Protea Park Cottage - Cosy, warm and ever so quiet

Bach or holiday home | Houhora | #20951

9.8/10 (70 ratings)
  • 3 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


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.

Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master bedroom with queen bed

    1 x Queen bed

  • Sofa bed in lounge

    1 x Fold-out sofa 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 (81)

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  • Protea Cottage is a perfect place for a relaxing, enjoyable holiday

    Protea Cottage is a perfect place for a relaxing, enjoyable holiday. Polly is a lovely host, helpful but not intrusive. And there is plenty to do in the area, especially swimming in the great beaches. Highly recommended.

    Brian M. Feb 2019

  • Quiet and peaceful stay

    Quiet and peaceful stay. Well equiped house. A really lovely hostess. Peaceful surroundings.

    Ann-Charlotte L. Oct 2018

  • Amazing property, clean, comfortable and so peaceful

    Amazing property, clean, comfortable and so peaceful. Great hosts. Highly recommend

    PollyMa1 Jul 2018

  • Was very homely and peaceful

    Was very homely and peaceful. Beautiful view and loved the pond and bridge outside??

    TinaS1993 100%|1x Jun 2018

  • The cottage was immaculate and beautifully presented and, in spite of the...

    The cottage was immaculate and beautifully presented and, in spite of the cold outside, was always warm and comfortable. The large covered deck is a great place to sit outside and enjoy the peace and the view of Monet's lily pond, complete with blue bridge. We enjoyed walks around the property, sometimes accompanied by one or more dogs. This is a great place to stay if you want to explore the far North of New Zealand and enjoy fishing in the Houhora Harbour.

    Sue Deason 100%|2x May 2018

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