Perched 90 meters on a cliff-top ridge overlooking Onetangi Bay, the Lantern House is a luxurious retreat that cocoons guests in sublime tranquillity.  

Sublime tranquility. Centrally located on Waiheke, New Zealand’s world-famous Island of award-winning vineyards and pristine beaches just 35 minutes from downtown Auckland by ferry. So close yet a world away.


The astonishing views are framed by a peaceful, eastern-inspired interior finished to 5-star hotel standard, featuring outdoor entertaining pavilions, sun-bathing areas, and a refreshingly deep plunge pool.


Completed in 2018, the Herbst Architects-designed Lantern House has won numerous architectural awards, including 'best interior' for HOME magazine ('home of the year' 2018 awards) and a top prize at the NZIA 2018 awards.

Opulent textures and sumptuous materials like marble, granite, and teak combine to create an elegant environment where the view is the star attraction.

Nestled down a secluded private driveway, the lantern house is perfect for those who require intimate privacy. A retreat for the senses.


  • Central heating and air-conditioning

  • 2.5-meter deep plunge pool

  • Infinity view sun terrace with comfortable sun loungers

  • Large integrated gas BBQ

  • Wood-burning stove in the living area and large outdoor fireplace

  • Large, wind-proof outdoor entertaining courtyard with pond

  • State of the art kitchen with large Falcon gas range and integrated appliances

  • 3 bedrooms each with ensuite bathroom, featuring underfloor heating and rain showers

  • Luxurious Ashley & Co. New-Zealand made amenities in all bathrooms, including shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and hand wash

  • Super-king beds, with extra-large lodge pillows

  • Deep soaking Japanese style bath in the master bedroom

  • Electronic curtains in the main living area and master bedroom