Auckland Central

Walk to the beach-close to the city

Contact Shane Oliver

Ph +6421614111

378 Riddell Rd

$65 - $85

Auckland Central

Walk to the beach-close to the city

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Property Description

Located in one of the most beautiful suburbs in Auckland, my home stay offers 2 beaches within walking distance, lovely park walks and gorgeous sunsets from the deck! Bus transport is located 10 metres from the house with buses coming hourly into Auckland city. Travel time is approximately 45 minutes and follows the coastal road beside the sea - breathtaking! I am an experienced home stay host and enjoy offering my guests a relaxed experience - so come along-you wont regret it! Offering a range of accommodation - your choice of two beautiful rooms - 1 Queen room sharing fully tiled guest bathroom complete with deep bath for those relaxing soaks as well as shower facilities. Plus 1 very large Queen room with fully tiled ensuite both are offered as accommodation providing all day sun and plenty of storage. All guests can enjoy free WiFi. Continental breakfast is inclusive. Ideal accommodation for travelers wanting an affordable Auckland stay.


B&B Details

Type: B&B & Homestay
Email: Email this host
Phone: +6421614111
Beds: 2 Queen
1 Single
Total 2 Bedrooms
(2 bedrooms, one with queen & single bed & one with a queen bed)
Total capacity for 5 guests
Baths: 1 Ensuite
1 Guest Share
Tariff: Double: $65.00 - $85.00
Children: Not suitable for under 5 's
Dinner: Delicious, great value dinners by arrangement
Breakfast: Continental provisions supplied
Nearest Town: 12 km SE of Auckland post office
Pets/Children: Children welcome
Facilities: Free WiFi
Smoking: Non smokers only


Location Information

Restaurants,cafes, 2 parks, 2 beaches, and local shops all within walking distance. Buses into downtown Auckland 2 per hour passing Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium and 3 more beaches offering bicycle @ kayak hire, as well as elevated coastal climbs, and more restaurants and bars.


Reviews: 5 reviews

"We had a very pleasant stay with our host Shane. We stayed three nights at the beginning of our trip and ended our trip again staying three days. Shane is a wonderful host, very friendly. The rooms are comfortable and clean, the beds also very comfortable. We really enjoyed our stay!"

Mieke Hovens, 10/08/2019

"We had the pleasure of staying at Shane's place this March on two occasions; we were pleasantly surprised at the location and luxurious accommodations, the place was quiet and clean and Shane was a helpful and gracious hostess. Beaches, shops and restaurants are withing walking distance in St. Heliers. The city bus stops right in front of the house and takes you conveniently to downtown Auckland. We would definitely stay there again if we came to Auckland."

Alfred and Erna Sturmann, 03/04/2019

"My Wife and I stayed with Shane at the start of our holiday 23/24 March 17 and at the end of our holiday 19th April 17. From the start Shane could not be more helpful and informative. Shane's house is lovely and in a great position. Our en-suite room was lovely, light, clean and comfortable. The shower was great which was very welcome after a long flight from England. We used the buses into Auckland City and as previous reviewers have stated it is a lovely way to get to the City passing by St Helier's beach and Mission beach before getting a great view of the City skyline. Shane is a very relaxed host and you can come and go when you like and having your own entrance is very good. The breakfasts are great and it's just help yourself as it is set out for you and yes Shane it is always lovely to have a welcoming "cuppa". Thank you Shane for letting us share your home and for giving us a great start and finish to our stay in Auckland. You will always be part of our New Zealand adventure."

Chris Traynor, 24/04/2017

"We were there end of January and we stayed 2 nights. Shane is a very nice person and we felt really good. We liked to have breakfast outside on the terrace with a view over the green garden. Our room was clean, big and cozy. We liked to stay there and I can recommend it really. We are an couple from Germany, end 50 years old. Mikel"

Michael Richter, 07/03/2017

"Hi this is a good 9/10 place to stay - I can't set the smiley faces or choose a nine which is frustrating perhaps the moderators of web site can assist please as default is 1! You will find Shane very helpful and welcoming with information of places to go and how to get there. The room was clean,spacious and quiet. There is space to park your car off road if you have one - we caught the bus. Breakfast was very tasty- you won't be hungry. The bus comes every half hour if you want to go to central auckland and will cost NZ$5. It goes from both sides of the road, it is a loop circuit trip but ends up at same place at Britomart. Lovely walks to the spit (do NOT miss this as superb walk by sea edge and bird life was brilliant when we were there), couple of large parks within 5 minutes walk and only 20 minutes walk to the beach at St Helier ....which coming from UK as we do was spooky as it reminded us of St Helier beach on Jersey. Here you will find plenty of cafe, restaurants and other small shops to keep you occupied. Do take the bus trip at least once though as you will have great views of the islands around Auckland as its a coastal drive. Oh and sky tower, harbour restaurants for fresh fish and sushi of course, don't forget the domains of auckland and Eden and..... well the list goes on. We really enjoyed our stay and we were there a week. Can recommend this homestay."

Bill Langley, 03/02/2016