Cottage stay close to beaches, nature, walks and all amenities on beautiful Waiheke Island in Auckland, New Zealand


New Zealand

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    We have lived here on the island since 2010 and really love it. The island is beautiful and has so many amazing places to see. Surrounded by the sea with lovely beaches and walks is sometimes hard to imagine how we can actually live here. Not far from where I grew up (North shore) but feels like a Paradise here. I take sole care of my 14 year old daughter since 2009 when my wife passed. Jade is now in year 9 at high school. I have a couple of properties and now mainly work from home. We have an awesome cat (Harry) (7yrs) whom we all serve but he does like cuddles occasionally. Jade and I both really enjoy the company of having visitors to stay.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This would be a good opportunity for someone to stay in one of the most beautiful places in NZ.. Paradise in paradise:)
    Improve your english, come adventure with us if you want. We can show you where all the nice walks and views are, we live just 2 mins walk from the beach, or if you prefer just to do your own thing, its a great place to just chill..

  • Help


    The role is generally more relaxed, helping out around the house with whatever you’re comfortable with. For us is nice to have help with some cleaning and with meals is always wonderful but we don’t have any fixed schedule, if you want to you can make your own. Sometimes babysitting the cat and occasionally I need help with a project.. No Drivers licence required. We are happy to give you tips and can show you around all the best places and give you a locals perspective =)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I want my daughter to learn another language.

  • Accommodation


    Seperate room, single bed with wifi, We have Netflix.. and 'Harry' a cuddly cat that will totally adore you;) Close to shops, beaches etc

    Note: Good communication is always best.. Easy role.

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    What else ...

    Waiheke Island is a popular destination for beaches, vineyards, wine tasting, festivals, walking and hiking and it also offers a variety of outdoor attractions in a relaxed seaside atmosphere and also has quite a hippie vibe with a large South American traveler base. So great If you like to house party!🥳

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    3 bedroom cottage

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Off street parking available

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, less on weekends

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Host ref number: 513153766458