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Clifton Retreat

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At a Glance

Clifton is a four bedroom retreat with a Scandinavian modern yet beachy feel. With two generous living areas, upstairs is elevated with stunning ocean views and the pool pavilion (with an additional two sunbeds if needed) downstairs leads out to the large pool area which is private and spacious. Great for families, it is on the beach and right next to a playground.

Retreat Specifics

  • Location
    Clifton Road, Te Awanga, Hawkes Bay. In close proximity to surrounding neighbours.
  • Capacity
    Up to *11 people in three king bedrooms (each with en-suite) and one Queen/Family room with capacity to offer bunk facilities (3 singles).
  • Rate
    $1000 per night for 3 bedrooms
    *$1250 per night for 4 bedrooms

    Peak Period 15th Dec - 31st Jan
    $1250 per night for 3 bedrooms
    *$1550 per night for 4 bedrooms

    *$100 pp in addition above 8
  • Check in/out
    Check-in: 3.00pm | Check-out: 11.00am
  • Minimum Rental
    2 night minimum
    3 night minimum NZ statutory holidays
    4 night minimum Easter
    Christmas/New Year bookings: 7 night minimum stay or by negotiation.
  • Payment
    Visa and Mastercard accepted - Sorry no Amex or Diners
    A valid credit card is required to secure and confirm all bookings regardless of payment method.

Terms and Cancellations

A deposit of 40% of the total is required to secure your reservation. The balance remaining is due 30 days prior to check-in.  Minibar, services and incidentals are then due within seven days of your departure unless otherwise arranged with the Retreat Manager.  If payment has not been for the balance of the accommodation at 30 days before check in, this will be charged to the credit card on file.  


Bookings cancelled prior to 90 days from arrival the 40% deposit is refunded in full.

Bookings cancelled between 90 and 30 days of arrival the 40% deposit is refunded less the $250 booking fee.

Bookings cancelled within 30 days of arrival 100% of total is charged.


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  • Rooms

    Up to 11 people in three king bedrooms (each with en-suite) and one Queen/Family room (with capacity to offer 3 single bunks) with private detached bathroom.

  • Technology

    Sky TV/DVD/Internet enabled TV situated downstairs Wireless Broadband internet connection/no charge Stereo receiver in both living spaces with Bluetooth connection for guest devices/FM/Spotify

  • Cooking

    State of the art kitchen complete with dishwasher, gas hob, electric ovens and microwave. Espresso and Nespresso machines, juicer. Gas BBQ.

  • Laundry

    Full laundry with washing machine, dryer and ironing facilities.

  • Entertainment

    Living room and open kitchen on first floor with panoramic sea views and fireplace. Secondary living room/pool area on the ground floor. Te Awanga hosts many local activities as well as wineries.

  • Outside

    Large heated swimming pool (heated for Labour weekend – end of Easter) with comfortable lounging areas and pool house. Gas BBQ. Flat sheltered grassed area. Outdoor verandahs.

  • Additional

    Air-conditioning/heating. Indoor fires x 2. Quality linen, plateware and bathroom accessories.

    $25 per porta-cot


Clifton is located in Te Awanga, a small beachside community.  It is in close proximity to the surrounding houses.  Up the road you have Cape Kidnappers Golf Course, The Farm - a 5,000 acre farm which includes the world famous gannet colony and several miles of spectacular Hawkes Bay coastline. Clifton is just 30 minutes from Napier Airport, 15 minutes from Havelock North (and Black Barn Vineyards) and many of Hawkes Bay's best wineries and attractions are just a short distance from the retreat.

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During your stay you can also enjoy a premium selection of Black Barn wines.

Unlike hotel mini bars, these wines are supplied to you at winery prices and significantly less than hospitality rates. If there is a Black Barn wine we don't have in your retreat just let us know and we will have it ready for your arrival.

  • BBV NV Brut
  • BBV 2019 Pinot Gris
  • BBV 2019 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
  • BBV 2016 Merlot Cabernet 
  • BBV 2016/2019 Syrah
  • Garage Project Beer – Pale Ale & Hāpi Daze
  • Antipodes Still and Sparkling Water


Wonderful attractions are right on your doorstep. Private and secluded river swimming is a short walk away as is the local beach. Gannet Safaris overland leave regularly for Cape Kidnappers ajust down the road.  This offers the chance to drive over the station and experience the spectacular cliff-top views including the farm and golf course before arriving at the Gannet Colony, this trip can be experienced year round. Some of New Zealand's best wineries and small winery restaurants are just minutes from the retreat. 20 minutes away is Napier, a city destroyed and rebuilt after an earthquake in 1931. It is now recognised as one of the most significant Art deco cities in the world. Beautiful long ocean swimming beaches are a 30-minute drive to the south. Golf courses, trout fishing rivers and great walks all near by.  A full compendium to local restaurants and attractions will be in the retreat when you arrive, we also offer a wide range of activities that we are more than happy to arrange on your behalf. You can also view our compendium below.

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Property Rental

Clifton is $1000.00 per night for up to six people using three kingsized bedrooms each with en-suite, one of which can be split into twin occupancy and the master room being situated upstairs.  The living room and open kitchen is on first floor with panoramic sea views and indoor fireplace.  A secondary living room/pool area is found on the ground floor.  First morning breakfast provisions supplied. The minimum stay is two nights and sorry, no pets and no smoking indoors. No fireworks are permitted.

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