Once & Floral Cottage

We are delighted to invite you to come and enjoy Once & Floral Cottage. We're sure you will appreciate the peaceful rural setting and native birdsong. Just 1 hour from Auckland city, this is a private whole dwelling.

You can truly wind down and relax... but don't worry, just because you're in the country it doesn't mean there isn't excellent WIFI & Sky TV. A recent review said "What a little GEM. The serene surroundings alone set the peaceful stay!"

This gorgeous private whole dwelling shares a 3 acre property with the hosts, however there is plenty of space and privacy and a wonderful rural outlook.

The main double bedroom is located inside the main living area. However the second bedroom (with 2 single beds) is accessed via the large covered deck area. Please note: You have to go outside to access the second bedroom.

There is off street parking for 2/4 vehicles. A fantastic wood fireplace keeps the whole house toasty in winter (wood and kindling etc supplied). The kitchen has a fridge, cutlery, plates, glasses, cups, serve-wear, pots & pans, toaster, kettle, oil, salt and pepper etc. Everything you will need to self cater. There is also tea, coffee, milk (including plunger coffee) supplied.

Type of Accommodation:
Short Term (up to 27 days)
Long Term (28 days +)
We accept bookings through:
LiveLocal
Airbnb
Booking.com
VRBO
Direct Bank Transfer
Hosts Private Website
Guests: 4
Beds: 3
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Property Type: Farm Stay
Types of beds: 1 queen bed and 2 singles (single bed with trundler bed underneath)
Basic Amenities:
Self check-in
Private bathroom
Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Breakfast included
Free parking
Air conditioning
Heating
Washing machine
Dryer
TV
Workspace
Extra Amenities:
Private entrance
Outdoor space
Iron
Shampoo
Hair dryer
Towels
Bed linen
Extra pillows
Extra towels
Laundry detergent
Clothes hangers
Indoor fireplace
Conventional oven
Dishwasher
Coffee maker
Toaster
Kettle or Jug
Microwave
Fridge
Hob or Cooktop
Dishes and cutlery
Pots and pans
Barbecue
Netflix
Chromecast
Freeview TV
Sky TV
Family:
Cot
High chair
Game console
Children's books and toys
House Rules:
OK for kids (3-12 yrs)
OK for minis (under 3)
OK for dogs
OK for other pets
Smoking allowed
Parties & events allowed
House Rules:
Quiet hours after 10pm
Strictly no pets
Strictly no parties
Strictly no smoking
Not suitable for kids or infants
Must not exceed maximum occupancy
Visitors welcome but not overnight
Visitors by prior approval only
No cooking of strong smelling food
Parking instructions: Rural unsealed driveway. As you drive up the drive you will see the cottage located to the right hand side.
Home Safety:
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Smoke detector (mandatory)
Carbon monoxide detector
Digital security safe
Things to note:
Must climb stairs
Potential for noise
Pet(s) live on property
No parking on property
Some spaces are shared
Surveillance or recording devices on property
During your stay: Expect to have your own space, with help nearby in person
Minimum Nights Stay: 1
Check-in time: After 2:00 pm
Checkout time: 11:00 am
The neighbourhood: Located in the quiet country town of Kaukapakapa a small rural village 50 minutes drive from Auckland CBD, 60 minutes drive from Auckland Airport. An excellent location to stay for West Auckland wedding guests. Just 10mins to Bridgewater Country Estate and 20mins to Kumeu Valley Estate. Local attractions include: Gibbs’s Farm, Kaipara Coast sculpture gardens and Omeru reserve & waterfalls. Helensville which is a 15 minutes away there are some great little shops, a couple of cafes, and for your convenience - a medical centre and supermarket. Via the back roads we are just 20min drive to wineries (The Hunting Lodge) and 25min drive to Kumeu. We're also a 25min drive to the East coast (Orewa) and the West coast (Muriwai), so you have loads of options to keep yourself busy on a day out.
Details of pets on property: The cottage is located on a 3-acre property with pasture and orchards. This is shared with your hosts who live onsite. Please feel free to explore. However please be aware that there is livestock on the property including chickens and sheep so make sure you close any gates you open.