the retreat

Paradise View Retreat includes The Lodge & The Cottage.

Nine spacious, comfortable bedrooms all with their own amazing views. Seven modern bathrooms so you’ll never have to wait. Luxurious linen and towels and eco Body wash provided.

The Lodge

Paradise View Retreat is an exclusive use, self catering, coastal lodge in a sheltered position in the Brynderwyn Hills, overlooking the breathtaking panoramic scenery of Bream Bay, on New Zealand’s north-east coast.

Located just 2 hours from Auckland international Airport, en route to the renowned Bay of Islands and 30 minutes from Whangarei and Mangawhai,  Paradise View Retreat is a wonderful choice for a peaceful, private and relaxing holiday at any time of the year and an excellent coastal base for exploring the many attractions of this much loved region.

Soak up the views, splash in our pool or spa , stroll in the gardens, find a secluded spot or simply relax in front of a crackling fire with that book you’ve been saving.

The lodge is very cosy in winter months with the large fireplace and heating throughout and in the summer,  throw open all the windows to make the most of the fresh air and stunning views

Lounge & Reading room

The spacious lounge opens out onto a north-facing verandah, with expansive views over the coast to Bream Head. During the summer throw open the doors onto the gardens, turning the lounge and dining area into a large indoor- outdoor entertaining area. For cooler months, there is a  grand open fireplace and a generous stock of logs to keep you warm and cosy. The smaller second lounge is a quiet reading room which is also equipped with a TV and sound system, here you will find plenty of books, DVD’s, cards and board games to keep you occupied.

Kitchen & Dining

Cook for yourself or bring in your own chef.

The well-equipped kitchen adjoins the dining room and lounge making it the ideal space for entertaining. The kitchen has a large fridge freezer, double oven and 6 burner range, dishwasher, microwave and a good range of cooking utensils and tableware. There is a separate kitchenette for making tea and coffee which is equipped with a professional coffee machine.

The large bright dining room features floor to ceiling glass doors that open fully onto the verandah and tranquil gardens, with the same spectacular view of the coastline. The beautiful NZ Oregon dining table comfortably seats 14 people making this large airy space ideal for friends and family gatherings or to host your work team.


Enjoy spectacular views across Bream Bay as you prepare meals for your family and friends in the bright modern kitchen which has everything you need to feel home away from home.


The large bright dining room is perfect for hosting a group, celebrations, intimate dinners and family meals.

The cottage

A cosy two bedroomed cottage with an open plan living and dining area, The Cottage at Paradise View is truly private.

The Cottage can be booked on it's own and is ideal for a small family or it can be booked as extra accommodation for larger groups staying in The Lodge.

It has recently been refurbished and is fully self-contained providing comfortable living space with modern kitchen and bathroom facilities. It arguably has the best view of the whole estate as it looks out over the roof of the main lodge with a panoramic view of the coastline from your private verandah.

The Tui Room has twin King Single beds with a stunning view of Bream Bay and the Sunflower room is quiet and secluded and has a comfortable King size bed.


For larger groups in the main lodge, The Cottage is ideal if you need extra accommodation.


Booked on its own,
The Cottage
is perfect for a couple or small family.

Meeting Spaces

This unique venue offers the opportunity for groups and teams to work and relax together in a setting that immediately transports people into a different world. A world which inspires creativity, straight talking, listening, thinking and reflecting. 

Spa & Pool

How about an evening dip in the spa, enjoying the amazing night skies? A powerful multi jetted treat with ample room for five people in the perfect position for sunsets and a glorious view of the coastline.

Our naturally heated swimming pool is a joy to use. With a natural filtration system our guests love the sparkling clarity of the water without the chemicals. It’s also environmentally and ecologically friendly.


With five acres of garden and natural bush surrounding Paradise View Lodge, it’s easy to find that special, quiet place to sit and relax.

Stunning Views

Enjoy beautiful sunsets and scenic views.
Situated in a sheltered spot in the Brynderwyn Hills, overlooking the breathtaking scenery of Bream Bay, on New Zealand’s north-east coast.

Communal Spaces

Yoga room

A purpose-built Yoga studio full of natural light, a beautiful wooden floor with underfloor heating, plenty of wall space and fully equipped with quality Yoga equipment including Liforme mats, blocks, bricks, bolsters, belts, blankets, chairs and sandbags.

Outdoor Yoga

Our outdoor deck with stunning views of Bream Bay, where we can start the day with a meditation, a Yoga practice in the peaceful surroundings and a chorus of morning bird song .

Living Area

The spacious, comfortable lounge is ideal for groups to relax together, enjoying the expansive views of Bream Bay or huddling around the roaring open fire in winter months.

Kitchen & Pantry

The bright, modern kitchen is fully-equipped and available for retreat guests to make their own tea and coffee and help themselves to tasty snacks throughout the day

Dining Room

Part of the open plan living space is the Dining Room, a perfect space for communal meals or group meetings for 12 people at our beautiful reclaimed NZ Oregon table

Quiet room

Sometimes you just need to get away and sit quietly on your own with a book or watch a DVD. Our cosy little quiet room is well stocked with books and DVDs for you to immerse yourself in.

Our Facilities

Our gardens at Paradise View Retreat and natural bush surrounding us mean it’s easy to find that special, quiet place to sit and relax. Enjoy the amazing night skies from the hot spa or cool off in the swimming pool. Sit quietly in our Serenity Garden or enjoy a massage in our tranquil Treatment room. We can arrange treatments from a local therapist.