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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. New 2004.
 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)
 Dishdrawer 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
 No path from parking area to home, accessed down a grassy slope which may be difficult for elderly or disabled, particularly in wet.

 "We had a marvellous time at Ballywhiskin. When we walked in my wife said she thought she had died and gone to heaven. The house is spotlessly clean. We could not recommend it high enough to cover the tranquil feeling. We would definitely recommend it to a couple or friendly four. ??????????" Brian - Apr
 "We absolutely loved our stay in Ballywhiskin – really clean, everything there, amazing view, lovely little cottage and a good walk down to Palm Beach. We did stay there 3 years ago so we knew what to expect and we were again very happy with the place and will definitely want to book it again in the future. The website is an accurate representation and we would recommend it highly." Jill, Dec
 "We enjoyed our stay at Ballywhiskin. We loved the view and always managed a quick visit to the beach before our day began."
 "We both loved the lovely little cottage we rented,well furnished and comfortable with nice views of the beach."
 "Everything was 100% with the house very clean everything we needed. We had a wonderful time. Thank you will book it again."
 "The holiday home was clean and tidy and had a great view"
 "We had a great time, loved the bach, couldn't have been better, everything we needed, would definitely be keen to use again" - Ann
 "The house was fantastic -very clean and well looked after! I would certainly hire the house again, very happy" - Halena

Important Notes

Deck railings not suitable for children under 5 years- see photographs. Deck approx 3 metres above ground.

Rates (New Zealand Dollars - per night)

30 Apr - 18 October $140
19 Oct - 23 Dec $190
24 Dec - 19 Jan $260
20 Jan - 9 Feb, Easter $210
10 February - 30 April $190

PLUS exit cleaning $60
Linen available at $25 per person

Discounts & Special Deals

3rd Night Free Deals valid 01 May – 31 Oct (except Public Holiday and 1/2 marathon weekends - 4th night Free).
OR Discounts available off nightly rate:
3-4 nts 5%; 5-7 nts 10%; 8-10 nts 15%; 11-14 nts 20%. Longer stay please enquire. Discounts are not available 16 Dec-16 Feb or public holiday weekends

Linen & Cleaning

Linen: Linen and bath towels can be provided at cost shown below nightly rates. Please request at time of booking. Otherwise, guests will provide all own linen (i.e. top and bottom sheets, pillow slips, all towels and bath linen, teatowels). Pillows and Duvets or blankets will be provided at the property.

Exit Cleaning: Standard exit cleaning service is provided automatically and the cost is shown below the nightly rates.

Minimum Bookings

2 Night minimum except for:-
3 Nights Public Holiday weekends
4 Nights Easter
7 Nights 24 Dec - 31 Jan


Sorry, pets not permitted
Sorry, children under 5 years not permitted due to safety.
No smoking inside property, please.
Parking bay on roadside at front of property for 1 vehicle


Reviews from Past Guests

Review by: Brian (Stayed in April)

We had a marvellous time at Ballywhiskin. When we walked in my wife said she thought she had died and gone to heaven. The house is spotlessly clean. We could not recommend it high enough to cover the tranquil feeling. We would definitely recommend it to a couple or friendly four.

Review by: Beth (Stayed in March)

We had a fabulous time. We love staying at Ballywhiskin. It is our second time staying there and we loved it just as much as the first time. A very magical spot.

Review by: Angela (Stayed in March)

We LOVED it! The property and location was perfect for us. We really enjoyed our time there - just a shame we couldn't stay longer.
But we will definitely be back! Thanks so much. -

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