518 Whitmore Rd, Laly Haddon Place, Tawharanui Peninsula 0986, New Zealand
| +64 9-423 0299
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Takatu LodgeAbout an hour north of Auckland, Matakana is an eclectic coastal town that attracts city slickers with its bohemian food, wine, and arts scene. With only four lodge rooms situated on a working vineyard near the entrance to the gorgeous Takatu Peninsula, Takatu Lodge offers a peaceful respite that combines beach and bush with art and wine. Two ocean-facing suites take in panoramas of Hauraki Gulf, while the upstairs suites overlook vineyards, a small ocean inlet, and the omnipresent farmland. All of them feature vaulted wood ceilings, slide-away doors, double-occupancy bathtubs, and private balconies made for enjoying an alfresco breakfast or a glass of wine as the sun goes down. Rooms are also stocked with yoga mats, fresh juice, locally roasted coffee, Bennetts chocolates, house-baked “biscuits” (cookies), and a take-home candle whose scent matches the one in the bathroom.
almost 7 years ago
Takatu Lodge, Matakana, New Zealand
Built amid a hillside vineyard, Takatu Lodge features seamless indoor-outdoor living entire walls slide away, and meals can be enjoyed by the patio fire. Each of the four guest rooms has a spacious terrace and a two-person bathtub with views of the mountains or the bay. —Amanda Jones