Kiwi house Waiheke is a beautiful little place only 2.5 kilometres from the Matiatia bay ferry terminal where the boats from Auckland arrives, and about 1 kilometre from the small city centre above Oneroa beach. The bus number 1 will take you from the ferry terminal to Moa Avenue in 8 minutes, and from there it is just a 250 meters walk via the marked path.
Kiwi house is a professionally operated B&B with 6 rooms in total. It has several balconies and terraces and the design is very well thought through. Our room had comfortable beds and was big enough.
Rooms have no air conditioning, but fans. Ventilation was not the best so we had the windows open during the day and night. However, make sure to close them when the room is lit to keep the mosquitos out.
The owner is friendly and very helpful. Free and fast Wi-Fi, which unfortunately for some reason did not work on the upper floor during our visit.
An excellent self-service breakfast is included and served in the kitchen. Free coffee/tea and biscuits during your stay. There is also a kitchenette a fridge and a kettle on the upper floor. There is only one bathroom and that can cause some queues.
Check in is between 2 pm to 6 pm, if you do not arrange something else with the owner. Checkout time is 10.30, which is generous for New Zealand, where almost all hotels have checkout before 10.
I can really recommend this place. A true home away from home experience.
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