Looking out over the Mahurangi Harbour, The Black Box Studio offers a romantic summer spot for couples to escape. Traffic dependant, it is just over an hour's drive from Auckland!
Whether you've got a nice bottle of wine to enjoy, you want a picturesque spot to dine alfresco, need some fresh air while you read a book, selected from the bookcase, or you just love watching the boats coming and going in the harbour, The Black Box Studio is a tranquil and intimate retreat.
The studio-style interior is decorated with chic furnishings and has all the essentials for your stay. A utensil stocked kitchenette, Smart TV with Freeview, iPod Docking Station and a DVD player, with a selection of music and movie DVDs, is offered for your entertainment. Or enjoy your time on the sheltered deck cooking a tasty summer meal on the Webber BBQ.
The Black Box Studio provides high-quality linen sheets and pillow slips, plus towels for your stay.
Some of New Zealand's best swimming and surfing beaches, marine reserves, additional regional parks and bike trails are between 10-30 minutes drive away. The nearest beach is fantastic for swimming, safe and deep at high tide. It is just a few minutes drive or a 20-minute walk to Scotts Landing Regional Park. Take the hamper provided and laze away outside the iconic homestead enjoying your picnic, walk one of the trails on the end of this Peninsular, or simply take in the tranquillity and history of the sheltered bay!
From the Black Box Studio, there are many small coastal tracks available to the public. Directly across the road, through the gate, you can carry your kayak or paddleboard down to the harbour beach.
Within a 10-minute drive, you'll find the start of an impressive selection of wineries and retail outlets, and head a bit further, breweries, art trails and Matakana famous for its Saturday Market. Matakana offers everything from restaurants, speciality and fashion stores to the famous Matakana Pub and last but not least, the Cinema which includes four Theatres.
The property is a 15-minute drive to Warkworth, where there are even more cafes, restaurants and pubs, two supermarkets and a Medical Centre (and a Medical Centre in Snells Beach 8-minutes drive from The Black Box). From Warkworth, you can walk along the river to the historic, abandoned cement works where you can swim in the deep quarry.
The Black Box Studio and all its surrounds awaits you. We welcome you to come and experience this slice of paradise.
- Bedroom 1 (Level 1): 1 King Size Bed
- Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Outdoor Shower, 1 Toilet
You’ll be glad to know linen is included in the nightly rate
Please note the bathroom can only be accessed externally.
Please be aware the main dwelling on the property will be occupied during your stay.
This property does not have a full kitchen. A microwave, hot plate and toaster are available for food preparation.
Guests should bring their own Nespresso compatible pods to make use of the available machine.
- Coffee machine
- Driveway (private)
- Family Friendly
- Fenced (fully)
- Fridge / Freezer
- Hair dryer
- Ironing board
- Mobile cellphone Reception
- Outdoor shower
- Parking (off-street)
- Washing machine
Guest reviews for The Black Box StudioWe encourage reviews. Our review policy.
HeidiStayed April 2022
We really enjoyed our stay at the studio. Great set out space and we loved watching the stars from the outdoor shower. Such a nice part of the coast.
AliStayed January 2022
The Black Box Studio is beautifully presented. Nothing but high quality linen, cooking equipment and appliances. Positioned wonderfully overlooking the water...perfect for an evening wine watching the sunset. So much thought and care has gone into this property...only wish we'd stayed longer.
AlanaStayed January 2022
Great accomodation if you’re looking for a couples getaway
JamesStayed December 2021
Absolutely loved our stay, the place exceeded expectations all round. Was very clean/tidy and is nestled in so is very private with amazing views. Layout is ideal and owners have thought of everything, we had everything we needed. Outdoor shower is great, a nice touch. Couldn't recommend our stay enough, we will definitely be back! Thank you!