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Places to stay in Goat Island

Places to stay in Goat Island
Albert St Bed & Breakfast is within walking distance to the Sawmill Cafe (400m) and Leigh Bar. Comfy queen-size bed, private ensuite and outside access, all one level. Enjoy great seaviews over Omaha Bay. Continental breakfast in room to have at your leisure. Free WIFI (unlimited) and use of sit-on kayaks (at Matheson Bay). Short drive to Goat Island. Quiet location, Freeview TV, nice garden, friendly, helpful hosts, off street parking, privacy assured. Room has fridge, electric jug, toaster.
Stay with marine experts close to New Zealand's first marine reserve at Goat Island. Close to Sawmill Cafe, Leigh Bar and Fish & Chip shop. A short drive to Matakana, Pakiri, Omaha and Whangateau. Room has own bathroom (retro), WIFI (unlimited), fridge, Freeview TV, outside access, off-street parking. We offer privacy or are happy to share a drink and offer helpful advice. We will make more nights available when we can depending on our own retirement trips. Leigh is a beautiful village with stunning sea views, fantastic marine and bird life, quiet and friendly. There are excellent coastal walks and always the chance to see dolphins or whales. Come to snorkel, walk, rest, swim, see the fishes, Leigh Harbour and enjoy music at the Mill or sports at Leigh Bar. Intercity buses go past Warkworth and from there a bus operates to Whangateau. Best to hire a car to explore the area. There is an eftpos machine at the Leigh General Store (during open hours) and petrol at Leigh Motors.
Nice, quiet village with friendly people. Easy to walk around the village.
  • Jenny and Tony were awesome hosts. They answered all of our questions and gave us tips on what to see and do, but always respected our privacy too. They lent us a wet suit and offered us the use of their kayaks. The dinner we shared was certainly the highlight of our visit. We would highly recommend this place to anyone.

    Juanetta2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Jenny and Tony are fantastic hosts. Their place is in a great location, in handy reach of all the facilities in the vicinity of Leigh, and Goat Island marine reserve.

    Lois2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Jenny was very lovely, the space was just what we needed.

    Hannah2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Jenny and Tony are absolutely fabulous hosts. Along with providing a great continental breakfast spread, they also allowed us to use their kayaks and gave us top tips on what to do in the area. The room we stayed in was great, super clean and spacious with our own separate entrance. Could not have asked for anywhere better to stay!

    Amber2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Jenny is a magnificent host, with a great knowledge of the local area, and thoughtful little touches to help with your stay (thanks for the pink flippers 😊). Our room was great, with all the breakfast amenities included in your own confined space. 10/10 would stay again if we ever make the journey to Leigh. Thank you so much, Ricky & Sophie 😊😊

    Ricky2020-01-25T00:00:00Z
  • Really nice hosts. Very helpful. Great look out to Leigh

    Michael2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • Great host very friendly enjoyed my stay

    Fahd2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Leigh & Goat Island are superb destinations & this quiet, bright & comfortable airbnb room which comes with a nice outdoor area is super convenient for visiting the coast - & nearby Matakana & sculpture parks & wineries too. It also has fabulous hosts - very friendly & knowledgeable of the marine conservation area & surrounds. Oh, & they also provide homemade marmalade & berry jam! Hope to be back for another visit 🐬💙

    Allison2020-01-18T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Leigh, Auckland, New Zealand

    Small, but perfectly formed, sunny two-level studio. Attached to main house but with own side entrance. Widespread sea views from the upstairs mezzanine bedroom accessed by steepish, narrow ship's ladder, (unsuitable for immobile guests.) Downstairs is the lounge with kitchen stocked with basic cooking condiments for those self catering. Fridge/freezer, 4 gas hob, portable electric oven, microwave, BBQ out on deck. Bathroom is downstairs.
    Freeview TV. Heater. Electric blanket, Free wifi. Snorkelling gear to borrow. Laundry by request.
    Beautiful views of Takatu Peninsula, Little and Great Barrier Islands, Coromandel Peninsula. ( weather permitting!) Short walk to village shop and local cafe, Leigh Eats. Walking distance to Sawmill Cafe, home of some great gigs. Matheson Bay, a picturesque beach with safe swimming, only a km away.
  • Great location, loved the space, Wendy is very friendly

    Amy2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • We enjoyed our time at Wendy’s place. It was comfortable and relaxing. We appreciated her travel suggestions. Leigh is a quiet town with scenic coastal walks and Ti Point track, Goat Island Marine reserve were only a few minutes away by car.

    Steven2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • We had a very pleasant three nights at Wendy’s studio apartment in Leigh. The apartment was clean, comfortable and well equipped. The bedroom on a mezzanine floor is reached by a ships ladder, a bit steep but we had no problem. In compensation there is a view of the ocean and the stars at night from the bedroom window. Wendy provided much advice and lent us snorkels and goggles so we could snorkel at nearby Goat Island. The coastline near Leigh is very attractive and it was only a short drive to surf beaches at Omaha and Tawharanui and the farmers’ market at Matakana. This was our first visit to this part of New Zealand and Wendy’s apartment was a perfect base for exploring the area. Highly recommended!

    Brian2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Clean stylish place, close to the centre of Leigh. Easy check in. Would recommend

    Casey2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • This is a compact and beautifully appointed space, separate from the main house, with a lot of thoughtful extra touches (like beach towels, coffee and tea) and plenty of cooking amenities (toaster, kettle, microwave, gas cooktop) and utensils. The loft has a lovely view. Wendy checked with us beforehand to confirm we can handle the "ships staircase" to the loft. She is careful to make sure you have all the info to find her place, and any local info you might need. (Even reminded us to shop before we arrived, as limited groceries in Leigh). Walking distance to a couple of restaurants and the small local store. Easy drive to Marine Discovery Center and Goat Island Snorkel shop.

    Ruth2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Wendy is an excellent host - friendly, helpful and kind. The apartment was exactly as described, small but perfectly formed, with an incredible view from the upstairs bedroom. We had a wonderful time roaming around the coastal walks, snorkeling at the marine reserve and sampling the Vietnamese food van dinner. Very highly recommended!

    Laura2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • A perfect stopover for our first night in NZ, highly recommend !

    Caroline2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Wendy made us feel right at home. She let us borrow snorkeling gear which made our beach adventure all that more enjoyable. Such a unique spot. And I challenge all to try the puzzle she has provided for guests.

    Kalynn2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Leigh, Auckland, New Zealand

    Situated above Daniels Reef at Leigh, 1Hr. north of Auckland our B&B is spacious and private with breathtaking views over the Hauraki Gulf and islands. Visit local markets, beaches and marine reserve or just relax on patio.
    Seperate entrance and includes a bedroom with queensize bed, lounge/dining/TV room,bathroom and has tea and coffee making facilities,toaster, and fridge. Modern, private and has it's own outdoor area.
    The neighbourhood is quiet apart from the soothing sound of the sea . Coastal walks,swimming,diving,surfing,fishing, kayaking all within 5 minutes walk. And only a short drive to Goat Island Marine Reserve and visitors Discovery Centre,Sawmill Cafe for coffee,meals and gigs, Pakari,Omaha and Tawharanui Regional Park beaches, Matakana with boutique shops,cinemas,weekend markets,vineyards and restaurants.
  • Highly recommend this Airbnb. Great hospitality & everything you need. Very comfortable bed. Beautiful sea views. Very close to local attractions ~ one of which we thoroughly enjoyed ~ snorkelling at Goat Island. Thankyou .

    Erin & Kevin2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Just a beautiful place to stay and hang out we want to go back again!

    Helen2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • It was an amazing experience. The apartment was so comfortable and with great views. Highly recommended. Helen and Geoff were super kind and nice.

    Bárbara2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Lots of thoughtful touches and a really beautiful view. Wonderful to wake up looking over the ocean. Easy communication and fast responses.

    Alice2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • A well appointed, clean apartment, offering spectacular views, privacy and serenity. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Highly recommended.

    Chamane2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely space to spend the night. Private and comfortable. Would definitely stay again

    Mitchell2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful location. Immaculate accommodation. Comfortable bed. All with views to die for and a very welcoming hostess. Highly recommended.

    Robert2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • The view from Helen’s place is unbeatable. The location is perfectly close to town and the walking tracks, and you will always feel like you have plenty to do and lots of opportunity to relax

    Rheana2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Leigh, Auckland, New Zealand

    A two bedroomed cottage with character. With a peep of the sea, the property is close to Matheson Bay and the surrounding attractions.
    The property is a bach with character. It ha recently been refurbished. The floors have been sanded, the walls painted and a new kitchen put in. The lounge and bedroom have been opened up with new bi-fold and french doors which lead onto a large deck. The bathroom has not been updated but is clean and functional. Please be aware that there is no internet connection.
    Food -The iconic Leigh Sawmill is child-friendly and great for a meal. Check out who is playing also. -Leigh eats is just up the road by the dairy. It is great for coffee, a bacon roll or sweet muffin. It now closes at 3.00. -Matakana Country Kitchen is great for dinners, lunch or breakfast. -Jin Jin cafe -A Vietnamese Cafe Beaches -Take the kids to Matheson Bay - a safe beach for swimming. There is a pontoon. It is great for paddleboarding, kayaking etc. There is a nice walk to the bay through the bush. Turn left from our house walk 200 metres towards Matakana. You will see the entrance to the walking track. -Goat Island Marine Reserve. There is snorkel, wetsuit and hire gear down at the beach at Goat Island. If the tide is low you can turn left and walk along the beach. The University has programmes for kids that run in the holidays. -Pakiri - a wild beach with great surf -Tawharanui - is absolutely beautiful. Definitely worth a visit -Omaha beach Walks Leigh Harbour Walkway Start at the Leigh boat ramp and follow the track around the harbour. At high tide, the start of the track may be wet and an alternative access is from Ferndale Avenue. The track passes the Jolly Fisherman’s Lodge, passes over a small bridge and passes through native bush. Good views over the harbour and wharf. Marked side tracks lead up through the bush. It finishes at a sandy beach which is good for swimming at high tide. Allow one hour return. Leigh Coastal Walkway This stunning coastline is edged with large pohutukawa trees that bloom with bright red flowers early summer. Views across Omaha Bay stretch out to the Tawharanui Peninsula. Further out across the Hauraki Gulf the views stretch to the Coromandel Peninsula, Little Barrier Island (Hauturu) and Great Barrier Island (Aotea). At any time you might be lucky to spot dolphins, orca or whales that frequently pass through the area. And Of Course…… Matakana Village, Saturday markets and the movie theatre if it is raining. The Stables Located within the iconic 50 acres Matakana Country Park. Charlies is great for icecream.
  • A great place to spend two nights at the end of our New Zealand trip. Good location and it was wonderful to sit on the balcony and soak up the sun. Thanks

    Kevin2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Jo's place is a wonderfully well set up spot by the sea. It's light, bright, airy and has multiple places to dine outside. The space is tastefully decorated with stylish vintage touches - the photos don't really do it justice. There is ample music (loved the CD collection!), magazines, books and even a few kids toys. Matheson's bay which is walking distance, is the cutest wee beach complete with diving platform, reserve, playground, showers and the walk over the dramatic rocks is really good fun. Goat Island for breathtaking snorkeling is 5 mins away. We really enjoyed our stay in Leigh at Jo's place.

