Kauri Tree Retreat. Close to beach, surf and good coffee!

Bach or holiday home | Raglan | #35325

9.7/10 (83 ratings)
  • 3 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking
  • Best Design 2017


Relax to the sound of birdsong and enjoy views of native bush in the Wainui Reserve, beautifully framed by Kauri tree leaves. This stylish, contemporary cottage is architecturally designed to create a peaceful sense of privacy while feeling connected to the lush greenery outside – as if you were in a treehouse.

Intimate and inviting, Kauri Tree Retreat feels serenely secluded but is perfectly located, being close to Raglan’s main attractions. Enjoy staying within walking distance of Ngarunui Beach and a few minutes from great coffee and world-renowned surf breaks.

Though you’ll feel tucked away from civilisation, our modern cottage offers all the comforts of home. Kauri Tree Retreat features a fully-functional kitchen and an outdoor barbeque for those who enjoy self-catering, or treat yourself by visiting a nearby cafe or restaurant – including Rock-It Kitchen, just a one-minute drive down the road. The kitchen contains a fridge/ freezer, an oven and hob, rangehood, dishwasher, microwave, sink and a good supply of kitchen essentials. There is also a washing machine and laundry tub for guests use.

You’ll have the convenience of free high-speed broadband, a Bluetooth speaker and Sky movies and sport. We have Google Chromecast so you can stream Netflix, YouTube, etc through the TV. There is a good supply of magazines and novels to relax with during your stay.

The elegant, stylish interior includes stunning design features, from striking high-beams in the open-plan living area to quirky asymmetrical shelves made from local macrocarpa. The restful bedroom offers a luxurious super-king bed with quality linens. If needed, this can be split into two singles and there is a camp bed suitable for a child, with extra blankets provided. We also have a portacot for infants.

Kauri Tree Retreat is private and self-contained. The owners live on-site in a separate building, and the property is partially fenced. We are just 3.5km from Raglan’s lively town centre.

Local attractions include a mountain bike trail through a pine forest, just 2km away. Enjoy the outdoors by hiking up Mt Karioi, playing golf or going caving, fishing or horse riding. Choose from an abundance of yoga classes, book in with our experienced local massage therapist, or see a movie at the Old School Arts Centre. Explorers can hire a kayak, SUP board or bicycle, or head to the Raglan Museum and Information Centre for more ideas.

Check out a review of Kauri Tree Retreat on the Stuff website by Googling ‘Creatively Cultural Raglan’.

Bronze award winner in Design category for Bookabach Bach of the Year 2017.

Please send me a request for any 1 night bookings Sunday to Thursday nights.

Designed by Nick Crossfield of Studio 4 Architecture in Hamilton.

Special conditions:

We’d appreciate you bringing your own beach towels, please. Our water supply is a filtered rainwater tank and we have a textile filter septic tank system. The septic tank is designed for nature’s waste only. Please don’t put wet wipes, sanitary items or baby wipes into the septic system because these will clog the pump! There is a $100 fee to clear blockages.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • SKY TV ®
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Cot
    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x King bed


Maybe booked

*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 (91)

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  • This little spot has all you need to enjoy Raglan

    This little spot has all you need to enjoy Raglan. Great location close to beaches and town. Would recommend

    Justin B. Feb 2019

  • A very pleasant and well set up holiday home

    A very pleasant and well set up holiday home. Had a very comfortable bed, and fully equipped with everything required for a pleasant stay. Would thoroughly recommend this property.

    Ross G. Feb 2019

  • Lovely property and batch - very close to Soundsplash in Jan so...

    Lovely property and batch - very close to Soundsplash in Jan so check dates as very noisy if you are not going !

    RachaelWe8 100%|1x Jan 2019

  • Booked this quite last minute and thoroughly enjoyed our stay

    Booked this quite last minute and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Luxury accommodation and so close to the beach. Very private but Sharon available when needed. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend and will be sure to visit again.

    Sarah S. Dec 2018

  • A very comfortable property with everything we needed for our stay

    A very comfortable property with everything we needed for our stay. We really enjoyed relaxing on the deck, sunbathing and listening to the birds. Thank you for a most enjoyable holiday.

    Janet S. Dec 2018

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