House boat | Birkenhead | #33860
The HouseBoat is tied up to a private wharf at the bottom of a secret garden of giant trees in a quiet little valley right on the water. The property is a little oasis of peaceful connection with nature. With serene views from every side of the Houseboat of the water or trees, the Houseboat is the perfect place to take your loved ones to relax and unwind. The name of the Housboat is Kotare which means kingfisher in the native language ( Maori ) of New Zealand. If you are lucky you will see the native Kingfisher during your stay and lots of other native birds. The owners on request for an extra charge will take you on a guided tour of the local waterways and historic spots which include the historic Riverhead Hotel where you can sit can on the waterfront deck and enjoy the water and if you are lucky enjoy the local blues/jazz bands that regularly play.On request the owners can moor the Houseboat in various romantic spots for the perfect special treat for your loved one.Ask about our special treats to make your romantic escape one to remember.
For those you love to explore there are a wide range of walks in nature in the area .We also have two beaches that are perfect for children. Across the water there is a wonderful Farmers market on weekends. Your hosts can also recommend their favorite eating places and entertainment . The locals are very welcoming and is probably the best place in Auckland to get to know real Kiwis. The local village is only 5 minutes walk away and there you will find the famous House of Chocalate. Close by is a real French Cafe owned by a French man who provides the real french experience.. If you want to explore the rest of the city ask us about a guided tour of the best spots with hosts born and bred in Auckland. The ferry which is only 2 minutes away takes you to downtown Auckland in 20 minutes for a day of city life.If you want to stay longer than a couple of days we are happy to give you a special rate for a unique holiday experience
Special conditions: Kotare is most suited for quiet activities so we cannot accept bookings that will disturb the environment and our neighbours, We are also strictly non smoking so if you smoke we will decline your booking. Please respect our expectations.We live on site in a family home but well away from the Houseboat. We are happy to invite you into our home and to share a meal if you would like the company.If you are looking for privacy we are happy to oblige.Please tell us your preferences at booking.
Combined living/sleeping area
2 x Bunk bed
1 x Fold-out sofa bed
1 x Double bed
|Rate period||Week day||Weekend/Holiday|
28-Oct-16 to 31-Oct-16
01-Nov-16 to 28-Jan-18
*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.
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Kotare Houseboat is comfortable and is well located as it is served by public buses as well as a ferry service . Robert Adams went out of the way to look after us. We will certainly want to stay there again to experience living in a shipshape houseboat in a picturesque setting.