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Villa 21672 New Zealand, New Zealand

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Cooks Cove Retreat
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Description

This villa is one of five privately owned houses, situated within 66 acres of grounds at the western end of Roberton (Motuarohia) Island in the glorious Bay of Islands. The island is accessible via a 20 minute boat ride from Paihia, Russell or Waitangi. Daily visits by The Cream Trip enable the delivery of daily supplies if required. The eco friendly and self sustaining retreat is within a conservation area, with its own private beach, and surrounded by NZ native flora and fauna. A bronze plaque in the bay at Cooks Cove commemorates the visit of Captain James Cook to the Bay of Islands on his first circumnavigation of New Zealand in 1769.

Activities here are many and varied, including the opportunity to just relax on one of the many decks around the property, or soak in the spa pool, nestled in the bush overlooking the water. Walks can be taken around the tracks on the island, or there is local fishing off the wharf or docks (best time at dawn or dusk). Fishing charters are also available (normally 3 – 4 hours) with pick up/drop off from the wharf, and deep sea fishing can be arranged as a full day outing. For diving enthusiasts, again there are operators that will pick up and drop off from the wharf, or you can take diving lessons during your stay. Combine your stay at this villa, with a luxury private charter onboard 60' catamaran “Te Ngakau a Kupe”. Kupe cruises the beautiful waters and islands between the Bay of Islands and Auckland and is perfect for couples, families and friends. (minimum 2 day charter required). Kayaks and snorkelling equipment are available at the property. No visit to the Bay of Islands would be complete without seeing the dolphins! Dolphins often frolic or feed in the bay in front of the house. Watch from the island or take one of the kayaks out and join them close up. Alternatively there are dolphin and eco tours available throughout the bay. Land based activities, including golf at the superb Waitangi Golf Course, are also available, as well as visits to historic Russell and Waitangi.
The property offers accommodation for up to 8 guests, with four double bedrooms and one twin bedroom, in the main house and two bedrooms in the guest house. Water taxi out and return at end of stay is complimentary. A helicopter is available at own cost. Minimum stay of 3 nights. There is a No Smoking and No Pets policy here.

Accommodation

Spacious open-plan living areas with magnificent sea views, and access to its own private beach. The property offers accommodation for up to 8 guests with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in the main house, and 2 bedrooms with 1 bathroom in the guest house. The master bedroom in the guest house has a super king-size bed and en-suite bathroom, while the other bedrooms in the guest house have 2 king single bunks. The master bedroom in the main house has a king-size bed and en-suite bathroom, and the other 2 bedrooms in the main house have queen-size beds.

Distances

20 minute boat ride from Paihia, Russell or Waitangi.


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