Unique Pakiri Beach Retreat

Apartment | Pakiri | #20736

9.4/10 (54 ratings)
  • 2 people
  • 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*

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.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Summer Peak Season
24-Jan-17 to 28-Feb-17
$170/night $170/night
2 night minimum stay
Late Summer Season
01-Mar-17 to 13-Apr-17
$150/night $150/night
2 night minimum stay
14-Apr-17 to 16-Apr-17
$150/night $150/night
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer Season
17-Apr-17 to 30-Apr-17
$150/night $150/night
2 night minimum stay
Spring Season
01-Nov-17 to 22-Dec-17
$150/night $150/night
2 night minimum stay
Christmas High Season
23-Dec-17 to 17-Jan-18
$180/night $180/night
4 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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (64)

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  • The garden and bach are really lovely!

    The garden and bach are really lovely!

    bettybuckets 100%|3x Dec 2016

  • We love visiting Miller's Ark and would probably just move in if...

    We love visiting Miller's Ark and would probably just move in if we could :). Definitely our favourite weekend getaway!

    Clockard1@gmail.com 100%|9x Dec 2016

  • Stunning and such a special place

    Stunning and such a special place. Amazing garden, all the facilities you need in a bach. The walk to the beach is beautiful, the beach itself is pristine. A real treat

    elsap349 100%|1x Nov 2016

  • There was want for nothing in the property and once you get...

    There was want for nothing in the property and once you get there, you don't want to leave! The outdoor bath was a real luxury! We were there in the end of Spring and the orchid (which is more like a mini garden of Eden) blossoms filled the air with their scent. So many native birds to listen to and the room is extremely comfortable. If you did want to leave for whatever reason, Matakana is a half hour away but you probably won't want to leave at all!

    VivianaG 100%|1x Nov 2016

  • Lovely surroundings, nice short bush walk to the beach and loved the...

    Lovely surroundings, nice short bush walk to the beach and loved the outdoor bath!

    garamondthree 100%|1x Oct 2016

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