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The Boathouse B&B

20 Carlton Crescent, Maraetai Beach, Manukau City, Auckand
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The Boat House B&B offers two self-contained modern north facing studios in a family home situated next to the Pohutukawa Zig-Zag Reserve and across the road from the beach - offering fantastic views, tranquil privacy and native bird life. Your hosts Chris and Julie also offer this enchanting property for boutique weddings and other special occasions. This is an ideal venue for triathletes, ...

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The Boat House B&B offers two self-contained modern north facing studios in a family home situated next to the Pohutukawa Zig-Zag Reserve and across the road from the beach - offering fantastic views, tranquil privacy and native bird life. Your hosts Chris and Julie also offer this enchanting property for boutique weddings and other special occasions. This is an ideal venue for triathletes, sailors,kayakers, cyclists and sports eventers with secure off road parking.

MARAETAI IS KAYAKING HEAVEN We are Kayaking lovers and paddle all year round. We run kayaking expeditions and simple day trips that are designed around your fitness and kayaking skills. Please ask.

Kayaks for hire Freedom Hire. All safety gear provided.
Singles:- half day $35.00 Full day $50.00
Doubles:- Half day $70.00 Full day $100.00

Guided Kayak tours with a qualified Instructor
$95.00pp X 6 hours and $75.00pp X 4 hours
Fully catered, Kayaks and guide included.

We also offer complimentary TRAIL BIKES and can advise of fun, safe and easy destinations around the area.

Transport is available to the local ferry into the city during the week.

Transfers from and too the airport can be arranged.Standard transport costs apply. Please contact us for prices.

Complimentary
Trail Bikes :- helmets and riding vests x 2
Fishing rods x 2 BYO bait.
Beach kayaks (Minnow) and safety gear x 2

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All year round.

When planning weddings, we do advise to get the accommodation for your guests in place ASAP as we are always busy during the Wedding and Tourist season.(November to April)

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$150.00/Night for 2 guests
$35.00 per extra guest
1 Night minimum
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One night only $150. Two nights or more $130 per night. Longer stay rates negotiable.

PETS can be accommodated at Patterdale Kennels and Cattery just up the road. ph 09 5308860.

SMOKING IS NOT PERMITTED.
WE ASK YOU TO RESPECT OUR SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT AND THAT OF OTHER GUESTS.

NB Extra Guests
The $35.00 is for a child's bed (either a stretcher or a portocot).
Adult stretcher available:-$35.00 per night. BYO bedding or ask.We may be able to help.
The rooms are designed for x 2 adults and I child.

