Warblers Retreat
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Warblers Retreat

8/361 Paremoremo Rd, Albany, Auckland 0632 New Zealand
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Escape to Warblers Retreat where the tranquility and the beauty of the natural surroundings will allow you to relax and rejuvenate. Boutique and private, eco-luxury accommodation ideal for couples or individuals. Set in a romantic and secluded hideaway, only 25-35 minutes drive from downtown Auckland. The Retreat offers a Cottage setting and a Studio setting, both self-catering. To ensure your ultimate privacy, the Retreat caters for only two couples or less at any one time. Warblers Retreat is situated in a fully landscaped sub-tropical setting surrounded by natural New Zealand bush and wildlife.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Patio
Spa
BBQ facilities
Internet
Walking tours
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Makeup services
Massage
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Washing machine
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Seating area
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Andres V wrote a review Jun 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked this location for my honeymoon near Auckland after seeing some photos online which told the story of a tranquil place surrounded by nature.
Once we arrived in the middle of the night, we saw a friendly welcome sign to our studio, and from then on, we fell in love with the place.

From the warm bread in the mornings, to the natural and locally grown fruits, to the friendlyness of the hosts, this place knows how to spoil it's people.

Wether you just want to go for a bit of bush walks in property, relax under the rain in the hot tub, or just have some chill time, disconnecting from the craziness of everyday, this place is a must visit, and I can't recommend it enough.

It is close enough to the main places in the shore that you could also go and visit local restaurants or beaches if you wanted to.

This place has everything that makes New Zealand great. Friendly people ,beatiful and serene nature, and all that just 20 min away from the city :)
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Date of stay: May 2020
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Yen Yu Chen wrote a review Nov 2020
11 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Barb and Dave have created a sanctuary like nothing we have experienced before, our photos simply do not do this place justice at all. This is a solid 5 star for anyone who is looking for something truly special - I surprised my fiancée by brining her here after the surprise proposal and the tranquility elevated the romantic vibe to the next level.

The attention to detail really shows not only in the built environment but also in the small touches here and there, including fresh eggs, herbs / flowers from the garden, hand written card and so much more. We especially loved the homemade strawberry jam and pickled rhubarb, so yum!

Warblers Retreat totally exceeded our expectation, it offers the complete package for a hassle free getaway - Proximity to town, tranquility, outdoor spa by the waterfall, signposted walking tracks...and most importantly unmatched hospitality from Barb and Dave. We could feel they sincerely care about their guests.

I am even getting a little emotional from writing this review since Warblers Retreat will forever remain a special place in our hearts.

Yen & Lana
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Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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dancer8 wrote a review Oct 2020
Tauranga, New Zealand33 contributions6 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow! Wow! Wow! This place is absolutely stunning! We originally booked Warblers Retreat for our wedding next year January 2021. So we decided to come up for a few days to visit the retreat and meet Barb and Dave!
The minute you drive down the driveway you know that this place is a place that is loved and cared for. We stayed at the Cottage and it was beautifully ready for us. The surroundings are stunning. Every garden is taken care of with precision (not a single weed anywhere). The views are spectacular.
Barb and Dave are the most wonderful hosts with providing a relaxed and peaceful check in. Barb and Dave are wonderful to talk to and you suddenly feel at ease in their presence.
We were able to sit down with Barb and sort of the finer details of our wedding. No ask was too big for Barb and she really makes you feel so special about your big day.

