Serenity Hideaway

Winter | STAY 3, PAY 2

Stay any three nights between now and the end of Sept and only pay for two - plus a complimentary bottle of Duetz on arrrival!

Serenity Hideaway


Serenity Retreat is an 80-acre lifestyle property located about 2 hours from Auckland on the Coromandel Peninsula. It's located just 8 minutes' drive to Tairua and 30 minutes to Whitianga.

Serenity Retreat has two beautiful cabins on the property. This cabin is Serenity Hideaway - the other is named Serenity Hillside.

Set on the edge of regenerating native bush, Serenity Hideaway offers a unique experience with its thoughtful design and stunning natural surroundings.

The cabin has an open-air kitchen and dining area (with a wood burner for cosy evenings) that greets you on arrival. Double doors open from the semi-outdoor space into the enclosed bedroom - which includes an elevated bed and a convenient pull-out bed for extras. A decked walkway leads you to the bush bathroom, where a divine outdoor bath and undercover alfresco-style shower offer you the chance to immerse yourself in nature.

Indulge in nature's beauty at this peaceful spot. Rest and rejuvenate. Delight in the melody of the tranquil stream nearby - and the serenades of tui, piwakawaka, and even the occasional kiwi. 

FROM $330 p/n

Children aged 7+ only

  • Sleeps 4
            Children welcome
      Children welcome

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.


    291B Tairua-Whitianga Rd, Whenuakite, Whitianga, 3591


    Serenity Retreat is set in the Coromandel, approximately 2 hours from Auckland and 8 minutes from the seaside town of Tairua. The Google Maps instructions will get you there. 

    When you arrive, you’ll initially turn off Tairua-Whitianga Road (SH25) onto a gravel driveway. Drive straight ahead but keep to the left, you’ll reach a large gate and Serenity Retreat sign, and continue down a steep concrete section of the driveway. At the bottom of the concrete drive turn right onto a gravel road, about 40m on the right is the entrance to the paddock where the cabins are located, Serenity Hillside is on the right and further down the gravel road is Serenity Hideaway. You can drive right up and park at the walkway to the hut.

    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].

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    • eating and drinking

      Serenity Hideaway is self-catering. Just bring your own food and drink, and cook meals using the pot belly fire, double-ring burner stove and Weber BBQ provided. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

      If you want a break from cooking at any stage, Tairua is just an 8-minute drive away. Here you will find the Tairua Beach Club, Manaia Bar & Restaurant and several food caravans - including fish and chips. Only 10 minutes in the opposite direction are Colenso Country Café and 'The Family' at the Hot Water Brewery.  The famous Coroglen Pub is also nearby.

    • things to do

      Relax and soak up the views, the bush and the sounds of nature. There's a collection of board games available to keep you entertained, but if you feel like exploring, you're welcome to take a walk on the property and visit the resident animals (pigs, goats, sheep, miniature horses, donkeys, horses and friendly cows!)

      For those seeking outdoor adventures, the local area offers an abundance of activities. You can take a scenic walk to Cathedral Cove (Te Whanganui A Hei) or visit Hot Water Beach, where you can dig your own hot pool in the sand. Nearby surf beaches like Tairua, Sailors Grave, and Whangamata provide opportunities for beachcombing and water activities.

    • Your hosts

      Your hosts at Serenity Hideaway are Chris, Andie and Sarah-Kate.

      The family made the decision to leave the bustling city life in Auckland behind and embark on a new adventure in 2011. When they stumbled upon the bare land covered in gorse, they saw potential and embraced the challenge. They were particularly captivated by the breathtaking views that stretch down the valley from their property. Adding to its allure, a significant portion of their land is protected by a covenant, ensuring that the regenerating native forest remains a sanctuary for future generations.

      Chris and Andie run an exterior plastering and painting company in Auckland and the Coromandel. They first discovered glamping when Chris built a deck that evolved into the 10m2 cabin (Serenity Hillside, the original cabin on the property).

      The Coromandel's beautiful attractions and scenery sets Serenity Hillside as the perfect peaceful escape in nature.


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      Such a relaxing environment with a beautiful outlook into nature. High-quality space with everything you need. Had the most incredible stay and could not recommend it more.


      Amy Pomare - 16 Jul 2024

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    • "

      Andie and Chris have really provided such a serene place for a getaway! It was super cosy and romantic. We loved all the quirky farm animals too!


      Brianna Tancred-Whitham - 25 Jun 2024

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      This is the perfect getaway spot. It’s super peaceful, cosy, luxurious, and has everything you’d need. The place and cleaning were immaculate, and everything was well thought out. Andy was also super lovely to deal with. We would love to return in the future! From four very happy girlfriends.


      Hannah Tarr - 20 Jun 2024

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      Great stay at Serenity Hideaway for a chilled out girls weekend! Very relaxing and rejuvenating.


      Emma van Tilborg - 20 May 2024

      4 / 12

    • "

      Amazing place to stay. It's super cosy in Winter with the fireplace!


      Alex King - 14 May 2024

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      We had the most wonderful time and really needed the time together as a family. We loved every minute of our stay, and my children were negotiating with us about moving in and never leaving! Thank you to the hosts for creating such a wonderful space.


      - 29 Apr 2024

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      Great accommodation in a beautiful rural setting. We loved the alfresco bathroom.


      - 24 Apr 2024

      7 / 12

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      Serenity Hideaway exceeded our expectations. The place was truly beautiful. We would definitely recommend anyone to stay there. It was beautiful. Thanks so much.


      - 15 Mar 2024

      8 / 12

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      A beautiful, relaxing getaway; the atmosphere and all the facilities were so well thought out. The bath set-up was stunning. The perfect way to wind down and escape the city.


      - 14 Dec 2023

      9 / 12

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      Overall, the experience was very satisfying, embodying the spirit of escaping the city. The accommodation design is unique yet human-centered, offering a romantic jungle experience with occasional wildlife encounters. Timely and smooth communication, along with friendly hosts.


      - 06 Dec 2023

      10 / 12

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      My husband and I stayed here for our first wedding anniversary, and it was perfect for a little getaway! We loved the outdoor bathtub and fireplace. It's also not too far from Tairua.


      - 17 Oct 2023

      11 / 12

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      Perfect romantic getaway.


      - 02 Oct 2023

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