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Heartsong Retreat
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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“Just wonderful!”
Reviewed 22 May 2013

We stayed there in March, went to the island for a wedding. The house is sooo nice, the view from the room is amazing!! I loved it there, it is so quiet. A couple of us stayed there, but i would recommend it to couples! Such a romantic and wonderful place!

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Pukekohe, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 May 2013

I wanted to take my partner away for a surprise weekend and came across this beautiful cottage, WOW !!. Not only an awesome place but Trisha and Robin are fantastic people and hosts. Fantastic place,setting and people, will definitely be going back, and telling everybody about this place, love Waiheke xx.

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Broome, Australia
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Reviewed 1 May 2013 via mobile

We spent three nights in the cottage at Heartsong Retreat for our honeymoon. It is a great, quiet and relaxing location to spend time together. Trisha was so helpful and friendly. We loved kayaking across the bay for a private picnic, and snuggling up in the cottage playing monopoly while it was raining. The breakfast was amazing, wish I could bring it home!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Auckland
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 27 April 2013

This is a beautiful colonial-style cottage nestled in the hill just above Rocky Bay. Luxurious and with every detail attended to I cannot recommend this place highly enough. The decor is tasteful and light, the deck is comfortable and inviting, the kitchen is full of delightful mis-matched crockery that gives the place a quirky appeal. The spa bath out in the garden is divine and you really do feel transported to a magical place (especially with the buddha statues around). There is a little library of books and a great selection of DVDs- we were happy to laze around and read, but there are kayaks to use if you so desire. Very relaxing. Gorgeous! Will definitely return.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

There can't be anywhere better to stay on the island than Heartsong. Trisha looks after every detail. The accommodation is superb, the views lovely, the situation amazing. Completely charming, great for couples, would recommend a car though. The hot pool is lovely and we took kayaks out into the bay. Lunch at podere crisci is a must.

Room Tip: The cabana was lovely, if a little small. But charming and romantic without a doubt and highly recom...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kirkcolm, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

loved this little piece of heaven, wonderful host, loved the swim in the bay,hot tub,then breakfast.The cottage was gorgeous and beautifully decorated with lots of treasures. The gardens are intriguing with lots of surprising touches.The boat shed takes me back in time when life was a lot more serene. I also enjoyed the kayak out to the rock and back.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Half Moon Bay, California
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Reviewed 21 March 2013

This is a very special place. Trisha Joe is a very warm and efficient host. She has thought of everything. There are very personal touches throughout the entire place. She makes a dynamite breakfast every morning and can give you advice about anywhere you want to go. She has a library of wonderful books in the main house where you have breakfast. I started my days off with a swim on the beach which is right on the property and I was the only one every time. I stayed for 5 nights, 4 nights in the room in the main house and 1 night in the cottage, both were amazing. The spa is very private, natural and beautiful. It feels great to swim in the ocean and then go in the warm and relaxing spa. She has antiques from her grandparents in the cottage and the decor is perfect. She has beautiful antique china tea cups, dishes, etc for your use in the cottage. There is a big wrap around porch with ocean views at the cottage. At night the sound of the waves soothe you to sleep, especially from the rooms in the main house.
And you are close to many of the wineries and bigger beaches and hikes. The place was very clean, spacious and comfortable. A great find!

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Property: Heartsong Retreat
Address: 8 Omiha Road | Rocky Bay, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Waiheke Island
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 28 Speciality Lodging in Waiheke Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Heartsong Retreat 4*
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. 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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