A villa constructed in the shape of cupid's bow, and commissioned for a Mills and Boon romance novelist. A unique and exclusive destination for discerning guests" Moon Gate Villa offers bed & breakfast guest accommodation in three suites in Kerikeri, Bay of Islands. The Villa was built in 1990 by a successful Mills and Boon novelist, and is constructed in the shape of Cupid's bow. The dramatic entrance door opens to reveal a sky-lit atrium and internal waterfall feature that spans the length of the villa. All villa guest rooms face the sun with doors and windows opening onto the terrace, surrounding gardens and heated swimming pool. Renovated in 2011, each villa en-suite room features marble showers, writing desks, and separate indoor and outdoor seating, contributing to overall feeling of spaciousness. The separate Summer Cottage has a small kitchenette and overlooks the eastern gardens. Guest facilities include satellite flat screen TVs (all suites) and the villa suites have access to 'on demand', in-house movies at no extra cost. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the villa for in-house guests, and in the exclusive-use guest lounge for cottage guests. Breakfast is included in the tariff for all guests. A full buffet and English-style cooked breakfast for villa guests, and a breakfast basket for cottage guests. The house and grounds are formally landscaped, with large ponds, and fountains. Moon Gate Villa is located on Kerikeri Road, only 3 minutes to Kerikeri village and 4 minutes to Kerikeri (Bay of Islands) airport. For families and small groups, the villa is also available for exclusive use reservation. Attractions and Activities (1) Walk to Makana Chocolate factory, Pete's car and nostalgia museum or Kerikeri craft shops and restaurants. (2) Visit the nearby Mission House and Stone Store historic precincts - New Zealand's oldest colonial buildings. (3) Explore Maori culture at Rewa's village. (4) Discover maritime history at Paihia and Russell, and the birth place of modern New Zealand at Waitangi. (5) Dive, swim and sail over the beautiful bay of islands. Charter a fishing boat, and catch a marlin. (6) Play golf: Bay of Islands golf course is less that 5 minutes away, and the world famous Kauri cliffs course are nearby. In total, there are 6 golf courses within half hour. (7) Try the Northland wine trail - 4 wineries are practically on their door step. (8) Take a night walk and spot a kiwi in the famous Puketi forests, or during the day, visit the great kauri trees. (9) Take a day trip up to discover northern surf beaches, and the 90 mile beach, or go all the way to the top - Cape Reinga -where oceans clash. Moon Gate Villa is in a great central location for all 'far north' New Zealand touring. The hotel can arrange pick up for many tours directly from the villa, and scenic flight tours across the coast depart from the airport, less than 5 minutes away. The offer a booking and touring advice service for all their guests. The tour desk can assist in planning local touring, including Bay of Islands boat and coach tours, and flights to Cape Reinga. Free transfers are included from BOI Airport and coach stop.
The hotel offers smoke free hotel and free of street parking.