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Lounge, kitchen dining
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Enjoy a delicious breakfast to start your day!
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The waterside cabin
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The waterside cabin
........ Find your inner calm The waterside cabin
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Easel & meditation mat inside the cabin
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The waterside deck
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Sunrise!
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Cottage seating area
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Complementary organic herb & veg bed
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View from the bedroom
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Wharehine Chapel, on the banks of the Kaipara
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Ātiu Creek Regional Park
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Ãtui Creek Regional Park

the cottage at wharehine retreat

Wharehine, Auckland
COTTAGE | LAKEVIEWS | LIFESTYLE BLOCK

 
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Sleeps up to 2
From $180 tonight
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Sleeps up to 2
From $180 tonight

Wharehine Retreat is a ‘no news, no shoes’ adults-only getaway nestled within rolling hills adjacent to the Kaipara harbour...... a tranquil haven to relax and re-charge. We’re just over an hour’s drive from Auckland and 30 minutes west of Mangawhai.
Set within a 5-acre lifestyle block with pa...

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Essential Stay Info

Bed and Breakfast
Cabin
Cottage
Whole House
Breakfast Available
Dinner Available
Lunch Available
Access to lakes, rivers, streams & beaches
Digital Detox
Not Suitable for Children
Rural Views
Single Safe
Solitude


Check in time: 2pm - 7pm
Check out time: 11am weekdays & Sat. Noon on Sundays


Eating and Drinking
The cottage has a full kitchen with everything you’ll need to prepare and serve meals, including fridge/freezer, gas hob and countertop convection oven/air fryer, toaster, kettle, & coffee plungers, there’s also a BBQ and outdoor table on the deck by the duck pond for al-fresco dining.

Optional breakfast provisions available - with freshly laid eggs and home-made preserves, plus guests can pre-order a delicious home-cooked dinner by ‘The Cultured Cook’, they’re restaurant quality and soooo yummy! Menus change weekly and emailed to guests one week prior to your stay.

Bedding Configuration
1 x Queen bed


More info about the property
A comfortable, well appointed self-contained cottage with private garden & organic veggie bed, water-side cabin with daybed and covered outdoor dining/relaxing area.
The property has an open pl...

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Unique kiwi experiences for you


In addition to the cottage, guests have use of the waterside cabin with daybed, artist easel and meditation mat
Beautiful clear night skies for stargazing
Visit Minniesdale Chapel, Albertland’s oldest chapel brought from the UK with the first settlers to the area. Stunning location!



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What we love about this property

A tranquil place to unwind and relax, with easy access to the beautiful Matakana Coast towns, beaches and vineyards, Kaipara harbour and Atui Creek regional park.



Activities on or nearby this property


Birdlife
Cycle Tracks
Golf (BYO clubs)
Hiking | Tramping
Horse Riding and Trekking
Mountain Biking
Nature Walks
Rafting | Kayaking | Canoeing
Relaxation
Star Gazing
Vineyards Nearby
Windsurfing | Kite boarding



Amenities


BBQ
Drinking Water
Electric blankets
Fan
Fridge (or cooling facility) available
Gas available
Hair dryer
Heating (electric, gas or fireplace)
Hot Water Available
Jug/Kettle
Limited mobile service
Linen Provided
No Wifi
North Island
Oven
Picnic Table
Property Manager on site
Shower
Toaster
Toilet
Towels Provided
TV
Unsealed Roads



Drive Times

Auckland: 1h 15m (north shore)
Hamilton: 2h 40m
Tauranga: 3h 30m
Taupo: 4h 30m
Wellington: 9h 30m



Extras you might like to add


These will be available to select during the booking progress


$0.00 Varied

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available by pre-ordering prior to your visit.



$0.00 Per stay

There’s not many places you’re able to choose your preferred style of linen & cushions to transform your bedroom into your dream boudoir! We have crisp white bed linen, teamed with romantic florals or contemporary plains, or prints to choose from....... the choice is yours! If you have a preference, simply flick us an email after receiving your booking confirmation from us.



$25.00 Per session

What nicer than to have an energy healing in the waterside cabin during your stay.



$5.00 Jar

If you enjoy your breakfast preserves, we have a range of homemade preserves and chutneys available for sale to take home with you.





Reviews


Thank you Pip and Nigel @ Wharehine Retreat for a most memorable and refreshing Valentine's holiday. You have a stunning bed and breakfast nestled in lush tropical plants with so many picturesque spots to explore around the lake. The cottage is so modern, stylish and spacious and we just melted into the hammocks on the bbq deck under the solar fairy lights and starry sky. An absolute sanctuary, not to mention the delicious breakfast! 10/10. Raquela & Paul, Auckland



About your host, Philippa

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Hi, we’re Pip and Nige; Auckland escapees, now living the rural dream on an idyllic 5-acre lifestyle block in Rodney.
Originally from the beautiful North Yorkshire Dales in the UK, it took us ten years to find a place to call home here in New Zealand. We feel so blessed to live in our little slice of heaven, and would like to share it with you. We’re into permaculture and organic gardening, zero-waste living and enjoying everything our new lifestyle brings.
In addition to caring for the grounds and birds, Pip practices daily Qigong meditation and offers guests energy healing in the waterside cabin. Nige can talk for hours about music and football... is a carrot cake aficionado and lifetime member of java-holics anonymous! So if you can’t survive a weekend without your barista coffee, Nige’s available at weekends for your fix! 😀



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