Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 14
This property is just a short walk to the cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques of Grey Lynn and Ponsonby. It is a 10-minute drive or bus ride into the CBD.
Built in the 1890s by the Warnock family this stunning home has been brought up to the 21st century while still retaining its old charm.
There is a large modern kitchen, a large-sized dining area with gas fireplace & a spacious living area with open fire. There is a separate toilet and a laundry/bathroom on the ground floor which also has under-floor heating. This downstairs space flows out to an open entertaining area with an outdoor kitchen including bar fridge, pizza oven, BBQ and dishwasher. A main feature of the outdoor living area is the large, heated swimming pool.
The property is surrounded by a lush, sub-tropical garden, making it an oasis of calm in the heart of the city.
There are 4 double bedrooms upstairs as well as the main bathroom. A fifth room upstairs could also be set up as a single bedroom if required.
A separate studio above the free-standing double garage houses a pool table and has its own bathroom.
(The owner's have successfully hosted seated, garden party functions for around 40 people using a marquee - see photos. Contact the owner about holding a special event here.)
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Takapuna 10 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Auckland 23 km, Nearest railway: Downtown Auckland CBD 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The North Island region
The North Island is surrounded by beautiful beaches on both coast lines. Scenery varies from white, sandy beaches in the North, to black sand beaches on the West Coast, through the Central Plateau with its ski fields and mountain-fed, fresh water lakes.
Climate is temperate. Summer stretches from December through to March. Winter ski season is July to October.
Auckland is New Zealand's most populous city and enjoys a multi-cultural society. Pasifika is the major festival and celebration of Pacific culture, held annually in early March. Auckland is also known as the "City of Sails" and visitors can enjoy sailing or fishing in the sparkling waters of the Waitemata Harbour. A short ferry ride to nearby Waiheke Island is a must for wine tasting. Auckland is built on a system of extinct volcanoes. There are many volcanic cones to climb to gain some outstanding views of the city, the Hauraki Gulf and its islands. There are well maintained parks and beaches all around the city.
Apart from getting into the great outdoors, Aucklanders love to eat, drink and shop and there is no shortage of bars, cafes, restaurants and boutiques in the areas of Grey Lynn, Ponsonby, the CBD, Newmarket, Parnell.
There is the fantastic Zoo (2km from the property) which focuses on conservation of species, including the native kiwi and tuatara - a living dinosaur. The big exotic animals roam in large natural enclosures.
The Auckland Art Gallery in the CBD has just re-opened (2011) following a major restoration and building project.
The Auckland War Memorial Museum (5km from the property) has great interactive displays for children as well as a world class collection, which includes Maori artefacts, buildings and canoes.
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8 Apr 2014
"Great location, amazing home for large groups"
My husband and I, along with 10 of our closest friends, visited New Zealand lately and needed at least a 6 bedroom home to stay. When we found the rental on Trip Advisor, the home looked perfect, and … More
18 Jan 2014
"a beautiful spot - hard to leave"
This house was very beautiful and looked better than described. The owners were very helpful in supplying a cot and highchair. The pool was a lovely temperature too.
11 Mar 2013
"This place is amazing!!!!!"
All I can say is WOW!!! This home is everything it advertises. The owners live next door and bent over backward to make sure we were comfortable. The house is over a hundred years old but has been … More
20 Jan 2013
"Fantastic, well-appointed house - great for a family get-together"
What a lovely property! Great location, fantastic pool, user-friendly outdoor area. Uncluttered, clean and stylish - the photos say it all! We are all still raving about what a great stay we had, and would certainly recommend it for an extended family get-together. Thank you so much for your flexibility, thorough instructions and extra touches like toys and books.
19 Nov 2012
A magnificent house with a lovely garden and pool area. Everything was in perfect condition and we had a great time with close to everything in Auckland and plenty of room to stretch out once at the house. Thanks again for letting us stay in your beautiful place!
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