“Wow ! What an incredible spot to celebrate my birthday . We could not have been anywhere better . Your attention to detail and extra touches made us all feel very special . We will be back xxx”

Cardene + Greg Saunders & their friends

“Absolutely gorgeous place and views. Lovely owner so accomodating and generous.”

Angharad Daniels

“Beautiful Location With Stunning Views! We had a fabulous weekend away at Cook's Gate- beautiful location with stunning views, a gorgeous room made more enjoyable by the exquisite attention to detail from our host. Thoroughly recommend it for a romantic getaway.”

Phil & Robin

“Amazing! The view is magnificent and the guests were blown away!”

Phuc Nguyen

“We recently hired Cooks Gateway Lodge for our wedding. We had our reception there. We hired caterers and had a band, the works. It was the most breathtakingly beautiful place we had ever stayed and we are so glad we decided to do it here. The view is magnificent and the guests were blown away! Not to mention Rick's amazing hospitality and willingness to help us in any way he could. I would have no hesitations in highly recommending this place to anyone for any occasion!”

Anna Adams

“Stunning views over cooks beach out to sea, lovely friendly owner, and the place is a wonderful piece of architecture. Thoroughly enjoyed the weekend here. Next door to Mercury bay winery for some nice wine tasting too, and best of all, you can land a helicopter here.”

Dave Rouse

“The photos don't do it justice! We rented the whole place for a week for various members to have one big family Christmas and it was wonderful. Thank you so much Rick for your hospitality!!! We promise to be back! Happy 2018”

Annie Senatore

“The house was beautiful and immaculately clean. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was well appointed. It's a quiet and private spot with spectacular views across Mercury Bay to mountains and Islands”

Joanna Andrews

“This Place has all ammenities which make a holiday comfortable. Very Modern interior with everything you need.”


“Thanks so much for your warm welcome and letting us feel like at home. We enjoy the place and the shore . Take care of this treasure.”


“WOW! We absolutely loved every minute of our stay and will be raving about this place to all of our friends + family in NZ, Aus + abroad. Can't wait to come back!”

Elise Flynn & Tim Rogers

“Thanks a lot for the great stay, it was almost perfect. You are so warm and friendly persons. We will for sure come back during our next trip to New Zealand. You know, the book New Zealand is not closed for us. If you are once in Germany please visit us there. Have a great time.”

Katherine and Stephan

“Feb 2018 - 3 lovely nights, awesome views in glorious villa. Enjoyed tremendously!”

Susan & Jim. Lemont Illinois USA

“Our sincere thanks Rick. Very rarely when travelling does one feel like they are at home. From the first conversation with Leanne when booking, to our final conversation today as we were leaving, your ability to make us feel comfortable and relaxed is the highlight of our New Zealand adventure. The accommodation, the grounds, and the views are amazing, let alone all the facilities this place has to offer. We are leaving here knowing that we will be back! Once again, Thanks.”

David, Leanne and the boys 14/01/18

“We have had a lovely relaxing couple of days here. Felt very 'at home'. Thank you Rick for letting us stay in your wonderful house. The views are to die for. I hope we will be back someday. Lovely to make your acquaintance. Thanks too to Nancy and Jackie.”

Tina and David