Award winning mountain forest retreat

Award winning mountain forest retreat


Nov 2010

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Part of a 600 ha. private, gated, conservation estate this architecturally designed home offers total privacy, tranquility and luxury in a beautiful bit of wild New Zealand. The house is newly built and has won design and sustainable home awards. Large glass doors open up to a spacious deck surrounded by epiphyte laden trees. The surrounding forest is spectacular with many rare birds and plants. NZ has no snakes or other nasties! Contrasting with the surroundings the house is the epitome of luxury. The master bedroom has an ensuite with heated stone floor and full height sliding glass doors on 2 sides that open the room to the outdoors so you can enjoy the dawn chorus. The sun rises over the valley which stretches to the coast some 20 kms away. At night only one light is visible from a farmhouse 8 kms down the valley ensuring a night sky that has to be seen to be believed. You can enjoy these views while luxuriating in outdoor stone bath. The second bedroom has a bed that can be twin or kingsize and its own bathroom. In the living rooms there is a very high quality sound system, home theatre, library and spectacular forest views all around. We love cooking/eating and the kitchen reflects this! Below the house a beautiful forest stream cascades through our land. 5 minutes walk from the house we have our own stunning 20 metre waterfall with natural pools for swimming - a favourite place for sharing a picnic and great bottle of New Zealand wine - in splendid seclusion. Coromandel Peninsula is renowned for its beautiful beaches (uncrowded in all but peak season) The coast and shops are 20 minutes drive away. Auckland with its international airport is 2.5 hours away. The city can be reached by road, plane or ferry.


Judi's reviews

As a host (11)

More about us

  1. We are a couple with an adult son and daughter

  2. Allan is an environmental planner and Judi is a landscape architect but these days we are trying to work less and play more

  3. Allan is a keen birdwatcher and we are both very interested in natural history, conservation and design.

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Where is it?


The private conservation estate where the home is located lies in the heart of the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula offering plenty of opportunity for day trips to explore this favourite tourist destination.

Buzzy restaurants
Lukes kitchen for gourmet pizza in a beautiful seaside location
Cool bars
Salt on the edge of Whitianga harbour
Cozy cafés
Wharf Road to be part of Coromandel's alternative flavour
Retail therapy
Works straight from local artists in historic Coromandel village
Bit of culture
Waiau waterworks for quirky science and lots of fun
Walks in the park
Kauri Grove - a splendid cluster of huge,ancient Kauri trees
Spot of exercise
Walking, exploring, swimming on the estate and further afield on Coromandel Peninsula
Day tripping
Coromandel Peninsula offers great beaches and coastal scenery and boating.

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