Deep Blue Haven

4.77

Entire residential home hosted by Nazareth

8 guests, 4 bedrooms, 7 beds, 1 bathroom
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Situated on the idyllic and peaceful Great Barrier Island, a unique summer time paradise, and warm cosy winter retreat.

Experience the self-sufficiency of an "off-grid" lifestyle and enjoy a simple life, at a slower pace. Feel rejuvenated by escaping from a busy life ... just for awhile.


Deep Blue Haven has elevated panoramic views overlooking sheltered and pristine Whangaparapara Harbour, native forest hills and valleys, across to the historic whaling station, then out to sea.

The space
The comfortable three story home is an exposed timber dwelling with a warm and homely character and furnishings that capture the homestead and rustic nautical charm.

The top story and main bedroom has two double beds. The floor area is expansive and setup as an artists studio to enjoy the palatial views for relaxation and inspiration.

Lie in bed and admire the International Dark Sky Sanctuary clear night skies through the skylights or get professional stare gazing advice from the star watching section of the monthly barrier bulletin.

The second story has one queen bedroom and main bathroom. The large kitchen and living space features an old fashioned bar setting for entertaining. There’s a wood burning stove and cast iron cookware, but you'll also discover a full kitchen with modern facilities. There are large elevated decks and barbeque area for alfresco dining.

Early breakfast on the balcony will ensure stunning views as the sun reaches down the valley, feel alive being surrounded by nature. Large pods of dolphins are also visible in the harbour over summer.

The lower story has a spiral staircase with two queen bedrooms and is refreshingly cool to sleep in summer.

We have high quality beds, mosquito nets, window and door insect screens.

We have good Vodafone mobile coverage, internet and freeview television. Free endless data via iPad Hotspot.

The property has formed steps that wind down through the garden and native bush to the harbour waters edge. Its then 5 minutes walk along the road to Great Barrier Lodge with casual Family Restaurant and Bar till late. Walk on further to the sheltered harbour with floating jetty and boat ramp.

Enjoy swimming, sailing, snorkeling, spearfishing and scuba diving. Hooked on Barrier Charter sight seeing and fishing charters leave from the wharf. Hire a kayak. Standup paddle boarding in the early morning is very popular. Walk 2 minutes from the wharf to Crystal Bay for private sheltered high tide swimming. Walk another 15 minutes around the rocks and cast your line in.

My deep water mooring is available if you are bringing your vessel from the mainland.

From Whangaparapara its 15 minutes drive to Claris airport, Cafe, Thai restaurant, Art gallery, general store, Post Office and Bottle shop. Drive another 10 minutes to great surf and swimming beaches at Awana and Medlands.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
3 queen beds
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Waterfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV
Patio or balcony
Garden
Indoor fireplace
Refrigerator
Microwave

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4.77 out of 5 stars from 57 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Great Barrier Island, Auckland, New Zealand

Hosted by Nazareth

Joined in January 2018
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I'm Filipino and have lived in New Zealand for 32 years. My husband and I love our semi-retired life style on beautiful and peaceful Great Barrier Island. We are busy and help out in our very small community. We really enjoy sharing our summer paradise with AirBnB travelers. We meet lots of really friendly people. We raised our family in Auckland but now have the opportunity to live an off-grid lifestyle, enjoying simple pleasures like gardening, fishing, gathering firewood and cooking on a wood stove... its great. We are lucky, and grateful, to be living our dreams.
I'm Filipino and have lived in New Zealand for 32 years. My husband and I love our semi-retired life style on beautiful and peaceful Great Barrier Island. We are busy and help out…

During your stay

We usually stay in the adjacent property coach house and are available for advice and assistance with local transport, activities, DOC walking tracks, places to visit and eating out options.
Stone Wall store in Tryphena has a good selection of grocery supplies. However, bring any specialty items you require. We have back up supplies in our pantry and freezer, if required.
Eat from our spray free "organic principles" garden.
We have surf boards, wave ski`s, fishing rods.
If you want something.... ask, and we will do our best.

Presently we allow infants. However, the house has high decks with decorative balustrades, internal spiral staircase with gate, and exposed glasses and ornaments that can be removed. We also do not have a cot and mattress, but we are working on it. Best to discuss these aspects with us.
We usually stay in the adjacent property coach house and are available for advice and assistance with local transport, activities, DOC walking tracks, places to visit and eating ou…
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House rules

Check out: 10:00 am
Self check-in with building staff
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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