A spectacular coastal retreat, Northland

Acclaimed by returning guests as the ‘ultimate New Zealand getaway’

Well-established as a premier luxury destination, Cavalli Beach House Retreat offers equilibrium of business and lifestyle in a prime coastal location.

Acclaimed by returning guests as the ‘ultimate New Zealand getaway’, this beachfront property is ideally located to provide visitors with an extraordinary and unique experience. This premier coastline is renowned for sailing, fishing, diving and golf at nearby Kauri Cliffs.

If this spectacular coastal retreat is of interest contact our Real Estate specialist in the Bay of Islands, Charlie Brendon-Cook on +64 212 444 888 or follow this link to Cavalli Beach House Retreat

Bay of Islands Walking Week, 29 September – 5 October

Based in Russell, the walking weekend has 20 walks to choose from

The Bay of Islands Walking Week is back on the calendar in 2014 after its success last year.  The walking weekend brings together like-mined people to discover the tracks and trails around the region.  There is something for everyone whether it be history, culture or just soaking up the magnificent surrounds.  Local guides lead the way so you get the most our of the walks.  To find our more visit Bay of Islands Walking Week .


SOLD – Lot 18 Closeburn Station, Queenstown

Few places in the world would come close to this private outdoor paradise

18 Closeburn Station – absolute front row, 2.9-acre lot with infinite 360-degree lake and mountain views. Drenched in long hours of sunshine and adjoined by native beech forest this site is unable to be built out and offers the perfect setting to build the ultimate alpine retreat.

Few places in the world would come close to this private outdoor paradise. Investing in a property at Closeburn comes with 1/27th share in the ownership of the 3000 acre working high country sheep and cattle station. A thoughtfully developed network of trails and 4wd tracks across the station lead to your own secluded, serviced huts that can be reached by foot, bike, horse or 4wd.

For  more information on this latest sale follow this link to Lot 18 Closeburn Station, Queenstown


Sky surfing over Queenstown a hit in China

The experience needed to get this skill right is phenomenal

What is sky surfing? According to NZONE “Sky surfing is a specialised type of skydiving where the skydiver wears a board attached to their feet and acts like they are surfing during freefall. The board is more like the size of a snowboard than a surfboard.”

It is well worth checking out the full video clip of Sasa Jojic, the highly experienced skydive instructor and  Head Tandem Master at NZONE.  The skill and experience of both Jojic and the photographers is phenomenal.  The clip which is posted on Chinese video-sharing site Youku has been viewed more than 250,000 times.

To view the clip in full follow this link to where it is posted on our Luxury Real Estate YouTube channel Queenstown Unveiled


New Listing – Original Stonebridge Homestead, Queenstown

This ‘French Norman’ style home was designed by Francis Whitaker (Mason and Wales)

The original Stonebridge homestead set the benchmark of quality for what has become regarded as Queenstown’s finest lifestyle hamlet. The estate is set on over an acre of private land and enjoys the shared ownership of forty acres which forms a buffer from other development. OIO approval has been granted for overseas buyers.

Designed by Francis Whitaker (Mason and Wales) the ‘French Norman’ style home is split into three main structures joined by an attractive entrance courtyard. The main house is to the north with a separate cottage containing workshop and artist studio to the south. This cottage would be readily converted into a separate guest’s accomodation with two bedrooms, kitchenette, en-suite and large living room. An additional barn for boat storage, dry firewood and gardening equipment is to the western side of the courtyard.

For  more information on this latest listing follow this link to the Original Stonebridge Homestead, Queenstown


New Listing – 42b Man St, Queenstown

Clever design reveals a stunning integration of external aspects with internal surrounds

This is an opportunity to own a sophisticated, luxury townhouse just a few hundred meters from vibrant Queenstown. Lakeview is a stunning New York style designed townhouse that sits elevated along a ridgeline above Lake Wakatipu and overlooks the wharf capturing Queenstown’s most iconic view – The Remarkables at sunset.

Once you arrive at the property’s entrance gate you step into a beautifully private, landscaped courtyard, your own oasis with wonderful flow through to the main living area and beyond. Set out over three levels and spanning 336m2 the first floor consists of the main living, dining, kitchen and powder room with views that only a select few obtain.

For more information on this latest listing follow this link to 42b Man Street, Queenstown


New listing – Rongotai, Tauranga Bay

An extraordinary build with breathtaking views

With the grace of a majestic eagle, this property spans the coastline overlooking Tauranga Bay.

Designed by Martyn Evans, there is a distinct nautical feel to the main house with an industrial steel structure adding a contemporary edge. Bathed in sunlight, all rooms are orientated toward the ocean and capture the ever-changing seascape. The views are absolutely extraordinary, both breathtaking and mesmerising.

The entire property revels in the natural beauty of this privileged location, with privacy affording features of floor to ceiling glass and seamless flow from inside to out. Around the central designer kitchen and sunken lounge, bedrooms and bathrooms rest, and outdoors, decking flows onto gardens bound by native bush.

For more information on this property follow this link to  Rongotai, Tauranga Bay


We invite you to look through this stunning home at 11 Bendemeer Lane

This  Francis Whitaker design captures the very essence of modern living

This stunning architecturally designed home at 11 Bendemeer Lane has just been completed, it sits on expansive but manageable 6920m2 grounds and blends perfectly into its pristine environment. The site itself offers all the aspects you would expect of a premium site – privacy, sun, shelter and views.

The luxury four bedroom four bathroom home captures every essence of modern living with its contemporary Francis Whitaker design and stylish interior right down to the handpicked furniture by Coco Republic. This home provides the blueprint for Bendemeer living integrating a sense of seclusion, openness and freedom that in turn unfolds seamlessly onto its stunning surrounds.

For more information visit 11 Bendermeer Lane,  Queenstown


New listing – for sale by tender, Kapiti Coast

Set on 1.8 hectares in an environment of private lakes and stunning landscaping

132 Milne Drive, Kapiti Coast – For sale by Tender, closing 4pm 20 November 2014

The owner has relocated overseas, needs it sold, and is prepared to meet the market – all reasonable offers will be considered when the tenders are opened on November 20th.

For more information follow this link to 132 Milne Drive, Kapiti Coast

SOLD – Mudhouse, Long Beach, Russell

This is a true sanctuary, a rare and special place

Long Beach has always been considered the premier location within Russell. Luxury Real Estate is proud to present the best of the best. This 1.6 ha private and elevated slice of paradise would not fail to impress the most fastidious and demanding of buyers. Simply outstanding views and aspect are understatements in this instance and the nature of the terrain will ensure it stays this way.

To read more on this latest sale follow this link to Mudhouse, Russell