Jacuzzi and Breakfast High Table on Guest’s Personal Terrace
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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We are a luxury B & B, on a hill just south of Paihia, within a 10-minute walk to all the restaurants in town. All of three guest rooms are on the north and ocean facing side of the building and have floor to ceiling sliding glass doors, through which an expansive and spectacular sea view is visible. The sliding glass doors open onto your own private terrace with your personal hot tub, breakfast table and a small garden full of unique New Zealand flora and fauna.

The space

Just a ten-minute walk from central Paihia, Tarltons Lodge provides quick access to all local amenities, restaurants, tours and beaches, as well as assuring a complete escape from any hustle and bustle.
We hear from our many satisfied guests, and read in their Trip Advisor reviews, that the two overall memorable aspects of our Lodge are the awesome panoramic ocean view and the tranquil silence and absence of any traffic noise, yet still only a 7-minute walk to the town.
With respect to this commanding sea view, from the moment you enter Tarltons Lodge and walk out onto the lower terrace or the upper balcony, the 170-degree ocean panorama owns you. When you wake up in the morning and look out from your king size bed, the view is there. Additionally, throughout most of the year at dawn, the sunrises erupt in a kaleidoscope of riotous colour which floods into your room and assaults your vision.

Guest access

Access to your private section of the terrace is by a staircase, exclusive to your use.
The lounge upstairs if part of our, Peter & Katalina's private residence, however we do serve breakfast there in the morning if the weather is poor.

Interaction with guests

Peter & Katalina who manage and live on premise and are available to assist you with any help you may need. On occasion, we are assisted in managing the lodge by our daughter, Natasha. We can be reached by phone, which numbers can be found in the black information folders we provide you with, in the rooms. When away from the lodge, we are generally only 10-15 minutes away should you require our urgent assistance for anything.

Other things to note

Each of our three guest rooms have been designed solely with your privacy, relaxation and pleasure in mind. We do not accept young children or nor pets on the premises (no matter how much we love both). No smoking is permitted on the lower guest room floor and terrace, however, we do provide a designated smoking area on the upper floor porch facing the car park.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM

Tarlton's Lodge is the ultimate haven to relax and re-energize. To be treated as your home away from home. We do not tolerate kindly to noisy or inconsiderate guests that may disrupt the stay of others. Our general rule: Treat others as you want to be treated.
-No pets
-No children
-No parties


14 Reviews

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Mathew User Profile
November 2016
We had an absolute blast at Peter & Catalina's place. They were very friendly and welcoming. The place was very clean and comfortable. The spa was kept in pristine condition. AMAZING view as shown in all their photos. Breakfast provided was very delicious. We have stayed in quite a few Airbnb but this is by far our favourite. We will definitely visit again when we get a chance.

Shyrmagne User Profile
May 2016
The host canceled this reservation 4 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Mark User Profile
May 2016
We stayed for 2 separate nights at Tarlton's, in two different rooms. Both were amazing and the stunning views could be seen from the comfort of bed or spa. The hosts were very friendly and accommodating. We'll be back. Thanks :)
Natasha User ProfileNatasha is a superhost.
Response from Natasha:
Thanks Mark & Claire for your review. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip north.
May 2016

David User Profile
February 2017
If you want a luxury room with stunning views this is the place to stay. Wonderful location from which to enjoy and explore the Bay of Islands.

Kathryn User Profile
December 2016
First of all I would like to mention how welcoming and friendly Peter and Katalina were during our wonderful stay in Paihia. They gave us excellent recommendations for activities and restaurants in this lovely seaside town. Tartlon’s Lodge has one of the best views of the bay, a wonderful sight to wake up to each morning with our delicious breakfast – the best French Toast I have ever had! The accommodation is a short walk from the amenities, beach and attractions of Paihia and has a full entertainment system (blue ray and DVD player, iPod dock, TV) and, of course, the fantastic hot tub! Perfect to relax in after a long day of walking and sightseeing. The king-sized bed was very comfortable, and the waterfall shower was the best! A wonderful stay, worth every cent! A fantastic start to our honeymoon!

Jamie User Profile
December 2016
We absolutely loved our stay with Natasha, Peter, and Catalina. This Bnb is run by a local family, and they are absolutely lovely! We wish we had more time to get to know them better. They epitomize the meaning of hospitality and kindness. We stayed here for our honeymoon, and were provided the ideal combination of attention and privacy. The Bnb is truly one of a kind- romantic, private, while still local setting on the top of a hill overlooking the ocean is unparalleled. For the price u pay, which is perhaps equivalent or less than a resort, u get so much more- a private entrance and private hot tub overlooking ur own view of the ocean! We highly recommend Tarlton's Lodge, and already want to come back for our anniversary in the future.

Shawna User Profile
November 2016
such a delightful spot & exceptional host & hostess. the shower is amazing. breakfast options start the day off perfectly. we didn't want to leave. the views are bar none, tops

Northland, New ZealandJoined in January 2016
Natasha User ProfileNatasha is a superhost.

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