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Makoha Retreat

6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 3 baths
Watch as sailboats navigate Tutukaka Harbour from the furnished balcony at this modern villa in northern New Zealand. Feel the cool sea breeze as you finish off your morning espresso. Then, head inside for a quick bite at the breakfast bar before heading out to explore New Zealand. A great place to snap a few pictures and work on your tan is Whale Bay Beach, named for its most famous visitors.
Designed with the view in mind, Makoha Retreat’s floor-to-ceiling windows let you fully enjoy the harbour, especially in the unobstructed corner of the living room. An open-concept layout makes it easy to gather the group for dinner, casual hangouts, and even while someone is working away in the kitchen. After dinner, treat the group to a locally crafted bottle of wine in the terrace lounge.
When the sun has set, get behind the wet bar and unleash your inner mixologist, turn up the sound system, or let the entertainer in your group show off on the piano. Later, when it cools off, move the party to the hot tub and melt any lingering stress away. In the morning, burn some of those calories off with the exercise equipment or take the kayak or stand-up paddleboard out for a spin.
Feeling adventurous? It’s time to try scuba diving at the Poor Knights Islands. Forged by an ancient volcano, this series of islands is home to a vast array for sea creatures and corals, as well as the world’s largest sea cave, Rikoriko. Keep going to Sandy Bay and take a surfing lesson at one of the country’s most popular spots. If you’re not into surfing, the beach is perfect for picnics and horseback riding.
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  • Bedroom 1 - Master: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower, Dual vanity, Direct access to terrace, Outdoor furniture, View of Tutukaka Harbour
  • Bedroom 2: King size bed, Shared access to hall bathroom with shower/bathtub combo
  • Bedroom 3: Queen size bed, Shared access to hall bathroom with stand-alone rain shower, Direct access to garden, View of Tutukaka Harbour
  • Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Formal dining area with seating for 8
  • Dishwasher
  • Espresso machine
  • Gas fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Satellite television
  • Smart TV
  • Piano
  • Surround sound
  • Exercise equipment
  • Wetbar 
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • View of Tutukaka Harbour
  • Hot tub - heating included
  • Alfresco dining with seating for 6
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Kayak
  • Stand-up paddleboard
  • Parking - 2 spaces
Extra cost (advance notice may be required):
  • Villa pre-stocking
  • Airport transfer
  • Activities & excursions
  • Chef services
  • Spa services 
Points of Interest:
  • 5 minute drive to Tutukaka Harbour
  • 5 minute drive to Tutukaka Marina
  • 29 km to city of Whangarei 
Beach Access:
  • 9 km to Matapouri Beach
  • 10 km to Whale Bay
  • 36 km to Whangarei Airport (WRE)
  • 212 km to Auckland International Airport (AKL)
Sleeping arrangements
Ensuite bathroom, King bed, Terrace
Bedroom 2
Queen bed

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Hot tub
Surround sound system
Wet bar
Smart TV
Satellite TV
Indoor fireplace
Air conditioning
Exercise equipment
Espresso machine
+ 3 more
Tutukaka, New Zealand
Whangarei Airport
40 min(s) drive
Auckland International Airport
173 min(s) drive
Matapouri Beach
12 min(s) drive
Whale Bay
12 min(s) drive
Points of Interest
Tutukaka Marina
4 min(s) drive
Tutukaka Harbour
5 min(s) drive
31 min(s) drive
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