Beachlands Waterfront Retreat

7
Max Guests
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms

About this Holiday House

You can indulge in relaxation at our private waterfront retreat. With own pathway access to Sunkist Bay the garden adjoins directly to the beach reserve with gate for added security. A special mix of semi tropical and native trees with sea views over Auckland harbour. The spacious one level 4 bedroom character bungalow has easy outdoor living.Three of the four bedrooms have french doors flowing into the garden. Linens are Morgan and Finch 100% cotton with a selection of pillows. There are 2 bathrooms including 2 showers and a bath. The new open plan kitchen has sea views, dishwasher and easy access to outdoor living areas and barbq grill. A Hot Springs hot tub is an added luxury.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet: please enquire
Linen provided
Smoking outside only
Accessibility: please enquire
Features
BBQ
Spa pool
Heating & cooling
Fire place
Heat pump
Kitchen
Dishwasher
Freezer
Fridge
Microwave
Oven
Bathroom
Bath
Laundry
Dryer
Iron
Portacot
Washing Machine
Basics
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
TV
Wifi
Other
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
DVD
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
Outdoor furniture
Outdoor Shower
Phone
Stereo
Toaster

Bed layout

2 Queen(s), 3 Single(s), 1 Cot(s)

Reviews

Average Rating: 5
9 total reviews

Brian Andrews
Sandra was a great host - she left some treats for our arrival and could not have been more helpful. The house is a lovely old lady and is a great place to relax in Beachlands. The beds were comfy and the linen was clean and crisp. The house was very clean and well looked after and the kitchen has everything you will need including a big family sized table. We enjoyed the hot tub and the kayaks, which you can bring down the steep steps at the back of the property and down onto a quiet beach. I heartily recommend and look forward to returning sometime.
Response from Owner
We would welcome you back and glad you enjoyed your stay.
Amanda
The house is nice, garden peaceful and well tended, and the views were beautiful, however there was an initial hiccup, and some things that could be improved. Initial Hiccup: My partner and I chose this house to take my 99-year-old grandmother on holiday for her birthday as it had few steps, a good kitchen, and nice views. Unfortunately, the alarm hadn't been disarmed before we arrived so we set it off. I had no phone contact for the owner but it happened that their gardeners were at the property and they were able to give me the owner's phone numbers. I called multiple times and left multiple messages (not cheap on prepay) and I sent emails and messages, and we sat with my grandmother in the car in the driveway, in the cold, for over 2 hours, wondering where we would stay the night if we couldn't get in touch with them. Eventually we found a number for another family member who was able to provide the alarm code. The owners were overseas, thus the difficulty of getting in touch. They sent a bunch of flowers the following day. Could Be Improved: The owner's belongings were in the fridge, freezer, and kitchen, bedroom and bathroom cupboards which made it feel like we were trespassing in someone else's home. The bed my partner and I slept in was very uncomfortable and pillows lumpy and old. The linen and towels were as if they were the hand-me-down old towels from the extended families' houses. There was a mountain of bath towels but we could only scavenge up 2 face cloths. They bay windows are a lovely feature however are very draughty and along with the kitchen windows rattled a lot in the wind. The kitchen is very modern and nice however there is no microwave as listed in the "Details and amenities" section, and the special tap that dispensed boiling hot water did so by spraying it everywhere which seems so dangerous to me and I got splashed with hot water even though I was trying to be very careful. There is a fireplace however during our stay there didn't appear to be any kindling or wood if we did want to use it. Oddity: There is a $150 cleaning charge paid on top of the accommodation price, yet their information folder in the house asks renters to remake beds with fresh sheets, which I thought was a bit strange/rude as, other than leaving the place in a tidy state overall I wouldn't think it's the renter's place to have to remake beds, vacuum or clean bathrooms - surely. We only read this on the last morning so didn't have time to remake beds. We stripped the beds, tidied up, took the rubbish out and ensured the dishwasher was loaded and set going, which I thought sufficient. If you have certain expectations of what state you want your house left in or what level of cleaning is expected along with the cleaning fee, it would be helpful to have this laid out before booking. Overall: We enjoyed our stay and I think it wouldn't take too much in the way of improvements (ie. replace the bed, update the linens, reduce the amount of personal items or store them in a cupboard out of the way, add some adhesive draught stopper around the windows) to really improve the experience for future renters.
Response from Owner
Our first review less than five stars in 17 years. So glad you enjoyed your stay overall. Apologies again for the alarm mix up. If the second owner had been found and called sooner all would have been well however we recognise the stress this caused and it clearly set you off on the wrong foot. Our guests comfort is important to us and we will review the feather/down pillows and duvets along with the linen. Each bedroom has its personality and coordinated linen to match but that not in use could be locked. The well stocked pantry with staple items, DVD library, book library, childrens toys and games, lifejackets and wetsuits for kayak activity, essential toiletries are all for guest use. The kitchen equipment inventory that was requested and supplied some weeks prior to arrival, highlighted there is no microwave in place but we will review the website. The firewood is available in the designated unlocked wood shed. Cleaning is charged and the request to strip/pullback the beds is so we know which have been slept in. We have a fantastic cleaner who takes care of the rest. The stormy weather was not what we hope for our guests but there is nothing better than a dip in the hot springs spa in a storm.
Nienke Mauritz
After travelling accros New Zealand this was our last stop and by far we saved the best For last!!This AMAZING place is an absolute treasure... it felt like coming home from the moment we arrived. The house has a very comfortabel and homy atmosphere and so much space we coups get lost ;-) And then the garden.....absolute bliss... OWN private Beach acces and a hottube with the best view ever..i still get a little homesick thinking about this place. The host Sandra is amazing! She called me the first night to check id we were ok and since then we had a couple of other nice phone calls . She is there when you need her but she also allows you some privacy which we appreciated a lot! I can be short.. this place should be on everybody”s bucket list! Hope to come back one day.
Response from Owner
We are so pleased your family enjoyed their stay and we welcome you back anytime. :)
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Availability

Rates

Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
20 Dec - 15 Feb $450 / Night for 6 guests$304 Nights
20 Dec - 15 Feb $2900 / Week for 6 guests1 Week
Rest of year$390 / Night for 6 guests$304 Nights
Rest of year$2400 / Week for 6 guests1 Week
20 Dec - 15 Feb
$450 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 4 Nights
20 Dec - 15 Feb
$2900 / Week for 6 guests
Min. stay: 1 Week
Rest of year
$390 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 4 Nights
Rest of year
$2400 / Week for 6 guests
Min. stay: 1 Week
Minimum rental 4 nights. Our price includes linen.
Exit cleaning charge of $150

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