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Devonport, Auckland

Bedrooms

4

Bathrooms

2

Max People

8

Car Available

Pets Possilbe

Property ID: 4436

Property type and description
House - Main residence

Location notes

  • Short drive to the beach
  • Walking distance from the beach
  • Inner city
  • Central city suburb
  • In a small village / town
  • Short drive to a small village / town
  • Short drive to a golf course

Swap parties allowed at this property

  • Singles
  • Couples
  • Couples - Retired
  • Families

Swap periods available

  • Weekends
  • School Holidays
  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Summer Holidays
  • Public Holidays

Nearest Town / City
Auckland

Nearest Airport
Auckland
39 KM

The location shown on this map is an approximate location, not the actual address of the property.

About us

Member ID: 22385

We are a outgoing adventurous family with three teenage boys 13, 15 & 16. We love the great outdoors and as a family do a significant amount of active exploring and travelling, be it hiking, cycling, skiing, introducing our children to new cultures. We have previously been part of Airbnb so we are use to sharing our home. We live in Devonport on Mount Victoria and own a 106 year old Church and Hall. We have converted the hall into our living space it is a very unique space which is fabulous for family groups. Our home comes with one particularly friendly cat.

Property description and facilities

Our home is a converted church hall nestled on the slopes of Mount Victoria in Central Devonport. We are 300 mtrs from the Devonport Village and 800 mtrs walk to the Ferry that will take you to Downtown Auckland. Our home is unique in so many ways, heated by a wood burner in winter. We have 4 bedrooms (1x King, 3 x Queen beds) all with Egyptian cotton sheets. Choice of two lounge rooms. Two bathrooms (both are downstairs). You have direct access to Mount Victoria from our property. Cleaner included, comes twice a week.
There are 5 bikes to ride.

  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Bikes available
  • Boat Parking
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Hifi / Music System
  • Indoor Shower
  • Internet
  • Kids toys available
  • Life Jackets
  • Mains water
  • Microwave
  • Mobile Coverage
  • Outdoor grassed area
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi
  • Wood burner

Location description and facilities

Auckland’s prettiest village – Devonport by the sea
Just 12 minutes by ferry from Auckland’s central business district and you’re a world away in beautiful Devonport. From the breathtaking sea and city views to the stunning beaches, boutique shopping, charming accommodation and café culture – it’s no wonder it’s rated one of the top spots to visit in Auckland .

Breathtaking panoramic views from Auckland’s top vantage spots

Devonport is located on a picturesque peninsula surrounded by the waters of the Waitemata Harbour. The two volcano cones boast some of the best look out points in Auckland. Walk, cycle, segway or take a mini bus tour to the summit of Mount Victoria and take in breathtaking panoramic views of the Auckland city skyline and its stunning harbour. Visit North Head for jaw-dropping ocean views across to Rangitoto and the islands of the Hauraki gulf. You will also see why Auckland is called the City of Sails!

Charming seaside village vibe with boutique accommodation and shopping

Famous for its collection of beautifully restored Victorian villas, Devonport boasts a fabulous range of boutique accommodation in a relaxed seaside setting. Take a stroll around the charming village and enjoy Devonport’s unique shopping experience – from designer jewellery to Kiwi inspired gifts. Marvel at the creative masterpieces showcased at Devonport’s acclaimed art galleries.

Gastronomic delights for food and wine lovers

Foodies adore Devonport for its cafe culture and specialty foods – including Devonport’s famous chocolatiers. Treat your tastebuds to the culinary delights of darling Devonport at one of its popular eating establishments. Sample fine wines of New Zealand at one of the historic bars and pubs in the village.

Family fun in Devonport – hands-on-history, beaches and playtime!

Devonport is a popular spot for entertaining the whole family. Start by exploring Devonport’s naval history; investigate North Head’s old bunkers and tunnels, or visit the Navy Museum for a fun family outing. Devonport’s safe swimming beaches are also popular with families as well as the scenic grassy areas and playgrounds that are dotted around the area.

A mere twelve minute ferry ride from Auckland’s CBD lies Devonport seaside village – a must see whilst in Auckland. The picturesque historic village boasts stunning views of Auckland city unseen from any other location and a number unique attractions.

1. Beautiful beaches

Devonport is home to a number of safe swimming beaches that are a perfect place to admire the stunning scenery. Sit back, relax, and if it’s warm take a refreshing dip in the ocean.

2. Boutique shops

Devonport high street is lined with a number of boutique shops. Browse book stores, fashion, home ware and arts; Devonport is the perfect place to find a gift or something special for you.

3. Self-guided audio tour

Take a walk around picturesuqe Devonport village and uncover its unique role in New Zealand’s history. Treat your eyes and ears to fascinating stories and awesome views from the waterfront, the side streets and the summit of Mount Victoria. Devonport Audio Tours are available for your mobile phone on the izi.Travel platform.

4. Explore by segway

Try something a little different and explore the sights of Devonport on a Segway! Join Auckland’s only guided Segway tour and discover Devonport in a novel and exciting way.

5. Mount Victoria look out

Stand at the top of the highest volcanic cone on Auckland’s North Shore and admire the magnificent 3600 views of Auckland and the Waitemata Harbour.

6. North head Historic Reserve

Explore a military tunnel complex at the most significant historical coastal defense site in New Zealand. North Head is perfect for history buffs and is an ideal picnic spot with beautiful views of the Auckland harbor.

7. Art galleries

Browse a selection of both traditional and contemporary Maori and New Zealand artworks at one of the many Devonport art galleries.

8. Victorian buildings and unique heritage

Devonport, one of the earliest settled areas of Auckland is rich in history with special links to the New Zealand navy. Whilst exploring Devonport you’ll see a number of beautiful Victorian buildings that are a feature of the area.

9. Victorian High Tea

Indulge yourself with a real Victorian High Tea at the Peace and Plenty Inn’s Heritage Victorian Villa. Dine upon home made scones, pastries, sandwiches and other delicious treats!

10. Tour Devonport by coach

Tour Devonport in the comfort of an Explorer Tour coaches and learn about Devonport’s unique history, architecture, parks and volcanoes. Devonport Tours offers two tour packages: The Explorer Tour and the Lunch Tour.

11. Naval Museum

The Torpedo Bay Navy Museum is a perfect place to learn about Devonport’s links with the New Zealand Navy. Take a tour from an expert guide, or get the children involved in the museum gallery activities; a perfect activity for adults and children alike. Free entry.

Facilities close by:

  • Aquarium
  • Art gallery
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Boat ramp
  • Boating
  • Bush Walking
  • Cafes
  • Canoeing
  • Cinema
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Historical sites
  • Jet skiing
  • Kids playground
  • Museum
  • Night clubs
  • Paddle boarding
  • Parks - Local or regional
  • Playing fields
  • Public library
  • Public swimming pool
  • Public transport
  • Pubs
  • Restaurants
  • Rock pools
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Skate park
  • Swimming beach
  • Tennis
  • Theatre
  • Weekend farmers markets
  • Windsurfing

Pets to care for at this property

There may be pets to care for on this property.

One very affectionate cat.

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