Studio @ Tara Retreat

Cottage | Mangawhai | #746

7.5/10 (6 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • Studio
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Comfortable self contained cottage with caravan nearby for extra guests that can be booked as well
  • Sunny deck to enjoy your wine or beer
  • Close to village, beaches, cafes, wineries, Bennetts chocolate shop

Tara Retreat is a developing and evolving glamping and eco accommodation space that includes:

The rustic studio where you can enjoy your own private deck, lawn space and picnic table enjoying a local wine on the deck in the afternoon sun.

Basic cooking facilities & kitchen basics for use like condiments, oil, tea, coffee, dishwashing liquid, toilet paper etc are provided.

Enjoy a tv free existence - bring your own device if you like to watch movies! Free WiFi

Or cook award winning sausages from the local butcher in the shared communal covered outdoor BBQ/kitchen area, play boardgames & meet new friends.

A caravan & cob cottage is available (if not already booked) for an extra friend, teens or pitch a small tent too - a separate shower/toilet block is available for their use

Onsite @ Tara Retreat:

Yoga classes

Massage therapist

Natural Medicine practitioner

extra caravan & cob cottage for hire

Let us know when you book cottage if you want more info on available times/classes for above extra treats!

The perfect place to unwind and enjoy Magical Mangawhai!

Special conditions: Check in - 2pm Check out - 12pm - longer by arrangement. We live on the property so are generally around if you need to know anything and equally give guests peace & privacy. There is a caravan & cob cottage for your extra flow to hire or may be hired separately by other guests. Look out for extra cars as people may be onsite attending yoga or health consults.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Easy access
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Shower

Bed layouts

  • Caravan

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Double bed

  • Cottage

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $30.00 per stay (required)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Year Round rate
24-Nov-17 to 21-Dec-17
$75/night $90/night
public holidays
22-Dec-17 to 07-Jan-18
$90/night $90/night
3 night minimum stay
Year Round rate
08-Jan-18 to 31-Jul-18
$75/night $90/night
Default Tariff
01-Aug-18 to 24-Nov-18
$90/night $90/night
3 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 (60)

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  • Tara Retreat was conveniently located for us on the road north

    Tara Retreat was conveniently located for us on the road north. The cottage itself was quirky and cosy with the heater left on for our arrival and the bed was seriously comfortable.

    PaulineRo8 100%|2x Sep 2017

  • I want to start off by saying the location was splendid, situated...

    I want to start off by saying the location was splendid, situated in the quiet of the country. It was not far from Mangawhai. Our first impression was the smell of the cottage-very damp. We felt the cottage was tired looking and in need of an update. The bathroom/shower area needs to be modernised with new facilities. The kitchen area as well needs some attention. The bed was very comfortable. We choose this place because of the photographs & the ratings displayed on the website. :-(

    STEPHANIECL10 100%|2x Apr 2017

  • Nice cottage with a great deck and grass area...

    Nice cottage with a great deck and grass area. It was ideal for us and our dogs for a short stay.

    ritads662 100%|12x Jan 2017

  • Central location, and easy to book

    Central location, and easy to book. Loved everything about it :)

    janeng10 100%|14x Jan 2016

  • Awesome place to get away on holiday with our dogs

    Awesome place to get away on holiday with our dogs. Lovely set up ... has everything we needed.

    walgray 100%|210x Jan 2016

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