Acorn Cottage, lovely, rural traditional bach.

Bach or holiday home | Kerikeri | #4340

9.6/10 (85 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Idylic rural, Northland countryside.
  • Central location for Bay of Islands, Kerikeri, Paihia, Waitangi, easy access to East and West coasts
  • Sweet old, traditional bach.

The Acorn is a lovely, old, wooden, 2 bedroom cottage, fully furnished in a country style, with an enclosed garden, surrounded by gum trees and poplars. Very private.

We're just outside the small rural village of Ohaeawai, (with a great butcher and a traditional NZ dairy) 15 minutes from Kerikeri and about 20 minutes from Paihia, the Bay of Islands and Waitangi (by car). A great central base for all that this area is famous for.

We are on the Twin Coast Cycle Trail and are perfectly positioned for the Okaihau/Kaikohe section.

The property was featured in Life and Leisure magazine in 2010.

The Cottage:

The living room is very comfortable with a TV, DVD player and loads of DVD's. There is also a wood burner to make the winter nights warm and cozy. Firewood is provided by us.

You can park outside The Acorn. Our own house is just a walk away from the cottage, however the cottage is very private, as the fig tree and some conifers screen the houses from each other.

Our property is a very small working farm, so come and have a chat with us about feeding some chickens! All our cows are very friendly they don't mind if you want to have a walk in the paddock. We also have a nice stream running through our picnic. In summer the perfect place to have a picnic.

Price is for up to a maximum of 4 adult people.

A 25% deposit is required for all bookings. This is refunded in full if you have to cancel your booking, however you must give 1 weeks notice.

Special conditions: Max. 4 adult people. Smoking only outside. Leave the cottage as you found it. If you just want to leave without doing any cleaning there is a $40 cleaning charge. Check in from 2pm, check out is 10am (but this flexible depending on bookings). Pets are allowed, big dogs by negotiation. We will charge $10,- per day, per dog. There is ample room for horse floats with stabling and grazing available.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Vehicle available
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

    1 bunk with 2 single beds

    1 x Bunk bed

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning Fee. $20.00 per stay (required)
  • Gifts & giveaways: Free range eggs for sale. 6 for NZD 3 12 for NZD 5 Subject to availability.

  • Gifts & giveaways: Various paintings for sale. To be found in the cottage. Some work you can view at owners studio. Prices vary.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
High Season
20-Jan-18 to 31-Mar-18
$110/night $110/night
Low Season
01-Apr-18 to 20-Apr-19
$65/night $80/night

*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 (123)

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  • We really liked the cottage

    We really liked the cottage. The location was great, approx. 20 min from Keri Keri and Paihia , and away from main tourist areas, peaceful and tranquil. It was cosy and well equipped, we had all we need. Would love to stay there again.

    maiae385 100%|10x Jan 2018

  • The cottage was just as we remembered - very clean and well...

    The cottage was just as we remembered - very clean and well equipped. The location is peaceful, private and quiet so great place to get away from it all!

    Leo1979 100%|6x Jan 2018

  • Older style small cottage

    Older style small cottage. Were there to visit friends who live locally and very little accommodation in this area as it is rural and not near coast. Very clean and fairly peaceful. Puketi forest is magic (30 mins drive).You need to enter via owner's drive and open and shut a gate which is fine as owners tolerant considering we kept some late hours. Very cute livestock (poultry) and great if you like small dogs as they come to visit. Sleeping comfy for couple and 2 kids.

    joon612 100%|3x Nov 2017

  • Lovely stay! Great value for money

    Lovely stay! Great value for money.

    DanaeJ 100%|3x Nov 2017

  • Well set up, cosy with wood fire in winter and ideally located...

    Well set up, cosy with wood fire in winter and ideally located for access to east and west harbours, historical Bay of Island sites, Kauri forest, walk and cycle ways and bonus of nearby hot springs to soak in!

    LouisHolderH 100%|2x Aug 2017

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