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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
2 nights minimum
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The Te Muri Ridge experience offers you secluded and peaceful surrounds, relax and enjoy the serenity of a beautiful rural and coastal setting on our 56 ha property. Our Barn apartment offers contemporary luxury accommodation with rural and sea views overlooking Mahurangi Regional Park within close proximity to Auckland CBD. We have enhanced the landscape with extensive native planting to encourage bird-life and regenerate flora & fauna for a unique New Zealand encounter with nature. The Barn offers private, secluded luxury apartment accommodation with breakfast provisions included. The local environs at Te Muri Ridge are conducive for total unwinding and relaxation as well as full on adventure and outdoor activities. Enjoy strolling the many local trails, playing a game of tennis, s...The Te Muri Ridge experience offers you secluded and peaceful surrounds, relax and enjoy the serenity of a beautiful rural and coastal setting on our 56 ha property. Our Barn apartment offers contemporary luxury accommodation with rural and sea views overlooking Mahurangi Regional Park within close proximity to Auckland CBD. We have enhanced the landscape with extensive native planting to encourage bird-life and regenerate flora & fauna for a unique New Zealand encounter with nature. The Barn offers private, secluded luxury apartment accommodation with breakfast provisions included. The local environs at Te Muri Ridge are conducive for total unwinding and relaxation as well as full on adventure and outdoor activities. Enjoy strolling the many local trails, playing a game of tennis, swimming in the infinity pool or just relax by the outdoor fireplace. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Anna D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2013
Interaction with guests
We respect our guests privacy and give them space although are available when needed to provide recommendations and assistance with local sights, activities and general travel plans.
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Reviews (12)
V.H.H
V.H.H
2 contributions
We had an incredible stay with Stella, Anna and Brian. This place is simply...MAGICAL! Hospitality knows no bounds with this humble family. Upon arrival we were treated with such warmth and welcome and that alone was enough for me but we were shown to our accommodations and I was in awe of the place, it was the perfect love nest and when you think it doesn’t get better, well it does. We were spoiled with Anna’s baking on top of everything. Her cake...OMG!!! The “barn” as they like to call is a perfect place to rejuvenate and relax, cut off from the outside world and surrounded by rolling hills, vegetation and quiet. But if you think that it’s too relaxed for you, think again. They have a fully equipped tennis court, kayaks, there are many hikes in the surroundings, skateboarding, remote beaches and if you are a fisherman you can ask Brian about fishing. Don’t forget to drive to Puhoi for the most amazing ice cream! I wouldn’t think twice about booking this place. Just do it!!!!! Thank you Te Muri Ridge for one of the most memorable trips of our lives! Arohanui! V+B
Visited November 2019
Written November 18, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Oksana R
Oksana R
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
Truly incredible place to stay, even during winter! With breathtaking scenic views, and even more amazing hosts, Anna, Brian and Stella made our stay very comfortable! It was a home away from home and we can’t wait to visit again!
Visited July 2018
Written July 3, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

djspark
djspark
Sydney, Australia7 contributions
A beautiful property, super facilities with excellent local provisions provided by hosts - in our stay wine, cake, bread for toast, honey & milk. Our family loved the pool and tennis court (although to say we played tennis is stretching it a lot!) the local beach is quiet with beautiful turquoise waters (although the sand is taupe coloured which I guess is common in NZ). We also visited the nearby cheese shop and local winery cellar door which we're excellent too. We'd love to return & would recommend.!
Visited December 2017
Written December 18, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

RickNStl
RickNStl
Tesson Ferry, MO89 contributions
Once you fly in First Class, you can't go back to Coach. But after you fly on a private jet, even First Class seems like a commodity. That's analogous to Te Muri Ridge--once you stay here, even the nicest resorts will seem like a commodity. It was amazing how many thoughtful details had been care for in designing and equipping the Barn. To call it a barn really understates the accommodations--its GQ (Guest Quarters) with a bedroom, kitchen, breakfast area and living space. The GQ has a private deck with grill and dining table, and there's an outdoor patio area with fireplace that's stocked for an evening fire under the stars. This B&B also has a spa tub, private infinity pool and a tennis court. And I'll mention the indoor parking because that was really convenient. Te Muri Ridge is a long way from the airport, so we hired an Uber the first night to get there safely and directly. The location in the Mahurangi national park is a bit remote, but that remoteness is the key to stunning views, access to the water and wildlife. When we rented a car to explore the north end of the island and to drive to the west coast, it was really convenient to be out of town when we started. We learned to press coffee on this trip and found that having a kitchen allowed us to buy the food and drinks that we wanted, grill steak and fish to our liking, and enjoy the quiet beauty each evening brought. Brian and Anna are such gracious hosts--thanks for showing us some sites in Auckland and saving us another Uber expense.
Visited October 2017
Written November 10, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Claire Gard
Claire Gard
Auckland, New Zealand13 contributions
We only had 1 night here which was definitely not long enough, if you are looking for peace and tranquility, luxury accomodation with all the finishing touches then look no further. This is an amazing place, very private with use of the spa and swimming pool which is divine. Own patio area which has an open fire and a tennis court. Beautiful sea and country views and their little dog Stella who wanders up to say hello is so cute. Great base for exploring the area with an array of beautiful beaches and walks. Definitely recommend.
Visited September 2017
Written September 19, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sightsee509580
Sightsee509580
We were delighted to welcome Claire & Steve to Te Muri Ridge. It was our absolute privilege to host you both, we appreciate your thoughtful review & hope to welcome you back to the beautiful Mahurangi. Mahurangi West certainly is a great base to explore the Matakana region & all this area has to offer. Enjoy Spring.. roll on Summer! Anna, Brian & "Stella"
Written September 20, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

