Lodge Life Summer 2023 - The Pool Edit

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Introducing New Zealand's most secluded and spectacular private pools ...

Salt, mineral, bubbling, infinity or deliciously pure, this luxurious pool selection ranges from a few square meters to the privacy of the Pacific Ocean.

Whether sunning yourself poolside on a remote farm or taking a breathtaking dip in the Southern Alps,  here you'll find your place this summer at any of these spectacular and secluded destinations.


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Te Arai Lodge - Mangawhai, Northland

(Above) This stunning lap pool (20 meters long x 4 meters wide x 1.5 meters deep) is nestled into the bush line on the lower terrace of the property surrounded by purpleheart decking with sun loungers, umbrellas and cotton towels for guests’ use.

Completely off the grid, heating provides year-round access together with a hot cedar tub for relaxing, surrounded by nature and abundant bird life.

A Luxury Villa of New Zealand; Te Arai Lodge is just a 90 minute drive north of Auckland, Te Arai Lodge is also available for exclusive stay's for families and small groups.



Rahimoana, Eagles Nest - Bay of Islands

There is nothing in the world like Rahimoana for those who aspire to holiday or celebrate any special occasion in a villa that is a spectacular work of art.

From the water, it appears hunkered into the hilltop as if it was always meant to be there.

This magnum opus boasts multiple indoor-outdoor living and lounge areas perfectly complementing the subtropical climate and breathtaking world class vistas.

A Luxury Villa of New Zealan Eagles Nest also has a selection of exclusive residences each with their own private pools ("Sacred Space" pictured in banner above)




Somewhere in the Southern Alps, Minaret Station - South Island

Be mesmerized by this magical oasis; swim, paddleboard and picnic on this glacial lake on what has to be one of the most magical day trips in the world for guests of Minaret Station Alpine Lodge.  


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Scrubby Bay, Annandale - South Island

Your Bay. Your People. Your Time. Warmly embraced on both sides by the surrounding hills and facing a private bay, Scrubby Bay is a magical and completely private setting for gatherings of up to 14 guests.  Choose from a dip in the Pacific, the bubbling spa or the picturesque pool bordering the sheep farm...




Hapuku Lodge & Treehouses - Kaikoura

This solar powered pool and spa at Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses directly borders the paddocks of this working deer farm and beyond looks toward Manakau; the highest peak in the Kaikoura Seaward range. 

Stay in a Treehouse 10 meters or more above the ground in the canopy of a native Kanuka grove designed to complement the natural environment. Their large windows bring the tree canopies into the bedroom and provide impressive views of Kaikoura's dramatic mountains and the Pacific Ocean.


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Falcon Brae - Nelson / Abel Tasman

Completely off the grid and heated entirely by solar power, this architectural masterpiece near Nelson and Abel Tasman is perched on a hilltop high above Stonefly Lodge, with spectacular 360 degree views over the surrounding mountains and the majestic Motueka River below.   The Falcon Brae Villa is 720 sq metres in size, located on 350 acres of property surrounded on two sides by rivers, including a private forest and spectacular native bush walks. 

Falcon Brae is a Luxury Villa of New Zealand and welcomes small groups of up to 10 guests (6 adults & up to 4 children) staying in complete luxury and total privacy.



Bay of Many Coves, Queen Charlotte Sound - Marlborough 

Whether you arrive by boat or by air, guests will find themselves in a secluded location, in the heart of the Marlborough Sounds at the Bay of Many Coves. Nestled between the bush and the sea; this inviting pool in such a pristine natural setting is a welcome retreat throughout the summer and a luxury in such a remote location.