    Ella2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic location. Decks on both sides of the house so suits preferences for sun or shade. Great facilities, lovely view and very close to what i think is the best beach in the country. Thanks again Jo.

    Amanda And Tony2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Such a fab place with a real Kiwi summer holiday vibe - relaxed, casual, private, great view, awesome indoor/outdoor flow. We'll be back!

    Gloria2020-01-13T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic holiday house. Lovely view, convenient location and excellent amenities. Indoor outdoor flow was wonderful and fully equipped kitchen made it a pleasure to cook in. Loved throwing open all the doors early morning and relishing the views and birdsong. Thoroughly recommend.

    Adair2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely home, perfect view!

    Liana2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect location and perfect little house with lovely sunny deck. Easy layout and very comfortable.

    Tamra2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Had a great time. Great view from balcony. Lovely place, walking distance from beach.

    Yasmin2019-12-13T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    2

    Leigh, Auckland, New Zealand

    Modern loft apartment in the heart of the Leigh village close to the harbour. Gourmet kitchen to cook your catch of the day. Bedroom is located upstairs open loft style with sea views of little barrier island. You will be sharing my home studio & fragrant garden where I create perfume.
    A home studio where I grow fragrant plants and create perfume & design jewellery.
    Leigh Eats across the road. Fantastic bush and coastal walks are amazing. Bird life is fabulous. Swimming at Mathesons bay. The community spirit is alive and well.
  • Such a lovely home with lots of style. Very ideal location next to little shops and restaurants. The host was also welcoming and helpful. Me and my partner had a great time staying there and would like to recommend the place to everyone.

    Duayne2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, nice pub and café across the road and Goat Island a short drive away. Comfy bed, good water pressure in the shower. Room is above the perfume shop

    Brian2020-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • This is a nice place to stay. Just note it is an upstairs bedroom in the hosts home (and shop), so it is shared. Very quaint and ideally located. Alice is absolutely lovely and helpful so we really enjoyed our stay.

    Raffie2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Alice was great. Beautiful space to spend the night.

    Jordan2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Alice is a lovely host, very welcoming

    Anna2019-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely place to stay in a beautiful part of the country.

    Melanie2019-11-07T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place with funky art decor! Host Alice is super!

    Sam2019-05-19T00:00:00Z
  • The most amaizing atmosphere and experience. The home is just Devine and the whole experience was just perfect. Could not have asked for anything better. Highly recommended!

    Daniel2019-04-27T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Leigh, Auckland, New Zealand

    Whare Kohuroa ( also known as, ‘the wee hoose’ ) is a secret hideaway nestled amongst native trees filled with birdsong, it's a stone's throw from the Kohuroa stream. As the name suggests, the ‘wee hoose’ is a separate small hut or ‘bothie’ by my home, that is a self-contained Bedroom with en-suite Bathroom. Tea and coffee making are provided. *NB - Breakfast can be arranged on request at additional cost.
    All Welcome
    Matheson Bay is located between Matakana and Leigh on the beautiful Eastern Coastline, about one and a half hours drive North of Auckland. There is a private path adjoining a walkway that meanders along the Kohuroa stream, reserve, waterfall and swimming hole, about 500 metres walk to the iconic, pristine and safe swimming beach at Matheson Bay. A settlement of historical and geological significance, ‘Mathies’ or ‘the Bay’ as it is known locally, is only a couple of minutes drive to Leigh village with its famous Sawmill Café / Bar / Music gig venue. Local Café + Fish&Chips at Leigh Eats, the Leigh Pub and of course the corner Dairy and Gas Station, as well as a unique local Perfumery. There are many activities and interests to be pursued close-by. Alongside the beach and bush walks, there is fishing at Leigh Wharf, Goat Island Marine Reserve - kayaking, diving, snorkelling and the glass bottom boat. For those seeking a less active, more relaxing time, there are wonderful vineyards to visit in the area. Ten minutes away in Matakana Village, there is a state of the art Cinema and the famous Saturday Farmer’s and bric a brac markets. The Village has a variety of shops, boutiques, galleries, café’s and restaurants. There are breweries nearby and a variety of Art and Craft practitioners in the area who offer open studios and workshops. The world class Vivian Gallery is also nearby. …and if you simply want to relax and have a quiet retreat away from the city, it is the perfect spot. There truly is something for everyone.
  • thank you very much for your excellent welcome and your good advice. the room is very pretty and the little path lovely.

    Catherine2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay at Elizabeth's place! Check in and check out was easy, you get your own private space. The place looks brand new inside, and has modern decor. It is a bit of a tight squeeze but there is a lot of extra amenities packed into the place. Its a great location, close to several great beaches. Elizabeth was super accommodating and provided anything we needed.

    Farah2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • A stylish and cute little place, perfect for an overnight stop in this stunning part of the country. The walk from behind the house to the swimming hole and the beach is not to be missed!

    Louise2019-12-20T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely tiny house in a great location and Elizabeth was an absolute pleasure to communicate with.

    Zoe2019-12-15T00:00:00Z
  • A cute retreat, surrounded by native bush and birds - so lovely! Many beaches, cafes and nearby activities. We recommend the Reptile Park! Thanks Elizabeth

    Nicola2019-12-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, great location, AMAZING bed - had the best nights sleep ever. Elizabeth was an wonderful host & the little wee hoose was incredibly cozy. Thanks so much for a wonderful weekend :) x

    Kim2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely little quiet getaway. Elizabeth was very welcoming and recommended a beautiful small walk behind her house to the beach (must do) and places to eat and drink in the local area. Very much enjoyed our stay!

    Nathan2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely cosy bush cottage, close to Matheson Bay and Goat Island, Leigh and Matakana. Very well appointed.

    Tarina2019-10-30T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Tiny house


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Leigh, Auckland, New Zealand

    Funky rustic two bedroom house in Leigh village. Covered outdoor entertaining area with fenced garden and off street parking for two cars. New bathroom and feshly painted inside and out, the house has solid wood floors in the kitchen lounge and dining area, a tiled bathroom and new carpet in bedrooms. Located a handy two minute walk from the Leigh Sawmill Café and 6 minute walk to the beach.. Matheson bay although walkable is less than 2 minutes by car and Pakiri beach an easy 10 minute drive.
  • Great space. Beautiful bathroom. Great location for visiting Goat Island!

    Julie2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Neat tidy place with everything you need for a break up north

    Kendall2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Great place for stay. Highly recommended.

    Ancy2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • lovely character to the place and spot-on for visits to the marine reserve

    Richard2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay, the place is bigger than it looks on photos, great location for snorkelling at Goat Island and the piano and guitar were a nice bonus to spend the time.

    Inge2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay, thanks very much!

    Emily2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    7


    Bedrooms

    2

    Leigh, Auckland, New Zealand

    This is a classic old style kiwi bach on 3 levels, perfect for families. It's sunny and roomy with a big section, elevated deck and great indoor-outdoor flow. The rumpus room downstairs opens out to the lawn while the living area upstairs opens onto the deck. It's just a couple of minutes walk to a lovely sandy beach offering great swimming and boating, and close to many attractions such as Matakana village with markets and movies, Goat Island Marine Reserve and bush and coastal walks.
  • Jocelyns’ Bach is such a true kiwi Bach, great books, fabulous living area and with all the amenities you need. We loved the bifold windows in the living room. We ate out on the deck for every meal, it was lovely. So close to the beach, perfect for a morning dip. Thanks for hosting us, will definitely be back!

    Stacey2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Stayed here for 2 nights, had an amazing time at this great house. Close by the beach makes extra interesting. Great and fast communication with the landlord.

    Kwinten2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great wee spot perfect for our family of six and good value for money! We were able to check in early which was very helpful

    Anne2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • The quintessential kiwi bach in the lovely township of Leigh. Large land with plenty of space for everyone. Handy location close to local beach and Goat Island Marine Reserve. The host is super friendly and provides consistent communication throughout. Many thanks for the amazing experience.

    Zhang2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Loved this place. Very comfortable. Ideal for a relaxing break. Great swimming at the close beach. Had fun visiting the reptile park nearby. Very amusing watching the leopard tortoises shoving each other around.

    Lindsay2019-12-16T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect. All the bits that we needed were there. Even two pairs of scissors and kids games. Felt like an old school holiday. Easy walk to the beach. Highly recommended

    Lucy2019-12-09T00:00:00Z
  • Comfortable kiwi bach, a very quick walk down to the beach (one of the best beaches around, perfect for all ages). Note the BYO bed linens and towel policy.

    Sean2019-12-02T00:00:00Z
  • Some girlfriends and I spent the weekend here and really enjoyed it. The place was charming, and good value, I would highly recommend it :)

    Sarah2019-11-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    9


    Bedrooms

    3

    Leigh, Auckland, New Zealand

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    This is the perfect place to self isolate. We can also stock the place with groceries if required! Ground floor 2 bedroom apartment below our home, set off the road for privacy with gorgeous sea views and a covered patio for outdoor entertaining. This is not a stand alone unit, it is a separate space under the main house. Also available is the entire house for larger groups of up o 10.
    Guests have full use of their own 2 bedroom apartment with kitchen and bathroom plus a shared laundry that is in a lockable space
    Our house is walking distance to all activities in leigh; coastal walkway, harbour, leigh eats, the leigh shop, and Matheson Bay. The sawmill cafe is a 15 minute walk. Come and explore Pakiri beach, goat island marine reserve, Omaha beach, sawmill brewery, Matakana farmers market and all the local wineries. We are up a long drive and set off the road for privacy.
  • Lovely spot, great view from the house and just a few minutes from goat island and plenty beautiful beaches. Bit longer drive, but do visit pakiri beach too, worth it! The apartment has everything you need to make you feel at home. The kitchen is fully equipped to cook full meals, the beds are comfy, living room and outside space just perfect. Peter and his girls were great hosts. We felt totally welcome.

