Heartsong Retreat is, without a doubt, a wonderful place to stay.
Trisha, her husband and their very friendly dog are the most fantastic hosts. Their hospitality started even before we had arrived when we were asked to confirm our arrival time so they could be ready. We had also arrived at a quiet time, so were able to choose which room we would prefer. That was a rather had decision – it was a toss-up between a beautifully positioned, self-contained cabin that had stunning views of the sea or a more modern room, nestled amongst the bush with a huge double-shower that had a full window which made you feel like you were showering amongst the pohutakawa trees. We chose the latter. It was a treat to be able to sit outside and enjoy the natural beauty that New Zealand has to offer. This included the song of a few resident Tui’s .
The room was very clean and tidy, and Trisha provided everything we needed. Each morning, we’d be treated to her homemade museli and yoghurt, both of which are divine! We preferred to eat inside the main house; it was great to chat about what we’d done the day before and what else there was to do on the Island.
Their boatshed is only a very short walk away and well worth a visit. The outlook is beautiful and it is unbelievably quiet. We took a picnic down one night, and just watched the sun set. And if it gets cold, you can always warm up in the heated spa pool.
Heartsong is a really enjoyable place to stay and I hope to go back there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A stunning property with private beach access, Heartsong Retreat is the ideal place to relax and rejuvenate. Walk down the private path to the beach and a heritage boatshed is the perfect place to relax and read or watch the sunset. 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 external access. A generous and delicious continental breakfast is provided. ... more less
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