Protea Park Cottage - Cosy, warm and ever so quiet

Bach or holiday home | Houhora | #20951

9.9/10 (41 ratings)
  • 3 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Peaceful Paradise - Immaculately clean and comfortable cottage.
  • Easy drive to Cape Reinga - all tar sealed roads and not much traffic
  • Catch a kingfish from Houhora wharf or play a round at the northernmost Golf course in NZ

Summer has arrived 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 amongst 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.

The forest and superb beach horse rides are absolutely amazing; Bring your own horse or hire one from the local trekking establishments; even better take a guided ride.

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

Children are welcome and we do have stretchers and airbeds if you need them.

It's nice to just walk around the property, always something interesting to see. The pond is now 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 amongst the King Protea to the highest point of the farm from where you will be able to see the Houhora Harbour.

Special conditions: Two night minimum applies for public holidays. Well- behaved house pets welcome with own beds Smoking outside only. Bring your horse - safe grazing and stables available @ extra cost.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • 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
06-Dec-16 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;

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (49)

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  • Protea Cottage is beautiful, so picturesque

    Protea Cottage is beautiful, so picturesque. Will definitely be back soon.

    LizzyRuby 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • Situated beside their house in lovely grounds

    Situated beside their house in lovely grounds. We enjoyed walking the grounds and the friendly dogs. The cottage provided a useful base for exploring above Kaitaia to Cape Reinga. The cottage itself has all the required facilities, and there is access to Polly's washing machine and clothes line - which is very useful

    richardols 100%|2x Oct 2016

  • The house is situated in charmful and peaceful location, the garden is...

    The house is situated in charmful and peaceful location, the garden is beautiful and the animals are very friendly. We loved seeing the horsed and very "well educated" dogs. We really enjoyed exploring the beaches of the far north and fantastic Cape Reinga.

    GérardS1 100%|4x Sep 2016

  • Excellent


    brenon697 100%|2x Jul 2016

  • A delightful couple, a wonderful cozy cottage

    A delightful couple, a wonderful cozy cottage. Great location. We had a super-duper time and would definitely recommend staying at Protea Park Cottage.

    Racreate 100%|1x Jul 2016

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