Custom marble bathroom & laundry. bath & shower.Louvered front porch with large wrap around decks and massive rural views of sea and forests.
800 Words - Bay Beach and Spectacular Forest walks
800 Words - Bay Beach and Spectacular Forest walks

Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

We call this the 'EON'. Its a luxury log frame cabin built in the shape of a pyramid. Sitting on a ridge overlooking a West coast Auckland harbour and forests. Also farmland with sheep, cows and native forests. 35 mins. to City
This is the area where the New Zealand TV series '800 Words' is shot.
Please note, there is a new building going up in the south of the EON which has cut some of the sea views.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $150 NZD
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price: $228 NZD / night
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The space

The space is unique and novell. Open plan with a fire and luxury furnishings. Full kitchen, bathroom and laundry. Fully wired for data/fast broadband, sound, music(Spotify). This is a new building with all new furnishings. It has wrap around decks and great views.

Guest access

The EON is independant stand alone and very private. Double car park and or space for trailer or boat parking or guest cars.

Interaction with guests

Auckland airport/city return pickup available on request. Guided hikes along Sir Edmund Hilary trail and scenic tours available. Harbour & Ocean fishing available. Mountain biking, kayaking tours possible.

The neighbourhood

Though close to the city, this area is is rural and surrounded by the sea, native forest, hills and escarpments reminiscent of the Marlborough Sounds and Coromandal. We access magnificent hiking trails that will take one up the wild west coast where there is no road access. Go for a short walk around the bay or walk all day through New Zealand Native forests, cross mountain streams and swim under waterfalls.
Or just chill in this very cool space.

Getting around

There is no public transport here other than an early school bus so we offer quality transport to and from the city and airport on arrival and departure. If staying additional days, we can arrange transport to the city, the local village and onwards using a variety of transport options.

Other things to note

This accommodation is 35 minutes from downtown Auckland City. A quiet sleepy coastal village with 1 excellent local Cafe. Its quiet and rural, a great place for international visitors to acclimatize to the local NZ time or City folks get away for a weekend or longer.

House Rules

We just ask that guests respect this private creative space. No pets. Smoking allowed outside on the deck.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

16 Reviews

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Felicitas User Profile
April 2017
Great host, flexible and accommodating. The space was absolutely amazing and had all you need for a relaxing getaway.

Jesse User Profile
March 2017
Great unique and confortable place in the woods. Close to beautiful beaches and hiking trails. Unit is modernized with good wifi and sound system. Communication was smooth. Photos dont reflect that there is a large house being built within 50meters partially obstructing water view. Despite this would recommend given the location, uniqueness and proximity to nature (beaches and trails).

Nila User Profile
February 2017
My boyfriend and I booked this place super last minute, after the Airbnb we had reserved cancelled right when we were supposed to be checking in, and our week here felt like an absolute dream. John is an incredibly talented, loving and authentic man whose hand built Airbnb is my favorite house I've ever stayed in. He is so accommodating, friendly, and helpful beyond belief. 10 stars out of 5!

Josh User Profile
February 2017
Awesome and unique place. Was exactly what I was looking for! Short drive to the city but feels like your a million miles away. John was a wonderful host and was more than helpful. Would definitely stay again in the future.

Jenna User Profile
February 2017
John is a super host! He is very welcoming and responsive. We had a great time at his unique designed EON cottage. The view and the ambience are just superb for a weekend escape. We will definitely come back and recommend it to our friends.

Christopher User Profile
January 2017
We had a fantastic stay at EON, an interesting architectural experience nestled in the serenity of the Waitakere's. John was a communicative and welcoming host! Thanks again~

Jo User Profile
December 2016
Excellent place to relax. Wonderful hosts!

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Auckland, New Zealand · Joined in July 2015
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.

Self employed creative designer. Health and well being has been pre-requisite through lifestyle choices which has kept me fit and enthusiastic about life. Outdoors enviromentalist with keen love hiking, sailing, mountain biking and wilderness living. Music yoga and meditation a constant.
I've designed and built my own homes using raw logs we horse logged from sustainable forests.
A well travelled Kiwi who for 25 years lived and worked in several countries including, California USA, London UK, Goa India, Singapore, Sydney and Queensland Australia.
We live close enough to downtown Auckland City to enjoy a great concert, cosy club or fine dining yet live in a rural coastal wilderness location where we can fish and gather seafood.
Technology is important to me so we are fully connected to the world wide web and keep up with current developments.
We enjoy hosting people with a wide range of interests and can discuss such or leave guests to enjoy complete solititude.

Do good and do what makes your heart sing.

Response rate: 100%
(past 90 days)
Response time: within an hour