Algies Bay Beauty, close to a quiet beach & an hour and a half north of Auckland
Haus • Algies Bay New Zealand
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Aufgeführt February 2020
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Deck / Patio / Hof / Terrasse
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Algies Bay is a lovely quiet neighborhood with families, retired people and quite a few holiday homes. The beach is a great place to walk all year round. For active people, the beach walk can be extended up a series of steps to the donkey sanctuary. Matakana is a short drive away, with its fabulous Saturday morning market, movie theater and range of excellent cafes and restaurants. The famous Morris and James pottery is one side of Matakana and Charlie's ice-cream and pizza parlour the other. Both are highly recommended. Past Matakana is Omaha for a long beach walk, surf or play in the waves plus a bird sanctuary at one end. Tawhahanui Regional Park has magical beaches, snorkelling and the Ecology Walk is a beauty with a high chance of seeing taheke, ( rare endemic flightless bird) and Kiwis at night. If snorkelling is one of your favoured activites, Goat Island at Leigh, is superb followed by a pizza and music at The Sawmill.
Snells Beach is our nearest shopping and it has The Warehouse, The Village Kitchen for fresh fruit and veg and a few staples plus the cafe called Little and Local which serves excellent coffee and carrot cake. Easily cyclable if you push the bikes up the hill! Warkworth is a 10 to 15 min drive for supermarkets, banks etc. Auckland airport is an hour 20 mins away, while you can easily drive into the city for a day's sightseeing or an evening show. There is a large shopping mall at Albany, 45 mins away.
A car is the best option although there are regular buses to nearby places and to and from Auckland.
Car swap negotiable.
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Very happy to offer advice on local activities, e.g. walks, good swimming beaches, surf as well as recommended good coffee shops and restaurants. We'd love to meet you too and you'd be most welcome to call in for a coffee, tea, beer or whatever we have to share. Do please get in touch!
Carey and Peter's home is in a quiet location backing on to farmland and just a short walk through to a beach. The house is very comfortable and had everything we needed, including a very welcome bottle of wine after our journey there!
Their house enabled us to spend a week in this beautiful part of New Zealand. After enjoying breakfast on the deck each morning listening to and watching the tui, we ventured out to explore the area. The suggestions Carey and Peter left were very helpful.
The area is lovely. Lots of stunning scenery all along the coastline and walks. Our favourites were Scandretts Regional Park, Martin's Bay, Scott's Landing, Omaha, Buckleton Beach, Leigh and Matheson's Bay (great beach). Lots of cafes, wineries, markets, etc.
Would recommend the mail boat to Kawau Island which we have done on a previous occasion, and we also re-visited Warkworth and Matakana. All in all, a great week based at Peter and Carey's home!
Communication was good throughout and any questions answered promptly. Hopefully we will have a chance to meet one day, but in the meantime, thank you for exchanging with us!
Penny and Iain
Carey and Peter's home is in a really nice location, being close to a lovely beach but yet privately tucked away with views of their lovely native bush backyard and a farmyard paddock. They have done a magnificent job with making a forest in their backyard, and it was great to wake up with the sun on the trees and birds singing all around! Their house was very comfortable and had everything needed. We found so much to do in this area of NZ, and Carey's trip suggestions were extremely useful; we enjoyed all the walks and explorations that were highlighted in the suggestions. We spent 2.5 weeks at Carey and Peter's house and found so much to do.
Carey and Peter have a lovely comfortable home in a great location.
Situated in a quiet culdesac alongside a farm and bush - you would hardly know that you were in the suburbs!
A great location from which to explore - and so much on offer close by - beach and park walks, a great Farmers Market in nearby Matakana, many good restaurants and bars to visit - we had a ball
Thanks so much for your hospitality Peter and Carey - your delicious chocolate slice and wine were much appreciated
Looking forward to repaying the favour!
We have just returned from 4 nights at Carey’s house. We have three young kids and found the house was absolutely perfect. Nice quiet street. Lovely bush walk down to the beach, which the kids loved.
The area had everything we needed and lots to do without having to travel far. Great coffee, ice cream parlour, parks, winery, cafes all within short driving distance.
