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Introducing Mawhiti, a luxurious new residence on Waiheke Island with a magnificent waterfront setting.

Winter Promotion: Stay for 3 and pay for 2Book 3 consecutive nights and get the third night free. Available from 01 May to 20 October 2024 (except for public holidays).

Mawhiti translates to ‘escape’; the very essence of what this home was designed to invoke: peace, tranquillity, and serenity.  

Mawhiti enjoys all day sun, magnificent views sloping down to a private beach with pristine, crystal clear water. Expect extraordinary sunsets looking out to Rangitoto and the twinkling lights of the city in the far distance. A retreat for the senses all just a few minutes away from the fabulous restaurants and amenities of Oneroa and the nearby ferry.

Designed by award-winning firm Stevens Lawson Architects, the home features a series of living pavilions with soaring vaulted ceilings. The design was an intentional complement to the “Gateway Pavilion” - an architectural masterpiece commissioned for the 2017 Sculpture on the Gulf event which the owners acquired for the property in 2017. The Gateway was originally designed as the New Zealand submission for the Venice Architectural Biennale in 2012. 

The residence features a large living pavilion with an open fireplace,  a chef’s kitchen and extended scullery with the latest appliances. The architects have cleverly designed multiple living and entertaining spaces to relax inside and out, with a large entertainment deck featuring a state of the art barbeque.

Four large, equal-sized bedrooms all have direct outdoor access with infinity sea views. All bedrooms feature superking beds, all with luxurious ensuite bathrooms with private courtyards.  

New Zealand art features prominently in the house, including sculptures by award-winning Waiheke artist Anton Forde. 

Mawhiti is a beautiful combination of art, architecture and luxury with unparalleled views of the Hauraki Gulf and its uninhabited islands. Waiheke’s fantastic beaches, vineyards and restaurants are all on offer and only moments away, but you may never want to leave this ultimate escape. 

Please note: Minimum stays - 5 nights between Christmas and mid January,  3 nights holiday weekend, 2 nights all other times. Rates are based on four guests.  A $100 per person, per night fee applies to guests 5 to 8.  A cash bond of $1000 is required for a stay at Mawhiti.  Stay of less than 3 nights incur a $500 cleaning and linen set up fee. Beach towels can also be hired for $5 per person, per stay.

To enquire or ask a question about Mawhiti, please email us [email protected]  We look forward to hearing from you.

A vehicle is available to book with this property.  Please enquire for rates and availability.

At Stay Waiheke we offer a wide range of services for guests in residence including provisioning, private cheffing, beach towel hire, transport, tours, child minding and housekeeping.  Advance bookings recommended.  Please contact our team for assistance with your itinerary.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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Features & Amenities

  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • BBQ Gas
  • Coffee/Tea Provided
  • Clothes Washer
  • Fan(s)
  • Hair Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Nespresso Machine
  • Sky
  • Smart TV
  • Fireplace
  • Boat Parking
  • Beach Towels
  • Chromecast
  • Deck
  • Freeview
  • Iron
  • Mobile Coverage
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Sky Sports
  • Underfloor Heating
  • Sea Views
  • Apple TV
  • Bluetooth Sound System
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Full Kitchen
  • Ironing Board
  • Netflix
  • Outdoor Tub
  • Sky Movies
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Map & Local Attractions

  • Passenger Ferry (Matiatia) within 10K
  • Airfield over 10K
  • Within 5K To Cafes
  • Within 5K to Restaurants
  • Within 5K to Onetangi Beach
  • Within 5K to Cable Bay Vineyard and Restaurant
  • Vehicle Ferry (Kennedy Point) within 10K
  • Supermarket within 5K
  • Within 5K To Playground
  • Within 5K to Shopping
  • Within 5K to Blackpool Beach
  • Within 5K to Mudbrick Vineyard and Restaurant


Amazing place. Great location great view. Design is magical. Colors and everything matches. Just the best place ever for a holiday. Breathless sceneries. Hopefully in my life I could come back again.

Jun - Sep, 2022

We had a very restful and relaxing stay at Mawhiti in a gorgeous setting : the sculpture which was the inspiration of the house was magical and the house itself was serene, fully equipped and beautifully designed . We will return after a fabulous and flawless experience!

Helene - Jan, 2022

It was a one of a kind lifetime experience for my family and I - we had the most relaxing, beautiful and bonding experience celebrating a special birthday and new years. With a wonderful host who gave us best restaurant recommendations and quickly responding to all our questions, it was undeniably a stay we’ll never forget. The views, the tranquility, the gentle waves crashing - thank you

Rosa - December 2023

The one word that describes this place. Epic! We will be returning many times in the future

Laurie - May, 2024

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  • 4
  • 8
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Rates NZ$ 2400 to NZ$ 3750 per night