Villa AL16 – Bay of Plenty – 6 bedrooms

Only 25 kilometres from Tauranga Airport, enter through the wrought iron gates and drive the palm lined drive towards the villa. Lined with world-class artworks, antiques and Venetian furniture, fall into an Italian inspired world where family, food and beauty form the heart of the home.

An open gourmet kitchen leads to the living area and onto the first of the two dining rooms. A step further takes you to large bi-fold doors leading outside, perfect for enjoying al fresco antipasto or tearing apart a pizza from the wood fired oven with the family.

AL16 has a total of six suites spread between two floors, as well as the separate pavilion. Sink into the plush beds that all feature views of the luscious grounds.

Separate from the main villa is the Pavilion – a private sanctuary with a hot yoga studio, adjoining gym and walks with endless sea views. The spacious shared room is lined with motorbikes and surfboards letting the imagination run wild. Travelling with entourage or friends? The guest suite has a lounge, bathroom, kitchenette and is separate from the main house – the key to privacy.

Prepare, bake and enjoy your own pizza straight from the outdoor oven, served with a glass of wine from the cellar. New Zealand meets Italy – al fresco dining just like at Nonna’s house in Verona. Feeling fancy? Indulge in a chef-prepared meal in the formal antique dining room before following the curved staircase down to the wine cellar and tasting room. Let the children wind down with a movie in the cinema while you sip a digestive.

Float into tranquility and get lost in the clouds with an afternoon soak in the spa pool or swimming pool before donning your whites to battle it out in your own Ataahua Tennis Open. Observe from the side-lines before sinking some hoops on the basketball court – a tournament to keep everyone entertained. Take a tour or meander through the tropical gardens and discover the botanical variety. With world-class artworks placed throughout the gardens and villa, explore the local Maori art and sculptures on display.

– Sleeps 16 guests in 6 bedrooms (3 with en-suite bathrooms)
– Private outdoor swimming pool
– Fully equipped kitchen
– Terrace with al fresco dining and lounge area
– Barbecue & pizza oven
– Private garden
– Spa pool
– Gym
– Tennis court
– Basketball court
– Cinema/media room
– Wi-fi
– Indoor fire
– Parking
– Additional guest suite

Services included:
Chef prepared breakfast, lunch, pre-dinner drinks, canapes and dinner
Beverage allowance
Day & breakfast host
– Daily housekeeping