Albany Bush Retreat...

Bach or holiday home | Albany | #11702

9.1/10 (71 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • Studio
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Surrounded by native bush but only a stone's throw from cafes, shops, North Harbour stadium, Massey
  • Sunny, private spot - there are no other houses on the property
  • A perfect stepping stone for travelling north of Auckland

This self contained, one room bush hut is in a unique spot - it's located on a 25 acre bush block next to Albany Scenic Reserve, but is only 5 minutes drive from:

* Albany Westfield mall - cinemas, shopping, supermarkets, restaurants & cafes,

* North Harbour Stadium,

* Massey University,

* Northern motorway exits, Albany Bus Station.

Several beautiful beaches (Long Bay, Browns Bay, Mairangi Bay) and the Okura River Walkway are all close by.

The cabin is nestled in amongst a large stand of nikau and other natives. You'll hear local tui, wood pigeon, morepork and maybe a couple of our 'tame' pukeko, but not much else.... There is a small stream running past the front of the cabin (so small children need to be watched when outside).

The cabin is fairly basic and been refurbished using recycled materials, with minimal impact on the natural surroundings; the water supply is fresh, filtered rain water (no connection to town supply or public sewage system). It is ideal to get the feeling of being 'away from it all'. However, modern additions incude a largeTV with DVD player and freeview channels, gas hob and all the necessary kitchen equipment to be self-sufficient.

NB. the wee bathroom is accessed off the covered porch (see photos).

During cooler months there is an oil filled heater plus electric blanket on the main bed.

There is only patchy mobile coverage (no Telecom at the cabin itself).

Checkin: 1.00pm (or earlier by request, if available)

Checkout:10.00am (or later by request, if available)


* Max occupancy is listed as 4, HOWEVER, more than 2 adults will be a squeeze (2 adults & 2 children is fine).

* All linen for 2 adults is provided (king bed sheets, towels).

* For additonal guests, there is a linen surcharge of $10-$15/extra person, only if needed (you are welcome to bring your own).

Special conditions: * There is a bush convenant on the property so pets are not allowed. * Smoking outside only please. * The cabin is not suitable as a venue for parties or similar - additional guests are by prior arrangement only. * No open fires of any kind (no BBQ or braziers unless by prior agreement).


  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Studio room with King sized bed

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x King bed
    1 x Roll-away bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Dec 2016 onwards
26-Mar-17 to 30-Nov-17
$100/night $100/night
2 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (112)

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  • Great managers, good spot - no troubles! Nice little hideaway thanks Angela...

    Great managers, good spot - no troubles! Nice little hideaway thanks Angela :)

    AdilM786 100%|6x Feb 2017



    tonyb147 100%|2x Jan 2017

  • Gorgeous wee place!

    Gorgeous wee place!

    HayleyE 100%|5x Jan 2017

  • We loved everything about this batch

    We loved everything about this batch. It is clean, tidy and well laid out with a great rustic charm. It had everything we needed and we loved that it is nestled in the bush - so cosy. Awsum value for money, I definitely recommend. And the host was a pleasure to deal with and really helpful and obliging. Thanks so much.

    miches851 100%|2x Dec 2016

  • Not luxurious, but met our needs perfectly - quiet, secluded and restful,...

    Not luxurious, but met our needs perfectly - quiet, secluded and restful, yet easy to access. Has everything we would want.

    BrianMa6 100%|10x Nov 2016

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