The Studio is nestled in a quiet, sunny bush setting at the end of a 400m drive.
The self-contained, separate Studio has a comfy queen bed, fridge, microwave, TV with Freeview and tea/coffee making facilities. There is an electric frypan, dish washing and food storage cupboard on the deck and a rack for clothes drying.
We provide a Continental breakfast with homemade muesli and marmalade and another conserve, bread for toast and a choice of 2 cereals.
The Studio is a quiet get-away for independent travelers providing very good access to Warkworth, ((SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) maps says between 5 and 7 minutes), Puhoi and Matakana Villages, local beaches and many other attractions. There are a number of art studios and sculpture parks in the area. There is also good access to the beautiful, historic Kaipara Harbour.
The Studio is separate and self-contained and guests come and go as they please. It is surrounded by native bush, some of which is accessible to guests - talk with the hosts please.
Interaction with guests
Depending on guests and our availability, we may enjoy a glass of wine or cup of coffee. We will usually be available when guests are staying.
Other things to note
We like to provide guests with some homemade produce for breakfast e.g. homemade muesli and marmalade and at times fruit from the orchard.
We have a 'shared' young dog called Pippi on the property; please reprimand her if she is overly friendly.
Smoking is permitted on the deck or within the immediate area of the Studio. The use of illegal drugs will result in immediate request to leave the property. The Studio is not suitable for children or pets.
Wifi is provided for email and browsing only. No downloads/uploads please.
No bush walks unless discussed with hosts before. Thank you.
I am a grandmother, gardener, maker of produce, friend, mother, partner, craftswoman and reader.
Don does all upkeep on the property, reads and makes great things with his (noisy) power tools.
We love where we live. We moved here from Waiheke Island which we thought was pretty good but Nikau Retreat is just right for us with its bush, privacy and quiet. We'd love to share it with you for a time.