The SpaceDouble bed with great views in an 8 year old modern home.
We have an additional bedroom available by request:
Second room has two sets of bunks, sleeping 4.
So we could accommodate up to a total of 6 people depending on your party's configuration.
Bathroom ( used by guests only) contains shower, bath, vanity and toilet.
Additional bathroom with basin, shower and toilet, also available.
A centrally located toilet and basin is accessible near the living area.
Total of 2.5 bathrooms available to guests.
Breakfast with great coffee or varieties of tea included.
Lunch and dinner by arrangement with fresh vegetables from our own garden, in season. Prices negotiable, starting from $10 per head.
If you want to prepare food in our kitchen you're more than welcome to do so.
Laundry available - you can use our laundry and clothes line for your washing.
Our home is designed to take advantage of the views and is very sunny with indoor/outdoor flow.
Because we work from home, we have all the typical business technologies available, with wi-fi, printing, scanning etc, should you need access to these.
When you stay with us, you're in our home as our guest, leaving as a friend.
You can get to the CBD by ferry from Bayswater or Devonport. Walk to Bayswater wharf in about 30 mins or 5 min by bus.
We're 3.5 km from Takapuna or Devonport. It's walkable or buses are about 5-10 min walk away. There is a "green route" cycle/walkway to Takapuna or Devonport within 0.5km from our place.
Local shops 10 mins walk away include large variety of takeaway meals, including Thai, Japanese, Middle Eastern, Sushi, Chinese, McDonalds, Roast Dinners, Pizza. The Thai Restaurant has great value meals at the north end of the shops.
Several varieties of Pizzas are available at the Belmont shops and great takeaway fresh fish and chips available in Bayswater Ave.
There's also a fresh vegetable store in this shopping area, where I purchase anything I need, that we haven't grown.
You'll also be spoilt for choice with the variety of restaurants available in either Takapana north of us, or Devonport to the south.
Plenty of lovely walks around here, around the waterfront of the inner harbour and 3 white sandy beaches within 3 km. Catch the ferry to cross the harbour to the CBD to explore the downtown waterfront loaded with restaurants, cafe's, maritime museum and the Wynyard Quarter.
We have extensive knowledge about NZ and Auckland and we look forward to making your stay comfortable. Guest AccessWe have 2 living areas, one lounge "nook" just outside the bedrooms on the second floor and the main lounge, dining, kitchen area, which is open plan, on the ground floor, with a short stair case for access to the second floor. You can push back the ranch sliders in the lounge and enjoy the grass and garden to the north side ( sunny side in NZ!) of the house. Interaction with GuestsWe're guided by our guests as to how much time we spend with them. If people want privacy, the house is large enough to provide this. One of us is generally around, because we work from home. The NeighborhoodThere's something about living on "The North Shore" of Auckland city. We're surrounded by beaches and water, with all the amenities of the big city close at hand. We pinch ourselves sometimes when we realise we're only 15 minutes to the city, but because of our location, we feel we're almost out in the country, because we're not crowded by houses and big buildings around us. Our water view is really special and it's why we fell in love with this location when we first found this property. Getting AroundOnce you book with us, we can send you a list of potential rental cars you can pick up from the airport. While it's possible to get around Auckland using public transport, if you have limited time, you'll see more and get to more places more easily with a vehicle, however you don't have to spend a fortune either. It's still fun to take the ferry in to the city from our side of the harbour and then you don't have to worry about car parking fees which are expensive in the CBD.