Unique DesignStunning Views
Paroa Retreat, Award Winning Luxury
Paroa Retreat, Award Winning Luxury
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2.5 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2.5 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

Paroa Retreat won the Supreme House of the Year Award in 2008. Located just 10km from Russell you are surrounded by views. Watch the sunset over the bush clad hills, the yachts sailing in the Bay of Islands or the abundant bird life on the lawn.

The space

Paroa Retreat is finished to the highest standard in a minimalistic style, with little to detract from the enjoyment of the peaceful location. There is a large living area, designer kitchen and an open plan study for day time activities. The master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite. Two other bedrooms have access to the second bathroom and a separate toilet. There are two queen size beds, a double sofa bed and a day bed.

Guest access

Free wireless internet, Freeview and streaming television and a Sonos sound system for entertainment.

Paroa Retreat is furnished in a minimalistic style with designer furniture throughout. The kitchen is fully equipped with cooking utensils, crockery, cutlery and glassware.

All linen is provided, including bedding towels and bathrobes. A washing machine and dryer are included.

Interaction with guests

The house is yours to enjoy the peace and quiet of this lovely location.

Other things to note

Paroa Retreat is like no other in the Bay of Islands and is extremely unique. It is more than a house it is a work of art.


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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

Please treat this lovely house with respect as you would your own home.

Strictly no smoking.

Paroa Retreat is not suitable for young children, under 10.

Paroa Retreat is on tank water supply, so please conserve water where possible.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

31 Reviews

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Sonia User Profile
March 2017
This is a very special home. If you like modern living with extraordinary views you will love this home . There is every amenity you could ever want. It is perfectly organized, etc... Very unique and special stay. Jeff and Lisa were very helpful with directions and advice about walks etc, 5 stars! Sonia and Madeleine , Chicago USA

Rowan User Profile
March 2017
An amazing place and an amazing spot. We had a lovely few days here. Loved the little details ans especially the Champagne and chocolates awaiting us!

Emily User Profile
February 2017
Jeff's place was one of the most beautiful places I've ever stayed. The home was an absolute paradise. It was close enough to Russell and the ferry to Opua to shop, grab meals, and take advantage of excursions - but also secluded enough that we felt extremely comfortable leaving the windows and doors open all day enjoying the Bay of Islands breeze. The scenery is unsurpassed. Jeff's food recommendations and directions (with recommendations on where to stop on the drive up from Auckland) we're also quite amazing. Thank you so much!!

Sally User Profile
February 2017
We can't recommend this property highly enough. It more than lives up to the images and the views from all the windows are simply stunning. Communication with Jeff was excellent and all instructions fully comprehensive. The house is very well equipped, containing everything needed for self catering. The kitchen equipment in particular is very comprehensive. The beds are very comfortable and the house is so private we felt able to sleep with the blinds open in order to admire the views as the sun came up. A fabulous house.

Darshan User Profile
February 2017
Paroa Retreat is beautiful, functional, and well appointed. Truly a luxury retreat. I'm amazed this type of home is available for guests to enjoy. Don't pass up the opportunity to experience it for yourself.

Susan User Profile
January 2017
Will satisfy the most discerning guest. Can't fault it.

Lesley User Profile
November 2016
Gorgeous view - regardless of the weather - from every window. Fantastic house with everything you could possible need at your fingertips. The kitchen was impressively organized and well stocked with whatever you could possible think you might need to cook a gourmet meal! The level of cleanliness was superlative - which I appreciate as one of the most important things in any place that I stay. Simply fantastic.

New ZealandJoined in December 2013
Jeff User Profile

My partner Gail and I own a fantastic property in the Bay of Islands.

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