dabaci
dabaci
Capital Federal District, Argentina1 contribution
You need to look no furtther. All the comments onTe Muri are very true. Anna & Brian really care about you and your stay, their kidness have no match. We haven´t been treated so nice. They are very generous on sharing this incredible place with the rest of us. The barn is excelent....you won't believe the views from it!!! Lots and lots of places nearby to visit and enjoy. If you are thinking on staying a week or less, you will not be wanting to leave. We stay 15 days and every one of them was a blast. We´ve had one of the best family vacations ever. We can´t wait to visit them again and highly recommend to anyone to stay Te Muri.
Visited February 2016 Travelled with family
Written March 10, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

justine555
justine555
Palmerston North, New Zealand82 contributions
First of all, you cannot go wrong with this holiday home. It is brilliant. Read on for more details or just go ahead and book it. You will not regret it. We felt very welcome by the owners, Anna and Brian. It felt like we were the first guests to ever stay which is a wonderful example of Anna and Brian's 5-star hosting skills. On arrival inside there was a home baking including a heart-shaped cake (extremely thoughtful and yummy - thanks again Anna!), card and bottle of wine waiting for us, and even rose petals in the bedroom. We stayed during New Years Eve and Brian invited us for celebration drinks which was really lovely and thoughtful. A great person to chat to (thanks Brian!). The Barn is in a perfect setting with great views to be enjoyed through floor to ceiling windows in the lounge and bedroom. It is even better than the photos show. Quite a grand set of steps lead up from the driveway near the amazing outdoor fireplace area which is situated near the Barn. We did not get to try the fire as it was lovely hot weather but it would be great in the colder months. The kitchen is excellent and has everything you need. Bathroom very nice. Loads of extras here. Board games, DVDs, Sky TV, large TV, candles, air-con, BBQ, deck chairs (including loungers), dressing gowns & slippers, swimming towels, kayaks, etc! The Barn has a relaxed clean modern feel and it was so easy to just really relax. The couch in the lounge is super comfy! The swimming pool is over at the main house and not to be missed. It has a draw dropping view of the bay. Guests are made to feel welcome to go for a swim at any time. Overall we found it a superb spot for relaxing and also a great location – easy drives North to Matakana etc, and South to Auckland (just mind the traffic at peak times!). Thanks Anna and Brian (and Rebecca and Stella!)
Visited January 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written January 11, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sightsee509580
Sightsee509580
Hi Justine, thank you for your very thoughtful and thorough review. We were pleased you enjoyed your stay and were delighted to host you. All the very best for 2016 and we look forward to welcoming you both back to Te Muri Ridge in the near future. Kind regards, Anna & Brian Te Muri Ridge
Written January 17, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Frankie F
Frankie F
27 contributions
Te Muri Ridge is a fine example of a coastal NZ property. The design, the attention to detail and the quality of the finishing touches are beautiful. The native planting and the view from the pool is one of a kind. Thank you so much Brian and Anne for your kindness, generosity and warmth and of course all those gorgeous treats we discovered along the way !! This is truely a piece of paradise and we will definitely be back again - no doubt time and time again. The barn, the outdoor living space and the outdoor fireplace along with all your gorgeous artworks and artefacts are beautiful You have done a wonderful job and have created an idyllic property in a stunning part of NZ Thanks
Visited April 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written April 16, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sightsee509580
Sightsee509580
Thank you Jill for choosing to stay with us at "Te Muri Ridge" & for your very thoughtful review. We were delighted to host you & your family & we are very much looking forward to welcoming you back to stay in 'The Barn'. Anna & Brian
Written April 24, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rachel
Rachel
Atlanta, GA18 contributions
We LOVED Te Muri Ridge! We had all the comforts if home with the luxury of a 5 star resort. Anna and Brian thought of everything. I have a gluten allergy and an autoimmune disease so having the option for gluten free breakfast and all natural bath products was so appreciated. The views alone from the property are worth the stay! Incredible location near Auckland and a few fun towns and a 5 min drive to the regional park and beaches. Sullivan's Bay was nearly empty both times we went and calm enough to swim in. The pool was chilly but Brian made sure the hot tub/spa was ready for us when we came back one night and we enjoyed wine under the stars. We took a day trip to Paihia and took a 4 hour cruise around the Bay of Islands on Explore NZ. A must do! Anna's recommendations on restaurants nearby were spot on. The outdoor fireplace was nice to come back to that evening and relax. Stella, the family border collie, is a sweetheart and will keep you company outside! Absolutely stay at Te Muri Ridge and you will not be disappointed!
Visited March 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written March 16, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sightsee509580
Sightsee509580
Thank you for taking the time to write such kind comments on your experience at "Te Muri Ridge". We enjoyed hosting you and would be delighted to welcome you back. Warm regards, Anna & Brian
Written March 19, 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

