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City-Bush Retreat: Fully Self-catering Private, Serviced Apartment – Home 3820548 Apartment

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 28 nights min stay

City-Bush Retreat: Fully Self-catering Private, Serviced Apartment – Home 3820548

  • Apartment
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 28 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Spotlessly clean, private, modern apartment on a magnificent sunny, restful, rainforest property on the urban fringe of Auckland, New Zealand's major city.

Comfortable open-plan living & lounge area with a fully equipped self-catering modern kitchen. Quality Sealy Executive-Sleep mattress. Great air conditioning and BBQ. Generous continental breakfast provisions are provided for your first day or so, to get you started.

FREE UNLIMITED FIBRE BROADBAND has been enabled throughout the apartment.

Private, easy, ground-level access to the apartment and spacious decks wrap around two sides. Off-street parking is in the car-port at the front door.

There is a 700 year old Heritage Listed Kauri tree with a waterfall and stream running through the forest, native bird-life and interesting Glow Worm displays on site and it's only three minutes drive to Titirangi Village with cafés, galleries, grocery shop, restaurants. 10 minutes to local beaches, fantastic scenery, top golf course. The area offers a variety of great landscapes, birds & botanical material for photographers and artists, and grandparents love this place as a haven away from visiting their loved younger ones! Walking/jogging tracks at your door, and still only 25 min to Auckland CBD and airport.

*** All photos have been taken ON SITE by Max

*** Guests say "The photos on the web site give a very accurate representation of the property"

*** VISIT our site for more photographs and information

*** Bed layout: 1 Queen (in bedroom), 1 Single (if needed, in the open-plan area)

*** Cancellation - please ask about terms and conditions for longer stays and reservations under the Special Offer arrangements. Happy to discuss.

Sleeping arrangements - Queen bed in the bedroom sleeps one or two. A third bed can be put into the open-plan area (semi-partitioned off). If this is required, an additional charge is made.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds
  • 1 Full bath

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Staffed property
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Public transport (buses) are available in Titirangi Village and Kaurilands Road - both require a 1 to 2 Km walk. Train is available in Glen Eden - 6 minutes by car. Generally guests have or hire a car.

Interaction with guest

The apartment is separate and private. Usual interaction is via text as required. As CBR is entirely self contained, very little interaction is necessary.

Policies

Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Detailed Terms and Conditions will be sent to you once you confirm your interest in making a reservation (but before you pay the deposit, of course).

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About the owner

Frances H.
Calendar last updated:
09 Feb 2023
Years listed:
12
Based in:
New Zealand
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

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Reviews

Excellent
16 reviews

Excellent
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“Peaceful home surrounded by nature, with easy access trails, shops, restaurants.”

Reviewed 29 Jan 2019

If we go back to Auckland, we will stay here again. We really enjoyed the location of this home, it was only a few minutes drive to the small town center of Titirangi which had a variety of restaurant… More

This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on all reviews.

Response from the owner Thank you so much for taking the time to give a review. We appreciated having you visit City-Bush Retreat and delighted that you enjoyed the apartment and its wonderful environment. It really is our pleasure. Happy travelling Frances and Max

This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not TripAdvisor LLC.

“A rare oasis of Beautiful NZ native trees !!”

Reviewed 19 Apr 2017

Situated just 25 mins from Downtown Auckland Harbour, and 40 min from the surf of the beautiful west coast beaches, this haven of comfort , is the perfect retreat for the traveller interested in all t… More

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“Massively Impressed”

Reviewed 27 Feb 2017

City-Bush retreat is everything we could have hoped for. It's location is even better than we expected. It took us about 20 mins to half an hour to get there from Central Auckland. It is loca… More

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“idyllic hidden gem”

Reviewed 26 Apr 2016

This beautiful one bedroom apartment is an absolute delight. Spacious and airy with wrap-around decks to make the best of sun (or shade) overlooking native bush. Wonderful exotic feel yet only 25 min… More

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“A magical haven”

Reviewed 25 Sep 2015

From the first time we saw the City Bush retreat we wanted to stay there. And it was everything we hoped for-beautiful, restful, close to both Auckland and nature! Plus it has a waterfall and glow wor… More

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“An exquisite apartment in paradise”

Reviewed 19 Jan 2015

City Bush Retreat is a perfect paradise! The location is superb: easy access to Auckland via road or train; set in the beautiful bush with wonderful mountain walks on the doorstep, close to pretty lit… More

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“Fantastic, enjoyable and just like coming home.”

Reviewed 28 Mar 2013

Francis and Max were great hosts we could'nt have asked for better. Their apartment was fantastic.Everything anyone could ask for,Peace Comfort, Space and such great hosts! City-Bush Retreat was … More

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“This is a beautiful and peaceful apartment.”

Reviewed 25 Mar 2013

Frances and Max are very gracious hosts who provide a beautiful and peaceful environment with all the comforts of home. The apartment is furnised with love and care. The front deck is an amazing p… More

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“A Serene and Magnificent Hideaway”

Reviewed 28 Jan 2013

This wonderful apartment, just minutes away from auckland, is our favorite hideaway for settling into New Zealand life following a grueling 14 hour flight from our home country. There is nothing the h… More

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“A blissful time - peaceful, beautiful, welcoming and cosy - eco-”

Reviewed 30 Sep 2012

This was my second stay at City-Bush Retreat, and I look forward to returning again. If you enjoy nature & art, yet also like a little luxury, you'll love it too! Max and Frances are very we… More

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Response from the owner Thanks IE, so glad you enjoyed a little eco-luxury at City-Bush Retreat again – just in the last few days it has been confirmed that the 700 year old Kauri Tree, “The Grandmother Tree” is listed in the Auckland Cultural Heritage Inventory! We are delighted that this magnificent tree now has the long term protection it deserves. Thanks again! Frances and Max

This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not TripAdvisor LLC.

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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Frances (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Frances (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Frances (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Frances the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Frances (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Frances (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Ready to book? form, a booking request is sent to Frances (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this property you need to pay through the Flipkey website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to the property when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Frances (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Frances (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Frances (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Frances (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Frances (the owner) a message.

If Frances (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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