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.
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.
This is a wonderful B&B experience giving good facilities in a quiet yet convenient location to the city center. Jeannette and Gerry are open and friendly hosts. Hostness Jeannette is so generous, providing us gorgeous local Honey and Jam. I do like the mixed cereal made by herself. Host Gerry is an IT staff with extraodinary vibrancy. Much to our surprise, one day he cycled from home to the company situated in the city, which took him only 45 minutes. Especially the catamran he has been building has left an indelible impression on us. Next time, we will choose to stay at Waterfront Paradise if we travel to Auckland.
Really lovely Air BNB experience. Jeanette and Gerry were such fantastic hosts and such warm and welcoming people. The place itself is beautiful and immaculately clean and well designed. There are amazing views all round the property over the harbour and walking tracks around the peninsula right on the doorstep. If the tide is high you can go kayaking! With a car it's only 15-20 minutes into the city and also very easy to get to other attractions. Highly recommended!!
We had a lovely time staying with Jeanette and Gerry. They were welcoming and put us at ease immediately. There was freedom to come and go as we pleased, it was almost like coming home to visit relatives.
The house was lovely and warm with very comfortable beds. The breakfasts were fresh and tasty. All in all we recommended that they are great people to stay with and we ourselves hope to stay there again in the future. Adrienne , Fred and Johan
We would have no hesitation in staying there again.
如果你要入住奥克兰，这里就是最好的选择！所以我们从南岛旅行回来，毫不犹豫地再次选择这里！为什么不呢？当我们略显疲惫地拖着行李箱再次踏进这里，她们给予我们热烈的拥抱，我甚至感觉他们就像我的家人，好温暖啊！她们会热情地询问你的旅行计划，并给予非常实用的建议！记得千万腾出时间，玩一下房东自己的kayak！We experienced an awesome time at this amazing place! I would recommend that anyone i know visiting New Zealand stay with them! We will miss Gerry &Jeanette and their cute granddaughter Amelia! YoYo will always miss Amelia!Looking forward to meet you again！
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.