Rata Retreat (Corner of Rata and Tui Streets)

Bach or holiday home | Oneroa | #38036

9.7/10 (7 ratings)
  • 7 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • A very private setting with lovely waterfront views. Decks on two sides of the house
  • Rata Retreat embraces the charm of Waiheke without the busyness that goes with its popularity.
  • Family oriented home with sand pit for the children. 2nd living area has large reading couch & dvdTV

Rata Retreat is a one level holiday home that plenty of space. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the outdoor living in the summer or cosy fire in the winter.

There is no need for a car as the No 1 bus from the Matiatia ferry stops right outside the front door. The Oneroa shops restaurants and bars are a five minute walk / one minute bus ride away.

The location is also handy to the vineyards at Mudbrick and Cable Bay for that special occasion.

There are decks on both sides of the home with outdoor dining/BBQs on each deck. This means Outdoor living can be enjoyed irrespective of the wind.

This is our family haunt, so it is well set up for the grandchildren with a sandpit and a second living area. In the second living room (which opens out on the BBQ deck), there is a large reading couch where we read lots of books to the children. There is also a second TV with freeview and a DVD player. There is a myriad of books and games for people to use. There are three kayaks with life jackets for people to use ( Mid Feb 2017 - late March 2017 only one Kayak will be available).

The property is fully fenced making it child safe. At one end of the south facing deck, the childen can feed the ducks and the ells with live in the stream that runs along the property's west boundary line. A highchair and a porta cot can be made available if required.

There is garden is full of herbs so cooking with fresh herbs is a real pleasure.

There is plenty of offstreet parking and the house has wheelchair access.

Special conditions: While family gatherings are welcome parties are not. Definitely no camping permitted on the lawn. The lawn has a network of pipes from the Biolytx sanitary system and any pipe damage from tent pegs would result in an expensive repair bill. No smoking inside. No pets


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Shower (outdoor)
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • bedroom 3

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $150.00 per stay (required)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Xmas /New Year Holidays
21-Jan-18 to 22-Jan-18
$600/night $600/night
7 night minimum stay
Summer Season 31 Nov to 31 March
23-Jan-18 to 31-Mar-18
$425/night $425/night
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Apr-18 to 31-Oct-18
$320/night $350/night
2 night minimum stay
Summer Season 31 Nov to 31 March
01-Nov-18 to 20-Dec-18
$425/night $425/night
2 night minimum stay
Xmas /New Year Holidays
21-Dec-18 to 27-Jan-19
$600/night $600/night
7 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
28-Jan-19 to 21-Apr-19
$320/night $350/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 (7)

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  • Great location

    Great location. Close to town. Very cute place with nice ocean view.

    OrenP515 100%|3x Nov 2017

  • We loved our stay

    We loved our stay. Room for everyone, comfortable and well stocked with those little things that make a difference and convenient. Great location, easy to town, vineyards and beaches. If you don't want yo walk, bus stops opposite. Great views and decks. Thanks for allowing us to use your home.

    sarans415 100%|5x May 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks Sarah we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully Saturday's wet weather didn't upset the wedding plans too much Thanks for your review Much appreciated

    GaileenM 100%|7x

  • Fabulous location and superb property which is well equipped

    Fabulous location and superb property which is well equipped. We had a marvellous stay there with grandparents who enjoyed having their room down the other end of the house! Loved the deck areas on both sides and enjoyed the short walks to Oneroa main street for morning coffees. Simply superb!

    AnitaHa7 100%|1x May 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks for your review Anita. We are so glad you enjoyed it

    GaileenM 100%|7x

  • Beautiful setting and totally relaxing home - felt like our home away...

    Beautiful setting and totally relaxing home - felt like our home away from home but in a magical place.

    CherieMatches 100%|1x Mar 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks Cherie. We are glad you enjoyed it as it is our special place also and we are so happy we could share it with you

    GaileenM 100%|7x

  • Great property in a great location, would recommend! Gaileen was very easy...

    Great property in a great location, would recommend! Gaileen was very easy to deal with and property was as stated/viewed in pics. Thank you.

    MelissaSt20 100%|2x Feb 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you Melissa. I am happy you enjoyed your stay. We think it is an amazing place and love it when other people enjoy it too!

    GaileenM 100%|7x

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