"Gulf View has the best view on the island" is the common comment we receive from our visitors. As recent converts to Air BnB Robyn and Colin are excited to share their special place and home on the island.
Adjacent to a popular walking track that links two of Waiheke's iconic beaches, Gulf View has stunning views over the beautiful Hauraki Gulf and back to Auckland city.
Access to guest accommodation is gained from a private deck on which beanbags and an armchair provide seating for relaxing and enjoying the view to the birdsong of our native Tui's.
The living area is a bright and open space with a comfortable couch, TV, dining table and chairs.
A microwave, fridge and toaster are provided along with quality china, glassware and other kitchen essentials.
A plunger and a nespresso machine caters for coffee lovers and a range of teas for guests with a tea preference. Milo and hot chocloate is also provided.
The bedroom has a pillow topped queen bed and is dressed with bamboo cotton sheets and a feather and down duvet. Pillow options include bamboo.
Additional bedding and an electric blanket will keep guests cozy during winter months as will electric heating.
A clock radio is provided and the bookcase has a range of books and magazines for guests to peruse. A wardrobe provides hanging space for clothes.
The tiled bathroom has a large shower (excellent pressure), toilet, vanity and a heated towel rail.
Guests have a private deck or they are welcome to join their hosts on the upstairs deck and courtyard.
There is guest parking and laundry facilities are available on request as is a BBQ.
Interaction with guests
During our travels we have enjoyed socialising with our hosts and we welcome guests to enjoy our company at their discretion.
Dinner with your hosts may be requested and will be provided where possible.
Note: additional charges will apply
Other things to note
Included in your tariff is a daily continental breakfast that includes freshly baked bread, a range of breakfast cereals including bircher muesli, seasonal stewed fruit or fruit salad, yoghurt and homemade conserves.
Alternative breakfast menu options are availabe on request however additional charges will apply.
We have a family dog called Ollie, he is small, friendly and has attitude. He is usually to be found with his owners so will not intrude on guests, he does however welcome any attention!
A move in 2013 to experience the Waiheke lifestyle and escape the rush and bustle of city life in Auckland resulted in the purchase of Gulf View in early 2014
Robyn's career is in HR management and Colin is a management consultant working locally and in the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. He is also a director of an online learning company.
Our greatest pleasure is to share a delicious home cooked meal and wine with friends and family whilst enjoying fabulous views regardless of the weather.
A favourite past-time is to attend the Waiheke Movie theatre where we sink into a comfy couch and enjoy an ice cream whilst watching the movie. Robyn loves foreign films, Colin prefers thrillers.
Our favourite destination is Turkey however we have yet to travel anywhere that we did not enjoy!
Our style of travel is to agree an itinerary and conduct our own research into accomodation options and activities. We prefer bnb accommodation and freedom travel as opposed to tours.
Our goal is for our guests to appreciate the beauty and lifestyle of Waiheke Island, our guest accommodation is viewed as clean and comfortable and they will be returning for another visit.