The Boatshed, Waiheke, New Zealand
Inspired by the early-settler boatsheds which scatter the shores up and down New Zealand, this contemporary ‘boatshed designed’ boutique hotel is an idyllic sanctuary in the heart of beautiful Waiheke Island. Capturing the essence of New Zealand’s nautical heritage, the fun and stylish design is instantly inviting and relaxing. Just a 35 minute ferry ride across the Hauraki Gulf from downtown Auckland, Waiheke's laidback island lifestyle offers an eclectic mix of vineyards, fabulous beaches, artists' studios and great food and wine!
The Boatshed, Waiheke Island
Accommodation at The Boatshed is as varied as it is striking. Choose between the three traditional Boatshed Suites which boast magnificent views over the bay; the unique three-storey Lighthouse Suite which enjoys pride of place with panoramic views (complete with telescope) from the top floor lounge and first floor bedroom; The Bridge Suite which sits above the heart of the main building with extra privacy and wonderful elevated views across the bay; two beautifully appointed Boatshed Bungalows with substantial space for relaxed beach living; the contemporary Watertower with a fabulous roof garden; and the wonderful Owner's Cottage with a private pool and fantastic kitchen and living space for those who prefer a little more independence.
The Boatshed enjoys an elevated position overlooking Oneroa Bay – it takes just a few minutes to get down to the beach, whilst the cafés and shops in nearby Oneroa village are only a ten minute walk away. Dining at the Boatshed is a must however, so be sure to dine-in during your stay and enjoy the excellent cuisine served with fine New Zealand wine in a relaxed setting. The menu showcases the local fresh, organic produce – with a special emphasis on succulent seafood. A picnic lunch for the beach can also be arranged.
There is so much to do on Waiheke Island, from watersports and hiking trails to winery tours and art galleries. There's even a zipline that combines an adrenalin rush with a fascinating and immersive nature walk. Your wonderful host, Jonathan, and his friendly team will give you plenty of island tips, so grab a glass of wine and have a chat in The Boatshed's stunning Longroom. It's easy to get around the island on public transport, or hire a car or scooter for more independent exploration. The Boatshed is also the ideal place to relax, unwind and do nothing at all. Read a book in the delightful gardens or indulge in a fabulous spa treatment in the privacy of your room or in the cute little garden spa room. This stylish seaside retreat is the perfect place to relax for a few days either at the beginning or end of your New Zealand holiday.
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