The charming 1930's Lodge was built to reflect Daniel Ferguson's love of China. Dramatic turret and golden Pagoda Roof creates a special ambience. The characterful one and two bedroom flats are spacious, with polished wooden floors and a hint of Asia/Pacific in the tasteful decor. Views are of the garden, the inlet and the famous Hongi Hika Heritage Site across the river.
Jade House - single bedroom
Jade House is a romantic and private cottage with superb views of the river and famous Hongi Hika Heritage site. In the 1930's it housed an imperial Jade collection from China, while in recent years it has been a favourite place for honeymoon couples. Decor is pleasing and discretely Asian.
Swallow Cottage - 2 bedrooms
Swallow Cottage is a secluded, 1880's cottage on a nearby 24-acre estate with spectacular, wide views over a 2300-hectare bird sanctuary, series of lakes and forest. Ideal for longer stays. Decor is shabby-chic.
The Villa - 3 bedrooms
Superb, luxuriously restored, turn of the century Villa on nearby 24-acre estate with grapes, olives and pines. Breathtaking, wide views of 2300-hectare bird reserve, lakes, forest and sea. Enjoy the height of elegance with spacious rooms, French style "Cathedral" kitchen, large conservatory, high ceilings, sumptuous furnishings, significant paintings & textiles. Ideal for longer stays or retreat.
A characterful boatshed at the water's edge has been partially converted into a charming, romantic one bedroom unit, with high ceiling, lots of boating decor, and two river-view decks.
Gypsy Caravans are comfortable, romantic & furnished with a real touch of class. They have private courtyards, spectacular water views & as they are fully insulated & lined with sweet smelling Japanese cedar, they are cool in summer & warm in winter. Raised queen beds with romantic drapery, lead-light or coloured glass windows create a unique ambience. There are basic utilities - kettle, tea & coffee, fridge & outside wash stand with basin. All other ammenities are nearby.
We offer Luxury Romantic Safari tents for couples (2 rooms). They are mounted on large decks and have garden or river views. They are fully & romantically furnished with double beds, furniture, fridges, tea and coffee facilities, rugs, linen & electric lighting.
There are three large, deck-mounted family Safari Tents with full furnishings & 3 rooms. Two of these tents have wooden decks, while the 3rd tent has a grass patio. Each tent has 2 bedrooms, both with double beds and a living room with single bed, furniture, fridge and tea/coffee facilities. All tents have water views. The nearby amenities block has toilets, showers, laundry and kitchen, complete with crockery and cutlery. All you have to bring is a torch!
Our moto is tranquility with a touch of nature's magic! Many of our sites are screened by beautiful, mature trees and gardens. There is a large river-view deck, cafe style seating, sheltered gazebo and Barbeque facilities. We offer a range of powered and non-powered sites and a well equipped facilities block. Ask for a "Prime site" if you want a river view.
The Wheel House
If you are on a tight budget, but still want to experience something rather special and romantic, then come and stay in The Wheel House for only $80 per night. This is a renovated Boat Cabin from an historic steam boat, The Minerva, finished with sweet smelling Japanese Cedar and French doors. There is a double bed, tea/coffee facilities, fridge and romantic furnishings. All other ammenities (showers, toilets and a well equipped kitchen) are a short walk away. The view includes subtropical gardens, a large Phoenix palm and a tranquil, life sized Buddha.
THE SILVER FERNS CARAVAN –
AFFORDABLE ACCOMMODATION WITH STYLE
The Silver Ferns Caravan is a large, fully restored, iconic caravan with native wood finishes, double & single bed, fridge, tea/coffee & kettle. Located under a Lilac Tree on the front of the property, the caravan has prime views of the river, Kerikeri Inlet, the famous Hongi Pa Site and Reserve. All other facilities are nearby.
THE PEAR TREE HOUSE –
ADVENTUROUS ACCOMMODATION FOR BIRD LOVERS
Mounted high on a large, raised deck, The Pear Tree House nestles under branches of a giant Pear Tree next to a life-sized Buddha & huge Phoenix Palm in a private, bird-rich area of the tropical gardens. Deck furniture allows you to relax in comfort and enjoy the frolicking Fantails, Tuis, rare Kaka’s & great bird song. All amenities are nearby.
THE 4 FUN GLAMPING BUS –
UNFORGETTABLE GLAMPING FOR ALL THE FAMILY
Surrounded by gardens, The Glamping Bus provides memorable accommodation for a family seeking fun and adventure. Fully renovated, comfortable and ideal for a family of four. Innovative Glamping at its best, fully furnished and decorated in style, yet other central amenities are only a few steps away.