Reviews (29 Reviews)
JMorris
Stayed January 2018
We stayed with Chris and Julie in January this year for four nights. They were wonderful hosts. Our unit was modern, clean and quiet with a great view of the ocean from a nice deck. The two of them went above and beyond as hosts. Once... Read more
We stayed with Chris and Julie in January this year for four nights. They were wonderful hosts. Our unit was modern, clean and quiet with a great view of the ocean from a nice deck. The two of them went above and beyond as hosts. Once Chris determined we were avid hikers, he took the time to built us a custom list of must do's while in NZ. You don't need Travelocity when you have hosts like this. Really enjoyed our stay.
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polwol
Stayed February 2017
What an amazing place. Stayed in the zen room for 3 nights, stunning views, modern comfortable room, lovely outdoor deck with lots of tui, kereru, fantails, and butterfly around. Chris and Julie were lovely and really accommodating,... Read more
What an amazing place. Stayed in the zen room for 3 nights, stunning views, modern comfortable room, lovely outdoor deck with lots of tui, kereru, fantails, and butterfly around. Chris and Julie were lovely and really accommodating, welcoming. Many Thanks and we hope to return again soon for another relaxing weekend!
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sufenwick
Stayed December 2016
My sister and I had a great stay at the Boathouse.
We were welcomed warmly by Chris and Julie and found the room well set up.
We shared a large (& very comfortable) King bed in a room that overlooked the beach. We felt we were part of... Read more
My sister and I had a great stay at the Boathouse.
We were welcomed warmly by Chris and Julie and found the room well set up.
We shared a large (& very comfortable) King bed in a room that overlooked the beach. We felt we were part of the beach, yet quietly separated from it.
The kitchen was beautifully stocked with NZ delights - yoghurt, cereal, bread, spreads, coffee/tea etc.
Nothing seemed too much for our hosts. We were keen for a bike ride and found the bikes ready to go on our arrival. Our queries were quickly answered and we felt very much at home.
We took a lovely drive to Clevedon for a superb fish meal and enjoyed the gorgeous scenery throughout.
We only had one night due to pre-Christmas pressures, but it was a superb rest and time away. The proximity to Auckland made it easy to access, yet we felt we were miles away from a city.
We would definitely return again!
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heathelz
Stayed March 2016
Chris and Julie were fantastic hospitable hosts, we stayed for two days and had a wonderful time, the location is ideal right next to the beach, park, walkways and eateries. The facilities were immaculately presented over and above what we... Read more
Chris and Julie were fantastic hospitable hosts, we stayed for two days and had a wonderful time, the location is ideal right next to the beach, park, walkways and eateries. The facilities were immaculately presented over and above what we expected, good value for money. Chris also managed to book us into the Boating Club for dinner as guests the head chef and staff provided great service, we had a delicous meal and were provided first class service, not to mention the stunning view of the gulf. We took the bikes for a ride around the coast the views and beaches are great and we finished with a swim in the sea. Thank you very much - Heath and Shelley Haua
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Nathare
Stayed January 2016
Glad to have found this little gem! Stayed there last weekend. Great self contained unit , has everything you need, beautiful elevated view! Delicious breakfast. And very helpful hostes. Thank you !
Glad to have found this little gem! Stayed there last weekend. Great self contained unit , has everything you need, beautiful elevated view! Delicious breakfast. And very helpful hostes. Thank you !
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Joana Claveria
Stayed December 2015
Maraetai is a lovely, relaxing and adventurous town, but what made our experience exceptional was the warm welcome of Chris & Julie :-) In addition to that, the room is beautiful having its own terrace where you can have a view of the... Read more
Maraetai is a lovely, relaxing and adventurous town, but what made our experience exceptional was the warm welcome of Chris & Julie :-) In addition to that, the room is beautiful having its own terrace where you can have a view of the Maraetai beach... and is perfectly furnished with everything you need. This place is so WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!
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LynetteM
Stayed December 2015
Great relaxing location with a plentiful quality breakfast. Loved the private deck, generous sized room and obliging hosts (Chris & Julie).
Close proximity to the beach with the use of bikes, far enough from the big city to feel like... Read more
Great relaxing location with a plentiful quality breakfast. Loved the private deck, generous sized room and obliging hosts (Chris & Julie).
Close proximity to the beach with the use of bikes, far enough from the big city to feel like you're totally on holiday yet close enough should you wish to venture there.
We booked both rooms as we were a group of 4, and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
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Sherry1
Stayed July 2015
First time using B&Bs - and WOW! We had an absolutely brilliant stay! Modern, clean, private, spacious, central...very relaxing! The garden atmosphere, the walk through the garden to the cafes and beach, the breakfast! Were all superb!... Read more
First time using B&Bs - and WOW! We had an absolutely brilliant stay! Modern, clean, private, spacious, central...very relaxing! The garden atmosphere, the walk through the garden to the cafes and beach, the breakfast! Were all superb! Thanks Chris and Julie for letting us share your slice of paradise! You made us feel most welcome indeed!
Sherry and Toni's girlie weekend - success!
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G Vincent
Stayed July 2015
Beautiful relaxing spot, fantastic place, great hosts, thank you Chris and Julie. We walked, we biked, we took the ferry into the city, we went to the Cafes, lots to do. Would love to come back again sometime.
Grant and Karena Vincent.
Beautiful relaxing spot, fantastic place, great hosts, thank you Chris and Julie. We walked, we biked, we took the ferry into the city, we went to the Cafes, lots to do. Would love to come back again sometime.
