This 4 bedroom character filled holiday cottage that has been owned by the same family for 3 generations. Recently the house has gone through a complete make over. The inside was renovated, fully redecorated and all applicances replaced. However, the essence of the home has been retained. This remains, at its heart, a classic Kiwi bach.
As soon as you step through the front door all those childhood memories come flooding back. Here as kids we could spend all day on the beach and run home without having to worry about sand on our feet or being told off by the oldies for making a mess. Family dinners around the huge dining table and games of hide and seek on the lawn.
With 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms the house can comfortably sleep 8 guests. The bed configuration has the Master bedroom with a California (split-able) King bed in a large room which opens onto the wrap around covered deck, with the view across the Bay. The second bedroom has a king bed and the third bedroom in the main house has a king single bed.
At the back door is the sleep out, which has a double and single in one room along with a connected en-suite with shower and toilet.
The compact kitchen is completely remodeled with a Smeg oven and gas hob, stainless steel dishwasher, micro wave and full size fridge-freezer. There are plenty of bowls, platters and utensils - everything you may need to whip up the great meal. We have kept the cupboards in their original 1920s configuration although repainted, they are still the same colour. There are also board games and books galore, along with free use of the kayaks under the house.
The living /dining room are open plan, the vinyl floor was installed in the 1960s and we have worked hard to retain this feature. There is a large hand made table and benches, and the lounge has a comfortable sofa area.
There is a 40" TV with Sky and of course free Wifi as well as stacks of books, magazines and board games to keep you occupied.
There is also newly installed air conditioning/heat-pump unit to keep you cool during summer months and warm during winter times.
The wrap around deck has a large BBQ and outdoor furniture and at the front of the property a large flat lawn offers space to play and a good spot to park a boat. There is a further lawn to the rear, this has a purpose built area for a tent.
Drop Anchor is truly delightful, which will suit guests looking for that special and memorable holiday experience, they just don’t make houses like this anymore. If you are looking for a traditional kiwi beach holiday in an authentic and unspoiled location, look no further.
Please note that a 7-night minimum stay is required from the 20th Dec to the 10th January, a 3-night minimum stay for long weekends and 2-night minimum stay at all other times. One night bookings can be accommodated, during the 2 night minimum stay periods, at a 50% loading on the nightly rate (please inquire with the office).
Waiheke Unlimited offers a wide range of services for the duration of your visit, including private in-house Chefs, daily housekeeping, beach towel hire, transport, tours and experiences, massage, child minding, port-a-cot and/or high chair hire, etc. Advance bookings required.
Enclosure Bay beach · Onetangi beach · The Venue · Charlie Farley's · Poderi Crisi vineyard · Stonyridge vineyard ·Passage Rock vineyard · Man O War vineyard and cafe · Oneroa 5 mins away · Palm Beach 5 mins away · Supermarket 5 mins away ·Ferry terminal 5 mins away ·