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OB Retreat, Oriental Bay - 6 Bedrooms, Stunning location for Your Group Getaway!

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Overview
6 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
15 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Oriental Bay Retreat is a spotlessly clean fully furnished 6 bedroom self-contained home with independent access. PERFECT Wellington location! Harbour views, close to city, parks & beach. 200m to Dairy, 1km easy walk to New World. Ideal for your group of 2 to 15 people. High speed unlimited wifi makes it easy to work from 'home'. Each bedroom is well appointed with comfortable Queen beds & beautiful linen. The kitchen is fully equipped with all you should need to make OB Retreat your 'home away from home'.
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We welcome up to 15 guests. If unsure of guest numbers you can book minimum & confirm guest No's closer to arrival & pay balance. We want you to enjoy your stay & ask you to leave it in a way we'd welcome you back. Loud parties, inappropriate language or any activity that causes our neighbours to complain, is not permitted. Any property damaged will need to be replaced or compensation paid. If additional cleaning is required for bedding &/or furnishings additional cleaning costs will be charged.
Bathrooms
1 Shower, 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Carolyn S
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2016
Interaction with guests
We live upstairs with separate access and are happy to help as much or as little as you desire.
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Reviews (10)
Dream29289268001
Dream29289268001
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Very comfortable house with a very obliging landlady,the location is fantastic and the views amazing.The bedrooms were beautifully made up and comfortable and there was plenty of space in the living room.As a suggestion maybe a couple of easy chairs for us older folks as the sofas(which I'm sure make comfy beds)were rather low.We will certainly be back.
Visited June 2020
Written July 3, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Foowashere
Foowashere
Adelaide, Australia80 contributions
This worked very well as a conference share for 5 of us visiting NZ. Very well maintained, spotless, efficient kitchen, nice living rooms, excellent WiFi and magnificent Bay views. Carolyn was super helpful if any need arose. I would rate the comfy beds as large doubles apart from from one king double and the king singles room at the end if bed size is an issue for your group. An airing cupboard would help with clothes drying in wet weather. I would also recommend that TA sets up an accessibility rating for ALL TA properties. This would make things a lot clearer when booking. There is a very steep road and steep steps to get to this property and this should perhaps be more prominently described ? I would not recommend it for anyone who is not relatively mobile/fit. It’s a lovely 12 minute seafront walk into Wellington or bus is very close. New World supermarket about ten minutes away is good for provisions. Uber averaged $NZ8 from CBD to home.Great gourmet eating at Chameleon and Ortega Fish Shack. Don’t miss Te Papa Museum and if you drive north we recommend Nga Manu Nature Reserve which we stumbled across. You might see a kiwi !
Visited October 2019
Written November 2, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

RachNZ18
RachNZ18
Palmerston North, New Zealand2 contributions
We stayed at OB Retreat for a family event recently, it was perfect for three families of four, plus grandmother. Clean and comfortable with lovely decor. The well equipped kitchen, and separate dining meant we could enjoy time together as a family rather than eating out every meal. Great views, handy location, and super helpful owner!!
Visited September 2018
Written September 30, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
CanSurvive
CanSurvive
Thanks for choosing to stay at OB Retreat Rachel. We do hope you get the opportunity to visit again.
Written October 1, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kelvin D
Kelvin D
1 contribution
Myself and a group of nine other friends have just spent the weekend at OB Retreat and couldn’t recommend it more highly. Great facilities, amazing location and really top-quality accommodation that easily catered for such a big group. Carolyn was super helpful and responded to queries quickly. We had a quirky issue with trying to coordinate a grocery delivery and she stepped in and helped without question, which was hugely appreciated. We would definitely stay again.
Visited September 2018
Written September 23, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

