Ocean view
Pet friendly
BBQ facilities
Washing machine
Free WiFi

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This property is a 9-minute walk from the beach. Kaka Lodge at Kotare House has sea views, free WiFi and free private parking, located in Tawharanui.

The apartment provides guests with a patio, garden views, a seating area, satellite flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, and a private bathroom with shower and a hairdryer. A fridge, an oven and stovetop are also provided, as well as an electric tea pot.

A garden, grill and a sun terrace are available at Kaka Lodge at Kotare House.

Orewa is 29 miles from the accommodation, while Matakana is 7 miles from the property. The nearest airport is Auckland Airport, 61 miles from Kaka Lodge at Kotare House.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Kaka Lodge at Kotare House has been welcoming guests since Jan 27, 2019

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Hosted by Alysn and Brian Midgelow-Marsden

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Alysn and Brian Midgelow-Marsden
Kotare House is our dream, forever home. We love to share it with guests in the lodges, either the 1 bedroom Ruru Lodge or the Kaka Lodge which has a 1, 2 or a 4 bedroom layout for you. Set on a ridge overlooking Christian Bay to Kawau Island at the front and with acres of native bush to explore or just enjoy from the house at the back. We are a short hop to the amazing Tawharanui Park, to Omaha Beach, to Matakana village and many other spectacular places. The Lodges are very comfortable and well stocked with everything you need for a stay. Several wedding venues such as Tahwaranui Lodge and Koru Hideaway are very close to us.
Alysn is an artist, working and offering workshops and creative retreats from the studio at Kotare House, Brian loves the garden and surfing. We live in another section of Kotare House so are around if you need help or advice about the lodges and the area we are there for you.
The nearest eating is the Stables Bar and Restaurant or the café at the Country Park. Next door to that is the Sculptureum with its Rothko restaurant. Other venues include the Rusty Pelican (Burger night on Monday, 2 for 1 pizza on Tuesday and Thursday), The Vintry, The Matakana Inn, Matakana Market Kitchen , Jin Jin (Facebook @jinjinmatakana), the Vietnamese truck, fish and chip shop and more. The Sawmill Brewery makes a range of craft beers which we sample regularly. They do serve other drinks and food too! Brick Bay Vineyard and Sculpture Trial makes for a relaxing half day whether you eat or simply wander the trail. For more special occasions the Plume Vineyard Restaurant or the Ascension Wine Estate. Many of the local bars including the Sawmill Café at Leigh (don’t confuse with the Sawmill Brewery) have regular live music. The Matakana cinema is a fabulous boutique, 3 screen cinema is well worth a visit as is the renowned Saturday Market. Golf, beaches (and all activities), horses and walking etc.
Language spoken: English
What's nearby
  • Sculptureum
    3.7 miles
  • Ascension Wine Estate
    6.3 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Stables
    5.6 miles
  • Restaurant Rusty Tui
    6.8 miles
  • Restaurant Matakana Market Kitchen
    6.8 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Matakana Inn
    6.8 miles
  • Cafe/Bar The Farmers Daughter
    7.5 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Sawmill Brewery
    8.7 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea
    0.4 miles
  • Mountain Tamahunga
    9.3 miles
  • Mountain Dome
    15.5 miles
Closest Airports
  • Auckland Airport
    43.9 miles
  • Whangarei Airport
    48.1 miles
  • Whitianga Aerodrome
    58.8 miles
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Amenities of Kaka Lodge at Kotare House
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Guest bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
Sit back and relax
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Freedom to eat when you want
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Private entrance
  • Carpeted
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
  • Garden view
  • Ocean view
Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
  • Beach
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Express check-in/out
Cleaning Services
  • Laundry
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Building Characteristics
  • Semi-detached
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
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2:00 PM - 12:00 AM

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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Payments by takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Free! Pets are allowed. No extra charges.

The fine print

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property can only accept bookings from essential workers/permitted travelers on dates where such guidelines exist. Reasonable evidence must be provided on arrival. If it isn't provided, your booking will be canceled on arrival.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Please inform Kaka Lodge at Kotare House of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.