A luxury Sante Fe style couple's retreat. Set in serene park-like grounds, it reminds of a lush, desert oasis with backdrop of bush, harbour and city lights. A one bedroom luxury apartment, with stepped facades, down to luxury 10 metre lagoon swimming pool, home gym and sauna. Relax, unwind and explore the beautiful Waitakeres.
A resort holiday suitable for a couple wanting an escape, on their honeymoon, a health retreat, some recovery time or a single business traveller wanting sometime for themselves amongst their busy working schedule. With a luxury fully equipped apartment, from a gourmet kitchen, to a twin shower with a glass wall that opens out onto lush native bush of the wonderful park-like grounds of the Waitakeres, 3 stories high. Indoor breakfast bar or dinner table or step out onto the balcony to dine and take a breath of fresh air and be on top of the beautiful native bush surroundings, looking down to the luxury swimming pool, which lights up at night to be in magical heaven.
Pool: The pool has a walk under rock waterfall and a swim up bar beneath a thatched roof cabana. The pool also has shower and toilet facilities. Please note over the cooler months the pool sits around 15-18 degrees, which is when you can take advantage of the sauna to warm your cockles and detoxify your body and then dive into the cold pool. The health benefits are endless from increasing alertness, improving circulation and immunity, stimulates weight loss, improves mood and eases stress, soothes aches and pains....
The peak time for swimming is November through to April, during this time the pool is heated to 28 degrees.
Sauna: You will find sauna at bottom of stairs down beside garage. Saunas are a great tool to relax, to meditate, to warm your cockles and detoxify your body. Very important to rehydrate following.
Meditation: meditation and relaxation DVDs in our selection provided.
Health and Fitness: we are all about promoting health and fitness. You will find fitness programmes in the gym.
Yoga: We recommend Anita Goa on YouTube for free subscription and she has all levels of practice. You can utilise our mats and wifi to have your own personal instructor to walk you through in our gym with yoga mats.
Gym: The gym is beneath the apartment with yoga mats, machine/free weights, a step bench and skipping ropes provided.
Outdoors: There are also many other activities such as biking and hiking during your exploration of the beautiful Waitakeres. All information is provided in our indepth manual found in apartment. All local attractions are listed with maps included and online links for more information. For more information go to Regional Parks Auckland Council Govt NZ Waitakere Ranges.
Relax and Unwind: enjoy a book, a magazine, listen to some music or watch a DVD movie from the selection provided.
Surfing: We are most fortunate to be close to the famous surf beach Piha, known for its big waves for the 'hardcore' surfer. It is a 40 minute drive away and their is a great Piha Cafe.
Located down a quiet cal-de-sac and a private right-of-way with a beautiful reserve opposite to us, our Couples Retreat is located on park like grounds, through large security gates, past the main house to your private accommodation and off street parking, so you are nestled away in beautiful serene surroundings.
Other things to note
Laingholm in the Waitakeres is a beautiful small community. We have a local superette for any small items you require. Our local village is Titirangi full of cafes and restaurants, a supermarket, petrol station, art gallery, theatre, hair and beauty salons and all you could possibly need with just an 7 minute drive. Our closest shopping mall and town is 20 minutes drive at New Lynn, along with the Train Station, which will take you all over Auckland. The Auckland International Airport is 30 kms away.
Dining In: if you do not wish to drive anywhere, there are food delivery options such as Hells Pizza Titirangi for salads and pizza, or Bollywood Indian Titirangi or if you wish to cook yourself with your fully equipped kitchen, you can have food delivered to your door through countdown online.
Adventure: If you are looking for adventure the Waitakeres has a lot to offer, such as hiking and biking tracks, surf beaches and more. We have full details in your in house manual provided.
No more than two people allowed on premises at any time, no parties or loud music, it is a couples retreat, pool area closes at 9.00 pm. The environment is peaceful and for those who want a quiet retreat into nature and health.
My husband and I live on premises in separate dwelling, private from yours, so are here if required.
We are lovers of life, adventure, health, food, music, exercise, travel and new experiences.
"Life Begins Outside Your Comfort Zone".