RIVERWOOD - Award winning rural lifestyle retreat on the water!!!

RIVERWOOD - Award winning rural lifestyle retreat on the water!!!

Steph & Justin



Oct 2012

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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 14
4 Bathrooms

About our home

Our Farmstyle Retreat on 20 acres sits on the water just 45 minutes north of Auckland CBD by car, or 15 minutes by helicopter.

ABOUT THE AREA - Matakana is a coastal village, a 3 minute drive or 5 minute boat ride from our property. The village is a vibrant, chic playground for the surrounding upmarket beach holiday makers. The village hosts a variety of hospitality, renowned for it's local produce Saturday and Sunday markets, boutique Movie theatres, shops, wine bars, restaurants and vineyards...local delicatessens and entertainment at the bistro pub.

There are 3 main beaches all within 10 to 15 minute drives from our property, Omaha beach, Tawharanui beach....or magnificent islands 15 minutes by boat from our jetty.

Matakana hosts a number of well known vineyards offering dining and wine experiences from lunch through to dinner.

Goat Island is an international recognised marine reserve showcasing magnificent scuba diving and snorkelling.

Art and Sculpture, a number of local galleries and sculpture parks surround the area.

Golf courses, 2 local, just 10 minutes away.

Horseriding at the Matakana Country Park and Stable 88, both 5 minutes drive.

Our family retreat was totally rebuilt in 2012. A contemporary homestead ....5 bedrooms, 4 bedrooms located in the main home and a 5th bunk room above the barn. There are 3 bathrooms, along with a guest powder room.
The home boasts 2 indoor wood burning fireplaces along with an exterior wood burning fire that houses an enclosed pizza oven, based around a substantial outdoor dining area and pool and spa area.

The central room of the house is of course the kitchen, decorated with a farm style feel which houses a central island butchers block that seats 4, adjacent to that is a dining area that seats 8-10. This room also hosts the main lounge area with fire and a 60inch TV. The kitchen scullery adjoins the kitchen and laundry.

Ideal for a family or large room group is a second lounge area, den style, with a fireplace and another 50inch TV.

The ground floor hosts the master bedroom with walk in wardrobe and ensuite, with french doors opening up onto the river.
Another double bedroom with bathroom and guest powder room.
A double garage along with a fully equipped gymnasium.

Upstairs, another double guest bedroom and the main bunk room sleeping for 4 (double bed and 2 singles.). A bathroom adjoins them both.

A further bunk room above the barn has 4 singles beds.

The exterior of the property offer so much to enjoy. Directly off the main home is the out door dinning area. This works around a large outdoor fire place which houses an out door pizza oven. Two out door tables lie adjacent, one setting 14 and the other 10. The outdoor area has both a gas BBQ and coal BBQ (Green Egg).
Next to this is the swimming pool and spa pool.

Located on the property are various outdoor amenities.

The jetty works to provide the platform for water based actives. At the base of the jetty, there is a boat shed with fishing equipment, dive gear and watersports equipment.

Kayaks (two person) x 2
Stand up paddle boards x 2
9 Meter Boat
4 Meter Boat
Yamaha 3 person jet ski

Other equipment
Quad bikes x 3
Kids Motor bikes x2
John Deer Gator - two seater
Clay shooting range with 5 clay machines


More about us

  1. We are a married with 4 children, three boys, 21, 20, 13 and a girl 11

  2. Justin works in investment property and Steph runs this busy family

  3. We love design and architecture, wine and travel with out door pursuits being snow skiing and summer months on the water fishing & diving.

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
The Stables / Matakana Bistro Pub / Matakana Market Kitchen / Brick Bay Winery / Plume Resturant
Cool bars
The Vintry / Matakana Bistro Pub
Cozy cafés
Plume Cafe / Dragon Fly Cafe
Retail therapy
Matakana Village along with many local boutiques
Bit of culture
Matakana Cinema's
Walks in the park
Brick Bay Sculpture Trail / Omaha Beach ? Many other beaches
Spot of exercise
Onsite Gym / Local Yoga studios
Day tripping
Kawua Island / Auckland City

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