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Clifton Retreat

8 guests · 4 bedrooms · 4 baths
This low-key property is located on the beach with spectacular panoramic views of the rippling tide beyond. Scandanavian-inspired décor complements its laid-back interior design scheme, generously spaced out over 2 open-concept levels. Te Awanga, a quaint beachside community, is home to a wide-range of activities—including wineries, secluded swimming spots, and mom-and-pop dining experiences.
Supple sofas sit atop polished hardwood floors. Oversized windows illuminate the living space with rays of natural light. Meal prep is made easy in the state-of-the-art kitchen; why not switch things up and grill on the outdoor barbecue for a casual dinner at the wooden picnic table? The kids will enjoy being next to a playground—and you can conveniently keep an eye on them from the wraparound porch. Verdant foliage and a tall fence fringe an edge of the pool, ensuring a private atmosphere. In the evening, take a seat on the verandah to witness the sky come alive with tangerine hues as the sun sets over the horizon. 
A 15-minute drive takes you to friendly, quiet Havelock North where you can enjoy an espresso at an intimate café, walk through thriving art galleries, and taste the village’s celebrated, locally-cultivated honey. Just up the road, discover The Farm—a 5,000 acre chunk of land that’s home to the Gannet Colony and several miles of scenic Hawkes Bay coastline. An excursion to Napier, noted as one of the most significant Art Deco cities in the world, is a must-see.
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  • Bedroom 1: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Desk, Direct access to balcony, Bay view
  • Bedroom 2: King size bed (can be converted to 2 twins), Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Ceiling fan, Desk, Direct access to terrace, Garden view
  • Bedroom 3: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Ceiling fan, Direct access to terrace, Garden view
  • Bedroom 4: Queen size bed, Access to hallway bathroom with stand-alone shower, Direct access to terrace
  • Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Dishwasher
  • Espresso machine
  • Ice maker
  • Wine fridge
  • Kitchenette
  • Formal dining area with seating for 8
  • Wi-Fi
  • 2 Wood-burning fireplaces
  • Smart TV
  • Surround sound system
  • Air conditioning - common areas only
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • Hawke's Bay view
  • Swimming pool - heated mid-October until the end of April
  • Sun loungers
  • Alfresco dining with seating for 8
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor living space
  • Gas barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Parking - 3 spaces
  • Gated property
  • Security cameras - outward facing: front gate & pool fence
Extra cost (advance notice may be required):
  • Airport transfer
  • Private chef
  • Housekeeping
  • Villa pre-stocking
  • Activities & excursions
Points of Interest
  • 2 km to Elephant Hill Winery
  • 16 km to Black Barn Bistro & Cellar Door
  • 18 km to Craggy Range Vineyards
  • 39 km to Waimarama Beach 
Golf Access
  • 6 minute drive to Cape Kidnappers Golf Course
  • 28 km to Hastings Golf Course
  • 30 km to Hawkes Bay Golf Course
  • 25 km to Hawke's Bay Airport (NPE)
  • 161 km to Taupo Airport (TUO)
  • 325 km to Wellington Airport (WLG)
  • 423 km to Auckland Airport (AKL)
Sleeping arrangements
Balcony, Ensuite bathroom, King bed, Wifi
Bedroom 2
Ensuite bathroom, King bed, Terrace, Wifi
Bedroom 3
Ensuite bathroom, King bed, Terrace, Wifi
Bedroom 4
Queen bed, Wifi

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Natural-gas barbecue
Sun loungers
Wood-burning fireplace
Smart TV
Sound system
Air conditioning
Espresso machine
Outdoor seating
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Te Awanga, New Zealand
Hawke's Bay Airport
28 min(s) drive
Taupo Airport
128 min(s) drive
Wellington International Airport
261 min(s) drive
Auckland International Airport
316 min(s) drive
Waimarama Beach
38 min(s) drive
Cape Kidnappers Golf Club
6 min(s) drive
Hastings Golf Course
27 min(s) drive
Hawkes Bay Golf Course
28 min(s) drive
Points of Interest
Elephant Hill Estate & Winery
2 min(s) drive
Black Barn Bistro
14 min(s) drive
Craggy Range Vineyards
15 min(s) drive
Havelock North Pavilion
15 min(s) drive
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