Ewen (picture right) works at Obsidian vineyard and can tell you all about flora and gardening.
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Gay guest room in house
Well-apppointed room in our house on Waiheke Island. Sea view on balcony. Shared bathroom. Full breakfast included.
OverviewCome and stay at our place, Uphill Garden, on an island in the South West Pacific Ocean. We are a gay male couple, Ewen is a New Zealander and Hans is an expatriate from Belgium.
We have lived on Waiheke Island since 1998 and we love meeting people from around the world to share our island with.
From Auckland Airport, the Airbus will get you to the downtown ferry terminal and the ferry takes about 40mins to Waiheke. We will try to pick you up from the island ferry terminal but you can make your own arrangements too.
If you want to bring your car over from Auckland, the car ferry service operates from Half Moon Bay in East Auckland.
Our island is blessed with beaches (two of them clothes-optional), vineyard wine tasting and restaurants, adventure activities, coastal cliff walks and many artist studios selling arts and crafts. There is a 9-hole public golf course.
It's easy to get around by hiring a car, scooter, e-bike, or even on the island bus.
We can advise on what to do and see, according to your interests. Even simply blissing out after a longhaul flight or recharging your batteries before the trip back home after your New Zealand holiday are perfectly possible too.
Feel free to share our house, deck and garden. Our house is very private and we can go clothes-optional if you prefer that.
We occasionally host gay parties for our island friends and you'll be more than welcome to meet the locals.
You can find Uphill Garden on Facebook where we have posted more pictures
LocationWaiheke Island is 40mins by ferry from downtown Auckland.
Uphill Garden is about 10mins drive from the island ferry terminal, 20 minutes by bus.
The gay-friendly clothes-optional beaches are a few kilometres away.
Important information. We have a cat and he prefers his private patch, so we cannot accommodate any other pets.
. Please, no smoking inside the house.
. The rate is cash per person per night.
. Check out is 2:00pm
. Breakfast is included, please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.