Top of the range Hot Springs Vista spa pool, 47 jets, light show, totally pimped out!Outdoor dining and sky lounger
Beautiful, peaceful, forest home with luxury spa

Departamento o casa entera

7 huéspedes

4 dormitorios

5 camas
Indica el número de adultos.
Indica el número de niños.
De 2 a 12
Indica el número de bebés.
Menos de 2
Máximo permitido de huéspedes: 7. Los bebés no suman en el recuento.
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Our house is at the end of a quiet road, set in the forest of the beautiful Waitakere Ranges. We have a large outdoor deck and gardens, a gorgeous spa pool, new orchard, lounging chairs and dining tables, and lots of indoor and outdoor games.

El lugar

Our house (available for your complete private use) includes four bedrooms, a lounge, a study / gym, a large dining room, chef's kitchen, three bathrooms, a large deck area, private spa pool, and two large lawns. See more details below, and please don't hesitate to ask us any questions.

Master bedroom:
The large master bedroom is on its own level upstairs, with a super-comfortable queensize recovered swamp kauri sleigh bed, ensuite bathroom (with forest views), large built-in wardrobe, and a balcony with views over the ranges, and for breathing in the fresh morning air. We keep our massage table up here too.

Second bedroom:
There is a queen sized bed, sofa, large built-in wardrobe, and views of the garden. Heat pump included. On one side of this bedroom is the large second bathroom. To the other side is our study / gym, and exit to the decks, spa-pool and garden.

Third bedroom/Playroom:
This room has a comfortable king single bed, and is also the children's playroom, so has most of the toys in the house. These include a piano, and lots of lego, cars, trains, track, drawing material, etc. It also has a pretty view of the garden, and gets the morning sun. Please note that this room is off the dining room, and does not have a door to close it off.

Fourth bedroom:
A quiet room with a single bed and a cot, which, with sides up, is suitable for a baby/toddler. The sides can be removed to make it suitable for a child up to 5 years.

Study / Gym:
Contains an exercise bike, swiss ball, weights, and one solid ex-New Zealand Railways desk! This room can also be used as a private work space.

Second bathroom:
This is next to the second bedroom, and includes a power shower, large triangular bath (with complimentary bubbles), toilet, and long vanity.

Third bathroom:
The guest bathroom, with toilet and vanity in separate rooms.

The kitchen is the perfect place for preparing lovely meals. Includes a Bosch induction hob, Bosch double-oven, Bosch dishwasher, side-by-side fridge freezer, microwave, Kenwood Chef mixer, Breville 'The Boss' blender, espresso machine, and a fully stocked pantry. Feel free to use anything you find in the pantry, please just replace anything you completely use up with a similar item. Ditto the fridge and freezer. Glass roofed for sky views and lots of light.

Dining Room:
Eight-seater oak dining table, upholstered dining chairs, Living Flame gas fire, heat pump, relaxing sofa, and a Washburn acoustic guitar (free for you to use). Double French doors open to the deck, and outdoor dining table and chairs.

Three-seater and two-seater dark brown leather sofas, coffee table, ottoman, Sony big screen TV, Onkyo music system with Mirage speakers, lots of CDs, heat pump, and a bookcase with masses of boardgames, books, and local guidebooks. Terrestrial TV, and a Living Flame gas fire for cosy winter evenings.

The massive deck, stretching round three sides of the house, includes a beautifully comfortable wicker eight-seater lounge suite (with cushions), with two coffee tables, and an ice box, to keep your drinks cool.

Towards the kitchen is a matching eight-seater glass-top dining table, with wicker dining chairs (with cushions), and sliding window access to the kitchen.

The rest of the deck includes a high breakfast table and high chairs, and lots of planter boxes and pots with fruit, vegetables and herbs (all of which you are welcome to use) and flowers.

Just outside the gym and second bedroom is the top-of-the-range seven-seater, Hot Springs Vista spa pool, with 47 jets, water feature, and colour-changing lights. Totally Dubai. We love it, and use it every night. You probably will too!

The upper lawn is close to the kitchen, and is the perfect place to let the kids play, while still in sight. We have swingball, boules, tennis rackets, tennis balls, footballs, football goals, lawn darts, and lots more. Includes a divinely comfortable, suspended-chair sky lounger.

