Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Enjoying captivating views across the Hauraki Gulf, Mawhiti Waiheke is only moments from the city, yet feels a million miles from the cares of the rest of the world.
Accessed by ferry (or a short and scenic heli-hop across the harbour), Waiheke Island is home to sandy beaches and rolling vineyards, waterfront wineries and walking trails, the combination of which has long attracted locals to build and buy idyllic weekend ‘baches’. Mawhiti Waiheke offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a slice of this enviable local lifestyle. A private waterfront retreat with sweeping ocean views, Mawhiti Waiheke is a luxurious residence accommodating up to eight guests in four en suite bedrooms. The two accommodation pavilions are connected via an open plan living pavilion with a well-appointed chef’s kitchen, dining area and cosy lounge with open fireplace.
A spacious entertaining deck provides the perfect spot for long BBQ lunches and stunning sunset sessions while enjoying fine Waiheke wines. The living pavilion’s soaring cathedral ceilings and a soothing, natural colour palette create a light and airy space, inviting relaxation. A collection of thoughtfully chosen New Zealand artworks adorns the walls, the halls and the garden, but the Gateway Pavilion steals the show. This ‘grand folly’ architectural art piece provides a stunning welcome to Mawhiti, framing views to Rangitoto (and many insta-worthy angles).
With its stunning water views, the chef's kitchen is sure to delight any keen cook, but we also highly recommend kicking back on the deck and allowing a private chef to take care of the catering.
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