Perfect for a couple, family, or event. 20 metres to beach, 50 mins to Auckland
I have been hosting since 1999, I love people enjoying our family holiday home when we aren't! It's too beautiful to keep to ourselves.
Why Vicki chose Piha
Piha... it's magic. Discovered by accident, never forgotten. The roar of the ocean. The clean pure air and environment. Surfing lessons, and international surf competitions. Canyoning, tennis, bowls. Walking for miles along the soft sand, beachcombing for the perfect tiny purple Piha shells, exploring the rock pools; or through the benign natural bush to the lookout, to the gargoyles in the cliffs, the blowhole, waterfalls, the Blue Pool, the Gap, the Keyhole, the Washing Machine. The eccentric, arty, friendly locals. The brave surfers. It's energising and relaxing. Food for the soul.
What makes this House unique
It's a stunning, atmospheric house at the best location in Piha! The everchanging view. Watching storms over the ocean from the fireside with the doors open, in winter. Sunbathing on the roof. Entertaining on the deck, sheltered from the prevailing south-westerly wind, a lovely microclimate even on cold windy days. Swinging in the hammock under the pohutukawas covered in a sea of red flowers. The barbecue with a view, with fresh herbs and salads from the garden. Lemonade from the lemon tree. Sleeping with the sound of the ocean, waking to the sound of the native wood pigeons, bellbirds, tuis, fantails and many other birds, showering in pure rainwater. Coffee or cocktails lazing on the warm sand dune outside before strolling up the beach to brunch, dinner or drinks at the excellent restaurants. Or alfresco on the deck. Full of wonderful history, our house was built by a local philanthropist with shipped in materials, before there was a road, since extended. Author Maurice Shadbolt lived here in the 1970s, and the Fresh Squeezed surfboards were made and sold in our garage in the 1980s. Just about everyone in Piha slept in the boatshed loft in those days.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Thanks Vicki for the fantastic hospitality. Fantastic views and great place to stay. Will definitely be staying again.
Comfort right by the beach
We stayed just one night here, and found it comfortable and all as described - host was very welcoming and even prepared a fire for our arrival. Right next to the sand, with beautiful views. Many thanks.
Brilliant Beach Bach
We enjoyed our stay at Vicki's place. The view was fabulous. Loved seeing the Piha Lion looking majestically out to sea. Really appreciated having Vicki light the fire for us on a damp, windy afternoon - this really made us feel welcome and relaxed. It was the perfect place for our team retreat.
Great place to stay!
We had a lovely time staying here in Piha. Would definitely stay here again.
Location and view is Amazing..
We came from the East Coast, Tauranga for something a little different. The rawness of Piha is something that I really like and where Vicki’s property is situated is pretty magical. My son loves to surf so being straight across from the beach is perfect. The house is simple but gives you an awesome Kiwiana feel and accommodates a family well. Great huge deck to relax on and enjoy the views at different times of the day. We found the host Vicki really easy to deal with, all in all an awesome few days!
Craig and Tash and family
Thanks Craig, see you again! Vicki
Had an awesome stay! Amazing relaxing escape!
Amazing get away, we did a whole day bbq with a view of the beach with a choice between shade from the native trees or the great beach sun. We did great beach walks and lookout walks just round the corner. Perfect mixture of privacy with a bit of flashiness relaxing on the beach front with family and friends. Only there for a day but definitely planning on another stay later on in the summer. Thanks vicki!
Piha is a place of power and beauty, with a long beach of fine sand, and a small friendly, social community. It is surrounded by 160 square km of pristine reserve. A Popular hideaway for local and international celebrities.
3-4 excellent restaurants within easy strolling distance. Or 14 km away at the top of the Waitakeres with breathtaking views, Elevation restaurant, The Falls restaurant offers more formal dining in Henderson 20 minutes away, or the full selection of New Zealand's gourmet paradise in Auckland.
Many spectacular walks, short or long, easy or challenging with sensational views, beautiful vegetation and birdlife. Lots of hidden swimming places tucked away on the walks.
There is surf hire and lessons, souvenirs, a tennis court, and the local bowling club where people of all ages play, playgrounds and an art gallery with unique, quality items for the full range of prices. There is canyoning and other activities run by local operators.
There is a local vegetable market at the camping ground each Saturday, where local exchange their home grown produce.
Only 20 minutes from Waitakere City and less than an hour's commute to the full facilities of Auckland (City of Sails, NZ's commercial centre), Manukau and the North Shore. Wineries and many places of interest (crystal mountain, Kiwifarm, Just Plane Interesting) along the route.