Short term homestay accommodation is now available only in slots between longer term visitors sorry
I am Peter Goldsbury, and I look forward to being your host. My family and friends welcome you to Devonport. Make our home your base to explore our locality, Auckland and New Zealand.
We have a spacious colonial home situated close to the village, in by far the most attractive, historical, artistic, funloving, relaxed, central and generally classy seaside suburb right in the centre of Auckland City.
Whether you are on holiday or business, why stay in an inner CBD hotel, motel, lodgings or apartment that makes every city feel the same when you can enjoy the ultimate Kiwi experience. Bring your family group, children and friends (or golf clubs) to make a new home. We are just a relaxing ten minute ferry ride to Downtown Auckland.
For families on the move, we offer self contained fully furnished medium term executive accommodation where everything is supplied .
Aniwaniwa is the Maori word for a rainbow or the halo or ring surrounding heavenly bodies. We want to share that with you.
What we offer? A
unique Kiwi homestay experience for visitors to the city who want to be guests
in part of our restored and extended NZ kauri villa (1895 vintage). We particularly
welcome families with children or other groups who want somewhere they can
relax and be themselves, using us as a base for business, pleasure or exploration
of our beautiful city, country and to experience nature at its best. Read
what guests have written in our visitors book
have a private living area at the rear of our house that includes A kitchen, dining area one double
bedroom, two twin bedrooms and a private bathroom, all off a large family room
that opens onto sunny decks overlooking our garden of native NZ trees (around
100 unique species) and swimming pool. We can also offer a quiet office space and a cot if required. We can sometimes find extra beds
if they are needed. See a Floorplan and photograhic
tour of our house garden and pool. We only have one rule: That we
respect each other. We offer you privacy and relaxation in a typical kiwi
house after long days exploring, and we may require the same after working
all day. Ours is a totally smokefree house. (Please note: Our homestay does
not cater for overseas students) Tea and
coffee, are there for you to help yourself in your own
You have your own well equiped kitchen complete with basic ingedients to prepare your own meals, or you can choose to eat out in one of the excellent restaurants in our historic village just 5 minutes stroll away. Our Laundry and all our other facilities are available for your use. Everything (except your toothbrush), is provided to allow you to simply move in and relax.
Please note: We now concentrate on longer term stays for executive families on assignment , transfer or holiday. If free between bookings can provide acommodation for a minimum stay of three nights, for families and groups. For this our family tariff is NZ $200 per night, including Goods and Services Tax.
Why is Devonport so special? Find
out much more about Devonport attractions, history, nature, accommodation,
restaurants, beaches http://www.devonport.co.nzReturn using browser back
We are a unique suburb situated on the North Shore of Auckland City on a peninsular surrounded by the Waitemata Harbour, scene of the world's greatest sailing and holders of the America's Cup. It's a great place to relax on holiday or after a hard days business, with excellent beaches, many parks and vantage points, an attractive village, history, restaurants, houses, gardens, museums, movie theatre, swimming, walking, The golf, bowls, and almost every other sport and service facility. You do not need a car. This is a safe and very picturesque place to explore, and everything is within walking distance. Local Map
What you can do and see here? We are on the slopes of Mount Victoria, which we suggest you climb as soon as you arrive. It is absolutely the best possible vantage point, and includes models and maps that will help you quickly get yourself orientated. It is only a 20 minute stroll to North Head, the head of the Harbour and a magical place to visit. As well as panoramic views of Auckland and the harbour islands and beaches, it is an old fort riddled with tunnels (bring a torch), disappearing guns and much more. North Head is at the end of Cheltenam Beach were you can enjoy sunshine, sand and sea. Many of our travel weary quests really enjoy the freedom of relaxing in our private native tree lined garden and sheltered solar heated swimming pool. It is an ideal base from which to explore what the region has to offer and beyond. We give you information and advice on what you can do to make your holiday unique. An eight minute stroll takes you to the city ferry (see half hourly timetable) which in another 10 minutes drops you into the heart of the Downtown CBD; for bus and rail travel connections, or for ferries to other gulf Islands. Here you will find our university (2), many top NZ businesses, major hotels, conference venues, shows, nightclubs, apartment services, shopping, galleries, museums, zoo, and other attractions mainly within walking distance. If you want to bring you friends spend a few days playing golf, the beautiful 18 hole Waitemata club course is only 10 mins stroll away. Green Fees $40 for affiliates. Explore Auckland and New Zealand from your Devonport base
How to get here?
If travelling by car, take the Northern Motorway over the harbour bridge, then take the third off ramp at Esmond Road, labelled Devonport and Takapuna. Proceed straight ahead to the "T" junction, then turn right for Devonport and take Lake Road all the way to the "T" traffic island at its end. Turn right, Pass the Victoria Superette an your right as you veer left, then turn right at the picture framing shop into Hastings Parade.
an airport shuttle ( many will be lined up at the airport) and be delivered
at our door.for approx $40 per coupleOtherwise take the Airport bus
($12.50 each) which goes to the Downtown CBD terminal (every 20 mins), cross
the road and walk right 100 metres to the brick ferry terminal, take the Ferry
at $4.00 (every half hour), then walk, bus or taxi past the majestic Esplanade
Hotel, and right up the main Victoria Street, veer left then right at the
top, then 100 metres later turn left at the picture framing shop on the corner
of Hastings Parade.
We are number 20 Hastings Parade on the right, so please our go down our driveway and park at the bottom left. Please make sure you let us know when you plan to arrive so we can tell you how to enter if we are not in. If so, please help yourself to showers, tea and coffee and relax.
For reservations or more information: We offer real Kiwi hospitality and business, transit, transfer or holiday accommodation that combines all the best features of an apartment, hotel, motel, lodge, Inn, lodgings, Bed and Breakfast, B&B. Self contained lodgings that includes a laundry and a kitchen to cook meals. Make ours your home away from home when you or your family, children or friends next visit. See also our Furnished Accommodation page Peter Goldsbury, Aniwaniwa Cottage Homestay, 20 Hastings Parade, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand. Phone 64 (9) 445 4454 Mobile (021) 465372 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If Aniwaniwa Cottage is unavailable or not exactly what you seek, then look at the rich range of other alternatives that our village has to offer.
Copyright 2003 Peter Goldsbury. This URL: http://www.homestay-devonport.info/bedandbreakfast
Note: over the next few years we will be selling this home by private sale and moving to a smaller one. This could suit a local growing family wanting to trade up. details