The SpaceOneone Moana (Earthsea) Offers free Wi-Fi and self serve continental breakfast we are just 7 minutes’ drive to Piha Beach which includes restaurants, cafe, gallery, and a surf shop.
We are, 50 minutes drive from Auckland Airport.
Although we are a Bed and Breakfast we are not traditional in the fact that the guests have their own lounge with a separate entrance kitchenette area with single hob ,benchtop convection bake and grill oven,BBQ,refrigerator plus an extra toilet/basin and we only take one booking at a time.W e provide continental breakfast (self serve) we will leave cereal/yoghurt/bread for toast /condiments /juice for you to have at your preferred time.We had our property built as a environmentally passive solar B&B almost 20 years ago by an environmental architect using natural products , handmade doors ,reclaimed wood macrocarpa for benches etc, sheeps wool in the walls eucalyptus floors ,breathe easy paints, grey water treated by a UV unit.We have amazing views of the West Coast coastline plus we look directly into the "gap".We are located on the Hillary Trail and perfect for walking one part of the trail or all of it,we can help with the delivery of your gear etc.
At this stage we accommodate min 1 -max 6. All the bedrooms are the same size but one bedroom opens out to the roof deck and you have lovely sea and bush views.The bathroom with toilet shower and claw bath is situated between the two bedrooms. There is an open plan lounge with a wooden bench to sit at have a drink or something to eat and look across the internal courtyard out to sea , on a clear day you can see all the way to Muriwai .We have a TV with freeview , a bookcase with many books,games and cards.There is a small kitchenette area for basic cooking, we have a gas barbecue for your exclusive use.There is a small sitting area where you get another beautiful view. You then access the roof deck which has seats and outstanding views to the gap and public land to the sea .We have a very peaceful and restful environment with native birds and the neighbors visiting parakeet. We suit outdoor pursuit people/trampers /nature lovers /relaxation, have heaps of books for you to read ,movies available,a blue-tooth speaker for you to play your music .We are on tank water so we would appreciate you to be conscious of water usage ie showers.There is an above bench water filter for your drinking. Guest AccessThere is your own private lounge and a rooftop deck plus various other outside garden areas. Interaction with GuestsMy husband Lance and I are well travelled and friendly hosts who enjoy meeting people,foodies,I love art/foreign movies, permaculture, architecture, wine, walking/tramping, reading,all animals.We aim to make your stay as enjoyable as possible and will help you with advice on local attractions, but will respect your privacy. The NeighborhoodI like that we are privately situated and that I love looking at the sea ( and how it changes in the summer on a good day it looks like the Mediterranean blue and green sea with the waves crashing into the washing machine ,the birds tui,fantails big fat wood pigeons swooping, the bees buzzing around the kanuku and my flowers (no spraying)the night skys full of stars and when the winter storms come and you see the lightening across the water coming towards you frightening and exhilarating and you feel alive.When the mists roll in and you cannot see anything in front of you,you meet yourself.I like that you can walk down the end of the road and you can take various short walks on the Hillary trail ,see amazing scenery.Go to the beach have a swim between the flags ,maybe have some surfing lessons ,go for a walk,play petanque at the bowling club,go canyoning ,hit a ball around the tennis courts,walk to the KiteKite falls, take the scenic drive to Titirangi stop at a couple of cafes go to the new art gallery there.Just laze on the roof deck with a glass of wine or just have a nana nap. Getting AroundIt is best to hire a car to stay at Piha .But there are a couple of other options ,
PIHA SURF SHUTTLE:
Auckland City to Piha: Piha Surf Shuttle will provide transport for $30 one way or $50 same day return. This operates daily between December to February. At other times a day's notice is required.
Auckland International Airport to Piha: Piha Surf Shuttle will provide transport for $60 for the first person and $10 for each extra person up to a maximum of 11.One days notice is required.
Contact: Peter Gillespie.((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) (URL HIDDEN) Email: (EMAIL HIDDEN) + (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Mob (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).WEST COAST SHUTTLES:
West Coast Shuttles is a new service that provides transport from Auckland City and the Auckland International Airport to Piha.
They do not yet have a regular schedule. Transport must be arranged by contacting the local operators Greg and Sian Lucas on ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or Greg (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)or Sian (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
email: (EMAIL HIDDEN) Website:(URL HIDDEN) Other Things to NoteWe do have a sun umbrella for the roofdeck area, but as we get strong coastal winds at times ,it is advisable to bring a wide brimmed hat to wear.Also, as we are coastal and have surrounding bush we do get mossies, so best to bring some protection.