Waiatarua Accommodations

Accommodations in Waiatarua

villa
1br villa
    This home will WOW even the most discerning guests. It is situated on Auckland's most elevated, picturesque and exclusive non-exit street, perched in the world's only urban rainforest. The property boasts breath taking, helicopter views over Auckland's Harbour Bridge, Viaduct Harbour, Sky Tower, Manukau Harbour, Rangitoto Island and right through to the Coromandel Peninsula. And at night you'll be captivated by the twinkling lights of Auckland City right in your feet. Discover the sound of silence - interrupted only by the flapping of a hawk's wings. Detox your lungs with 100% pure New Zealand rainforest air. Wash your body with pure, freshly caught rain water. Venture out in the unbeaten tracks of our own piece of the Waitakere Ranges' rainforest, which is a National Park. Take a front seat at Mother Nature's ever changing weather show from the cosy and warm (with a powerful heat pump in winter / air conditioner in summer) comfort of your own 'private VIP booth'. Be one of the first people in the world to witness the new day break. And if you get your timing right, you might actually experience the crisp feeling of walking through the clouds. And your sensory stimulation continues once you go inside the home. Have you ever shared the sheets with a roaring tiger (I'm talking about the striking, 100% cotton duvet / doona cover - see picture) in a massive, round, red leather, king size bed that could get Hugh Hefner jealous? Well. Here's your chance to tick that box off your things to do list. Transport yourself to the future in your very own round shower with a round rain shower head (with real rain water coming out of it!) and numerous spray heads, led - disco lights and in-built speakers and numerous radio stations to satisfy even the most dedicated kareoke singers. Keep up to date with all your favourite cable shows on the big-screen TV with surround sound - movies and sport channels are provided at request and cost extra. Surf the net using inhouse broadband wireless internet. Unleash the hidden chef in you in your own black granite top kitchen - with all cooking equipment supplied... or simply walk down to the restaurant & bar at the end of the street with just as fabulous views of the city and a fire place during winter! Activities to do within half an hour from the property. * golf / tennis, * shopping & outlet stores, * beauty spas, * wineries & wine tasting, * photography, * restaurants, * natural thermal spas, * indoor skiing & snowboarding, * rainforest trecking, * macadamia farm visits, * award cheese tasting, * harbour cruises, * fishing tours, * bungy jumping, * live music venues, * surfing, * underwater world visits, * museum visits, * strawberry picking (when in season), * farmers markets, * hot air balloon rides . Most of our guests hire a car. But some take the Airbus from the Airport to Auckland City - which is approx USD$25 per person and takes about 40 min and you get to see a bit of Auckland on the way. And then they take the train from Auckland City to Sunnyvale - takes approx 40 min and costs about USD$7 per person. And then we can pick you up for free from the train station, which is 10min away from our property. By car - we are about 12 min away from the iconic black sand surf beaches; 40 min away from downtown Auckland and approx 50 min away from the Auckland Airport. Here's just one of our testimonials: "Certainly lives up to the name million dollar views - amazing. Really nice place to spend the weekend, very private and peaceful. Montana Wine trail walk was great, as was Elevation resturant at end of road and Toby's in Titirangi. We would highly recommend others to stay here..." Vanessa P, Auckland Auckland is in the TOP 10 Travelers' Choice Destinations in the South Pacific for 2010 in Trip Advisor Auckland is in the TOP 10 Travelers' Choice Destinations for Nightlife in the South Pacific for 2010 in Trip Advisor The most elevated, non-exit street at the top of the Waitakere Ranges in Auckland - the world's only urban rainforest. We are almost as high up as the top of the Sky Tower in Auckland. Only 12 min drive to the famous Piha black sand, surf beach. Super private accommodation with a great restaurant / cafe a walking distance at the end of the road.
    Home/Apartment
    1br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    • Smoking Allowed
    • Parking
    The SpaceSet amongst bird filled native bush (Kauris, Rimus, Totara and Kanuka to name a few). Your self contained cottage has modern amenities yet still retains the rustic character of the Kauri cottage, with a Kiwiana feel. Outdoor spaces available to soak up the atmosphere. Guest AccessGas barbeque, brazier, kayak with lifejacket, and boogie boards. Interaction with GuestsWe are a friendly family with teenage children and we like to socialise. We are also happy to give you total privacy. The NeighborhoodWe are on a 2.5 acre native bush section with no visable neighbours. Very quiet and peaceful yet 30mins drive to the CBD and 20mins drive to the beautiful westcoast beaches (Piha, Anawhata and Karekare) Getting AroundThere is a train station/Bus stop 10 mins away which will take you to the CBD and outlying areas. We are happy to drop and pick you up from these if we are available to. Taxis can be booked. Other Things to NoteTo access the upper floor there is a steep narrow stairwell. Wheelchair access is available for the lower floor.
    b&b
    Excellent
    3 reviews
    1br b&b
      The Oratia Bed and Breakfast is set in the foothills of the Waitakere Ranges. The spacious setting makes this an ideal choice for those looking to escape the city and experience the real New Zealand, but yet still have easy access to the city. You can choose to stay on a bed and breakfast option or room only. The Garden Room is an en-suite king room and is beautifully furnished to create a balanced and harmonious environment. Double doors, provide your own entrance and give you access to a large deck overlooking the garden. The bedroom and en-suite bathroom have views through the tree canopies, enabling guests to make the most of the native setting. The room has a television, and coffee and tea making facilities, and toaster. The room provides for your comfort: •Free Internet (wifi access) •Phone available. •Fridge. •All bedding and towels are provided. Set in the foothills of the Waitakere Ranges The Oratia Bed & Breakfast is an architectural designed modern home which has been built to minimise its impact on the environment. The spacious setting makes this an ideal choice for those looking to escape the city and experience the real New Zealand, but yet still have easy access to the city. Just a 7 minute drive takes you to Sunnyvale station, which has trains running to central Auckland (Britomart Station) and Eden Park (Kingsland Station) or a 25 minute drive will take you to central Auckland. When staying at The Oratia Bed & Breakfast you set the pace. After waking up to the sound of parrots and fantail birds you can spend the day tramping in the ranges, learning to surf at the one of the west coasts stunning beaches, or simply head off to one of West Auckland’s many renowned vineyards. In the evening you can then relax on the deck, with a complementary bottle of New Zealand wine, and watch the rabbits scamper around the garden.
