Stunningly Private Piha Retreat

Bach or holiday home | Piha | #11953

9.6/10 (50 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Located in protected native rain forest
  • Stunning views down to Lion Rock at Piha Beach
  • Architecturally designed

The Miller Family purchased a 7 acre native bush block in 1924. It is now registered with the Queen Elizabeth Trust and has an open space convenant on it i.e. protected native forest. There is a labyrinth of bush tracks and an old dam on the property. The property is 7 kms from Piha Beach with beautiful bush and sea views over the Tasman Sea and Lion Rock.

There is also another original bach on the property which is advertised under "unique bush property" Yes, you can even book out the 2 properties if you require larger separate accommodation.

This fabulous new Retreat was designed by Chris Tate who won international acclaim for his "Glasshouse" in Titirangi.

The decor is beautiful, you will watch the sun go down from the deck at night; and have an amazing peaceful sleep on the NZ made Cotton and Latex mattresses. The 2 queen-size beds are the only sleeping facilities - no fold-out or portable beds are provided.

It has a special feel about it, with an outdoor kitchen sink and outdoor bath (with hot water).

Heat pump installed, for extra warmth in winter, and guests arriving on a Friday night in winter, instant heat!

What else can we will love it

Self catering (including rice cooker & slow cooker).

This property is not suitable for pets.

With thanks to our special friend Ed Kanze for some spectacular photos on his last visit .

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only | CANCELLATION POLICY Once a booking is confirmed and a deposit has been paid cancellations received with less than 7 days’ notice will incur a fee of one nights accommodation (at the rate applicable during the booking period). Cancellations received with more than 7 days’ notice will incur a fee of $100. These fees still apply if a booking is transferred.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Noodle Box

    1 x Queen bed

  • Wasabi Suite

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $60.00 per stay (required)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Shoulder Season
29-Jun-17 to 30-Sep-17
$225/night $225/night
2 night minimum stay
01-Oct-17 to 30-Apr-18
$275/night $275/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
01-May-18 to 29-Sep-18
$225/night $225/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 (65)

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  • Thanks for the stay, lovely bach as expected

    Thanks for the stay, lovely bach as expected. A tip, if one decides to explore the bush tracks, keep an eye out for a trail that will eventually lead to a view of a majestic totara tree (?). Quite impressive to see!

    degabar 100%|2x May 2017

  • We loved the property, it felt like a world away from Auckland,...

    We loved the property, it felt like a world away from Auckland, tucked away in the bush. The retreat was not only architecturally stylish, but had everything we needed, it was clean and well presented. We enjoyed the outdoor bath and also the adventure of the old walking tracks on the property.

    AnnaFi18 100%|1x May 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks so much - so pleased you enjoyed your stay .... and got to explore the tracks.

    janean298 100%|71x

  • Great place to stay, lovely view of Piha

    Great place to stay, lovely view of Piha. All facilities were great.

    chrion991 100%|4x Mar 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks so much :)

    janean298 100%|71x

  • Thoroughly recommend

    Thoroughly recommend. A stunning property, we feel very lucky to have stayed there.

    100%|2x Feb 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you for your comments and your appreciation of our special space :)

    janean298 100%|71x

  • The retreat is as advertised

    The retreat is as advertised. Gorgeous. Well done. Do remember to bring warm socks / slippers as Jane suggests as the floors can 'feel' cold.

    reubenbakker 100%|4x Jan 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    So pleased the Retreat meet your expectations. Often tricky when travelling from afar :) And thanks for the reminder re socks/slippers! We are up high in the rain forest and, as you say, wooden floors can be a bit chilly!

    janean298 100%|71x

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