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Drop Anchor - Beachfront cottage

Enclosure Bay Oneroa

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“"Just a quick note to let you know that we really enjoyed our stay at drop anchor. It’s an amazing property in a gorgeous location and we’ll definitely be back."”
Marion Rosa Jan 2019

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Drop Anchor is a historic cottage sitting beach side (only 40 paces away) at Enclosure Bay, which is only a few kilometers from Oneroa Village, Oneroa Beach and Palm Beach, therefore perfectly positioned. This 4 bedroom character filled holiday cottage, has gone through a complete make over where the inside was gutted and replaced with modern facilities and furnishings, but we have definitely kept the old world Retro style giving it a delightful charm and feel to it. Sitting on the deck gives one the feeling they maybe on a cruise liner as the water is at eye height and so close. You get to enjoy all day sun from this gem.

This is a classic property, which perfectly represents the type of Bach the grand parents used to have, many of you may remember such a place in your youth, where as kids, we loved the situation of being able to 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.

Drop Anchor is one of very few properties remaining in that original state, a real classic gem which has now gone through a complete upgrade and makeover, making it super cool and comfortable.

The main house has 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. 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 split king bed. and the third bedroom has a King single bed. The sleep-out which is at the back door has a queen bed and single bed along with a full bathroom.

The kitchen is completely remodeled with gas oven and hob, dishwasher, micro wave and fridge freezer, along with being well equipped with most everything you may need to whip up the great meal.. We have kept the cupboards as they were, although repainted, they are still the same colour.

The living /dining room are open plan, with a large hand made table and benches, and the lounge has all new furniture. A 40” TV is on the wall equipped with Sky channels, along with a stereo which has a USB connection for smart phones, and of course free Wifi.

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.

The wrap around deck has BBQ and outdoor furniture. A big flat lawn runs off the front, and there is a further lawn to the rear, this has a purpose built area for a tent.

The property can accommodate 8

There are also board games and books galore, along with free use of the kayaks under the house.

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 ·

FACILITIES

Beach front Cottage · North Facing · Fully restored and modernised 1920's cottage · 4.5 bedrooms sleeping 8 with extra baby room · Master Bedroom with Split King bed, Bedroom 2 with Split King, Bedroom 3 King Single. · The sleep-out has a double and single bed plus a smaller room suitable for young children or babies · 2 bathrooms with showers · Brand new kitchen with dishwasher  · both washer and drier in laundry · Gas Stove/hob ·Fridge freezer · Flat screen TV with Sky · Stereo · Wifi · BBQ · Special area for tents ·Flat lawn front and back · Parking for multiple cars ·Boat ramp at end of street · board games, books, kayaks · Pet friendly (must be well behaved and toilet trained)

“My family and I have just spent 2 superb weeks at Drop anchor. It was not what we were expecting but far exceeded our expectations. This character filled cottage gave us a truly unique kiwi beach holiday experience. Its not 5 star property but it is a 5+ star experience. The kids ran around exploring and my wife and I just sat back and relaxed. Highly recommended if you are wanting a chilled laid back holiday.
Thank you we will be back.”
Andrew S. Nov 2018
“"Great spot, we anchored our boat in Sandy Bay and walked to the property. House was clean and had everything we needed. Good having the sleep out as extra accommodation. Was nicer than we expected. Very efficient and easy to deal with. Owners left Easter eggs and ice for us which was a nice touch."”
Meredith Maclean April 2018
““A delightful Bach and very helpful hosts””
Julie Inglis March 2018
“"Very easy to deal with. All questions/concerns dealt with promptly. The house suited our needs very well. It was clean and comfortable and the view was beautiful! There is plenty of seating on the porch as well as inside the house. The kitchen is well equipped and the shower works great. One oddity is that the beds are on wheels so if you want to sit up and read in bed, you may find yourself travelling across the room. The only negative is that the washing machine is complicated to figure out; the plumbing is hooked up to the sink in a unique way."”
Laura Thompson March 18
“Great place to visit with family or friends. Drop Anchor has everything you need and is located in quaint Enclosure Bay. Great swimming at high tide (endorsed by the few locals who know about it) It is only 5 mins of the beaten track from Oneroa. We have been to Waiheke many times and we were delighted with this new find.”
Ian Stephens Feb 2018
“Drop Anchor is Drop Dead gorgeous. Thank you we had a really lovely time and will return. Highly recommended.”
Goodhue Feb 18
“Absolutely amazing house with everything available to ensure that my family could relax and we could really enjoy our time together in such a beautiful location! Ed is such a tremendous host...thank you!! :)”
Lani Williams Feb 16
“Location, location, location! Had a fantastic stay at Enclosure Bay this week and it was very difficult to leave! Lovely house with all the comforts of home + a touch of luxury. Amazing views from most rooms in the house and perfect weather. Communication with our host, both before and during our stay was great and any issues were promptly addressed. Loved this house”
Jackie Burdette Dec 15
“Perfect in every way. Just as described, a lovingly restored cottage, with a wonderful feel, and in the greatest location. The boys went diving for dinner while us girls sat on the deck and chilled. What a wonderful weekend, thankyou, we are already planning our return.”
Susi M Oct 15
“LOCATION LOCATION
This property has just that.It is excellent, and great value.”
Emily E Sept 15
“i have just had the privilege of being one of the first guests to stay at your new listing, Drop Anchor, Enclosure Bay. What a treat! Everything one could want for a marvelous holiday, thank you.”
Penny Smith

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7 night minimum Dec 20 - Jan 10; 3 night minimum Easter, Queens Birthday, Labour Weekend,  Anniversary weekends; 2 night minimum all other times.

Please note that a once off service fee applies per booking.

Although we have a minimum of 2 night stays required, we maybe able to offer you a 1 nights stay, depending upon availability, please inquire with the office for available options.

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