We welcome you to the beautiful suburb of Titirangi, "The Fringe of Heaven". Your accommodation is a lovely self contained caravan plus awning in our garden bordered by a bush reserve and stream. It is one of three Airbnb listings on the same property. Book one or all of them! Close to the city, yet far away from it all!
(Please note, we take the awning down for the winter months).
While staying at Willowbrook, you have your own separate accommodation in a fully self contained caravan plus awning situated in our back garden, which borders a bush reserve and stream. You have WIFI, TV and DVD player, fridge, plus all the essentials for cooking meals and of course your own bathroom with shower. The beds can be kept as two singles or can easily be configured as a double. If you prefer not to cook, an evening meal can be provided for $10 per head. Please give 24 hours notice if you require this. Tea, coffee, milk, sugar, fruit and muesli is provided on arrival. You are close to Titirangi village for your art and cafe fix and Glen Eden for train access to Auckland city.
You have access to all areas of our garden. With your own access way to the caravan, you can come and go as you please.
Interaction with guests
I am a singer and tennis instructor and Gerry is a full time musician. We are usually home during the day, so we are often on hand to answer any questions you may have and offer tips about the areas to discover in the beautiful Waitakere ranges. We welcome all guests, those who would prefer their own privacy and those who would like to embrace being part of our home and family here in Willowbrook. For those who want a night out in the city, Gerry drives to Auckland CBD a guaranteed 4 nights a week so you can tap in to the free taxi service there and back! We are also available for guided trips (minimum 2 people): A half day tour of the stunning Waitakeres, which takes in the Arataki Visitor Centre, with amazing views over the Manukau Harbour and interesting displays and info about the West Coast. We then head out to the spectacular Kare Kare beach with its soaring cliffs and wild surf, you feel like you have been transported back in time. Then a short stroll to the beautiful waterfall, the perfect spot to enjoy a cuppa. Enjoying the unique indigenous flora and fauna as we go, we then head to the breathtaking Piha: $110 per person (this includes snacks and tea and coffee). A half day tour of Auckland City, which includes Auckland's most famous volcano - Mt Eden, offering 360 degree views of the city, a drive down Queen Street (the city's main street), then on to the lovely historic village of Parnell, then head along Tamaki Drive taking in the amazing views of Rangitoto Island before reaching Mission Bay, Auckland's most well known beach. Then we head over the Harbour Bridge, enjoying the vista of sails on the Waitemata Harbour, and visit the gorgeous marine village of Devonport and head up Mt Victoria for another awesome view! $110 per person (including snacks and tea and coffee). Or why not do both in one day for $185 per person (including lunch, snacks and tea and coffee). Please mention your interest in any of these options in your initial contact so we can check our availability on the dates you request.
Other things to note
We are a family of four with two young boys aged 7 and 6. We respect guests' privacy, but please note that we do share the garden space and so there will be times (especially in the summer) when our children will be playing out there. We also have a cottage next door that is also rented out, which is fully fenced but we appreciate this space is not encroached upon.
It is important to us that guests can relax, unwind and feel at home staying here at Willowbrook. Whatever your reason for staying, we welcome all visitors who respect our home and family. Smoking is outside only and no pets allowed.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.
For many years now, Gerry and I have been host to travellers of all nationalities and backgrounds and have now decided to be a part of the Airbnb family. I am a singer and tennis instructor and Gerry is a musician. We have two boys aged 6 and 4. I am originally from Devon, England and Gerry is from Glasgow, Scotland. Along with the music and tennis, I also love kayaking, walking and tea, and Gerry is in to football, cycling and coffee! Our boys enjoy all these things too (except the tea and coffee of course!) We also love entertaining, enjoying good wine, good beer and good company. A game of table tennis or petanque is a common occurrence at Willowbrook! We enjoy time at home, day trips out and family holidays in New Zealand. Gerry and I have both travelled in the past and love hearing stories from friends and visitors about their experiences around the world. We are looking forward to this new venture with Airbnb and welcoming people to Willowbrook.