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Come and unwind at Tara Retreat and relax in our self-contained studio. Wander through our gardens & pick your fresh salad to go with your BBQ. It is just two minutes' drive to Mangawhai Village and its Saturday morning market and is close to cafes, a golf course, lovely bush and coastal walks and many great beaches or kayak at the estuary. Bennetts chocolate factory or Te Whai Winery is a fave for visitors.

The space

Tara Retreat is a developing and evolving glamping and eco accommodation space that includes the cottage where you can enjoy your own private deck, lawn space and loungers with a lovely local wine on the deck in the afternoon sun.
There is a microwave, convection oven, fridge, hot plates and condiments provided to do your own cooking at the cottage OR you can cook award winning meat from the local butcher in the shared communal BBQ area, where you can also play boardgames or meet new friends.
A caravan is available for an extra friend or two (double bed) or you can pitch a small tent too - a separate shower/toilet block is available for their use. See - https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/16650736?eluid=0&euid=c1364e82-18da-c01c-bb41-b922d3213409

Tara Retreat has an onsite yoga, massage and naturopath studio where you can enjoy a massage, naturopath consult or an open or private yoga session while you are here, provided by your well qualified hosts.

The perfect place to unwind and enjoy Magical Mangawhai!

Massage & Natural Medicine consult - By appointment
Yoga Classes are $15 per class for casuals/drop-ins:
Wednesday: 6-7.15pm - Strength and stretch
Thursday 9-10.15am - Gentle flow & low impact
Saturday: 8-9.15am - Vinyasa - flowing movement to breath

Guest access

Own private area but are welcome to wander the gardens and help yourself to seasonal fruit & vegetables and discover the meditation deck in the bush. Enjoy the communal BBQ area with board games, disc golf chains & swing ball.

Interaction with guests

We live on the property so are generally around if you need to know anything and equally give guests peace & privacy.
There is a caravan for your extra flow to hire.

Other things to note

The cottage is fairly private but please be aware Tara Retreat is a retreat property - and there may be extra cars and people here attending yoga classes and natural health consults on other parts of the property.

Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 double bed

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price £50 / night
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

No smoking inside
As our place is unfenced, has open garden areas & bush, young children will have to be supervised

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Pet(s) live on property - 1 small dog & 2 cats
Some spaces are shared - We have an outdoor kitchen/BBQ area for all guests to use


Safety features
First aid kit

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26 Reviews

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Jane User Profile
July 2017
Great to place visit, chill and just be. Everything you need is just there. Comfee bed too :)
Glen User Profile
Response from Glen:
Hi Jane - that's so cool you got that place in Waipu - great news - you'll have to pop in some time for a yoga class! Thanks heaps for recommending us - Fran is great - full of energy! Cheers, Glen
July 2017

Jeremy User Profile
July 2017
Awesome stay, nice and quiet. Were not there for long but was a great place to settle in the for the evening, thoroughly enjoyed

Kate User Profile
July 2017
Very friendly hosts. Warm, clean and compact!

Alex User Profile
July 2017
Glen and Nics place is in a nice rustic setting. Would be ideal during summer. Bed was comfy and unit had plenty of room, only let down was there were quite a few cockroaches in the unit. Had a lovely massage from Nic and would have loved to tried out their yoga classes.

Sarah User Profile
June 2017
It was a great place to stay - private and welcoming (the heater had also been put on which worked a treat as was middle of winter !)

Katie User Profile
June 2017
Had a lovely getaway for the long weekend in Mangawhai, in the comfiest bed ever! The Tara Retreat is just such a quirky little place, loved the organic vegetable gardens and the self contained cabin we stayed in. We missed out on the yoga and massages so we have a good reason for coming back. Thanks for making our stay so effortless and memorable.

Ken User Profile
June 2017
Glen & Nics place was fantastic, the feijoas were delish.. My partner loved the yoga sesh n Glen showed us round the new cob cottage n was happy to explain the whole process to us.. Glen n Nic r top people we had a great time chit chatting. Would def stay again

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Mangawhai, New ZealandJoined in January 2016
Glen User Profile

We love having people come and stay with us - we enjoy sharing travel tales and passing on our tips of the places to see around Northland and beyond, but also value guests' need for privacy and space. We offer a relaxed spot to take time out - and also a place where people are welcome to join in yoga classes or get a massage or natural health consultation.
Favourite places - India, Thailand, Ngawha Springs, Mangawhai
Movies - The Outlaw Josie Wales, Guardians of the Galaxy
Music - Alt-J, Justice, Fat Freddys Drop, Arcade Fire...loads
Food: Bean burritos for breakfast, vege curries, home made pizza, great coffee

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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