Sited at the top of the Onetangi Hill, in a crow's nest position, Cape Retreat is totally private - surrounded by expansive gardens and breathtaking views to the north, west and east. This beautifully renovated beach-style house has been completely rebuilt as a luxury hideaway.
The meticulously planned ground floor living areas open up through 10 glass sliders onto a spacious two-level deck where guests can relax with a chilled glass of wine on Coast beanbags and outdoor loungers. The decks overlook the 13 metre long in ground pool which disappears over an infinity edge. On an island renowned for fabulous views, this spot is truly breathtaking. Window seats frame the ground floor area and there are sunny spots throughout the house for everyone to curl up with a book and relax. Comfortable lounges, a fully equipped luxury kitchen, large dining area and seamless indoor/outdoor flow makes this home perfect for stylish entertaining.
There is one bedroom and bathroom on the main level of the house. The master bedroom/ensuite shower room opening to a large deck (with amazing views over the headlands) and a second bedroom with three single beds are on the upper level. Between the upstairs bedrooms is a sunny living area which also opens on to the deck.
The adjacent studio, linked by a bridge walkway, houses another queen bed, one single bed and bathroom. There is also a second TV area with comfy beanbags.
This home works beautifully in all seasons. Amenities include, SKY television, Chromecast, Bose wireless speaker, great books to read & board games. Outside grounds stretch out towards the emerald waters of the westerly coastline of Waiheke and there is plenty of room to play games or picnic in the garden.
Cape Retreat is a stunning property and a holiday here will surely be one to remember.
Bed configuration: Bedroom 1 - king bed, Bedroom 2 - queen bed, Bedroom 3 - 3 single beds, Studio - 1 queen bed & 1 single bed.
Please note: The property is a private retreat, gatherings, functions or group activities are not permitted. No shoes inside the house. No outside noise after 10pm. Pool cover must be used when the pool is not in use. The water system at the property means this is a shower-only house (no baths). For young children, an insert child bath is available. An exit cleaning/linen fee of $250 applies to each booking. All bookings require a $1000 cash bond payable 7 days prior to arrival.
Minimum stays: 7 nights mid December to end January, 4 nights February and Easter, 3 nights March and other holiday weekends, 2 nights at all other times. Discounts may apply, depending on seasonality, for longer stays.
To enquire or ask a question about Cape Retreat, please email us [email protected]
- Wi-Fi access
- Swimming Pool
- Sea Views
- Boat Parking
- BBQ Gas
- Bluetooth Sound System
- Coffee/Tea Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Clothes Washer
- DVD Player
- Full Kitchen
- Guest House
- Hair Dryer
- Ironing Board
- Ipod Dock
- Linen Included
- Mobile Coverage
- Nespresso Machine
- Outdoor Seating
- Outdoor fire
- Passenger Ferry (Matiatia) over 10K
- Vehicle Ferry (Kennedy Point) within 10K
- Airfield within 5K
- Boat Launch within 3K
- Supermarket within 5K
- walk to Onetangi Beach
- within 5K to Cafes
- within 5K to Golf Course
- within 5K to Playground
- within 5K to Restaurants
- within 5K to Saturday Farmers Market
- within 5K to Shopping
- within 5K to Whakanewha Beach
- within 5K to Batch Winery and Restaurant
- within 5K to Frenchmans Hill Estate Vineyard
- within 5K to Miro Vineyard and Casita Miro Restaurant
- within 5K to Obsidian Vineyard
- within 5K to Peacock Sky Vineyard and Restaurant
- within 5K to Poderi Crisci Vineyard and Restaurant
- within 5K to Stonyridge Vineyard and Restuarant
- within 5K to Te Motu Vineyard and Restaurant
- within 5K to Te Whau Vineyard and Restaurant
What a fabulous stay we had at your gorgeous home! It was such special time for us to get together with extended family, which is rare. And to be able to do it in such a spectacular Waiheke home truly made for wonderful memories. The house manager, Lenka, was very welcoming and thorough with instructions on how everything worked which was much appreciated! Everything was there that we needed... including a high chair and cot for our baby. The home is very well set up which made for a relaxing stay! Thank you very much for sharing your home with us. What a treat!
Kate - Feb, 2020
The house is even better than shown on the website with four spacious and well appointed seating areas plus indoor and outdoor dining spaces. The relaxed decor and uncluttered spaces provide a feeling of peace throughout. Kitchen is exceptionally well equipped to boot. We loved it all.
Jacqui - Dec, 2019
My family (including three young daughters) and I stayed in Claire's perfectly-appointed home in March 2019, holidaying from the U.S. The home has been thoughtfully and tastefully remodeled and decorated, with sweeping views from every room and a lovely pool and deck area. We loved it so much that we considered re-routing our trip to spend a few more days on Waiheke. That proved too difficult so we look forward to a second a longer visit next year. The island is fantastic, with beautiful beaches, hiking, wineries and restaurants. I very highly recommend this wonderful property.
Tony - Mar, 2019
Absolutely lovely stay. The house was immaculate and the view is stunning. Our stay was perfect and cannot wait to come back again. It is tucked away up high with the most amazing sunset. Photos don’t do the place justice. Can not wait to return to this incredible property.
Sam - Feb, 2019
Second time now I have stayed here and it just gets better! Great new outdoor bean bags were perfect for lounging around on the deck! This is one special place and highly recommend it! I will be back :) Thanks to Claire and Lenka for the ease of booking and getting keys and touched by the bottle of Champagne for my 40th! Could not have wished to have spent my birthday anywhere else!
Helen - Nov, 2018
This is a fabulous house that reminded us of some of the sophisticated villas we have rented on St Barts. The views (which are extraordinary) match too. The house is very comfortable with plenty of room to sit both inside and out. We didn't lack for anything during our stay. All around a great experience. Can't wait to go back.
Richard - Nov, 2018
This is a really beautiful place. The pictures cannot possibly do justice to the feeling of the place. We loved it so much that we extended our stay. The house is really well suited for couples or families and whilst being stunning, is so relaxed and comfortable. Claire has created an amazing "retreat" that we only left to have lunch or dinner at the vineyards or stroll down to the beach. I can't recommend it highly enough. Everything you could need during your stay is provided for.
Brent - Apr, 2018
This "Bach" (if you can call it that) is absolutely fantastic. I had international guest over with me and they were blown away by the house, views and location. I would highly recommend this "Bach" to everyone looking for an experience on Waiheke with that little bit extra..
Hayden - Jun, 2014
This is a beautiful and spacious home in the most exquisite setting, and the house is superbly equipped. There is nothing that it doesn't have, and the fixtures/fittings and furnishings are to a really high standard. The views are gorgeous in all directions, and the pool was a real treat on Waiheke when so many houses don't have them. We enjoyed an absolutely perfect 10 days there and didn't want to leave! Thankyou for letting us share this slice of paradise...:)
KarenH - Feb, 2014
The view was stunning especially with the infinity pool. House was lovely with modern kitchen and shower was awesome
Thornce - Nov, 2013
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