Pigeon Bay, New Zealand

Annandale Seascape

Price per night from$2,017.94

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (NZD3,291.30), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.


Part of the scenery


Surf and turf





Annandale’s Seascape villa is so far removed from the day-to-day, that a helicopter is required to reach it (yes, you could also arrive by four-wheel drive, but we’ll take the chopper please…). Nestled between two hills at the tip of Pigeon Bay, and hidden in the hillside – camouflaged by a turf roof – this stone-and-glass stay’s window walls overlook Pegasus Bay out to the Pacific beyond. Modern in style, with rough-stone walls and sleek wood and concrete finishes, you’re in your own little world here, with nothing between you and the deep-blue bay. Dance on your deck, spy frolicking dolphins and seals from your sea-facing bed – curtains are somewhat redundant here – or go au naturel in your open-air spa bath – peace at last…

Smith Extra

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A bottle of Louis Roederer Champagne on arrival; one 'We Create, You Serve' evening meal (pre-prepared dishes delivered to your villa) for two

First Glance

  • Built using rough stone, concrete and black metal, and a generous 176sq m in size, Seascape’s style is a polished version of its surroundings. Walls of windows overlook the sea, hills and rocky outcrops, to the Pacific beyond.
  • The villa’s all laid out on one level. The living room has glass walls and gloriously wild views. Admire these from a hanging, sheepskin-lined, Eero Aarnio-style bubble chair or the comfy grey sofa – both kept toasty by a modern fireplace.
  • To the side of the open-plan living room is a full kitchen, a sleek modern steel suite with all you need to cook up a feast for two or uncork a bottle of wine (an oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, kettle, Nespresso coffee-machine, grill, glassware, crockery, cookware and cutlery). There’s a table and two chairs to dine at, too.
  • The bathroom leads off from the bedroom and has a natural-stone feature wall and sleek, polished concrete floors. There’s a modern shower at one side and a bath tub big enough for two in the centre.
  • There’s a storage room and a cupboard to store suitcases in.

Villa highlights

  • Out-of-this-world location
  • Guaranteed seclusion
  • Modernist design

Sleeping arrangements

  • There’s only one bedroom. The super-king-size bed is the focal point of the villa. Set on a raised dais behind the living room, it’s placed so that you can watch all the natural wonders occur without having to lift your head from the pillow. There’s a rough-stone feature wall to one side and a small skylight above.

Key kit

  • Original artwork.
  • Digital flatscreen TV and DVD player.
  • Free WiFi throughout.
  • iPod dock.
  • Sonos sound system.
  • Heated flooring throughout.
  • Air-conditioning.
  • Free bottled water.
  • Nellie Tier bath products.
  • Breakfast and dinner are included in the room rate. The superb farm-to-table breakfast spread and meals are delivered ready to eat (with a little assembly or heating) in a hamper.
  • Luxury four wheel drive cars on-call from your villa (prices start at NZ$70 for four hours).


  • The petite, open-air spa pool is sunk into the deck. Accessed from the bathroom, it’s in a prime position for gazing out over the water. It’s by the outdoor fireplace if the temperatures dip, too.


  • The outdoor deck, accessed through the lounge, has comfy seats to sit in and watch the world go by. There’s an outdoor fireplace and wood store for chilly nights.
  • Twosomes staying here have acres of rolling hills, grassy plains and craggy coastline to wander.


  • With tussock-grass-lined coast, the bay and ocean beyond and rolling hills behind you, Seascape’s puts you at the alluring heart of New Zealand's wilderness.
  • The villa is a 40-minute drive from the main hotel in a four-wheel drive. Private transfers are available from NZ$325 each way. It’s also possible to reach the estate by helicopter (prices start at NZ$825 one-way). Call the Smith24 Team for more details.

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Price per night from $2,017.94