I have a 2 bedroom garden apartment, downstairs within my house, which is situated on the waterfront of Devonport, directly across the harbor from the CBD and city lights of Auckland. Devonport is listed as a Heritage Village of Significance within the Auckland City Centre. Devonport is a 10 minute ferry ride across the water from the city, and my home is a 5-7 minute flat walk, from the terminal. The apartment offers a large living/dining room, with 40" Samsung LED TV, Cable TV, DVD and HDD dock. In the kitchen I have provided a Ceramic Cooktop, Fan Forced Oven, Fridge, Electric Frying pan, Electric Wok, Sandwich Press and Microwave. Along with a toaster and kettle. There is a sink, and all the associated kitchen utensils, and being upstairs, if you need anything else just ask. The bathroom is newly renovated has a nice big shower and great Hot water pressure. The bedrooms are also large, with a Queen size bed, dresser and built in wardrobe, and 2 single beds in another Bedroom. There is a full ironing board, iron, clothes airer,Clothes Dryer, vacuum cleaner and hair dryer.
The village of Devonport is basically at the ferry terminal, a flat walk along the waterfront to a full Supermarket, other speciality shops, cafes, restaurant, wine shops etc, and from there all the exploring of Devonport you can do. There is a bus network from the ferry terminal up into the North Shore, and you can get the ferry back to the city where you have right outside the main Ferry terminal doors the full Auckland network of Bus, Trains and Taxi's. You are also in the Heart of the CBD and Shopping.
From the airport you can catch a cab ( approx NZ$130) or the Airport express bus for NZ$16 per person, which will within 45 minutes approx. set you down at directly adjacent to the ferry terminal. You then catch the ferry to Devonport NZ$5.50, when you get off at Devonport, you turn left along the waterfront.
Note: The Second Queen bedroom is only available if required.
Guests have access to the Garden Apartment, either via the Main entrance door off the garden, or via an undercover door in the garage. Use of the undercover area, the garden and side pathways.
I am on the premises upstairs, and available, by knocking on the front door, or emails/txt etc.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$27 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$972 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$3977 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
Anthony's apartment is a lovely homely place to stay, in a superb spot! It has everything you need for a comfortable stay, and the ability to catch some sun in the private back garden is an added bonus! Although not present when we stayed, Anthony was very considerate in ensuring we had everything we needed and communicated excellently throughout. We will definitely be returning. Thank you :)
The location of this suite is all that it really has to offer. It is ideal for getting to the City and to Waiheke Island, and Devenport is a quaint little village with lots of interesting shops, views and walks.
I was disappointed with the suite as you enter through the garage door into the basement. There is no view to the water from the suite (misleading photos from the owners floor) only out to the garden at the back.
The suite is very well equipped but is 'tired' and needs thoroughly cleaning and a good coat of paint.
We asked for two bedrooms and only one bed was made up , so the single bed was quickly made up for me:(
The internet connection was very good, and the TV and channels very good.
Parking was a bit of an issue, as the ferry traffic/commuters took the spaces out front from about 7.30 -4.30pm, so if you left in the morning you would have to return later than these times to be able to park near the house.
I suggest the owner make it clear it is a basement garden suite with no views to the waterside of the house and clean it up and repaint.
I'm sorry you feel let down in some area's Alistair, please allow me to respond. There is an email trail in which there is NO request for an extra bed, so that is simply untrue. Derek who looked after you, asked on 2 occasions if everything was ok, to which you responded, yes. I emailed you asking if all was well, to which I quote you replied ' yes, fine thanks' There is a garden door entrance/exit many people use, as you could have, the garage entrance is undercover, and suits many people. In regard to Old / Tired, it's an Old villa, it's not meant to be modern, that's the point, please refer to other reviews, most people love it. There is new carpet, 12 months ago, it was painted 3 years ago, and again I refer to the reviews it's very clean, it's a part of my house. Thankyou.
We REALLY enjoyed staying at Anthony's place in Devonport! The apartment is super tidy and cosy, it has everything you need to make you feel at home plus the commute to central Auckland is so quick & easy - is there a nicer way to start & end your day, than by hopping into a ferry? The apartment was also nice and quiet at night, which was great as we were traveling with our 6month old (Anthony provided us with a travel cot as well!). We also loved exploring Devonport itself, which is a lovely little village. Can't recommend this gem of a place highly enough!
We would like to thank Anthony for his hospitality and recommend anyone to stay at this place. You will not regret this relaxing and peaceful place conveniently located off the ferry in Devonport. When we will come to Auckland again (we hope soon), there is not doubt that Anthony's place will be the chosen one!
Thank you again for your hospitality Anthony!!
A lovely place to stay. Thoughtful touches like the wine and fresh flowers were greatly appreciated. Very clean and attractively furnished. Anthony made us feel very welcome. A great location if you want to visit central Auckland but benefit from peace and tranquility. Unreservedly recommended.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Anthony's wonderfully appointed apartment. Found Anthony easy to communicate with and a great host. The apartment is conveniently located to Devonport Village and the Ferry. We will definitely be back again.
If you want the friendliest, most attentive and knowledgable host look no further! Our stay with Anthony in Devonport was absolutely amazing. The apartment is just lovely and we felt at home right from the moment we stepped through the door - there was even some wine, milk and fruit in the fridge as a welcome gift. Devonport is the ideal location if you want to explore Auckland or the North. To the buzzing city it is only a 10 minute trip on the ferry or if you prefer a relaxed evening just turn the BBQ on and chill out in Anthony's beautiful little garden. With Anthony's recommendations you'd never have a bad meal or coffee, he knows all the good restaurants and cafes, not only in Auckland but all over New Zealand. Would we stay with him again? Absolutely YES or as a Kiwi might say "sweet as"!
We had a wonderful time in Devenport and Auckland.
You cannot get a better place than Anthony's home to discover the fantastic city of Auckland.
From Anthony's house you can see the full Skyline of Auckland. His appartement is excellent. Beautiful rooms with a big, modern bathroom and a perfect living room which is combined with a comfortable kitchen.
Anthony is super friendly and helpful - a great host!
Thank you very much for this very good welcome.
The house and the small garden are very pleasant.
We had a very good stay.
Devonport is very well situated to visit Auckland. The routes in ferry are very fast.
Thank you also for all the advices, the reservations of bikes and restaurants.
Danielle and Herve
I cannot recommend Anthony and his delightful Devonport location highly enough. He is an outstanding host - he provided excellent recommendations for activities and restaurants and was great company when we had the opportunity to share conversations. Even though it is such a short walk from the ferry to the apartment, Anthony came to collect us as the weather was cold and windy; he also provided basic supplies like tea, coffee, milk and marmalade. The apartment is spacious, tasteful, private, comfortable and filled with light. Devonport is a lovely village to explore and public transport there from the city or airport is very easy. We stayed for 4 nights and will return.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.