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Overview of Cob Cottage @ Tara Retreat Mangawhai

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Beach nearby
Beach nearby
1 bedroom, Internet
1 bedroom, Internet

Cob Cottage @ Tara Retreat Mangawhai

4.7/5 Exceptional

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

Explore the area

    Popular LocationMangawhai Heads Beach12 min drive
    Popular LocationLang's Beach15 min drive
    Popular LocationTe Arai Reserve17 min drive
    AirportWhangarei (WRE)64 min drive

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About this area


Located in Mangawhai, this guesthouse is in a rural area and near the beach. Mangawhai Golf Club and Mangawhai Cliff Walk are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Pakiri Beach and Mangawhai Heads Beach. Kayaking and scuba diving offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking and cycling nearby.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Mangawhai Heads Beach - 12 min drive
  • Lang's Beach - 15 min drive
  • Te Arai Reserve - 17 min drive
  • Waipu Cove Beach - 17 min drive
  • Forestry Beach - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Whangarei (WRE) - 64 min drive


  • Bennetts Cafe - 4 min drive
  • Funky Clothing - Coffee - 4 min drive
  • The Dune - 4 min drive
  • Frog and Kiwi - 4 min drive
  • Mangawhai Tavern - 5 min drive

About this property

Cob Cottage @ Tara Retreat Mangawhai

Adults-only guesthouse in Mangawhai
Stay in our beautiful cob cottage - it’s a work of art and a labour of love! Handmade using natural materials, from untreated native and exotic hardwood timbers to stomped clay, sand and straw walls, our cob cottage is the perfect place to get away from it all.
Hidden away at the bottom of our “help yourself” vege garden and orchard, it is buttressed by a stand of totara and native bush that is home to a range of birdlife.
Private and peaceful, it is like taking a trip back to a simpler time.
Bathrooms include a shower.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager


Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Internet access


  • Garden


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Shower

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The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Cob Cottage @ Tara Retreat Mangawhai Guesthouse Mangawhai
Cob Cottage @ Tara Retreat Mangawhai Guesthouse
Cob Cottage @ Tara Retreat Mangawhai Mangawhai
Cob Tara Retreat Mangawhai
Cob Tara Retreat Mangawhai
Cob Cottage @ Tara Retreat Mangawhai Mangawhai
Cob Cottage @ Tara Retreat Mangawhai Guesthouse
Cob Cottage @ Tara Retreat Mangawhai Guesthouse Mangawhai

Frequently asked questions

Is Cob Cottage @ Tara Retreat Mangawhai pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Cob Cottage @ Tara Retreat Mangawhai?
Check-in begins at 2:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Cob Cottage @ Tara Retreat Mangawhai?
Checkout is at 11:00 AM.
Where is Cob Cottage @ Tara Retreat Mangawhai located?
Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within 6 miles (10 km) of Mangawhai Golf Club, Mangawhai Cliff Walk and Mangawhai Heads Beach. Lang's Beach and Te Arai Reserve are also within 9 miles (15 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 6 out of 7 reviews
5 - Excellent 86%
Rating 4 - Good. 0 out of 7 reviews
4 - Good 0%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 7 reviews
3 - Okay 14%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 7 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 7 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Tara Retreat!
This place is a gem! We arrived and were greeted by a dog and a kitten A++. The hosts were so friendly and make you feel welcome instantly. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! yoga studio, sauna and massages on site! The cob cottage was beautiful and cozy as. If your looking for a spot in Mangawhai make it this one! :—))

3/5 Okay

happy with the studio apartment, disappointed the booking was garbled, was looking forward to the Cob. Possum was cool.

5/5 Excellent

Chillaxing and magical
Awesome spot on the woods edge. The cob cottage is all it says it is and more. Glen and Nics were the perfect hosts. Glen even let us win at corn hole, or maybe he just needs more practice - lol. Definitely the place to kick back and chill, and take in all that's on offer around Mangawhai.

5/5 Excellent

Amazing place!
Such nice hosts and loved the property! Would definitely stay again!

5/5 Excellent

Good comfortable stay

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