© cedarhouse 2009      * (Capt. Richard A Cruise, commander of the military detachment aboard the British Naval supply ship “Dromedary ) March 1820

 The Cedar House 

 Holiday Home


Whangaroa Harbour, “ A Singular and Beautifully Romantic Place” *

 The Cedar House

This lovely home reflects the builder’s respect for the unique location, with the home merging seamlessly with the majestic natural beauty of the sub-tropical Mangonui Forest and Ranfurly Scenic Reserves.

Perched on a sunny ridge overlooking the beautiful deep sea Whangaroa harbour, carefully and sympathetically sited this “tree top home” is blissfully peaceful and perfectly private, with a view from every room.   Hidden away, off the Department of Conservation’s Wairakau Stream walking track, The Cedar House, is seductively secluded but surprisingly, not isolated.  

Our central location, half way between Kerikeri and the Bay of Islands to the south and Kaitia and Cape Reinga in the far north makes the Cedar House the perfect base for exploring, Easy day trips can take you to all the attractions.    


“Thank you so much for a lovely stay in your wonderful home… this magical place. – a little slice of heaven in a wonderful country. Brian and Hannah UK

“Wie im Paradies! What a scenic place, what a beauty.” Joseph and Eve, Munich    

“Despite arriving amidst the worst monsoon ever! This is one of the most magical places we have stayed” Keith and Sue

"Like stumbling upon a piece of  heaven” Stephen and Debs,  Auckland