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Private and Sunny! Own pathway to Beach

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Beachlands is a seaside hamlet reached via a drive through a picturesque rural area or alternatively by hi speed ferry from Downtown. Recently renovated tranquil waterfront property with private pathway access to Sunkist Bay and sea views over Auckland harbour. A special mix of semi-tropical Nikau palms and native trees with beautiful birdlife.The house is an enchanting, clean, and comfortable four-bedroom character bungalow. Great indoor/outdoor living with easy flow from all rooms to private garden. There are two bathrooms including two showers and a bath. The open plan kitchen has sea views and good access to outdoor living areas. Relax in the Hot springs hot spa under the Southern stars.

Bedroom 1: Queen bed,with french doors to garden

Bedroom 2: Queen bed,with french doors to deck and garden

Bedroom 3: King Single, trundle and french doors to patio and garden

Bedroom 4: 2 single beds

Free WIFI and local calls

Porta cot available on request.

Main living area is open plan, flows to deck with a sunny window seat that boasts sea and garden views. Seperate TV/ lounge room also flows to deck and outdoor living.

Very close to Formosa golf course. A private retreat yet only 35-40 minutes from downtown Auckland and 25-30 minutes to the airport. Ferry service to downtown Auckland and Waiheke Island.

Keywords: House

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 3, 2018

About Sandra

We are a family who wanted a retreat that was close to Auckland but provided a space and environment to restore and have precious time together. When we travel we like to stay at others home and so decided to share ours too.

Sandra purchased this house in 2002

Why Sandra chose Beachlands

The location directly on the waters edge is special, particularly with the native trees in the garden and associated bird life.

What makes this house unique

Home away from home.


Beachlands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 murphy bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Initial grocery shop service available, cleaning service available if requested in advance


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

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Private and Sunny! Own pathway to Beach
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Very homey and picturesque

  • 4 of 5

Our whole team of kayakers participating in the 2017 World Master Games stayed at this fantastic beach front property and we all enjoyed every minute of our stay.

Having the beach just below the property gave us easy access to daily paddles on the ocean, and we really enjoyed both the sunrises and sunsets from the window benches in the big room.

Now that the new Countdown is open in Beachlands, there will be even less reasons to leave this dream spot.

Easy access to downtown via the ferry saved us a lot of driving time through the stagnant traffic of Auckland in order to visit the hot spots of the old town.

We came away with great memories of New Zealand.

Thank you Sandra for making this beautiful property available !

I will definitely recommend this home to all my friends going to NZ.

Jean L. , member of The Crunch (Canada)

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Melbourne Australia

Private Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a tremendous 10 days at this charming home. Four adults and 2 grandchildren were easily catered for in this spacious home. The window bench seating was a feature and a cosy place to relax on a chilly day. The outside entertainment areas were great with easy access to the beach. The owners have been very thoughtful in providing for every need including a toy box for the kids. Plenty of private facilities to cater for multiple couples. We highly recommend and would stay again when visiting Auckland.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and we enjoy sharing our special retreat with others, like yourselves who appreciate it.
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Springfield, OR

New Zealand Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at this beachfront home for 8 days and absolutely loved the homes location and accommodations. We absolutely loved the landscaping and ocean views from the living room and kitchen areas with the bench seats overlooking the deck being our favorite hangout area!!! The home was extremely peaceful and was within reasonable driving distance to Auckland while we were enrolling our daughter into the university. The home was as good or better than described on VRBO and owners Sandra and Kevin were fantastic to work with. We would highly recommend this home to anyway looking for a great vacation home value in New Zealand and we hope to stay again soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you enjoyed the retreat and look forward to welcoming you back.
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A Real Gem

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week here on our visit from England. The accommodation is very spacious and there was plenty of space for four adults and two small children. The aspect from the garden is glorious with views of the sea but shade from the trees if needed. The house has real character and is very comfortable. We had a family party on our last night with four more adults joining us which worked really well.

We would really recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely that 3 generations were able to enjoy the house and surrounds. You were great guests and welcome back anytime.
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Denmark, Europe

A real retreat - easy city access

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this place for a week two Adults and two kids (9, 10). From the first step into this place we felt welcome and relaxed. The location right by the beach and the decor is for us the perfect retreat. It quickly became a place where we both wanted to spend every minute of our stay and also from where we easily explored both nature and Auckland city. At the house we enjoyed the seaview from the spa and the "magic" couch-corner. The ferry is only 10 min. walk away and the ferry trip was a beautiful scenic route and a perfect start on our Auckland City sightseeing day. All in all an unforgetable experience to stay at this retreat!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Peter and Conni for the kind words and we hope you get to return to New Zealand soon.
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Scunthorpe, UK

Perfect home from home

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our stay in NZ, felt at home straight away & the children settled in immediately enjoying the garden, beach & hot tub. There is everything you could possibly need for comfort and convenience. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great that you and your family enjoyed the house and the pleasure of having the beach at the bottom of the garden. You are welcome back anytime.
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Nearest Airport
31 Kilometres
Auckland International
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Pine harbour Ferry to Downtown Auckland
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Formosa Golf
Nearest Beach
Sunkist bay
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and Linen $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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