Welcome to our Auckland retreat for a short term or long term stay. Herald Island is and located approximately 20 minutes from Auckland CBD and is central to the growing areas of Hobsonville and Whenuapai. This quaint 1980s cottage is an epitome of modernised retro fusion. This cosy home can accommodate four people comfortably with three bedrooms and two bathrooms over two levels. Should you wish to have another one or two people, please let us know and we will try out best to accommodate.
If the configuration of the bedrooms do not work for your group e.g. should you require additional bed in the second or third bedroom, we can look to provide you with another mattress to meet your needs. I understand that sometimes your children would wish to share the room rather than sleep in separated rooms.
Used originally as a family home the house has been furnished for family comfort. The living area is warm with a wood burner while the open dining and kitchen has a heat pump for the colder months. Two bedrooms with single beds are located on the main level while the mezzanine floor consists of the master suite with a spacious library/games area.
There is a Yamaha piano and guitar in the living room for your enjoyment. Your children will not need to miss out on their music practice while on holiday!! Please use with care.
Enjoy beautiful water views, bring your kayak and fishing gear for an amazing time on this lesser known Auckland paradise. Take a stroll or bike around the island anytime of the day. For boaties, there is a boat ramp and wharf on the island.
There is car parking for at least 3 cars. Guests are welcome to use the SUP and fishing gear in the boat shed.
Herald Island is an amazing neighborhood with a quiet and close-knit community. The entire island takes only about 45 minutes to walk. Great fishing off the wharf or if you have a boat, there are fishing spots off the shores. Flat waters are good for water and jet skiing. Occasionally we get kite surfers on the water. Cafes, supermarkets and shopping malls are within a short five minutes drive from the island. The Westgate Shopping Centre and new NorthWest Mall have a large variety of shops and restaurants.
Public buses run hourly to Hobsonville and Westgate. From there, take the city buses or ferry. If you have a car, take a 20 minutes drive to the city centre, 10 minutes to the North shore centres or 5 minutes to the Westgate shopping attractions. The famous Kumeu vineyards are also close by.
My home is your home away from home. I live on the island and can be at your service easily. I will endeavour to answer your questions within 2 hours by email or you can call me anytime for instant clarifications.