Cottage, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 2)
What makes this Cottage unique
Excellent night sky views
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great place to chill out. Loved it!
Worst Experience - Would not Recommend
No instructions or signs on how to get to property , its up a long driveway, ended up walking in rain to neighbors property to get directions .
Went to property and contacted number on wall and mentioned that there was no hot water or gas at 2pm.
Was given instructions to turn taps on so ended up outside in rain and crawling around under house in mud trying to turn taps on . Still no hot water as No gas. Couldn't contact any numbers available on wall and left feeling helpless.
Came back 6pm and even though owners were aware of our issues nothing was done about it.
Place was filthy with dead bugs everywhere and fridge full of thick mould. I had taken my partner across for her 30th birthday so I booked another place . Didn't end up staying at all.
The view was nice, but no working power outlets to charge phone , no hot water or gas, very poor communication and place was filthy.
I was advised later on that car battery was flat when owner flew over - She could have called me or communicated by email. GBI Airport has great reception so no excuse really.
Asked for refund and was given 85% of funds paid back by owner - Had to go through a process with bookabach and chase up remaining money refunded.
I chose this property as it had good reviews. I hope this review will educate future victims .
I'm sorry for your "bad" experience Ben, our first in 12 years of being a very popular Barrier destination.
Below is my communication with you when you booked two days before arrival
" Hi Ben,
Kaka is available,Orla my cleaner on island is away at the moment but I'm coming up from Hawkes Bay on Friday as well so I won't be able to check everything is ready for you until after 4pm, I'm sure it will be but the water and gas won't be on.
So you were well aware of the situation and yet checked yourself in at 2pm and checked out again at 6pm before I had even met you or serviced the cottage.
Off the Grid requires a little initiative and patience.
The perfect mix of nature and quaintness.
AMAZING! 😊🥰🍽🍻🍷🌊🌞🛶✨🦜🌿🍀💯 thank you for sharing this little piece of paradise with us. Been all over NZ and this is defintely in the Top 3 👌
Janet was a wonderful host, very easy to contact and replied immediately when we required assistance. Urla, the Irish cleaner, was an absolute dream and we are so glad to have seen her when we arrived. She offered some wonderful suggestions and obviously we had to try the Irish pub at her suggestion (great food and friendly staff!). Kaka cottage offered us the perfect retreat for two, nestled in the bushes surrounded by wildlife and seaviews. The cottage had everything we required including a small fridge, BBQ and all the kitchen items you'd need. The house was very clean and tidy and the bed is very comfortable. The location of the cottage was perfect for us; it is close to the general store, pub and cafe. We had the luxury of a car but it is close enough to walk (if you don't mind a few hills). I honestly cannot recommend Kaka cottage more. It is the best of the best on Great Barrier Island!
Thank you for the memories and the wonderful stay.
Lovely quiet relaxing sanctuary in the trees
Lovely cottage overlooking the bush with views of the sea, really enjoyed my stay, tidy comfortable place. Great place to relax and get a way from it all, while close to the local Irish pub which is definitely the place to eat out