    Claudia2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely apartment lovely views and good location. Apartment met all our needs.

    Jan2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Great accommodation, great location! Highly recommended.

    Mascha2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Had the accommodation for 3 days and had a nice and quiet time there.

    Stephan2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • 👍🏽 lovely place!

    Lindsay2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Leigh is an absolutely beautiful place! I would recommend Megan & Peter's spot to anyone looking to wind down and relax, while having the option to venture out to many different places nearby. Our favorites are Matakana and Goat Island! It was lovely to wake up, cruise down the street to grab some breakfast & a coffee, followed by a coastal walk down to a quiet secluded beach. For lunch, we stopped by Sawmill Cafe and enjoyed some live music. For dinner, we had a night in with some take away from the Rusty Pelican. We also loved the way the place was decorated - Hawaiian accents are always a nice touch :) Mahalo!

    Alison2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing spot with beautiful view. Perfect communication from hosts and everything you need nearby

    Doug2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely place in a beautiful area. Very clean and modern. Great value.

    Jane2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Leigh, Auckland, New Zealand

    Lovely clean 2nd story apartment 2 bedrooms max 4 guests , kitchen, bathroom and deck with sea views above the excellent `Leigh Eats' takeaway and espresso shop. Close to Goat island marine reserve, local beaches , and walking distance to the Leigh Sawmill cafe for Gigs. Free Wi-Fi, freeview tv with chromecast and bluetooth speaker.All linen and towels provided, great natural light and central location. Portacot available if needed .No Shared facilities, everything for exclusive use of guests
    There are 2 bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with a double bed. The Apartment is on the 2nd story of a building and entry is via an external set of stairs which may not be suitable for older people or young children under 5 as it is a steep set of stairs, The entrance deck area has a gate which must be closed/bolted if the guests have any small children and they must be supervised at all times the apartment is not really suitable for little kiddies under 5 , older children are fine .Guests have exclusive use of all available spaces and a considerable amount of privacy.Leigh eats (takeaways) is very popular,particularly in summer and there may be some residual noise from patrons..the shop is open 8am to 4pm . On the bright side it does excellent food and coffee right on your doorstep and is a popular community hub and source of local knowledge.
    Leigh is a Beautiful coastal town.Historically a fishing village with a lovely harbour it now caters for tourists with great diving and snorkeling including goat island marine reserve, surfing, horse riding, fishing, pristine beaches and walks .The Local area has many vineyards, fantastic food offers and the Leigh Sawmill cafe for great gigs. It has a relaxed laid back vibe, and is an awesome place to visit.
  • Appartment is spacious, clean and has all you need. Loved the local walks and proximity to The Sawmill. Will be back !

    Sarah2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Great place with brilliant views out to sea. Definitely come back again.

    Phil2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Wayne’s place is lovely. Well positioned to visit Matakana, Goat Island and Tapharaniu easily. Great fish and chips below the flat as well which we definitely recommend. Thanks Wayne!

    Noah2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • This is a fantastic place to stay and Wayne couldn’t have been more helpful. Great communication, clean, and fun.

    Mark2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely clean place to stay I was so happy to stay there

    Dianne2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • I highly recommend staying at Wayne's. The place is very easy to find, close to amenities, and clean. Will stay again.

    Irene2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Thanks Wayne for letting my friends and I stay the night in Leigh! Such a cute house and great location. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to stay in Leigh!

    Lydia2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Great place and location perfect when having a night at the sawmill cafe wayne is a great host and we highly recommended staying here thanks so much wayne

    Natalie2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Leigh, Auckland, New Zealand

    Ross & Penny welcome you to our home in the heart of Leigh. Your bedroom, private bathroom, toilet & TV lounge with Netflix on 1 level . Enjoy living areas & beautiful deck with 180degree view from Little Barrier Island, bush clad hillside & across farmland. Car/boat parking on the premises. Takeaways & meals 3 min stroll & Leigh Sawmill Café 10 mins walk. Goat Island 10 mins by car, snorkeling gear provided . Treat of homemade toffee welcomes you with tea, coffee & biscuits always available.
    You'll be staying in the centre of Leigh with the very pretty Leigh Harbour, wharf and boat ramp just a few minutes walk away. Many fabulous walks close by including the coastal walkway just at the end of the street. B&B has easy access inside from your car, along the path and up five steps to the front door. Inside are four steps to the living area and three to your bedroom level.
    Leigh is the "Snapper Capital of NZ". Famous as the gateway to Goat Island marine reserve with the Marine Discovery Centre and Glass Bottom Boat tours. Goat Island also has Dive/Snorkel/Kayak hire options. The Leigh area has many attractions such as the Leigh Sawmill Café where musicians love to tour. Matheson Bay is 20 minutes walk from the B&B, this beach is a well-loved treasure. Also close by is the Ti Point Reptile Park, a great place to visit especially with children. The area also features great arts and culture with two sculpture parks, art galleries, retro shopping, the famous Matakana market, cool movie theatres and great restaurants also at Matakana.
  • Staying at Ross and Penny' place is like being at home. Their hospitality will accompany you from the time you enter their house until you depart for another adventure. This was the best place we have visited so far. Much recommended when deciding where to stay in Leigh and surrounding area.

    Filip2019-12-18T00:00:00Z
  • Penny and Ross are the perfect host as they make you feel at home right away. They give you a warm welcome and will be helpful and friendly. They offer a nice one or two bedroom bnb with lounge area, showerbath and separate toilet. Everything is sparkeling clean and very tastefully and lovely decorated. As an extra you will find some homemade toffees and a bowl of fruits in your room. The breakfast exceeded all our expectations - very tasty and nutritious with fresh fruits. The area around invites you to nice walks with amazing views. Do what we did: enjoy your stay there.

    Carmen2019-11-12T00:00:00Z
  • Ross & Penny are amazing hosts. They go above and beyond what anyone should expect. Breakfast was nutritious, filling and oh so tasty. Their home is not only comfortable but beautiful too and well situated. They are very knowlegeable about the area and are happy to give you suggestions. We so enjoyed our 2 days and nights at their place. We arrived strangers but did not stay that way. They are both well traveled, friendly and welcoming. But they also allow you to have your space. You won't go wrong in booking with them. Enjoy

    Catherine2019-10-26T00:00:00Z
  • If you’re in Leigh area look no further! Beautiful, sparkling clean house, thoughtful touches and Ross & Penny’s amazing hospitality. Feels like being home.

    Katarína2019-10-13T00:00:00Z
  • Ross and Penny are the creme de la creme of Air bnb hosts. They reply to you straight away, their home is tastefully appointed and spotlessly clean and they just give such a warm welcome. It is clear they genuinely like hosting people. We really had a wonderful time and I will definitely stay again next time I am in the area.

    Lucy2019-07-21T00:00:00Z
  • I can’t rate this place highly enough! Ross and Penny BnB were very accommodating to our booking which was rather late notice. They have created a lovely relaxed and chilled out space. Ross also gave us some fantastic walking tips.

    Pippa2019-05-26T00:00:00Z
  • Penny and Ross were incredibly friendly, helpful and accommodating. We truly couldn't have asked for better hosts. Great location with gorgeous views and the room and amenities were lovely. Some extra nice touches included home-made sweet treats and fresh fruit in our room. We woke up to a continental breakfast that was 5-star resort quality. An absolute feast! Our wonderful hosts went out of their way to ensure we had a great stay. Highly recommend!

    Amanda2019-05-19T00:00:00Z
  • Great hospitality from the warm hearted, friendly hosts with a delicious breakfast lovingly laid out

    Laura2019-05-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Leigh, Auckland, New Zealand

    Native bush setting with stunning sea views. Sit back and relax with beautiful birdsong. Only 50 mins from Albany.
    80's Lockwood Gem with modern comforts. Tranquility, privacy and relaxation. Short walk to a fantastic beach.
    Snorkel at Goat Island, Great Swimming, Diving, Fishing, Kayak, Matakana Markets, Art Trails, Craft Breweries, Local Restaurants, Cafe, Horse Riding at Pakiri, Bush Walks, Coastal Walks
    Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    7


    Bedrooms

    4

    Leigh, Auckland, New Zealand

    Tidy private studio with a gorgeous rustic vibe. Surrounded by native New Zealand flora, fauna and the brightest star filled nights you'll ever see. 12 minute drive to trendy Matakana; home to the world renowned Matakana markets, artisan cafes, boutique designer stores and local pubs and restaurants . 10-15 minute drive to golden sand surf beaches, magical marine reserves, coastal hikes and an abundance of fishing, snorkelling, paddle boarding and wine tours.
    Located in Whangateau, the heart of Leigh and Matakana. Perfect for music festival goers, wedding attendees, couples wanting a peaceful romantic get away or friends exploring the beautiful coast, local wineries and Matakana markets.
    Local beaches are Whangateau Harbour, Omaha Beach, Goat Island Marine Reserve, Matheson's Bay. Only 5- 10 minutes to the famous music venue Leigh Sawmill Cafe, the new Sawmill Brewery and Trip Advisors #1 thing to do in Auckland - The Sculptureum
  • Sarah’s place is wonderfully quiet - apart from birdsong - and the view is stunning. She left some thoughtful touches and was very helpful with local tips. Will definitely visit again.

    Juhi2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Studio 99 is really charming and beautifully located in the bush. Sarah was very helpful with arrangements and sorted out the only small problem straight away. Highly recommended!

    Peter2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful home surrounded by greenery. Amazing hospitality with lots of info before arriving, which made settling in super easy! Loved it.

    Vivienne2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Cute spot in the country. Close to beaches and Matakana market. Had a great night away with my 5 year old who loved the rabbits and trampoline

    Laura2020-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay at Sarah's guesthouse was amazing! The location was wonderful! You could hear the birds in the morning as the sun beams through the trees. The guesthouse was very spacious. Sarah was super accommodating, we had some left over dinner we wanted to heat up and she offered to heat it in her oven, but we didn't want to intrude. The next day they set up a nice camp stove outside for us and we had a fun time cooking dinner outside while a cheeky chicken was curiously wondering about and we were enjoying our complimentary wine. I would recommend this guesthouse!

