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Luxury Eco Retreat Business for Sale Waihi BOP

Spectacular Manawa Ridge Luxury Eco Retreat, Waihi

Price by negotiation

Business for Sale Description

Luxury Eco Retreat Business for Sale Waihi BOP

Manawa Ridge is a significant property, offering a superb, sustainable lifestyle and a lucrative business opportunity.

The setting is special: high on a hill in the lower Coromandel, surrounded by native bush. Manawa Ridge boasts 360 degree views over the Bay of Plenty, the Coromandel Coast and the rural hinterland. While it feels delightfully remote and peaceful, it is just 10 minutes from the vibrant town of Waihi with all essential services.

Manawa Ridge lodge is totally unique in style. Lovingly created over 7 years, the lodge combines recycled jarrah frame timbers, Japanese cedar planks milled on site, hand-made mudbrick and straw bale walls and artistically crafted fixtures and fittings into a harmonious and luxurious retreat.

Our photographs give a hint, but only a personal inspection can reveal the true excellence of this property.

Guest Accommodations

Guests enjoy their choice of three outstanding suites, each with its own layout and individually crafted decor. Each suite is a genuine work of art.

Suites are spacious and airy. French doors open onto totally private patio gardens with superb coastal views from luxurious loungers or hand-made, pebble-lined double spa baths.

Back inside, each suite offers an extra-long californian king bed with pure silk duvet inners and pillows, underfloor heating complemented by cosy wood-burner, quality bathrobes and eco-friendly toiletries in the stunning ensuite bathroom.

Lounging furniture and writing desk plus full media equipment and surround sound complete the picture.

Guests are also welcomed into a spectacular open-plan space comprising two lounge areas, dining area and chef’s kitchen, backed by a substantial scullery.

This magnificent space opens out onto a covered patio which leads into the expansive native gardens with pond, secluded retreat and established plantings. Hidden away in the gardens is the underground vaulted wine cellar.

Guests also revel in the sheltered internal courtyard, complete with dining setting and massive open fireplace.

And right at the top of the building sits the turret, where comfortable seating affords a magnificent 360 degree vista.

Owner’s Accommodation

The fortunate owners enjoy the entire first floor of the lodge: a massive master ensuite bedroom with lounge area, walk-in wardrobe, deck and balcony with endless sea views; a second double bedroom also with balcony and sea views; shower room.

Naturally all the necessary service areas are present: helicopter landing area, office/reception, scullery, laundry, storeroom, plant room, 9mx15m shed, large kitchen garden, etc.

Business Resources


The property is serviced by natural artesian water, UV treated and pumped to 3x25,000 litre tanks. Waste water is handled by a biocycle sewage system. Hot water and underfloor heating throughout are by economical diesel boiler while the kitchen is supplied by bottled gas. The construction of the property is naturally energy-efficient.

The Business

Manawa Ridge is rated 5/5 by TripAdvisor and has featured in numerous lifestyle magazines.

Suites readily sell to a largely international clientele through agents and online. Rates are NZ$950/night, bed & breakfast. 5 course dinners are also offered at NZ$110/head with wine additional. A typical reservation therefore generates revenue in excess of NZ$1200/night.

At just 50% occupancy, that represents annual revenue potential of NZ$650,000.

The current owners choose to operate for just a few months of the year and health and family issues have recently caused additional closures. Retirement beckons.

But the fundamentals are sound and the opportunity open-ended. The vendors will welcome financial disclosure to qualified buyers.

We are proud to offer the freehold going concern, fully furnished and equipped, and with significant forward bookings.

The purchase price is by negotiation. Quality is never cheap.

Inspections are strictly by appointment for qualified purchasers.

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