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Flaxmere: Rustic beachside cottage


Flaxmere: Rustic beachside cottage

6 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
6 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
Indoor fireplaceThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.
Great check-in experience95% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

We offer a near hundred year old rustic comfortable cottage close to one of Auckland's most famous, rugged & beautiful West Coast Beaches. If you are looking to get away from the big city & experience an authentic wilderness environment, this is the place for you. It is not flash or modern but cosy and comfortable and offers a unique getaway from the pressures of modern life. We welcome guests who appreciate character, heritage, and the natural world.
Relax & Revive your soul


Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Laptop friendly workspace
Children’s books and toys

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules

No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 11AM
Check out by 12PM (noon)


55 Reviews

Phil User Profile
February 2018
Beautiful little house and location. Be sure you have a car.
Chuck User Profile
December 2017
Thanks for opening your house. We had a great stay.
Shalabh User Profile
November 2016
Honestly we were a little disappointed by the condition of the place. It is well located and situated but it was dusty, had numerous spiders, and so many mosquitos. The bed squeaked loudly each time we shifted our weight or turned which made it difficult to sleep.
Amber User Profile
Response from Amber:
Sorry to hear of your issues with bugs and dust, the house is nearly 100 years old and sits in a volatile environment, we vacuum and dust before every arrival however being an old weatherboard home, the wind does blow matter about, the pryrethrum sprayer was set to regularly spray and mosquitoes should not have been a problem however we have mosquito nets for the Summer. Spiders and other bugs thrive in the bush and we live alongside them acknowledging the benefits they bring to keeping bugs at bay. The metal bed does squeak, I will tighten the bolts again and hope it improves.
November 2016
Marisa User Profile
July 2016
Amber contacted us with great directions to Flaxmere and put us in touch with her wonderful friend Christine, who was very apologetic about our arrival date getting mixed up. Christine more than made up for the beds not being made and the wood stove not lit by cooking us a delic…
Emilie User Profile
December 2015
We had a lovely overnight in Amber's bach in Karekare. The house is just down the road from the beach, and other trails. Quiet and peaceful. The house itself is a beautiful old bach with good character. It has the feeling of a place where lots of happy memories have been made.
Amber User Profile
Response from Amber:
Thank you Emilie! I will add a note about parking, thanks for your feedback!
December 2015
Irina User Profile
December 2015
I was so overwhelmed by feelings when I arrived to this wonderful cottage and I only had one word to describe this place - Paradise! It's so rustic and original and the views will take your breath away. I instantly felt like home, like if you've been away for a long time and you…
Amber User Profile
Response from Amber:
Thank you Irina for the wonderful review! That is exactly how we want our guests to feel. :) so glad you enjoyed yourself! Happy travels. Amber
December 2015
Meike User Profile
June 2018
Ambers place is really lovely and cozy. Everything was clean and they offered many different products in the kitchen like butter, sugar, baking powder... It was a pleasure to meet you and stay at this comfortable cottage. Highly recommended !!

Hosted by Amber

Auckland, New ZealandJoined in December 2012
Amber User Profile
58 Reviews
I manage Flaxmere on behalf of my Mother Christine, she who travels the world annually and makes use of other peoples beautiful spaces. We are ready to share ours with you now. I love Karekare and get away to the cottage a few nights a month and always feel invigorated by the c…
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
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