Bay Of Islands Villa 697
This villa is located in: Bay Of Islands, New ZealandClick to see bigger map
- Ocean Front
- Ocean View
- Air Conditioning
- Maid Service
- Personal Chef
In the northeast corner of New Zealand’s North Island lies the Lodge. The property features three kilometres of pristine coastline, four private beaches and many intimate coves. National Geographic Traveler Magazine ranked this location second-equal in The World’s Top Rated Islands, Coastlines and Beaches.
The Main House
The inspiration for the architecture of the Lodge came from a desire to achieve timeless legitimacy in the region. For this reason styling ideas were taken from the early European buildings such as The Treaty House in Waitangi, Pompallier Mission House in Russell, Te Waimate Mission House in Kaikohe and the Stone Store in Kerikeri. Modern materials were used, but the appearance is of a building that could have been built a century ago. The base of the building is clad in Northland sedimentary schist, sourced from a nearby quarry, that formed part of the ocean floor 30 million years ago. Fragments of ancient coral, crustacean and mollusc shells have been captured within the stone. Construction of the Lodge began in 2010 and was completed in 2016.
Guests will enjoy exploring the individual rooms of the Main House decorated with its eclectic artwork and treasures, which have been collected by the owners during their travels around the globe. These captivating and fascinating pieces complement opulent interior design.
Guest facilities are generous and include a gym, sauna, massage room, a 25-metre heated swimming pool, library, lounge areas, both informal and formal dining areas and an outdoor fire pit.
The Lodge hosts a maximum of five individual couples accommodated in five Villa Suites, which are named after New Zealand native birds.
All the Villa Suites have extensive balconies with views overlooking the beach and beyond to the South Pacific Ocean. Leica binoculars are provided for the opportunity to view bird life, visiting whales and dolphins, and vessels tracking across the bay out to sea.
If exclusive use of the Lodge is required for private parties, there are an additional five rooms within the main lodge building.
Kiwi and Kotare are our two 1,450 square-foot Villa Suites with exquisite sea views and full air conditioning. Each has a separate living room; these can be interconnected to accommodate a party of four travelling together.
The rooms all feature:
- Real log burning, gas-ignited fireplaces
- Super king beds
- In-house complimentary movies channel
- Minibar facilities equipped with a microwave and Nespresso Coffee machine
- Personal safes
- Waterfront balconies
Our three 700 square-foot Junior Suites – Tui, Kea and Hihi – have ocean views and full air conditioning. They also feature:
- Super king beds
- In-house complimentary movie channel
- Minibar facilities equipped with a Nespresso Coffee machine
- Personal safes
- Waterfront balconies
No expense has been spared when dressing these suites. There are carefully chosen, sumptuous hand-made linens from Europe, hypoallergenic pillows and duvets by Hefel of Austria and Feiler towelling sourced from Germany. The bathrooms showcase exquisite mosaic tiling, complemented with accessories by Labrazel from Italy and Swiss-made guest robes by Christian Fischbacher. Molton Brown products provide the finishing touches to ensure that every element of the experience at the Lodge exudes sophistication and luxury.
The Lodge has brought the celebrated Michelin starred Ristorante Don Alfonso 1890 of Southern Italy to New Zealand. Under the direction and the influence of Don Alfonso’s philosophy of respecting the local food culture while incorporating the age-old traditions of the Sorrento peninsula and the Amalfi Coast, fine dining will define the hospitality experience at the Lodge.
Significant investment has been made at Helena Bay to offer guests ‘Estate to Plate’ cuisine. The menus, which change daily, are created following the Don Alfonso philosophy.
Served on exquisite dinnerware by Villeroy & Boch, meals at the Lodge will never feel repetitive. Each night the choice of dining venue is yours; an elegant candlelit dinner in front of one of the many roaring log fires or on the terrace looking out to the Pacific Ocean. These are just some of the options. During the day, poolside lunches or a picnic on one of the private beaches are available. Whatever your mood, the Chefs and Lodge Staff are on hand to look after your every wish.
The wine cellar houses more than 1000 bottles of carefully selected New Zealand and international wines; some are true finds which, in the hands of our Sommelier, are the perfect companions for the meals served in our many dining venues.
On the Estate there is a wide variety of activities available. For those who wish to relax, lounging around the pool interspersed with fossicking in the seawater rock pools adjacent to the Lodge is a great way to while-away a pleasant day. A newly-laid Astroturf tennis court is adjacent to the Lodge. Trails for hiking and biking have been cut through the bush and down to the private beaches on the property. The Lodge has the latest Trek mountain bikes (two with electric motors). When exploring the farm you will meet the alpacas, donkeys and Wagyu cattle (all behind fences!).
The long-term view of the owners of the Lodge has allowed substantial investment to be made in the property. A comprehensive pest and predator management program has been introduced, with fantastic results. The native trees spread across the property that had been ravaged by possums have seen a significant rejuvenation. The introduction of new breeding ponds for the endangered pateke (brown teal) duck have proven very successful, with a number of breeding pairs making their home here.
For those who enjoy being on the water, we are on hand to launch the paddle boards and sea kayaks. We also have fishing tackle available for guests to fish from the pontoon or one of the beaches. Using our electric four-wheel-drive buggies, with a gourmet picnic on board, is a great way to explore the property.