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 Breathtaking, grandstand views over Palm Beach & out to Rakino Island
 Delicious kiwi cottage
 French doors to sunny deck with extensive views
 Let the sound of the waves lull you to sleep!

About This Property

Ballywhiskin is a particularly delightful holiday cottage in a unique grandstand position overlooking Palm Beach, Waiheke Island. The extensive views of the beach, the bay and on to Rakino Island are simply magical!! Originally built in the 1940's, the cottage has a recently renovated bathroom and kitchen and beautiful warm polished rimu floors throughout and is a very close walk to the Palm Beach Store and bus stop. Enjoy a glass of wine with friends on the large sunny deck overlooking the beach and bay or relax with a good book while keeping and eye on the comings and goings of the boats in the bay below.

This property has Charm with a capital 'C'! Perfect Waiheke accommodation.


 Bedroom 1 - the L shaped living room has a double bed tucked at one end with wrap around windows to make the most of the wonderful views over the beach and the bay. Bedside locker and lamp. Bed has an electric blanket.
 Bedroom 2 - the bedroom has 2 single beds, wardrobe and drawers, bedside tables and lighting.
 Bathroom - has one access door from the bedroom (with twin beds), plus another door from undercover (but not enclosed) entry porch just outside the kitchen door. Shower, vanity and toilet within bathroom. New 2004.
 L shaped Deck on north western side of house overlooking the length of Palm Beach and bay plus views to Rakino Island. Railings are not suitable for small children. See photos.
 Sheltered east facing courtyard ideal for alfresco breakfasts
 Large sloping lawn with BBQ table
 Private pathway through bush to the beach
 3 sets of outdoor furniture
 Sun umbrella
 Gas BBQ
 Deck chair
 Open plan living, dining and main bed - very attractive with wonderful views, polished rimu floors
 French doors opening from living to deck
 Furnishings are of very good standard
 Radio, CD Player
 Scrabble, Cards, Trivial Pursuit, Boggle, books, magazines
 Cellphone reception ok
 Electric heating
 Full kitchen
 Fridge/freezer (medium sized)
 Dish-drawer dishwasher
 Coffee plunger
 Cookware, dinnerware and glassware of good to excellent standard
 Automatic washing machine and external clothes
 Gravel parking bay at edge of road
 No path from parking area to home, accessed down a grassy slope which may be difficult for elderly or less abled, particularly in wet.

Important Notes

Deck railings not suitable for children under 5 years- see photographs. Deck approx 3 metres above ground.

Rates (New Zealand Dollars - per night)

1 May - 18 October $160
19 Oct - 18 Dec $190
19 Dec - 19 Jan $275
20 Jan - 9 Feb, Easter $225
10 February - 30 April $190

Extras & Additional Costs

Service Fee $18.00
PLUS exit cleaning $60
Linen available at $25 per person, please request at the time of booking.

Discounts & Special Deals

3rd Night Free Deals valid 01 May – 15 Dec(except Public Holiday and 1/2 marathon weekends - 4th night Free).
OR Discounts available off nightly rate:
3-4 nts 5%; 5-7 nts 10%; 8-10 nts 15%; 11-14 nts 20%. Longer stay please enquire. Discounts are not available 16 Dec-16 Feb or public holiday weekends

Linen & Cleaning


Option 1 - Linen Provided

  • All linen will be provided at the cost is shown in “Extras & Additional Costs” above. Includes one (1) bath towel per person.
  • Please request Linen provision when making your booking.
  • Please bring your own beach towels (unless otherwise noted here).
  • Infants? Please bring along bed, blanket and all linen & towels for infants (unless otherwise advised)

Option 2 - Bring All Your Own Linen

  • No linen will be provided. You will need to bring both top & bottom sheets for each bed, pillow slips, bath towels, bath mats, hand towels, kitchen towels and beach towels.
  • If using sleeping bags, a bottom sheet & pillow slip must be used on each bed as well.
  • Pillows and duvet, blanket or quilt for each bed will be provided at the property.
  • Infants? Please bring along bed, blanket and all linen & towels for infants (unless otherwise advised)

Cleaning: The Standard Exit Cleaning Service is provided and the cost is shown in “Extras & Additional Costs” above.

Minimum Bookings

1 Night - (surcharge $60 may be booked within 10 days of arrival and off peak May to Oct only excl pub hols)
2 Night minimum except for:-
3 Nights Public Holiday weekends
4 Nights Easter
7 Nights 24 Dec - 31 Jan


Sorry, pets not permitted
Sorry, children under 5 years not permitted due to safety.
No smoking inside property, please.
Parking bay on roadside at front of property for 1 vehicle


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Reviews from Past Guests

Review by Hannah (Stayed in June)

Ballywhiskin was the perfect post lockdown getaway - charming, cute and cosy and with mesmerising views over Palm Beach. An ideal spot for two and as other guests have noted, with the bus stop just down the hill, there's no need to bring a car. Book yourself a weekend break at Ballywhiskin and meet all the fab folk down at Arcadia cafe and the Palm Beach store.

Review by Jenny and Tony (Stayed in March)

We loved it at Balkywhiskin. Pretty and comfortable Bach in a great position overlooking Palm Beach. Not far from Betty’s coffee and the Raw Food Supermarket and Palm Beach store.
Unfortunately our dream was shattered when we had to leave 3 days early to make sure of getting back on the ferry to be on standby at the Airport because of the C 19 virus.
We hope to return and complete our holiday.

Review by Olivia (Stayed in February)

Bach exactly as described. Clean, lovely, couldn’t be happier

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