Karekare Luxury Escape - Karekare Holiday Home

Karekare Road, Piha, West Auckland

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  • 6 People
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Yes Outside Only
  • Wifi


Nestled between the stunning Waitākere Ranges and the large coastal stretch of striking black sand that is Karekare Beach, Karekare Luxury Escape is sure to provide an unforgettable stay.

Aside from the breath-taking setting and design of this luxury home, its' history is hard to beat. After the land was purchased from Sir Edmund Hilary in the early 1980's, award-winning New Zealand architect Andrew Patterson conceptualised this timeless masterpiece in tandem with music producer Nigel Horrocks.

What with its' lack of distractions, privacy and isolation, Karekare Escape has acted as the base for Crowded House and Neil Finn to record their album Together Alone. Since then, Scarlett Johansson, Radiohead, Pearl Jam and Elle Macpherson have added to the long list of public figures that have been associated with this unique Karekare property.

Every interior and exterior feature has been considered in the design of this stunning home. Here, the floor-to-ceiling ranch sliders create a light-filled and inviting space, while the unique and thoughtful artworks, decor and furnishings produce a beautiful living and entertaining area for you to enjoy.

There are three well-sized bedrooms at Karekare Luxury Escape, providing ample space for up to six guests to stay. Bedroom one offers a spacious queen bed and private ensuite, whilst bedroom two offers a double bed, and bedroom three two singles.

The well-appointed kitchen at Karekare Luxury Escape has everything you need to start your morning right, including a coffee machine to make a cosy cuppa. From here, the spacious lounge room is the perfect spot to enjoy your coffee and take in views of the picturesque Waitākere Ranges that wrap around this home. When you’re ready to kick back at the end of the day, the lounge also has a Smart TV with Freeview and Apple TV for your enjoyment.

An outdoor alfresco dining and entertaining area at Karekare Luxury Escape provides a gorgeous space to share a meal with the family, complete with a BBQ, dining table and chairs and snug outdoor lounge setting. From here, you have the chance to truly unwind and embrace the surrounding Karekare landscape.

If you can be convinced to leave this beautiful home, a number of unmissable local attractions await you. Karekare Luxury Escape offers close access to Karekare Beach, which can be reached by car or on foot in less than 5 minutes. A two-minute drive will also find you at Karekare Falls, a lush tropical waterfall that will make you second-guess whether you’re still in New Zealand. If you fancy a trip slightly further afield, a 12-minute drive will find you at the iconic Piha Beach, where you might enjoy a pie at the local bakery, an adventurous climb up famous Lion Rock, or just a relaxing stroll along the beach.

Escape to a holiday home like no other and take in the majesty of Karekare Luxury Escape!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom 3 (Level 1): 2 Single Bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet

Linen available at additional charge

Available at this property for $25 per person. You’ll see the option for our linen service in the 'Extras' section during your booking.

Special Conditions

As there are two unfenced ponds in the back garden, adults should closely supervise young children while outside to ensure they are safe around water.

Please note the swing on the deck at this property is for under 5 year olds only.

While there is mobile phone coverage at this property, it can be patchy at times.

Please note that the outside bathtub at the property is not available for guest use.


  • BBQ
  • Coffee machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (open / wood)
  • Freeview
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Garage
  • Hair dryer
  • Heat pump
  • Heater (oil)
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
  • Wood supplies
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Guest reviews for Karekare Luxury Escape

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Stayed July 2021

Peaceful property with a great outdoor space and lovely indoor fireplace as well as heaters for winter. Great zones for conversations and chill time with lovely views, bit of a hairy drive to get there! Well laid out house perfect for a tranquil getaway, unfortunately not quite as clean as it could have been and the kitchen is definitely not luxurious, very low beds not ideal for older people - but lovely fresh linen and overall a very relaxing stay.

Stayed April 2021

Beautiful hone for a relaxing long weekend. Very peaceful and lots of great walks nearby!!

Stayed March 2021

We had a great stay at the Karekare beach house and really enjoyed the relaxing location surrounded by the native trees and plants. The tui's welcomed us each morning with their birdsong.

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