Architect's waterfront home on the Kaipara

Bach or holiday home | Kaipara Harbour | #33690

9.8/10 (9 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 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


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $100.00 per stay (required)
  • 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.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
My Tariff
24-Apr-18 to 24-Oct-18
$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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (9)

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  • What an iconic house

    What an iconic house. from the moment you enter you will feel love and energy. great view over the lake great design inside with lots of decoration which make the house like a museum, believe me, you can spend whole the day inside the house to admire wonderful decorations. it's modern/comfortable in the middle of a farm which needs another day to explore. we will definitely come back as there were lots of things we sure we missed. thanks for sharing this piece of jewelry with others to admire

    BabBab 100%|8x Jan 2018

  • Fantastic location - views to die for! Amazing privilege to stay in...

    Fantastic location - views to die for! Amazing privilege to stay in such a beautifully designed home.

    philky950 100%|3x Oct 2017

  • We had the honour of staying at Kotare House for three nights...

    We had the honour of staying at Kotare House for three nights and enjoyed every moment. The ever changing Kaipara inlet view, the peace and tranquility, the warming fireplace, comfy beds and fully equipped kitchen made for a magical stay. Our party of four returned to Auckland well rested. A big thank you.

    miari463 100%|4x Apr 2017

  • 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%|31x 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%|3x Feb 2017

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