Our house was left spotless which was lovely to come home to. Communication throughout was excellent and we were all on the same page.
Carey and Peter were amazing house guests. They took such good care of our home and garden (and various parcels!) We felt so much happier knowing they were looking after our house.
Plus they are really cool people to chat with! Can't wait to meet up with them again. ☺️
It was absolutely wonderful to host Carey and Peter. They were delightful guests, easy to communicate with and we would welcome them again. Our experience with them was the first with this great community, and people like this are a pleasure to get to know. They even taught us a thing or two about our town.
Thank you Carey and Peter for the good care you took with our place. We really appreciated this beginning and it felt great to help folks who were respectful and easy going. We look forward to meeting you.
We had a very tasty, fabulous meal with Carey and Peter with lots of conversation about house swapping and life in general. Carey, Peter and Clare were great guests. Clean, tidy and lots of fun to hang out with. We look forward to hosting, swapping and generally catching up in the future. It was lovely to meet you all.
Thank you for looking after our home and leaving it clean and tidy and doing the laundry in readiness for my family's return. Thank you too for the chocolate treat you left us!
We enjoyed our texts, emails and messages with you and are only sorry we didn't have a chance to meet up! Maybe one day! In the meantime, happy travels and exchanging!
Penny and Iain
Carey and Peter were lovely guests in our home! We had good communication before, during and after the exchange so had absolutely nothing to worry about. We were greeted to their home with nice food and flowers, and they also left nice treats upon our return. Our house and car were nice and clean when we arrived back. Carey and Peter are lovely people who we will welcome to our home again in the future!
Carey & Peter are perfect guests! They left our house immaculate and even better, left some home baking for us! A very special treat! We have had great communication with them, especially as our dishwasher broke just before they arrived so I was trying to coordinate a repairman. We can’t wait to visit their home for our half of the exchange! A really great experience all round!
Thanks Carey and Peter for leaving Tui’s Rest so spic and span - pleased you enjoyed your mini staycation
Thanks also for the lovely bottle of wine - much appreciated
We would not hesitate to exchange again - thanks so much ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Meg's compact home was very clean and comfortable and in a good location very close to town. We loved it because it was very convenient for us to be near to my mum. It was well equipped for everything we needed. Very handy access to get to the amazing water meadows, just 5 mins walk away. A superb book collection meant happy evenings browsing.
Thank you Meg and Les! It was so lovely to meet you and the kids and to find we had common interests in the environment. We hope all your plants were happy under our care! Enjoy the rest of of summer break!
A delightful and comfortable apartment with a beautiful view to the Port and stunning sunsets. Very conveniently located for getting food at the local supermarket and for delightful evening strolls along the promenade for a gelato, of course! Also a fabulous choice of restaurants and bars.
Larry and Gay have equipped the apartment with everything you need plus a super duper comfortable bed and air con if needed.
They were kind enough to offer the sofa bed so our daughter and fiance could stay as well.
The lovely terrace was perfect for eating.
Being able to walk through the tunnel to the gorgeous beach was a real bonus and we swam several times.
Parking below the apartment was so convenient. Easy to do trips out to local towns or to explore the island. All in all, pretty good!
What a gorgeous spacious house in a very quiet area. Lots of room for us all, when you so kindly hosted us for a night. Perfect location near the beach and easy access from the city. Would be a fabulous place to explore the Kapiti coast and the wider area.
Thank you so much Joy and Andrew; lovely to meet you and your delightful children.
What a gorgeous, spacious, clean and comfortable home. We absolutely loved the stunning views from the upstairs living area, that continually changed depending on the time of day. Being able to sit out on the deck lor lunch listening to the tui's was lovely while the choice of where to sit to play games, was a hard one! At the dining table, in the family room or in the sitting room?
The kitchen is very well equipped with everything you need while the quality of the bed linen and towels was top notch.
Penny and Iain's home is in a perfect location. On a very quiet road but 5 mins to a supermarket and local shops and an easy drive back into the city. One of the best things for us was the Camborne Walkway, a series of paths that dropped down from very near the house to the water and allowed various circular walks.
