My daughter (2 yrs), my husband and I have stayed in this great cottage for one month and enjoyed every moment. Elke, Nik and their two grown children were really nice, warm-hearted, open-minded and helpful at any time. On the other hand, they respected our privacy so that we've had the feeling to live in our own little cottage with great cooperative neighbours. Elke has helped us a lot with finding great places to visit or getting medical help nearby. The cottage itself is a really unique place to stay. Situated about 35 minutes to Auckland CBD in the heart of a dense beautiful jungle the cottage has everything which makes your stay pretty convenient. The kitchen is well appointed with lots of cooking and baking accessories as well as some nice magazines next to a flat screen television with great nature DVDs. The Wifi internet connection was very stable and fast. Next to this, the cottage has a nice terrace with a BBQ, sun umbrellas and a buggy board. We've really appreciated the peace in this place!! At night we could hear from time to time a Kiwi bird calling which was really special. There are some great beaches next to this place, with about 20 minutes by car. Our favorite one was Piha Beach which is really an amazing location to relax yourself, go for a run or to surf in the high waves.
We really recommend this place because of its individual character and due to the great hosts which have made our holiday to a great experience with lots of loving details like bringing us freshly catched and cooked fish or inviting us for an Easter breakfast or pizza barbecue.
We loved our stay at Kauri cottage. Elke, Nick, Ben and Nadia are truly wonderful people and made our stay super special. The cottage is lovely, clean and very well equipped. It's located an easy drive into CBD and some spectacular beaches. This family will do literally anything for you, but if you prefer privacy, then that is also respected. We highly recommend this place!
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