Double bed with great views in a 6 year old modern home.
We have an additional bedroom available by request:
Second room has two sets of bunks, sleeping 4.
Available for weekend use is an office/bedroom, which has a double bed sized divan for either a single or cosy couple. So we could accommodate up to a total of 8 people depending on your party's configuration.
Bathroom ( used by guests only) contains shower, bath, vanity and toilet.
Additional bathroom with basin, shower and toilet, also available.
Total of 2.5 bathrooms available to guests.
Breakfast with great coffee or varieties of tea included.
Lunch and dinner by arrangement with fresh vegetables from our own garden, in season.
If you want to prepare food in our kitchen you're more than welcome to do so.
Laundry available - you can use our laundry and clothes line for your washing.
Our home is designed to take advantage of the views and is very sunny with indoor/outdoor flow.
Because we work from home, we have all the typical business technologies available, with wi-fi, printing, scanning etc, should you need access to these.
When you stay with us, you're in our home as our guest, leaving as a friend.
You can get to the CBD by ferry from Bayswater or Devonport. Walk to Bayswater wharf in about 30 mins or 5 min by bus.
We're 3.5 km from Takapuna or Devonport. It's walkable or buses are about 5-10 min walk away. There is a "green route" cycle/walkway to Takapuna or Devonport within 0.5km from our place.
Local shops 10 mins walk away include large variety of takeaway meals, including Thai, Middle Eastern, Chinese, McDonalds, Roast Dinners, Pizza. Thai Restaurant has great value meals at the north end of the shops.
Four varieties of Pizzas are available at the Belmont shops and great takeaway fresh fish and chips available in Bayswater Ave.
Plenty of lovely walks around here, around the waterfront of the inner harbour and 3 white sandy beaches within 3 km. Catch the ferry to cross the harbour to the CBD to explore the downtown waterfront loaded with cafe's, maritime museum and the new Wynyard Quarter.
We have extensive knowledge about NZ and Auckland and we look forward to making your stay comfortable.
Marilyn and Dave were great hosts. They made me feel very welcome and showed me great warmth and hospitality.
Excellent stay with Marilyn and Dave - it was like staying with old friends! Great location in Devonport - a short ferry to the CBD. Lovely breakfasts and super hospitality. We would highly recommend this stay.
The absolutely perfect start to my vacation!
It's a great place, a very cosy room with a beautiful view, perfect bathroom, and Marilyn is super nice and friendly, almost like a friend! She provided me with everything I needed to know, took me to great places to get an overview of the area!
Thank you so much Marilyn, I will definetly come back!!
Me, my wife and our three young kids stayed for four days in Marily's place and enjoyed it a lot! Marilyn is a great host - welcomed us with lovely hospitality, prepared delecious breakfasts and dinners for us. She also provided us fresh vagatables from her garden :-). Her house is tidy, clean, and with a wonderful bay view. From there we took walks in the lovely neighborhood, played and toured the north shore area. Marilyn shared with us lots of knowledge regarding NZ, Auckland, and local culture which was really fascinating.
Truely recommended place!
Me and my family stayed for 2 nights at Marylins and Daves really beautiful and clean home. Marylin and Dave gave us a warm welcome and helped us to organise our further journey. We had a lot of great conversations and she gave us a delicous introducing into the kiwi kitchen. We rrally enjoyed the vegetables and honey from their garden. It was a plessure to start our holiday at Marylins.
Thanks Marylin for making us feel like home.
This was our first stop in New Zealand and I'm glad it was with Marilyn and Dave. Their house is great and they are wonderful people.
Marilyn gave us a virtual tour of NZ and helped us get organized for the rest of our trip.
Anyway, the house is huge and comfortable. They have a nice garden and we got the vegies to eat. It's just a few minutes from the Auckland beach and close to the Ferry.
My partner Mark and I enjoyed a very relaxing stay at Marilyn's lovely home.
We were greeted with a lovely warm welcome,and stayed in a beautiful spacious room upstairs overlooking the lake.
Chocolates on the bedside table were a nice treat.,as well as the real coffees served by Marilyn in the mornings,and cooked breakfast on our last day.
Marilyn's home is in a lovely quiet location,therefore we had a very peaceful sleep.We had a walk around the lake and met lots of locals and their dogs out walking,we were able to get in some tennis time at local courts very close by as well.
There are plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby for breakfast and dinner,The Takapuna Beach Cafe is a must to visit 5 star food and service.
Thanks Marilyn for your hospitality and also for posting the phone charger we left behind,much appreciated.
I would highly advise anyone visiting Auckland to stay at Marilyn's beautiful home.
Marilyn and Dave were great. I couldn't have asked for better hosts for my first days in New Zealand. The room is very nice and comfortable (there's even a robe for guests!). There are 2 different ferry wharfs that are close. Marilyn helped me out with every question I had and was full of great advice. You'll enjoy fresh vegetables from their garden and if you are lucky with your timing, some honey from the bees out back. Again, Marilyn and Dave are great people and you will consider yourself lucky to enjoy their hospitality.
We were made to feel extremely welcome, despite turning up around 9pm. If you're offered omelette for breakfast, accept it.
Marilyn and Dave are the most gracious hosts that I have known. They provided me with the most comfortable stay during my recent trip to Auckland (May 2012). The room has a large picture window that looks out to Hauraki Bay. The bed is very comfortable to sleep in. Bathroom and shower facilities are first class. Marilyn has kept the place in an immaculate condition. The house is located in a beautiful and quiet part of Auckland. Very good neighbourhood. I have learnt so much from Dave and Marilyn in various conversations I had with them. I highly recommend their B&B to anyone visiting Auckland. .