melanies
melanies
Rotorua District, New Zealand3 contributions
This house offers so much - large spacious bedrooms, a well appointed kitchen, comfortable living/dining rooms as well as 2 bathrooms. With excellent views and a wonderful host! Highly recommend!!
Visited September 2018
Written September 10, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
CanSurvive
CanSurvive
Thanks for being such great guests Melanie. We're glad you enjoyed your stay & look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Written September 10, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mitchp89
mitchp89
Canberra, Australia1 contribution
This place is fantastic as it has heaps of space for a large group, a great lounge area to sit around chatting while enjoying the amazing view of Wellington Harbour, a well appointed kitchen, walking distance from the CBD and close to a few very good restaurants/cafes. Our group stayed for 5 nights and we felt right at home by the end. Carolyn was a wonderful host and was extremely good with communication before and during our stay. Would highly recommend staying at this place if you have a group or large family.
Visited August 2018
Written August 15, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
CanSurvive
CanSurvive
Thanks for choosing to stay at OB Retreat. Your were the perfect guests. We hope you get to visit again. All the best with your new venture. Carolyn & Paul, OB Retreat.
Written August 15, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mariak1958
mariak1958
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
The location is right on the beach and only a few minutes easy walk away from cafe's shops, movies, tourist attractions. The accomodation just superb . Carolyn made us feel very welcome.
Visited February 2018
Written March 18, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jeaimer
Jeaimer
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
We are a group of women on our annual walk and general catch-up. This house was ideal for us, walking distance to great shops and restaurants. Everything was perfect, lovely hosts, comfortable beds and lots of little extras like dressing gowns and slippers.... 13 of us and plenty of space for everyone. Highly recommended
Visited October 2017
Written October 31, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sally B
Sally B
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
Had a great weekend in Wellington with a group of 13. Views from the lounge and deck were stunning and location was walking distance to Wellington sights and restaurants. Great location for a group with comfortable beds and everything you need to ensure your stay is enjoyable. Would definitely recommend if you have a large group.
Visited October 2017
Written October 31, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
CanSurvive
CanSurvive
Thanks so much Sally. Glad you enjoyed OB Retreat. It was a pleasure to meet you all. Cheers Carolyn
Written October 31, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

fussy125
fussy125
Wellington, New Zealand24 contributions
OB Retreat was a perfect place to stay for our group of 13. It is walking distance to the city, has wonderful views, is very clean and the beds were very comfortable. We walked everywhere including the Southern Walkway to Island Bay which starts just behind the house and into town for dinner every night. There is a lovely deck at the front which is great for a wee glass of wine at the end of the day. Fabulous stay - thanks Carolyn
Visited October 2017
Written October 30, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
CanSurvive
CanSurvive
It was great to meet you all. So glad you made the most of OB Retreats location. Thanks for doing such a great job of organising your groups visit. Cheers Carolyn
Written October 31, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
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Internet Access
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About the neighbourhood
Come & stay in one of the top 10 suburbs in NZ! 'Oriental Bay, Wellington is the fourth most expensive suburb in New Zealand. Real estate agents say it is one of Wellington’s top-performing suburbs. “It’s a bit more exclusive than others and very tightly held. There are not many Oriental Bay properties on the market. Values are high“ there are a lot of properties in the $8m to $10m bracket.” Source: Stuff 7 Feb 2021 At OB Retreat your group can experience all that Oriental Bay offers without spend OB Retreat is set amongst some grand homes of Oriental Bay with beautiful bush, beach or city walks at your doorstep.
Getting around
We are a 15 minute walk to the city or catch a bus that stops 2 minutes walk away. 10 minute drive to the airport.
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about OB Retreat, Oriental Bay - 6 Bedrooms, Stunning location for Your Group Getaway!

OB Retreat, Oriental Bay - 6 Bedrooms, Stunning location for Your Group Getaway! is able to accommodate up to 15 guests. See all property details.

OB Retreat, Oriental Bay - 6 Bedrooms, Stunning location for Your Group Getaway! has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

OB Retreat, Oriental Bay - 6 Bedrooms, Stunning location for Your Group Getaway! has 6 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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