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St Mary's Residence

Auckland, New Zealand

Discreet, romantic and elegant, this private luxury retreat is the perfect alternative to a traditional hotel. St Mary's Residence offers sublime private accommodation in the heart of one of Auckland's most prestigious suburbs.

At a Glance

  • St Marys Residence is positioned as a "Luxury Urban Lodge"

  • Only ever booked on an exclusive basis, St Mary's Residence is your private home away from home

  • Stunning views of the Waitemata Harbour and its many islands, graceful arch of Auckland Harbour Bridge, Rangitoto Island's bush-clad volcanic cone and iconic Sky Tower

  • The interior design blends a chic European aesthetic with subtle Asian and Pasifika motifs across the three levels of the house

  • The relaxing alfresco lounges, terraces and dining areas emphasise laid back luxury, simplicity and elegance

  • Your private chef will make the most of the best New Zealand artisanal and organic produce, providing you with a strong sense of seasonality and local provenance

Couples, Honeymoon

Call us on 6469186980 to start planning your vacation to St Mary's Residence or take a look at our itineraries to Auckland and the Coromandel


With sweeping views of Auckland's sparkling Waitemata Harbour, St Mary's Residence is a private designer haven of stylish luxury accommodation in the heart of St Mary's Bay.

This stunning, heritage, harbor-view villa is the ultimate in contemporary New Zealand luxury. The three-bedroom, 341-square-meter villa feels like one of New Zealand's renowned lodges, with concierge, butler and personal chef services at your disposal. Except here, there are no other guests to contend with; simply indulge your every whim.

The three stylish King bedrooms (the Pacific Ocean Master Suite, Courtyard Garden Suite and Companion Room) are furnished in the utmost comfort and style, all with ensuite bathrooms, with the Master Suite featuring a private courtyard with harbor views.

Across a versatile array of stylish and relaxed dining spaces, feel restored, revived and rejuvenated with fresh, nutritious and personalized meals, often harnessing organic and seasonal ingredients and local artisan produce from Auckland and New Zealand. Should you wish to completely escape from outside influences, we can arrange for a well provisioned gourmet pantry should you wish to self cater.

The assured and personalized concierge service will offer recommendations allowing you to experience the very best of Auckland, from excellent food and wine, to active adventure and fashion. St Mary's Bay is an exclusive heritage suburb, offering access to Auckland’s best designer shopping and award-winning restaurants, bars and cafés so you will be spoiled for choice.


Sleeping up to six, the three large suites offer complete privacy and luxurious furnishing throughout.


The Residence’s modern kitchen, under former Relais & Châteaux executive chef Lance Tripp, reflects the global culinary ethos of your well-traveled hosts. Expect the finest local, seasonal and artisanal cuisine served with style and flair. Complimentary evening canapés on the roof terrace might combine a bold Kiwi craft beer or elegant New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with bite-sized whitebait fritters on delicate mini brioches. Breakfast is a wonderfully leisurely affair (although an “express” option is also available for guests in a hurry).


An exclusive driver service is provided for transport to dining and shopping around the inner city and a dedicated concierge can recommend the best local experiences, depending on your personal interests – from inner-city art galleries to the vineyards of Waiheke Island or the restaurants of the new Wynyard Quarter.

Location & Directions

Auckland, New Zealand

St Mary's Residence is located on a peaceful street in one of Auckland's most attractive heritage suburbs, St Mary's Bay.

When to go

The climate in New Zealand is incredibly pleasant, with warm and balmy summers and cold crisp winter months with wonderful clear, blue skies. The warmer high-season months of November to April are perfect for outdoor exploration. The colder months of June to August are the best time to ski.

Both North and South Islands are drier on the east coast, rather than on the west, where mountain ranges act as a trap for the moisture-rich winds from the Tasman Sea. It is also worth remembering that it is usually a few degrees cooler on the South Island than the North Island and as New Zealand has a maritime climate, the weather can change rapidly.

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Call us on 6469186980 to start planning your vacation to St Mary's Residence or take a look at our itineraries to Auckland and the Coromandel

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