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      The SpacePeaceful and quiet surrounded by native bush, only 10 minutes drive to the nearest shops and 20 minutes to the west coast Guest AccessWi-fi, kitchen with all equipment , 2 bathrooms, living area, tv with Netflix Interaction with GuestsAasha, Jacqui and I are super friendly all rounders we love music and socialising but love down time as well... If you want to know the surroundings and have a bit of a chat we are all up for it but we are also out at work during the day if you just want peace and quiet. Getting AroundThere is no public transport to it from our house, the closest is the Swanson train station which is 10 mins drive by car
      Home/Apartment
      4br Home/Apartment
      • Wifi
      • Parking
      • Swimming Pool
      The SpaceFully furnished 4 bedroom home in the Waitakere ranges, available for short, medium and long term rental (long term from April 2017) with Wifi, off street parking, dishwasher, BBQ, large deck, all day sun and swimming pool (maintained). All within 25-30 mins drive of the city 6 mins drive of the train station (35 min train into city) 4 mins drive to shops, 15-20 mins drive to famous Piha Beach and within the Waitakere Ranges Heritage Park, great for hiking, or just enjoying the many birds within meters of the deck! There are 3 large bedrooms (2 with double beds and one with a fold out couch) and one single bedroom that is used as a study. The neighbourhood is a small orchard community with a Saturday weekly Farmers market and a great primary school. Guest AccessThere are personal i items throughout the house that we ask you respect. However space for your items will be made. Long term rentals (from -April 2017) personal items will be removed and the house will be furnished empty of these. Interaction with GuestsMeeting on arrival (if possible) and contactable on cell phone. Some property management (including the feeding of the chickens daily) will be carried out during your stay but will not require access to anything other than the work room (where the washing machine is) The NeighborhoodGreat Saturday farmers market. Close to beaches but still near to city. The area is hilly so a car is required. Great bird watching. Getting AroundOff street parking for 3 + train station roughly 6-7 mins drive away. Weekdays a bus passes by the house. Other Things to NotePlease note there are chickens in a coup that will either require feeding once a day or someone can pop by to feed them.
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      The SpaceThe beautiful surroundings. Guest AccessKitchen dining and lounge. Decks, Spa, Views. Interaction with GuestsWhen they need me. The NeighborhoodThey are there but literally not seen. Getting AroundNo but I do have a car and am available to take people around if needed. Other Things to NoteThere are two guest rooms available. Both have excellent queen size beds.
      Home/Apartment
      2br Home/Apartment
      • Wifi
      • Parking
      The SpaceCountry air, close to walking tracks, beaches, out of the city but close enough to get there when you need to. This is the original wine district of NZ, and still has plenty of wineries to visit. Guest AccessThe entire 5 acres of gardens is available for you to roam. Interaction with GuestsWe can help you with various aspects of your stay, whether where to hang out, what to visit, which wineries to go to, where the best restaurants are, etc. The NeighborhoodOratia is the original farming area of Auckland (fruit, horticulture, vineyards), and is the gateway to the famous beaches of Piha and Karekare. Getting AroundPublic transport available 5 minutes away (trains, buses)
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      • Swimming Pool
      Special pool house space for nature lovers: modern, private, sunny, separate from the main house amidst beautifully landscaped garden and native bush with comfortable latex queen bed, luxurious bathroom and pool facing magical natural environment.
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      The SpaceThis house has real character. The house was build in the 1950s as a holiday home. It has large picture windows overlooking the bush and harbour, and original features such as its retro 1960s kitchen. The guest room has been newly decorated as have the other common areas. I have a passion for mid-century furniture and have enjoyed decorating my home in keeping with its era where I can. The room itself is the largest in the house with a wardrobe, double bed, dressing table and desk. There is free use of Wi-fi. The home is shared with myself and my two year old daughter. I work part-time, so we are home for some of the time during the week. Ours is a family friendly home and although the room is listed as suitable for two it is a large space and we welcome guests traveling with a child. In this case I can provide a cot/mattress. Guest AccessGuests have access to all common areas of my home - the kitchen and dining room, living room and garden. I have chickens and a vegetable garden, and you are welcome to help yourself to eggs and whatever I have growing at the time. We have a deck from which to enjoy your meal or the beautiful views and an outdoor dining area to the front of the house as well. Interaction with GuestsInteraction can depend on my work schedule and how much you want to chat, get recommendations or be shown around or whether you prefer to be independent and keep to yourselves and just enjoy the retreat vibe. I love west Auckland and have lived here for a number of years, so I enjoy sharing info on the local area. The NeighborhoodThis is a very special neighborhood. In terms of living in a big city, this is as much of an antidote to city life as you can get. I still find it amazing that I can wake up here and be in the city in less than 30 minutes. There are bush walks just five minutes from our front door. Laingholm has a its own beach (25 mins walk from myhome) and many bush walks. 8 mins away is a lovely arty, creative community with several cafes, a new art gallery, markets on the first Sunday of each month, local beaches and bush walks. Getting AroundThere is a bus stop one minutes walk away from our home, or if I have time I can drop you at the train station 10 minutes drive away or into the city if it combines with my work schedule. The bus is not that frequent and you have to change buses to get to the city from here. Some of the west coast beaches are not served by public transport. If it's more than a few days you'll really benefit from a car. If you have a car you can park it for free in the street. Other Things to Note * I can provide breakfast or dinners for a fee if requested or you can simply have full use of the kitchen. Basics such as milk and fruit, a selection of teas, plunger coffee and cooking oil are provided. * Laundry facilities are available. * It's possibly best for those who have a car although we do have a bus at the end of the road and I can drop you at the train station. * Unless we are away which I will advise in initial communication, you will be sharing the house with me and my daughter. If we are away during your stay I will ask you to feed the chickens and in return you can enjoy their lovely fresh eggs. Other Things to NoteThis is a very special neighborhood. In terms of living in a big city, this is as much of an antidote to city life as you can get. I still find it amazing that I can wake up here and be in the city in less than 30 minutes. There are bush walks just five minutes from our front door. 8 mins away is a lovely arty, creative community with several cafes, a new art gallery, markets on the first Sunday of each month, local beaches and bush walks. Getting Around There is a bus stop at the bottom of the road or if we time it right I can drop you at the train station 10 minutes drive away or into the city if it combines with my work schedule. The bus is not that frequent and you have to change buses to get to the city from here. Some of the west coast beaches are not served by public transport. If it's more than a few days you'll really benefit from a car. If you have a car you can park it for free in the street. If you want, I can plan and take you on day tours for a fee. I love road trips and touring around and I know all the good places! If you are not hiring a car, I can pick you up from the airport for $25 petrol money if it works around my work schedule. :) Other Things to Note * I can provide breakfast or dinners for a fee if requested or you can simply have full use of the kitchen. Basics such as milk and fruit, a selection of teas, plunger coffee and cooking oil are provided. * Laundry facilities are available. * It's possibly best for those who have a car although we do have a bus at the end of the road and I can drop you at the train station. * Unless we are away which I will advise in initial communication, you will be sharing the house with me and my boyfriend Mathew. We are both 'new' Kiwis from England. He has been here 12 years and me 9. If we are away during your stay I will ask you to feed the cats for us :)
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      1br room
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      We have a beautiful private room available for a female traveller, young professional or student.  Other rooms are sometimes available - enquire at the time. Our place is located in the heart of West Auckland only 20 mins drive away from the central city area. West Auckland provides access to many beautiful beaches, nature walks, vineyards, the Waitakere ranges, and a refreshing green environment.  Free breakfast, unlimited tea / coffee.  Home baking when we are around.  Free wifi ! The use of the kitchen is shared. The use of the bathroom and the laundry area are also shared. (shower, toilet, washing machine etc). There is use of a carport as well as outdoor parking space. Our nearest bus stop is 3 minute walk away. The nearest train station is either 5 minute bus ride or 15-20 minute walk away. It is about 40 mins by train into the CBD. We are also 5 mins by bus to the local shopping area with a mall, supermarkets, post office, banks, library, public transport hub etc. **NOTE: We can only take FEMALES at this stage because we also host homestay students. !! Sorry guys !
