Lodge, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 6)
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Lyn and Dave have a long history in the fields of Education, Psychology, and Business Management. We have enjoyed hosting at Kowhai Lodge for the past 10 years, are we are passionate about meeting new people and providing the highest level of personal hospitality possible. We are well informed about our national and regional environment, and well connected with other service providers to meet our goal to give our guests a true New Zealand experience
LynS2672 purchased this Lodge in 1997
Why LynS2672 chose Tutukaka
Kowhai Lodge is ideally placed for guests to access local activities and amenities, yet providing gusts with seclusion and privacy in a peaceful, relaxing environment. It was the sense of tranquility that attracted us to the property 20 years ago, and we have developed both the house and the extensive grounds to enhance this. As soon as we entered the driveway in 1997 we said 'this is it. This is where we want to live', and these sentiments have been echoed by guests over the years. Kowhai Lodge is now highly regarded and has a NZ Tourism/Qualmark accreditation of 4 stars plus, and a Silver award for Environmental sustainability. We are also Hospitality Award holders in the Bookabach 'Bach of the Year' awards. We love living on the Tutukaka Coast which has so much to offer, and, which, is very highly regarded for it's natural scenic beauty by such publications as National Geographic Magazine. It truly is a place to enjoy.
What makes this Lodge unique
Friendly, welcoming, informative owners onsite to assist you as you require. When you stay at Kowhai Lodge you will be in touch with what makes New Zealand a globally sought after destination: scenic beauty, easy access to activities and amenities, and a clean, uncluttered and unpolluted environment. On location we provide spacious, private grounds that have been developed to accommodate great indoor and outdoor living. We regard the feeling of space and peace as a primary attraction of Kowhai Lodge, and we love sharing our property with our guests: it's a feeling of rest and relaxation that greets you as you enter the grounds. Your hosts, Lyn and Dave live close by and are readily accessible 24 hours a day.
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Beautiful, peaceful home
Wonderful home , warm and welcoming. Everything we needed and more!! Beautiful garden, private with lovely indoor/outdoor areas to sit and enjoy.
A perfect spot for a relaxing few days with the family in the midst of travel. Lyn & David made sure we had everything we needed, and it was lovely getting to know them. Lots to do at the house, and we all enjoyed the croquet on the front lawn.
Wonderful family group who were very communicative and interactive. We enjoyed meeting them and getting to know them, and would welcome them back anytime in the future. They left the property in immaculate order, and that was very much appreciated. Very highly recommended to any future host. Very positive experience.
A fabulous stay with brilliant hosts!
A wonderful home with lots of toys for adults! SUP, kayaks, croquet etc. everything you can possibly need! Thanks to Lyn and Dave. They were fabulous!
We really enjoyed having you stay with us, and with the open, friendly communication. You were superb guests and welcome back anytime. We really appreciated the way the property was left in such immaculate condition. It is very rewarding for us to hear families enjoying themselves, and utilising the the amenities. That makes what we do so worthwhile. Thank you.
Amazing place, amazing hosts
The photos really speak to the quality of the home and the joy of the surrounding area however it is the hosts who make it an incredible experience. Warm, delightfully lovely, accommodating and respectful. They made us feel so welcome when they showed us around and really went the extra mile to make us feel at home.
Very special holiday home. Really idyllic.
Second time here after a three gap and as good as we remembered. Lyn and Dave are great hosts and the property is immaculate and in a such a beautiful setting. I dare anyone not to love this house.
A beautifully restored gem tucked away in immaculate private grounds
A beautifully restored gem tucked away in immaculate private grounds. There is a great beach at the end of the driveway and some of the most beautiful beaches in New Zealand within a few minutes drive.
Kowhai Lodge is located on the northern side of Tutukaka Bay on the Tutukaka Coast, an area noted for its scenic beauty (National Geographic Magazine). Tutukaka is also gateway to the famed Poor Knights Islands known to be one of the best sub-tropical dive areas in the world, and the home of Riko Riko, the largest sea cave in the world. Boats leave Tutukaka Marina to take tourists diving, snorkeling and paddleboarding, or for eco-tourism trips throughout the year.
Further afield, Whangarei, Northland's capital offers tourists a wide range of shopping and restaurant experiences, and will, soon, be the home of the Hundertwasser Museum and Maori cultural/arts centre.
Also available in Whangarei are authentic Maori experiences through Maori tourism initiatives.
Tutukaka is also an excellent hub from which to travel further in Northland. Close by are excellent beaches and areas of scenic beauty, and the Bay of Islands and the Waitangi Treaty grounds are an easy round day-trip away.