Protea Park Cottage - Cosy, warm and ever so quiet

Bach or holiday home | Houhora | #20951

9.9/10 (45 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. Smoking outside only.


  • 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
25-Feb-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 25-Feb-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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (53)

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  • 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 new member 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

  • The Bach is spacious and well equipped in a beautiful setting

    The Bach is spacious and well equipped in a beautiful setting. The hosts Polly and Geoff were welcoming and helpful. The grounds are extensive and the Bach overlooks a beautiful pond. There are horses in the paddock and a fantastic beach 15km away (Rawara). It was an exceptional experience.

    AlanFarr 100%|1x Dec 2016

  • Protea Cottage is beautiful, so picturesque

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

    LizzyRuby 100%|2x Oct 2016

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