New Zealanders love to get away, taking every opportunity to leave work cares behind, escaping to our beautiful beaches and native bush. Tent, campervan, bach or crib, and air B&Bs of any description – we make it all work. Tihi Lodge at Omiha on Waiheke Island takes escaping to beautiful surrounds to new heights. Set high on a ridge, nestled in native bush, Tihi Lodge is a haven of tranquillity and beauty, both inside the lodge itself and in the stunning surrounds.
The three levels of this lovely, unique house offer breathtaking views across Waiheke, over the Hauraki gulf, taking in Rangitoto and Auckland beyond, and from Northland to the Coromandel. From the moment guests step into the luxurious comfort of the beautifully decorated interior, tensions begin to fall away. Wandering out onto the generous outdoor living spaces set on multiple levels, soaking in the surrounds, guests can restore their souls here.
Summertime guests favour the huge sun deck with its impressive infinity pool. The extensive outdoor space is positioned to make the most of the panoramic views. On the high ridge line, the deck is relatively exposed. Tihi Lodge is perfectly situated for fans of the America’s Cup, and the winds that drive the yachts can also play havoc with outdoor entertaining.
To ensure guests enjoy the sun and sunsets without harm from NZ’s high UV levels, while also managing coastal conditions, Tihi Lodge teamed up with outdoor umbrella specialists Shade7.
Shade7’s Riviera cantilever umbrella is designed and engineered for New Zealand’s coastal conditions. The superior strength of its premium quality materials is matched by its elegant design, complimenting this beautiful location.
Riviera canopies and cover bags are marine-grade, made from the finest solution-dyed acrylic canvas from S.A. Recasens in Spain. The canopies come with a 10-year residential warranty and have the best available colour fastness rating of 7-8 out of 8. And the Riviera canopy has the highest possible UV protection rating for excellent sun protection, something that is increasingly important to New Zealanders and guests to New Zealand, from the top of the North Island to the bottom of the South Island.
Riviera outdoor cantilever masts are marine-grade anodised aluminium, with a 5-year residential warranty. The standard frame for Riviera outdoor cantilever umbrellas is extremely strong anodised aluminium, withstanding winds of 40kph-60kph when open and level. Shade7 is committed to performance and excellence, maximising strength, and streamlining the Riviera wherever possible.
Their newest innovation is the optional upgrade to fibreglass arms as seen in the Riviera HD cantilever umbrella. The exceptionally strong fibreglass frame flexes with the wind, increasing the umbrella’s resilience. The Riviera HD is an especially popular choice for properties in exposed rural areas as well as along the coast both in New Zealand and at holiday resorts throughout the Pacific, such as the Sheraton Samoa.
If you have an outdoor area that you are considering a cantilever umbrella for, and have been unsure about finding one suited to New Zealand or commercial environments, the Riviera could be the perfect solution. To discuss your unique requirements, contact the friendly, knowledgeable team at Shade7 who will be happy to assist.