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2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

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About this listing

Our lovely home is just right for a quite weekend or more, and is ideal for a rest from your travels, as we are only 45 minutes from the international Airport. Our home sits at the end of a quiet cul de sac, 5 minutes walk from the beach & coastal cafes, with beautiful walks nearby. Enjoy home baked bread & muesli for breakfast, real espresso coffee & Evening meals on request. Off road parking is available.


Extra people: No Charge


The space

Your room is separate from the main living area with its own bathroom. The bedroom is large bright & cheerful and has a really comfortable Queen size bed (so all our guests tell us) with quality linen, Coffee & tea making facilities, fridge, TV & DVD player supplied (a selection of DVDs available).

Guest access

The room has a separate entrance. Off road parking available.

Interaction with guests

We would love you to join us at any time in the main house, & for breakfast or other meals as arranged in our dinning area which overlooks beautiful bush, where you can watch & listen to native birds.
We will be available for any assistance and advice and how to make the best of our beautiful surroundings during your stay, or how to move on to your next destination.

The neighbourhood

Situated in quiet cul de sac with off road parking.

Getting around

We are 35 mins drive from the air port, 45 from the city, & we are also 5 mins drive to a ferry which will take you to down town Auckland. We live very close to several Regional Parks which provide great walking & amazing views over the Pohutukawa Coast. There are very beautiful beaches within walking distance of the house, which provide safe swimming, & BBQ facilities as well. There is a large gym you can attend if you feel the need, & two good golf courses within a short driving distance.

Other things to note

We are keen cyclists and have been involved in long distance swims, Maraetai is a perfect place to train. Local Tri and half iron man events held close by. If taking part you can literally walk to the start. Four regional parks nearby with good walking tracks, and amazing views over the gulf.

House Rules

No smoking
No pets
We are on tank water so please be sparing with water - 5 min showers if possible please.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

35 Reviews

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Barbara User Profile
April 2017
Sarah's place was the last stop of my NZ holiday. As I would like to relax before my long flight back home, I chose somewhere away from the city and near the beach. It appeared that I made the right choice. The neighborhood was peaceful and full of nature. The beach was just 5 min walk away. I particularly liked the Oyster Farm which took 20 mins to drive there but it's worth to go for oysters fans. The fresh oysters were very tasty with good value - what a nice surprise in my last day of the trip! There're vineyards, farm houses with sheep, horses and cows nearby. Sarah is a wonderful host. She's kind, helpful and easy going. I enjoyed talking to her and her husband John. It's also a great pleasure to taste the yummy food that she made. Good to know from her that every kind of food has its story. Thumbs up to Sarah's hospitality!

Chris User Profile
April 2017
Sarah and her husband John were very welcoming hosts. We have dinners with Sarah and John during both nights of our visit for extra cost. If you are stay with Sarah and John we would recommend Sarah's delicious homemake meals.

Diana User Profile
April 2017
Sarah was absolutely amazing!!! Great communication, going the extra mile to help us during our stay in Maraetai, made a superb bteakfast in the morning. We were very pleased with the her warm welcome and kindness before and during our stay. The house at the end of a quiet street. I would recommend staying there and would return any time.

Hidde User Profile
April 2017
Wonderful hosts, clean and comfortable room! In a pretty Auckland "suburb". We would definitely recommend this nice place!

Joy User Profile
April 2017
If you love to walk to the beach, this is a great place to stay. Yummy breakfast, comfortable bed & great hosts.

Brendon User Profile
March 2017
Would recommend.
Sarah User ProfileSarah is a superhost.
Response from Sarah:
thanks Brendon feelings mutual
March 2017

If there is a kinder, friendlier, more attentive and helpful host than Sarah and her husband John, I'd like to meet them! We were ending our two week honeymoon to New Zealand with four days by the beach and were somehow lucky enough to stumble upon their place. A spacious and beautiful house just a few minutes walk from the beach and the local cafes with a private room and bath on the bottom story complete with mini fridge (stocked w water) and TV. And did I mention the amazing hosts? Sarah and John put out breakfast each morning with fresh bread and spreads, homemade muesli, yoghurt and fresh fruit and made us lattes on the home espresso machine. They were also wonderful to talk to and we started each day with breakfast and chatting on the patio before hitting the perfect beach nearby in the afternoon. To top it off, Sarah is a professional chef and will cook dinner for you for a small (and more than worth it) fee... Not only was the meal the best we had on our entire trip, we spent the rest of the night talking and laughing to the wee hours! Simply put, we came as guests and left as friends... If you're lucky enough to find yourself in New Zealand, make sure you're lucky enough to stay with Sarah and John! Thanks guys!!!...
Sarah User ProfileSarah is a superhost.
Response from Sarah:
Thanks so much guys for an amazing review we wish you both all the best in the next big & best adventure in your lives Xx
March 2017

Auckland, New Zealand · Joined in February 2015
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