    Inna2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay

    Caroline2020-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • A rustic studio cottage surrounded by bush land. We were greeted by one of the friendly chickens when we arrived. Central to either goat island or matakana, it’s a great location.

    Antonia2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • This mostly private, lovely sleep-out off the beaten track overlooking the rural neighbourhood has a shower, toilet and kitchenette.... all you could need. Barely saw the owners except for a quick "Hi" on the way out the door. Very relaxing atmosphere - highly recommended.

    Floyd2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest house


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Whangateau, Auckland, New Zealand

    Modern and private and directly in the centre of Leigh. Pop across the street for your morning coffee, wander down to the harbour for the views or take a short walk to the Leigh Sawmill Cafe to listen to some live music. Brand new 3 bedroom, 2 bath in the centre of Leigh. Enjoy the sea views and lounge in the sunshine on the entertainers deck. Bed linen and bath towels are included for all bookings, just bring your beach towels!
    The space is furnished with simple modern comfortable furniture. The kitchen, dining and lounge open up via large glass sliding doors to the sunny deck for an open plan living concept with indoor outdoor flow.
    We are right in the center of Leigh across of Leigh Eats cafe, the Leigh Bar and the Dairy. Leigh Central function center is around the corner and we are within walking distance to the Leigh Sawmill cafe. Visit the Marine Discovery Centre, Matheson Bay, the harbour and Goat Island.
  • Wonderful Summer Spot !! Everything you need. On tank water so take bottles of drinking water with u to help save the tank ! Modern and new. Trip was with my young infant son and I and it was safe and secure, catered to all our needs. Can get a little warm in the arvo, but aircon helps keep ya cool! We’ll definitely be back Stephen, thank you

    Syana2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Great modern accommodation and location cheers Stephen

    Trent2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • This is a great space o stay in Leigh. Close to the beaches and local stores. The place is clean and tidy and has everything you need.

    Katherine2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay in Leigh. Awesome location, very clean and comfortable. Would highly recommend!!

    Sam2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Clean and tidy house in a great location. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Charlotte 2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • Fabulous locAtion loved the beautiful nearby beeches

    Julie2020-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful, newly renovated home! Amenities were perfect & provided all the essentials. Appreciated having a comfortable space for our Christmas holiday! Thanks again Stephen

    Sadie2019-12-26T00:00:00Z
  • Stephen s let is in immaculate condition, everything brand new smack bang in the middle of Leigh ,top stay cheers 🍺🍺

    James2019-12-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    3

    Leigh, Auckland, New Zealand

    Unit with lounge in quiet cul-de-sac, 50 meters from ocean, fishing off the rocks and coastal walks. Five minutes drive to Goat Island Marine reserve. Queen size bed with en suite. Off street parking. Own entrance with sunny deck & Bbq
  • We had a great stay, will be back!

    Amber2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely location, accommodation and hosts. Highly recommended. The area around Leigh is just lovely. We hope we can return sometime in the future.

    Cathy2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful space and home! We loved our time there and wish we had stayed longer. Thank you!! Felt at home:)

    Lauren2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Great wee spot to relax. Nice and quiet with everything you need

    Joz2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place, clean, chilled and just what the doc ordered 😁☺️😘

    Anna2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely quiet spot with everything we needed for breakfast especially the eggs. Great having a teapot and coffee plunger. Outdoor area lovely to relax in.

    Neil2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • My partner & I stayed for 1 night at Noeline's place & would definitely recommend a visit. The property is spacious, clean, quiet & has everything you could possibly need. The key box allows easy access & you're only 5 minutes away from the beach! It's also a short drive to Matakana so it's the perfect place to explore this beautiful part of NZ.

    Tracy2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed our stay at the Noeline's Penguin BnB. The location was excellent for driving to local highlights such as goat island, pakiri beach, omaha and matakana. On a rainy day we were happy to stay indoors and enjoy the cozy and bright accommodation, before venturing out again. I would 100% recommend this place anyone looking travel to Leigh.

    Kuda2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Leigh, Auckland, New Zealand

    Retro at the beach - comfortable 3 bedroom home with a sleep-out that can sleep 7 teenagers or kiddies separate from the house. Simple and homely for your holiday escapes from the city. Open the sliding door onto a huge deck for morning and evening sun looking directly at the stunning views over Little Barrier Island. Sit in the spa and watch your friends play tennis or enjoy the views.
    The neighbourhood is great. Two of the neighbours are tennis courts and a bowling club. The bowling club has cheap beer which is always a win!
  • The most amazing views close to all shops/pubs and beach!

    Stacey2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • We were fortunate enough to spend the weekend at Jesse's place - very cozy and convenient location. Great host!

    Curtis2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • This is such a lovely place to stay in! Perfect location, spa was amazing, beautiful view and tennis court was a plus. We had a great stay!

    Kate2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, great location, great views and super comfortable living. We could have stayed a lot longer. Looking forward to returning.

    Neal2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome weekend in an awesome part of NZ

    Roger2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Incredible views, amazing deck overlooking the public tennis courts and a very well appointed kitchen for keen cooks!

    Benjamin2019-12-22T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely out look, central to amenities. Having the tennis court & spa pool gave us the opportunity to have a fun family time.

    Tracey2019-12-09T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely location with great views

    Harriet2019-08-18T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    12


    Bedrooms

    4

    Leigh, Auckland, New Zealand

    Looking to escape to Leigh and take a moment ReLax? With a view like this, you can't look past this holiday home for your Romantic holiday or for you and the family to get away. Perched perfectly to capture stunning east facing views over the Omaha Bay, ReLax was built to maximise the natural light and offer a space for everyone to unwind whether it's on the couch or on the outdoor patio soaking up the sun. Equipped with all the essentials, it will be only to easy to make this your home away from home, including WiFi, a Smart TV, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump and plenty of Board Games! With ample parking space, feel free to bring the boat! And after a day on the water and at the beach bring home your fresh catch and throw it straight on the BBQ for dinner. When you are not enjoying the view, explore the local area with an array of activities to enjoy including the infamous Leigh Sawmill, plenty of beaches, local markets, vineyards, and more! For a restful holiday in Leigh, ReLax awaits!
    This is spacious 2 bedroom property. Please note, the bedding configuration for this property includes two Single Bunk Beds in Bedroom 1 and a Queen Bed in Bedroom 2.
  • Great spot and setup for kids. Lovely house with amazing views! Only complaint would be that a fan would be amazing for the bedrooms. It was so hot we couldn't sleep and the aircon doesnt really reach the bedrooms. Thanks for having us!

    Hayley2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • The only bad thing about my stay was that it was too short. Thank you Catherine for all of your hospitality. Much appreciated. Would stay here again easily and for much longer next time.

    Richard2019-12-26T00:00:00Z
  • The property has spectacular views of open sea which can be enjoyed from the comfortable patio. Easy to find and access. Immaculately clean throughout, with everything required for comfortable stay provided. Little extras, like card and biscuits from host on arrival, made us feel even more welcome. Would highly recommend.

    Mandy2019-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    Leigh, Matakana, New Zealand

    Large 3 level waterfront beach house, fantastic for the holiday of your life. Wake up to the waves below, sun & the crystal clear waters of this gorgeous bay. Walk the track down to the beach for snorkeling, swimming, fishing or sunbathing. The famous Sawmill Cafe & Bar just a 2-minute drive from the house (easily walkable). Goat Island five minutes drive and 15 minutes to Matakana for Saturday farmers market, cafes and wineries.
    Three level house with plenty of space and privacy. The house is 28 years old with inside repainted 4 years ago. Light airy ambiance with high ceilings, lots of windows and light coloured walls & ceilings. Terracota tiles in kitchen, dining, lounge, rumpus, bottom bedroom and bathrooms. Carpet elsewhere. Main entry through the middle floor with dining, kitchen, lounge, laundry, bathroom, and two double bedrooms with queen size beds. A full deck runs around all these rooms and provides access to the large salt water pool. Comfortable casual furnishings for a relaxed feel. Lounge has wood burner, large TV (Freeview), and DVD player. Large kitchen with plenty of benchspace; new fridge/freezer; 2 dishwashers; oven and gas hob. Upstairs is the master bedroom with queen size bed, ensuite, massive walkin wardrobe and deck. Next to this is a smaller bedroom with a single bed and access to the deck. The bottom floor has a combined rumpus / bedroom with 2 single beds plus a pull out single bed. Bathroom with shower, toilet and basin. Foosball table. Lush tropical terraced garden fringed with stunning Puhutakawa trees & spectacular sea views. Abundant bird life. Wake up to the soothing sound of the sea and the birdcalls fom Tuis, Woodpidgeons and other native birds.
    The neighbourhood is quiet with some permanent residents. Leigh is a fishing town with many holiday homes and baches. There is a general store, a cafe, petrol station but few other shops. Matakana is only 13 km down the road which is famous for its winery's, cafe's and beauty. Warkworth is a bigger town with supermakets and other shops. It is 20 mins drive from Leigh.
  • Gorgeous views and a lovely little beach cove below. The pool was a total hit. Safe fences around it, and a gate on the deck that leads to a garden/downstairs/path to beach. Two dishwashers is a great touch. Easy communication, will definitely reccomend

    Poi2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Everything was perfect, the location is excellent and the view marvelous, it is quiet, and as close to a beach that you can be without the hassle of sand and dirt inside the house. The best place to have a nice and comfortable sleep

    Isidoro2019-12-17T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful house exactly as described, and a scorcher weekend so the pool was bliss. We’d book again.

    Helen2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome house with a beautiful view of the coast! Highly recommend if you are staying in Leigh! Lynley was very quick with her responses and is a great host!

    Mohamad2019-11-10T00:00:00Z
  • great view

    Lei2019-07-31T00:00:00Z
  • The house was clean and tidy. Really enjoyed the stay and loved the surroundings of the house.

    Johan2019-06-09T00:00:00Z
  • Lynley has an amazing place with stunning views and lots of privacy. Everything was spotless and the location was amazing-so handy for the wineries. a trip well never forget

    Sue2019-06-03T00:00:00Z
  • Views out of this world, enough room for 8 adults without being under each others feet. The Outdoor area is great with the pool and bbq area.

