Dinghy Cottage. Charming river retreat.

Bach or holiday home | Kerikeri | #25441

9.6/10 (14 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.

  • Gifts & giveaways: Last minute Summer deal! 14-21st January 2017. $180/night

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
HIgh Season
18-Jan-17 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 18-Apr-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 (15)

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  • The cottage was absolutely beautiful, clean and tidy, well equipped and in...

    The cottage was absolutely beautiful, clean and tidy, well equipped and in a perfect location. The biew over the river is delightful and the veranda makes for a perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine at sunset. Our friends are already making plans to return and we'd go back in an instant if a 24 hour flight wasn't in the way! Highly recommended!

    Rob0603 new member Jan 2017

  • The cottage was absolutely beautiful, the kind of place that puts a...

    The cottage was absolutely beautiful, the kind of place that puts a smile on your face when you come through the front door. It has everything you could ever wish for and the location is stunning. We enjoyed cooking on the veranda and enjoying the great view of the river. Highly recommended!

    Rob0603 new member Jan 2017

  • Brilliant place to stay! Peaceful, private and luxurious

    Brilliant place to stay! Peaceful, private and luxurious. It was equiped with everything we could ask for and we cooked huge feasts every night with ease. Would highly recommend :)

    RosieLi1 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • The property is probably the best place I've stayed in so far

    The property is probably the best place I've stayed in so far. The house has all the mod cons that you'd want in you own house. But it has it all in a holiday rental. We will definitely be going back. The outlook is as good as the interior. The house is a short drive from the centre of kerikeri and an ideal location for the beaches too.

    OrlanderY 100%|1x Dec 2016

  • I can't thank Tracey (and Lillian) enough for their help while organising...

    I can't thank Tracey (and Lillian) enough for their help while organising this trip. The house itself is incredibly comfortable with everything you could possibly need to relax, unwind and enjoy your holiday. The photos don't do this property justice - it's honestly amazing! Next time we will take our doggy with us - it is not fully fenced but the balcony is and there is a huge yard. The kids loved all the space and we even had a wee bonfire on the balcony. Many memories were made thanks xx

    NaythL62 100%|1x Dec 2016

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