The Harbour View House is part of an historical Onehunga settler's farm possibly built around 1879 by a family of French and Scottish immigrants at the top of the Hill dominating the Onehunga Village. Originally boat builders, the first occupants of the land were also making canoes and barges for the British troops garrisoned at the Jellicoe Hill fort. The boat making facility was dismantled after the end of the Maori wars and part of the farm was transformed into a school and residential area. Members of the family left New Zealand to get tertiary education in Britain and most came back to live on their family estate as teachers and lawyers. The property has now been fully restored and has become a historical landmark.
The Kauri Colonial Cottage was built over the ruins of the initial Horse stables and well, re-using a few decorative parts of the original building as a reminder of the past. It is a stand alone accommodation, totally independent and located at the back of our property. It is surrounded by a large sunny landscaped garden with private access, car park and barbecue area.
Perfect for the privacy of a single person or a couple, It can also accommodate up to 4 guests and 1 baby. It features an open plan living room with double sofa bed and writing desk opening onto a large veranda with swing sofa and outdoor dining, a fully equipped kitchenette, a separate bathroom and full laundry facility. The mezzanine double bedroom has an elevated view overlooking the Manukau Harbour. The entire cottage is air conditioned by a silent heat/cold pump unit.
Flat screen TV with Netflix, Apple TV, Blue Ray DVD player and movie selection.
Hydrotherapy pool (Hot Spring Spa) is conditional to arrangement. (Not available during Covid-19 alerts 1-4).
The Harbourview House
The original homestead faces the Manukau Harbour. Decorated with a blend of antique French and kiwi furniture, it features original fire places, polished Kauri floors and Persian rugs.
Sleeping up to six guests and totally self contained, it includes a living room and a lounge with sofa (both with working fireplaces), a separate dining room, a fully equipped kitchen with scullery and laundry, a large master bedroom with sun room overlooking the Harbour, a second bedroom, a bathroom with shower and colonial bath tub.
The back patio is equipped for outdoor entertaining with conservatory lounge, landscaped patio, barbecue area and Spa pool.
Fully or partly serviced.
Standards Rates (All Seasons) are in NZ Dollars and include 15% Gst- These prices are only for direct booking (without agent) and valid until December 2021. Prices are indicative only and may vary according to seasons, special events and public holidays.
Cottage 1 (Single):
1 Single only: $180.00 / Night $1,200.00 / Week
Two singles: $200.00 / Night $1,300.00 / Week
Cottage 2 (Double):
Double: $190.00 / Night $1,250.00 / Week
Extra person: $45.00 / Night $300.00 / Week
Double: $3,000.00 / Week (By arrangement only)
Extra person: $250.00 / Week
Holiday season (1st Dec- 31st March) & public holidays:
Extra charge: Please add 10% to above prices
Low season (1st May- 31st August) except public holidays:
Discount: - 10% to standard prices
Off street Parking, Internet access, satellite TV and bio-cleaning fee are standard and included in the price.
Standard Breakfasts $25.00 / person
are optional and provided on a self service basis.
Cooked Breakfast $35.00 / person
are by arrangement and "à la Carte" served in your room or Veranda dining between 8am and 9:30am
Early reservation by Email is essential.