Bach-like in feel, this home captures a holiday mood. Achitectually designed home.

Bach-like in feel, this home captures a holiday mood. Achitectually designed home.


May 2016

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Location: Piha Beach, New Zealand. 50 mins drive from Auckland International Airport.
Size: 140 square metres; 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

The house was designed to face south so it would capture the scene towards Karekare beach whilst the front of the home enjoys views toward Piha beach. A covered entry frames a view like a living artwork. The House is bathed in sun from early morning to sunset.

The home has a simple-yet-striking geometry. Two offset forms of varying heights add interest to the architecture. Entry is via a deck from the north-facing courtyard. Inside, the home has two bedrooms with an attached bunk room, and two bathrooms – one upstairs and one combined with the laundry downstairs.

The lower level of the home includes a kitchen, living and dining zone, which steps down to a TV pit that has striking views of the Waitakere Ranges. Comfy seating and a wood-burner offers a snug respite from the elements in winter. King size bed and views over the valley and ocean from both bedrooms.The bath has uninterrupted views over a hillside of tea tree as does the outdoor spa pool.

The home is situated at the top of the Piha hill, 2 minutes by car to the black sand beach and surf. Some of Auckland's best walks are literally on your doorstep and carve through the Waitakere Ranges. This is a unique quite spot in an extremely rustic, beautiful part of New Zealand. Piha is the main beach but there are 4 beaches (Anawhata, Whites, karekare and Whatipu) all within close proximity.

There is a Library, store, cafe, fish and chip shop, pub with great food, art gallery, tennis courts, bowling green, surf club that serves beers, wine and food in summer. The good thing about Piha is that it lies at the base of the Waitakere Ranges, a protected area (park) spanding 20 kilometers back toward auckland city.

This is just an awesome part of NZ with so much to offer from surfing to hiking and just chilling out watching the sun set over the Tasmen Sea. There is surf all year round as Piha is one of the West Coasts most consistent surf breaks. KareKare beach (3-4mins by car) is a famous beach featured in the movie the Piano.


Dave 's reviews

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More about us

  1. We are mellow, enjoy life and would treat you place with the same respect we have for ours

  2. Dave works as a Paramedic and Emma works for a fashion label

  3. We enjoy surfing, camping, traveling., beers, wine.

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