11 January 2018 | Written by Lydia Twohill

7 Luxury Auckland Anniversary Getaways

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Auckland Anniversary weekend is fast approaching, providing an excellent excuse to indulge in a little luxury over a long weekend! We’ve curated a selection of dreamy holiday homes from our Bachcare Luxury Collection, each of which are available for the break. 


Verde Olivia, Mangawhai Heads

From $255 | 6 People | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | WiFi

Positioned along the edge of a divine olive grove, this designer country haven offers a touch of luxury with stunning views, located just a 5 minute drive away to the beach! Split across 2 levels, the home enjoys spacious open plan living; complete with floor to ceiling bi-folds that help create an excellent indoor outdoor flow, accentuating the stunning surrounds. Beautifully presented interiors throughout render a fresh and inviting vibe, added to by the tranquil rural scenes. The ample decking and garden space provide an ideal set up for those who enjoy al fresco dining (be sure to make use of the BBQ), and 360 degree views!

This immaculate space is ideal for a rejuvenating country retreat – unwind in comfort on site and soak up the scenery, or take a quick drive to the ocean for a beach day. Plus, the village is just a 7-8 minute drive for a selection of shopping and dining options. Enjoy a slice of magical Mangawhai at Verde Olivia this Auckland Anniversary weekend!

View the full listing for Verde Olivia here


Matakana Magic, Matakana

From $360 | 4 People | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | WiFi

Matakana Magic enjoys an elevated position to capture the tranquil rural views. This modern home includes everything you need for a refreshing escape, and is located just a 5 minute walk from the village! Make the most of the seamless indoor / outdoor flow – either unwind indoors and gaze at the peaceful scenery, cook something special to enjoy on the spacious deck, or soak in the spa for ultimate relaxation. Each of the beautifully designed bedrooms has its own ensuite, and includes linen for your stay. Matakana Magic caters for all your needs – bring your toys on holiday with you, as there is a huge, secure shed where you can store boats, jet skis, and kayaks. There is also ample room to wash down your boat, along with a fish filleting area!

For those wanting to explore, Matakana is an entertainers delight; including charming cafes, delicious restaurants and bars (often with live music), and a buzzing farmers market. Plus, there is a boutique cinema, a selection of renowned wineries, boutique shopping, golf courses, and trail bike rides! Several idyllic beaches such as Tawharanui and Omaha are also close by.

View the full listing for Matakana Magic here


Saltings Estate Vineyard, Matakana

From $325 | 6 People | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | WiFi

Saltings Vineyard is a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom holiday home located in Sandspit, nestled on a working vineyard with superb ocean views! This property is perfect for a friends or couples getaway – put simply, the photos are gorgeous but nothing beats experiencing the stunning views and beautifully finished decor than in person. You will find everything you need to unwind and relax at Saltings Vineyard; from the clawfoot bathtub, beautiful classic furnishings, and numerous decks and balconies – complete with world class views.

Should you feel the need to venture out, you’re just a couple of minutes drive from the Sandspit wharf. Here you’ll also find a cute local cafe for your daily caffeine fix, or take a short drive to Matakana village for an abundance of culinary options and activities!

View the full listing for Saltings Vineyard here


Kelmarna, Ponsonby, Auckland

From $660 | 8 People | 4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | WiFi

This impeccably finished, stylish Ponsonby holiday home boasts 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a fully fenced private backyard. Enjoying a central location, you are in close proximity to an array of humming cafe’s, restaurants, bars and some of Auckland’s best shopping! Kelmarna is ideal for year round comfort – in these warmer months make the most of the lovely backyard, and have a meal on a balmy summers evening out on the deck. Each of the bedrooms is a very generous size, and are fitted with a comfortable queen bed.

This Ponsonby holiday house is a fantastic home away from home. You will be an easy walk to public transport, or a short drive will have you in downtown Auckland. Kelmarna is an excellent base for your next getaway or staycation!

View the full listing for Kelmarna here


Bella Vista, Pauanui

From $510 | 8 People | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | WiFi

Enjoying an elevated position with breathtaking views, Bella Vista is a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom Pauanui holiday house. Set just a 6 minute walk from the ocean beach, this luxurious, modern house is a perfect base for your next Coromandel retreat! Split across 2 levels, the house includes spacious open plan living upstairs – the tastefully appointed living, dining, and kitchen area flow seamlessly onto the deck for ultimate summer living! The generous deck is well set up for al fresco dining, with ample seating, a BBQ, and gorgeous bush and sea views. A dedicated sitting/TV room is an excellent addition for some extra space for larger groups.

Spread out about the properties many fabulous areas, and unwind in comfort with gorgeous vistas, or wander down to the sand and surf for days at the beautiful Pauanui Beach!

View the full listing for Bella Vista here


The Breakers, Whangapoua

From $860 per night | 8 People | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | WiFi

With an absolute beachfront location, featuring stunning vistas, this contemporary Whangapoua holiday home has everything you need for a relaxed and carefree holiday! The award winning property, architecturally designed and built to the highest standards, leaves you to relax in luxury and style. The high stud ceilings and indoor-outdoor living flow create the ultimate sanctuary, and are the perfect accompaniment to the laid back beach atmosphere.

Get amongst the sand and surf right on your doorstep, then move to the beachfront deck, or lay back inside and enjoy a movie night with your group. You will find SKY television, WiFi, and a sound system to cater for any indoor days. Venture in to town for a bite to eat, or to explore more idyllic bays. A special gift basket of treats and champagne is also included for those staying 3 nights or more (treat yourself!).

View the full listing for The Breakers here


The Glass House, Raglan

From $610 | 6 People | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | WiFi

This modern, beautifully designed eco-bach is situated on a private block, nestled on the lower slopes of Mt. Karioi with elevated, panoramic views stretching from the Tasman Sea in front, to the contoured sea hills across the distant harbour. The Glass House is an inspired sanctuary, where the changing light and weather of the famous west coast with its vast horizons can be experienced in luxurious surroundings. The custom-designed, open-plan living space with floor to ceiling glass exterior is a tribute to the spectacular seascape and tranquility offered by the rolling mountain and native bush to the rear. Find your favourite vantage point indoors to unwind and gaze at the views, or take a dip in the infinity pool while you admire the scenery. For your convenience, linen is included with your stay, along with a complimentary bottle of wine on your arrival (best enjoyed on the deck at sunset!).

Everything you require for an undeniably luxurious escape awaits at this Raglan holiday house!

View the full listing for The Glass House here


Let us help you plan your trip – contact our luxury travel curator to tailor your stay, arrange experiences and offer unique add ons!

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Take a look through the rest of our handpicked Bachcare Luxury Collection, and get your dream summer holiday in motion!

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