      Bed & Breakfast
      Excellent
      3 reviews
      1br Bed & Breakfast
        Le Oratia Bed and Breakfast est situé dans les contreforts de la chaîne Waitakere. Le cadre spacieux, cela fait un choix idéal pour ceux qui cherchent à fuir la ville et découvrir le véritable Nouvelle-Zélande, mais pourtant toujours avoir un accès facile à la ville. Vous pouvez choisir de rester sur une option gîte ou chambre seule. La Garden Room est une salle de bains chambre king et est joliment meublée pour créer un environnement équilibré et harmonieux. Double portes, fournir votre propre entrée et vous donnent accès à une grande terrasse donnant sur le jardin. La chambre à coucher et salle de bains salle de bains ont une vue à travers le couvert des arbres, permet aux hôtes de profiter au mieux du paramètre natif. La chambre a une télévision et le café et le thé et grille-pain. La chambre dispose pour votre confort : Internet (accès wifi) de •Free •téléphone disponible. •Fridge. Serviettes et literie •toutes sont fournis.
        Country House
        1br Country House
          This home will WOW even the most discerning guests. It is situated on Auckland's most elevated, picturesque and exclusive non-exit street, perched in the world's only urban rainforest. The property boasts breath taking, helicopter views over Auckland's Harbour Bridge, Viaduct Harbour, Sky Tower, Manukau Harbour, Rangitoto Island and right through to the Coromandel Peninsula. And at night you'll be captivated by the twinkling lights of Auckland City right in your feet. Discover the sound of silence - interrupted only by the flapping of a hawk's wings. Detox your lungs with 100% pure New Zealand rainforest air. Wash your body with pure, freshly caught rain water. Venture out in the unbeaten tracks of our own piece of the Waitakere Ranges' rainforest, which is a National Park. Take a front seat at Mother Nature's ever changing weather show from the cosy and warm (with a powerful heat pump in winter / air conditioner in summer) comfort of your own 'private VIP booth'. Be one of the first people in the world to witness the new day break. And if you get your timing right, you might actually experience the crisp feeling of walking through the clouds. And your sensory stimulation continues once you go inside the home. Have you ever shared the sheets with a roaring tiger (I'm talking about the striking, 100% cotton duvet / doona cover - see picture) in a massive, round, red leather, king size bed that could get Hugh Hefner jealous? Well. Here's your chance to tick that box off your things to do list. Transport yourself to the future in your very own round shower with a round rain shower head (with real rain water coming out of it!) and numerous spray heads, led - disco lights and in-built speakers and numerous radio stations to satisfy even the most dedicated kareoke singers. Keep up to date with all your favourite cable shows on the big-screen TV with surround sound - movies and sport channels are provided at request and cost extra. Surf the net using inhouse broadband wireless internet. Unleash the hidden chef in you in your own black granite top kitchen - with all cooking equipment supplied... or simply walk down to the restaurant & bar at the end of the street with just as fabulous views of the city and a fire place during winter! Activities to do within half an hour from the property. * golf / tennis, * shopping & outlet stores, * beauty spas, * wineries & wine tasting, * photography, * restaurants, * natural thermal spas, * indoor skiing & snowboarding, * rainforest trecking, * macadamia farm visits, * award cheese tasting, * harbour cruises, * fishing tours, * bungy jumping, * live music venues, * surfing, * underwater world visits, * museum visits, * strawberry picking (when in season), * farmers markets, * hot air balloon rides . Most of our guests hire a car. But some take the Airbus from the Airport to Auckland City - which is approx USD$25 per person and takes about 40 min and you get to see a bit of Auckland on the way. And then they take the train from Auckland City to Sunnyvale - takes approx 40 min and costs about USD$7 per person. And then we can pick you up for free from the train station, which is 10min away from our property. By car - we are about 12 min away from the iconic black sand surf beaches; 40 min away from downtown Auckland and approx 50 min away from the Auckland Airport. Here's just one of our testimonials: "Certainly lives up to the name million dollar views - amazing. Really nice place to spend the weekend, very private and peaceful. Montana Wine trail walk was great, as was Elevation resturant at end of road and Toby's in Titirangi. We would highly recommend others to stay here..." Vanessa P, Auckland Auckland is in the TOP 10 Travelers' Choice Destinations in the South Pacific for 2010 in Trip Advisor Auckland is in the TOP 10 Travelers' Choice Destinations for Nightlife in the South Pacific for 2010 in Trip Advisor
          Cottage
          Excellent
          5 reviews
          1br Cottage
            Nestled in the foothills of the Waitakere Ranges, the cottage sits amongst a backdrop of jaw dropping Kauri trees on a private 2 1/2 acre section adjacent to your hosts home. Enjoy the native birds, Tuis, Moreporks and Woodpigeons in your private outdoor area or choose a relaxing walk along some of the local bush tracks or nearby famous black sand beaches like Piha or Karekare. Able to accommodate four people, the cottage has modern amenities but retains a rustic character with a Kiwiana feel. Kauri cottage has everything you need for a short weekend getaway or longer stays with a fully equipped kitchen, but there are also plenty of great restaurants and cafes close by. Enjoy either complete privacy or mingle with your hosts, Elke and Nik and their 2 teenage children.
            Home/Apartment
            Excellent
            32 reviews
            2br Home/Apartment
            • Parking
            The SpaceWake up to the birdsong in your spacious and well appointed oasis of peace and tranquility, a lovely place to rest after travel. Fully equipped with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Guest AccessOwn private access with parking at door. Interaction with GuestsJan, your host has lived in West Auckland for the past 25 yrs and is happy to give you an insiders view of the best things to see and do during your stay. Just a short drive to the Arataki Visitor Centre where you can get additional information. The NeighborhoodSurrounded by 145 walking tracks including The Hillary Trail. Five minute drive to Titirangi Village where you will get great coffee, quality cafe meals & enjoy visiting our local art galleries. Getting AroundThere is no public transport and a vehicle is essential. Other Things to NoteInternet access can be slow at certain times of day.
