When you’re planning a golf trip, it’s good to be able to enjoy all the refinements of a high-end resort without the intrusion of other guests… and that’s where Kauri Hill Estate comes into its own.
Located less than one hour’s drive to Kauri Cliffs, Carrington Estate, and Waitangi Golf courses and close to several charming local courses, the gated estate has just two standalone guesthouses nestled in 56 hectares of private reserve.
At 622 square metres, Kauri Hill Lodge is the more spacious of the two accommodations.
A lofty 6-metre stud and floor to ceiling windows provide spectacular sea views of Whangaroa Harbour from all the living spaces and both bedrooms.
The generous open-plan living areas flow onto an enormous wrap around deck, ensuring you always have a sheltered place to relax. Or you can simply watch the boats sail past as you soak away all the aches of your game in the large spa.
For foodies, the designer kitchen fitted with state-of-the-art appliances is a fabulous place to cook. But if that all seems like too much hard work then your concierge can arrange for one of Kerikeri’s most celebrated chefs to cater in-house for you. Meals can be served at the elegant wooden banquet table, crowned by an impressive sculptural Italian chandelier, or at the large stone table on the deck overlooking the bay.
On cooler nights, you can light the gas fire and enjoy the romance of curling up in front of the stone hearth or perhaps catch all the PGA action on the Widescreen Apple TV.
Down in the basement there’s garaging for up to four cars and a boat.
Just like the lodge, Kauri Hill Villa also has an open plan design and floor to ceiling glass frontage that allows for unobstructed sea views from all the living spaces and both bedrooms but at 272 square metres, it has a smaller footprint.
Likewise, the Villa has a very large deck complete with spa and generous outdoor entertaining areas.
The inclusion of ultra-fast broadband, a Sonos music system, heated flooring and air-conditioning throughout both properties, together with use of the onsite helipad or mooring below, means you’ll want for nothing. Best of all, with so few people around, they’re yours to enjoy whenever you want.
To book go to kaurihillestate.co.nz