We are so excited to be getting married here and we are so glad that we were able to come up for a visit. We had a look around the Lodge (where we will be staying in January) and it too is amazing! The kitchen that opens fully to the pool is a great feature!
Thank you so much Barb and Dave for a fantastic visit. We are so truely happy that we found your beautiful retreat. We are looking forward, (even more than before) about our upcoming nuptials because of what you have created! Thank you again and we will see you in January.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Barb Cooper Milina, Owner at Warblers Retreat
Responded 12 Oct 2020
Wow, thank you so much! We loved getting to meet you, and like you, we are really looking forward to your wedding day. I know that Amy from The Sustainable Food Company is also looking forward to your special day! Thank you so much for taking the time to write about us.
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Mitemo wrote a review Jul 2021
Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany21 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The stay in one of the guest houses at warblers retreat in November 2019 was a rememberable one. Barb is a very lovely person taking great care of her guests with homemade fresh bread and cookies, vegetables of her own garden and fresh eggs of her chickens outside. The garden around the house with a pool, little retreat areas and a lovely pass in the woods for a little walk are just perfect to unwind and relax. Favourite feature: the outdoor bath by a little natural pond , halfway in the woods, with all the birds and animal sounds around you especially at dawn a fantastic experience.
The Room itself is warm and welcoming with a great kitchen area, a lovely bathroom and and outdoor grill to cook.
I enjoyed every minute of my stay and will keep Barb and her lovely husband in my memory, hoping to be able to come back one day.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Barb Cooper Milina, Owner at Warblers Retreat
Responded 21 Sept 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review for us. It was good to read of the things that you really enjoyed. We too, hope you can come back again some day soon. :)
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Paul Yang wrote a review Jan 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My whole family is impressed by this amazing and beautiful place, we were also thrilled by its incredibly lovely owners who hosted us with making sure satisfied all our travel needs. This is the place made us feel why we choose NZ to settle as our second home town. This retreat is also a place with amazing gardening, plants, lots of touching stories. We can’t find any flaw of the Warblers Retreat. Please do not miss this place when visit Audkland
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from BarbMil, Owner at Warblers Retreat
Responded 7 Jan 2020
Thank you very much for your review. We very much enjoyed the company of you all. We are delighted that you enjoyed our gardens and our stories. We look forward to seeing you again some day soon.
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niall fdden wrote a review Nov 2020
7 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What an Amazing Wedding Day We Had At The Wonderful Warblers Retreat!!We would like to thank you again for all of your help from the day we enquired about booking our wedding, until the moment it was time for bed on our day. Nothing was ever too much for ask for, and questions were always answered super fast. We couldn’t have asked for a better day, or a better venue. Warblers Retreat was the first venue that we viewed, and we left with such excitement knowing that it was the venue that we wanted to get married at; It really did exceed all exceptions of how the venue looked on the day, and how the day came together. Barb And Dave Are The Perfect Hosts And really Make The Day Special For you. The Accommodation Is Beautiful and Has lots of Lovely homely touches all over it. Beautiful Homemade Bread on arrival and free Range eggs for breakfast. Amazing Open fire To Wind Down The Night Was Great Followed By the Ever Romantic Outdoor Bath which was Magical Under the Night stars.
The Next Day we Even Got To Plant Our Own Special Tree At our Love sight With My Special Rock 😉. Thank You Barb And Dave Again and We Cant Wait To Return And Spend More Time at This Wonderful Location. We Would Highly recommend This venue For your Special Day.
Niall& Sofia Fadden
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Hannah Y wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a fantastic place! Awesome to visit if you want a night away in Auckland. Loved the outdoor bath tub and the food. Friendly hosts who have worked hard to create such a lovely place with lots of walks and feathered friends to encounter.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Response from Barb Cooper Milina, Owner at Warblers Retreat
Responded 22 Oct 2020
We are both pleased you enjoyed your stay and our feathered friends! Thank you for taking the time to say so.
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Kim M wrote a review Mar 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked Warblers Retreat for our 35th Wedding Anniversary and it more than exceeded our expectation. From the welcome sign and gift basket to the fabulous dinner and soak in the outdoor bath, we felt like VIP's for our entire stay. Dave and Barb made us feel very welcome and their attention to detail is wonderful. We left feeling relaxed and energised. Visiting the glow worms after dark is a must!
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Katie P wrote a review Jul 2020
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Warblers retreat for my husbands birthday. We had the most magical weekend. The retreat is designed so beautifully, using nature as it’s centre piece. The layout is fascinating. You can walk freely around the grounds, each corner a new surprise. From glow worms, cool facts about certain NZ native plants, and of course the piece de resistance, the outdoor bath!
After a relaxing night bathing next to a waterfall, we woke the next morning to a sunrise and birds singing in the distance. The room was 5star. Simply cozy.
We would recommend anyone take time out of there life to visit this place. It has a tranquility that brings you to calm.
Thank you so much for having us. we can’t wait to return!
Steven and Kate.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Barb Cooper Milina, Owner at Warblers Retreat
Responded 19 Oct 2020
Thank you very much for your review. I must catch up with you as you might have some good news by now! We loved having you both to stay.
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JLP wrote a review May 2020
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Looking for a location to stay whilst attending a wedding in Auckland and wanting a bit of a get away for my husband and I - we couldn’t have been move delighted with Warblers Retreat. Barb and Dave went out of their way to ensure that our every need was catering for and we were made to feel incredible welcome - as though it was our home. We couldn’t recommend it more highly!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Any of them!
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Response from BarbMil, Owner at Warblers Retreat
Responded 1 Jun 2020
Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. We sincerely hope you are keeping safe and well in your home country.
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Answer from BarbMil
Albany, New Zealand1 contribution
Kia Ora, thank you for your enquiry. We are essentially a couples retreat. How many people are you wishing to book to stay?
DaveKearney wrote a tip Apr 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand11 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Keruru Room is a gem :)"
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Tabitha Jakeman wrote a tip Mar 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rates vary due to Accommodation options - Glamping or Suites, quite different"
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JLP wrote a tip May 2020
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Any of them!"
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jenbazed wrote a tip Feb 2018
Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"both the suite and cottage are perfectly appointed and have their own living spaces very tranquil and private"
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Nearby attractions include Game Over Auckland (5.2 km), Auckland Night Market (5.7 km), and Coatesville Markets (5.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Warblers Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Warblers Retreat?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Warblers Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Warblers Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
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Conveniently located restaurants include The Riverhead, Black Cottage Cafe, and Hallertau Brewery & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Warblers Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Warblers Retreat?
Yes, a clothes dryer and a washing machine are offered to guests.
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Many travellers enjoy visiting Parnell (14.6 km), Auckland Town Hall (13.7 km), and Highwic (16.0 km).
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