"A Bed and Breakfast in the true sense of the word"...

Feel the warmth and take in the view the moment you drive into Waimahu Retreat. The view of the sea, the islands and countryside can be enjoyed from every room. Allow the stress to just melt away.. Relax, rejuvenate and enjoy. 

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Welcome to Waimahu

Nestled in what is a natural amphitheatre, Waimahu Retreat offers guests a truly peaceful and serene experience. The property is protected from the southerly and westerly winds and enjoys its own little microclimate. 

Awake to the ‘orchestral sounds’ of our bird life with such species as Tuis, Kereru, Pukekos, Fantails, Herons and the ‘odd domestic’ from our resident Magpies. 


The deck, or the pergola offers a telescopic vista of bush on one side, paddocks on the other, whilst stretching out to Kawau Bay, Kawau Island, Tawharanui Peninsula, Little Barrier and beyond. 


The house is a blend of modern comfort, mixed with classic charm, and adorned with many antique furnishings gained from our life overseas.

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Exactly what you’re looking for! Perfect stay in every way and better than what a 5 star hotel would offer. Beautiful room with all the amenities you could want, extremely comfortable beds and stunning location to top it off. Julie and Bryan were such friendly and engaging hosts who couldn’t do enough for you. They served up a delicious breakfast in the morning and made it a wonderful start to our trip! 

Daina, Australia.

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Relax, Rejuvinate and Enjoy

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Whether you are travelling around New Zealand or a looking for a weekend getaway - our rooms at Waimahu are perfect for anyone.


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Meet Julie Anderson-Johns, a registered celebrant. From weddings to baby naming ceremonies, at Waimahu Retreat or elsewhere, Julie would love to help make your occasion that bit more special.


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What Our Guests Have to Say..

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My husband and I spent two nights at Waimahu Retreat and have to say that it is one of the best B&Bs we have ever stayed at! It is easy to find, has gorgeous views and is only a short drive from Matakana which has a really good choice of restaurants. The hosts Julie and Bryan are so welcoming and we enjoyed chatting with them. They greeted us on the terrace with a cold wine and beer - that is definitely what we would call a welcome! The attention to detail is amazing - super comfy beds, fluffy towels and robes, fresh home made cookies every day, proper coffee in the rooms and lovely toiletries in the bathroom which you are actually encouraged to take away with you! The breakfast was excellent too - lots of fruit, yoghurt, cereal, home made bread and Bryan's famous stack (with choice of bacon or salmon) which we loved! We would definitely recommend Waimahu Retreat and look forward to staying again on our next trip to New Zealand!

Waimahu Retreat, voted on Trip Advisor Top 20 Adult Only Accommodations in Auckland. Read more fabulous reviews on:


We Are Waiting for You...

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Waimahu Retreat is an hour north of Auckland in the magnificent Matakana Coast area. Waimahu is situated 3 minutes from Martins Bay and Snells Beach, with Matakana and Warkworth being a 10 minute drive.

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