About this listing
Unit attached to house, kitchenette (plates etc m/wave,oven), wash machine,lounge (pullout sofa bed), bedroom,outdoor courtyard, free wifi (request switched on prior to stay), stereo, dvd, netflix/t.v. muesli,toast,tea,coffee,spreads supplied.
Includes homemade muesli, toast, range of teas/coffee, spreads, (organic salad straight from the garden available on request). Kitchen fully supplied with microwave/oven ; Bedroom has extra bedding, iron, hair dryer, clothes rack , (set up for longer stays as well). Pull out sofa in lounge.
Special welcome to overseas guests, I look forward to making your stay here special (I speak basic french and orean)... Broadband, t.v, dvd,kitchenette (m/wave/oven/elements blender for smoothies, cooking utensils),hair dryer/soap/cream, w.machine, comfy bed, pull out sofa, 2 x oscillating aircon/heaters.
Refined is I hour from Auckland. Great beaches/parks; Martins Bay (deep water beach); Snells (warm evening tides,4 great cafes and shops up road). Two mins away, discover Brick Bay Wines (The Glass House cafe is cantilevered over the waterlily lake and offers relaxed all day dining. Next door is the native Sculpture trail featuring top Nz pieces, in a remarkable landscape of native trees and vineyards) . Take a short drive to some great coastal beaches such as Leigh, Omaha and go surfing or learn water paddling. Take a canoe down the Matakana river or visit Tawharanui National Park (white sand, coastal forest & open wetlands sanctuary) or Scandrett Regional Park. Snorkel at Goat Island Marine Reserve or take a glass bottom boat trip. Visit Mansion house at historic Kawau Island Reserve (ferry), wild peacocks and see the shipwreck. Visit famous Matakana Farmers Market and the Creamery Market next door, check out the boutique theaters, Visit MMK , Plume and Ascension vineyards for great dining and wines.
For ladies this is a great opportunity to get styled by a fashion Designer/Image Consultant. Look younger/healthier, watch skin imperfections recede in your correct colors! Know your body type and never buy a mistake again. Contact owner on booking for details.
You will have your own private entrance, hall, bedroom with double wardrobe, trunk, full length mirror, lounge with smart t.v, dvd, unlim broadband, kitchenette with m/wave/oven, all cooking utensils, fridge, freezer, washing machine, bathroom/toilet and outside eating area, privately enclosed and facing west so you can enjoy amazing sunsets.
Interaction with guests
I have lived overseas 13 years (Asia) and have travelled to 40 countries. I enjoy meeting foreigners and have brochures on activities to do in the area, places to see, wonderful restaurants and cafes to visit. Snells beach is a safe, friendly community (my brother is the local policeman!). I am happy to discuss your needs and book any restaurant/cafe dinners for you prior to your arrival. I am also happy to interact by email/ on any questions/needs you may have before or whilst you are here. Please do not hesitate to call//email me!
The neighbourhood is very safe, we have a great neighbourhood support group ( my brother is also the local policeman) so you can rest assured you are surrounded by a great bunch of people. I know them personally and this is one of the reasons, I chose to build here. All of the homes are personally owned and the owners take pride in our community to work together and to make it look lovely. You are close to all amenities, services, entertainment and beaches.
Off street parking is available. A lot of overseas clients pick up a rental car from the airport. The beach is a 2 min walk across the road, shops, cafes all 5 to 10 mins walk up the road. We also have buses that go into the small Warkworth township plus there are day trips available as well. A short drive (7 mins) will take you to the boutique theatres and shoppping/dining area of Matakana and the Saturday Farmers Market. And don't forget to try our famous Charlies Gelatos and Sorbettos, (made from fresh locally grown berries daily, fat free) and their wood fired pizza, in their delightful outdoor gardens.
You can also hire bikes for rides,go on a canoe trip and numerous other activities listed above and of which I have brochures/information on your arrival for your perusal.If you wish to not rent a car, taxis are available but most activities like the local cafes, beaches are easily done on foot. Any questions, please don't hesitate to call/email/!
Other things to note
The unit is a sectioned off part of the house, self contained and fully insulated, double glazed. It is beautiful, peaceful and 5 mins walk from the local shops/cafes/chemist/doctors/library, indian restaurant, pub, wine store , take away etc up the road and 2 mins over the hill to the beach. Snells beach has several surrounding beaches all within a 5 mins drive of each other (surf, estuary, deep beaches, parks, marine reserves, national park, walkways, vineyards, sculpture trails. Having traveled the world, I believe you will find New zealand a slice of heaven, healing, peaceful, tasty exquisite cuisine, welcoming friendly people, breathtaking scenery, clean air, great coffee, buzzing cafes, theaters, sport and outdoor activities (horse riding, golf, paddle boarding, kite sailing, canoeing, biking, tramping, picnics, fishing expeditions, marine reserve snorkeling, boat trips to historic and beautiful islands, farm visits, massive kauri tree museum etc) Every one who visits leaves revitalized having had the most amazing time and having fallen in love with New Zealand and its people.
• Use the property principally for residential purposes.
• Do no damage or permit damage to the premises, and inform the Property Manager of any damage.
•Do not alter the property without the Property Manager’s permission.
•Do not use the property for any unlawful purposes.
• Leave the property clean and tidy, and clear of rubbish and possessions at the end of the tenancy.
• At the end of the tenancy, leave the keys as agreed with the property manager.
• Leave all chattels supplied with the tenancy.
•Do not exceed the maximum number of occupants stated in this agreement.
* No camping, smoking or pets on property .
(House is not set up children, adults only, however please email should you wish to bring dependent babies.)
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
Hi, I'm an outgoing warm person who loves meeting new people and making their stay here memorable. I have travelled the world extensively (40 countries) and have lived abroad 13 yrs. I have taught (teacher), written books and am a Fashion designer/image consultant (yes I do consults for people who stay, leave looking amazing, knowing what suits you and save money by never buying another mistake!) I enjoy cooking, styling, love to eat healthy (organic garden), staying fit and spending time with friends and family.
A little bit about myself; After having completed my Design degree and a Masters in Education (and renovating 2 houses), I set off overseas to explore the big blue yonder. It took me to many countries, inspired me to write a few poetry books (independently published _yay!) and led me back to the beautiful shores of Snells beach, New zealand, (often called God'sZone) where my family resides. This is a great community, beautiful landscape scrawled in vivid green! Our slice of heaven hosts a wide variety of great beaches from surf to quiet beaches (Snells Beach, boasting it's very own warm summer evening tides!)
One of my favourite destinations is Thailand, it's called the Land of Smiles and my next would be France, the culture, language, food and of course the fashion. Travel soaks in my genes, it broadens us, it takes us on unforgettable journeys into the lives of others and deep within ourselves.
Remember the book "Oh The Places You Will Go" by Dr Seus? A travel bible for Global Adventurers (yes, that's you!)
As mentioned before, I currently work as a stylist, doing body image and am working on a future innovative women's clothing range.
I believe everything happens for a reason, and all things can be worked together for a greater good.
I hope that gives you some insight into who I am and Refined Boutique accomodation. If you are looking for something special, you have come to the right place!
I look forward to meeting you and helping you realize some of your dreams/special experiences in visiting Aotearoa, New zealand.
Refined; Relax, rejuvenate.
See you soon
(Happy for any enquiries via email/(SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)/phone)