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Seaside Garden Vista BnB perfect for couples and families.

Bedrooms 2
Space 240 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 5

Our home enjoys a coastal ambiance being within 5 and 10 mins strolling distance of two nearby beaches and a 15mins walk to Howick village.Suitable for families with children. Those immigrating or emigrating

A bus stop across the road enables quick access to Auckland city, surrounding malls and Halfmoon Bay where you can catch a ferry into the City waterfront for a days shopping and lunch or take a day trip to stunning Waiheke Island and its surrounding attractions.

Family friendly and spacious accommodation accessed via separate entry.

Private and peaceful surroundings enhanced with an outdoor fireplace and spa.

Their is parking available on site for one car.

More Details

Jamie and Kathy Allam
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Jamie and Kathy Allam

Hi there! My wife and I have lived in Cockle Bay for 25 years, raising our four children and several doggies along the way in this beautiful part of Auckland.

Owning a boat we have enjoyed exploring the beauty of the local Hauraki Gulf and its scenic attractions.

The local village has a quaint old English ambience and is nice and close for some shopping or relaxing at one of the local pubs or eateries with friends.

We enjoy travelling abroad and meeting new people who have often become lifelong friends.

Jamie and Kathy Allam purchased this house in 1992

Why Jamie and Kathy Allam chose Cockle Bay

Our property benefits from a beautiful coastal location in a pretty garden setting.

It is family friendly, has its own private parking, spacious living areas and includes shared use of the laundry.

Newly renovated and carpeted throughout with exception of the kitchenette, laundry and bathroom. The beds are very comfortable and dressed in high quality linen.

Sky Tv, outdoor fire, spa pool and generous private out door living. Close to beautiful beaches, the Airport, and public transport.

What makes this house unique

Easy, indoor/outdoor flow to the garden where you can relax and entertain friends privately by day or around the fire in the evenings and share a spa under the stars.


Cockle Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
Floor Area:
  • 240 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Has a double sink vanity
  • Full size Bathroom with Shower and double sinks
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , A baby's portacot is available
  • Bedroom 1 Master with very comfortable Queen Bed. Bedroom 2 King Single plus normal single bed. We also have a very comfortable Italian foldaway bed available. The couches in the lounge are very big and could also be used for sleeping if so desired
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
If a pick up is required from the International airport I can assist for $25 charge. It takes about 30 minutes to drive from the Airport to our place


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Seaside Garden Vista BnB perfect for couples and families.
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews
Hertfordshire, UK

Cosy accommodation, close to amenities

  • 5 of 5

We booked the Garden Vista B&B for seven nights as we were in Auckland for the final Lions rugby test and we found it to be most comfortable and superb value for money.

As you can imagine, we had most days pre-planned but we managed to make use of the hot tub once before we left!

A very cosy and clean accommodation, we recommend it to anyone who needs a base close to Auckland and local facilities.

Many thanks to Jamie, Kathy (and Xena the dog) for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great having you guys stay here you were a pleasure to have. Glad you are home safe and well.Looking forward to our trip Jamie and Kathy
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Excellent stay in Auckland

  • 4 of 5

If you are looking for some where to stay in Auckland but out of the city then this is a little gem.

It is close to the ferry which takes you to straight into the city or to visit one of the offshore islands so you can park up your car and enjoy a stress free stay.

Jamie and Kathy were amazing hosts and made us feel very welcome.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Groby, Leicester

Very comfortable and in a great location

  • 4 of 5

This is a well equipped, spacious and comfortable property and whilst there were only two of us, 4 could be accommodated easily. It is a few minutes drive from Halfmoon Bay for ferries to Auckland and Waiheke Island and busses to Auckland also run close by the property. It is a 15 minute walk from Howick village which has plenty of bars, restaurants and shops. Kathy and Jamie are welcoming and helpful without being intrusive. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Roy for coming have a great 2018
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Little oasis away from the bustle of the city

  • 4 of 5

The property is excellent. It is really spacious and plenty of room for the whole family, with two good sized bedrooms. There is a good size kitchen with all the things you need if wishing to eat in. Beautiful backyard for the kids to run around in. The hosts Jamie and Kathy very obliging of any needs you have. If we are back in Auckland we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location, Great Hosts

  • 4 of 5

Thank you for your hospitality Jamie and Kathy. The location was perfect for a walk into Howick or off to the city, family and friends. Will certainly recommend your home stay. Leonie, Wayne and Toni.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming trust you guys have a great Christmas enjoyed having you here Regards Jamie
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Winnipeg, Manitoba

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for us....lots of space, comfy beds, clean and the owners are awesome.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Andrea really enjoyed having you guys stay.
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The Prospect of Howick
Howick Historical Village
Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Halfmoon Bay
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
5.22 Miles
Panmure Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
State Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
275 Miles
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Howick Beach
Car: recommended

We are within 50 meters of a bus stop travelling into Auckland city via the local Howick village. Buses run every 25 minutes to the city or, Halfmoon Bay ferry terminal.From here you can catch a ferry into the city or explore other coastal attractions for a day or mores excursion ie, Waiheke Island, Devonport or take a hike to the top of Rangitoto Island, our local volcano.

The Hauraki Gulf is a stunningly beautiful part of New Zealand.

Every Saturday morning you can visit the local village markets, strolling via the beach and enjoy a coffee and some fresh local cuisine along the way.




Additional information about rental rates

50% money refunded if we have 7 days notice before arrival of cancellation. 14 days notice all funds are refunded

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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