Unique Pakiri Beach Retreat

Apartment | Pakiri | #20736

9.3/10 (69 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Ten minute walk and private access to pristine Pakiri Beach
  • Well established flower gardens, tropical garden, orchard and olive grove
  • Rustic peaceful getaway for those who want to recharge themselves in nature

If you are looking for the genuine rural getaway (not the Hyatt) and wish to relax and recharge in the unique experience of Millers Ark, Paul and Josephine Miller can provide guests with a rare opportunity to access a pristine piece of the New Zealand coastline and experience the culmination of over 45 years of their artistry and dedication to creating this unique & enchanting property and grounds. Take an outdoor bath, wander through private gardens and established olive grove, lake and forest or stroll a gorgeous 10 minute bush walk to the beautiful unspoilt white sands of 20km long Pakiri Beach.

Millers Ark is a two story home with a unique vaulted wooden loft hand built by Paul and Josephine Miller, with their home upstairs and a private self-contained studio apartment on ground level, opening out onto the gardens.

The Studio is a private, cosy apartment with ensuite and has a comfy queen bed with private access with a breakfast patio and separate BBQ area. ( If you require extra beds please enquire) Guests are also welcome to use the glorious and private outside bath set in our tropical garden and banana grove.Enjoy the environmental activities at Pakiri Retreat which include peaceful walks in the garden & grounds, along the bush walk and the beach, as well as swimming, surfing and relaxing at the beach. You can enjoy your meals with a glass of wine in the dappled shade of our olive grove. There is an abundance of additional local activities all within a short 5 to 25 min scenic drive away; including Pakiri horse riding, Mangawhai cafes and chocolates, Matakana Wine Country (renowned for its Farmers Market, movie theatre, restaurants and sculpture trail).

Special conditions: Couples preferred. No additional non paying guests without prior approval. Get your 5th night free offer does not apply during Summer High season. Peak season - minimum 4 night stay Off peak season - minimum 2 night stay 1 night only (on application) = 20% extra plus no discounts apply No pets (conservation zone) Smoking allowed outside only


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Special events venue
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • The Studio

    Combined living/sleeping area,Self contained private studio apartment with patio and outdoor seating areas, romantic outdoor bath surrounded by fragrant gardens and fruit trees.

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $30.00 per stay (optional); Linen $20.00 per person (optional)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 5 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes school & public holidays.

*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 (79)

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  • Lovely property - very tropical lush grounds

    Lovely property - very tropical lush grounds. The bush walkway to the beach is an added bonus. The outdoor bath was pure bliss. The only thing that could be improved is the water pressure of the shower and as the owners dwelling is above the studio to be mindful when they have guests staying of noise directly above.

    Spider 100%|5x Apr 2018

  • The flat was a bit smaller than expected , but in a...

    The flat was a bit smaller than expected , but in a great location.

    johnrt784 100%|1x Mar 2018

  • Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful place, the private access...

    Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful place, the private access to the beach was wonderful as well as the outdoor bath and beautiful gardens.

    joelll802 100%|2x Feb 2018

  • If you want to be recharged by nature and fall in love...

    If you want to be recharged by nature and fall in love with the simple things again come and stay here. Beautiful

    lucyel956 100%|18x Feb 2018

  • Unfortunately, we had a lot of issues during our 6-day stay: At...

    Unfortunately, we had a lot of issues during our 6-day stay: At our arrival, a dead mouse in the fuse box and so a horrible smell and flies in the room; 24h without hot water, several power cuts; and a strict internet restriction for the time, the owners' family was at home. However, no compensation has been offered to us, not a small refund and not even a bottle of wine or so. For me, with a rate of $180 per night, the accommodation was overpriced for the facilities and issues it offered.

    -_K_-_A_- 100%|6x Feb 2018

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