Tasman, New Zealand
Surrounded on three sides by water, eight kilometres of private beaches, forest parks and farmland, Westhaven Retreat and its 329.9 hectares of land, is truly a unique combination of South Pacific reclusiveness, wild-landscapes, ancient flora and ocean with an abundance of marine life. This is a property that offers a variety of options: from your own extended family retreat to a wonderful high-end tourist lodge plus it has extensive farming (sheep, cattle, llamas) possibilities.
A short flight by helicopter from Nelson and you will be engaged by the remoteness, ruggedness, beauty and natural state of the land. Twelve kilometres of tracks take you to beaches, limestone rock formations, peaks, caves and through a Nikau Palm grove (many over hundreds of years old) to yet another stunning private beach.
The 2,732 sq m Lodge and 102 sq m Cottage were designed and built by the current owners who have always moved forward with a holistic and low-carbon viewpoint. The amount of creativity, design, workmanship and technology they have embedded in the Lodge is truly unparalleled. It boasts a selection of very special and top quality materials including Brazilian Teak, Tasmanian Oak and Schist.
Five premium lodge rooms, two luxurious lodge suites, library, dining and lounge areas work seamlessly together. A 24 metre indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and exercise/relaxing mezzanine floor add further top quality facilities.
Westhaven Retreat has a global audience and contains many regular guests who make an annual pilgrimage. Room-rates vary from $1,180 to $1,450. The Retreat's website www.westhavenretreat.com will give you an even greater insight to the uniqueness of this offering.
Whether you would be welcoming numerous guests to your luxury lodge or hosting friends, family and associates to your personal retreat in this beautiful corner of the South Pacific, it will be all part of a legacy-making stewardship entwined with the incomparable lifestyle that has become so rare on our planet.