You are located in the middle of the West Auckland wine growing country. Shops are in walking distance which this includes banks, cafes, restaurants and supermarkets. Muriwai beach is 15 minutes down the road and provides a great visitor destination for swimming, surfing and wildlife. This beach is world renown haven for migrating Gnats which you can observe very close. The house is located on a large section that faces a recreational reserve. If you like exercising, join in with street team
“Keith was a great host and is very knowledgeable about New Zealand, Maori culture and language. The summer had been unusually dry and that meant water shortages. Understandably, we needed to limit use of the clothes washer. We felt at home and relaxed despite dealing with the nationwide shut down for the Covid 19 outbreak.”
Relax and enjoy the backdrop of native bush and bird song that surrounds you in this unique location. SCENIC RIDGE sits atop a ridge in the beautiful Waitakere Ranges with a breathtaking view of Auckland to the east and the ranges to the west.
“Spacious, clean, comfortable with amazing views! We absolutely enjoyed our stay at David and Trudy’s place. They went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and were very responsive if we had any queries or issues. Powerful heatpump in living room kept us cosy and warm. Bedrooms do get quite chilly in winter but Trudy kindly enough provided an oil heater to take the edge off and there was an electric blanket. The bathroom is amazing; fantastic shower and very spacious. Overall lovely place, great hosts and peaceful setting with the most amazing views.”
The Barn is situated behind one of the Mill workers cottages in the heart of Riverhead on half an acre of gardens and mature trees. Roaming the property you will see our free range chooks and Xena a Swedish Vallhund, you will hear Xena on arrival. Also situated on the property away from the Barn is a beehive which supplies a very tasty raw honey. You will feel like you are in the heart of the forest, surrounded by native trees. The Barn is a relaxing and peaceful place to spend time away.
“Such a lovely place to stay. Wilma was very understanding as our trip up took longer than expected and we arrived to beautiful fresh bread and jam which was absolutely delicious. The barn was sparkling clean, set up with everything you’d need, as well as some lovely thoughtful touches, and was cosy in just minutes with the fire lit on chillier evenings. I highly recommend and will definitely be back! Thank you Wilma!”