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Private and quiet location, with an amazing view over the bay! Our host were really friendly and helpful and the place had everything we needed. There's a little walk into town but it's beautiful along the water - and if you don't feel up for it there's a homely courtesy car service most of the time.
What a great place to stay! Nice and quiet with a million dollar view. Johanna is a great host and is keen to share her local knowledge. Highly recommend. We will be back.
Extremely friendly and welcoming hosts who provided a wealth of information about what to see and do to make the most of the time we had while we were staying. Relaxed and private accomodation which is exactly what we were after. Home was clean and well-appointed. Happily recommend and will stay here again next time we make it to the beautiful bay of islands. Thanks Johanna and Marcel!
Best views of anywhere we have ever stayed, absolutely breathtaking! Our hosts were just lovely, exceptionally helpful and organised our trips for us in addition to giving us lots of useful information. The accomodation was great and very well equipped. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to return. We recommend The Retreat without any hesitation.
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Retreat. The hosts were very accommodating and the views are incomparable. We would not hesitate to recommend this facility.
The retreat is a lovely place up a short gravel road with beautiful views of the bay. The place has high ceilings and a rustic tropical feel. Marcel and Johanna are great hosts who will help you book tours and activities, get you anything you need like extra towels.
This is a fantastic spot. Secluded and private but with amazing views of the bay. This is a great option for a short or long stay up at the Bay of (website hidden) was incredibly helpful with local activities as well!
Would definitely recommend The Retreat for any family vacation. The place was great and the views were amazing. The hosts were nice, even Tane was a host to my kids. Location was also close to any supermarket, pier, and beach. Thanks!!!
This was a lovely place, amazing views of the water. The couple were lovely, and went out of their way to get tickets to an event for us.
Hosts were very friendly and helpful. Heat pumps kept the living areas toasty with fan heaters for spot heating and hosts provided an oil column heater so we could keep the master bedroom a good temperature overnight for a baby. It's sad that piano and fondue set can't be listed as amenities. A high chair was also provided. Convenient driving distance to Waitangi and car ferry to Russell. Would love to have done some of the walking tracks if we had been there longer. The lodge is completely private from the rest of the complex.
Sunrise was beautiful from the kitchen, living room, and balcony. The conservatory was great for looking at the stars from the comfort of inside. Too bad it was raining a lot of the time we were there, but it was a wonderfully comfortable place to stay inside. The kitchen and bathroom were looking a little dated and worn, but were perfectly serviceable. The hosts even provided fresh ground coffee and milk with the essentials.
The lady came with a white glove on, and when she found some dust or a loose door, she charged for it and anything else she could find.