    Josh2019-04-14T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    5

    Leigh, Auckland, New Zealand

    Ross & Penny welcome you to the heart of Leigh. 2 mins walk from beautiful Leigh harbour, wharf, boatramp & Coastal Walkway. Gorgeous 180 views from the deck. Park your boat & car. Walk or drive 2 mins to Leigh Sawmill, 10 to Goat Island. 2 lovely bedrooms, 1 Queen (TV & DVD) & 1 Double are side-by-side with your bathroom & toilet on one level. T/V lounge with Netflix, living area & deck. Snorkeling gear provided. Treat of homemade toffee on arrival. Tea, coffee & biscuits available any time.
    Ross and Penny give you a warm welcome to their home. Wonderful location in the heart of Leigh an hour easy drive North from Auckland. Two lovely rooms beautifully prepared for your arrival with private bathroom, toilet and separate lounge for your use. Refrigerator and freezer space if required. To allow for AirBnB's booking system, if 2 people want separate rooms, please book for 3 people to facilitate this. Two deck areas to enjoy the views around Leigh. Extensive delicious continental breakfast is included which can be served on the deck.
    Leigh is a warm, welcoming, happy and relaxed place to visit and spend some time. The town sits above the beautiful Leigh Harbour surrounded by a pohutukawa tree lined coastline.
  • Ross and Penny are outstanding hosts! Lovely people with great chat and a beautiful home. Breakfast was amazing and they both went above and beyond to ensure we had a comfortable stay. We will be back!

    Nick2020-01-22T00:00:00Z
  • Ross welcomed us and preferred the most incredible breakfast in the morning. Peaceful and beautiful. Amazing attention to detail. More than we expected!

    Nina2020-01-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great spot, lovely hosts & close to where we needed to be! Definitely worth it!

    Rachel2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • It was such a treat to stay at Ross & Penny's Airbnb. Lovely couple who went out of their way to be welcoming and helpful. Blown away by all the little extras for us. As well as an amazing spread for breakfast! The house is in a beautiful location and close to everything! They were also very helpful in advising us of the things to do in Liegh, Matheson Bay and Goat Island. Food at the local "Sawmill" cafe is outstanding. The gardens and house are just beautiful. Nice art work dotted around and well appointed, comfortable rooms. We'll be back and highly recommend staying here. Many thanks Penny and Ross

    Gerry & Jeannette2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • A fabulous place to stay in Leigh. Penny and Ross are warm and welcoming. The house and garden are beautiful.

    Bronwyn2019-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Ross and Penny are the most lovely and welcoming hosts who embody true Kiwi kindness and hospitality. Their home is beautiful and so comfortable, you’ll find it hard to leave. There will never be any other choice for us when we return to Leigh on holiday.

    Kristal2019-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great hosts and the place.Very friendlyand caring people.We definitely would consider to come back to stay with them.

    Paul2018-12-25T00:00:00Z
  • Ross and Penny are very kind and have good tips for you if you would like to spend some days there. The breakfast they serve is of the best quality.

    Tamara2018-12-15T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Leigh, Auckland, New Zealand

    Rustic, charming bach with elevated unobstructed ocean views. The property has decks overlooking the sea and small bays beneath. Nearby walking access to a private beach and mediterranean like rock pools. The new kitchen allows you to cook while watching the light change on the ocean. Wake to amazing sunrises and the sounds of the sea below. Situated on the coastal walkway. Close to Goat island, Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Mathesons Bay and Pakiri Beach and various vineyards.
    Open plan dining room attached to lounge and Kitchen with 2 large double bedrooms. Brand new kitchen and bathroom, dishwasher, gas hob, UV & filtered tank water, outside deck and BBQ. 2nd toilet attached to master bedroom. The house is an old style kiwi bach which is in the process of minor cosmetic renovations. It has a lot of charm and character and has all the necessities needed to enjoy its amazing position and outlook.
  • Great house that's well located in Leigh with amazing sea views. Stones throw from the water, incredible beaches and Sawmill Cafe. Thanks for the great stay Bruce!

    Lorraine2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • The views are spectacular! Watching dolphins playing in the bay was a highlight. Bruce’s place has everything you need for the perfect seaside retreat. A huge bonus for us was the inclusion of our family dog. He had the best holiday! Many thanks for your hospitality Bruce.

    Kirsten2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful view, last night spent on balcony eating dinner watching and listening to Kaka, Kereru and Tui. Best of all was watching a school of about 20 dolphin in the harbour jumping around till dusk, approximately 2 hours.

    Anthony2019-12-05T00:00:00Z
  • What a view! The house had everything we need for a perfectly relaxing weekend. Bruce communicated promptly and also checked up that we were in and everything was ok - it was more than ok. If you're looking for a great place to kick back, enjoy a fab view. This is the place!

    Rahle2019-05-19T00:00:00Z
  • Bruce's place is a real gem. New kitchen and bathroom are super fine, and their place is a lovely blend of old school and new style Bach. The view is so good it's addictive, good luck tearing yourself away to see all the local cool stuff. Thanks Bruce and Sarah 😊

    Am2019-04-26T00:00:00Z
  • This house has the best view of anywhere I've ever stayed - it was absolutely mesmerising and so difficult to tear ourselves away to go explore the area. I woke up every morning to the sunrise and went to sleep hearing the waves on the cliffs below. The house is in the process of being renovated and you can tell it will be incredible when they've finished but go now before you can't get a booking. Everything is fully functional and lots of it is really beautiful - the bathroom and kitchen are a dream. We swam at the beach below the house, fished off the rocks, ate fish & chips from up the road, and walked along the coastal pathway to Mathesons Bay. Thank you so much for having us!

    Aine2019-03-24T00:00:00Z
  • Bruce’s place has the most incredible view!! We spent pretty much all our time out on the deck soaking it in. It has a great kitchen although we mainly used the amazing Webber BBQ which is on the deck. It has a really comfy couch, although we mainly sat at the outside table and chairs.... it also has really comfortable beds although we were up to watch the sunrise from the deck, watched the view turn pink as the sunset and gazed at the stars into the evening all from the deck.... A little slice of paradise!

    Andrew2019-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • We had such a wonderful stay at Bruce's place in Leigh. Bruce was a great host - extremely responsive to our messages and accommodating throughout our stay. The house is absolutely beautiful, such an ideal location and has amazing views. The styling is lovely and full of personalised touches, comfy beds, a GREAT shower and beautiful linen. The location is a great place to base yourself if you are exploring the Leigh/Matakana/Omaha area. Couldn't recommend this place enough - we can't wait to come back and stay!

    Kelsey2019-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Leigh, Auckland, New Zealand

    This recently renovated A-frameish bach that has great outdoor living and is cute as a button whether lazing in the hammock over summer or listening to the birds. This petite Bach packs in three bedrooms and a bathroom downstairs. The middle level has a huge deck, which extends the living space and you can hear the waves on the beach and get a peep of the sea. It’s a two minute walk to a super-safe swimming beach, with a park, playground and picnic facilities. Own linen required.
  • Place was great... host was very helpful

    Layton2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Surfs great place great

    Layton2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Private and sunny bush retreat. Short walk to beach with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Perfect for couples, families or a group of friends.

    Sanchia2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Leigh, Auckland, New Zealand

    Beautiful studio accommodation with a luxuriously comfortable queen bed. A small, clean, modern kitchen. Oven, induction hob, microwave and fridge. Air conditioning/ heat pump. TV/ DVDs CD/ radio/ bluetooth player. Private bush walks. Expansive views. We are situated approx 10 mins from Matakana, 10 mins from Leigh and 15 mins from Omaha. We are at the end of a typical New Zealand rural gravel road. The adventurous drive will be rewarded with stunning views and peaceful surroundings
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Whangateau, Auckland, New Zealand

    Location, views, and modern family living... There's something for everyone at this Tui Harbour View in Leigh! Adventure or just chill out. There's no denying you're on holiday as you arrive to palm trees and a spacious section - the multi level living ensures ample room for your group to unwind, with sweet sea views from the deck and the awesome addition of a games room downstairs. Keep the family entertained with table tennis and darts, cook up a BBQ meal and admire the ocean views, or chill on the sofa for lazy Netflix evenings indoors or just enjoy a glass of wine listening to your favourite Spotify playlist via the Bluetooth Bose sound system. There is unlimited broadband you can even do a spot of work, just bring your laptop and login in. With 4 comfortable bedrooms set over 2 levels, there is room to bring the family and friends, plus pets are welcome outside so no one gets left behind! When it's time for adventure, you will love how easy it is to reach a range of awesome locations - you are just a 5 minute walk to the harbour or 2 mins by car to launch the boat for a great days fishing and diving. Or a 5min drive to Goat Island marine reserve for a snorkelling or diving adventure. A 5 minute drive to gorgeous Matheson Bay for a swim or 2 min walk to a great swimming place near the beautiful Leigh Cemetery. A quick 2 min stroll up to Leigh Bites café for your morning coffee and paper or fish and chips in the evening.10 minute walk to the Sawmill Cafe, or a 2 minute walk to the local shops/bar/restaurants. Plus, you are a 15 minute drive to Matakana, famous for its Saturday Markets and movie theatre or 20 minutes to Omaha or Point Wells which is perfect for family picnics at high tide when you can jump off the jetty for the perfect dip. Or 30 mins to the beautiful Tawharanui Peninsula. So you won't run out of options... Family time, relaxation, and adventure are all taken care of at Tui Harbour View!
    This is spacious 4 bedroom property. Please note, the bedding configuration for this property includes a Single Bed, a Queen Bed in Bedroom 1, a Single Bed, a Single Bunk Bed in Bedroom 2, a King Bed in Bedroom 3 and a Super King Bed in Bedroom 4.
    Room Type

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    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    10


    Bedrooms

    4

    Leigh, Matakana, New Zealand

    Two bedroom cottage set on large flat section in valley with rural setting. Peaceful and tranquil. 3 kms to beautiful Pakiri beach. Pakiri beach renowned for pure white sand and good surf. Situated close to horse riding, Goat Island Marine Reserve, Tawharanui regional park and the many fine vineyards, cafes and craft outlets in the Matakana and Warkworth area. Please note in the photos listed,there is a photo of Pakiri Beach from the top of the hill. The beach can not be seen from the bach.
    There is a Creek at the back of the property.
    Horse riding, Surfing, Goat Isalnd, Tawharanui regional park, Vineyards.
    Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    Leigh, Auckland, New Zealand

