The Historic Lodge, Boatshed , Cottage & unique “Glamping” units - Gypsy Caravans, Safari tents, Treehouse & Boatcabin are set in 2 acres of creative, tropical, water-front gardens, rich in bird life - Enjoy nature on the river, in stylish comfort!
The Jade House is a delightful, private cottage overlooking the famous Hongi Hika Pa site, a tranquil river and the Keri Keri Inlet. This historic house is set in a secluded corner of the beautiful, mature gardens of P(website hidden) Lodge, with rare trees and contemplative garden ornaments including stupas and life-sized Buddhas. The sweeping P(website hidden) Roof reflects it’s ancient Chinese history, as it was built by an eccentric Scotsman to house a priceless collection of Jade from China in the 1930’s.
The bedroom/living room has subtle Asian décor and a queen bed. There is a separate fully equipped kitchen and small bathroom with toilet and shower. The deck surrounds three sides of the house and has superb river, inlet and forest views.
Below is a patio with gas barbeque, jetty with kayaks and nearby swimming hole.
The Jade House:-
Rate is for 2 people
Sleeps up to 2
Historic & Romantic Cottage on the river. Queen bed, original wall hangings, textiles & subtle Asia/Pacific decor. Full Kitchen, toilet & shower. Decks on three sides with lovely river, inlet and Pa site views. A favourite with honeymoon couples.
* 3 Phase Power Outlet
* Bed Linen Provided
* Benchtop Oven
* Clothes Line
* Cooking Utensils
* Dining Table
* En Suite
* Internet access (wireless) - free of charge
* Queen Size Bed
* Radio Alarm Clock
* Shower Facilities
* Tea & Coffee Supplies
Large, central water view deck complete with marquee and with café style seating for large groups, BBQ and Gazebo. We have our own Jetty and pontoon, ideal for swimming and Kayaks for hire.
Only the lower Boat shed is off-limits to children.
Interaction with Guests
Some guests like privacy, while others like interaction and guidance on local attractions and events. We are happy to help when asked.
The creative tropical gardens and park like grounds go down to the edge of the river. We are surrounded by horses and luxury properties on one side and a river and famous, historic reserve and on the other side. The river flows down the entire length of our property and meets the KeriKeri Sea Inlet . A walking track leads to two waterfalls (considered the best walk in the area) & starts at our Lodge.
Great kayaking on the river and we have a private jetty.
It only takes 20 minutes to walk to town through the woods, and there are good local taxis and inter-city or major town bus services.
Other Things to Note
The P(website hidden) Lodge Estate comprises 2 acres of gardens and mature trees. There are creative, multi-tiered grounds offering many private and tranquil spaces. There is a gentle flowing river and wide views to the Inlet and adjacent, large Historic Pa Site. As such, we have plentiful and varied bird-life. Please respect our wildlife and do not feed the ducks.
The river is a fish reserve, so no fishing allowed. No children in the old boat shed (lower level) and no swimming without supervision of parents.
1. No smoking
2. Please wash, dry and put away all plates and kitchenware after each meal
3. Please put all sweet things in the fridge as we are subtropical & can get ants or bugs
4. Please leave screened windows open for good air circulation
5. Please dispose of sanitary items in bins provided (not in the toilet)
6. If you are staying a few days, please take trash and recycle items to the disposal area (back of central block) to avoid ants etc. as we have a subtropical climate
7. Please supervise children if swimming or kayaking in the river
8. For Satellite TV, please go to the AV channel and use channel adjuster on modem
9. Only drink from the filter tap
The Jade House was a lovely break from our campervan for a couple of nights, beautiful peaceful surroundings and an easy walk away from two great restaurants - if you stay here you must eat at 'food at wharepuke'. Stephen and his wife were really lovely and very helpful, booking us on tours and telling us what was available locally.
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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.