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Our piece of paradise
15 guests
7 bedrooms
7 beds
7 baths
15 guests
7 bedrooms
7 beds
7 baths
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Slip into cruise neutral, take in the magnificent views and enjoy the piece of paradise that we've created atop the cliffs at Gulf Harbour.


Extra people No Charge
Security Deposit $2000 NZD
Weekly Discount: 20%
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House Rules

We love our home and we want you to love it too. Smoking ok but please not inside. Minimum 2 night stay. We expect our home to be left in a clean and tidy condition upon exit.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

3 Reviews

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Celine User Profile
January 2017
Amazing place with beautiful view and incredible set up. You have everything you need there and even thought the technology seems a bit overwhelming at first, is actually pretty easy! We should have book for longer, two days is not enough! Thanks Kate and Mat

Joe User Profile
January 2017
This was our second stay at Kate and Mat's home in as many years. We've traveled from the U.S. on both occasions, so Kate and Mat's responsive communication greatly reduced the stress of trying to coordinate accommodations for a large group of people. Other reviewers have provided detailed descriptions of the home and its amenities, and their appreciation of the home is warranted. It's a beautiful residence, in a great location, with a stunning view of the harbor and Rangitoto Island. The home is close to public transportation and you can walk (30 - 45 minutes, depending on the beach and your speed) or drive (5 - 10 minutes) to the Shakespear beaches relatively easily. The ferry is also within walking distance (10 minutes, using the steps at the end of the street). Since our first stay, a New World store has opened in Whangaparaoa and we did most of our grocery shopping at that location, which was about 10 minutes by car from the home. In that shopping complex there were also a few restaurants that we enjoyed. The property has a number of modern amenities, which were well-used during our stay(s). The pool, gym, theater room, and game room were quite popular, but many hours were also spent socializing in the kitchen/dining area with the pocket doors open so that we could enjoy the ocean breeze. The bedrooms were well-appointed and the closets in both upstairs master bedrooms were, quite frankly, huge. The wine cellar was awesome, but we didn't use it nearly as much as it deserved to be used. In a nutshell, Kate and Mat are great to work with and, if you have the opportunity, you should definitely take them up on their hospitality. We certainly intend to do so (again) in the future.

Justine User Profile
April 2014
The impressive shiny black door slid open in response to the electronic access code and we stepped into the grand marble entrance atrium of Mat’s three-storey cliff-top Whangaparaoa mansion, our home for the next five days of our Easter family get together. It looked too good to be true when I booked it on the Airbnb website but it was even more breathtaking in reality. We had problems deciding which of the seven luxurious bedrooms (six upstairs and one on the ground floor) and five tiled marble bathrooms to occupy. There was hot competition for the two master bedrooms with spectacular views over the Hauraki Gulf and Rangitoto but the other bedrooms also had fabulous views of Gulf Harbour and Auckland city in the distance. The bed linen and towels, like everything else in the house, were of the highest quality. The king and queen beds were all made up with crispest white linen and a myriad of pillows. Mat did not stint on quantity either – there was plenty of everything. The tiled marble bathrooms were gorgeous and stocked with a lovely range of Aromatherapy Co. toiletries - a really nice touch. The two master bathrooms had double vanities and huge walk-in showers fitted with two rain heads and two wall-mounted nozzles while the other three bathrooms had slightly smaller versions. The faucets for the freestanding tubs - one a spa bath the other an egg bath - in the master bathrooms, were cleverly mounted in the ceiling. Floor to ceiling windows slid open so you could lie in the bath in the sun or under the stars. A half wall of safety glass stopped you from falling out of the bathroom! The same applied to the master bedrooms where glass walls slid aside allowing unencumbered views of the gulf as far as the Coromandel Peninsula. The master bedrooms had large dressing rooms with enviable storage space and full length mirrors while all the other bedrooms had sizeable built-in wardrobes. Parallel staircases ran from the entrance atrium to a bridge linking the two upstairs bedroom/bathroom wings. One of my favourite spots was the comfy couch on the bridge. I never tired of the view from on high over the horizon pool out to Rangitoto. On the ground floor, the designer kitchen featured a three-metre rimu bench, a large induction cooktop and a smart Rational oven with a sensor probe that cooked the crispiest roast lamb and vegetables we have ever had. The galley-style kitchen was a focal point at meal times and encouraged everyone to congregate to cook, chat, eat and sip local Matakana wines together. One of the males in our family loved the “fire hose” plate-rinsing apparatus in the scullery so he happily manned the commercial dishwasher. The 10-seater bespoke dining table adjacent to the kitchen bench was made of the same exquisite rimu timber as the kitchen bench. A major plus about renting a fully equipped house as opposed to a hotel or motel is that...

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Auckland, New ZealandJoined in February 2014
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We love to meet new people and we love to host, we hope you come and join us so we can show you some kiwi hospitality.

Languages: English
Response rate: 67%
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