Grant and Karena Vincent.
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Meriburn
Stayed February 2015
Great location fabulous people. Julie and Chris fantastic hosts .Would highly recommend and certainly stay again
Great location fabulous people. Julie and Chris fantastic hosts .Would highly recommend and certainly stay again
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Tracee R
Stayed January 2015
Thanks Chris and Jill, Lovely restful place to stay very modern units Tony & Tracee
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Thanks Tony and Tracee, glad you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to your next visit in April. Cheers Julie & Chris
Thanks Chris and Jill, Lovely restful place to stay very modern units Tony & Tracee
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Thanks Tony and Tracee, glad you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to your next visit in April. Cheers Julie & Chris
stellajnz
Stayed October 2014
We had a heavenly 1 night stay here, the room is beautiful (super comfy and large bed) and has amazing views down to the beach. Literally a 1 minute walk to the beach and cafes. Chris and Julie were extremely friendly, helpful, and... Read more
We had a heavenly 1 night stay here, the room is beautiful (super comfy and large bed) and has amazing views down to the beach. Literally a 1 minute walk to the beach and cafes. Chris and Julie were extremely friendly, helpful, and accommodating. The shower is wonderful, the continental breakfast is yummy, the deck was a perfect place to eat breakfast. We took the bikes for an approx 1 hour bike ride past the Boat Club over to Pine Harbour....stunning beachside bike trail and perfect for a sunny afternoon.
Our only wish is that we had stayed here longer! Thank you, we'll be back!
Stella & Kelvery
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Tom Watkins
Stayed September 2014
A thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing visit. Wonderfully congenial hosting; Thanks, Chris and Julie - you were great company, very knowledgeable and helpful with local advice, and you made a real effort to make sure I was comfortable and taken... Read more
A thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing visit. Wonderfully congenial hosting; Thanks, Chris and Julie - you were great company, very knowledgeable and helpful with local advice, and you made a real effort to make sure I was comfortable and taken care of. The accommodation is of a very high standard and situated for splendid views, a very short distance from the water. I'd like to stay longer - and will, next time I'm in the area. Best wishes!
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Nicola Auckland
Stayed June 2013
We have just returned from a wonderful night at the Boathouse B&B - Julie and Chris are fantastic hosts (perhaps the best B&B hosts I have ever met), who went above and beyond to help us enjoy our stay. The room was modern, clean and... Read more
We have just returned from a wonderful night at the Boathouse B&B - Julie and Chris are fantastic hosts (perhaps the best B&B hosts I have ever met), who went above and beyond to help us enjoy our stay. The room was modern, clean and tidy and had everything we could want during your stay. The B&B is in an excellent location, right next to the beach and cafes, and we loved being able to use the trail bikes to explore one of the local tracks to Pine Harbour. It is excellent value for money, and we would definitely stay there again if heading back to Maraetai.
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Anitra Godden
Stayed February 2013
Exceptional value for money. Clean, practical accommodation so close to the beach. And the view!! Kayaking, bike riding and swimming a must to do. Chris and Julie will go out of their way to make sure your stay is perfect. A beautiful piece... Read more
Exceptional value for money. Clean, practical accommodation so close to the beach. And the view!! Kayaking, bike riding and swimming a must to do. Chris and Julie will go out of their way to make sure your stay is perfect. A beautiful piece of paradise in NZ. We'll be back.
Anitra Godden
Deb Landy
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dennisg
Stayed February 2013
Kiwi hospitality at its best! Thanks Chris and Julie!
Fabulous location, fantastic views, clean, modern, well-decorated room.
You'll be part of the family here, if you wish, or left to yourself,
if that is your desire. You will not be... Read more
Kiwi hospitality at its best! Thanks Chris and Julie!
Fabulous location, fantastic views, clean, modern, well-decorated room.
You'll be part of the family here, if you wish, or left to yourself,
if that is your desire. You will not be disappointed at the Boathouse.
Dennis & Sheri
Arizona
USA
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Symo2339
Stayed January 2013
Fantastic location and hospitality. Visited from Australia for a night, highly recommend the pub at Whitford as a side trip, with very friendly staff and publican. Hope to be back soon. Thanks guys!
Fantastic location and hospitality. Visited from Australia for a night, highly recommend the pub at Whitford as a side trip, with very friendly staff and publican. Hope to be back soon. Thanks guys!
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nadiab
Stayed July 2011
Absolutely amazing location, close in proximity to Auckland but yet so far away... as relaxing or adventurous as you like. Friendly hosts Julie and Chris offer excellent hospitality - a drink and chat if you like, privacy if you like and... Read more
Absolutely amazing location, close in proximity to Auckland but yet so far away... as relaxing or adventurous as you like. Friendly hosts Julie and Chris offer excellent hospitality - a drink and chat if you like, privacy if you like and definitely a comfortable nights sleep... top notch would absolutely recommend and will be back again for sure!!!
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mishaenglish
Stayed January 2011
We have stayed at several places in Maraetai over the last few years on our visits from the States and chose The Boathouse this year for our two weeks stay. The accommodations far exceeded our expectations and proved to be best b and b we... Read more
We have stayed at several places in Maraetai over the last few years on our visits from the States and chose The Boathouse this year for our two weeks stay. The accommodations far exceeded our expectations and proved to be best b and b we have ever stayed at anywhere in the world, let alone in New Zealand.

