Unique Pakiri Beach Retreat

Apartment | Pakiri | #20736

9.5/10 (61 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

Availability & rates*

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  • 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.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Spring Season
23-Nov-17 to 30-Nov-17
$150/night $150/night
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Dec-17 to 23-Nov-18
$150/night $150/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 (71)

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  • Josephine and Paul have a beautiful property

    Josephine and Paul have a beautiful property. The studio was lovely and the beach was stunning. We had such a peaceful and relaxing weekend. Hope to make a return visit sometime.

    bellabass 100%|1x Mar 2017

  • We had a great stay at this absolutely magical place

    We had a great stay at this absolutely magical place. Unfortunately we picked a stormy weekend but it was nice to relax indoors. The facilities were great - we loved the artsy style and the outdoor bath was fab! When we had a break in the rain we were able to walk down the trail to the beach which was a fun adventure and popped out atop some dunes, with white sand for miles and not another person in sight! The grounds are also beautiful - it feels like a tropical paradise! Great couples retreat!

    jesq001 100%|3x Mar 2017

  • Beautiful property

    Beautiful property. Very relaxing stay.

    KatyaB24 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • Loved the amazing garden, full of life! Paul seemed very passionate about...

    Loved the amazing garden, full of life! Paul seemed very passionate about his garden of eden and the property and that shows as soon as you step in. The walk to the beach is absolutely gorgeous. Highly recommenced this if you want to experience a serene country living!

    SreeramS 100%|2x Feb 2017

  • Excellent secluded location, horseback riding near by

    Excellent secluded location, horseback riding near by. Well tenured grounds with awesome hammocks for a read under olive trees.

    Hospowife 100%|1x Feb 2017

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