

Overlooking a picturesque pond, the cute and cosy cottage is a quiet haven with its sheltered deck allowing all weather cooking on the BBQ.

The large fridge/freezer and well equipped kitchen make meal preparation easy and it's a short drive to local restaurants for sit down service or takeaways.

Rabbits, hares, pheasants, wild turkeys, quail and other creatures roam with the horses among the protea adding to the experience of kiwi rural life.

A short drive takes you to either magnificent white sand east coast beaches or 90 Mile Beach on the dramatic west coast. If you venture into the forest around dusk or dawn it’s very likely you will spot a herd of wild horses.

For the keen fisherman or golfer – wow!! It’s all here in the far north, come and see. Fish prep and hose down area on site.

Ample parking for boats, trailers, horse floats, cars etc.

It's nice to just walk around the property, always something interesting to see. The pond is home to several ducks with a few wild ones popping in to visit each day and it's just a short walk across a bridge to the back of the farm where the horses usually live. You can walk among the King Protea to the highest point of the farm from where you will be able to see the Houhora Harbour.

The woodburner and endless supply of firewood ensure you a cosy stay if you visit in winter and fans will keep you cool in summer.

Look forward to seeing you soon :)

Special conditions: Two night minimum applies for public holidays. Smoking outside only.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master bedroom with queen bed

    1 x Queen bed

  • Sofa bed in lounge

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
High season tariff
26-Mar-17 to 30-Jun-17
$130+/night $130+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $15/night;
Low season tariff
01-Jul-17 to 01-Nov-17
$110+/night $110+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $10/night;
High season tariff
02-Nov-17 to 26-Mar-18
$130+/night $130+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $15/night;

*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 (55)

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  • Great place, beautiful environment, everything was spotless clean

    Great place, beautiful environment, everything was spotless clean... farm with lovely dogs and ducks and horses :)

    michal 100%|19x Mar 2017

  • Delightful cottage, in a relaxing setting

    Delightful cottage, in a relaxing setting. Well equipped kitchen and comfortable bed. The property is very pleasant to walk around. Very enjoyable stay : )

    dianly252 100%|10x Feb 2017

  • The Bach itself is amazing

    The Bach itself is amazing., its very well stocked up with everything that you would need. The kitchen had a good range of cooking utensils, spices, plates, water kettle, toaster, microwave (I could cook for a rugby team in there if I had to). Polly was also kind enough to let us use any herbs from her garden if we needed any. There is a CLEAN BBQ grill on site so perfect for the summer BBQ overlooking their mini lake.

    RonnyB 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • Nice base for exploring the northland area

    Nice base for exploring the northland area. Thanks for your hospitality.

    IlanaH39 100%|2x Jan 2017

  • Peaceful, great views from the lounge and bedroom

    Peaceful, great views from the lounge and bedroom. Everything you could need to cook for yourself too. We are definitely coming back to stay!

    Andrew25 100%|2x Dec 2016

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