Secluded Bush Retreat on the North Shore

294 Glenvar Road, Torbay, North Shore
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Quality 6 bedroom house with 3 bathrooms and 2 Kitchens, 2 Lounges in native bush clad quiet and secure North Shore suburb House Information: Large home completely renovated: Visitors have the house to themselves, including large modern kitchen, lounge, separate patio and large decks to outdoor flow. All amenities provided e.g. linen, kitchen utensils, etc. Living: Large lounge area with digital high definition TV (includes sports channels) Dining: 8 seater (house) and 4 seater (apartment) dining tables plus two 8 seater outdoor tables, chairs and bench seats (house) - seating for 28 Kitchens: 2 Fully functional and equipped kitchens Laundries: Auto washing machines, Dryers, Iron and ironing boards, etc House Bedrooms: 4 bedrooms (Bed configuration for 2 bedrooms - super king plus one single if required or 3 singles & for 1 of the other bedrooms up to 3 singles) House Office/4th bedroom: wifi & hard-wired internet services available /up to 2 single beds plus House double sofa bed. Basement apartment Bedrooms: 2 bedrooms (1 double plus 1 single to one bedroom and 1 bedroom with 2 singles) plus Apartment double sofa bed if required. House Bathrooms & Showers: 2 bathrooms with 2 showers, 1 bath, 2 toilets, underfloor heating, heated towel rails Apartment Bathroom & shower plus 1 toilet Outside parking for 8 cars Security and fire alarms throughout Air conditioning (both to house and basement apartment) Telephone for local numbers Childs Port-a-cot & high chair Amenities Secure, private and semi rural bush clad area, 1 km to native bush walk, 2.7km (approx 5 minutes) to Long Bay Beach, 4.5km (9 minutes) to Brown Bay shopping centre, 5 km (10 minutes) to Albany Mega Centre (numerous restaurants, bars & Cinemas) House will accommodate up to 13 guests (numbers can be discussed with owner for configuration of beds) Basement apartment can accommodate up to 7 guests Serviced weekly or can be serviced more often by arrangement for additional cost Available Dates Available all year dependent on bookings. Short term or long term stays by arrangement. Distances Eden Park - 23.7 km, (26 minutes) North Harbour Stadium - 5.8 km, (12 minutes) House is located 4.7 km (9 minutes) from Albany express bus station and less than 1 minute from feeder bus stops. Auckland Airport - 40.1 km (43 minutes in good traffic) (all distances according to Wises maps) Pricing Very attractive rates from short to long stays with discounts for longer stays.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet outside only
Linen provided
Smoking outside only
Sky TV
Heating & cooling
Air Conditioning
Electric blankets
Heat pump
Food processor
High Chair
Cot Available
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Ensuite Bathroom
Extra Toilet
Internet available
Laundry Tub
Outdoor furniture
Under floor heating

Bed layout

2 Super King(s), 1 Double(s), 14 Single(s), 2 Sofa bed(s), 1 Cot(s)


Average Rating: 4
7 total reviews

Family of 4 plus 2 overseas family stayed here for 3 weeks over a Christmas period whilst waiting for a home renovation to complete. The photos really do not indicate how tired the house is actually looking. It really is in need of a good spring clean and freshen up. The carpets are very old and very stained. The fridge really should have been cleaned out of all previous occupants items, some of which were beyond use and not many people would make use of, especially not knowing how long these items had been there for. The host/owner was welcoming initially, but felt that privacy was not key and doing the gardening etc was a slight breach of this especially considering the price that was charged. One member of the group had a fall and we decided to take advantage of the first aid kit but found that everything had expired by at least 10 years. This is not acceptable. For the price of staying - worked out at approximately $400 per night, was, in our opinion, very overpriced. Ideal location for people for a short term stay while relocating etc, but really does require some freshening up of furniture, carpets and bedding, and this should, reflect on the prices charged.
Very friendly host. Great location. Everything you need is there, dishwasher, washer, dryer, etc. More than what you need extra linen and towels. Wish we had the chance to try the BBQ and outdoor living area, unfortunately it rained most of the nights when my family group of 13 were visiting from overseas. Thanks for letting us stay in your property, Geoff!
Fantastic hospitality, nothing was a problem. Great place to stay and very comfortable. Beds were a bit of a tight fit but we had lots staying and it suited us well and everyone was comfortable. The place was clean and tidy but could use a good spring clean to keep on top of things but we found it very comfortable and the cupboard and fridge was stocked for us which was amazing and unexpected. I would certainly recommend especially for large sports teams to stay all together as we did. Was great bonding for our team. Thanks so much Geoff
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Date rangeRatesMinimum stay
All year$73 / Night for 1 guest3 Nights
All year$195 / Night for 2 guests3 Nights
All year$450 / Night for 7 guests3 Nights
All year$600 / Night for 10 guests3 Nights
All year
$73 / Night for 1 guest
Min. stay: 3 Nights
All year
$195 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 3 Nights
All year
$450 / Night for 7 guests
Min. stay: 3 Nights
All year
$600 / Night for 10 guests
Min. stay: 3 Nights
Minimum 3 night stay for minimum 2 or more guests. We can accommodate up to 20 guests. Rates include local Auckland telephone calls, free wi-fi. Rates above vary depending on length of stay, number of guests and peak/non-peak season. Very attractive rates from short to long stays with discounts for longer stays - starting from NZ$95 per person per day. Can accommodate up to 13 guests in the house and 8 guests in the basement apartment (total 20 guests for the house and apartment combined). Lower rates for smaller number of guests in basement apartment.
2 Kitchens (1 in apartment and 1 in house)


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