The room was very well appointed, the bed exceedingly comfortable, the view fantastic, the homemade plum jam delightful, the kitchenette well designed and stocked and the hosts gracious and most hospitable.

The lovely beach is just a minute walk down from your own private deck on a lovely forested path. Songbirds in the plum tree just outside your room gently wake you each morning to a view of the morning sun and the blue green sea. It is a little slice of heaven.

Thanks for everything, Chris and Julie, we will most certainly be back!!

Misha and Rob

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parniak
Stayed November 2010
My family and I stayed in the Pacifica room for a night. We were really impressed with how modern and clean the room was and how all your needs are well catered for. The view from your room and the private balcony is spectacular and its a... Read more
My family and I stayed in the Pacifica room for a night. We were really impressed with how modern and clean the room was and how all your needs are well catered for. The view from your room and the private balcony is spectacular and its a very short walk to the beach, cafes, park,wharf and boat club.
The only disappointment was having to leave and having the feeling that we hadn't spent enough time there. I would definitely recommend this place to stay and would not hestitate to stay there again.
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maggut
Stayed November 2010
Here in Maraetai Boathouse we got the lot:-)... Fantastic location, great views, cosy clean studio with all the facilities you need, privacy and being looked after by the best open-hearted, considerate hosts! Thank you Chris and Julie, we... Read more
Here in Maraetai Boathouse we got the lot:-)... Fantastic location, great views, cosy clean studio with all the facilities you need, privacy and being looked after by the best open-hearted, considerate hosts! Thank you Chris and Julie, we will come back to this little slice of heaven!
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Linsay
Stayed May 2010
beautiful place, excellent set up, all the privacy you need yet your hosts are right there if needed. Would stay agian anytime
beautiful place, excellent set up, all the privacy you need yet your hosts are right there if needed. Would stay agian anytime
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lisbetho
Stayed March 2010
Clean, modern, well appointed room. Fantastic location with great views. Beautiful, relaxed town. Friendly, helpful hosts. What more could you want?
Clean, modern, well appointed room. Fantastic location with great views. Beautiful, relaxed town. Friendly, helpful hosts. What more could you want?
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zara
Stayed February 2010
Superb location with great views, 1minute walk to the beach. Modern and clean studio unit with a huge bed and own deck looking out over the water. Super friendly and helpful hosts. Couldn't have asked for anything more, we'll certainly return!
Superb location with great views, 1minute walk to the beach. Modern and clean studio unit with a huge bed and own deck looking out over the water. Super friendly and helpful hosts. Couldn't have asked for anything more, we'll certainly return!
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tonynfi
Stayed October 2009
Very nicely outfitted room with a deck with beautiful views, and hosts very friendly and helpful.
Very nicely outfitted room with a deck with beautiful views, and hosts very friendly and helpful.
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mary
Stayed April 2009
Stayed here with my partner for an anniversary weekend away. Would recommend it to others for privacy, view, proximity to beach/cafes, nicely decorated room and very friendly helpful hosts. Thanks.
Stayed here with my partner for an anniversary weekend away. Would recommend it to others for privacy, view, proximity to beach/cafes, nicely decorated room and very friendly helpful hosts. Thanks.
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bazzamabey
Stayed July 2007
The Boat House B&B is the perfect place to take a break away from the daily hustle & bustle. A refreshingly simple, clean & modern studio unit, with fabulous views and easy access to a walk on the beach front. Chris and Julie... Read more
The Boat House B&B is the perfect place to take a break away from the daily hustle & bustle. A refreshingly simple, clean & modern studio unit, with fabulous views and easy access to a walk on the beach front. Chris and Julie went out of their way to make a great stay even better. Their hospitality is second to none and yet we had all the privacy we needed. Wish we could have stayed longer. Highly recommended!!
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Cojan
Stayed May 2007
A lovely, quiet, private and secluded property with very friendly and helpful hosts. Wide deck overlooks the beach and out to Waiheke Island. All amenities are first rate. Easy airport access would make this the perfect end or start for a... Read more
A lovely, quiet, private and secluded property with very friendly and helpful hosts. Wide deck overlooks the beach and out to Waiheke Island. All amenities are first rate. Easy airport access would make this the perfect end or start for a New Zealand tour. I hope one day to come back and stay longer.
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mcm
Stayed April 2007
Chris and Julie Shirley have created an impressive studio unit called The Boathouse. Thelarge main room functions as a well appointed bedroom studio with a state of the art kitchen cleverly concealed but readily available for use, and a well... Read more
Chris and Julie Shirley have created an impressive studio unit called The Boathouse. Thelarge main room functions as a well appointed bedroom studio with a state of the art kitchen cleverly concealed but readily available for use, and a well designed bathroom suite adjacent. The balcony deck displays a view out towards Waiheke Island extending the living space to perfection. The convenience of this comfortable studio unit is enhanced by its separate entrance and private location, making this an ideal place for a couple to stay in Maraetai.

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All year round.

When planning weddings, we do advise to get the accommodation for your guests in place ASAP as we are always busy during the Wedding and Tourist season.(November to April)