My fiance and I stayed here Nov 2012 and a wonderful romantic weekend. The rooms and the whole house were beautiful and luxurious. There was easy access to lots of scenic walks and the many excellent vineyards of Waiheke. The summer lounge with its entire walls of glass facing out to the ocean was a particular favorite - a beautiful spot to watch the sunset with champagne and canapes! Peter & Fiona are very knowledgeable about the best local spots and attractions and were the perfect hosts. Peter took us on a fishing trip where we caught buckets of huge fresh Snapper and had a memorable experience! The food was top notch - always featuring fresh local ingredients. We particularly loved Peter's famous homemade smoked salmon. We will definitely be returning sometime soon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hei Matau is available for self catered villa rental only. Set in 7 1/2 acres of grounds with extensive native planting, Hei Matau has direct beach access to a secluded bay. Enjoy relaxing at the beach, taking the lodge kayaks for a paddle to explore the coastline or take the lodge's small dinghy for a spot of fishing. Award winning vineyards offer wine tasting, hiking trail, art galleries and world class restaurants all add to the experiencing that is Hei Matau Lodge.Depending on the size of your group you have the choice of the main house alone or main house with any one or more of the lodge rooms so that the accommodation available and cost can be tailored to your group ... more less