    Conveniently situated on the main road heading east from the Matakana township, this classic kiwi bach is perfect for family holiday accommodation, overseas guest accommodation, special occasions, weekday retreats and weekend getaways for up to 10 people. Your friends and family can also book the bach right next door listed as 'Great Spot by the water in Whangateau' which hosts 10 people.
    - This beautiful bach backs onto a tidal estuary and is across the road from the idyllic Whangateau Harbour. It sleeps 10 people but with the place next door there is a combination of 20, hence the place is listed as 16+ people. - Only minutes from beaches, eateries, vineyards, Matakana township and family friendly activities - Recently renovated. Perfect shared spaces inside and out for enjoyment and hosting. Conveniently situated on the main road heading east from the Matakana township toward Leigh, Pakiri, Goat Island, this classic kiwi bach is perfect for family holiday accommodation, overseas guest accommodation, special occasions, weekday retreats and weekend getaways. Located just one hour north of Auckland City, the bach has three bedrooms, one bathroom, open plan living/kitchen/dining and some great outdoor living areas including a front porch that spills out onto the front lawn and a back yard with a large new deck that backs onto an estuary. The estuary flows under a small bridge through to Whangateau Harbour across the road which can be accessed by kayak (And yes there are two kayaks available for use in the garage! Amongst other things including a paddleboard, life jackets, barbeque etc.) The bedrooms have three queen sized beds a single bed bunk plus three spare mattresses which can go on the floor. The fourth bedroom is a nice new large sleep out under the pohutokawa with insulation, heating, power and lights. The sleep out has a double bed and a sofa double bed plus a small table. The bach has been recently renovated, has wifi accessible throughout the house and has been fitted out with all the comforts of that classic kiwi getaway. Take this great opportunity to get north of Auckland to one of New Zealand's best most accessible holiday spots.
    Whangateau is such a great place. It is small but packs some punch. It has a great playground and open field for children and families to enjoy, it has tennis courts and is right on the Whangateau Harbour. Within 10 mins drive of Whangateau is Matakana Township with eateries, cafes, shops, movie theatres and weekend markets, a petting zoo, children's train ride, restaurants and New Zealand renown pottery shop Morris and James, vineyards, Leigh, the list goes on. Within an hour of Whangateau is some of New Zealand's most beautiful beaches (Tawharanui, Omaha, Pakiri) and wineries. Whangateau really is on the doorstep to all the amazing things North Auckland has to offer.
  • Lovely place

    Chieh-I2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • The bach is beautiful and is very close to Goat Island and Omaha. Highly recommend for people wanting to go somewhere out of Auckland, but not too far away. Would definitely come back.

    Tashunka2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • This classic kiwi Bach is in a great location nestled a short drive from Leigh which has shops and a boat ramp. The Bach itself is spacious, tidy and full of amenities (paddle boards, table tennis, cards) all guests in our group enjoyed their stay.

    Daniel2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Classic Kiwi Bach. Very comfortable beds, so much space in front and back yards, and great access to the water too.

    Ryan2019-12-08T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place to stay. Nice and stylish Bach in a nice area. Close to Matakana and Omaha and a big space for all the family.

    Laura2019-12-02T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect place to relax and unwind. Ross was exceptionally helpful and knowledgable. I highly recommend his place to stay.

    Stuart2019-11-11T00:00:00Z
  • A great kiwi bach in a handy location. Close to Matakana, Omaha and Goat Island. great communication and easy check in/out process.

    J2019-10-25T00:00:00Z
  • I highly recommend Ross's place. It may have been a big for just the two of us but we enjoyed the bach all the same. The hosts leave great instructions and recommendations of things to do around the area. It's a great place for a big family and they even leave toys for the whole family to play with. I how to get back there during the summer months. But the fireplace makes it great for winter trips to. Thanks Denise and Ross for such great hospitality. Your home is so warm and welcoming hour to be back there soon

    Michelle2019-08-11T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    12


    Bedrooms

    4

    Whangateau, Auckland, New Zealand

    This bach is a great spot with old jetty by the water. 3 bedroom older bungalow with 3 queen beds, plus sofa bed and mattresses on the lounge floor can accommodate 10 people. Harbour and small beach across the road. Within 2 hours of high tide you can easily kayak or paddle board around Whangateau harbour right off the deck. Volleyball net, Paddle Board and 2 kayaks. 2 neighbouring properties (booked separately) mean you can be together or separate for family groups of up to 20 or more.
    Conveniently situated on the main road heading east from the Matakana township, this older style kiwi bach is a bit tired in parts but clean and in a great location perfect for family holiday accommodation, overseas guest accommodation, special occasions, weekday retreats and weekend getaways. It is unique as your friends can book the place next door so you have your own space with a gate connection. Chose between this great spot and our neighbouring property which is an upgraded bach, listed as Classic Kiwi Bach Whangateau. It is a large property by the creek, sunny and sheltered from the prevailing wind. Bordered by a council reserve which only you have access to. 7 minutes from Matakana market and 7 minutes from Goat island marine reserve. - This bach backs onto a tidal estuary and Coxhead creek and is across the road from the idyllic Whangateau Harbour. - Only minutes from beaches, eateries, vineyards, Matakana township and family friendly activities - Shared spaces inside and out for enjoyment and hosting. Conveniently situated on the main road heading east from the Matakana township toward Leigh, Pakiri, Goat Island, this classic kiwi bach is perfect for family holiday accommodation, overseas guest accommodation, special occasions, weekday retreats and weekend getaways. Located just one hour north of Auckland City, the bach has three bedrooms, one bathroom, open plan living/kitchen/dining and some great outdoor living areas including a front deck that spills out onto the front lawn. The estuary flows under a small bridge through to Whangateau Harbour across the road which can be accessed by kayak (And yes there are two kayaks available for use in the garage! Amongst other things including a paddleboard, life jackets, etc.) The bedrooms have three queen sized beds plus four spare mattresses which can go on the floor. Take this great opportunity to get north of Auckland to one of New Zealand's best most accessible holiday spots.
    Goat Island marine reserve, Sawmill Cafe, Reptile park, Ti point, Matakana markets all within 5-10 minutes drive. Bird sanctuary and Tawharanui regional park close by . So much to do around here.
  • Great spot and awesome hosts even being right next door. We got an awesome deal and the kayaks and paddle board provided hours or fun.

    Fran2020-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    16


    Bedrooms

    3

    Whangateau, Auckland, New Zealand

    - Expansive sea views from every bedroom - A completely private hideaway - A luxurious home with a large spa and all the mod-cons - A perfect place for a romantic weekend or a fun gathering with friends - Direct access to a semi-private beach - Each of the 3 bedrooms in the main house have ensuites
    This idyllic property has stunning waterfront views from every bedroom. A perfect place for a romantic weekend or honeymoon, but large enough to accommodate a group. The property is completely private, being nestled among mature pohutukawa trees. Built to maximise indoor-outdoor living it has an expansive deck with a built in spa, an outdoor shower, BBQ, and a private access way to a sheltered beach. An outdoor table and loungers are all you need to while away the day. The property is situated in Whangateau, which is 8 mins drive from Matakana, 5 mins drive from Leigh, and 15 mins drive from Warkworth. There is plenty to do in the region including visiting Goat Island Marine Reserve, nearby surf beaches (Omaha, Tawharanui, and Pakiri), vineyards, the Makatana farmers market, and boutique and vintage shopping. The property is luxuriously furnished and has all you need for the weekend (e.g., espresso machine, BBQ, fans, hairdryer, iron). The three bedrooms each have their own ensuite (one ensuite doubles as the main bathroom), and the kitchen is fully equipped. A gas fire will keep you cosy on cold winter's days or take a wonderfully hot spa while enjoying the view. Our spa is kept nice and hot all year round. The house is two stories and can sleep 8. All the living area and one bedroom are on the ground floor and two bedrooms are upstairs. Things to note: - Strictly no parties, large gatherings or non-staying visitors. No loud noises after 10:30 pm. We have a decibel monitor that will alert us if the noise level gets too high. - The driveway is very steep and is unsuitable for towing boats or trailers. - There are two flights of stairs up to the front door of the main house. - This is a relaxed bach surrounded by the natural environment and we try to keep cleaning charges for our guests to a minimum. So please don't expect a hotel. - Late checkouts or early check in times are available by arrangement for an additional charge. Please enquire if you'd like to arrange a different time.
    The property is situated in Whangateau, which is 8 mins drive from Matakana, 5 mins drive from Leigh, and 15 mins drive from Warkworth. There is plenty to do in the region including visiting Goat Island Marine Reserve, nearby surf beaches (Omaha, Tawharanui, and Pakiri), vineyards, the Makatana farmers market, and boutique and vintage shopping.
  • Wow what an amazing spot! Thoroughly enjoyed 4 nights here with my family. Spa was fabulous. All beds were very comfortable. And great having a kitchen stocked with all the basics. Highly recommend!

    Katy2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • This place is truly wonderful! The views are amazing and you can walk down to the water. The kitchen was well equipped for us to cook a few dinners and we’ll situated for day trips out to Goat Island and vineyards nearby. We had a fabulous time and would definitely recommend. Carina was always super responsive to answer any questions we had.

    Michelle2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely house in a great spot it has a very big deck with good furniture and spectacular views. Inside is just as good with everything you need especially large well equipped bathrooms. Access is steep but worth when you get there.

    John2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely amazing house with incredible views. We loved the private access to the beach and the spa. Thank you so much!

    Guillaume2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • had a great holiday here with friends, amazing views over omaha.

    Kelvin2020-01-11T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful quiet location with views right across the bay towards Omaha. House was very well equipped with everything you might need, topped off with a huge sun-drenched deck. Step access down to a lovely private beach shared with neighbours. This was an ideal spot to relax with family and escape life for a few days.

    Stephen2020-01-07T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful stay at this stunning beach house. It had everything we needed for a perfect kiwi Christmas. Hot tub was a great addition to our holiday. Excellent communication from our hosts. Thank you!

