About this listing
Our place is the best of two worlds, offering you the wonderful peace and quiet of our harbourside property and being only 12 minutes from the city. Perfect for relaxing after a busy day sight seeing. Great walkways and fabulous views of the city
We have two double rooms available, with Queen size beds, electric blankets, quality sheets and towels. People have said how well they sleep because of the lovely quiet location. Guests have their own bathroom and separate toilet. The lounge, dining room and decks all have expansive 180 degree views of the city and harbour and our guests are welcome to make use of all these areas. A breakfast with homemade muesli, fresh seasonal fruit , yogurt, breads, spreads, orange juice, Espresso coffee or tea is provided.
Guests may also make use of the kitchen and laundry facilities. You will be given a key for own easy access.
Interaction with Guests
We enjoy sharing the beauty of where we live with visitors from other countries and are happy to help you in planning what to do in NZ. We very much enjoy meeting people from all over and love to catch up at the end of day with a glass of NZ wine.
A large lawn and garden, lead to expansive beach reserve and walkways. There no roads to cross, just follow the garden to the bottom. There is also a kayak available for guests to use.
Motorway access is good from here and it is 12 minutes to downtown Auckland by car. Buses leave for the city regularly and it is only a 2 minute walk to the bus stop and takes about 30 minutes to get to the centre of town
Other Things to Note
Sights within a half hour drive are
West Coast Beaches, including gannet colony at Muriwai
Bush tracks and hikes in Waitakere Ranges
Auckland Zoo and Museum of Transport and Technology (only a few minutes) Museum, Domain, Art Gallery, Botanic Gardens
Auckland City and all it's dining and entertainment attractions only 12minute drive.
Thai and Indian Restaurants, Tapas bar and restaurant, Subway, supermarket, kebabs, takeaways within walking distance.
Make yourself at home and enjoy yourselves.
We do have a strict rule regarding smoking, no smoking in the house anywhere, however you may smoke outside in the garden.
There is some flexibility around checkin/checkout times, please contact me to work around your arrangements. We will do our best to make it work for you.
About the Host, Gerry & Jeannette
We are an easy going couple both in our fifties. Gerry works in IT and Jeannette worked in a school with disabled children until the beginning of 2012.Our interests are walking, hiking, cycling, travelling and beach holidays and we enjoy meeting people. Gerry is rebuilding a large catamaran and loves sailing. When that is completed we hope to do lots of sailing around NZ. We love spending time with our four grandchildren and getting together with family and friends. Airbnb has been a part of our lives since July 2011 and we are truly honoured to have had so many wonderful people from all over the world come and stay with us.