Rainsong Retreat

Rainsong Retreat


Rainsong Retreat is located in Waimauku, only 25 minutes from Auckland Central.

The architecturally designed eco-American barn is stylishly decorated, with every luxury considered. 

The romantic retreat includes a super Californian king-size bed and a luxurious ensuite bathroom. A kitchenette leads onto a spacious porch, complete with an outdoor bath and a tranquil outlook. The roomy lounge and dining area with a large wood burner is perfect for less clement weather. A spiral staircase leads to a cosy nook in the rafters.

On a fine day, relax on the porch in the shade and take in the view over the pretty wetlands and ponds. Home to frogs, birdlife and native trees, it's hard to believe that this peaceful retreat is only a short drive from the centre of the city. You'll feel miles from anywhere.

Please note that while Rainsong Retreat is lovely post-wedding accommodation to decompress after an exciting day, it is not appropriate for pre-wedding preparations due to the resource consent for the accommodation only allowing two guests on the property at a time.

FROM $375 p/n

  • Sleeps 2

A $40 Single Night Surcharge applies on top of the nightly rate when booking a single night. You will need to add this charge during the booking process. The calendar below will specify where one-night bookings are allowed.


271 Ararimu Valley Road, Helensville 0882


Rainsong Retreat is located in Helensville in Waimauku, only 25 minutes from Auckland Central.

Follow the Google Maps directions to the address.

You will receive a pre-arrival email with detailed arrival instructions and your host's details 5-days prior to your stay.

Note: If you have booked within 5 days and haven't received a pre-arrival email shortly after booking, please email us at [email protected].

Rainsong Retreat

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  • Eating and Drinking

    Rainsong Retreat is self-catering. Just bring your own food and drink, and cook meals using the facilities provided in your kitchen. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

    If you fancy a meal out, Blossoms Cafe and The Full Moon Cafe are great for breakfast and lunch. And for dinner, The Hunting Lodge, Settlers Country Manor, and The Riverhead offer dinner meals - all are under 20-minutes drive away.

    Craving takeaways? Your host recommends Golden Silk Thai (Kumeu) and Kebab Station

    The closest supermarket for supplies is Kumeu New World (6-minute drive) or Fresh Choice Waimauku (10-minute drive).

  • Things To Do

    Choose to unwind with a relaxation massage in Rainsong's cosy loft, by the log fire or on the deck throughout those summer months.

    With board games, a selection of books and an outdoor bathtub, you'll find yourself relaxed and easily entertained at Rainsong Retreat.

    Feel like getting out and about? The Muriwai Gannet Colony is a 20-minute drive away with a variety of terrains to walk - coastal, bush, urban, links and beach (check out the 'Muriwai Beach Loop').

    Plan a day out in Helensville, a 15-minute drive, and check out the many attractions the town has to offer. From peaceful garden walks to sky diving, as well as museums, horse trekking, beaches, natural hot pools, golf courses and wineries.


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    It was the perfect end to our honeymoon in New Zealand!


    - 01 Apr 2024

    1 / 12

  • "

    Rainsong Retreat was the perfect spot for my birthday getaway and first time away as new parents. It was luxe, comfortable, and private. A rural retreat but close enough to the city!


    - 29 Mar 2024

    2 / 12

  • "

    Our stay was lovely, and it is so close to many nice wineries, restaurants, and walks. A great romantic getaway!


    - 27 Jan 2024

    3 / 12

  • "

    My husband and I had the most amazing weekend away at Rainsong Retreat. Heather was the most wonderful host, greeting us on arrival and from then on we enjoyed the total tranquility in such an amazing setting. Heather has done an amazing job with the whole place, creating such a wonderful experience for guests. We could not recommend this place enough.


    - 17 Oct 2023

    4 / 12

  • "

    Beautiful setting and a friendly host. The accommodation has everything you need! We will be back.


    - 28 Sep 2023

    5 / 12

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    Rainsong Retreat is such a beautiful spot for a getaway! The retreat is well thought-out with a lovely outdoor bath and wood burner fireplace. The great thing about Rainsong Retreat is the fact you are only ten minutes away from Kumeu Village, which has some fantastic food options and a supermarket. Yet when you are at the retreat, you feel like you are off the grid in your own private oasis! We also took the time to go for a walk at Riverhead Forest which is only five minutes up the road!


    - 22 Aug 2023

    6 / 12

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    A wonderful experience in a relaxed quiet location. Highly recommend.


    - 15 Aug 2023

    7 / 12

  • "

    Absolutely loved staying here, everything was perfect!


    - 31 Jul 2023

    8 / 12

  • "

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay over the weekend. Beautiful barn, perfect for a staycation.


    - 18 Jul 2023

    9 / 12

  • "

    Rainsong Retreat was a beautiful space to relax for a couple of days, so dreamy and luxe - we absolutely loved it. Heather was communicative and friendly. We stayed in Winter and the space was so cosy. Would definitely return.


    - 28 Jun 2023

    10 / 12

  • "

    Rainsong Retreat was hands down the most beautiful and relaxing place we have ever stayed at. We cannot recommend it enough.


    - 15 Jun 2023

    11 / 12

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    We stayed here after our wedding for a couple of nights and it was the perfect place to wind down and relax. We will definitely be back!


    - 12 Jun 2023

    12 / 12

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