Devonport Holiday Apartment
Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 4
Our accommodation is very close to Devonport village. It is situated 2 minutes walk from the nearest cafes, a large supermarket, and the shops; and 8 minutes walk from the ferry terminal. It is very close to everything, and yet it is also very quiet.
We offer just one studio. We call it 'The Garden Suite' because you have your own private access via our organic vegetable garden.
The Garden Suite is spacious, modern and homely. It has its own bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities, a Queen sized Double bed, a King sized single bed, and a single 'trundler' bed that is pulled out when needed. All our linen is laundered by us and air dried in the sunshine.
Children are welcome and we can provide a cot if required.
Your Hosts are David Noon and Gillian Mayo. We are passionate about Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Massage, Organic Growing and Vegetarianism. We have a yoga studio and 2 massage rooms. If you are interested in our Healthy Lifestyle options, we can offer Yoga Classes, Yoga Therapy, Massage, and tuition on Organic Gardening and Preparing Vegetarian Food. We also have Cambridge University Diplomas in Teaching English Language to Adults (Dip TEFL) and we can provide tuition in every day English to help you get started on your New Zealand adventure.
Getting here is easy. Having arrived at Auckland International Airport, it is easy to get a shuttle van, or to take the Airport Shuttle Bus, which departs every 20 minutes and will take you all the way to the Devonport Ferry Terminal, down town Auckland. Alternatively, you can hire a car and drive here. You just head North until you are over the Auckland Harbour Bridge, Take the Esmonde Rd exit and follow the signs for Devonport. We have off street parking.
People love to start and finish their holidays in NZ with us. Sebastian, when he returned to us after his tour of New Zealand with his wife and baby, said "It's so nice to come back to somewhere we know."
We look forward to seeing you. Gillian habla Espanol and parle Francais
Please visit our website www.devonportyoga.co.nz for more information.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, Studio|
|Nearest beach||Windsor Park beach. 7 minutes walk.|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: The Airport Shuttle Bus. Every 20 minutes to down 30 km, Nearest railway: Britomart. Down town Auckland to almost anywhere|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, Staffed property|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Bicycles available|
The North Island region
Once you are North of the Auckland Harbour Bridge you are at the gateway to the warm temperate Far North of New Zealand's North Island.
This area, Northland, is a haven for those who like to get away from it all. There are no more big cities and most of it is very rural. As you head North the distance between the West and East coasts gets narrower until you arrive at Cape Reinga, the Northernmost tip of New Zealand. Most people heading for Cape Reinga like to travel up the Eastern side, perhaps staying in Whangarei or one of the coastal villages such as Tutukaka (great diving and fishing charters available), or Matapouri Bay, one of the most divine places on the planet.
Further north, we recommend you stay several nights at Paihia in The Bay of Islands. In Paihia a great place to stay, right on the water front, is Beached As. Check it out!) A Bay of Islands alternative to Paihia, a short ferry ride away, is Russell. Russell is another historic charmer. It's like a little Devonport. From both these villages there are numerous excursions on offer. Perhaps the most famous being The Hole in the Rock Cruise. The Islands have to be seen to be believed. You can also charter boats for Big Game Fishing (made famous by Zane Grey), Light Tackle Fishing, Sightseeing, Diving, Water Skiing.
For your trip further north you can either take the Cape Reinga Bus Tour, or you can take your time and drive. The bus tour is a long day but it is an amazing experience taking in some of Northland's best features including something you may not like to do on your own: the bus is driven along the famous 90 mile beach. However, taking the independent option will give you time to feel the timeless beauty of Northland and its people. Most of the people are seeking a quieter way of life. There are many small holders and the percentage of Maori per head of population is possibly the highest in the country. travelling independently will give you time to experience the people, and some of the places that are off the beaten track.
Cape Reinga is the Northernmost tip of Aotearoa (New Zealand) You will see the light house and the meeting point of the Tasman Sea and The Pacific Ocean. On your way back down the western coast you will see a very natural part of Northland. It is very unspoilt by development. You will also drive through the Puketi Forest and if you take a short walk you can see Tane Mahuta, the King of the Forest, an enormous Kauri tree.
Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand.
Devonport is a great place to begin your Northland adventure. It is a quiet, historic village across the water from Auckland City's busy CBD.
Getting to Devonport is easy by public transport. There is a shuttle bus every 20 minutes from the airport and then a short ferry trip across the harbour. The ferry service is very regular and takes fifteen minutes. It is a lovely, relaxing way to arrive in Devonport. A lot of people commute via the ferry.
The village is a delight. It has beautiful beaches that are safe for swimming. And there are a lot of park-like reserves including two volcanic cones, which are perfect for walking and for getting fantastic views of the city and the outer islands in the Hauraki Gulf. One of the cones, North Head, used to be fortified and it has many tunnels and gun emplacements to explore.
Another nice thing about Devonport is that everything is within easy walking distance. There are lots of cafes, restaurants and bars; an historic picture house (The Victoria Picture Palace), two museums including the NZ Navy Museum, and the NZ Navy Base. For the health conscious there are numerous naturopaths, homoeopaths, physiotherapists, nutritionists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, other therapists, masseurs and yoga classes. It's like a mini Byron Bay!
If you have small children with you, they'll love the Windsor Park play area. It's just 5 minutes walk from your accommodation. Also, just across the street from us is the Devonport Community House with lots of activities for children, and adults.
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8 Jun 2014
"Convenient, comfortable and clean"
This studio apartment was very convenient, well presented, clean and well equipped. Easy, short walking distance to shopping area in Devonport and to ferry terminal. Bed comfortable and desk for wor… More
18 Feb 2014
"Restful, convenient, pleasant. Lovely managers"
Only a 10 minute ferry ride from Auckland and short walk. Studio clean, well equipped. Lovely warm, helpful owners. I would have liked to have stayed longer and felt very secure on my own. I hope to r… More
Thank you for reviewing us. Much appreciated. Hope to see you again.
15 Oct 2013
"Everything you need!"
We had a great stay at Devonport B&B, the apartment came with everything you needed and more! It was located right near all the shops and beach but set back so it was nice and quiet. A 2 minute walk t… More
Dear Emma and Niall
Thank you for reviewing our property.
It was a pleasure to meet you and to have you stay in our studio flat.
We look forward to having you stay again one day.
David and Gillian
5 May 2013
Great location, close to town but very quiet. Good value for large range of amenities provided, including free wifi, plunger coffee with all supplies in large containers and were Eco products.Very la… More
Thank you very much for staying with us and for taking the time to write a review. Gillian and I hope to be your hosts again one day.
8 Apr 2013
"Great Place to stay"
We had a great time there. After booking for the beginning of our jouney we came back for the last days auf our trip, because it is a great place to enjoy AKL. The ferry is close. Beach and waterfront-walk. Nice Cafés just 2 blocks away and very quite.
Modern and tidy bathroom with towels and eco Shampoo/Soap.
We were travelling with a baby and the hosts even provided a baby cot and a baby bathtub.
I'd love to stay a couple more days longer...
Thanks David & Gillian!
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review for our property.
It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again one day.
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