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A quiet,secluded natural bush setting set on a 10 acre Penninsula with panoramic uninterrupted seaviews,Northfacing,but only 3 minutes drive to Paihia Central.Bush walks,great Fishing,native bird life and access to the Coastal Walkway A perfect home away from Home ,Friendly Hospitality ,Relaxed Genuine Kiwi Owners ,on site. Prepare to be spoilt.A great place to base your Complete Northland Holiday
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Room features
Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
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The property is a basic holiday chalet, clean and functional, small kitchen and a basic bathroom. Nice sitting room and the shower was really good. However the view was to die for! We were in number 7 and couldn't get over the view of the bay from the balcony. It was
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The Retreat is a set of chalets located on the top of hill overlooking Paihia and the bay. Each one has a balcony facing the sea as well as a kitchen, lounge, bedroom and toilet/shower. There's also good car parking. The view is outstanding, as is the service provided. My host
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An absolute dream staying here. The owner Kanishak is kind and friendly. The room clean and has everything required for a comfortable stay. The view cannot be beaten. A beautiful place. One of our highlights in NZ. Highly recommended.
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Response from Resort818476, Owner at The Retreat
Responded 7 Nov 2018
Dear Deidre & Chris, We are so humbled by your lovely comments & your time in providing a review. It was an absolute pleasure to host you & the opportunity to meet you :) . we extend a warm invite to you & your friends and family to visit us very soon. We hope that your onwards journey was excellent as well. Thank you again please accept our Warm Regards from The Retreat Sasha & Kanishak
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I received a warm welcome from the owner of the Retreat Paihia. He informed me about all the possibilities to experience the nice area. The accommodation was large and it had a big kitchen which I was not using. I enjoyed the view from the terrace. I can recommend the Retreat.
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Response from Resort818476, Owner at The Retreat
Responded 28 Oct 2018
Dear Peter, It was indeed a pleasure hosting you ! We are grateful to you for your most kind comments & taking time to review us. We hope your onward journey was fantastic. We had some great conversations & we extend a warm invite to you & your family to visit us very soon again. We are humbled to read your comments & we will be working on your feedback to improve our facilities. Regards Sasha & Kanishak
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This place is a gem set in a tranquil area, sunny, with beaut 180 degree views of the water. Sasha and Kanishak were helpful, friendly and even upgraded me from a studio to apartment because they had one spare during my visit. Hoodie the cat was a bonus surprise, a friendly and
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Response from Resort818476, Owner at The Retreat
Responded 10 Oct 2018
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your lovely review & kind comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us & our cat hoodie says thank you ! as welll :) We are lucky enough to have had the opportunity to host you. We are certainly looking forward to hosting you & your friends at the Retreat. We hope your journey home was pleasant & you are looking forward to summer season. Please accept our sincere gratitude. Regards, The Retreat Sasha & Kanishak & hoodie :)
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Primary Views of the Bay of Islands
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The view from our room
Tranquil, sunny, with great views
Tranquil, sunny, with great views
"Ask for one of the chalets towards the top of the hill to be away from the reception area."
"best views, clean room, friendly host, free wifi, free parking"
"Ask for a bay view room"
"Room 8 is excellent."
"Unit 8 was situated up higher still than some of the others and surrounded in bush. We would choose this one again."
US$80 - US$194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionBay of IslandsPaihia
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