The Retreat

From $390 per night

The Hidden Retreat location is private and secluded. Located in the picturesque suburb of Greenhithe it is easily accessible via the western side of Aucklands North Shore. The particular area of Greenhithe which the property forms part of has some of the last remaining stands of native bush and forest vegetation which provide habitat and protection for the local wildlife. This natural environment bestows a feeling of calm and relaxation that will be felt almost immediately. Both by day and night the Hidden Retreat is that ideal getaway for romantic couples or just quiet times with friends in a secluded and peaceful environment. It is also relaxing accommodation for that busy executive on transfer to Auckland.

The 150m2 Retreat building itself is of new and modern construction - high specification but simply designed - sitting in the centre of a cleared 1080m2 area within this forest vegetation which lends itself to being completely private and secluded.

Building Attributes:

The lounge/passage ceiling is of Macrocarpa (exotic Softwood) with a specialised concrete and timber paneling feature wall to the lounge. The floor is of black polished concrete which has underfloor heating throughout and double glazing to maintain a cosy warmth when needed.

Modern & functional kitchen with high end appliances including pantry with Microwave, Nutribullet, Toaster, Nespresso Coffee Machine, Electric Frying Pan and Toaster Sandwich maker and all other essentials for the self contained retreat.

All Bathrooms have quality fittings & fixtures - hairdryers, illuminated mirrors and heated towel rails.

1 x Main Bathroom
1 x Main WC
1 x Ensuite to Main Bedroom

The outdoor flow from the lounge area to the large 80m2 hardwood deck and spa pool beyond is seamlessly provided by sliding the lounge wall completely aside. The expansive external roof soffit which covers a great portion of the exterior decking area provides all weather use - especially perfect for sitting around the large outdoor gas fire in winter time.

The internal garage provides parking for a single vehicle while also enabling the fitness inclined to work out on the multifunctional gymnasium equipment. Also in the garage is your washing machine and dryer with storage cupboards for your suitcases.


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  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Outdoor Roofed Deck
  • Internal Garaging
  • Gym Station
  • Spa Pool

"An absolute luxury to stay here. From the private location to the spa, the added touches throughout the home. It was all an indulgent treat, just gorgeous."

Justine, Wellington

"A very fashion house. Karen and Warren are so kind. Family highly recommend to live there, a great place to stay. You will have a wonderful time, not miss them."

Tina, China

"Thank you very much for the great hospitality. To be entertained by nature and surrounded by a colourful exhibition is certainly a Paradise in itself. My family enjoyed the great experience comfortable setting that was unique in itself. They say seasons come, seasons go but the treasured memories of our stay will out last them all."

Bill, Molly, Wiramu & Tori, Tolaga Bay

"Beautifully appointed with welcoming helpful host. A blissful stay."

Agnes & Gerard, Greenhithe

"We will forever and always remember the beautiful time that we spent here."

Al Araidi Family, Dubai

"This is a true retreat. Karen and Warren have recently built this beautiful guest house. It is private, quite, beautifully designed and full of thoughtful touches. It is fully stocked for a get away, retreat, artist residency or family gathering. The kitchen is 5 star and the outdoor space is livable, as well as extremely tastefully done. We loved eating out on the dining table next to the fireplace while watching the raging storm pass through- outside but never wet! Such a beautiful home and gracious hosts! Thanks!!"

Kimberlie, Marianne and Rohit, California and Boston - USA

"Amazing Home, just what we needed end of our stay. Thanks for your hospitality"

Lawerence Dingles Family, Carton OH -USA

"A short yet, magical stay! Could stay forever. Thank You!!"

Amber & Angel, Auckland

"Fabulous retreat from the Inspiration Interior Design Team"

Inspiration & Co, Paraparaumu - NZ

"Absolument magnifique! Peaceful et tres, tranquille and wonderfully quiet."

Rebecca, Neale, Ceressa, France

"We stayed here for 3 nights as a treat at the end of our holiday and it was the best place we had stayed in New Zealand and Australia. We met Karen and she took us down to the villa and showed us round and even bought us things for breakfast the next day. The villa was so clean and had been finished to the highest standard. The villa had everything we could want, a BBQ, full sound system and Netflix. The hot tub and fire outside were great to end the night. 3 nights wasn’t nearly enough, all 5 of us wanted to stay. Karen was a fantastic host and had made the villa like a home from home. Would 100% recommend to stay"

Lucy, Amy, Josh, Harry and Lewis, England

"Treat yourself in the Retreat. Magnificent place away from Home"

Saudi Consulate Staff, Saudi Arabia

"My family enjoyed our stay. Karen was very nice host. Thank-you"

Adia, Shan Xi China

"New Zealand trip to live the most beautiful house, the equipment is high, the house is newly renovated, suitable for extended family, stylish atmosphere, especially eating places, there is a real fire fireplace, too atmosphere, here After the Chinese Year. Everyone was satisfied, accidentally smashed a cup of the landlord, I'm sorry! The landlord did not let us compensation, I really thank you"

Lu Xian TiA, China

"Over expecting ! Fantastic ! I love garden of the house. Everything is impressive . Such as clean quilt, good smell room and andiron. The most important is Karen and her husband , they are kindness enough to provide conscience to us."

Richard, China

"Super séjour dans un lieu idyllique Le petit déjeuner nous attendait dans le frigo à notre arrivée !"

Amelie, France

"Fabulous home with all the amenities, great and very responsive host."

Robert, USA

"Excellent accommodation option close to Auckland. The secluded location, would make you believe you were tn the heart of the country."

Thomas, Australia

"It was only two nights at this property..but my family enjoyed the stay so much....the house is new built..fully functional kitchen..the host even prepare toast bread egg and bacon in the fridge, Since we had car to drive out, so it was prefect to stay away from the city. Will highly recommend to friend for this place.."

S-Adia, China

"My parents hired this place out for us to stay at the night before my wedding on 12/04/18. Honestly was the best decision and most perfect place ever. It was amazing! Highly recommend to any brides to be to stay here the night before your wedding most magical beautiful place to get ready and have beautiful photos as well. Me and my bridesmaid enjoyed having a nice relaxing spa the night before which was amazing. We loved the whole out door flow and the out door fire place was just great! I have some stunning photos that were taken while we were all getting ready. Karen was so lovely to deal with from the get go! They even gave me a lovely card and a bottle of wine which made it that much more special. Can’t thank you guys enough for being so generous and kind. Would highly recommend this place to everyone! I defiantly want to come back and stay again "

Alisaha Dryden, Auckland