“The Ambers" is a charming old-style European country house set in 14 park-like acres with formal rose gardens, fountains, mature trees and olive grove. It is situated on the main road north, just 20 minutes north of Auckland and 1 km from the northern motorway. There are beautiful beaches, golf courses, cafes and restaurants nearby and the country market on Saturday mornings is always worth a visit.
Tiri Tiri Matangi Island bird sanctuary is also close by and can be reached by local ferry. The SnowPlanet where you can ski in real snow is less than one km away. Orewa Beach is a 5 minute drive away with its restaurants and cafes on the boulevard with beautiful sea views. Wind & Kite surfboards are available for hire. Or experience the new 7 km estuary walkway and cycle track. Bikes can also be hired in Orewa. Visit Silverdale Market on Saturday morning or drive up to Matakana for their wonderful food market. Waiwera hot pools are only 15 minutes away.
The Ambers, a luxury B&B;, offers elegant country accommodation inclusive of full European-style cooked breakfast. We welcome you to our house with a complimentary pre-dinner drinks (glass of wine/beer or juice) and will discuss dinner options with you. We keep an up-to-date folder with the menus of all local restaurants to show you what’s available. In the evening you can sit in the garden with complimentary hors-d’oeuvres or you can play a game of crocket on the lawn or petanque on the petanque court. In winter you are invited to relax in front of a roaring open fire in our elegant lounge with a vintage sherry or port and play chess or any of the many board games we have.
We offer our guests five double bedrooms, four have their own ensuites. Choose from our elegant “Regency Room” or French style “Blue Room” both on the 1st floor, or our romantic attic suite with antique claw-footed bath, or the “Gite”, a self contained unit in the garden.
The Regency Room is the most beautiful and elegant room in the house and is often chosen as a honeymoon suite. It is fully furnished and has an ensuite. The Blue Room offers a cool and quite corner of the house with views out over the lower grounds to the bush and stream. It has a very large ensuite with a shower and a bath. The Attic Room is the largest of our rooms and although attaining it involves two flights of stairs - the view is well worthwhile. It has a bathroom with an old fashioned claw-foot bath and a modern shower. The two attic rooms make an ideal family suite.
A newly built “gite” (self-contained unit) gives guests privacy and is ideal for a longer term stay. This French/Italian style barn studio is in the garden of our B&B.; It is a large space with rustic aged Macrocarpa beams and a super-king bed with a muslin canopy which lends itself to a very romantic stay. There is a dining table and a comfortable couch to relax on, watch TV or enjoy a DVD. It has its own kitchenette with a lovely view into the courtyard.
In the Gite we offer several breakfast options: you can bring your own breakfast or have it in one of the cafes in Silverdale or Orewa. We can supply you with muesli, yoghurt, tea/coffee, orange juice (at no extra cost) or we can provide New Zealand farmed free range bacon and eggs, fruit and cereal @$15pp, either delivered to your unit or served in our dining room @$15pp.
A simple evening meal can be cooked in the Gite or on the BBQ in the French-style courtyard which is for your private use. There is a large outdoor table to sit at or you can take a seat at the picnic table amongst the oaks and watch the sunset. French doors lead out to a patio area, and a lavender walk with a rustic seat offering beautiful farm and valley views.
Enjoy a weekend away from the city in a tranquil country environment. Many birds abound in the garden including tuis, fantails, kingfishers, woodpigeons and rosellas.
Baby sitting is possible from 7pm-10pm A small bed or cot is available with prior notice.
Wij spreken ook vloeiend Nederlands. Wir sprechen auch Deutsch (aber nicht sehr gut!). Nous parlons francais (mais pas tres bien!).
We have a Belgian Shepard dog named Wolf who is very much a family member. He is particularly good with people and children of all ages but he is very protective of the property and does not get on well with dogs arriving on the property. Having said that, he enjoys going to the kennel and plays for hours with other dogs.
Our B&B; is only 20 minutes drive north of Auckland city.
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The Ambers Luxury B&B Silverdale, North Island, New Zealand
Additional Location Information
The Ambers B&B; is one km from the main road north (the Northern Motorway), just 30 min north of Auckland. Silverdale is 2 min drive from here, while Orewa which is a seaside town is about 5 min by car. There is lots of parking around the house. Public transportation is difficult, our visitors must have a car, or motorbike.
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