Our Guests Experiences

based on 36 reviews
Lisa & Dakota (Christchurch NZ)
Stunning, unbeatable and breathtaking 🙌🏼

My son and I had the most amazing 5 night stay at Peak View Retreat. It felt like a world away from anything, we loved every minute and there was enough space to keep us both well occupied. The 4k walking track was exactly what I needed every day. The views were just stunning in every kind of weather, we were lucky enough to see some spectacular sunrises and sunsets and the pictures online don't do any justice to the beauty that meets your eyes in every direction. We will most definitely be back, I couldn't recommend Whangamoa any more highly and we have stayed all around the South Island. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay Nat and Carl, we are so grateful for everything. Having the hot tub prepared for us was marvelous and feeling at home was beautiful. What an incredible place to rest, reset and refresh :)

Family with young children  |  stayed in 9/2020

Heather (Katikati )
A real piece of Paradise 💕

We had the most amazing time celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary & wow what a place to stay !! The home itself, the decks , hot tub and the most incredible views . To set it all off , we had the 1st Night catered, which I would highly recommend . Many thanks to our wonderful hosts Nat & Carl - I hope one day we will be back but until then , all the best x

Mature couple  |  stayed in 9/2020

Jake Winslow (Palmerston North, New Zealand)
Absolutely Fantastic Location with Million Dollar Views!

Carl & Nat, first and foremost thank you for a wonderful get away. You are great hosts and your retreat is by far "Top Notch". Views, scenery, the Retreat "Lodge" are all beautiful. Top end everything. Waking up in the morning you are greeted with views by simply lifting your head. Morning coffee's sitting in a trance looking out over Pepin Island, Cable Bay and out over Tasman Bay....simply stunning. Views of the snow covered Southern Alps and so much more. Wall to wall windows give you the panoramic views people dream of. Thank you so much for fitting us in and showing me how to cook up New Zealands ....well the worlds best Green Lipped Muscels. We will definately be back to enjoy the wood fired Spa again but next time I'll bring more of New Zealands wines and spend much more time. Kia Ora

Group  |  stayed in 8/2020

Vincent and Marion (New Caledonia)
Another World

Two days in another world surrounded by stormy clouds. An outstanding experience in this warm and cosy place. This morning we had the chance to wake up with a fabulous view on the sea and mountains. Carl and Natalia were kind and attentive as everything was set for us. Definitely recommend this place! XO

Young couple  |  stayed in 6/2020

Guy and Meg Mansell (Auckland)
The perfect NZ honeymoon destination

We were only able to stay a couple of days at Peak View Retreat, but they were magic. As soon as we arrived we felt like we were in a world of our own and watching the sunrise from bed was unforgettable. Everything we needed was supplied and Nat was a phenomenall host who was very helpful with suggestions and making sure the hot tub was warm for us. Hope to be back again one day!

Young couple  |  stayed in 5/2020

Olivier (Paris, France)
"Luckiest man on earth"

This place is truly amazing. This is my dream house. The welcome from Carl and Natalia was awesome. The region is beautiful. And the view!! Woow! I have to confess I was the luckiest man on Earth being here during the lockdown. Those 2 months on my own, 18,000kms from home and friends (in France) could have been a nightmare. This place and it’s amazing owners have made it one of the best times of my life. I feel like I’m leaving heaven today. But I know I’ll come back and enjoy the fantastic food Carl is crafting with his bbq (and not only) and the so helpful advice of Nat on what to do in the region. I was a stranger when I came. I’m leaving two friends here now. Looking forward to meeting you again. Staying in this house is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Single traveller  |  stayed in 4/2020

Susie (USA)
Peak View Retreat is Spectacular

Peak View Retreat is spectacular - the pictures don't do it justice. We've stayed in vacation rentals all over the world - Peak View Retreat is the best we've seen. And Natalia & Carl were the best hosts - responsive, available, and warm. We came to New Zealand from San Francisco thinking this was a once in a lifetime trip. Because of Natalia and Carl, we are definitely coming back.

Mature couple  |  stayed in 3/2020

Angus (France)

This place is amazing with fabulous views.

Group  |  stayed in 2/2020

Alexandra (Highlands, NC, USA)

Natalia and Carl, thank you your home is absolutely breathtaking. We have enjoyed the peace and purity of your property and loved being fully present as we savoured first being embraced by the clouds and then your 360 degree views. Your hospitality and thoughtfulness is first class. See you again, Arohanui

Mature couple  |  stayed in 2/2020

Samuli (Finland)
Absolutley amazing

Amazing place you have here, we loved. it. Thank you. for. your amazing service and hospitality. We will be back.

Young couple  |  stayed in 1/2020

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