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View to the south with Matakana in the foregroundQueen bed facing north
Pakiri Paradise on the ridge
Pakiri Paradise on the ridge
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
You won’t be charged yet

Sit in the spa pool enjoying breathtaking views of Matakana valley in complete seclusion as the sun sets and the stars appear in the sky around you. Dine in nearby Leigh, visit Goat Is or Pakiri beach; all just 1 1/4 hours driving north of Auckland.

The space

Our recently built guest suite is a separate wing with its own deck and cool bathroom, flat screen TV, WiFi, tea & coffee making facilities, toaster, and fridge. A cooked breakfast (using organic and local foods where possible) can be provided for an additional cost on weekends only($20pp) and will need to be arranged before staying. Gluten and Dairy Free meals are available. (host is GF & DF) For colder weather the bed is fitted with an electric blanket and there is a heater and blankets. Double glazing keeps the heat in year round. This space has also been geopathically assessed and given full marks for good energy!

Guest access

On the day you arrive, we recommend you grab a bite to eat in (or takeaway) at Leigh on your way to our place. We are a little isolated and you may not feel like going out again. A self service continental breakfast of cereals, fruit, juice, yogurt, bread and spreads is provided.
Laundry can be accessed on request.
Off street parking is provided. Guest suite has its own deck and outdoor furniture. Feel Free to explore our property and venture into the forest if you wish.
A portable BBQ can be made available on request.

Interaction with guests

We are happy to give advice and assistance if needed. In the room there are brochures and a list of nearby amenities, attractions and instructions on how to use facilities but otherwise we will leave you in complete privacy. We assume you will want to use spa so it will be available for your use.

Other things to note

If you want isolation, this is your dream place. We are 5 km along an unsealed road and you will see more animals than people. Nearest food is 10 minutes away in Leigh. (so we advise you eat there on way up) Nearest is the famous Leigh Sawmill who do fabulous breakfasts/ brunches from 10.00am as well as dinners most nights. (check reduced hours in winter)
Newly opened Leigh cafe also has breakfasts and great fish and chip/grill choices for lunch or dinner. Leigh bar nearby also serves food and alcohol in the summer season.

Cleaning Fee $11
Weekend Price $84 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 couch
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

No smoking inside or outside. No pets inside room.
Information for Guests

Check-in and Check-out
From 4.00pm on arrival day (unless changed by prior arrangement)
Check-out: Up until 12.00pm on departure day
Water Use
Tank water-Our water supply comes from rainwater off our roof. It is filtered through 2 filters and is not only perfectly safe to drink, it doesn't have any added chemicals.
However we would like you to bear this in mind when you shower and not take too long especially in drought conditions.
Septic Tank
Only bio-degradable materials should be flushed down the toilet or drain. Please place everything else in the rubbish bin. (don't worry we have seen it all before)
Spa Pool
If you have already indicated you would like to use the spa, all you need to do is lift up the cover, fold it back and place next to pool and replace when finished. If you want any further assistance with the spa pool (e.g. programming) do come and get us.
Safety warning: Please be careful of the metal hooks on 2 sides of the spa pool. These are to secure the steel mesh cover we are legally required to use when no-one is on site in case a child accidentally wanders into our property and manages to lift the locked plastic cover... yeah right!

Emergency Procedures
Fire Extinguisher is in bottom bathroom vanity drawer
Exit room by either set of ranch sliders on each side of the room, both providing access to decking and outside.
A torch will be available in the bathroom vanity for power cuts.
We will always be at hand also.
The property has security cameras which are monitored 24/7

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house
Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door
1 night minimum stay

68 Reviews

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Amber User Profile
November 2017
Breathtaking views, beautiful and comfortable accommodations and lovely hosts. Peaceful, quiet and perfectly secluded. Rose’s breakfast was spectacular and there was even honey from local bees! The spa pool is a treat not to be missed. My husband and I loved watching the birds and wildlife. My only regret is that we didn’t book more time there - it’s a true gem. Thanks for everything!
Rose User Profile
Response from Rose:
Your joie de vivre Amber was lovely to be around. Thank you for being a lovely guest!
November 2017

Jeff User Profile
April 2016
What a gorgeous spot. If you don't mind a drive it is well worth it. The room was very comfortable with all the amenities you could want. The Wilkinsons were great hosts. And the view!! Speculation in every direction. We enjoyed watching the weather change on the mountain and in the valleys. We highly recommend it.
Rose User Profile
Response from Rose:
Thank you Jeff and Trudi. We hope we are as active and technologically savvy as you when we are retired 10 years plus!
April 2016

Hana User Profile
December 2015
We had absolutely wonderful time here! Everything was way above our expectations, super nice place, tastefully furnished, plenty of space and light, and with stunning views and yummy breakfast included! And, the spa is just unreal! :) Rose and Ray are so lovely, we had some great chats together and they are incredibly hospitable! Hoping to come back soon and stay in touch - thank you Rose and Ray!
Rose User Profile
Response from Rose:
Guests like you and Shaun make Airbnb hosting worthwhile and fun. You are welcome back anytime.
December 2015

Taylor User Profile
December 2015
We had a great experience! Rose and Raymond were very friendly and kind hosts, providing everything we needed and more. Beautiful property and great spa pool.

Allan User Profile
November 2017
If you want a place that offers getting away from it all, then Rose's home is the place to go. It offers all you need. The views are stunning. Wonderful hosts.

Curtis User Profile
November 2017
Awesome place to go, good value for money, the best view I've ever seen and the hosts are welcoming and make you feel like you're at home, thanks for that Rose I wish I could've stayed longer.

Ines User Profile
November 2017
Hands down the best Airbnb experience! Enjoy an evening spa overlooking the view - gorgeous whether the view is clear or shrouded in mist! Followed by a sleep in a super comfy bed and a morning of lazing around with plunger coffee and breakfast courtesy of the lovely hosts (including fresh fruit), you'll feel incredibly relaxed. The room is self-contained, private, clean and quiet. There are cosy blankets, plenty of books/magazines, and a shower with fantastic pressure. Cannot fault this place, book now - you won't regret it!!
Rose User Profile
Response from Rose:
We are so pleased you had a great time Ines and thank for your lovely review!
November 2017

Pakiri, New ZealandJoined in November 2015
Rose User Profile

I am living the dream on a gorgeous piece of land north of Auckland and loving every adventure that comes our way.

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