Contact Dorothy & Howard
Ph (09) 4797550
92 Kowhai Road
10% discount for 3rd and subsequent nights of your stay
Auckland - Mairangi Bay
Photos of Kowhai B&B
Kowhai B&B offers you very comfortable accommodation, which is fully wheelchair accessible. Scottish-New Zealand couple (and their cat Missy) will welcome you to their sunny home, located in a very quiet, secluded neighbourhood, and do whatever they can to help you enjoy your visit to Auckland. Mairangi Bay village is just 10 minutes' walk away, with its shops, cafes, restaurants and safe swimming beach. The surrounding area offers delightful forest and beach walks, as well as the local golf course, just 1/2 kilometre away (visitor green fees $55 for 18 holes). Two bus routes are a few minutes walk away and your hosts will be happy to drive you to the local bus station for express buses, which take 15 - 20mins to centre of Auckland city. Rugby fans who hold tickets to Eden Park matches get free bus transport to Eden Park stadium and return to local bus station.
Ideally situated for the North Shore Coastal Walk section of Te Araroa - New Zealand's Trail, we can usually offer a back-pack pick-up service from Devonport (for north-bound walkers) or Long Bay (for those south-bound). For bona fide Te Araroa Trail walkers, we may waive our normal two-night minimum stay.
Breakfast, included in the tariff, comprises multiple choices of juice, cereal, yoghurt, fruit, toast with honey and preserves, tea and espresso or plunger coffee. Your hosts will be pleased to cater for all types of dietary requirements, with prior notice. Cooked breakfast menu options are offered, at additional cost. Tea, coffee and cold beverages are available at other times.
On-site parking available. Approximate driving times: Auckland International Airport, 35 mins; City centre, 15 mins; North Harbour Stadium, 10 mins; Massey University, Albany Campus, 10 mins; Bus station for express buses to central Auckland or Eden Park rugby matches, 5 mins; Albany and Takapuna major shopping centres, 10 mins.
The house is very comfortably furnished, with polished wood floors and Turkish rugs throughout. Bedrooms have ample wardrobe and drawer space, independently controllable electric heating and pure cotton bedding. The ground floor Queen bedroom opens out onto a sun deck, which looks onto tree ferns and other large trees. Its generous ensuite bathroom has a large bath with a shower over. The first floor queen bedroom has windows on two sides, so is always bright, with the main window looking out onto trees. Its bathroom is across the hall and is for the exclusive use of the guests occupying the upstairs bedroom. Entry ramps and other equipment mean that disabled guests are welcome, with access to all ground floor facilities.
Internet is available via free wifi. Guests have use of comfortable lounge, which opens onto sun deck, and are welcome to share TV lounge with your hosts. During summer months, there is a small heated swimming pool, with tiled sun-deck.
Your hosts will happily give you an insider's advice on good things to do in the Auckland region, depending on your interests, and also on where to go outside of Auckland, having especially detailed knowledge of Northland (from Auckland to the northern tip of New Zealand).
|Type:||Luxury B&B & Homestay|
|Email:||Email this host|
0226 253 656
Total 2 Bedrooms
(Ground floor Queen bedroom with ensuite bathroom, disabled accessible. 1st floor Queen bedroom with private hall bathroom)
Total capacity for 4 guests
Ensuite bathrom has shower over bath with seat for disabled available on request.
|Tariff:||Double: $120.00 - $145.00
Single: $100.00 - $120.00
Children: not suitable for children
Other: Full English breakfast, extra charge. Tariff quoted: two night minimum
|Breakfast:||Full (Continental + cooked)|
|Nearest Town:||0.5 km W of Mairangi Bay Village|
|Pets/Children:||Not suitable for Children|
|Facilities:||Internet Available, Wheelchair accessible|
Mairangi Bay is one of the delightful bays of the North Shore of Auckland. It has a very safe, public swimming beach, with views of Rangitoto and other offshore islands. It is on the walkway which runs the full length of the North Shore coastline that forms part of Te Araroa - NZ's Trail. The adjoining Campbell's Bay area includes Centennial Park, which has walks through regenerating native forest and an 18 hole golf course, where non-members are welcome. The village of Mairangi Bay includes a number of high quality fashion stores and a wide selection of cafes, restaurants and takeaway food establishments, offering cuisine from five different countries, as well as New Zealand. Mairangi Arts Centre (free entry) offers an exciting, varied exhibition programme featuring artwork in a wide range media and styles, by artists primarily from the Auckland region. The large commercial centres of Takapuna and Albany are each 10 minutes' drive from Kowhai B&B and both offer extensive shopping and dining options. North Harbour Stadium and Massey University Albany Campus are also 10 minutes' drive. Buses to Eden Park rugby matches are free for ticket holders from our local bus station.
