Hi Kathy, Thanks for everything!! It was PERFECT and you are wonderful too. Call me if you need anything!!!
Thank you so much for all you did prior to our arrrival at Labour weekend - The chocolates, mineral water, light left on and music playing made the cottage so inviting. We loved staying here and it certainly is a great location - look forward to coming here again.
We stayed at this home for 14 nights over Christmas / NYE 2016. The listing description was not accurate. The home was much better than described! The home was nothing short of amazing and super clean! The owners decorated it so well that it felt warm and homely. It was a home away from home. My wife loved everything about the home. My family spent a lot of time in the kitchen for home cooked meals. My children loved the pool, jacuzzi and trampoline. At the end of our trip, my wife and children didn't want to leave this home. Devonport is an amazing and cute village. The home was a 10 min walk from the village center and a 2 min walk to a pier w/ jump platform / beach. Devonport had everything we needed and more. Takapuna was a short drive away from the home that provided more food, shopping and entertainment. Kathy was great through our whole experience from pre-booking to booking to our actual visit. She has great customer service skills and quickly responded to all of my questions/needs.
What Julian thought you could improve about the experience:
A very nice, spacious and pleasant house, near Devonport cafes, restaurants and ferry, 7 mn walk. near Takapuna and Auckland city by car. Everything was perfect I really would recommend this place.
A lovely home on the water north of Auckland. Nicely decorated and in a peaceful neighborhood. Perfect for a quiet retreat. Would be happy to stay again.
The place was grate. Kathy was really easy to work with. The neighbors were really nice. Nice a close to every thing you need.
First of all, it is A view for sure. and clean and tidy house, high quality bed very comfortable. So my evaluation is A+
Had a lovely stay, very well-presented and just like the photos. Beds are super comfy. Even with the attached neighbouring flat, it was very private and comfortable. Really appreciated the welcome sign, flowers and chocolate. Thanks for a great stay!
Very nice studio, was clean and had everything we needed. Were made to feel very welcome by the owners. We would definitely recommend to others.
Bayswater Cottage is the perfect place to stay if you're visiting Auckland. Being in Devonport it's centrally located with easy access to the North Shore suburbs and a short ferry trip into the city. The cottage itself is beautiful, beautifully furnished, spotlessly clean and fully furnished. We could not have hoped for better. Kathy was fantastic throughout the booking process, answering the many questions I had about the cottage and also about Auckland, having not visited there before. Lucy, the manager of the property, stays next door, and was also unbelievable in helping us out with various things during our stay.
The contact with Kathy leading up to my stay and the help she provided was fantastic, and when I arrived at the house everything was exactly as she had said! It is a beautiful house in a glorious setting, and I felt very comfortable. Facilities great, public transport (with a little bit of a walk) good. A great spot. Thanks!
What Heather loved about your listing:
Beautiful house, great setting, public transport (with a little bit of a walk) good.
What Heather thought you could improve about the experience:
The service provided by Kathy was excellent. No improvement required!
The owner of this Victoria Studio (Diane) left a welcome message on the door and there was a note inside to familiarise me with the Studio. Diane popped in to see me and check whether I needed anything. The Studio is as described and was a perfect base for me. It is within easy walking distance to Devonport Village. I highly recommend Victoria Studio to anyone wishing to stay on the North Shore.
We loved our stay at Whispering Tides. Kathy and her team took care of us from the moment we made contact. The accommodation is a lovely place in a peaceful part of the bay with lots of outdoor space to relax and enjoy the views. Bayswater ferry port is a short 10 minute walk away, providing easy access to Auckland City. There are also plenty of local shops nearby. On arrival (after a very long flight) we were delighted to find fresh bread, milk and other essentials (including wine and cold beer) waiting for us. Every last detail had been considered by our hosts; even to the extent that a magic fairy put our rubbish out on collection day. Extremely thoughtful hosts, it was very much appreciated - thanks!
Place was gorgeous, as advertised. Very comfy bed and amazing shower. Gorgeous surroundings and cute little town, that is a short walk away. Easy to ferry to Auckland. Kathy was great with communication and coped with our arrival being delayed until midnight. Highly recommended!! Great value for money. We would love to stay again!! Thanks Kathy!!! :)
Lovely studio, immaculately tidy and well presented, would recommend.
this is a very lovely room ,and everything is perfect , kathy even preparir jucie ,fruit and milk for us ,so comfortable and nice .
We had a great time in Devonport thanks to Kathy! Its a very cosy village, perfect to explore Auckland and the surroundings. The place is very cosy and contains everything you need for a great stay!
Thank you so much Kathy, we had the most wonderful week at the Beresford Cottage! The location was fantastic, the house warm and spacious, with everything we needed for a family holiday. The Ferry to the city was easy walking distance away, and Devonport just a few minutes drive for waterfront strolls. Kathy was even gracious enough to let us have a birthday party for our two year old - complete with trampoline... We have found our Auckland home away from home, thank you so! xx
Our stay was delightful in this hidden abode in Bayswater. It was just what we needed while we staying in Auckland for a conference. There was plenty of room and it was a very cosy environment. Everything we needed was there and Kathy made sure our stay was hassle free.
The house itself is flawless, it just makes you feel like home even it was our first time to visit NZ. Comfortable beds, well-equipped kitchen and laundry, warmly decorated interior... everything you need is here, and the actual house is just much better than those shown in the photos here. It would be your kids' paradise as there is a huge kids corner with tons of toys, definitely can keep you little ones busy. the neighbourhood is lovely, just a 10 mins relaxing walk along the shore and you will reach the town with supermarket, shops and all sorts of delicious cuisine. Last but not least, Kathy is such an amazing host that patiently awaited and warmly welcomed us even we were late because of the delayed flight. And she is very proactive to communicate with us couple of weeks before we arrive and make sure we know everything we need. Thanks Kathy, and we will definitely come back!
