Romantic, Private Cove in the Bay of Islands

Cottage | Kerikeri | #21027

9.7/10 (68 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking
  • Best Hospitality 2015


  • Pet Friendly | Private Beach | Award-Winning
  • Beach chic interiors loved by Resene and Your Home & Garden magazine
  • Absolute waterfront with kayaks, life jackets and more.

The Bay of Islands is stunning year round. Your cosy, winter bach is stocked with Wallace Cotton linen, ocean views from the sofa and heating. Help yourself to kayaks, games, books & DVDs. Just a short drive to Kerikeri for cheeseboard supplies from the all weather farmers' market.

2 queens sleep 4, or chat to us about larger groups. Reef Cottage is self-catering with kitchen, coffee machine and basic pantry supplies to get you started. The living area includes tons of movies, magazines and books, WiFi plus stunning waterfront views.

Outside, relax in the shaded lounge or BBQ up the days catch & help yourself to the veggie patch. Bring the boat & be in the Cavalli Islands in minutes. Driftwood Seaside Escapes is pet friendly so the dog doesn't have to miss out!

Enjoy a seaside escape reminiscent of childhood holidays. Wake up with the sun and cosy up inside under blankets or walk the beach. Tapauetahi Beach is just a short drive into the gourmet destination of Kerikeri so use Reef Cottage as your base for exploring the Far North or stay in and relax.

Ask us about our Winter Welcome special when you book to arrive to a heated bach with candles lit. Bubbly also available.

No detail is forgotten, your escape is ready and waiting.

Special conditions: Well behaved pets are welcome. If you do bring your pet we charge a $60 deep cleaning fee to be left in cash on departure. If it's a very short stay you can leave a bit less! Please note, The Hammock may not be suitable for disabled or elderly guests. Feel free to get in touch to discuss.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Cot available
  • Dinghy
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • Toddler safe
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Queen in master suite

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Wallace Cotton linens FREE (included); Cleaning Fairies $50.00 per stay (required)
  • Gifts & giveaways: Ask us for a warm winter welcome and arrive to a pre-heated bach with candles lit and bubbly waiting on ice. Just $30. [Expires: 30-Nov-2017]

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Winter Special
19-Aug-17 to 30-Sep-17
$155/night $155/night
Standard Rate
01-Oct-17 to 21-Dec-17
$200/night $200/night
22-Dec-17 to 06-Feb-18
$220/night $220/night
Standard Rate
07-Feb-18 to 29-Mar-18
$200/night $200/night
30-Mar-18 to 02-Apr-18
$220/night $220/night
Standard Rate
03-Apr-18 to 31-May-18
$200/night $200/night
01-Jun-18 to 04-Jun-18
$220/night $220/night
Standard Rate
05-Jun-18 to 18-Oct-18
$200/night $200/night
19-Oct-18 to 22-Oct-18
$220/night $220/night
Standard Rate
23-Oct-18 to 19-Nov-18
$200/night $200/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 (89)

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  • Wonderful! Highly recommend

    Wonderful! Highly recommend.

    DeborahPl1 100%|1x Jun 2017

  • Fantastic place, amazing location!

    Fantastic place, amazing location!

    JonathanCr8 100%|2x May 2017

  • Stunning location, beautiful and tranquil with fabulous coastal views

    Stunning location, beautiful and tranquil with fabulous coastal views. Dog friendly which is a huge bonus. Interior was luxurious and The bed and linen were super comfortable. I would thoroughly recommend the Bach and hope to return again.

    PaulaHa6 100%|8x Apr 2017

  • Beautiful location with such a pristine view

    Beautiful location with such a pristine view. And privacy is paramount, great for a getaway!

    KJS27544 100%|1x Mar 2017

  • Awesome place and lovely people! Especially liked using the decked area at...

    Awesome place and lovely people! Especially liked using the decked area at the front of the property for some sunbathing and a cheeky glass of wine, was nice to be joined by two fury friends Archie & Annie (the dogs). This place has the most amazing views, it's own private beach and a really nice atmosphere. Would recommend it to anyone, my only negative is that we didn't have longer to stay.

    MathewHutch 100%|2x Jan 2017

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