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 Breathtaking, grandstand views over Palm Beach & out to Rakino Island
 Delicious kiwi cottage
 French doors to sunny deck with extensive views
 Let the sound of the waves lull you to sleep!

About This Property

Ballywhiskin is a particularly delightful holiday cottage in a unique grandstand position overlooking Palm Beach, Waiheke Island. The extensive views of the beach, the bay and on to Rakino Island are simply magical!! Originally built in the 1940's, the cottage has a recently renovated bathroom and kitchen and beautiful warm polished rimu floors throughout and is a very close walk to the Palm Beach Store and bus stop. Enjoy a glass of wine with friends on the large sunny deck overlooking the beach and bay or relax with a good book while keeping and eye on the comings and goings of the boats in the bay below.

This property has Charm with a capital 'C'! Perfect Waiheke accommodation.


 Bedroom 1 - the L shaped living room has a double bed tucked at one end with wrap around windows to make the most of the wonderful views over the beach and the bay. Bedside locker and lamp. Bed has an electric blanket.
 Bedroom 2 - the bedroom has 2 single beds, wardrobe and drawers, bedside tables and lighting.
 Bathroom - has one access door from the bedroom (with twin beds), plus another door from undercover (but not enclosed) entry porch just outside the kitchen door. Shower, vanity and toilet within bathroom.

 L shaped Deck on north western side of house overlooking the length of Palm Beach and bay plus views to Rakino Island. Railings are not suitable for small children. See photos.
 Sheltered east facing courtyard ideal for alfresco breakfasts
 Large sloping lawn with BBQ table
 Private pathway through bush to the beach
 3 sets of outdoor furniture
 Sun umbrella
 Gas BBQ
 Deck chair

 Open plan living, dining and main bed - very attractive with wonderful views, polished rimu floors
 French doors opening from living to deck
 Furnishings are of very good standard
 Radio, CD Player
 Scrabble, Cards, Trivial Pursuit, Boggle, books, magazines
 Cellphone reception ok
 Electric heating

 Full kitchen
 Fridge/freezer (medium sized)
 Dish-drawer dishwasher
 Coffee plunger
 Cookware, dinnerware and glassware of good to excellent standard
 Automatic washing machine and external clothes

 Gravel parking bay at edge of road
 Access from roadside parking to house is down a grassy slope which may be difficult for elderly or less abled, particularly in wet.

Important Notes

  • Sorry, children under 5 years not permitted for safety reasons
  • Deck approx 3 metres above ground (see photos)
  • Sorry, pets not permitted
  • No smoking inside property, please.
  • Less Abled - please see Access Notes
  • Rates (New Zealand Dollars - per night)

    1 May - 18 October $175
    19 Oct - 23 Dec $200
    24 Dec - 19 Jan $275
    20 Jan - 9 Feb, Easter $235
    10 February - 30 April $200
    1 night surcharge (May - Oct) $60

    Extras & Additional Costs

    Service Fee $18.00
    Exit cleaning $60

  • Linen is optional & available at $25 per person, please request at the time of booking.

  • Discounts & Special Deals

    3rd Night Free Deals valid 01 May – 31 Oct (except Public Holiday and 1/2 marathon weekends - 4th night Free).

    Linen & Cleaning


    Option 1 - Linen Provided

    • All linen will be provided at the cost is shown in “Extras & Additional Costs” above. Includes one (1) bath towel per person.
    • Please request Linen provision when making your booking.
    • Please bring your own beach towels (unless otherwise noted here).
    • Infants? Please bring along bed, blanket and all linen & towels for infants (unless otherwise advised)

    Option 2 - Bring All Your Own Linen

    • No linen will be provided. You will need to bring both top & bottom sheets for each bed, pillow slips, bath towels, bath mats, hand towels, kitchen towels and beach towels.
    • If using sleeping bags, a bottom sheet & pillow slip must be used on each bed as well.
    • Pillows and duvet, blanket or quilt for each bed will be provided at the property.
    • Infants? Please bring along bed, blanket and all linen & towels for infants (unless otherwise advised)

    Cleaning: The Standard Exit Cleaning Service is provided and the cost is shown in “Extras & Additional Costs” above.

    Minimum Bookings

    1 Night - (surcharge $60 may be booked within 10 days of arrival and off peak May to Oct only excl pub hols)
    2 Night minimum except for:-
    3 Nights Public Holiday weekends
    4 Nights Easter
    7 Nights 24 Dec - 31 Jan


    Booking Start or Finish day


    Reviews from Past Guests

    Review by Roy (Stayed in April)

    Sonia and Roy
    We spent the week after Easter, this was our third visit and we look forward to more in the future.
    Ballywhiskin is ideal, clean and comfortable with incredible views.
    The friendly people at the Beach Store and the Arcadia restaurant, in close proximity, adds to the enjoyment

    Review by Lucy (Stayed in January)

    We had an amazing stay at Ballywhiskin and Palm Beach during our summer holiday. The beach access track was a good work out - especially when done several times a day - and so handy. Easy to nip down to the beach, shop, cafe, and bus. The children loved being that close to the beach and the views from the house and deck are amazing. We didn't even mind the rain one morning - you could just sit and look out over the bay.
    Our one and only complaint would be the double bed. It was extremely soft and you could feel the springs through it. A new bed would make for a much more comfortable stay.
    We are looking forward to returning!

    Review by Catherine (Stayed in November)

    We had another wonderful 5 nights at Ballywhiskin. It's such an ideal location with fabulous views. Always find the cottage so clean and comfortable. We invited people over from Auckland city for the day whom were very impressed with our accomodation. We will return again soon. Please keep this property available as a rental holiday home.
    Kerry and Catherine Norman

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