Über dieses Inserat
Unplug yourself. Private Cape Cod style chalet set in native bush, queen size bed with skylight above offering views of native tree ferns and southern night sky, kitchenette (sink, fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, and breakfast condiments), separate bathroom with shower, bi-fold doors open to a small sun deck, off street parking. Adjacent to Whakanewha regional park and close to island attractions. Guests have commented "Rocky Bay is Waiheke's best kept secret!" Come over and discover it!
Cape Cod style, relaxed, peaceful and quiet, set amongst native trees, separate from the main house for privacy, off street parking, bifold doors opening to a small sun deck, a very comfortable queen size bed with skylight above offering views of native tree ferns and southern night sky, kitchenette with sink, fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, tea and coffee, and breakfast condiments. Separate bathroom and shower. Heat pump for summer cooling and winter warming (electric blanket also provided during winter months). If you need to replug yourself back in from time to time, wi-fi internet is available.
Zugang für Gäste
The chalet is private and self-contained. Guests can come and go independently of the main house which is situated on another level of the property.
Interaktion mit Gästen
We provide an information folder including tips and information on where to go and what to see. We are happy to provide additional advice and recommendations as required.
Weitere wichtige Infos
You could say Omiha / Rocky Bay has only recently joined the republic of Waiheke. This was a world apart, an ‘island within an island’ and traditionally home to eccentrics and artists and diverse free-thinkers. The road over this hill was only built in 1956. There are wonderful possibilities for wandering around Rocky Bay. We back onto the wonderful Whakanewha Regional Park with a multitude of walking trails (the Forrest Heart Trail). Part of the Te Ara Hura (Waiheke Loop) walking track network where you can explore the coastline, pass through native bush and visit historical sites. There's a great range of walks, from short and easy through to more challenging, you can start at any point, finish wherever you want and go in any direction. A stroll to Whakanewha Regional Park takes you through lovely nīkau groves, and past the breeding sites of the endangered tūturiwhatu or New Zealand Dotterel. From Whakanewha you can link to longer walks across the island, passing through the Forest & Bird reserve, to emerge on the wide Onetangi Beach. Onetangi means ‘mournful sands’, referring to the sobbing sound of waves on the sandy beach. The middle of the island here is also home to vineyards and olive groves. It’s all about green space here – and your many options to wander through it. Or you can follow Te Ara Hura through the park, up to Trig Hill, and beyond that to Awaawaroa Bay. The walk from Rocky Bay around Te Whau Point is especially worthwhile, with great views to the Hunua Ranges on the mainland across the water. On the northern side of Te Whau headland, the aspect looking over Pūtiki Bay is equally rewarding. Your Te Ara Hura adventure can be built around overnight stays with us, tastings or great meals at vineyards, and top-up stops at cool cafes. The Chalet is 10-15 minutes walk (about 1km) to Rocky Bay and the bus route. On summer weekends, a Pop-Up Cafe operates at the local Omiha Hall with home baking and island coffee. Or it's 5 minutes drive to try local virgin olive oils at Azzuro, or dine at the stunning Te Whau Restaurant with magnificent views of the Waitemata and Auckland city skyline. Also close by is the Batch Winery and Thomas's Bach for high tea and bubbles or relaxed island-style eating. It's also a short drive to the world class Onetangi Beach, Stonyridge or Te Motu Vineyard and Restaurant, the Ostend markets, or a 10 to 15 minute drive to the commercial centre Oneroa and the main passenger ferry terminal Matiatia (or 10 minutes from the Vehicle Ferry at Kennedy Point).
Just respect our space as one would respect one's own home.
Accommodation is for a maximum of two guests. No additional guests are permitted.
No parties, you must not disturb the quiet and enjoyment of our neighbours.
No smoking either inside or outside the premises - we are located in native bush and border the beautiful Whakanewha Regional Park. A general fire ban usually applies especially over the hot and dry summer months.
As we are dependent on rainwater, water conservation (e.g. not leaving taps running or having excessively long showers) is the norm especially in the drier summer months (November to February).
Minimum stays: Minimum 5 nights between Christmas Day 2017 and mid-January 2018; Minimum 2 nights from mid-January to March 1, and from Labour Day October 23 to Christmas Eve; otherwise 1 night between March 1 and Labour Day October 23 except for Easter Weekend April 14-17 and Queen's Birthday Weekend June 2-5 where a Minimum 2 nights applies.
Wenn du bis 5 Tage vor deiner Reise stornierst, erhältst du eine vollständige Rückerstattung. Wenn du innerhalb von 5 Tagen vor deiner Reise stornierst, ist die erste Nacht nicht erstattungsfähig, aber die Hälfte der Kosten für die übrigen Nächte wird zurückerstattet.