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Kowhai Retreat


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Bringing A New Level Of Luxury To Matakana

Kowhai Retreat offers space for up to 12 in a stunning villa, overlooking an infinity pool, spa pool, sunken trampoline and petanque court, combined with unbelievable spaces to enjoy time together incorporating the surrounding landscape at every turn. Spend time exploring the exquisite local wineries, or have them come to you and host a private tasting of the best local drops in the private wine cellar.

Waterside Seclusion Just A Stones’ Throw From Auckland

Wake up in privacy just a stone's throw (1 hour drive) from Auckland CBD and 1 hour 30 minutes from Auckland International Airport. Perfect for a beachside ‘staycation’ with the family, or an executive retreat with colleagues, to escape the board room and get creativity flowing.

Sinking into the tranquility of the pool, with a glass of Brick Bay Vineyard’s 2019 Vintage Rosé is a summer scene hard to beat.  Walk, hop on an e-bike or take a boat up the river to marvellous Matakana with its famous Farmers Market, organic cafes, restaurants, pubs and uniquely kiwi surf culture. Spectacular Tawhanui and Omaha surf beaches are close by, along with some of the region's best wineries and sculpture trails.It's about experiencing life as a kiwi local and fully immersing yourself and your family in the slow paced, 'off the beaten track' life of Matakana. 

Trampoline, Boats and Games Galore…

If you bounce yourself silly, bore of the endless fun on offer in the poolside games room, or simply want to get out on the water, kayak upriver to the Matakana pub or out to sea to explore the surrounding bays. Feeling fit? Jump in one of the paddle boards and explore the estuary.

Kowhai Retreat hosts 4 bedrooms that open on to the expansive deck with impressive views. The fifth bedroom features both Queen and King Single bunk beds, perfect for children and teens and comfortably accommodating those of all ages!

An additional self-contained Boathouse, together with a quirky Shepard’s Hut offer an additional two bedrooms for larger groups, sleeping up to 16.

Bed Configuration: 

Master: King with ensuite 

Bedroom 2: Queens with ensuite 

Bedroom 3: Queen with ensuite 

Bedroom 4: King split with ensuite 

Bedroom 5: 2x Queen bunks & 2x king single bunks with ensuite 

Boat House: Queens with ensuite in self-contained unit with kitchen 

Shepard's Hut: Queen - must use main house bathrooms 


Season dates, rates and minimum night stay requirements may apply. Please contact one of our team for accurate availability and quotes. 


Features & Amenities

  • Swimming Pool
  • SKY TV
  • Heli-pad
  • Beach nearby
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private Garden
  • BBQ
  • Indoor Fire
  • Office/study
  • Patio/Deck/Terrace
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Snooker/Pool table
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Coffee Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Garage Parking
  • Parking
  • Suitable for Events
  • Gated entry



Standard Inclusions 
- Guest Welcome
- Champagne and platter on arrival
- Selection of NZ wine and beer
- First day breakfast provisions
- Cleaning, including daily servicing
- A mid-stay clean and linen change every third day for stays of five nights or more
- Concierge services available upon request

All-Inclusive Inclusions
- Guest Welcome
- Champagne and platter on arrival
- Chef prepared breakfast, lunch, pre-dinner drinks, canapes and dinner
- Day & breakfast host
- Beverage allowance
- Cleaning, including daily servicing
- A mid-stay clean and linen change every third day for stays of five nights or more
- Concierge services available upon request
- Premium bathroom and kitchen amenities
- Turn down

The from price is based on 8 people sharing the Main Villa. The Main Villa can sleep up to 12 guests with an additional per person per night charge of $250 per person.

There is an additional Boathouse and Shepard's Hut on the property, available upon request, to sleep an additional 4 guests - these additional options start at $1,000 per night.

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Minimum stay - 2 nights



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October 2020
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