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            4br Home/Apartment
            • Wifi
            • Gym
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            The SpaceOur house (available for your complete private use) includes four bedrooms, a lounge, a study / gym, a large dining room, chef's kitchen, three bathrooms, a large deck area, private spa pool, and two large lawns. See more details below, and please don't hesitate to ask us any questions. Master bedroom: The large master bedroom is on its own level upstairs, with a super-comfortable kingsize recovered swamp kauri sleigh bed, ensuite bathroom (with forest views), large built-in wardrobe, and a balcony with views over the ranges, and for breathing in the fresh morning air. Second bedroom: There is a queen sized bed, large built-in wardrobe and views of the garden. Heat pump and music system included. On one side of this bedroom is the large second bathroom. To the other side is our study / gym, and exit to the decks, spa-pool and garden. Cot/child's bed: This second bedroom also has a cot, which, with sides up, is suitable for a baby/toddler. The sides can be removed to make it suitable for a child up to 5 years. Third bedroom/Playroom: This room has a comfortable king single bed, and is also the children's playroom, so has most of the toys in the house. These include a piano, and lots of lego, cars, trains, track, drawing material, etc. It also has a pretty view of the garden, and gets the morning sun. Please note that this room is off the dining room, and does not have a door to close it off. Fourth bedroom: A quiet place with a sofa, two armchairs and a view to the back garden, plus a single bed. Study / Gym: Contains an exercise bike, swiss ball, weights, portable massage table, and one solid ex-New Zealand Railways desk! This room can also be used as a private work space. Second bathroom: This is next to the second bedroom, and includes a power shower, large triangular bath (with complimentary bubbles), toilet, and long vanity. Third bathroom: The guest bathroom, with toilet and vanity in separate rooms. Kitchen: The kitchen is the perfect place for preparing lovely meals. Includes a Bosch induction hob, Bosch double-oven, Bosch dishwasher, side-by-side fridge freezer, microwave, Kenwood Chef mixer, Nutri-ninja smoothie-maker, espresso machine, and a fully stocked pantry. Feel free to use anything you find in the pantry, please just replace anything you completely use up with a similar item. Ditto the fridge and freezer. Glass roofed for sky views and lots of light. Dining Room: Eight-seater oak dining table, upholstered dining chairs, Living Flame gas fire, heat pump, relaxing sofa, and a Washburn acoustic guitar (free for you to use). Double French doors open to the deck, and outdoor dining table and chairs. Lounge: Three-seater and two-seater dark brown leather sofas, coffee table, ottoman, Sony big screen TV, Onkyo music system with Mirage speakers, lots of CDs, heat pump, and a bookcase with masses of boardgames, books, and local guidebooks. Terrestrial TV, and a Living Flame gas fire for cosy winter evenings. Deck: The massive deck, stretching round three sides of the house, includes a beautifully comfortable wicker eight-seater lounge suite (with cushions), with two coffee tables, and an ice box, to keep your drinks cool. Towards the kitchen is a matching eight-seater glass-top dining table, with wicker dining chairs (with cushions), and sliding window access to the kitchen. The rest of the deck includes a high breakfast table and high chairs, and lots of planter boxes and pots with fruit, vegetables and herbs (all of which you are welcome to use) and flowers. Spa: Just outside the gym and second bedroom is the top-of-the-range seven-seater, Hot Springs Vista spa pool, with 47 jets, water feature, and colour-changing lights. Totally Dubai. We love it, and use it every night. You probably will too! Garden: The upper lawn is close to the kitchen, and is the perfect place to let the kids play, while still in sight. We have swingball, boules, tennis rackets, tennis balls, footballs, football goals, lawn darts, and lots more. Includes a divinely comfortable, suspended-chair sky lounger. Steps lead down from the upper lawn to the lower main lawn, ideal for the kids to run around in and wear themselves out, and surrounded by forest for them to explore (yet still safe, as although the garden is screened by trees, there are super-friendly neighbours in all directions) Simon is a keen gardener, so there are plenty of plants to find, some natives, some exotics, and lots of palm trees. Feel free to deadhead the flowers! There is a small fishpond (with three shy goldfish), and further to the back of the house, a 50-tree, newly-planted orchard. Help yourself to any fruit you find! Garage and hall cupboard: These are full of useful things, free for you to use, including: two body-boards (the surf on the west coast beaches is amazing): An aluminium and front-shocked Alumax mountain bike with slick tyres (Scenic Drive is the place in Auckland to road cycle, but off-road tyres are also available): A kids trainer bike: A set of Dunlop Max 357 golf irons and putter, with a Spalding Powershaft three wood, bag, trolley, balls, etc., (most courses are open to non-members, and not at all expensive). I have also sunk a hole in the top lawn for putting practice (if the grass is short enough), or you can use the bottom lawn for fairway practice, but please replace the divots, and clean the clubs after you use them! We also have full camping gear, and lots more. House area; 310 square metres. Land area; 0.42 hectares (one acre). All free for your use! Guest AccessYou will have full, private access to our complete house and gardens. Interaction with GuestsWe, or a local friend if we are away, will be there to greet you on arrival and show you around the house, and explain all its features. We will also be available by email (or phone in an emergency) at any time during your stay. The NeighborhoodWe are 30 minutes by car from the city, and five minutes drive from the lovely Titirangi village. Our house is within the beautiful Waitakere ranges, and close to many bush walking tracks. The Arataki Visitor Centre, the 'gateway to the Waitakere Ranges', has information on all of these, and is just a one minute drive from our place. The famous Piha west coast surf beach is just 20 minutes drive. There are a number of good quality restaurants and cafes within a five minute drive. Getting AroundYou will need to hire a car for your stay, as our house is not well serviced by public transport. There is a small supermarket, and cafes and restaurants in Titirangi village, a five minute drive away. To access larger supermarkets, malls, cinemas, swimming pools, etc, there is a 15-20 minute drive.
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            The property is located in the Waitakere Ranges and has a beautiful single room with City and Mountain View available. It is close to all West Coast Beaches and only 40 minutes away from Auckland City. There are plenty of activities to do in the area
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            The SpaceThe freshly painted and carpeted room with ensuite is completely separate from the main house. Guests can relax in the room using the sofa/coffee table. A ranch slider opens to the courtyard which is also for guests' private use should they choose to. Free access to WIFI is available. There is a fridge, cups and kettle for guests to use in the room. There is also a small drawer set and wardrobe for storage if staying a few days. During stays, guests can park safely and exclusively in our driveway. Guest AccessAccess the bed/living space and private bathroom/shower. Outside the room is a courtyard available to sit in and enjoy a glass of wine, particularly enjoyable in the summer months. It has a large picnic table and a sun umbrella. Guests are welcome to come and go from this space at their leisure. Interaction with GuestsThe hosts are Andrea and Matt. We are NZ-born but have travelled a lot globally, both having lived for extensive periods in UK/Europe. Therefore we are quite sympathetic to guests' needs! We are available to respond to guests' needs in the evenings and to help with any information about Auckland/New Zealand. Happy to give recommendations or to leave guests to their own privacy - whichever is preferred. We respond to our guests' needs. The NeighborhoodThis part of The Waitakeres is close to many walking tracks through the Waitakeres, with the beaches of Cornwallis and Whatipu also within reach. Within 10mins drive and you can be enjoying a meal out in Titirangi. A perfect combination of being in nature, within reach of the city. We provide information on some of the main walks available in the area for guests' reference. Getting AroundTitirangi - 10mins drive/35mins cycle Piha - 40mins/2.5hrs cycle Cornwallis - 12mins drive/45mins cycle Whatipu - 30mins drive/2hrs cycle New Lynn - 20mins drive/1hr cycle CBD - 35mins drive, 1.45hr cycle There is a bus available Mon - Sat which takes passengers in the CBD in about 50mins. This is most frequent in peak hour, Mon-Fri. There is also the bus-train option via New Lynn which is slightly longer. Other Things to NoteGiven the locality, it is recommended to have a car in order to access the hidden gems of The Waitakeres. However, cycling is also a common way to explore the local area and we have a secure garage in which guests can lock their bikes should they be on a cycling tour.
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            4br Home/Apartment
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            The SpaceLight filled elevated home in the Waitakere Ranges. Only 30-35 mins from the city. Guest AccessWifi, BBQ, car. All linens provided. Interaction with GuestsWe won't be there! The NeighborhoodQuiet . Getting AroundCar available for hire as part of house hire. Other Things to NoteIn the iconic Waitakere ranges. Many walks to do. Amazing beaches close by. Piha and Karekare beaches 25 mins drive.
