Comfortable Beachfront homestay accommodation in a magnificent peaceful setting right on the Pacific Ocean. Relax in your Home away from Home - the white sands and surf of Medlands Beach are less than 50m away. Special diets catered for & you're welcome to use the kitchen or join me for a shared meal.
I have a guest room in my house or self-contained Garden Chalet option - its your choice
The wood-fire makes for a very cost winter w/e away from it all and the beach is stunning in all weather.
Welcome to Aotea and Great Barrier Island's pristine East Coast paradise surf beach which provides the magnificent setting for your relaxing holiday. WaiOra Beach Retreat is a spacious 2 bedroom Eco-retreat and family home, with self-contained Garden Chalet, and has been purpose built for beachfront living.
I have a full off-grid power system supplied mostly by solar panels, solar/ gas hot water and a very cosy wood-fire for cooler/winter nights, providing year round comfortable living- so come for a winter w/e way from it all....and the beach will be all yours !
The large front deck provides fabulous outdoor living and back deck gives private access to the guest bedroom and flows into the garden. This fabulous home-stay guesthouse offers real homely comfort, with peaceful rural outlook and the sounds of the ocean and nature to lull you to sleep.
This Island Retreat has a strong focus on holistic well-being, healing with nature and your total R&R. I can help you plan, book and arrange activities, local holistic therapies and transport for your island holiday as required. I invite you to join me on a Forest/Beach Therapy guided walk for an experience you will remember and this may change the way you look at and appreciate Nature !
I know you will want to come back again and again....
Large private bedroom with own entrance.
Comfortable super king or twin king single beds, plus extra mattress (extra charge applies). Portacot available.
100% cotton linen and luxury silk duvet/pillows.
Breakfast is available when Vicky is at home - please inquire- includes organic coffee, herb teas, and delicious home-made pancakes/cooked/continental breakfast options- special diets catered for with notice. Shared evening meals also an option.
Shared kitchen, bathroom and living room.
Large decks front and back & attractive gardens.
Gluten-free/dairy-free/vegetarian diets catered for ( 3 days notice - small extra charge may be applied).
DVD/TV in living room.
Shared kitchen if required, with shared meals on offer
One-party bookings ensure privacy.
Separate fully self-contained Garden Chalet also available, with queen mattress and single bed option - please inquire or check website: (website hidden).
Other things to note
Our shops carry a good basic range of fresh and packaged foods and many organic products, but can be expensive so its good to come prepared. There are no banks on island but all shops take Eftpos- and bringing some cash is an advantage. Many areas do not have adequate cellphone coverage or wi-fi. There is no mains electricity on the island so leave your hair driers and electric jugs at home ! Water is a also a precious commodity here as most of us run on rain water tanks which we manage very carefully in Summer. Waste and rubbish disposal are a major issue for us so composting and recycling where possible is much (URL HIDDEN) run on rain water tanks which we manage very carefully in Summer. Waste and rubbish disposal are a major issue for us so composting and recycling where possible is much appreciated.
No Smoking in or around the house.
We respect everyone's right to total R&R in this retreat environment so appreciate quiet after 10pm. We would also like you to respect our family home and all other guests and helpers who are staying here.
Pets welcome on negotiation.
Your privacy is respected at all times, however I also really enjoy meeting new people and sharing my island paradise lifestyle with all its special and magical places so the choice is yours completely.
Come with me on an adventure- I offer sensory-based guided Forest and Beach Therapy walks for an experience with a difference that may change the way you see and interact with Nature !
I also offer 1:1 Flower Essence Therapy consultations to give clarity and support through life's ups and downs using Native NZ flower and plant essences.
Originally from Bath, UK I have called Great Barrier Island home for almost 30 yrs. I have 2x adult children, 1x teenager and 1x baby grandson all living away from home. I work part-time running holiday accommodation and a home-based healing practice working with Nature and forest therapy and Native NZ plant remedies for emotional balance and holistic well-being. I love music and movies, and run a small community choir. I also am passionate about my beach lifestyle, the elements and nature and I love to share my special island home with friends family and visitors from around the world. I also love to travel, meet new people and eat different foods. My vice is dark chocolate ! I also love to try new things, enjoy adventures and will give most things a go. You will be well looked after here and treated as family, but your privacy will also be respected so interaction will be as much or as little as you want.