hongkong2005
hongkong2005
Hong Kong, China2 contributions
I don't write reviews but this is so exceptional I should broadcast it! After completing months of hard work, my wife and I decided to take a vacation in New Zealand to get some fresh air and decompress; went online and found "Te Muri Ridge" vacation house. “Te Muri” is situated in Mahurangi, a seaside suburb within one hour’s drive from Auckland Airport. In Maori, it means “breeze". Its main attractions include a secluded villa, sheltered bays, serene beaches, native shrubs, vast pastures, natural parks, etc., etc.. Visualizing in our mind the tranquility and beauty of the place, and without a wink, booked a week's stay online. Price is reasonable, inclusive of breakfast, free wifi and… a bottle of 2009 Mahurangi wine! On arrival, we were totally stunned. It turned out to be a detached residence (“The Barn”) for two (up to a family of 3) of about 150 square meters, with living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, laundry room; toiletry, cooking, entertainment, games and other amenities were plentiful and complete; the king bed was big and comfortable. Adjacent to the property was a private tennis court. Interior layout was exquisite and elegant. The owner had lived many years in foreign countries and collected lots of authentic ornaments, tastefully displayed. The house has huge cathedral like glass windows to the floor, overlooking one side into rolling green hills into the distance, with sheep grazing freely and birds singing, then the other angle into ships sailing in peaceful water. Recalling these moments now is delightful. The owner family of “Te Muri Ridge” owns 140 hectares of pasture land, but builds its home on the hilltop with 360-degree wide-angle views of the sea, rolling valleys and national parks. This “Barn”, the vacation rental, is 200 meters away and can be most aptly described as the Chinese poet says, "far from the hustle and bustle; forget all worries of the world." Will staying here for one week be boring? No! 5:30am got up to watch the sunrise (sunrise in New Zealand is world-famous); after breakfast, drove 5 minutes down rolling hills to a nearby beach for a swim or canoeing, watched birds flying in flocks, soaked in beauty of the islands afar; after shower, lunch at the close-by mall with specialties like fresh homemade pies, cheese and organic ice cream; in the afternoon, one could watch a movie (we’re big fans) at a uniquely decorated theater, or visit the pottery factory, bee farm. sculpture museum, etc. Back at the “Barn”, after a nap, one could cook a delicious dinner, invite the owner for a game of tennis or just relax. Hiking in bird sanctuaries and national parks are educational and healthy options. Of course, not forgetting fishing on shore or rented boat!! Seven days went by in an instant. Recollecting these carefree, private and relaxing moments, my wife and I still memorize the fun and enjoyment now. After returning, our whole bodies feel fully recharged, refreshed and serene. Sincerely, next time when there is a need for a quiet and peaceful holiday, “Te Muri Ridge” will always be our first choice ! ! !
Visited November 2013 Travelled as a couple
Written December 21, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Garage
Highchair
Internet Access
Business Travel
Hot Tub
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Ocean Views
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Shared Tennis Court
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
City Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
The local environs at Te Muri Ridge are conducive for total unwinding and relaxation as well as full on adventure and outdoor activities. Enjoy strolling the many local trails, playing a game of tennis or swimming in the infinity pool. Explore one of the three pohutukawa- fringed bays – Sullivans (Otarawao) Bay, Mita (Otuawao) Bay and Te Muri Bay by hiking or kayak.
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Te Muri Ridge Luxury Retreat is able to accommodate up to 3 guests. See all property details.

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Stays at Te Muri Ridge Luxury Retreat must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.