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            2br Home/Apartment
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            The SpaceI've just separated from my partner - I'm still going to the Prana Festival in Coromandel, and now I need someone to feed my cat (Frodo) and help my stricken financial life! So it's a cheap deal for perhaps a couple who would like a romantic little holiday themselves! The caravan was my daughter's - it will be cleared out and has a single bed in it if you have one extra - a child perhaps? I rent my little space from my friend who has the larger house on the forested property. It's a 'retreat centre' in the making - think vegan, yoga, etc....I'd like Beatrice to meet you so she's comfortable allowing me to have you as 'guests' while she's living close by too. I'm leaving on the 27th and would need to meet you before then or in the morning at least - you could even stay before the 27th (I'll sleep in the cottage on a mattress if that helps). Guest AccessMake a fire outside, take a walk in the large park (with an underused tennis court - I have two rackets) and down to the beach. Interaction with GuestsI'd need to meet you at the beginning of your stay. The NeighborhoodThe cottage is one property away from Armour Bay - a beautiful park (with tennis court) and secluded tidal beach, with a bush track down to a stream and around the clifftop bush a little too. Check out local swimming beaches (Cornwallis is 3 kms away) and bush walks (e.g. Karamatua river just past Huia). Have a retreat and chill out... Getting AroundClosest bus stop is about a 4 km walk past the dam. Other Things to NoteMy place is very modest - simple furnishings etc. I'll have put my personal stuff in storage in a caravan awning on the side of the house.
            Home/Apartment
            Excellent
            7 reviews
            1br Home/Apartment
            • Wifi
            • Parking
            The SpaceOratia Oasis is a modern private self contained guest house surrounded by NZ Native Trees and birdlife located in the foothills of the Waitakere Ranges. The guest house offers an upstairs bedroom equipped with a queen sized bed and a fold out sofa bed downstairs. A single mattress and cot mattress is also available if required. * Kids 5 and under stay free * Close to the West Coast Beaches, Arataki Visitor Centre, Waitakere Ranges bush walks and the Trusts Arena. Guest AccessOwn house, deck and own parking space. Interaction with GuestsWe are a friendly sociable family while also respecting our guests privacy. The Neighborhood6km to Train Station and Buses 20km to Auckland City 30km to Auckland Airport 20km to Piha Beach 8km to Arataki Visitors Centre (first stop for exploring the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park) 10km to the Trusts Arena (Stadium) 10km to Titirangi Cafes and Lopdell House Art Gallery 40km to Muriwai Beach/Gannet Colony Local produce (Nola's) and Oratia Farmers Market (Saturdays) are just a five minute drive away Getting Around6km to Train Station and Buses A car is advisable to make the most of your stay
            Bedroom
            Bedroom
            • Wifi
            • Parking
            The SpaceIt's our Man's Cave with separate access on ground floor thats for booking here. Own private deck outside with sea-view. We don't provide a bed but lots of comfy mattresses for you to arrange the space into your own. Guest toilet and shower available locating at the main floor, shared kitchen, living room and deck at the main floor. Please excuse the often messy living room as we have a 2 years old. Depending on how interesting the guests are. Guest AccessGuest toilet and shower available locating at the main floor, shared kitchen, living room and deck at the main floor. Please excuse the often messy living room as we have a 2 years old. Interaction with GuestsDepending on how interesting the guests are.
            Home/Apartment
            Good
            13 reviews
            4br Home/Apartment
            • Wifi
            • Parking
            The SpaceThe Barn is a private little hide away set in the Waitakere Rangers. You are surrounded by native birds of every kind. At night al you can hear is the Morepork and during the day only birds and bees. Guest AccessThis is a very large section with loads of roaming space and grassy areas for the kids to run and play. Plenty of parking including covered parking for unloading when you arrive. Landsendt Tropical Gardens is 200m down the road which makes The Barn perfect for pre or post wedding accommodation. Interaction with GuestsWe are a friendly family who live onsite in a separate dwelling. Happy to answer any questions at any time and help were ever we can. The NeighborhoodWe have native bush walks at the top of the road taking you to the 'Kauri Cathedral'. This is about a 2.5km walk to some magnificent 500+ year old trees standing tall in the rain forrest. Arataki Visitor Centre is can also be reached through Parker Track at the top of the road. Parrs park has an awesome playground for the kids and there is 'Nolas Orchard' and other shops a small drive away. Piha is about a 25-30min drive away to the beautiful black sand beaches of Auckland's West Coast. Getting AroundThere is no public transport from our road but Sunnyvale Train Station is a short drive away and busses run along West Coast Rd which is at the end of Parker Rd. Other Things to NoteDue to council regulations we are unable to put a full kitchen in he barn. However we have a washroom with a double sink, dishwasher, 2x BBQs, toaster, microwave, slow cooker, potable hot plate. We are always more than willing to help in any way we can.
            Bedroom
            Bedroom
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            • Breakfast
            • Parking
            The home is a spanish stile home and is located on one of the highest points of Auckland with an amazing view of Auckland City and the harbour bridge. All West Coast Beaches are with in 15 to 20 minutes drive. Activities around are endless.
            Home/Apartment
            3br Home/Apartment
            • Wifi
            • Parking
            The property is a spanish stile house with a 3 room Apartment on the 1st floor located at Waitakere. It has an amazing view of Auckland City and the harbour bridge. All West Coast Beaches are with in 15 to 20 minutes drive. Activities are endless.
            Chalet
            1br Chalet
            • Smoking Allowed
            • Pets Allowed
            • Parking
            20 mins to the west coast surf beaches, 10 mins to civilisation, 30 minutes to downtown. Private garden setting with great views. Hosts are chef & gardener so be prepared to have fun! we can point you to the nearest vineyard or restaurant.
            Home/Apartment
            Home/Apartment
            • Smoking Allowed
            • Pets Allowed
            Some places just feel nice. This studio is one of these. With bush views and a glimpse of the harbour, the bird song will enchant you. Lovley cotton sheets, lovely furnishings and a helpful host close by. You will love this place, we do!
            Home/Apartment
            2br Home/Apartment
            • Wifi
            The SpaceThe rooms available to guests are med size bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other a child's room, which has a single bed. There is a living room withe breathtaking views and a good quality wool futon mattress can be provided should there be four in your group. We have wifi access. I have four chickens and a large vegetable garden and ask that guests will feed my chickens and water the garden during their stay. In return you will have fresh eggs and vegetables daily. At the moment we have lettuce, spinach, siverbeet, radish, celery, carrots, beans, tomatoes and strawberries growing. Guest AccessYou will have full use of my home and access to the two bedrooms described above. There is a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and a washing machine. The house has one bathroom. Basics such as tea, cooking oil, spices etc will be provided for your use. Linen and towels will also be provided. Interaction with GuestsI will be available via phone, email and text message. It is likely I will be out of Auckland during your visit and I aim to orgnaise a local friend to check you in and be on hand in an emergency. The NeighborhoodLainghom is a very special place, and we are in the best spot! This is a very special neighborhood. In terms of living in a big city, this is as much of an antidote to city life as you can get. I still find it amazing that I can wake up here and be in the city in less than 30 minutes. There are bush walks just five minutes from our front door. Laingholm has a its own beach (25 mins walk from myhome) and many bush walks. 8 mins away is a lovely arty, creative community with several cafes, a new art gallery, markets on the first Sunday of each month, local beaches and bush walks. Getting AroundThere is a bus stop one minutes walk away from our home. The bus is not that frequent and you have to change buses to get to the city from here. Some of the west coast beaches are not served by public transport. If it's more than a few days you'll really benefit from a car. If you have a car you can park in our driveway with is gated. Other Things to NoteThe house has been updated slightly since these photos were taken. We now have a freestanding fireplace and I can provide you with firewood if you wish. White ware has been upgraded also. We have an outdoor brazier and a trampoline. The bedrooms available are not shown in the listed photographs, but I will add photos of these shortly.
