View from the bedroom level down to the dining table. Overhead dinner shot anyone?
Dining area.
Treehouse retreat 25 mins from city

Entire home/flat

6 guests

3 Bedrooms

4 beds

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About this listing

Experience the beauty of the New Zealand forest while being close to Auckland city. This multi-level architect-designed treehouse home is a real gem. Character to the max with native timbers, big triangle windows and five different levels. You need to be a cat lover as two are in happy residence and will need to be fed. Long stay sought Mid July to Mid September.

The space

This house was designed by renowned Kiwi architect Kerry Avery when he was a student for his young family. It is a multi level pole house with lots of different levels and wonderful quirky features. It is set in a kauri grove so 360 degrees you have our beautiful native kauri around the house.

The house is generally available for short stays but between June and September 2016 I'm looking for someone who will stay for a month or more.

Guest access

The whole house is yours. There are two gorgeous cats who live here and it would be wonderful if you would look after them as your own. I will leave food for them. They have a cat flap so there is no cat litter to deal with. Maybe the odd mouse to discard.

NB: The second bathroom has a bath with shower over but it's not really in order. It's best to use the shower room upstairs and just use the bottom bathroom as an extra toilet/basin and for laundry facilities.

NB: There is a basement room that is storage only and not in use by guests. 

NB: Heating is woodburner only so if you are here for the shoulder season bear in mind it might be chilly in the mornings/day until the fireplace has heated things up.

Interaction with guests

I will aim to be here for your arrival and possibly departure. Otherwise I will leave a key. Either way I will be in clear communication with you.

The space
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: £12 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: £29
Security Deposit: £236
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)

No smoking inside the house.
Light the fire daily during winter to keep everything warm and dry.



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Safety features
Smoke detector

1 night minimum stay

11 Reviews

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Timothy User Profile
April 2017
A lovely house just like being in the middle of a rain forest but with the comfort of a modern home. Cats are endearing and no trouble at all

Orito User Profile
April 2017
This tree house is perfect accommodation in Auckland because, this house is not fer from the Auckland city, beautiful location, cute cat. We stayed at there just one night but, we really enjoyed to stay at there. We highly recommend to stay there.

Noah User Profile
April 2017
Josie was great and so were the kitty's. Both cats kept us company while watching tv, but mostly hung out by themselves. There was so much of this house to explore. Josie was kind and gave us great tips as to where to visit and eat. The hike at northern Piha beach was amazing; a place only the locals would know about. Thanks Josie!

Adam User Profile
March 2017
This amazing, unique house is the perfect place for a weekend escape. Pros: very zen, relaxing, fantastic scenery, stunning design. Cons: you'll need a car.

Warren User Profile
March 2017
Josie was a great host, made our check in very easy and the place was better than expected - the pictures don't do it justice. Really nice location and completely comfortable for our group of 3. Hope to visit again

Elle User Profile
March 2017
Josie's house is the perfect place to stay if you like a getaway trip without having to leave Auckland! There's so much charm and character to this place, the pictures really do not do it justice. Josie was very easy to communicate with and was also really accomodating to our needs. Thanks again for letting us stay at your amazing place!

John User Profile
March 2017
Gorgeous home in a quiet, beautiful area. 5 story home was clean and so unique. We didn't give Josie a lot of heads up, and she was still accommodating and so kind. she took us on a tour of the home which was half the fun! I would love to stay here again. Thank you Josie!

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Auckland, New Zealand · Joined in February 2014
Josie User ProfileJosie is a superhost.

Hi, I'm a writer/editor/poet/traveller/horse rider/nature lover and to explain the picture I also play djembe, African drum (don't worry I don't practise at home!). Originally from England, I've been in NZ nine years and I'm enjoying living in the trees in West Auckland and the great lifestyle this region has to offer: wild romantic beaches, hiking in the beautiful bush (kiwi word for forest), great cafes and local galleries. Currently I'm working on newspapers - Australian ones. Sometimes I write features for magazines. Travel, lifestyle, homes. I love road trips and finding cool places to visit. Can give you some great tips about what to do in the area. Enjoy meeting people and look forward to meeting you :)

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