Muritai Cottage offers peace and privacy in a garden idyll that is home to many native birds. It lies a mere 6 minute walk from the panoramic boating haven of Putiki bay: Muritai tmeans 'sea breeze' or 'wind from the sea'.
This sunny, historic kauri cottage with north facing, sheltered indoor-outdoor flow is a joy for those wishing to just chill. Ideally suited to two couples, this home is centrally located, in the quiet haven of a little known cul-de-sac. You'll be away from the hustle and bustle of Waiheke, while close to all you need to experience the island. It's just a seven minute stroll to the Saturday Market, the supermarket, and an eclectic mix of shops and food and beverage outlets, including the famous Te Matuka Oysters.
You'll relax on the expansive deck, enjoying the peaceful view of the terraced cottage garden, take a stroll through Te Toki Reserve, along the Okahuiti Inlet, or around Anzac Bay. Goldies Vineyard is a twenty minute walk over the causeway, where you'll see the ever changing outlook as the tide ebbs and flows. Palm Beach is about a 25 min shady walk away. Or you can hop on a bus just three doors down from the cottage. It'll take you to Matiatia, Oneroa, Palm Beach or Rocky Bay. It's a five minute stroll to the bus stop for Onetangi. There are big tables for outdoor dining on the big deck, games and jigsaw puzzles, outdoor chess, and a day bed in a covered part of the deck. A grand old plum tree graces the scene. Tūī, fantails, silver eyes, riroriro and kererū abound, and the occasional kaka.
Both bedrooms with a Double bed, bedside tables with lights. One has built-in wardrobe with shelves and hanging rail, one has chest of drawers. Extra hanging space and bag storage in entrance way cupboard.
Bathroom has a shower over the bath, toilet, hand basin, vanity and heated towel rail (winter only). Washing machine and dryer.
A fully equipped, kitchen with dishwasher, electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and coffee plunger.
1 two-seater sofa and 1 two and half seatrer sofa and 1 arm chair: seats 5-6, fibre network for WIFI, stereo for CDs and radio, fireplace (winter only) and 2 x oil heaters
Dining room table with seating for 6 (4 extra chairs undercover outside if needed).
Two outdoor tables, one undercover with a bench seat and 4 chairs, the other open air with four chairs. Undercover daybed and single hammock. Ploughshare type BBQ with gas bottle. Off street parking for 1 car. This is a smoke free home. Please, no smoking anywhere on the property. Vapour devices outdoors only.
Ostend farmers' market and Countdown supermarket is only a 5 min walk away. 8 minutes walk will take you to the sea shore where you can enjoy the boating panorama that is intrinsic to the island
3 nights for the price of 2
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