The Retreat - Bay of Islands

The Retreat at Paihia
Holiday Accommodation overlooking the Bay

Two minutes drive from Paihia Town Centre but a world apart.

The Retreat Bay of Islands offers spacious, self-contained holiday accommodation overlooking the magnificent Bay of Islands and Te Haumi Beach. Set just off the main road on a native bush-covered peninsula, our quiet, private and low key holiday accommodation awaits you. The Retreat has fully self contained studio, one bedroom and two bedroom apartments.

The uninterrupted, panoramic sea views and coastal location are breathtaking and the private bush setting of our accommodation allows you to see native New Zealand birds at close range. We have direct access to the Opua - Paihia Coastal Walkway while being only minutes drive from the Paihia town centre and an extensive range of Bay of Islands cruises, activities and eateries.

Leave the hectic pace of life behind and enjoy our friendly, informal, relaxed atmosphere.

Fantastic one day, superb the next...


  • Information and booking office
  • Secure car and boat parking
  • Barbecue and fish-smoker available
  • Access to great fishing
  • Free WiFi
  • Complimentary DVD libary
  • Laundry service available
  • Direct access to Opua-Paihia coastal walkway
  • Or just relax on your balcony and watch the day go by...
  • Northland has the best winter temperatures


Address: 22 Paihia Road
Paihia 0200
Bay of Islands
New Zealand

+64 9 402 8134


+64 9 402 8134

Your hosts:
Johanna Smith & Marcel Latupeirissa

Reception open 9am-6pm unless previously arranged


"This place is an absolute paradise. We loved waking up to views over the water and the sounds of nature all around us. The drive into town is quick and easy, but the views from the balcony make it hard to leave! Hosts were super friendly both on arrival and departure." - Jason

"We enjoyed the treehouse very much, especially when you wake up looking across the bay. Will come back for sure! Thanks Jo and Marcel for making it so easy!" - Julia

"Everything was perfect (really perfect, not just 'airbnb-perfect'). Good communication beforehand, easy to find, easy to check-in, the most lovely view of the sea and the beach, comfortable beds, extremely clean and well-maintained house, a cool pink 60s retro bathroom in mint condition, a balcony, car parking just outside the house, no close neighbours. The best was the warm welcome from Jo and Marcel, and all their good advice about what to see, which boat tours that was the best, and how to pick the pipis in the shallow water. We had fantastic 5 days at the Retreat in Paihia!" - Cecilia