Peak View Retreat Guest Reviews

based on 56 reviews
A place like no other

I was lucky enough to stay at the retreat with a group of friends. It’s truly a place like no other. The 360deg views of the ocean, trees, mountains and sky are the best anywhere I have ever stayed. Loved relaxing in the hot tub among nature and watching the sky change at sunset. Will be back for sure. Thank you so very much.

Group  |  stayed in 9/2021

Triona (Nelson)
A magical place

My friends and I had the most amazing stay at Peak View Retreat. As soon as you walk through the door you instantly relax - the interiors are cosy and stylish, the little details make you feel at home, and of course - the view!! This is a place like no other, and Natalia and Carl are the most warm and welcoming hosts anyone could wish for. The perfect spot to get away from it all. We cannot wait to return!

Group  |  stayed in 9/2021

Delene (Nelson)
Weekend retreat

We were so looking forward to coming to stay here and Peak View Retreat did not disappoint. Warm large open plan area upstairs with cosy little areas to retreat to. Comfy bedrooms and fully equipped kitchen. AND THE VIEW! Loved the place and the welcoming and helpful hosts Natalia and Carl. I could easily live there. Thank you for all the extra goodies in our welcome basket. Perfect for the celebration birthdays with family.

Thank you so much Delene for your kind words, it was an absolute pleasure having you all, you were wonderful guests thank you so much.

replied by the owner (8/13/2021 1:11:33 AM)

Family with no Children  |  stayed in 8/2021

Ana & Mike (Oamaru)
6th Anniversary Weekend

I could not speak high enough about Natalia and Carl's place and hospitality. Extremely good taste, refined, and stylish interior decor, fully equipped and modern kitchen, elegant lounge set up, spacious outdoor deck with breathtaking views to Cable Bay. And what “a view”. The sunsets from the balcony are impressive. High-quality super king bed and clean bed linen, pillows options, spacious bathroom, excellent water pressure shower and a bath. Natalia and Carl also prepared a nice basket with some goodies (Wine, cheese, chips, juices, sourdough loaf, chocolate, and in the fridge eggs, butter, milk, yogurt, chia sisters muesli, pics peanut butter & boysenberry jelly) on our arrival. Thank you both for making our 6th anniversary celebration weekend epic at Peak View Retreat. See you at summertime. Kind Regards Ana & Mike

Young couple  |  stayed in 7/2021


Amazing! This place is stunning, you can not capture it all in a photo. We stayed for a long weekend and it was perfect place to unwind and relax. Natalia and Carl’s hospitality is of the highest standard, with great attention to the small details including lots of lovely local supplies.

Young couple  |  stayed in 7/2021

Janelle (Christchurch)

Such a treat to have this kind of accommodation in NZ. We arrived to an epic sunset! Unfortunately for the rest of the time the weather didn't play ball but the house is super cosy, filled with plenty of books, games and baking ingredients to keep you entertained - along with the hot tub! The hosts are great! Thanks so much for sharing Peak View with us Natalia and Carl.

Thank you so much Janelle, it was a pleasure having you.

replied by the owner (6/15/2021 9:22:42 PM)

Young couple  |  stayed in 6/2021

Lauren (Auckland )
Heaven on Earth!

We couldn't have wished for anything more.. Peak View is just magical! The incredible views over Pepin Island one way, and the mountains the other, truly take your breath away. Relaxing in the wood fired hot tub after a bespoke helicopter flight and private yoga lesson on the deck are some of the best ways to spend your day in the retreat. Natalia and Carl's hosting skills are next level. We can't wait to see you next time!

Group  |  stayed in 6/2021

Lisa (Christchurch)
Working holiday sweet spot

2nd time guest - and the views were again unbeatable! Stayed late spring last time, so it was awesome to experience a different time of year in autumn. The sunrises and sunsets were to die for and it was the best place to be staying and working during the school holidays and one of my busiest times of the year. I would highly recommend a 3+ night stay if you are thinking about it, you won't regret it! To be able to wake up to the pinky haze across the sea and to watch the sun set on the islands close by, is just magical. There is a great wee space that my son used too which was great. The hot tub is amazing to unwind at the end of the day and the vibe is relaxing no matter the weather. Thanks for having us Nat and Carl :)

Thank you so much Lisa, it was so great to have you both back again.

replied by the owner (6/15/2021 9:25:21 PM)

Family with young children  |  stayed in 4/2021

Ana & Logan

The most incredible and idyllic place my husband and I have ever stayed in! We had a few activities we wanted to do in the area, but once we arrived at Peak View, all of those went out the window and we did not leave! The views are picture perfect and its even better in person. We have never felt more relaxed or at peace. There is everything you need and more there and the hosts go above and beyond to create an unforgettable experience for their guests. Would recommend to anyone!

Young couple  |  stayed in 4/2021

Anne Phillips (Napier)

My girlfriend and I were lucky enough to win 3 Nights at Peak Retreat, this place is Heaven on Earth, the House is WOW & built to maximise your experience, the views are breath taking & the whole place has the best Vibes, truely so good for your Sole, Thankyou to our lovely hosts Natalia & Carl for making our stay so memorable, would so love to come back and revisit one day .🙂

Other  |  stayed in 3/2021

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