Definitely private & a whole studio to ourselves. Brigitte had been a really friendly and welcoming host to us. WiFi was good and fast. Studio was clean and simple with all the facilities we needed.
Great place to stay away from the hustle of the city and close to piha and many hikes. Super conveniently located and very private accommodation. Highly recommend.
What a lovely spot! Secluded and peaceful and Brigitte was a lovely host. Can recommend to anyone.
What a wonderful way to start my two month stay in New Zealand! I stayed in the Hannett's garden house for an entire month. Not only was it private, spacious, and clean but it was surrounded by flowers and native bush and birds. I could not have found more congenial hosts. Bri and her family and friends went out of their way to make me feel comfortable by providing information, directions, local points of interest but most importantly friendship. When I finally had to leave I felt like a part of the family not just a tenant. Be advised, a car with a GPS is advisable. Until I got Auckland "into my head" it was a bit confusing and the center of Auckland is a ways away. The location is so lovely, however, that the best part of visiting the area is coming "home" at the end of the day. Thank you Bri, Troy and the boys. Hope to see you all again.
Our stay at the studio was just lovely! We were there over Christmas and New Year and enjoyed the peace and quiet away from the city life. The studio is surrounded by fern trees and other native New Zealand fauna and makes you feel like you are in a deep forest. Brigitte and her family made us feel very welcome! As they were also on holidays, Brigitte and her sons even took us to the beach and showed us the Waitakere Ranges. When Troy's relatives came to visit after Christmas, they invited us over to their house one night. We didn't have a car and they were so kind to lend us their bikes and pick us up from the train station in Swanson. Thanks guys! We had a really great time!
It was great to have a few days away from the hustle and bustle at Brigitte's place. We stayed for a short Xmas break and the place was perfect for us, very private, good value and well appointed.
Beyond charming! Lovely little cottage with all the conveniences, including fast wi-fi, washing machine, fully kitted kitchen, and everything else a traveller can wish for. Brigitte is a wonderful host and does everything to ensure a pleasant stay.
Lovely and helpful host. After the madness of the Auckland traffic this was a little slice of paradise..just birds for company.!! You definitely need a car here as it would be a really long walk to anywhere. The unit is large and nicely furnished. The late evenings and mornings were a bit cool so Brigitte put a heater into the Unit. The microwave gave up and was immediately replaced. You are surrounded by tall trees down a pathway so well away from the main house.
Great to have the wireless..telecom mobile connection was a bit hit and miss..the front door area had the most success and you would always get reception if you walked up the path a little way.
Happy to recommend Brigitte and her lovely Unit to all Airbnb guests.
My partner and I had the great pleasure of staying here for two weeks, having recently left to go travelling some more. The studio is perfect, encompassing all home comforts whilst being nested within the rolling hills of west Auckland, adjacent to a scenic reserve. Whilst a car is very useful, one can walk to the shops if you like a bit of exercise, but Brigitte and family even offered to lend us bicycles and one one occasion gave myself a lift down to the train station at Swanson when I needed to go to central auckland. Cannot praise the amenities, location and family high enough. Perfect, friendly hosts and home. Brilliant.
Brigitte and her family were wonderful hosts. The grounds of their home and the bush in which the gorgeous little cabin sits are stunning. It was a fantastic peaceful place furnished with anything you might need to stay forever! Brigitte also welcomed my cat Coco with open arms...another of her many kind gestures.
It is a magic place to stay.
Great guests, friendly and very respectul. highly recommended.
J'espère bien venir visiter votre studio, il a l'air très sympa !