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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 3

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

5 Star Quality Luxury 2 bedroom self contained apartment is suitable a MAXIMUM OF 3 GUESTS.

Central to all downtown Auckland points of interest, with over 150 Ponsonby restaurants, bars and world renowned fashion houses only minutes away.

Bedroom 1 - Queen double bed

Bedroom 2 - Double bed

Bathroom with access from both bedrooms

Separate lounge/living area with breakfast bar

Fully equipped mini-kitchen with microwave, electric kettle and full size refrigerator

50" TV and DVD player

Air conditioning and heating

Sunny balcony

Secure keypad street access and private front entry

Free WiFi

Separate guest's laundry with washer, dryer and tub


Guests are greeted by Brian, the host and are familiarised with the apartment's features, operation of appliances and equipment.

Brian and his wife Clare live on site in the apartment at the rear of the property and is available should guests need assistance. Having travelled very extensively himself, he is very happy to help with calling a taxi or providing directions etc.



McGrigors is located in Ponsonby and is central to all downtown Auckland points of interest.

Excellent public transport is only meters away.

Ponsonby is the happening heart of Auckland with over 150 restaurants, bars and world renowned designer fashion houses.

The Ponsonby Central complex, only 200 yards from the front door of the apartment, has a selection of restaurants, cafes and a great fresh fruit and vegetable market.

Auckland's CBD, ferries and the Viaduct waterfront are only a 10 minute bus ride or an enjoyable 25 minute walk, which takes you past the newly developed Victoria Park Markets on the way, with a wide selection of interesting shops.

Closer to home in Douglas Street – just a few doors away, you can get your morning coffee at the ultra-cool Coffee Supreme café.


Public transport is excellent.

The Inner Link bus runs along Ponsonby road every 15 minutes - You can catch it at the top of the street to Downtown Auckland, Queen Street, the Harbour Ferry Building, Viaduct Harbour, Parnell, and Newmarket for High Street shopping, Auckland Museum, Art Gallery, Auckland University and Auckland Hospital - all only a few minutes by bus.


Our philosophy of sustainability, recycling and renewable energy was our driver in the installation of a new PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR POWER SYSTEM which now provides all the power needs of the apartment and sends the excess electricity back to the grid.

Our Sustainability Commitment is an on-going journey.

Following are some of our initiatives:

• Our apartment is well insulated to maintain and hold temperature

• Air Conditioning: The apartment has a manual touch-pad allowing guests to adjust room air conditioning to their individual

requirements and to assist in reducing energy consumption

• 100% biodegradable, non-toxic cleaning products are provided for bathroom, kitchen and laundry

• Wherever possible we purchase products in bulk i.e. cleaning products, and use pump bottles for cleaning reducing the need for

plastic containers

• The shower in the bathroom has special design feature that eliminates condensation

• Organic tea and coffee are provided

• FAIR TRADE products are used wherever possible

• Low energy light bulbs are installed

• We encourage our team and guests to turn off lights and equipment when not in use

Size Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Piha 35 km
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Auckland International and Domestic 21 km, Nearest railway: Auckland Britomart Central Rail Station 3 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Staffed property
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Auckland Region

Ponsonby is right in the heart of Auckland.

You can take the high speed ferry from the Viaduct Harbour to Waiheke Island out in the Hauraki Gulf for a day trip or hire a car and drive out to spectacular Piha Beach on Wild West Coast in 35 minutes.

For an easy day trip out of Auckland, head up the motorway to Matakana and Omaha beach on the East Coast in 45 minutes and enjoy the beautiful coastline and wineries that are so close and accessible.


McGrigors In Ponsonby is only 5 minutes by car to Auckland's CBD or 10 minutes by the Inner Link bus, operating every 15 minutes to downtown Auckland, Viaduct Harbour, Parnell, Queen Street and Newmarket High Street shopping, Auckland Museum, Art Gallery, Auckland University and Auckland Hospital - all only a few minutes a short bus ride away

If you want to stay local you are only a 2 minute walk to Ponsonby Road with over 200 restaurants, bars and world renown designer fashion shops.

Enjoy being spoiled for choice of the best coffee, breakfast, lunch or dinner from cafes and restaurants offering Indian, Thai, Korean, Malaysian, Japanese, Italian, Indonesian, Turkish, Mexican and Pacific fare.

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15 Oct 2013


"Ideal location, landlord was friendly and responsive to our needs and the apartment was terrific!"

This two-bedroom apartment was perfect for two friends travelling together. Modern, beautiful bathroom, compact but well equipped kitchen, luxurious linens and absolutely spotless. The landlord could not have been nicer. From our welcome in the wee hours of the morning (our flight arrived very early) to the wonderful basket of fruit and treats to the welcomed recommendations about sights and restaurants, Brian and his wife went out of their way to make our stay a pleasant one. They made sure we had milk for our morning coffee (did we prefer skim?), an umbrella if it was raining (the rain would not last long we were assured) and how about a morning paper, we were asked. Their living quarters were adjacent but they were respectful of our privacy and were very responsive to our needs. The location was perfect! We were walking distance to Ponsonby Road where there were restaurants, shops and cafes. Very quiet and safe, the apartment was located in a real neighborhood so we were surrounded by locals. Public transportation was very user-friendly and within minutes we could be downtown or at the university or in one of many shopping districts. The buses were frequent and inexpensive, taking us everywhere we needed to go. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are certain that the McGrigors vacation rental will be in great demand!

11 Mar 2013


"Clean, modern, convenient and lovely hosts."

Brian and Clare were excellent hosts, and the self contained unit was a pleasure to stay in. I had arrived from Sydney and was doing some business locally but had problems getting my phone to work in NZ. Brian was so helpful and both loaned me his phone and invited me to use the office in his home to sort out my problem. This was above and beyond what I would have expected from a host and was typical of how considerate and generous Brian and Clare are. The apartment is extremely clean and new and on a quiet street just a 2 min walk to all that Ponsonby has to offer. It is secure and safe. I stayed alone, but the apartment would comfortable to share as one or two couples. All in all lovely place, lovely people, would definitely return again.

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