Architect's waterfront home on the Kaipara

Bach or holiday home | Kaipara Harbour | #33690

9.7/10 (6 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Splendid views down the Kaipara harbour framed by native forest
  • Boat ramp access for excellent scalloping, snapper, mullet and kahawai fishing
  • Explore Takahoa Bay's historic pa site and early European homestead site

Located in picturesque Takahoa Bay, this two bedroom open plan architect-designed home offers the security of a farm park plus the privacy of being at the end of a lane with beach at the bottom of the garden.

Waterfront, covenanted bush, a bird sanctuary lake, historic pa site, tennis court , boat ramp (good scallop and snapper fishing) and swimming beach await you. You are welcome to explore the entire farm park or the bush walks, and picnic in the olive grove or at the old homestead site. Fishing off the beach usually results in kahawai for dinner.

Within a 20 minute radius you can also reach a surf beach, golf courses, Bennetts chocolate factory, Italian bakery, Dutch cheese shop, and not much further is the Matakohe Kauri Museum and the fun Waipu glow-worm caves.

Please note that the second bedroom has two flip-down children's bunks as an optional extra, making this a family room.

Special conditions: No smoking. Dogs on application. Properties here are unfenced and pest control throughout the farm park uses poison bait; there are also cats & chooks next door and a bird sanctuary. Dogs must NOT roam and must be under control.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedrooom 2

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $100.00 per stay (required)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
28-Feb-17 to 28-Aug-17
$250/night $250/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 (6)

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  • Fantastic house with amazing views in a peaceful location

    Fantastic house with amazing views in a peaceful location. We had a great long weekend here in a house much larger than you get a sense of from the photos. The second bedroom is in its own wing more or less. Kitchen very well equipped with all you'd ever need. Hope to be back at some stage.

    conaey89 100%|26x Feb 2017

  • All was perfect at Kotare house: location, the house conditions, great pictures...

    All was perfect at Kotare house: location, the house conditions, great pictures that show real design house facilities. we had a great time with my family during Christmas break. We had a joy observing Kotare house photos on design magazines' pages!))) Thank you, Isobel, for such unforgettable experience! looking forward to coming back one day!

    Valerie H 100%|2x Feb 2017

  • We enjoyed staying there - lovely quiet property with wonderful views from...

    We enjoyed staying there - lovely quiet property with wonderful views from a house with many unique design features

    JohnL871 100%|1x May 2016

  • The property is lovely with a gorgeous view

    The property is lovely with a gorgeous view. Its very comfortable and has everything you need. Isobel made it all easy by providing linen and making up the beds for us. Its location was perfect and there was lots of room to explore. A very peaceful spot.

    RachaelRe5 100%|1x Apr 2016

  • Lovely location

    Lovely location.

    StuartDa1 100%|3x Apr 2016

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