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Falcon Brae is a luxurious New Zealand hideaway that you’ll only share with a few carefully selected souls.

The world has opened up but your thoughts keep straying to all those missed milestones, anniversaries, and especially birthdays, times that should have been spent with your nearest and dearest. Perhaps what you need is a remarkable setting against which you can make up for all those missed opportunities. Of course, you’ll not only want this setting to be exceptional but we also wouldn’t blame you if you wanted it all for yourself – after all, this is the era of social distancing. Fortunately, we think we have just the retreat.

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Falcon Brae is an exclusive-use luxury villa located at the confluence of the Stanley Brook and Motueka River, near Nelson at the top of New Zealand’s South Island.  Named for its elliptical curved wing-like roofs and its resident falcons, this unique retreat boasts 360-degree views of the mountainous million-acre Kahurangi National Park and the picturesque Motueka Valley and can be reached by road (50-minutes) or by helicopter (15 minutes) from Nelson Airport.

Falcon Brae is a luxurious New Zealand hideaway that you'll only share with a few carefully selected souls.

The villa boasts three stunning suites as well as a family bunk room. All suites have a large private deck, super king beds, luxurious bathrooms with deep soak bathtubs, spectacular fireplaces, full cocktail bars, and cutting-edge entertainment systems (the pool front Tasman Suite even opens onto its own expansive lawns).

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The hub of the villa is the Great Room, home to soaring ceilings, a stone fireplace, and a sunken bar. As the owners of the property are musicians and recording artists, the Great Room is designed with excellent acoustics, with a grand piano and guitars available for guest use.  In addition, the Villa boasts a media theatre, show kitchen, four dining areas, and a stunning collection of New Zealand art. There’s even a Games Den, complete with modern gym equipment, a pool table, table tennis, darts and a classic video game arcade table; while beyond you’ll find a large entertainment deck with a sparkling pool, an outdoor heated spa, a seating area around a fire pit, and a barbeque for outdoor dining.

Falcon Brae is a luxurious New Zealand hideaway that you'll only share with a few carefully selected souls.

And when you’re feeling active, there’s plenty on offer, ranging from visits to some of the region’s 22 wineries to scenic helicopter flights, white water rafting, clay shooting, guided hiking, and some of the region’s best brown trout fly fishing.

After all, none of us is getting any younger.

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Nick Walton is a Hong Kong-based photojournalist and Group Managing Editor for Artemis Communications, producers of Alpha Men Asia, Ultimate Encounters, The Art of Business Travel, IKHLAS, Heavens Voyage, and many other titles.

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