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“A rare oasis of Beautiful NZ native trees !!”
Open plan lounge through to dining and decks
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Open plan lounge through to dining and decks
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Open plan lounge through to dining and decks
Deck wraps around ...
Bedroom (queen bed) ...
Bathroom
Indoor/outdoor dining area looking onto decks
Dining area opening onto decks on two sides
Kitchen and dining area
Bedroom
Bathroom
Hand basin and shower
Lounge onto decks ...
Restful reading ...
Native wood pigeon just outside bedroom ...
Handcrafted New Zealand bowl
Authentic Pacific bowl
'Summer house' nestled in the rain-forest across the stream ...
Waterfall (on site)
Pool and waterfall from the footbridge (on site)
700 year old Kauri (on site)
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Waitakere City, North Island

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Ray M
St Albans, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A rare oasis of Beautiful NZ native trees !!”
Reviewed 20 April 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Situated just 25 mins from Downtown Auckland Harbour, and 40 min from the surf of the beautiful west coast beaches, this haven of comfort , is the perfect retreat for the traveller interested in all that is unique about New Zealand.
The beautiful Tui birds and their song, the wood pigeons, the fantails are all around, but that is because all the best native forest is also wrapping us up in it's embrace. That Mother of the forest, the ancient massive Kauri, is just 20 yards away, surrounded by all the evergreen unique rain forest of ancient New Zealand.
Titirangi, the local forest village, is a prosperous arty secret of sprawling Auckland, with shopping, restaurants, and beaches nearby.
Our hosts, have set this spacious apartment out with tastful furniture, fully fitted kitchen, and a large sun deck to relax on. Wifi is a welcome addition, and we just wish we could have spent more than the 6 nights booked in this oasis of all that is good in life.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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hereford
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Massively Impressed”
Reviewed 27 February 2017 for a stay in January 2017

City-Bush retreat is everything we could have hoped for.
It's location is even better than we expected. It took us about 20 mins to half an hour to get there from Central Auckland. It is located within the most beautiful nature reserve. There are neighbours but the houses are all well secluded from each other by heavy bush/forest. It is located 5 mins drive from the centre of the small village of Titirangi with a few cafes, art gallery and local amenities such as doctors surgery and supermarket.
It is also 5 to 10 mins drive from a couple of pretty little quiet bays/beaches. There are many other beaches within a short drive.
The property itself is very well furnished with just about everything one could hope for. I have rented many rental properties for holidays in the past and I would say that this is about the best one I've ever rented.
The owners reside in the accommodation underneath the rental property. I felt they attained the perfect balance of being helpful and informative without ever intruding on out privacy.
I fell this property is priced slightly higher than some others but the cleanliness and overall quality of the property and it's location makes any little extra expense more than justified.
Would I recommend this property to others... Yes without hesitation.

Your age range 50-64
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Michael M
Fordingbridge
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“idyllic hidden gem”
Reviewed 26 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

This beautiful one bedroom apartment is an absolute delight. Spacious and airy with wrap-around decks to make the best of sun (or shade) overlooking native bush. Wonderful exotic feel yet only 25 mins from cbd Auckland and about the same to the airport. The village of Titirangi offers many coffee/eating opportunities and is easily walkable.
Immaculately clean with fully equipped kitchen and excellent shower. The charming but discrete hosts are extremely helpful and have supplied just about everything you could possibly need! From walking maps to hair dryer.

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Liked best: Peace and comfort
Liked least: Cant think of anything!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Sebastopol, California
Level 6 Contributor
321 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“A magical haven”
Reviewed 25 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

From the first time we saw the City Bush retreat we wanted to stay there. And it was everything we hoped for-beautiful, restful, close to both Auckland and nature! Plus it has a waterfall and glow worms! We made a fire and read and listened to the rain when it rained, and enjoyed the area, beaches. The place itself is filled with light and the smell of wood (loved that), with a beautiful full kitchen, a bedroom with views of trees, and a light, modern bathroom.
Honestly this was one of our favorite places that we have rented.

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Liked best: Views and waterfall
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

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Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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