            Retreat
            1br Retreat
            • Wifi
            • Gym
            • Breakfast
            • Parking
            • Swimming Pool
            The SpaceA resort holiday suitable for a couple wanting an escape and some time for themselves. With a luxury fully equipped apartment, from a gourmet kitchen, to a twin shower with a glass wall that opens out onto lush native bush of the wonderful park-like grounds of the Waitakeres, 3 stories high. Indoor breakfast bar or dinner table set for two, or step out onto the balcony to dine and take a breath of fresh air and be on top of the beautiful native bush surroundings, looking down to the luxury heated swimming pool, which lights up at night to be in magical heaven. Pool: The heated pool has a walk under rock waterfall and a swim up bar beneath a thatched roof cabana. The pool also has shower and toilet facilities. Please note over the cooler months the pool sits around 15-18 degrees, which is when you can take advantage of the sauna to warm your cockles and detoxify your body. The peak time for swimming is November through to April, during this time the pool is heated to 28 degrees. Sauna: You will find sauna at bottom of stairs down beside garage. Saunas are a great tool to relax, warn of your cockles and detoxify your body. Very important to rehydrate following. Health and Fitness: we are all about promoting health and fitness. You will find fitness programmes in the gym and we will happily assist, having worked as a personal trainer and a regular gym member of Les Mills for 20 years. Yoga: Being a keen yoga practiser for 12 years, I love to promote it and happily recommend Anita Goa on YouTube for free subscription and she has all levels of practice. You can utilise our mats, iPad and wifi to have your own personal instructor to walk you through in our gym with yoga mats. Gym: The gym is beneath the apartment with yoga mats, machine/free weights, a step bench and skipping ropes provided (as seen in picture). Outdoors: There are also many other activities such as biking and hiking during your exploration of the beautiful Waitakeres. All information is provided in our indepth manual found in apartment. All local attractions are listed with maps included and online links for more information. Relax and Unwind: enjoy a book, a magazine, listen to some music or watch a DVD movie from the selection provided. Surfing: We are most fortunate to be close to the famous surf beach Piha, known for its big waves for the 'hardcore' surfer. It is a 40 minute drive away and their is a great Piha Cafe. Babies: We can also happily accommodate babies up to 2 years old, with a bassinet, cot, baby bath, high chair, baby backpack carrier and front baby carrier for hiking available, so please do request. Guest AccessLocated down a quiet cal-de-sac and a private right-of-way with a beautiful reserve opposite to us, our Couples Retreat is located on park like grounds, through large security gates, past the main house to your private accommodation and off street parking, so you are nestled away in beautiful serene surroundings. Interaction with GuestsMy husband and I live on premises in separate dwelling, private from yours, so are here to offer recommendations and maintain property at great standards, and make your stay one to remember. Whether you want to be left alone, or would like recommendations on local attractions or assistance, we are here to help. Short Term Rental Only: Your breakfast supplies will be found in the fridge and pantry, so you can be completely independent and prepare yourself in morning. You will be fully equipped with fresh fruit, fresh bread, spreads, cereals, bacon, eggs, chutney, milk, juice and yoghurt, along with tea and coffee supplies. Please let me know of any dietary requirements, I will happily adjust accordingly, and if staying more than two nights, I will replenish. Note: For long term rental Breakfast only included on arrival, not every day, ie monthly stays. The NeighborhoodLaingholm is a beautiful small community with a local primary school and dairy. There are many beautiful bush walks and a local beach and picnic area. Our local village, Titirangi is always humming with many lovely eateries, local art gallery at Lopdell House, Theatre with movies and live shows, monthly markets, held on the last Sunday of every month. There is a well known surf beach called Piha, just a 40 minute drive and many hiking and biking tracks throughout the Waitakeres and all around Auckland. All information can be found at our tourist visitors centre at Arotaki on Scenic Drive, which is a 45 minute walk from our home. There are yoga classes in our local hall and many other local studios. We also have a manual full of information about local attractions and all you need to know. Getting AroundJust an 8 minute drive from Titirangi Village, shops, supermarket and cafes and 20 minutes drive to the local shopping mall, cinema, train station and restaurants/cafes. If you do not have your own transport there is public transport that will assist with just a 5 minute walk to the nearest bus stop. Auckland City is a 35 minute drive and we are 40 minutes from the Auckland International Airport. There are also cycle tracks that will take you all over Auckland. If surfing is your thing, Piha is a 40 minute drive on the Wild West coast. Heading to a concert or show in Auckland city and don't want to worry about parking.... catching a train from our local township New Lynn takes you straight to Britomart, which is where Vector Arena is. We often make use of the train to head into town for concerts etc. Other Things to NoteLaingholm in the Waitakeres is a beautiful small community. We have a local superette for any small items you require. Our local village is Titirangi full of cafes and restaurants, a supermarket, petrol station, art gallery, theatre, hair and beauty salons and all you could possibly need with just an 8 minute drive. Our closest shopping mall and town is 20 minutes drive at New Lynn, along with the Train Station, which will take you all over Auckland. The Auckland International Airport is a 40 minute drive. Dining In: if you do not wish to drive anywhere, there are food delivery options such as Hells Pizza Titirangi for salads and pizza, or Bollywood Indian Titirangi or if you wish to cook yourself with your fully equipped kitchen, you can have food delivered to your door through countdown online delivery. Adventure: If you are looking for adventure the Waitakeres has a lot to offer, such as hiking and biking tracks, surf beaches and more. We have full details in your in house manual provided.
            Other
            1br Other
            • Wifi
            • Parking
            The SpaceThis quiet location, is peaceful and private. Your own entire wing off the main house provides a fully secluded experience. With doors opening to a private balcony from both the living and sleeping quarters and panoramic views of beautiful Auckland City - Relax and unwind. This is the perfect place to take in the views or read a good book and forget about the world. You will never want to leave. Guest Access- Off street car park - Private bathroom with free standing shower and bath tub - Kitchenette equipped with Tea & Coffee making facilities, Microwave, Fridge & Toaster - Muesli, Fresh Fruit & Yoghurt for your first day's breakfast - Private balcony with BBQ and outdoor table - TV - Wifi Interaction with GuestsWe are happy to provide you with a private stay, however should you require anything - we'll be more than happy to help make your stay more comfortable. The NeighborhoodWithin 10 minutes drive to both Glen Eden and Henderson townships, you have access to Supermarkets, Restaurants, Movie theaters and major public transport. Waiatarua is a quiet tranquil neighbourhood within 15 minutes drive from the famed Titirangi village known for it's arts, crafts and cafes. Access to the spectacular West Coast Beaches, namely Kare Kare & Piha. Along with access to the numerous walking / hiking trails throughout the Waitakere Ranges in an area known for it's unique fauna & flora. Getting AroundNo major Public Transport within walking distance from the property. However, with a short commute to the Transport hubs of Henderson or Glen Eden - The wider Auckland region is easily accessible. A vehicle is necessary for access to this semi-rural property. Other Things to NotePlease note we are a pet & smoke free home.
