Orongo Bay Homestead


Private and spacious, The Retreat is flooded with light from its two sets of French doors and bay window. Views of the trees, lawns and little lake make this the perfect place for a long weekend. Rains bring the splash of water burbling over the nearby spillway to the lower pond. Heated tiled floors keep you cosy, and comfort is assured by the orthopaedic super-king bed with feather and down pillows and duvet. In your ensuite, a full size bath looks over the pond while a walk-in shower adds extra convenience. The Retreat was architect-designed with special access needs in mind.

This is a favourite honeymoon or “let’s reconnect” suite; it is your own world while you are here. Naturally there’s Nespresso and a small fridge – and we provide wine glasses, as our list is tempting.

At night, guests here can sometimes hear the endangered Kiwi birds in our woods, see the curious morepork in the close trees, or watch the rare native Brown Teal ducks that breed on the lake yet are tame enough to be fed by hand from the decks. In this blissful setting, it is quite common for summer guests to sleep securely, with doors open to nature.

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