Peace and Tranquillity

Bach or holiday home | Kerikeri | #8902

9.9/10 (68 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking
  • Best Pet 2017


Peace and Tranquillity is the perfect name for this calm retreat. Go out and about, exploring the Bay of Islands, and come back to a little piece of heaven every afternoon. Or spend whole days here, relaxing in the park-like gardens, rowing on the lake, or visiting the farm animals.

The holiday home is newly-built with modern comforts, but full of character and charm. All year round comfort is assured with log fire, heat pump and air-conditioning. There is plenty of space to park a boat and trailer, and easy access to public launching ramps around the bay.

We are centrally located to enjoy the wider Bay of Islands. Situated ten minutes north of Kerikeri, we are 35 minutes from Paihia and Russell to the South, and 35 minutes from Coopers Beach and Mangonui in the North. And there are many more interesting places to visit in between.

Following our move to New Zealand from the UK, we built a house for family and friends to visit so they could enjoy their own space and privacy. The initial rush is over, and we thought it would fun to welcome new visitors who could relax in our special holiday home.

EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED for your stay to ensure you have nothing to worry about. Free Wireless Broadband, A full SKY package, bedding, towels, cleaning and rubbish removal.

We welcome well- behaved dogs by prior arrangement at a charge of $15 per night.

We love having dogs come to stay, one or two, the more the merrier. Our own Boarder Collie Tui, is very people and dog friendly. The 12 acres of grounds are all fenced with an electric gate. There is a nice new conservatory so your dog can sleep inside safe and secure. We are happy to baby sit (only dogs, not children!) if you would like to go out for the day sailing or fishing in the bay of Islands, and can't take the dog.

Special conditions:

Discount for stays over 7 days

2 nights minimum stay.

Pets with prior approval

Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • SKY TV ®
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Queen bed

    1 x Queen bed

  • Two Singles

    2 x Narrow single bed


Maybe booked

*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 (89)

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  • Dot, Steve, and Tui are lovely hosts who have created a wonderful...

    Dot, Steve, and Tui are lovely hosts who have created a wonderful environment to relax and unwind. The cottage has everything you need for your stay and if you run out of ideas Steve and Dot can point you in the direction of some great cafes and restaurants. We spent evenings on the deck with a glass of wine just looking at the stars. Our two dogs were happy zooming around with Tui, barking at the sheep, and having the occasional lake paddle. We would thoroughly recommend this cottage if you want a get away from it all relax or a base for exploring the region. We will definitely be back

    Graeme J. Mar 2019

  • Truly gorgeous place, lovely owners and we loved the visits from Tui...

    Truly gorgeous place, lovely owners and we loved the visits from Tui the Border Collie. Would thoroughly recommend this place to anyone. Thanks Dot and Steve??

    Sonia H. Jan 2019

  • Beautiful property in the most idyllic location

    Beautiful property in the most idyllic location. So quiet and peaceful yet really no distance to go into town if you want ir need to. We and our son especially loved the house, the very comfortable beds, going out in the row boat and playing badminton on the lawn. He also gained great comfort playing with and cuddling their sweet dog Tui. We would definitely recommend this place and would go back in a heartbeat !

    GilliL 100%|5x Jan 2019

  • Steve & Dot met us as soon as we arrived at their...

    Steve & Dot met us as soon as we arrived at their beautiful property. We met their lovely dog Tui who greeted our dog Freya and they got on fine. The cottage was perfect. We had everything we needed, excellent location looking out over the lake. Lovely and bright beautifully decorated and exceptionally clean. We sat every morning on the deck to have breakfast and listen to all the wonderful bird life. If you just want to escape and have peace and quite this is the perfect place for you. We will be returning soon to this wonderful property.

    Janet M. Nov 2018

  • Well maintained property, lots of areas to sit and relax

    Well maintained property, lots of areas to sit and relax. Even a small row boat to explore the lake

    Brock A. Oct 2018

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