Steps lead down from the upper lawn to the lower main lawn, ideal for the kids to run around in and wear themselves out, and surrounded by forest for them to explore (yet still safe, as although the garden is screened by trees, there are super-friendly neighbours in all directions)

Simon is a keen gardener, so there are plenty of plants to find, some natives, some exotics, and lots of palm trees. Feel free to deadhead the flowers! There is a small fishpond (with three shy goldfish), and further to the back of the house, a 50-tree, newly-planted orchard. Help yourself to any fruit you find!

Garage and hall cupboard:
These are full of useful things, free for you to use, including: two body-boards (the surf on the west coast beaches is amazing): An aluminium and front-shocked Alumax mountain bike with slick tyres (Scenic Drive is the place in Auckland to road cycle, but off-road tyres are also available): A kids trainer bike: A set of Dunlop Max 357 golf irons and putter, with a Spalding Powershaft three wood, bag, trolley, balls, etc., (most courses are open to non-members, and not at all expensive). I have also sunk a hole in the top lawn for putting practice (if the grass is short enough), or you can use the bottom lawn for fairway practice, but please replace the divots, and clean the clubs after you use them! We also have full camping gear, and lots more.

Our playroom is full of toys and games for kids of all ages. The garden is plenty big enough to run around in, with forest to explore at the edges, yet still close at hand and safe, and we have lots of outdoor games for the kids to try. The Arataki Visitor Centre (1 minute drive) has a kids indoor play area for rainy days, and shorter bush walks for little ones that get tired and bored easily, plus coffee and yummy ice creams at the finish! The nearest playground is 5 minutes drive away, and the nearest beach is 10. There is a good indoor swimming complex 20 minutes away, and lots of little attractions the kids might like. I don't think you'll be lost for things to do for the little ones :)

House area; 310 square metres. Land area; 0.42 hectares (one acre). All free for your use!

Disponible para huéspedes

You will have full, private access to our complete house and gardens.

Atención a los huéspedes

We, or a local friend if we are away, will be there to greet you on arrival and show you around the house, and explain all its features.
We will also be available by email (or phone in an emergency) at any time during your stay.

El lugar
Baños: 2.5
Dormitorios: 4
Camas: 5
Tipo de habitación: Departamento o casa entera


Personas adicionales: 38 / noche más de 2 huéspedes
Tarifa de limpieza 56
Depósito de seguridad: 226
Descuento por semana: 5%
Comunícate siempre a través de Airbnb
Para que tus pagos estén protegidos, nunca transfieras dinero ni te comuniques desde afuera de la página o la aplicación de Airbnb.
Más información

Lugares para dormir
Dormitorio 1
1 cama de matrimonio XXL
Dormitorio 2
1 cama de matrimonio grande
Dormitorio 3
1 cama individual, 1 cuna
Dormitorio 4
1 cama individual

Reglas de la casa
Prohibido fumar
No se admiten mascotas
No se admiten fiestas o eventos

Please no smoking inside the house. You are welcome to smoke anywhere outside on the property, including the deck.



Cancela hasta 24 horas antes de tu viaje y recibe un reembolso completo. Cancela en las 24 horas previas a tu viaje y no se te reembolsará la primera noche.

Funciones de seguridad
Detector de humo
Extintor de incendios

Estancia mínima de 2 noches

13 evaluaciones

Perfil de usuario de Grace
Abril de 2017
It is a beautiful quiet cozy comfort house with artistic atmosphere. We enjoyed it very much. Would love to come back again.
Perfil de usuario de Charlotte And SimonCharlotte And Simon es SuperAnfitrión.
Respuesta de Charlotte And Simon:
Thanks Grace, would love to have you back too :)
Abril de 2017

Perfil de usuario de Pansie
Febrero de 2017
First time was fantastic, second time just perfect . Will be back to stay with you guys again soon..
Perfil de usuario de Charlotte And SimonCharlotte And Simon es SuperAnfitrión.
Respuesta de Charlotte And Simon:
Thanks Pansie. Always a pleasure :)
Febrero de 2017

