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Laingholm Luxury Retreat with Pool, Sauna & Gym
Laingholm Luxury Retreat with Pool, Sauna & Gym
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 baths
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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.

The space

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.

Guest access

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.

Business travel
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Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 2PM - 8PM
Check out by 11AM
Security deposit is $300

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.


6 Reviews

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John User Profile
February 2017
Fantastic views and facilities with attention to detail. A magical getaway spot to wind down & relax. Some great areas to explore nearby including Titirangi village with the impressively designed Te Uru gallery, plenty of cafe & restaurants, and abundance of native bush walk options. Very much enjoyed. Thanks Rebecca for a great stay.

Shamin User Profile
March 2017
Such a great space! Well designed and Rebecca is an outstanding host :)

Beth User Profile
February 2017
Words can't describe how absolutely wonderful this experience has been. Rebecca has put some much love and energy into creating an amazing, restorative, and peaceful experience I don't want to leave. Let's start with the views, the bush and ocean views are amazing. There are four sets of french doors and large kitchen windows that fold open to create wonderful island breezes with all the sounds of nature. The private, infinity pool has a waterfall and swim-up bar that made each day fun. I took advantage of the gym and sauna too. The kitchen is gourmet, two oven gas stove with high end stainless appliances, fully stocked with organic and free-range breakfast including Rebecca's scrumptious homemade bread. I loved it so much here I didn't go out for one meal, cooked in every night sitting out on the private patio enjoying the breeze and views. The double shower with a wall of glass let's you feel liked you're showering outdoors. Scrumptious sheets and towels, tons of books, magazine, music, and movies. I took advantage of it all. I was traveling for work solo and couldn't wait to "get home" every night can't want to bring my husband back with me. I don't want to leave. Thank you Rebecca for creating the ultimate experience! I am grateful. This is New Zealand's best kept secret! Beth

Alysha Carmen User Profile
February 2017
Absolutely gorgeous home. Extremely luxurious with all the small, important touches of a warm home. Rebecca is very sweet and perfectly attentive. There if you need her but offers plenty of privacy. We definitely bookmarked her home for future trips!

Mark User Profile
January 2017
This place is absolutely amazing. Rebecca was an exceptional host, very easy to deal with, great communication leading up to our stay, made sure in advance that everything we could possibly desire was available food- and accommodation-wise. This was the perfect place to begin our honeymoon. The pool is great and the views are beautiful. The breakfast supplies are delicious. Titirangi is an easy drive away for meals out, and you're in the Waitakeres surrounded by heaps of bushwalking options. The ideal retreat.

Matthew User Profile
January 2017
Our stay was really relaxing. The apartment is lovely, and Rebecca was welcoming and provided generous supplies for breakfast. The location is nice and secluded with great views, though a short drive to Titirangi for cafes and shopping. Overall we really enjoyed our stay.
Rebecca User Profile
Response from Rebecca:
Am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we certainly hope to have you back again. I noticed you had pizza, I hope you had that delivered to you, to save you the drive. And if you ever make it back, I will be happy to drop you in to Titirangi for dinner and pick you up. We can also arrange food to be delivered to you, to make your stay even more relaxing, so you do not have to drive anywhere. In due course I will also have an inhouse menu that you can order home cooked meals from. Thanks again for staying with us, it was a pleasure to have you. You were my first guests. Kind Regards Rebecca.
January 2017

Auckland, New ZealandJoined in January 2016
Rebecca User Profile
Interaction with guests

My husband and I live on premises in separate dwelling, private from yours, so are here if required.

About Rebecca

We are lovers of life, adventure, health, food, music, exercise, travel and new experiences.

"Life Begins Outside Your Comfort Zone".

Languages: English

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