            Home/Apartment
            2br Home/Apartment
            • Wifi
            Oratia in Waitakare West Auckland is rich with history, where Dalmatian people settled a hundred years ago to plant NZ's original vineyards and orchards. Enjoy the surrounding native forest and bush walks or the famous and wild West Auckland beaches of Piha and Karekare. Discover the local vineyards and orchards. Visit the Titirangi township of arts and culture and cafes. Pop down to Henderson or New Lynn for shopping or movies. We are only 20 minutes from Auckland CBD, yet it feels like you've escaped to the clean country air away from suburbia and the busy traffic and motorways. Our apartment is available for you to enjoy a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of a busy Auckland schedule. We have all you need in this self-contained spacious and comfortable apartment set among gorgeous gardens in a 5-acre tree-lined estate. Treat yourself to some peaceful retreat time while you prepare for your next day's Auckland activities. Live it up basking on the sun-drenched desk as the sun sets over the fabulous Waitakere Ranges. Bliss! We look forward to hosting you! Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$50.00 per stay); Linen (included);
            Cottage
            2br Cottage
            • Swimming Pool
            Wake up each morning to the sounds of birds serenading you. Have brunch outdoors looking out to the peaceful surroundings, then go for a dip in the pool before heading out doors for a hike or walk in the beautiful Waitakere Ranges. If you feel like the beach, Piha and Karekare are only 25 minutes away. Or if you feel like being in the city a 35 mins drive will get you there. After your busy day just come back home to relax and be at peace. This location will give you the best of both worlds. Serene setting, while close to any and all sorts of excitements. Check out the photo collage on youtube (furnishing not the same as show) youtu.be/-Xrb2QNiDGQ Special conditions: andquot;Smoking allowed outside onlyandquot; Extras: Linen (Optional, NZ$25.00 per stay); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;
            Chalet
            1br Chalet
              - Set in the beautiful Surfdale of Waiheke Island - Fully self contained and accessed by paved pathway below owners property - North facing with lovely sheltered sunny aspect - Stunning bush/orchard scenery and abundant bird life with all amenities - Many walking tracks within walking distance - All shops and services required are within 10mins drive - Great location for easy access to the many wedding and function venues around the area - Excellent safe lock and leave for those wishing to venture out and about for the day - Property shared with owners - Quiet, peaceful hideaway to relax and absorb the beautiful surroundings Special conditions: - $100 per night is for up to 2 persons, additional person/child $30 each per night - $30 Cleaning fee per stay applies - Washer/Dryer services available upon request - Quiet people preferred on this shared property - Not suitable for parties/loud music - Ideal for couples on their own or with kids Extras: Cleaning Fee (Required, NZ$30.00 per stay); Linen (included); Extra Person/Child (Optional, NZ$30.00 per night); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;
              Home/Apartment
              3br Home/Apartment
              • Wifi
              • Parking
              The SpaceOur home is a sunny, elevated, north/east facing 1930s character home set on an acre of gardens with distant views of the inner Waitemata Harbour and Sky Tower/Auckland city. It has open plan living with french doors and bay windows that open out onto a sweeping deck which has two distinct entertainment areas - both sheltered from the prevailing westerly and both overlooking the garden and Oratia valley towards the Harbour and city. Three bedrooms (1x super king bed and 2x queen beds), two bathrooms (2x toilets, 2x showers, 1x bath), two living areas, a spacious kitchen and a laundry. Keep warm with two heat pumps and a fire. Washing machine and dishwasher. Our place is good for couples, families (with kids), and big groups. Guest AccessGuests have access to all of the gardens. Interaction with GuestsWe will be available via cell phone or email. The NeighborhoodOur place is a 20 minute drive to Auckland's wild black sand west coast beaches (e.g. Piha). A 30 minute drive to downtown Auckland and a 8 minute drive to the Sunnyvale train station (the train takes approximately 45 minutes to get to Britomart in Auckland City). Less than a 15 minute drive to malls and large supermarkets (in Henderson or New Lynn). Only 5 minutes to Glen Eden which has a supermarket and other amenities. At the end of the road there is a Council walking track up to the Arataki Visitor Centre (10 minute walk). From there you can explore the Waitakere Ranges further.
              Estate
              Estate
                Auckland’s Waitakere Estate – Heritage Boutique Co is perfectly located for both business and leisure guests in Auckland. The hotel offers guests a range of services and amenities designed to provide comfort and convenience. Facilities like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, valet parking, car park, room service are readily available for you to enjoy. Some of the well-appointed guestrooms feature television LCD/plasma screen, whirlpool bathtub, non smoking rooms, heating, wake-up service. Take a break from a long day and make use of sauna, outdoor pool, massage, squash courts, garden. Auckland’s Waitakere Estate – Heritage Boutique Co combines warm hospitality with a lovely ambiance to make your stay in Auckland unforgettable.
