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Last 5 reviews
Loved it! Stunning setting and totally relaxing.
Have been wanting to come here for a long time and I don't know why I left it so long! We decided to treat ourselves on my birthday and we weren't disappointed, a stunning setting just above Little Oneroa. The Boatshed really is a place to let all your cares just slip away. Jonathan, Martin, and their staff are all fantastic, attentive without being intrusive. The decor is beautiful and as a gardener myself, I have to say the vegetable garden is impressive. Wonderful stay. Thank you!
a truely exquisite experience
A very conformable well run establishment. Extremely clean and well looked after with a lot of thought going in to the decor. The meal was excellent and the service very good. The way the owner is always available but not in your face was superb.
A complete "wow" experience
My husband and I were blown away by every facet of our short but incredible stay at the Boatshed back in February: the stunning view of Oneroa Bay, delicious meals with the freshest vegetables we've ever tasted, and the relaxing, friendly vibe shared between both the staff and other guests. Jonathan and his team (Martin, Vessela, Daniel, Caroline, Joseph, etc.) really do a great job of making everyone feel right at home! We highly recommend staying in the Lighthouse, which has a third-story sun room with walls of glass doors that can be folded up to catch the warm ocean breeze, and a dumbwaiter for the most romantic private dining experience ever! Little Oneroa Beach is just down the hill. From the beach, there's a stunning hike out to Fisherman's Rock. Another must-do is renting a picnic truck from the Boatshed and driving around the more remote side of Waiheke Island. I also can't forget to mention the Boatshed's four-legged ambassador Harry who attends to guests when he isn't napping on the couch or out for a car ride. That dog sure has the Life of Reilly as we did during our three days in paradise!
Can I give it 6 Stars?
What a great place! We arrive to New Zealand after a long trip from New York and spent the first evening at the boat shed welcomed with open arms with a. Fabulous cappuccino. The food at the boat shed was incredible the presentation was beautiful and everything just melted in your mouth. We spent the day wandering around walking to Vineyard having lunch, going to the art galleries. Next day we walked around some trails on the island as well before I ferry back to Auckland We highly recommend The boat shed. Our only regret was we stayed only one night.
Just what we needed
We were after a relaxing spot after cancelling a trip to Europe and the Boatshed was perfect. We stayed in a Bungalow room, based on a NZ "bach"concept with enough design references to make it relaxing while at the same time being luxurious. The room was spacious and very well equipped. It was a uniquely local experience and avoided hotel genericism. The main building was nautically themed and looked over to beautiful Little Oneroa Bay and out to Little Barrier Island. The beach itself is a 5 minute walk and the town of Oneroa a little longer. Food was excellent and much of the fresh food is grown on the property. Breakfast was generous and saw you through to dinner. Dinners were also world class without pretension. Jonathan ran the place with professionalism and friendliness and all of the staff were dedicated and helpful. The booking comes with access to 4WD vehicles to see the island as well. The rate wasn't cheap however it represented value for what you got, especially compared with the USA or most of Europe. If you want a few days rest and relaxed indulgence this is for you. We really loved the Boatshed and the Island and highly recommend both.
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