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“Romantic hideaway in paradise” 5 of 5 stars
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Heartsong Retreat
8 Omiha Road | Rocky Bay, Waiheke Island, New Zealand   |  
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
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“Romantic hideaway in paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

My husband and I stayed here on our wedding night and it was the most perfect place to top off a magical weekend we will never forget.

We felt like we were in our own little hideaway and the atmosphere of the place left us relaxed and rejuvenated. Trisha, our host, was delightful. Breakfast was lovely, sitting out in a natural setting amongst birdsong and overlooking the water.

It was a beautiful, tranquil and romantic spot to stay and we would definitely go back.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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English first
Cookham, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

From the moment we set foot, onto this property we felt loved and welcome.
I cannot recommend better place to say on this fabulous Island.
Wonderful accommodation, very comfortable, clean and with a view to die for.
Fabulous breakfast too.
A must when staying in Waiheke
Thank you Trysha
Andrea & David x

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We wanted to find the perfect spot to finish our New Zealand Adventure.
Heartsong Retreat was that and so much more.
It is located in Rocky Bay, a perfect spot on the island.
We stayed in the Cottage which is a beautiful reproduction of a Period Cottage with impeccable detail.
The high ceilings, the beautiful molding, and all the special accessories give you the feeling of another era; while at the same time, the modern kitchen and bath areas give you all the amenities of today.
Trisha was the most gracious Host. She opened her beautiful home for delicious breakfasts with the opportunity to meet and share time with many of her friends. She also provided us with great tips for exploring and dining on the island.
The experiences made us feel like part of the Waiheke Community.
Last but not least is the "Boat Shed".
It is the most perfect spot to be by the water and to be able to enjoy, beautiful sunsets, swimming, kayaking, fishing, or just relaxing.
Thank You Trisha for making our trip to Waiheke exceptional, and we know that we will return for a longer stay.
We would return to Heartsong in a "Heart" beat!!

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We stayed four nights with Trisha at Heartsong. Our host was friendly and welcoming, the rooms were very comfortable and spotlessly clean, and as the other reviewers say, the breakfasts and other facilities were fantastic. Trisha gladly provided plenty of advice on where to go and what to do on the island, and Sammy (the dog) took us for a lovely walk along the coast. We had an absolutely fantastic time there and as such cannot recommend it more highly. Thank you Trisha.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this very special place and Trisha made us so welcome. We stayed at the Cottage which was delightful in every way. The boat house was the perfect place for a swim and to enjoy a glass of wine as the sun went down.
Thank you Trisha for making our stay special.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

We are a married couple from the UK, staying in Auckland..........
Had a lovely weekend here, very relaxing, gorgeous place, we would love to live here!
The boat house is great with kayaks and a small rowing boat and life jackets for guests to use, we had a long swim then sunbathed on the jetty.
The breakfast was great and gave us a chance to say hello to the other guests.
Very private rooms with everything you could need..... all toiletries, our own private furnished deck, fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, luxury bedding and the fluffiest towels ever.
We felt like part of the family and will hopefully be returning soon.

Waiheke is a gorgeous little island, we would recommend car hire to enable you to see all of the island.
There are lots of restaurants and winery's to explore with lots of gorgeous beaches and stunning scenery everywhere.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

What a wonderful place, it was love at first sight! Trish gave us a warm welcome and made us feel at home straight away. Each morning we woke to the best home made breakfast and wonderful coffee. After exploring the island each day we loved coming back to Rocky Bay and its lush flora and charming beach.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
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Address: 8 Omiha Road | Rocky Bay, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Waiheke Island
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Waiheke Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A stunning property with private beach access, Heartsong Retreat is the ideal place to relax and rejuvenate. A heated spa pool nestled in the bush provides the ideal place to soak under a canopy of stars. A private boatshed is the ideal place to watch the sun go down and guests have free access to the dinghy and kayaks. Accommodation options include a gorgeous cottage set in private gardens,a self-contained cabana/studio and the comfortable Kereru and Nikau rooms with private access. A generous and delicious continental breakfast is provided. ... more   less 
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