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Mairangi Bay, Auckland

Our cats Oscar and Ruby snuggling on a chair
Hosts, Kathy & Hec

We are a Kiwi couple who have lived on the North Shore all our lives and we really enjoy meeting people from New Zealand and all over the world.  We have both been very privileged to have travelled the world ourselves for many years so we look forward to maybe sharing our experiences with you.


Driving Directions

Only 20 minutes from Auckland CBD

From Auckland Airport
  • Follow George Bolt Memorial Drive to State Highway 20A (1.0 km).

  • Continue on State Highway 20A. Take State Highway 20, State Highway 16 and State Highway 1 to Tristram Ave in Wairau Valley. Take exit 417 from State Highway 1 (35 km).

  • Turn left into Forrest Hill Rd, East Coast Rd and then turn right into Kowhai Road.  This road is about 1km long and runs down to Mairangi Bay.  At the bottom of this hill take a left turn into Beach Road then drive down the road around the corner (about 200 metres) and we are right there on the corner of Whitby Crescent and Beach Road (behind a large hedge). You will know if you have gone too far as just past our place is a roundabout and the Mairangi Bay Village Shops (5 km).


(Total distance from airport 41 km) – depending on time of day and if it was light traffic this journey should be about 35-40 minutes.

To Auckland Airport
  • After leaving Whitby Studio, turn left into Beach Road and drive 200 metres up the hill until you reach Kowhai Road on your right.  Drive to the top of Kowhai Road then turn left into East Coast Road which runs into Forrest Hill Road.  Drive down this road until you get to Tristram Avenue on your right where you will access State Highway 1 heading South (5 km).
  • Continue on State Highway 1. Take SH 16, State Highway 20 and State Highway 20A to George Bolt Memorial Drive in Mangere which takes you directly to Auckland Airport (36 km).




(Total distance from airport 41 km) – depending on time of day and if it was light traffic this journey should be about 35-40 minutes.


Check-In & Checkout

On arrival if you have a car please park it on the driveway in front of our garage door.  This garage is only used for storage purposes.  Our home is the upstairs area of the house, so please come into our foyer and just ring the doorbell and we will meet you and take you downstairs to the studio and show you around. 

Check in no earlier than 1.00 p.m. – or earlier by request and availability.

Check out no later than 10.00 a.m. – or later subject to availability.

Cancellation Policy

Grace Period – No fees charged for bookings cancelled within 24 hours of booking

100% refund if you cancel and give us at least 14 days’ notice

50% refund if you cancel between 7-14 days

No refund if you cancel within 7 days of stay

House Rules

Smoking is permitted outside only, please use the ashtray provided.

We apologise we cannot accommodate your pets as we have two cats who are very timid (although once they get used to you, they might be more sociable).

Parties and events are not permitted.

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