Reviews: 10 reviews
"We stayed here for the first 2 nights of our holiday, 21st and 22nd February 2017. Wonderful two days and a great start to our month in NZ. We had the ground floor room opening out on to the large decking area. Large bathroom with superb amenities/soaps etc. Breakfast was extremely tasty, especially Dorothy's Marmalade and Smoothies. Dorothy made us very very welcome and her Coffee is to die for. Mairangi Bay village is a 10 minute walk with nearby access to coastal walks. Dorothy is also a great travel guide and gave us lots on info for our trip up into the north island. She also played 'taxi' driver and took us to the bus station when we went into Auckland City Center. If we go back to NZ, and I hope we do, Kowhai B&B will be on top of our list of places to stay. Thank you very much Dorothy."
"I enjoyed my 2 week stay at this lovely B & B. Quiet, peaceful setting, A1 cleanliness and very gracious hostess. Nothing was too much trouble and the breakfasts were very high quality, nutritious and tasty. Thank you Dorothy."
"Wonderful stay here. Comfortable bed. Friendly hostess. Wonderful breakfast. Would recommend you stay..."
"This BnB was a wonderful, welcoming and relaxing place to stay. The rooms were very clean and spacious and the deck was a wonderful spot to relax. Our host Dorothy was friendly and helpful, ensuring our stay ran smoothly. Would definitely stay here again!"
"Hi Dorothy, My partner and I wish to thank you for the wonderful 2 weeks stay at your home. The rooms were clean and very comfortable, with a spacious main en suite. The view from the balcony was both relaxing and beautiful. Your home-made marmalade at the breakfast table was delicious. We will be back. Regards Shaun Elzivor and Mina"
"Our family of four adults spent four nights at this charming and peaceful B&B in January 2014. The rooms are spotless, beautifully furnished and quiet. Dorothy is a gracious and welcoming hostess, who appeared unfazed by our arrival in the early hours of the morning (due to a late flight arrival)! Many thanks for a most enjoyable stay."
"This was one of the most enjoyable B&Bs I have ever stayed in. There were 2 of us staying at Kowhai B&B and our hostess , Dorothy, looked after us magnificently. Apart from most comfortable rooms and excellent breakfasts she ferried us to the bus station and collected us late at night after a rugby internation match between SA and NZ. To Dorothy , Howard and Missy (the cat) thank you for a wonderful stay. Louis de Waal Chairman Table Mountain Cableway."
"My friend and I spent 2 nights at the Kowhai B&B during the PANZ convention early April 2013. The hostess was charming and nothing was too much trouble. She ran us to our destination twice! The breakfast was absolutely superb. Couldn't have wished for better. The room was well appointed and comfortable, we had everything we needed to make our stay most enjoyable. I confidently recommend this B&B as an excellent choice to any guest wishing to stay in the Mairangi Bay area."
"My husband and I only spent one night at this lovely B&B but came away with nothing but good things to say about it. Beautifully presented - picturesque surroundings, waking to the lovely sound of birds from the bushes nearby. Impeccably clean with old fashioned charm. The hosts were warm, friendly and accommodating. Will definitely be back if the need arises."
"I was a single traveller at Kowhai: I enjoyed this roomy B&B which was definitely my idea of a home away from home. It surpassed my expectations on all levels. My very personable host, Dorothy was most hospitable and friendly. This is a centrally located large comfortable home, beautifully furnished, in a quiet area of the North Shore with easy parking available. My room had an adjacent north facing balcony with private urban views. I believe dinner is available on request so Kowhai is more than the usual B&B. I unhesitatingly gave a rating of 10/10 It met all my requirements. For me it was warm, welcoming, comfortable and relaxing.in a quiet neighbourhood."