All in all, a brilliant exchange. Many, many thanks for your generosity in letting us stay a few days longer in your home than you were in ours.
Andrew and Darci's house is a hand crafted masterpiece. It is a beautiful warm and comfortable home and we were in awe of the design and creativity. Spacious and light, so well insulated that even after being away 2 nights, it felt warm on our return. The house is well equipped with everything you could need in the kitchen, (we appreciated the sharp knives), the log burner is easy to use and the roomy bathrooms a treat. Caring for the animals was a pleasure; the kunekunes were such characters, the chooks gave us delicious eggs, the sheep did their thing and Amelie is a sweet and loving cat who enjoyed our laps in the evenings.
The location of Andrew and Darci's house is absolutely perfect for exploring the area and there is so much to do. Andrew gave us invaluable advice for good walks in Arthur's Pass while we loved the Banks Peninsula. Christchurch is easy to get to and again, so much choice: Quake Museum, Riccarton Bush, Canterbury Museum, Port Hills, Botanical Gardens plus some of the best coffee we've ever had in NZ.
All absolutely wonderful and we highly, highly recommend Andrew and Darci's home.
Andrew and Darci were the absolute perfect exchangers. Excellent communication prior, during and after the exchange. They left our home very clean and tidy plus a homemade wooden pot stirrer, a plant and a meal in the fridge. So kind. We feel we were on the same page for so many things which made us feel comfortable and helped us enjoy every single minute of this exchange. Thank you Andrew and Darci. I hope we keep in touch and maybe one day, we'll repeat the exchange.
Joan and Jeff's house is extremely comfortable with lovely furnishings and fittings. There is beautiful art on the walls and the house is light and spacious. The location is perfect for exploring the island. It's on a very quiet road with birdsong and waves the only back ground noise. Heaven!
There is so much choice on Waiheke. If you like walking, it's just brilliant with many well marked, very scenic, hikes. Beaches are everywhere, (obviously!) and swimming is an absolute pleasure in the crystal clear water.
We didn't manage to find time to use the kayaks or bikes or even the ping pong table but these were available.
Joan's directions and house manual told us everything we needed to know plus there were maps and information in the house. All in all, a wonderful time in a special place. Thank you Joan and Jeff.
What a cosy and comfortable bach in the beautiful small beach side community of Whiritoa. Thank you Pete and Jude for the opportunity to stay here. A perfect location, quiet and with an easy walk to both the beach and tennis courts. Lovely to have the choice of a swim in the wild waves or the calm and flat lagoon. Handy to be able to walk to the dairy for milk, etc. So very kind of you to leave a welcoming birthday card and a bottle of wine for Pete's birthday.
The one day of continuous and persistent rain which meant we stayed inside, was great fun thanks to the supply of games you offer.
All in all, a lovely long weekend in a great location.
Pete and Judy were perfect guests leaving our house clean and tidy. Pete communicated clearly and promptly prior to their visit and has sent me detailed notes about our upcoming visit to their place.
The wine we left out for them was politely declined so we now know which colour to leave them when we visit next month!! But how honest was that.....most people would have just taken it anyway!
I highly recommend Pete and Judy as exchangers.
What a wonderful exchange! Gemma's house is spacious and light with a huge deck area that was just perfect for family games, coffee and just gazing at the beautiful view of Mt Manganui. Lovely being semi-rural with sheep and cows but so close to lots of activities. Our favourites were climbing The Mount, visiting the Quarry Sculpture Park and White Water Rafting at Okere Falls.
Our house was left very clean and tidy and we had easy communication prior to and during the swap.
All in all, it was a perfect long weekend and I would thoroughly recommend Gemma as a great exchanger.
Gemma was great to communicate with prior to the exchange and she left detailed notes about feeding the lambs. A welcome bottle of wine was left for us which was kind. Gemma left our house clean and tidy. A perfect exchange partner!
Thank you so much Larry and Gay for this last minute opportunity. You reached out to us when our original exchange was canceled 2 days before we were due to arrive. We are so grateful and appreciate that you organized keys and access from afar.
All the information you offered was so helpful for finding our way around. Although it was a relatively short stay we felt we got to know this area of Italy which we never would have done