OB Retreat - 6 bedrooms, Ideal for families, friends & work groups. Private & quiet.

4B Wilkinson Street, Oriental Bay, Wellington
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

OB Retreat is a spotlessly clean 6 bedroom home with 2 bathrooms, well appointed kitchen, lounge/dining. High speed unlimited fibre optic wifi. PERFECT Wellington location in Oriental Bay. Great views, close to city, cafes, Te Papa, Takina Convention Centre, TSB Arena, sports facilities, parks & beach. Ideal for family, friends, sports or work groups up to 15 people (refer below for sleeping configuration options). OB Retreat is set amongst some grand homes of Oriental Bay with beautiful bush, beach & city walks at your doorstep. OB Retreat is your "home away from home". The balcony is a great place to relax & enjoy the view any time of day. Five of the six bedrooms have Queen beds. One bedroom has two single beds. We also have 3 foldout beds that can be set up in 3 of the rooms if you require separate sleeping arrangements for singles. Plus the 2 couches in the lounge can be slept on. All bedding, including 100% quality cotton linen, is provided. You just walk in and make OB Retreat your home. We also have 2 PortaCots - please bring your own bedding. Baby bath & high chair are available on request. Babes in arms stay free. Please be mindful that the balcony outside does not have a barrier and there are steps that you will want to ensure your baby doesn't go down. There is a cost for infants (toddlers). Please advise number of infants when booking. Guests say staying "home" at OB Retreat is a pleasure. You have all the amenities on your doorstep i.e., bush, beach & urban walks, harbour view plus easy access to essential services. Oriental Bay is right by the harbour. OB Retreat is one street back from the bay providing a quiet retreat. There is a short private path leading to the entrance then 24 steps take you to the front door. We have two parks for average sized vehicles (not 10 seater vans) on our car deck you are welcome to use. Parking on the street is also an option. It is free after hours or during the weekend/public hols or the first two hours during the business day. Parking permits are $18 per day & can be purchased at the local dairy. Please let us know how many vehicles you will have at time of booking so we can make appropriate arrangements. Check in/out times flexible if no "back2back" bookings. You're welcome to drop off bags prior to check-in. Other things to note We welcome up to 15 guests. Base price covers first 6 guests. More than 6 incur extra costs p/person p/night. We appreciate confirming numbers for groups can be a challenge. If so, you're welcome to book the minimum number to secure your dates. Should your group increase after the booking is made the additional guest costs (including children/infants) will need to be advised & paid before/on arrival. We do not allow non paying guests to use OB Retreat without prior approval. Depending on the circumstances, there may be a cost per extra person. Should we discover non paying guests are using OB Retreat without prior approval, the full additional cost per person will apply. If there is an issue with this, you risk being asked to leave. OB Retreat is definitely not a "Party House". If this is your intention - OB Retreat is not for you. We live above OB Retreat and have a security camera outside OB Retreat that may be activated if we are alerted to any concerns. The above requirement has come about after the minimum guests booked and turned up with a large crowd to party all night. Please be assured we are happy for you to have a few guests for dinner. Communication is essential to avoid an unnecessary situation. Come & stay in one of the top 10 suburbs in NZ! "With Auckland suburbs accounting for the bulk of the top 10, the sole non-Auckland location stands out. Oriental Bay, Wellington is the fourth most expensive suburb in New Zealand. Real estate agent Phil Mears, from Tommy’s Real Estate, says it has long been one of Wellington’s top-performing suburbs. “But it’s a bit more exclusive than the others and it’s very tightly held. So there are not many Oriental Bay properties on the market. Values are high though: there are a lot of properties in the $8m to $10m bracket.” Source: Stuff 7 Feb 2021 At OB Retreat your group can experience all that Oriental Bay offers without spending millions! Cancellation. OB Retreat attracts large groups who tend to book 2 months in advance. Should you need to change your booking prior to 2 months before arrival, we will refund your deposit. If you need to change your booking within 2 months of your arrival, we are happy to move your dates. If this is not possible, you will forfeit your deposit unless we can secure another booking. We are, however, happy to discuss your situation and consider a full refund for exceptional circumstances.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Heat pump
Food processor
High Chair
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Internet available
Laundry Tub
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

