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

Bach or holiday home | Raglan | #35325

9.7/10 (82 ratings)
  • 3 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking
  • Best Design 2017


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

Please note I'm happy to take 1 night booking requests Sunday to Thursday nights.

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. Please note Mt Karioi trail is currently closed to all users.

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

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 $90 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 (84)

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  • Gorgeous property, it really is our home away from home, and we...

    Gorgeous property, it really is our home away from home, and we have had many special moments in Raglan, thanks to Kauri Tree Retreat and Sharon!

    mrmrsmm 100%|2x Sep 2018

  • Amazing location and property

    Amazing location and property

    aliceosullivan 100%|1x Aug 2018

  • We really enjoyed our stay! The house was both cosy and luxurious...

    We really enjoyed our stay! The house was both cosy and luxurious with lots of privacy and a great view. With the best shower and the comfiest of beds. You will not want to miss out on this getaway gem.

    Amy F. Aug 2018

  • We really enjoyed our stay; the bed was super comfy, the shower...

    We really enjoyed our stay; the bed was super comfy, the shower was great; the decor was stunning. Thank you Sharon and family for sharing this special place.

    Alicia T. Aug 2018

  • Great location close to the township and on the road to great...

    Great location close to the township and on the road to great surf breaks. It was a lovely 2 night comfy stay - so peaceful with the native birds and the sound of the nearby creek washing by.

    lyndey229 100%|4x Jul 2018

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