The accommodation is exactly as portrayed on the booking site, and you cannot ask for more than that.
Lovely facilities, reasonably central location (without passing traffic), amazing views, comfortable bed.
Everything worked, from the booking process, the pre-arrival information, the arrival, and our stay overall.
We had breakfasts and most dinners at the accommodation, and everything was available to make that happen.
This cottage is very cute, has everything you need and is very private.
The view from inside is fantastic. Unfortunately, the hedge in the garden blocks the view when sitting outdoors and is possibly a breeding ground for the biting insects that swarm in on sunset.
Although the distance to town isn’t huge, it’s hilly, so a car is really necessary. We were aware if this. We used public buses a few times, but a walk is still necessary to the main road.
Unfortunately the heat and insects were very bad during our stay. With no insect screens, ceiling fans, or air-conditioning it was very difficult to sleep.
We received an email a few days prior to our arrival warning us that if we were not careful with water usage there was a real chance the water would run out during our stay. Given the recent heavy rains in the area I took this as something the owner sends regularly to discourage heavy water usage by paying guests. A bit over the top perhaps!
We had been trying to get up to Waiheke for some time. The Point on Burrell was a great looking option for us so we snapped it up during Waiheke’s busiest period.
The place it’s self is wonderful. Clean, spacious with a great kitchen, bathroom, bedroom (bed bit soft for our liking) and a beautiful outside deck.
We were forewarned about The Points proximity to local shops, it’s quiet a hike back up Burrell Road with a 6 month pregnant partner.
We happened to pick a bad time to visit Waiheke with a storm triggering power cuts and significant delays with the ferry (which is rare) so our trip was dampened somewhat. This wasn’t the fault of the property obviously.
The points biggest asset is the owner Dan, despite some of our problems with mother nature he was very helpful and communicated well.
Gorgeous little place with an amazing view - just perfect for two people. Supremely comfortable bed with quality linens. Spotless bathroom. We wished we'd been here in warmer weather so we could open the wall of glass bi-fold doors out onto the deck. There is a great little french patisserie serving great coffee in the village down the hill. If you walk down the back path to the village beware it is very steep and the climb back up was too daunting so I took the longer but easier option and walked home via the road.
I felt a little bit more attention could have been given to the presentation of the lounge and kitchen area. Chipped cups, cracked picnic glasses, mismatched knife, fork & spoon numbers, a greasy fry-pan handle, dusty coffee tables and a laundry cupboard with a strange odour, slightly marred the overall attractiveness of this rental.
You really need a car for this location. Fantastic sea views and a most peaceful location. Spotlessly clean and a great bed to sleep in. It is on three levels, so there are stairs to climb.
Mosquitoes are a nuisance where ever you stay on Waiheke, it is a shame that this property does not have some insect screens on the windows and sliding doors.
A nice touch to have Netflix available on the TV.