There is nothing more comforting or appreciated than walking into a bed and breakfast that you have reservations for and finding it a true oasis. We were tired from our long flight from the U.S. and when we discovered how amazing our accommodations were, we couldn't believe it. As the previous writers mentioned, Helen and Jack were the sweetest, kindest hosts one could ask for. We were delighted to find goodies, even Helen's delicious blueberry muffins! We were close to transportation, and in a great area for walks and hikes. The pool and hot tub outside our bedroom door were Devine. And, when it was time to leave, Jack made sure we had safe, efficient transport to our destination. Will we be back? Oh my yes, and this time, our stay will be longer. Thank you Helen and Jack.
Had a lovely stay at this excellent location.The accommodation was of a high standard and what made our stay memorable was the hospitality shown by the hosts including home made cake!
A brilliant example of their thoughtfulness was that when I walked up Mount Wellington and got caught in a heavy squall and Jack appeared in his car to rescue me
Very near Panmure Station and shopping centre so convenient also
Lovely helpful hosts and perfect location for easy 15 minute travel into city as train station 5 minutes away and we were given hop cards which you just top up for any journey- also lovely comfortable accommodation and Helen and Jack were wonderful- home from home and recommend this Oasis in the City to anyone- nothing was too much trouble for them
Helen and Jack are genuine, wonderful people and hosts. We stayed with them for 2 nights at the end of a 3 week trip through Australia and New Zealand. Those were the best 2 nights of sleep in all 3 weeks!
They were great at communicating with us from the time we booked. Our flight was delayed and Helen kept tabs on us to make sure we knew how to get into the space.
The location is outside of the hustle bustle of downtown Auckland, and the train station is an easy and quick 5 minute walk. We were downtown in about 15 minutes. We used Uber for a couple of other trips, including transport from the airport. Jack booked us a well priced ride for our return trip to airport.
The kitchen is well appointed and Helen surprised us with some yummy home baked treats and muesli. We took advantage of the honor bar. Just put money in the jar and enjoy a bottle of wine from the fridge.
The private back yard has a beautiful and very clean pool and spa area just outside the rental.
There is a Harley Davidson dealer very close by. We rented a motorcycle for a day and took a fantastic ride into the countryside. That was a highlight--the folks at the dealer were incredibly nice and helpful.
Directly across from the property is Mt. Wellington park. Do not miss the hike up the paved road to the top. 360 views of city and sea that you should not miss.
I thought this would be a one time trip in our lifetime, but we are already talking about what we will do when we return. We plan to stay with Helen and Jack next time too!
The apartment is Auckland's little gem. Hidden in the suburbs with access to the train, bus service, and fast food restaurants nearby. The location is amazing. The unit has access to a wonderful hot tub and pool. Helen and Jack were great hosts. If I ever return to New Zealand this would be my first choice. The pictures are spot on for this apartment. My two day stay was very relaxing.