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Private, Quiet, Sunny, Waterfront Family Edwardian Villa

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Last updated: 01/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

A perfect home, with separate attached apartment, overlooking the Bay.

An exquisite home, fully furnished with everything you will ever need to enjoy your stay. Built originally by my grandmother's brother in 1910, we fully restored this lovely home in 2006. A quiet restful home, with close walking access to the ferries to downtown and walking access to the beach. We prefer older couples and do not cater for young children. We travel between Auckland and San Diego, where we have another vacation home at South Mission Beach. There is an apartment downstairs which is usually tenanted, but can be also rented if available. Contact us for further information.


Member since: 2005

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 01/16/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Volcano
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    Overlooking the lovely Ngataringa Bay to the North (the sunny side) and views of Auckland City's Sky Tower across the harbour to the south....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Overlooking the lovely Ngataringa Bay...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis


Write a review 5
from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$2,800 $8,000

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500


Please enquire about rate to rent the Villa and the downstairs apartment. Rates shown are only for the Villa. All prices are in US dollars.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 01/16/2017
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Auckland International airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Stanley Bay or Devonport
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
State Highway 1
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
120 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mountains of North Island
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Stanley Bay

Car: Recommended

In the seaside village of Devonport, a ten minute ride from Auckland's CBD. Home of Sailing Legend Peter Blake, this home is owned by a former America's Cup Women's Team sailor. Overlooking lush trees and gardens with water views over Ngataringa Bay. Close to Auckland's best beaches for swimming, beach combing, sunbathing and relaxing!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1983

About the owner: Alison and Lars met when he sailed into Auckland on the 1985 Whitbread Around the World Yacht Race. He then came back again in 1989 in the next Whitbread, but it took him many years to return to make this our home in New Zealand. I spent many years in San Diego with the America's Cup Women's Team in 1995. I travel regularly to San Diego so make our lovely home available for those requiring a holiday home for a short duration. They are eternally resting in peace together. The home is rented by Byron Rohrer Alison's son.

Why the Owner Chose Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand:
Literally walking distance from the CBD, via the Ferry from Devonport/ Stanley Bay. There aren't many people who can say their home has been in the family for 102 years, but this one has. Original furniture and fittings, but with modernised kitchen(s) and bathroom(s). There is also a separate self contained one bedroom apartment downstairs, which is currently unavailable.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Enjoy the ambience of a true Edwardian Villa in a quiet peaceful seaside neighbourhood. Large enclosed sunporch faces north giving all day sun during the winter. Two fireplaces, and a real cook's kitchen made from marble we imported from Italy, as we were living there in 2003. Bedrooms have blackout curtains, so if you have jet lag you can sleep as long as you need to … the sun will beam in on the other side of the house where the kitchen, bathroom, dining room, etc. are. Internet, Sky TV, heating, electric blankets - everything you could wish for.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 01/16/2017

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  • Sunset, high tide

    Sunset, high tide

  • Dining table, comfortably seats 8

    Dining table, comfortably seats 8

  • upstairs living room

    upstairs living room

  • The Red Roof...

    The Red Roof...

  • Stanley Bay, a short walk

    Stanley Bay, a short walk

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