After 20 years living in wonderful Wellington, we shifted to Waiheke for a change in lifestyle. We eventually found this gorgeous piece of Waiheke with amazing views back to Auckland and wineries as neighbours. We bought the four bedroom house on 8 acres in mid-2012 and began renovating it into one we could rent out for others to enjoy. Towards the end of 2012 the two bedroom cabin became available and we transported the cabin onto its current location at the start of our driveway.
Church Bay Road, on which we're situated, is named after a Maori Anglican Church that was erected in 1881. The church blew down in a gale many years ago and the surrounding farmland was sold and eventually subdivided in the late 1980s. Across the road from us, Mudbrick Winery has been in operation since 1992, firstly as a winery and later as a restaurant as well. Next door to Mudbrick, Jurassic Ridge - a boutique family vineyard - has won international accolades and their cellar door is open daily for wine tastings. Cable Bay Vineyard is also nearby.
We have recently purchased a studio apartment 15 minutes drive away at the world-class Onetangi Beach which we also rent out. This studio apartment is part of a complex built in the 1970's, one of 30 apartments available, next door to a restaurant/cafe and 50 meters walk to the water.
Previously accustomed to office jobs (HR and Economics) we were now rural landowners, with all that entails, and accommodation providers. We love meeting people when possible and helping them to have the best possible time on their holiday on our gorgeous island.
In our unobtrusive style of hospitality, we invite you to share our gorgeous island. It really is Gorgeous Inn Waiheke.
Suz & Ted Edwards