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.
A great way to begin a NZ journey is stay with Gerry & Jeanette. Everything has been thought out and looked after. You will not find an unkept need.
So glad the rest of us get to share in their view
Gerry is extremely helpful with advice on destinations throughout NZ and Jeanette is very flexible on traveller's needs and a great source of local
Yes, this is an absolutely waterfront paradise. The house with stunning view of the sea and the city!
Gerry and Jeannette helped us a lot and thanks to them, we had a lovely last night of our NZ trip.
I have to say, Jeannette is the warmest, nicest house owner I have ever met in Airbnb.
We arrived her place after midnight, I was worried if we could checkin smoothly, but Jeannette figured out all the convinent ways to let us find her house, and kept all the rooms we might use light on, and wrote me a super warm and lovely note.
I woke up the next morning by birds singing, then saw the breath taken beautiful scenery from the window.
It was raining and this place was so amazing that we stayed at her lovely house whole day long. Jeannette and her very cool husband Gerry shared not only the house with us and even generally gave us a ride to the supermarket, gave us super useful information about our coming travel, but also we cooked together, she taught us her secret recipe of marshmallows, we talked so much about different life style and thoughts in Newzeland and China, shared so many happiness in life with us.
I truely learned much from this respectable couple.
This is my best memory in Auckland.
For years, I've believed that the meaning of travelling is not only about seeing different landscapes, but also meeting fantastic people. -And Gerry & Jeanette are the best kind of people that Auckland can offer. They are honest, warm-hearted, considerate, and most important of all- happy. : ) We had 3 wonderful nights in their house with a breathtaking view on Te Atatu Peninsula, and we felt at home. We saw a Tui bird on the deck when we arrived, and it started the amazing tone that accompanied us during the days. -We also welcomed a beautiful sunrise just outside the giant windows. Jeanette makes very tasty cereals and Gerry is making a REAL boat on his own! Both of them have those "lights" in their eyes and they talk & smile in a most friendly and sincere way that cannot be found in hotels. Our trip in New Zealand is not over yet, and we've already started missing them. -Two thumbs up for this brilliant couple!
we just came back our home. But our family will never forget 4 days with Gerry and Jeanette. They are very kind and have comfortable house. Everything is perfect. They gave very good suggestion when we are first time in Auckland. If we go to Auckland again, first choice we will stay with them. Thanks Gerry and Jeanette again. We missed you.
Very friendly folks. They made us two foreigners feel very much at home in Auckland. It was great to get the New Zealand Auckland perspective from local residents. Room was comfortable with plenty of heat which was essential for a winter visit. Beautiful views. Very quiet a tranquil. Jeannette prepped us a yummy breakfast with fresh fruit and coffee.
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.