Perfil de usuario de Dongxiao
Febrero de 2017
房子很大,很漂亮! 像个城堡,最喜欢花园里的一大片绿地, 非常安静舒适的地方! 房东也很热情,沟通的很积极! very nice! love it !
Perfil de usuario de Charlotte And SimonCharlotte And Simon es SuperAnfitrión.
Respuesta de Charlotte And Simon:
Thank you for writing your review in your first language. Its much appreciated :)
Febrero de 2017

Perfil de usuario de Wei
Enero de 2017
Great house to stay for family vacation. We have a bit issue with wifi thus we have to use cellphone data as hot spot for internet. But believe this is a one off case and owner would rectify this problem for future tenants. Also keep in mind the road to the house is like mountain road with a lot of sharp turns. If you have never ever drove on left side, do make sure to execute extra caution. Overall its a great stay and recommend others to stay here when you visit Auckland.
Perfil de usuario de Charlotte And SimonCharlotte And Simon es SuperAnfitrión.
Respuesta de Charlotte And Simon:
Sorry the wifi didn't work so well for you Wei, buts it's working fine again now. :)
Enero de 2017

Perfil de usuario de Pansie
Enero de 2017
It was a such treat to stayed at retreat. The grand house with beautiful maintained grounds, superb indoor and outdoor flow with fully equipped in house entertaining system" games, book, music " and outdoor relaxation geared to the max. I'll definitely back for another weekend of home away from home experience .
Perfil de usuario de Charlotte And SimonCharlotte And Simon es SuperAnfitrión.
Respuesta de Charlotte And Simon:
Thanks Pansie. Look forward to seeing you again next time :)
Enero de 2017

Perfil de usuario de Malaena
Enero de 2017
Ok, so this awesome place definitely exceeded our expectations. We knew it was going to be nice but we didn't realize how much until we checked in. It's huuuuge! Has everything you could possibly need and it feels like you are in heaven whilst staying here. My favorite place was the wonderful deck. Nature at its finest. Charlotte and Simon are lovely people and very welcoming and kind. Don't hesitate! Book this place! You will not regret it! Everything is well organized and clean and tidy so it is ideal to keep everything as they present it. We had a blast. Thank you guys! :) :) :)
Perfil de usuario de Charlotte And SimonCharlotte And Simon es SuperAnfitrión.
Respuesta de Charlotte And Simon:
Thanks for your lovely review. Glad you enjoyed our place as much as we do :)
Enero de 2017

Perfil de usuario de Jeff & Lisa
Enero de 2017
Here is what we loved about Charlotte & Simon's place: We loved the hot tub and listening to the birds with a glass of wine on the deck, hiking the nature trails (walking the stairs up the dam!) and exploring the west beaches. Their place was only a 30 minute drive from the CBD in Auckland, but felt like it was on its own island. Great kitchen for cooking in, comfy beds, lots of room for the kids to roam, plenty of games to play. Would love to return.
Perfil de usuario de Charlotte And SimonCharlotte And Simon es SuperAnfitrión.
Respuesta de Charlotte And Simon:
Thanks guys for taking the time to write such an awesome review. Really glad you enjoyed the place. Yup, the birdsong being the loudest sound is a real winner :)
Enero de 2017

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Auckland, Nueva ZelandaSe registró en Abril 2014
Perfil de usuario de Charlotte And SimonCharlotte And Simon es SuperAnfitrión.

We (Charlotte and Simon) love travelling, and have stayed in a number of Airbnb places around the world, which gave us the idea to rent out our own places. Charlotte grew up in Auckland, and Simon moved here from the UK in the 90s. Auckland is our home, and we think it is a beautiful city, with lots to see and do.

We have two listings: a one bedroom apartment in the CBD with beautiful views of the harbour and the city, and our large family home in West Auckland, on the edge of the Waitakere Ranges forest. We love sharing both of our places with our guests.

During your stay we are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about activities and getting around, either in the city or wider Auckland, or in the forest or beach in the wild and beautiful west.

We stay in both places when they are not used by Airbnb guests, so we ensure the places are clean and everything is working well. This means, however, that they are not empty of personal items like a hotel, but we make every effort to ensure there is ample room for your belongings.

If you have any issues, concerns or complaints at all during your stay please contact us straight away so that we can address them for you quickly.

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