Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 6)
About Mark Neal
We have lived in the area for 28 years and our children have grown up, left home and are working in Auckland. We love it here, we are almost a bit rural, but very central to everything in Whangarei City. Leone is a Secondary School teacher and Mark runs our website design and commercial printing business. We spend as much time as we can, depending on weather, at the beach. Camping, boating, fishing and paddle-boarding are passions of ours. We are also hockey mad! Our son and daughter both represented NZ in hockey at the Rio Olympics, and our daughter was in the NZ Blacksticks team that won the Gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast. We have stayed at Air BNB's & HomeAways both overseas and in New Zealand while travelling for hockey, and since discovering this form of accommodation, would never go back to motels or hotels. We love the different places, the homely atmospheres and different people we have met, and look forward to extending the same hospitality with our own short term rental accommodation.
Mark Neal purchased this Townhome in 2018
Why Mark Neal chose Whangarei
We live about a minute walk away from the apartment, and have had a short term rental set up from our home for several years. When this apartment came up for sale we saw it as an ideal opportunity to convert it into short term rental. We have given the property a complete makeover and lived here ourselves while doing that - we loved it! We still have some exterior paint work to do, and are developing the rear garden area by the stream, but the inside and front courtyard are completely remodelled especially for short term rental stays. Just a 5 minute stroll away are the beautiful Quarry Gardens and Quail Cafe. You need to make sure to check it out at least once during your stay!
What makes this Townhome unique
We have fast wifi, unlimited broadband and a Smart TV with Netflix account and Freeview. There is a lovely private garden and lawn, and this, along with the Waiarohia Stream which runs along the bottom of the garden, make the property quite unique, given it's close location to the city.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
To Leone and Mark,
Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to use your amazing batch for our weekend away.
It was absolutely amazing - the ambiance is one of peace and tranquility and not to mention the beautiful river you have running through the property!.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and appreciate it all! We will definitely make use of the opportunity to book with you again in the future.
Beautiful house by the stream
What an amazing find. We loved our time here. It is spacious, well-equipped and beautifully renovated. We particularly loved the peaceful garden with the stream running through it. Dining in the garden was a highlight of our stay. I can not recommend this place highly enough.
Great comfortable place
We stayed 5 nights at Marks and Leones place and had a very comfortable and nice time there. The weather was very nasty so we have spent a lot of time inside the house.
Spacious, spotless clean, comfy beds and very charming with the little stream just in front of the garden. Very good communication with the owners and directions to and inside the house . Thanks to Mark and Leone
I can’t say enough great things about our stay at this beautiful spot, it was so well set up with plenty of things for our family even a supply of toys and games to keep the children happy. Thank you so much for letting us enjoy your beautiful property and for making our stay so enjoyable