The Retreat is nestled in protected native rain forest with stunning views down to Lion Rock at Piha Beach 15 mins drive away. You will be rested & rejuvenated after your stay. Designed by Chris Tate, who won international acclaim for his "Glasshouse" in Titirangi. Watch the sun go down from the deck with a glass of wine, enjoy the outdoor bath under the stars, then have a wonderful peaceful sleep.
Architecturally designed perfect getaway location. We have repeat guests from Auckland who love the short car trip to get here, and guests from around the globe - all love staying in our magical protected forest. The Waitakere Ranges are the rain forest catchment area for Auckland and most of the Ranges are protected. Our 7 acres of forest is also protected under the Queen Elizabeth II Trust - so this land can be protected for present and future generations. A quirky design "feature" has the kitchen sink on the outside deck. The open plan living room has an enclosed fireplace (with wetback), flat screen tv with freeview & dvd player. There is a heatpump in the lounge and electric blankets on both beds. And everyone loves the outside bath! A BBQ is on the front deck.
There are 7 acres of tracks, that lead to a waterfall and slide (we call it the dam), and lots of other tracks. There is a lot of wild life at night outside. You may like to bring torches.
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My nephew Michael is our custodian and lives in another house on the property - he will usually be there when you arrive. We also have another house on the property - The Cottage - which is also available to stay in. The houses are all private from each other.
The Retreat is self catering.
Filtered drinking water
The closest shops are in Titirangi (15 mins drive) so we suggest you purchase your provisions on the way. Parts of this area of Auckland are "dry" which means many places do not sell alcohol. If this is important remember to get your provisions near to your home or shop near Auckland Airport where there are supermarkets & other shops. The drive from Auckland Airport takes 45 mins - 1 hour in light traffic. We recommend you arrive in daylight hours when possible.
4 guest maximum
2 car maximum