Protea Park Cottage - Cosy, warm and ever so quiet

Bach or holiday home | Houhora | #20951

9.8/10 (53 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
28-Apr-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 28-Apr-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 (61)

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  • Great location

    Great location

    AnnaHe13 100%|3x Apr 2017

  • The location is lovely and quiet

    The location is lovely and quiet. A beautiful peaceful place to go to for a weary traveller.

    catherinepl3 100%|23x Apr 2017

  • My husband and I loved our stay at Protea Park Cottage

    My husband and I loved our stay at Protea Park Cottage. The cottage is very well set-up and super clean and tidy. There is lots of space and we loved cooking dinners/breakfasts with the all-weather bbq. We will definitely stay again, Protea Park has definitely become one of our favourite places. The hosts Polly and Geoff are also very welcoming, friendly and helpful.

    JaimeatGoatIsland Apr 2017

  • Excellent location for what we wanted - would love to spend more...

    Excellent location for what we wanted - would love to spend more time in the area.

    DeborahCl6 100%|3x Mar 2017

  • Location is great for visits in the far north

    Location is great for visits in the far north. Accommodation spacious and comfortable and located close to the main house on a rural property. Quiet, peaceful and attractive.

    paddam606 100%|5x Mar 2017

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