    Emma2019-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • Great place for a large group of people. Awesome location and the spa was a real treat at night. Would recommend 😊

    Sam2019-12-24T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    3

    Whangateau, Auckland, New Zealand

    Whare Iti is my tiny house/bach and is a fab little hideaway in the middle of Leigh. It's private and sunny and a mere 10 mins from Matakana and close to Pakiri. Goat Island Bay is just up the road, and Tawharanui Peninsula is another beautiful sanctuary and a 1/2 hour drive away. There is a winery trail to explore as well. Closer to go home, you can walk along the cliff, fish off the rocks or just chill and watch the bird life. An absolutely perfect base for exploring or just plain relaxing!
    Come visit my recycled tiny house in Leigh, in a fantastically private and serene space. It is surrounded by trees and bush, but not overwhelmed by them. The bach was a single car garage, and has been converted into a bach with a loft sleeping area. There is a queen size bed in the loft (you need to climb a ladder to get to it), a sofa, a TV that plays DVDs though no reception, a kitchenette area with table and chairs, and a shower room. Outside, there is that classic kiwi experience - a 'long drop’. And it is pretty, too. You’ll see! The lawn is huge with a stream running through it and plenty of bird life to watch and warble with. There is a BBQ, a deck heater, outside furniture and a fire pit down the side. I love sharing my little piece of paradise; it's very laid back, fuss free and a perfect place to recharge batteries. I come here often, so this is a used, living bach not an empty home. You will find all sorts of bits of me here. I read, eat, sleep, surf, (do the lawns!) walk, drink and have the fire going. I hope you enjoy our place as much as we do.
    Leigh Fish and Chips for morning coffee and great burgers, Leigh Sawmill Cafe for gigs and best beer, Goat Island Bay for snorkeling. There's also a wonderful cliff side walk and a great wharf in Leigh for fishing. Bring surfboards for Pakiri, Omaha, Leigh Reef or Tawharanui surfing. And there is a winery trail that is worth the time investigating.
  • Tiny house with huge character. Secluded but close to the amenities of Leigh.

    Saphronyx2019-04-21T00:00:00Z
  • Such a beautiful and cozy place to stay, will definitely be back 😊

    Lee2019-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • Cool bach, everything you need for a few days, nice and quiet and peaceful amongst the trees, perfect to relax at a comfortable base and explore local area. Equipped kitchen for cooking meals for two, a warm shower and collection of a few DVDs, CDs and books to explore. The narrow ladder to loft bed and lack of a side guard rail on edge of bed may be a bit daunting if you're scared of heights, are a large person or any back or knee issues. But the bed itself was very comfy and we slept very well. Lot's of nice things to do in area, can walk along coastal cliff tops at bottom of the road, fish burgers were great at leigh eats and the ti point walkway was beautiful as well as lots of great swimming beaches around.

    Lou2019-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Had such a fabulous two day break at Whare Iti. We totally loved the place! It’s a well loved and cared for little Bach with some wonderful eclectic touches. Outside is just as beautiful as inside. I went with my teenage son and we loved being so close to goat island but I would definitely return with my husband for a romantic break. Suzy was a wonderful and friendly host and replied to any queries I had so quickly. Highly recommend this pad to everyone!!

    Jan2019-01-11T00:00:00Z
  • A secluded spot which makes you feel miles away from anywhere! A great little place and best outside loo I've ever used ! Loved our stay, would recommend this as a great place with a great host!

    Hannah2018-12-09T00:00:00Z
  • Such a cool pad in an awesome location!

    Judd2018-09-16T00:00:00Z
  • Suzy and Dave were great hosts. Their instructions were very very clear and made the whole stay easy and enjoyable. Their whareiti is a beautiful wee cabin tucked away in a quiet, safe neighbourhood surrounded by amazing things to do. The house was adorable and they have thoughtfully filled it with things to do. Would definitely stay here again! Thank you

    Michael2018-07-29T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely little batch

    Anna2017-09-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Tiny house


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Leigh, Auckland, New Zealand

    The Sea Gazers Loft plus Tiki Hideaway Our family home is on the best street in Leigh with gorgeous sea views from almost every room, perfect for large groups/multiple families with a 3 bedroom home upstairs and self contained 2 bedroom apartment underneath if you wish to book that as well. Walking distance to Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh Eats, Matheson Bay and the Leigh Coastal Walkway. Goat Island, Pakiri Beach, Matheson Bay and Matakana markets and restaurants are all just a short drive.
    Bright, airy, modern space with room for everyone to spread out. Large decks on either side of the house and plenty of garden space, front and back. Downstairs is a separate apartment connected through the laundry with its own kitchen and lounge, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom also available to rent for groups of 6+ persons. The apartment and master ensuite have recently been completely renovated. Perfect for large groups or multiple families.
    Leigh is a lovely quiet village full of friendly people. There are so many amazing places to explore right from the front door; walks, beaches, etc.
  • Amazing place, the views and location are fantastic. Perfect place that has everything you would ever need on holiday

    Luke2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • great view

    Lei2019-07-31T00:00:00Z
  • A great property with a fantastic view and location. Plenty of room and space to relax. All the home comforts and friendly hosts

    Simon2019-04-05T00:00:00Z
  • Ample spacer family groups or a large single family provided both sections of the property are rented. Close to Matheson's Bay which is perfect for a young family. Leigh offers quite a variety of things to do and visit.

    Nigel2018-12-26T00:00:00Z
  • We hired both upstairs and downstairs for a long weekend away and couldn't have asked for anything better! Megan's home is perfectly set up for large or small groups, we had 9 people staying and there was plenty of space and amenities. The view is fantastic, and the back deck perfect for socialising. I fully recommend Megan as a great communicative host,with an amazing home. Thanks again!

    Chris2018-04-02T00:00:00Z
  • Super house in a great location. Perfect for a couple of families.

    Matt2018-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic place to base a group of ten over the new year period. Well kitted out and amazing views. Thanks Megan

    Angus2018-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • We loved staying at this home. I had a beautiful view from the deck and was very close to Goat Island and the Pakiri Beach. There was a great little restaurant right around the corner and the neighbors below are friendly. They even brought us up some fresh tomatoes from their garden. Our children liked going out to find eggs in the morning and playing outside in the yard.

