Puriri Retreat - apartment at iconic Big Tomato

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About this Holiday House

Spacious ground floor luxury apartment in a locally celebrated landmark property – your own private landscaped courtyard garden, beautiful shared garden including herbs and fruit, masses of parking for cars and boats. Architectural interior upgrade completed August 2017. Enjoy designer decor with quality furnishings in comfortable Art Hotel style. Generously equipped throughout. On Colville Road, 13 km north of Coromandel town centre, 2.5hr from Auckland airport. This is an excellent base for exploring the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula. Excellent fishing locally with paid boat ramp access 200 meters; swimming beach access straight across the road, local bush and river walks; wonderful sea and island views from shared gardens and lookout. Enjoy paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkelling, beach rambling. A perfect place to explore from in any direction. Go north 15 minutes to Colville township with its cafes, art gallery, general store, tennis court, horse riding and specialty shop. Drive 30km of spectacular coastline further north on the west past the granite wharf, Fantail Bay, Port Jackson to Fletchers Bay where you commence the stunning Coromandel Coastal Walkway. The eastern side 20km will take you to Port Charles, Stony Bay, Tangiaro Retreat, Waikawau Beach down to Kennedy Bay. Go south15 or so minutes back to Coromandel for all the shops, art galleries, restaurants, cafes and attractions of the township, especially Driving Creek Railway. Then venture south out of town to the 309 for the Kauri Walk, the waterfall, Waiau Waterworks, see Stu’s pigs, and maybe check out the Muscle Kitchen. Pop over to Whitianga enjoying Whangapoua , New Chums beach, Kuaotunu (highly recommend Lukes for pizza). A bit further on to the acclaimed Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove. Coromandel town is approx. 17mins; Colville village 15 minutes; Hot Water beach 1hr 20, Cathedral Cove 1hr 30 from Puriri Retreat. You can join the generations of families who have photographed themselves and their children on the historic "Big Tomato" (visit him on his own Facebook page "The Big Tomato Papa Aroha") This is your perfect basecamp for Coromandel fishing, cycling, running and kayaking competitions. Join the Open Studios Coromandel Arts Tour in early October, with glass, ceramic, jewellery, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, carving, textile and fibre art, woodworking there really is something for everyone! Celebrate our other festivals too. Visiting in autumn is a treat. More settled weather than summer, mirror-like sea, magic sunsets, collect blackberries for your breakfast porridge or cereal. No traffic. And your almost private beach becomes your pretty much absolutely private beach.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet outside only
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Internet available
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 Queen(s), 1 Double(s), 2 Single(s), 1 Fold out bed(s)


Average Rating: 4
6 total reviews

B Frey
Highly recommended: the most gracious hosts in an excellent spot. Very well appointed too.
Had a lovely stay here, John and Lindsey were very good and helpful, the weather was great, fishing so os. A great spot for a holiday. Claire x
Stayed 2 nights in mid November, was comfortable and quiet, as we had the place to ourselves, unsure how it would go with guests/owners above. Unit is a little dark, but outside area great. Made use of the BBQ provided and had breakfast on the beach. Good spot to explore from. Great watching the tui's in the garden!
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
All year$180 / Night for 2 guests$302 Nights
All year
$180 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 2 Nights
Cleaning charge of $60 per stay applies.




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