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Photo of property: The duckpond and waterside cabin
The duckpond and waterside cabin
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The waterside deck
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moon bathing under the stars!
Photo of property: The waterside cabin
The waterside cabin
Photo of property: The waterside cabin
The waterside cabin
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Waterside cabin daybed
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Easel & yoga mat inside the cabin
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The overwater deck
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Open plan kitchen/lounge/diner
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Enjoying the tranquility
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Choose from country or modern style bedroom
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Our breakfast muesli!
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The waterside deck
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Complementary herb & veg bed
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Sunrise
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Photo of property: Wharehine Chapel, on the banks of the Kaipara
Wharehine Chapel, on the banks of the Kaipara
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Ãtui Creek Regional Park
Photo of property: Ātiu Creek Regional Park
Ātiu Creek Regional Park

the cottage at wharehine retreat eco-stay

Wharehine, Auckland
COTTAGE | ROMANCE | LAKEVIEWS | LIFESTYLE BLOCK

 
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Sleeps up to 2
From $220 tonight
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Sleeps up to 2
From $220 tonight

Wharehine Retreat is an Eco-friendly stay 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 paddocks and orchards, ...

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Essential Stay Info

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


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


Eating and Drinking
Continental breakfast included: nut & seed muesli with homegrown dried fruit, natural yoghurt and homemade fruit compote. Speciality bread, butter and homemade preserves. Freshly laid free-range eggs, orange juice, tea & coffee.

The kitchen has everything you 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.” Please enquire about meals.

Bedding Configuration
1 x Queen bed


More info about the property
A comfortable, well appointed self-contained cottage with private garden and an outdoor bath big enough for two! There’s room to spread out during your stay and spend quality time together relaxing i...

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Unique kiwi experiences for you


In addition to the cottage, there’s also a super cute waterside cabin with daybed
Beautiful clear night skies for stargazing by the duckpond - or star-bathing in the outdoor bath!
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
Farm Animals to Meet
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


Bath tub
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
Rubbish bin
Shower
Toaster
Toilet
Towels Provided
TV
Unsealed Roads



Drive Times

Auckland: 1h (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

Friday night snack platters, cakes and pastries and fresh Oysters available to pre-order by email just before your stay.



$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.



$0.00 Per session

If you’re coming away to de-stress and unwind, why not try a QiGong energy healing session in the waterside cabin during your stay! This non-invasive, no touch energy healing unblocks and clears trapped energy and any energy you’ve picked up from other people or your workplace, releases energetic attachments, and heals anything that needs healing….. leaving you feeling balanced and energised. Available to pre-order by email just before 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. Available to purchase in the cottage during your stay.



$0.00 each

We just love Miabelle’s hand made, sustainable bath products, so have created two delicious Pamper packs for guests to purchase. Choose from ‘Fragrant Bubbles & Moisturising Soak’ to enhance your outdoor bathing experience, or ‘Revive & Cleanse Hair & Shower Pack’. Both include everything you’ll need to enjoy a wonderfully fragrant and nourishing soak or invigorating shower. Available to pre-order by email just before your stay.





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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