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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  • Clean modern and everything you need

    Clean modern and everything you need. Secluded but a brisk walk to the beach and close to town.

    Grooverider 100%|15x Jun 2016

  • Beautiful inside, quiet and private ??

    Beautiful inside, quiet and private ??

    RhyanaW3 100%|1x May 2016

  • Lovely little spot perfect for two

    Lovely little spot perfect for two. Comfy bed, modern well equipped bathroom and kitchenette and peaceful bush setting.

    ursuor524 100%|5x May 2016

  • Fell in love with the place the second we walked in

    Fell in love with the place the second we walked in... Absolutely stunning and tranquil setting. Thanks so much! i think we've found our new little get away..

    Natesowter 100%|1x May 2016

  • Great couples place to stay, freshly quality build with everything you need

    Great couples place to stay, freshly quality build with everything you need. Definitely coming back. Easy walk to beach.

    AndrewEl2 100%|2x Apr 2016

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