Dinghy Cottage. Charming river retreat.

Bach or holiday home | Kerikeri | #25441

9.4/10 (17 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 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)
  • 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
21-Oct-17 to 30-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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (18)

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  • Great location, close to Kerikeri, quiet and sunny

    Great location, close to Kerikeri, quiet and sunny. The property was very well equipped with a very homely feel to it - very inviting and easy living! Large deck allowed for dining and relaxing outside in privacy.

    JaneT761 100%|3x Feb 2017

  • Beautiful property, everything you need for a home away from home

    Beautiful property, everything you need for a home away from home. The outdoor area is gorgeous and you can move around following the sun or shade. The cottage has modern appliances but feels homely and historic. Would stay here again (sorry, we couldn't figure out how to get the air out of the airbed so had to leave it up!)

    philws992 100%|5x Feb 2017

  • Great location - overlooking river in Kerikeri

    Great location - overlooking river in Kerikeri. Really nice little cottage that has been tastefully renovated. Well kitted out. Kitchen great. Kayaks not really worth using - pretty basic. I think the description suggests you can walk into town - it would be a very long walk! Overall we really enjoyed our stay and would return without hesitation

    paps63 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • 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 100%|1x 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 100%|1x Jan 2017

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