Dinghy Cottage. Charming river retreat.

Bach or holiday home | Kerikeri | #25441

9.3/10 (9 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok


  • Wonderful river and waterfall views, surround by a tropical garden.
  • Recent historical renovation, with neutral pastel palette.
  • Easy walk to the village, cafes, river rambles, swimming, parks and the historic Stone Store.

This sunny, north facing cottage was built before the war by one of Kerikeris' founding families.

Recently renovated, it has retained all of its charm with modern conveniences.

There are two dinning areas, including a separate space to work.

The house has a traditional scullery and laundry for all those sandy or muddy things.

The house is private and is the perfect place to relax and unwind, or to share quality time.

The Kerikeri village has all that you would need, supermarkets, bakeries, delis, a quality butchery, medical facilities and on Sundays' a Farmers market!

The house is easy access, is dog and toddler friendly, with a large fenced deck area.

Activities and watersports can be arranged on request.

It could be your home, for a short stay in paradise.

Special conditions: We can provide the capacity for two children on airbeds to sleep 6. Service can include linen on site. Smoking outside undercover. We have access to the regions sporting and cultural specialists, that can offer you a wonderful tailored experience. We ask that residents respect the property regarding children, animals, the use of equipment and the garden. Please leave the cottage as you found it. Linen will be laundered off site. Please leave items in the basket provided.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Barbeque - Charcoal
  • Boat ramp
  • Canoe(s)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Shower (outdoor)
  • SKY TV ®
  • SKY TV ® - BYO card
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Guest

    1 x Queen bed

  • Master

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $60.00 per stay (optional); Linen $25.00 per person (optional); Extra guest $20.00 per night (optional); Dog charge $20.00 per night (optional)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 7 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes school & public holidays. Stay for 14 days even in the high season and you receive a 10% discount. Returning recommended guest receive a 10% discount.

  • Gifts & giveaways: We offer holiday packages at special rates for bookings over 14 days. POA We also encourage regular holiday makers and families who want to make Kerikeri a regular holiday destination.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
General rate
23-Oct-16 to 30-Nov-16
$200+/night $250+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night;
3 night minimum stay
HIgh Season
01-Dec-16 to 20-Apr-17
$250/night $270/night
3 night minimum stay
General rate
21-Apr-17 to 31-May-17
$200+/night $250+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night;
3 night minimum stay
Winter Rate
01-Jun-17 to 20-Oct-17
$130/night $170/night
2 night minimum stay
HIgh Season
21-Oct-17 to 23-Jan-18
$250/night $270/night
3 night minimum stay

*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 (10)

Stayed here? Add a Review

  • The bach was great, clean, homely and look exactly like the pictures!...

    The bach was great, clean, homely and look exactly like the pictures! Was an ideal break for my parents visiting from the UK. Many thanks. ...Only think we struggled with was with the Smeg appliances. I have a degree in Engineering and even I struggled!!

    roachanold 100%|4x Mar 2016

  • Nice peaceful location with good view of water

    Nice peaceful location with good view of water. Liked the large fenced deck for the dogs to run around. Only negative was that there was no kayaks as advertised - would have been nice to have a paddle around the inlet. Enjoyed our stay.

    kevin619 100%|6x Feb 2016

  • Excellent property

    Excellent property. Tidy, clean with great amenities and excellent location. Well worth the stay. Would not hesitate to stay again.

    pau;er723 100%|4x Feb 2016

  • No-one wanted to leave Dinghy Cottage

    No-one wanted to leave Dinghy Cottage. The weather was beautifully sunny our entire stay, but it would be a relaxing haven in any weather. Beautiful view, great big deck, comfortable inside and out. Would definitely love to return.

    Dlindsay 100%|4x Jan 2016

  • We had a very enjoyable stay at this property

    We had a very enjoyable stay at this property. Loved the quiet location and it being private and comfortable, having all the touches of home. Enjoyed kayaking, walks to the historic Stone House (20mins each way), and mountain biking near by.

    melier852 100%|4x Jan 2016

From $130 NZD per night*
Select your dates for a quote

Traveller Protection

Book and pay online for our
Book with Confidence Guarantee™

More info

About the Owner/Manager, Alba Mater

Member since Oct 2006
Responds within 24 hours

Profile image
View profile
Open in Google Maps