I really enjoyed staying in Kerr St. The apartment was very well supplied, the facilities are excellent and it has a lovely character. Kathy was extremely hospitable and respectful of the guest's privacy, and although I didn't need her assistance with anything, I'm sure it wouldn't have been a problem.
What more can we add to the already amazing reviews for Whispering Tides.......? From the moment I sent Kathy my initial email right the way through to our arrival everything was seamless and easy. And then we saw the apartment and "Those" views. WOW! The apartment is a gentle 10 minute stroll from Bayswater ferry terminal which is in turn a very pleasurable short trip to the main Auckland ferry terminal. What a great way to get around! Auckland is unquestionably beautiful and demands time and lots of it in order to do it justice. We will have to return! We have only one 'gripe' and that has nothing to do with the accommodation. Well not directly. The gripe we have is that we didn't have long enough there! We will have to return, to not only Auckland but hopefully to Whispering Tides assuming it is vacant. Given the views and niceness of the whole accommodation we will have to book early!
The Cowper Cottage is very clean and pleasant. It has everything that you need and is very well decorated. It is comfortable and has all the appliances, including washing machine, a large flat TV, video games (great for children), etc. When we arrived there was no instructions about wi-fi connection, and we only got that from the owners, two days later. We really needed internet because we were moving to New Zealand and internet connection was essential. The family that lives above is very discrete and receptive. They have adorable children. My 10 y.o. daughter was delighted in meeting them. We recommend the place very much. But, the children living in the house above wake up really early (sometimes before 6 AM) and the wooden floor may be a little noisy. In this case, if you intend to sleep till noon, maybe this won't be the best option. Kathy was very helpful and kind. She helped us out with our proof of address so we could activate our recently opened bank account. We arrived very early and didn't have any issues with an early check-in. We stayed there for 2 weeks and it was very pleasant. We want to thank Kathy and the family for being so kind!
Bayswater Cottage was fantastic - a lovely quiet hideaway from the hustle and bustle but close enough to the city by ferry. We especially enjoyed the open fire to warm ourselves after a wet day! And Kathy and Lucy were brilliant - made the extra effort to make our time special and comfortable, including providing toys for our little daughter and showing us around the local area. A home away from home!
A lovely stay in a perfect cottage. Location suited us well, away from the hustle of downtown Auckland but only a short ferry ride away from the action. The hosts were very accommodating, especially as we booked at the last minute. Would certainly stay again.
We had originally booked our stay at the Victoria Studio but it turned out to be double booked. No worries. Kathy quickly arranged for us to stay at the Stanleigh Cottage instead. This is a lovely one bedroom cottage in a quiet neighborhood backing up to a park. It is beautifully and stylishly appointed, immaculate, and charming. The owners who live on the property were warm, welcoming, and friendly. We loved being inDevonport for our last two nights in New Zealand.
What Roger loved about your listing:
We enjoyed the decor, the privacy, and the convenient location, along with easy parking. In addition to a comfortable sitting room, there is a nice deck for outside dining.
What Roger thought you could improve about the experience:
It would be nice to have a large mirror, perhaps inthe bedroom. There is only one small shaving mirror.
Bayswater Cottage is located in a quiet leafy residential area and the pictures on line correctly depicts the property just as it is. Its only a 10 minute drive to Devenport and from there a quick ferry ride to Auckland city center. If you get the ferry timings right then it should take about 30 minutes to get from the property to Auckland city. We found Kathy an excellent host. She was very prompt with all my questions prior to the booking.
What Pri loved about your listing:
Bayswater Cottage was more conveniently located than we originally thought it was. It was also good on the two days we were there the property was not used for the office as it is done normally.
Fabulous, fabulous place! Relaxing, all the appointment s, super comfy bed, lovely sourdough bread and preserves, and THAT view from the bedroom with the french doors open!!
Kathy is the one managing Airbnb for the owners of Victoria Studio. Kathy responded very quick and polite. The owner of Victoria Studio, Dianne and her family were veri nice people, and we enjoyed staying at the place. It is a nice studio placed seperate in the private garden, and Dianne and family are Kiwi´s when they are best. We will recomend the place to others traveling in this area.
Fantastic location, clean and tidy. Great host friendly prompt response.
We had a wonderful stay at 'Merani with views'! The house and garden are beautiful and we felt very much at home there, especially our toddler, who thought all her xmases had come at once, with the trampoline, swing, playhouse, sandpit AND beach with a playground! We appreciated the little touches the hosts had left to make us feel welcome- being able to wake up our first morning and have coffee/tea etc and not have to buy a whole plethora of things to use once or twice. Plus the kitchen was a great pleasure to cook in! I highly recommend the house, and would stay there again in a heartbeat!
Kathy really made us feel welcome and everything was laid on nicely for us. any queries we had were answered quickly. The house itself is lovely. We and our children felt quickly at home. What a spot - quiet and seconds from the beach, with the shops of Devonport not far away.
What Greg loved about your listing:
This our first air bnb experience so appreciated having a host who knew the ropes!
What Greg thought you could improve about the experience:
Maybe some instructions for the hot tub. We managed to change some settings so it started blowing the fuse and switching off.
Gorgeous place to stay with lovely cottage feel - Kathy will have everything ready for you for a relaxing stay in Auckland.