Albany Bush Retreat...

Bach or holiday home | Albany | #11702

9/10 (63 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
Flat Rate
22-Oct-16 to 30-Nov-16
$95/night $95/night
Dec 2016 onwards
01-Dec-16 to 30-Nov-17
$100/night $100/night

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (104)

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  • This place suited our purposes perfectly, quiet, secluded but accessible, it was...

    This place suited our purposes perfectly, quiet, secluded but accessible, it was just what we were after - hope to be back again in future.

    BrianMa6 100%|9x Sep 2016

  • Property was in amazing condition, would stay again

    Property was in amazing condition, would stay again.

    houch 100%|1x Sep 2016

  • Fabulous place to stay! So perfect for what we needed

    Fabulous place to stay! So perfect for what we needed. Fitted us in perfectly (2 adults and 2 teens). Although no mobile coverage we survived! The small things like coffee, tea, DVD etc were lovely touches. Nice clean tidy special place to come. Thanks for sharing it with us :)

    Lisdh40 100%|1x Jul 2016

  • Perfect little bungalow away from the business of Auckland

    Perfect little bungalow away from the business of Auckland. Perfect and well cared for. The new carpet looks lovely. Thank you for letting us use your little spot.

    roxanne_minnie 100%|1x Jul 2016

  • Clean and convenient

    Clean and convenient. Great place to stop when we arrived on a late flight and were making our way north the next day.

    PrueC 100%|2x Apr 2016

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