The Waterfront Boathouse

House - Private room · Pa Rd, Kerikeri, Northland 0230, New Zealand

The Space

Welcome to the Boathouse!

The Boathouse is perfect for a romantic weekend. It has been converted into spectacular yet affordable accommodation, with heaps of character and two large rooms. There is a comfortable sitting room with kitchenette complete with oven, hot plates, sink and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a couch that can be used as a single bed. The boating decor, complete with antique boating accessories, painted waves & clouds, high ceiling, Stable doors and Cedar finishes creates a unique ambience!

The next door bedroom is lined with sweet smelling Japanese Cedar and has charming decor including model boats, bronze propellor, old travel trunks and rustic wall mounted textile. The Queen bed has a spectacular and high level view straight down the river through the shell of the old Slipway. Enjoy the ducks in the water below or dancing fantails and the occassional swinging possum in the rafters of the old slipway, just outside the large viewing window.
There are two private decks with garden and river views. A short walk away (less than a minute) is the central facilities block with showers and toilets.

Amenities overview:
- 3 Phase Power Outlet
- Balcony/Deck
- Bed Linen Provided
- Benchtop Oven
- Clothes Line
- Cooking Utensils
- Dining Table
- Internet access (wireless) - extra charge
- Kitchenette
- Laundry
- Mini-fridge
- Non Smoking
- Queen Size Bed
- Separate, shared Bathroom
- Separate, shared Toilets
- Separate, shared Shower Facilities
- Single Bed
- Sofa
- Tea & Coffee Supplies
- Toiletries
- Wardrobe

We are looking forward to welcome you in the near future!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $18 / night after 2 guests
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Had a wonderful, restful stay in the boathouse. We slept really well it is so quiet and peaceful. The first night on Stephens advice we walked on a beautiful path across a river to a restaurant where we had a fantastic meal.
    The only downside was the long walk to the toilet in the middle of the night but I guess that wouldn't be required for everyone and it was worth it anyway!

    December 2013
  • the boathouse is a really lovely and unique way to spend a night travelling in NZL!
    stephen has put a lot of effort in creating an exceptional accomodation. waking up with great view on the river gives you a great start into the day!
    being a bit spoiled we still cannot give the highest possible ranking due to the fact that the toilets and the shared bathroom are not directly at the boathouse but in another building approx. a minute away. furthermore there are lots of small scratches in the walls which leads to lots of insects being in the room once the light is switched on.
    all in all still our first choice to sleep if we should ever come to kerikeri again!

    November 2013
    Response from Stephen:

    Hi Benjamin

    Thank you for your helpful comments and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Just a comment for other guests reading this:
    The Boat house is too close to the water to be allowed showers/ toilets by the local Council but we have good shared facilities block (with showers, toilets and laundry) less than a minute's walk away.
    Being sub tropical and right on the water, the Boathouse has its share of insects, which can enter when doors and windows are left open. There is a netting on two vents and one window to prevent this.

  • Amazing stay! The boathouse is truly a unique and beautiful experience. Whatever you do, don't drive any vehicles down the hill! He told us not too and we still did and got stuck. He got us out very quickly, but we were quite embarrassed. Highly recommend. Thanks for everything!

    November 2013
  • Amazing spot with the perfect combination of nature , silence and the small town . Stephan was very kind and friendly and gave us tip for local bush walks as well .

    November 2013
  • The boathouse was one of our favorite bnb's! Such a lovely place, so unique. The area is wonderful, Stephan gave us advice on a walk to the waterfall nearby. I can definitely recommend staying here!

    February 2013
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The owners, Kathy and Stephen Frewen, spent more than 20 years in Asia and were immediately drawn to the harmonious balance of “earth, wind and water”. The pagoda roofs, the variety of rare and mature trees, the tranquil river and the abundant bird life all create a certain magic, now enhanced by the serene Buddhas from Borobudur.
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