5 Queen(s), 2 King single(s), 2 Settee(s), 3 Fold out bed(s)

Special Amenities

Please note there are 24 steps from the path to OB Retreat's entrance. The elevation definitely provides you with stunning views! Staying at OB Retreat will definitely add the WOW to your Wellington experience.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

To quote a couple of our guests..."The OB Retreat is superb. It's close enough to town to walk to dinner yet far enough away to be in a quiet seaside suburb. It's well appointed, the beds are comfy and the view is so good you can while away plenty of time watching the boats and breeze. The street is typical of many in Wellington and then there are about 20 steps from the lane to the house. Our sprightly 92 year old aunt stayed with us and had no trouble getting about. Thank you Carolyn for a splendid stay." "Carolyn met us as we arrived with a warm welcome to her place, including all of the basic supplies we could have hoped for like tea, coffee and milk etc. The rest of our week at OB Retreat followed suit with everything provided to make our stay comfortable and convenient. Carolyn was available to accommodate any requests and to check everything was ok. OB Retreat was spotless and well appointed, and the view of Wellington Harbour is fantastic! We were in Wellington for our daughter's wedding and had 7 people staying most nights and OB Retreat was more than big enough for all of us. The bedrooms are located well enough away from the living areas to afford a quiet retreat if needed. Having 2 bathrooms worked really well for us too. The kitchen was fully equipped and we were able to prepare all our meals at home. I've stayed in accommodation all around the world and OB Retreat has topped the lot!"


Average Rating: 5
9 total reviews

A great holiday home with all amenifies you could wish for, plus more.. The view across the Harbour is fabulous during the day watching, Ferries, Ships, Tugs or Coastguard. At night the city lights shone and the Norfolk Pines on the Parade were delightful in their Christmas lights. Sadly the BIG storm on our 2nd night ended our viewing fun. The two big bathrooms worked well for our group of 8. Beds were comfy, living areas well furnished. Thank goodness the listing advises of steps to drag luggage up. But it was all worth it for the view and peaceful surroundings! Carolyn was very friendly and accommodating. Thanks heaps. Margaret
OB Retreat was the perfect accommodation for our (six) sisters weekend away. The view is beautiful and the house is spacious and warm and easily accommodated our group - it had everything we needed and then some. The location is very close to Wellington City which made it very easy for our outings. I highly recommend OB Retreat if you are travelling in a group.
Response from Owner
Thanks so much for choosing to stay at OB Retreat. We are delighted you enjoyed all that OB Retreat offers & look forward to welcoming you back :-)
Erin Evans
We stayed here for a ladies trip away and all thought it was fabulous! The hosts are very welcoming, the place had everything we needed and it was comfortable and spacious! As well as beautiful views. The location was great too. Thanks very much!
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 Jan - 3 Jan $595 / Night for 6 guests$652 Nights
21 Apr - 30 Apr $495 / Night for 6 guests$651 Night
24 Dec - 26 Dec $595 / Night for 6 guests$653 Nights
Rest of year$525 / Night for 6 guests$652 Nights
Rest of year (Weekends)$565 / Night for 6 guests$652 Nights
1 Jan - 3 Jan
$595 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $65Min. stay: 2 Nights
21 Apr - 30 Apr
$495 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $65Min. stay: 1 Night
24 Dec - 26 Dec
$595 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $65Min. stay: 3 Nights
Rest of year
$525 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $65Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year (Weekends)
$565 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $65Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rate shown is the standard rate for number of guests shown per night. There is an additional cost per person per night for extra guests. Plus $200 covers cleaning and bedding per stay.


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