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Home away from home in Auckland

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment


Photos and Description of this Hillsborough holiday apartment

Apartment in Auckland, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2

Our warm and sunny flat is complete with cooker/oven, Fridge, microwave, LCD TV, DVD, a queen sized bed and wardrobe.

Panoramic view of manukau harbour and bush setting. 3 minute walk to public transport, 5 min walk to the beach with easy access to airport motorway, shops and other amenities.

Auckland Airport and Downtown Auckland is 10km away.Secure, Quiet neighborhood.

The Space:

Warm and quiet with all day sun in Summer and centrally heated during winter.

Wireless internet available throughout the flat

Guest Access:

Guests will have exclusive access to the apartment with a separate entrance, so your privacy is guaranteed.

Interaction with Guests:

You will have your privacy, but help is readily available as we live right next door. We can help you with travel planning and any other information you may need.

The Neighborhood:

Centrally located half way between Airport and Auckland downtown (about 11 km), with easy access to Southern, Western and Airport motorways. We are located in a quiet, secure and green neighborhood with native bush reserve behind the house overlooking the Manukau harbor.

The closest beach is a short walk away, which can also be accessed via a very scenic native bush walk.

Several Supermarkets, Cafes, Pubs, Pharmacy, Doctors, Church, Library, markets are within a radius of 1km. A premium outlet shopping (Dressamrt in Onehunga) and Onehunga mall can be reached by foot in 30-40 minutes from where you could catch a free shuttle to downtown Auckland.

Getting around:

Easy transport access by bus with bus stop just 150 m away. If you are driving, free street parking is available.

Checking time is flexible and dependent on the other bookings we may have at the time, so please check with us first.

Other Things to Note:

If you are interested in a Campervan holiday, we do have a 4 berth Toyota Campervan equipped with all amenities including solar panel, LCD TV, Shower/Toilet, hotwater, gas cooker, etc. We are happy to discuss rental arrangement

House Rules: No smoking inside

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
travelmob (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks english


2 traveller reviews

Home away from home in Auckland
average rating of 3.0 based on 2 reviews

Disgusting dirty place with a really rude owner that even emails us insulting me after our stay.

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Disgusting dirty place with a really rude owner that even emails us insulting me after our stay.

Word esperiencw ive had in my life staying somewhere and I'm for that never using home away again since they allow such crappy sorry places and owned to be announced.

I am writing because I just received a really rude email from the owner of the awful house we just rented with home away.

The only reason we stayed there is because it was just a 3 day suffering we got there really late with a lot of luggage and for just 3 days didn't want to move again.

But it was really old and poorly taken care of, not ever has been cleaned, I was even on my shows all the time because the floor was just so dirty, no A/C, and it's hot, was disgusting and they had nothing in there to clean, everything was disgusting, the fridge had food and dirty drawers and it made a sound as if it was going to die anytime, we had no A/C and it was hot, every dish or even the oven we had to clean to be able to use because it all was really dirty. The sheets where old and really used and hard and the pillow has been used for like 100 years, it's not a pillow anymore. as well as the only 2 towels we got, there were cockroaches and bugs all around, they even got info some

Of our food which we had to throw away, and 2 cats trying to get in all the time.. And we could hear the neighbors even walk.

It's far from the city also.

I want a refund from home away for the awful experience and that you please don't let this people rent their place because it will make you look so bad.

At last, instead of a "hope you enjoyed your stay" we got an email from the owner saying this literally " for most untidy guests ever to stay in our flat and certainly don't expect any more of your kind."

Wow, what kind of insult is that?!

We travel al around the world, just came from 2 months in Queenstown and our businesses are mainly based in social media, so we could definitely tell about our experience with home away, but prefer to solve it with you because we don't like to do things that way.

We are athletes and were educated people, and feel really insulted and disappointed by this whole experience.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent stay in this very comfortable house. Very helpful and accomodating hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent stay in this very comfortable house. Very helpful and accomodating hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: travelmob
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  • Cleaning Fee: USD 15 per stay
    Check in after 2:00 PM, check out before 11:00 AM
    Cancellation Policy - Strict: 50% refund up until 1 week prior to arrival (additional cancellation charges may apply)
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Hillsborough, New Zealand

Property Type:
  • apartment
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Ocean View
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Kitchen
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • 1 bed (Real Bed)
  • Television
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives