A Home Away From Home


Mairangi Bay, Auckland
+64 275 410 103

Guest Reviews

Well it’s been 12 years since our first visit here and it is just as nice as it was 12 years ago.  Thank you for the studio and thank you for your friendship and support over the years!! TOP CLASS HOSTS & PEOPLE!!!

Shelley, Christchurch

Great experience! Clean, tidy and everything we could have wanted. Kathy and Hec took extra care with all of the little things so that it felt like a home away from home. Thanks for a wonderful stay! Highly recommend!!

Sarah, New Zealand

The apartment is located in a beautiful and quiet area; not overrun by tourists, making it a good place to get connected with the locals. All the shops you need for your visit are at a nearby shopping centre (Hairdresser, bakery, supermarkets, book store, etc.) just a 3-minute walk away. The area also has a nice playground. The apartment is well connected to the public transport system. We used the Skybus and a public bus to get to the apartment. The apartment is beautifully furnished and well equipped with a kitchen, bathroom and living/sleeping room, washing machine, TV set (Netflix, Sky Television). The apartment is very clean. It even had all the basic household products. The apartment is big enough to fit two adults, one child and a baby. We stayed at the apartment for three weeks. It’s a nice place to just sit back and relax at the apartment itself. Enjoy the beautiful garden, linger on the veranda, relax on the loungers. Occasionally a flock of ducks came visiting from the nearby creek. This was great for the kids, enjoying to feed them with left over bread. We enjoyed the beaches and the sea, the walks along the coast line and through the suburb. A big highlight is definitely the warm hospitality of the owners of the apartment, Kathy and Hec. They are local Kiwis and live on the same property on the upper floor of the house. On arrival we were welcomed warmly by Kathy who showed us around the place and surprised us with wine, ciders and chocolate. Kathy and Hec are very friendly Kiwis, happy to help where ever they can to make your stay as splendid, comfortable and pleasant as possible. Thanks again for the warm hospitality during our stay. All in all, we can definitely recommend the apartment and are hoping to visit again soon!Name Goes Here

Sabrina & Sebastian, Germany

Wonderful studio with everything one would need. Kathy and Hec have thought of everything.

Great location within walking distance of restaurants and grocer. Quick walk to beach and Cliff Walk. Short drive into Devonport and Auckland.CLASS HOSTS & PEOPLE!!!

John, USA

Of course it was our best stay in New Zealand.  Thank you so much Kathy & Hec for your warm welcome and for being so helpful.  We loved it here and we wish we could have stayed longer.  Mera. Cheers.

Theo & Marine, France

Thanks to owners of the property Kathy and Hector for such a great place to stay. Quiet with great natural surroundings of plants, trees and a stream. The studio is warm and has all the equipment needed for a comfortable stay. Sky TV and WIFI included. Good quality Gas BBQ was perfect for those BBQ steaks, lamb chops and sausages. Only a 2 minute walk to the fantastic Mairangi Bay beach. Supermarket, shops and restaurants also only 2 minutes walk away. My parents really enjoyed their stay. Highly recommend.

Wayne, New Zealand

The whole place was so beautiful! We enjoyed our stay it was cozy and felt like home. Kathy & Hec were the best and made us feel so welcome! Definitely will be staying here again during our next trip!

Sela, Australia

Everything! It’s beautiful and clean and has everything you could possibly need. The table and gardens outside are such a wow factor. The location is really close to the beach and all the local shops, restaurants and amenities. The hosts are the kindest & friendliest you will ever meet.

Haley, Great Britain

2 Whitby Cres, Mairangi Bay, Auckland