                Other
                1br Other
                • Parking
                The SpaceFarm stay experience . Beautiful landscape surrounded by gum tree and oratia stream Guest AccessSeperate sleep out Interaction with GuestsFarm stay experience, 5 acre land , oratia stream . 25 sheep and many more The NeighborhoodNice and friendly neighbours . However due to the size of the section it's very private Getting AroundWith in 5 km you can go to nearest suburbs . Shopping malls , railway stations and bus stands
                Home/Apartment
                4br Home/Apartment
                • Wifi
                Stunning open plan, architecturally designed home amongst the trees. A great place to unwind whilst still being in reach of the Central City (20 minute drive). Located in the Waitakere Ranges there are ample recreation opportunities at nearby Piha beach, or the Waitakere tracks (10 min walk). The nearby Arataki Centre provides an entry point to the well known Hillary Trail, or for more sedentary pursuits, escape to the cafes, art galleries and markets of Titirangi (10 minute drive). Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only, deck currently not suitable for toddlers Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$120.00 per stay); Linen (Optional, NZ$25.00 per person);
                Other
                1br Other
                  The SpaceThe cabin contains one Queen Size Bed, a desk, storage and hanging space for clothes. We can also provide a travel cot if required for a baby or an airbed to go on the floor for an additional person. Alternatively if your group is bigger than 2, we allow camping on site by the cabin; however additional charges will apply per additional person. The cabin is a separate building located to the side of the family home. There is a 3 meter distance between the cabin and the private bathroom and living space which is in the basement of the family home. This bathroom and living space is private use to the cabin and is locked off from the main house and will remain private for your stay. The living space contains small sofa, sink, fridge, toaster, kettle, plates & cutlery. The bathroom has shower, vanity, and toilet. This area has recently been renovated and is nice and new. Note there is no cooker in the living space but we do provide a coal bbq. If your stay is for 3 nights of longer, we ensure that there is a gazebo up to provide an outdoor sheltered area (depending on the wind!!). The cabin and downstairs area feels secluded and is not over looked by the family home. This is the ultimate "Glamping Experience". Enjoy cooking your dinner on a BBQ but sleeping inside on a comfortable bed. Guest AccessChildren ( and small adults!!!) are allowed to use the trampoline. Guests are allowed to explore the land and visit glow worm site. Interaction with GuestsWe are an English / Danish family who immigrated to New Zealand just over 5 years ago. I only speak English, but my partner Christian speaks both Danish and German fluently and various other languages at a basic level. We are very happy to socialize with guests but provide space to those who are looking for a quiet retreat. My partner Christian is excellent at providing local information and on some occasions would be happy to take guests out to local beaches. Christian has traveled most of New Zealand as a back packer (so has lots of ideas and advice). He is also happy to take guests fishing or kayaking if the weather and tide is right at a cost of $50 per person. Christian also hunts wild deer and pig. If this is of interest, potentially a trip could be organised, however this would require planning, so email in advance. The NeighborhoodWe are located in the Waitakere Ranges, with more than 16,000 hectares of native rainforest and coastline. It's 250km of walking and tramping tracks provide access to beaches, breathtaking views, and spectacular rocky outcrops, including the Hillary Trail, black sand beaches, waterfalls and giant kauri trees. It is hard to believe that we are only 45 minutes from the Airport and Central Auckland. Our house is walking distance to the local beach and tennis courts at Armour Bay (however you need to be careful on the road as there is no foot path). Other local beaches include Cornwallis (5 minute drive) and Kaitarakihi (5 minute drive). Cornwallis is the perfect beach with young children as provides shade under the trees and calm water. Our nearest village is Titirangi (15 mins drive). Titirangi is a vibrant village with fantastic cafes, restaurants, a super-market, chemist and post office. Titirangi has an art gallery (Lopdell House, Waitakere Regional Art Gallery) which has a national reputation. Exhibitions feature the best of contemporary art from the region, New Zealand and beyond. We are a 15 minute drive from Huia where there is a fantastic cafe (Huia Store), playground, beach and bush walks including Karamatra Loop Walk and Hillary Trail. The Arataki Visitor Centre is 15 minutes drive away, the Park Rangers here will help you make the most of your visit. They know the latest track and weather conditions and the directions to the best places. Piha Beach is a 45 minute drive and is one of the most popular beaches on Auckland’s wild west coast. Yet with its vast stretch of dramatic, black sand it always feels wonderfully isolated and uncrowded. The wild surf at Piha Beach draws seasoned surfers and it’s also a great swimming spot in summer. Getting AroundPlease note that there is no public transport in the Parau area, owning a vehicle is essential. However, we can assist with small pick ups and drop offs to and from the local village (Titirangi) where there is public transport, (but flexibility would be required as we are a busy working family). Other Things to NoteWe are very baby friendly and can help out with buggies, high chairs, cots, toys etc. during your stay. We are super flexible and if you have any specific requests or need any specific items during your stay, we will try and help you. We do grow Xmas trees, be aware that during December locals wonder the property to select their perfect Xmas Tree.
                  Home/Apartment
                  1br Home/Apartment
                    Located less than 1 hour from Auckland and just a 15 minute drive to Titirangi Village. Set on a Xmas Tree Farm, surround yourself with the scent of pine and take a small walk to the stream, waterfall and glow worms. Close to bush walks including Karamatura Loopwalk, local beaches including Armour Bay with Tennis Court; or head towards Huia and treat yourself at its renowned Cafe before heading further West to the majesty of Whatipu Beach. The sleep-out offers comfortable sleeping space with amazing views of the valley and xmas trees. There is a separate bathroom with shower. Plus separate living space that has fridge, kettle and toaster. BBQ available. Please be aware the sleep out is on a family property and is located next to the family home. The bathroom and living space is located in the basement of the family home and is for private use of sleep out guests. Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;
                    Home/Apartment
                    2br Home/Apartment
                      A private and peaceful spot nestled in the Waitakere Ranges. It is surrounded in native bush in this rural setting. You will enjoy the native birds and the sunshine that floods into the house. Perfect for total relaxation. Large decks on the East + North facing sides of the house with outdoor furniture + a BBQ to enjoy being al fresco. A very sunny north facing home. This Bach is being renovated so does have old rimu (wooden) floors and carpet. The Master Bedroom has a queen sized bed and an ensuite with a brand new tiled shower, vanity and toilet. There is a Double Bedroom with 3 single beds. The bathroom has a large vintage claw bath, vanity and toilet. Native Bush all around the house so no backyard as such, but there are 3 trampolines for children to enjoy! Free WIFI available for the duration of your stay. Nearby: 15 minutes to Titirangi Village restaurants + Te Uru Art Gallery 7 minutes to Arataki visitor centre and Waitakere Ranges bush walks 20 minutes to Piha + Karekare Beaches Transport: 8 min drive to Sunnyvale train station + buses from Parrs Park. 35 min drive to Auckland Central + Britomart + Waiheke Ferry. 38 min drive to Auckland International Airport. Parking: Parking for 2-3 cars in gravel driveway or otherwise very safe and quiet to park on the street as it is a cul-de-sac. Special conditions: No Parties. This is a residential street and we would like to keep the local residents happy. No outdoor fires. Extras: Cleaning (Optional, NZ$100.00 per stay); Linen (Optional, NZ$50.00 per stay);
                      Cabin
                      Cabin
                      • Wifi
                      • Pets Allowed
                      • Breakfast
                      • Parking
                      The SpaceThe cabin is a separate building to the main house and you have it all to yourself. There's a basic kitchen with a fridge and microwave and a bathroom/ shower. You're welcome to use the main house as much as you want to hang out/ watch movies/ listen to records/ do laundry etc. There's 5 of us who live there - all friends with interesting stories and a wealth of information about the surrounding area and the rest of New Zealand. Guest AccessGuests are free to use any communal areas in the main house. Watch a movie / listen to records or just have a chat. Interaction with GuestsI've helped many Air B&B'ers buy a car/ campervan, so I guess you could say that's my speciality! I also love helping travellers go to the less touristy areas of New Zealand not in the guide books. We often go surfing in the summer and we'd love to have you come along with us if you're interested. The NeighborhoodWe live in the middle of what we call the bush, so it's blissful isolation. You're 10 minutes drive from Titirangi village with shops/ restaurants and cafes. 15 minutes from incredible beaches. Bush-walks on your doorstep. 30 minutes drive from central Auckland. Getting AroundIt's best if you have a car, but I have given lifts to guests to and from town on my way to work. There's not really any public transport :(
                      Other
                      3br Other
                      • Wifi
                      • Parking
                      My place is close to great views and family-friendly activities. My place is good for couples, business travellers, families (with kids), and big groups.
                      Other
                      1br Other
                      • Wifi
                      • Pets Allowed
                      • Breakfast
                      • Parking
                      This is a unique opportunity to stay at a home with some of the best views of Auckland. Only 15 minutes drive from the famous Piha beach and best reached by car. We can offer an airport pick up service at $50 as it is a 45 minute drive and not close to public transport.