The guest lounge which is not quite as bright as this photo suggests!The guest lounge with beautiful garden views.
Garden Retreat & Organic Breakfast
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
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A cosy and welcoming home, with a beautiful private garden. Close to transport, Auckland city, beaches, cafes and forests. Accommodation is comfortable, with a guest lounge and hot drinks selection always available.
We would love to welcome you here.


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House Rules

We encourage guests to enjoy the peace here and have a good rest - even a technology break - although internet is available.
We prefer to have minimal alcohol in the house.
Smoking is only allowed outside.
We don't wear shoes inside but we can supply slippers!
We aim to keep a peaceful and restful atmosphere here as people often come on retreat, so its definitely not a party place.
We welcome all people here.

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Cat(s) and other pet(s) live in the house



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

1 night minimum stay

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Anne User Profile
January 2017
Angela welcomed me with a big smile, showed me my room and the living area and bathroom, and also pointed out the garden pathway through attractive bush to a small pond. Tranquil. Everything was set up for a welcome cup of tea and we chatted to get to know each other. I was consulted about breakfast and more choices than I'd requested were provided. It was attractively presented. The location is in one of Auckland's most attractive tree-clad suburbs. From the living room there are long views across trees to the west to a wonderful sunset. Angela recommended 2-3 good cafes in the village about 2km away for dinner. Her advice about the best route to the airport was also excellent.

Suzi User Profile
October 2015
By the time I left the Garden Retreat I felt nourished and recuperated, spiritually and physically. Angela was a wonderful host, offering lavender baths and even tea and biscuits for middle-of-the-night munching due to jet lag! My bed was comfortable and cosy. The stars on the ceiling and the birds in the garden were all part of the experience. The organic breakfasts and evening meal were delicious. This is a truly wonderful place to stay for weary travellers, or those simply needing to escape from the world for a while.

Bicky User Profile
March 2015
Angela's place surpassed my hopes for a quiet getaway. It is very peaceful and Angela is attentive in an unobtrusive way. The food was healthy and delicious. A bonus was the dedicated meditation space. I look forward to returning soon.

Robin User ProfileRobin is a superhost.
July 2014
I had a very relaxing stay at the Garden Retreat. Angela is a very thoughtful host and the property is lovely. I have no hesitation to recommend.

Tammo User Profile
April 2014
This is a great place to stay, very relaxing and in a very nice area of Auckland. I got to do a little meditation in the evening and there is some nice walking to do in the vicinity, like up to Titirangi and further towards the shore, here is a beautiful area called Kaurilands. The name is not deceptive at all; there's a bounty of Kauri's here. Angela's backyard is also worth having a look around in. Angela is a very welcoming hostess and serves up a good and plentiful organic breakfast, also very pleasant to have a chat with!

Jose User Profile
March 2014
Garden Retreat & Organic Breakfast (GR) is an oasis in Auckland. It's a peaceful and well kept house. We have very much enjoyed our stay at Angela's B&B. It was a pleasant stay and the address of the B&B tells you how will be your stay there. Angela is a friendly and helpful host, always pleased to provide you any kind of information. For the second time in New Zealand we were the first Brazilian guests of a B&B and again, it was a honour to us. The breakfast that Angela usually prepares to her guests was the best we had after 25 days in New Zealand. Very tasteful and healthy. Excellent indeed! It was nice to explore Titirangi area and Angela provided us facilities to it. We can recommend one thing: see the photos of Angela's B&B and you'll be attracted to be a guest of Garden Retreat & Organic Breakfast. We were!

Louise User Profile
March 2014
My stay with Angela was delightful, perfect for the solo traveller who would like to be looked after for a few days. The breakfasts were wonderful, flavoursome and nourishing. I highly recommend the evening meal option too, and a treatment if you have time. Angela was very friendly and helpful and I enjoyed relaxing in peace in her lovely home.

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Auckland, New ZealandJoined in September 2010
Angela User ProfileAngela is a superhost.

You are welcome to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing stay. I have a background as an ecologist, theatre designer, project manager, event organiser and artist. Most recently designed interactive installations for museums.
The Garden Retreat is also called the Balanced Living Centre and now having retrained at the Self Raelization Meditation Healing Centre, I am teaching yoga and meditation and giving healing treatments to people and animals. I teach animal healing courses and Life Balance Courses, along with Progressive Counselling/Coaching.

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Response time: within a few hours

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