Stunningly Private Piha Retreat

Bach or holiday home | Piha | #11953

9.6/10 (57 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 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. Webber BBQ on front deck (always cook with the lid down on a Webber). Also a 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)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
19-Feb-18 to 30-Apr-18
$275/night $275/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
01-May-18 to 30-Sep-18
$225/night $225/night
2 night minimum stay
01-Oct-18 to 30-Apr-19
$275/night $275/night
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-May-19 to 19-May-19
$275/night $275/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 (72)

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  • Beautiful relaxing place

    Beautiful relaxing place.

    saraon727 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Property was great, very secluded but short drive to Piha/Titirangi

    Property was great, very secluded but short drive to Piha/Titirangi.

    sebastianbeyrer 100%|1x Dec 2017

  • A stunning escape in the wilderness so close to the city

    A stunning escape in the wilderness so close to the city. We disconnected for the weekend here and came back super refreshed.

    davidewtmaxwell 100%|1x Oct 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Happy that you both came under the spell of our special place and returned home super refreshed! It does seem to have that affect on our guests.

    janean298 100%|78x

  • Like the tree felling you've done - made for an even more...

    Like the tree felling you've done - made for an even more amazing view! Thanks again for letting us stay.

    100%|3x Sep 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Glad you enjoyed yourselves again. Look forward to your next visit :)

    janean298 100%|78x

  • Nestled in the tree tops with a stunning view over the forest...

    Nestled in the tree tops with a stunning view over the forest and Piha we really felt like we were in our own Nature Channel. The picture windows made this all the more pleasant as we warmed ourselves by the fire after a fabulous tramp in the endless trails around us. Of course all of this was totally overshadowed by the visiting moreporks who made the Karui out front their perch for a number of hours. 95% retreat with 5% quirkiness - that's our kinda place. Well recommended.

    robyis864 100%|1x Aug 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you. We love it when the moreporks check out the guests!

    janean298 100%|78x

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