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

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)

1 May - 18 October $150
19 Oct - 23 Dec $190
24 Dec - 19 Jan $260
20 Jan - 9 Feb, Easter $210
10 February - 30 April $190

Extras & Additional Costs

PLUS exit cleaning $60
Linen available at $25 per person - linen for double bed not available 10-19 March 2019 sorry

Discounts & Special Deals

3rd Night Free Deals valid 01 May โ€“ 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


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

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


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Reviews from Past Guests

Review by Snow and Joyce (Stayed in February)

This was our first visit to Waiheke.
Just loved it, the location of Ballywhiskin was great and the out look amazing.
The house was lovely and clean and had everything we needed.
We used local buses to get around and bus stop is a five minute walk from Ballywhiskin and beach access very close.
Would certainly go back.
Joyce and Snow.

Review by Deb and Rich (Stayed in January)

For us Ballywhiskin is an idyllic summer retreat. Stock up in nearby Ostend and you need not go further than the bach or Palm Beach to completely unwind and relax.

Review by Rosemary (Stayed in January)

We must love Ballywhisken because we have now been 13 times! This is truly a bach, with comfortable simplicity. It feels relaxing and welcoming, is always clean and has everything you need. The view is second to none and the ability to wander down the private access path for a quick swim is a real bonus. I really donโ€™t want to tell too many people about it because we love it so much ourselves!Highly recommended.

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