    Marshall2017-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    10


    Bedrooms

    5

    Leigh, Auckland, New Zealand

    Nestled into a secret hidden valley, enclosed by wildlife and bush. Once a potter’s workshop this cute cottage, just 2 mins to the beach, has been transformed into a luxury hideaway. Immaculate attention to detail, stylish interiors and landscaped gardens this is an idyllic place for calm, rest and indulgence. Stretch into the day with some yoga and embrace the evening gazing at the night sky, light some candles, fill the outdoor bath with bubbles and enjoy the complimentary bottle of champagne.
    On arrival Check in time is from 4pm and check out is 10am on day of departure. There is a coded key box for easy access. On arrival you will receive a bottle of champagne from a local vineyard and if you require flowers, wine, local oysters or other delights on arrival please contact hosts, Katherine and Adam, who will make the necessary arrangements (at extra cost after you have confirmed your booking). A cleaning fee will be charged to maintain the immaculate presentation inside and out. The cottage is designed with couples in mind. However, we can accommodate extra family members in the 2nd bedroom and sleep out. Please see 'extra accommodation' below for details and costs. Sleeping If you can tear yourself away from the twinkling stars then climb the stairs and sink into a huge super king-sized bed. Every thought has gone into making your sleep perfect with crisp and cool Egyptian cotton bed linen, plump feather filled pillows and blankets and bedding to suit any temperature. And no need to share this room with any insects with clever roll down insect screens on all the windows. With beautifully decorated walls and carefully chosen interiors this is a room to relax the soul and forget about the real world. The only question will be, who’s turn is it to make breakfast in bed! An adjoining ensuite with luxury toiletries, rain shower and view across the lawns to the pond, completes this pampering sensation. Fancy something even more indulgent, then take a book and soak up the serenity in the outdoor bathroom with a Victoria & Albert bath for two. For summer days spent at the beach, wash off salty skin and sandy toes in the alfresco shower. With plenty of hot and cold water on tap, the super-sized rain head will quickly relax and massage any tired limbs from a day’s adventure in the surf. Kitchen and living For those wanting to cook up a culinary delight the fully equipped kitchen has everything you need. Dining is simple: outdoors, outdoors, outdoors! With the sun creating a dancing dapple of light through the ancient eucalyptus and surrounding trees followed by the abundance of lavender, nodding their flowering heads of pink and purple in gratitude to the final rays of sun. This brings ‘dining on the deck’ to a new level of tranquillity and peace. For the full outdoor cooking and dining experience, enjoy canapés and a G&T whilst sinking into the Coast bean bag chairs and if it isn’t too much effort, light up the family sized Webber gas BBQ and eat and drink wine gathered from your days adventures – this is after all, food and wine Matakana! A few more things to mention The 2 bathrooms comprise of an ensuite to the upstairs master bedroom, with an enclosed rain shower, small hand basin and toilet. Bathroom 2 is all about alfresco bathing, with a large bath set on the deck (big enough for 2!) and a separate luxury rain shower (the 2nd toilet is located in the utility room along with the washing machine, tumble dryer and additional sink). For those cosy winter evenings light the dinky wood burner in the living area, with plenty of logs available to keep the fire stoked. The cottage is north facing to catch as much of the sunshine and light as possible, but still remains a cool oasis in the heat of the summer months. Of course the heat pump can make it as perfect as you desire. Parking is in abundance, with room for your boat or motorhome! Bring the toys too as the barn can securely store bikes, kayaks, SUPS, whatever your pleasure. With Matheson Bay a 2 minute drive or a 10 minute walk and Omaha beach and Pakiri within striking distance, this is a sea lovers paradise. Leigh boat ramp is available to launch from, free of charge, just a 5 minute drive away. Extra accommodation There are additional options for sleeping arrangements including a small room with bunk beds inside the cottage and a sleep-out with Queen bed (use of bathroom facilities at the cottage approximately 10 metres away). Extra cost for use of these rooms is $50 per person per night. This will be calculated for you when putting in your dates and number of people staying. Whilst we allow children to stay by prior arrangement only, please be aware that there is a large pond in the grounds, without fencing and therefore not suitable for young children (under 6 years). Please enquire for further information prior to booking. Key facitlities and features Private north facing cottage with a separate sleep out En-suite toilet and shower Outdoor bathroom with a large bath and a deluxe heated rain shower House book – the insider’s practical guide to Songbird Cottage, where to go and what to do locally A bottle of local champagne on arrival Breakfast provisions including local crusty bread, dairy butter, Matakana bacon, free range eggs and milk Nespresso coffee machine with pods Coffee plunger with Matakana ground coffee English Breakfast and Earl Grey tea Basic larder condiments Fruit from the orchard when in season Matakana Botanical toiletries White waffle bathrobes Hairdryer Egyptian cotton linen and towels Beach towels Twice filtered and UV treated rain and bore water Double glazing with roll down insect screens (not on the over wall sliders) Ecostore products Food shop from New World stored in cupboards and fridge ready for arrival (organised by the guest and available on changeover days only) Wood burner Endless supply of logs Smart TV Wifi Boombox Family size gas Webber BBQ Parking for numerous cars and boats Secure storage for outdoor gear Optional sleep out with Queen bed (at extra cost)
    Head to the beach With so many beautiful beaches to choose from here are just a few favourites: Matheson Bay is the local beach and what a spot. Walk straight from the cottage along the leafy driveway, across the village road and wind your way down a stunning waterfall and bush clad boardwalk. Sheltered, sandy and great for swimming or kayaking. Look in the house book for the local’s secret spot! Or if you fancy something wild and dramatic, Pakiri beach is a vast expanse of white sand, huge dunes and views to take your breath away. Pack a picnic and just start walking – the beach will be all yours in a few minutes with only dolphins and orcas to keep you company. Head to Omaha beach for something a little gentler and ideal for improving those surfing techniques, stop off at Sculptureum or one of the boutique cafes along the way. For the absolute nature lover, Anchor Bay in Tawharanui Regional Park will have you feeling like you are on a tropical island. With white sand and turquoise waters, bush walks, caves to explore and the occasional dolphin pod to play with, this is the ultimate day out. Walk and explore Pack a picnic and head off and explore the many walks in the area. Whether it’s a stunning bush clad boardwalk, passing waterfalls as you meander down to the local beach, or something a little more exhilarating like a coastal cliff walk or perhaps a gentle stroll around the harbour to reach a beach unattainable by road, there is plenty to explore without leaving the village! Move and groove Home to the famous Sawmill Café, the local villagers will have you dancing until the wee hours. Whatever your taste in music, there is something for everyone and with pretty gardens for dining, it’s a favourite choice for a late supper and a jig! Eat and drink Matakana is well known for being food and wine heaven and with the famous boutique Matakana market only 10 minutes down the road it will inspire even the most reluctant cook to create a mouth-watering menu featuring the best of local produce. Don’t forget to pick up your tray of fresh Matakana Oysters on your way through, or have them waiting on ice for you with a bottle of bubbly (by prior arrangement with the owner). If bubbles aren’t your tipple then visit one of the many wineries in the area to find your favourite. And if that still doesn’t hit the spot then there is the Vintry wine bar, Matakana Pub and Smiths wine bar to quench your thirst. If you can tear yourself away from Songbird Cottage the local dining experiences are second to none with favourites being pizza at the Sawmill Café, fine dining at Rothko’s @ Sculptureum, the Stables Restaurant and Smiths Bar, Tapas at the Sawmill Brewery, pre-movie dining at Matakana Market Kitchen and our favourite, Vietnamese takeaway from Viet Q. Shop til you drop With a boutique village like Matakana, there can only be boutique shops! Shoes, books, clothes, homewares, art, ceramics and of course a perfect little chocolate shop. For the more discerning shopper, there are eclectic collectable shops dotted around the area. Travel slightly further afield to Mangawhai or Warkworth for more shopping treasures. Sporty activities Fore! There is a stunning golf course at Omaha when you fancy a break from the beach or travel further afield for the world class course at Mangawhai. For those seeking a bit more drama then head to Pakiri Horse riding and join one of their daily adventures. There is nothing more exhilarating than galloping along a white sandy beach. Hit the waves – from learning to surf, kayaking, SUPing, kitesurfing, snorkelling and diving, there is a host of water activities for the eager novice or experienced, serious type. With Goat Island Marine Reserve just 5 minutes down the road, explore one of the best snorkelling and scuba diving spots in New Zealand. Bobbing about on the water – Launch your boat from the local slipway for free and explore Little Barrier, Great Barrier or the Mokohinau Islands. Head over to the prestigious Sandspit Marina and for a small fee you can be on your way to Kawau Island to visit the stunning Mansion House and a spot of lunch at the Kawau Boating Club or for something a little finer make a dining reservation at the Beach House. Take in some art and culture Take in a movie at the boutique Matakana Cinemas (remembering to order a glass of wine from the Vintry wine bar), a pottery tour at the famous Morris and James Pottery, an original art collection at the Vivian Gallery, a stroll around the delectable Sculpturuem or a walk around the sculpture trail at Brick Bay wines. The Songbird Cottage house book will list all the local galleries and places to explore for you to peruse at your leisure.
  • Wow - what a find! Songbird Cottage is a beautiful hideaway - very private, immaculately presented and comprehensively equipped with an abundance of homely touches. It was evident a lot of thought has gone into the design and fit out of the Cottage and we really appreciated Katherine's exquisite attention to detail with her choice of finishes and furnishings. The outdoor bath tub was the "icing on the cake" and a lovely way to relax under the stars after a busy day of exploring. We also particularly loved the supporting of local businesses through Katherine's thoughtful sourcing of toiletries and provisions from the region. For us as a busy professional couple it was perfect for a quick get-away break in a beautiful region of New Zealand and if that's what you're seeking, we'd highly recommend it! Thank you Katherine for a wonderful experience and happy memories. All the best with your Airbnb venture. David & Christine, Sydney

    David2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • We are a retired couple with a friend and stayed 4 nights in this lovely cottage, a peaceful, bushy haven with only the sounds of birds and crickets, a few minutes walk from a very pretty beach. The cottage is beautifully decorated with a lot of thought in the detail and generosity in the products provided. The outside shower and bath was ‘exhilarating and liberating’ according to my friend who slept in the little outside room. Balm to the spirits we thought.

    Ann2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • We had a fabulous stay at the Songbird Cottage. There were so many welcoming little details that we appreciated! We loved the local touches from local food recommendations to the Matakana Cookbook on the coffee table. We had a very hard time leaving and left even more relaxed than we could have imagined. Over the years we have stayed in many different AirBNBs , and this was by far our favorite. We enjoyed the porch all morning, afternoon and evening long with the veranda (it was unseasonably cool and really raining for 1.5 days we were there and we were plenty comfortable outside). The outdoor bath is beyond relaxing and it is amazing to turn off the lights and gaze at the star-filled sky. We loved opening up the windows and listening to the birds sing in the morning. Bring your binoculars, the Songbird gets plenty of bird visitors to observe! We enjoyed the local beaches, snorkeling, and surfing (EcoSaltWater Advenutres) as well as many of the local cafes and restaurants. Leigh may be a small coastal town, but there is plenty to keep you busy!

    Brian2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • We absolutely loved our stay at Songbird Cottage! We felt like we had a romantic weekend away, the kids felt like they had a real treat with adventures everyday and we all relaxed completely. We loved the location, the grounds, the gardens, the outdoor tub, the heated deck, the superbly styled space, the fact that every detail had been carefully considered and provided for. We have travelled extensively as a family and this was our favourite place to have stayed by a long shot. We had a wonderful time. I couldn’t recommend it more. Susan

    Susan2020-01-09T00:00:00Z
  • This place is an artist masterpiece. A truly beautiful, unique, spotlessly clean and well equipped property, with a rural feel and yet close to amazing beaches and just a short drive from Matakana (12 minutes). Host was extremely kind and helpful. She has given considerable thought to what guests will need. Overall, we strongly recommend Katherine's place, specially for those looking for a memorable stay.

    Ian2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    3

    Mathesons Bay, Auckland, New Zealand

    Very private home. Three levels and three decks, surrounded by native bush that is filled with birds. The kereru crash land in front of you on to the branches, duck as the tui dive and chase each other. A relaxing destination to recharge. A short walk to Matheson Bay beach which is a great family beach. 15min drive to Matakana. Lots to discover in the area; Goat Island, Pakiri Beach, Tawharanui and Omaha.
  • A lovely relaxing bach with everything we needed. Well set up, great position and very clean. We all had a fabulous family break.

    Alison2018-10-07T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, easy walk to family friendly beach. Spacious entertaining area, perfect for spending time with family and friends.

    Matt2018-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • A slice of paradise at a beautiful beach. Well equipped, clean and comfortable home. Easy communication with Natalie. Highly recommended.

    Susan2017-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful home to get away from the busy city life. All amenities provided along with a scenic view. Natalie was clear with her instructions and we had no issues.

    Akshaya2017-12-24T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Leigh, Auckland, New Zealand

    Just over an hour from Auckland and ten minutes drive from Matakana, this lovely holiday home offers... • beautiful views of the Hauraki Gulf • elevated in private native bush • resident tuis (watch them feed on the deck) • a light-filled and relaxed interior • a wood-burner The spacious loft-style master bedroom with ensuite has balconies facing east for sea views and west for afternoon sun.
  • Great place in an awesome location. So much to see and do in the area. 2 nights wasn't enough!

    David2020-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • Great place surrounded by beautiful bush so lots of native birds flying around. Nice big spacious house and common areas all clean and modern. Perfect for a weekend trip!

    Georgina2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • We loved the location, sunrises from the deck and many wood pigeons and tuis that visited while we sat outside. This place is quiet, private and close to the Leigh Shops. It’s a perfect location to access Goat Island and Pakiri Beach (20-30min drive) or walk to the best place for swimming - Matheson Bay (20min walk). With three bedrooms and a private area upstairs with an en-suite this is the perfect place for couples, friends or family.

    Sanchia2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely house with a very caring host. A great spot to explore Goat Island and the area.

    Dominik2019-12-20T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time. The location is central for walking yet feels secluded in the bush. Mary and John were perfect hosts.

    Tavis2019-01-09T00:00:00Z
  • Our group had a really nice stay at Mary's place. It has everything you need to enjoy a getaway in Leigh. We stayed four nights but would be very happy to stay longer or go back for another visit. Mary was a great host and has the place setup really well for guests to get the most out of the place. Thanks Mary!

    Dean2019-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • My team that stayed loved the house and Mary was very helpful and friendly, thanks again Mary:)

    Nicola2018-08-17T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, good location. Tui's feeding on the deck all day. Hosts excellent.

    Thea2018-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    3

    Leigh, Auckland, New Zealand

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