|2 Awanui Street
New Zealand 1310
Established In: February 2000
Renovated In: 2000
Fax: +64 (0)9-419-8197
Mobile: +64 (0)21 61 3022
Chris and Mark WINDRAM
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||NZ $335 - $365
||NZ $365 - $395
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best, however, in the event that we are unable to replace cancelled
booking a cancellation fee amounting to 25% of the applicable room rate
will be applied for each room night cancelled within 30 days of
scheduled date of arrival, where a cancellation fee occurs within 7 days
of the scheduled date of arrival or when guests fail to arrive, a
cancellation fee of 100% apply.
Welcome to Stafford Villa - Luxury bed and breakfast accommodation
located in the Victorian maritime suburb of Birkenhead Point, our villa
is close to the water and surrounded by tropical trees and shrubs. We
are just one step over the harbour bridge from Auckland city centre, a
nine minute ferry ride across the water facing the downtown skyline.
Whether you are looking for accommodation for a special occasion,
wedding, honeymoon, golf, wine tasting or a leisurely few days away from
the hustle and bustle, at Stafford Villa you will find a place of
colonial history where the past and present are delightfully blended.
All our guestrooms are exquisitely furnished, have king beds and offer
all the little extras to make sure your stay is one to remember. Our
breakfasts are sumptuous, so leave time in the mornings to enjoy our
extensive menu of New Zealand fresh fruits and produce.
Mark, a fifth generation New Zealander can assist you with whatever
you may wish to do, whether it is a days fishing, a game of golf, or
sailing on the harbour. As a seasoned world traveller I would be
delighted to help you plan how you might enjoy our beautiful and
interesting city of Auckland during your stay. We welcome you to
Stafford Villa and Auckland, City of Sails.
Two luxury rooms, a private guest library, a sunny drawing room and
Tuscany Summer and China Blue Suites both have bath and shower.
Guests enjoy a sumptuous five course breakfast, box handmade truffles,
fresh fruit and flowers, king or twin king single, oils and fragrances,
tea selection, coffee, cookies, sherry and port, complimentary fast
internet, daily newspaper, DVD/CD/Video Library.
The China Blue Room:
The China Blue room is designed around Chris's collection of blue
and white porcelain and has more than a hint of luxury with an
oriental influence. A large bedroom with an ensuite dressing area, the
bedroom has access to the upper veranda looking out to the garden and
Willow Bay. The antique carved mahogany four poster bed with 'ultra
plush posturepedic mattress', an abundance of feather pillows, duvets,
cushions, exquisite bed linen is very luxurious. A Chinese carved
antique chest tucks away the TV and stereo. The luxurious en-suite
dressing area includes Villeroy & Boch bathroom fittings, spa
bath, large wardrobe and kauri wooden polished floors.
The Tuscany Summer Room:
The Tuscany Summer room has a large bay window looking out onto the
remaining Victorian orchard with apple, fig, and plum trees. Vibrant
wallpaper of orchard fruits flanked by a regency designed stripe plus
dramatic red and tartan drapes pulls this room together with dramatic
effect. Matching Victoria Brass bedheads create a king size bed or as
twin singles, plush posturepedic mattress, exquisite linens, soft
feather pillows, large antique armoire for TV and stereo. The ensuite
tiled bathroom has walk-in shower and amenities.
Library is available for guests for morning coffee or pre dinner
drinks, books, videos, music, magazines and complimentary access to
the Internet for the traveller who wishes to work whilst away from the
office or home.
Drawing Room is an elegant warm sunny room to relax and read, the
large bay window overlooks the lower garden, easy access to the
verandah, rose garden and alfresco dining.
The Conservatory is tucked in between the kitchen and the garden.
Access to the garden is from the circular Victorian staircase. The
interior walls are clad in tongue and groove panels, the windows from
a demolished Victorian Villa add the charm of the Victorian era. Here
you can have a romantic breakfast, afternoon tea or just relax and
The Garden and Verandah's escape to the fragrance of roses and
lavender, enjoy the tranquil and private garden of New Zealand native
flora and fauna and abundance of native birds. Relax in the colonial
cane furniture with a good book or have a game of garden chess.
We are located in Birkenhead Point which was the first maritime
suburb of Auckland. Access to the Waitemata Harbour within five minutes.
The house is in a sheltered valley facing north, and runs out to Willow
Bay there is an informal walking track down to the bay. Awanui Street
leads down to Needles Eye a private swimming beach. We are a short
stroll to cafes and restaurants, there are over 20 restaurants in the
area of all nationalities. We are 10 minutes away from downtown
Auckland, the Viaduct Harbour Maritime Museum and inner city shopping
and restaurants. We have excellent harbour bush walk trails and
excellent Harbourside Art Trails which enables you to explore the
artists studios and galleries of Birkenhead and Northcote. Our local
- Water tours
- Bridge climb
- Nature walks
- Shade and sun
- Peaceful and quiet
- Cafes and restaurants
- Sailing and water sports
- Historic colonial architecture
- Art Trails featuring local artists
Twin Coast Discovery:
Stafford Villa is the gateway to your Twin Coast Discovery Route from
the North Shore. Rest after your long flight before you proceed North or
on your return relax at Stafford Villa before your flight home.
Stafford Villa a historic double bay villa, built at the turn of the
century, is the original name of the house and has been a family home
since 1903. The first owners The Hayman family purchased the house after
spending some time in China and India as missionary's. It was a very
lively place with seven boys, one girl and two maiden aunts! Frances
Hayman, lived in the house with two of her brothers till the 1950's.
It had a chequered past for the next forty years, spilt into two
flats. New owners in 1977 commenced renovations to restore the house to
its full glory-reconstruction took nine years, the result is a very fine
classic double bay villa with full return veranda on two levels - the
verandas include 500 turned pieces of kauri! The kauri staircase which
connects the upper and lower floors was rediscovered after it had been
boarded up for 50 years, the house features magnificent kauri ceilings
and polished floors. Stafford Villa is on the Birkenhead historic list
and is grade two of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.
Mark and I purchased the house in March 1999. We have renovated and
restored the house bringing back the style of a bygone area and adding
some mod cons like central heating, state of the art security system,
modern kitchen appliances, and modern bathrooms.
Mark and I both believe it is our responsibility for our grand
children's heritage to retain the character of the city and ensure
houses like 'Stafford Villa' are preserved for the future.
From the Airport:
Take the motorway and exit off the harbour bridge at Stafford Road,
veer right into Queen Street and sharp left into Rodney Road and
continue into Council Terrace and then into Maritime Terrace. Turn
left at the top into Hinemoa Street, Awanui is the second street on
the left. Stafford Villa first house on left-hand corner. Coming from
the North take the Onewa Road turnoff (last turn off before the
Harbour Bridge) take second road on the left - Queen Street - then
second road on right into Rodney Road, continue into Maritime Terrace,
turn left at the top into Hinemoa Street, Awanui Street is the second
street on the left. Returning, turn right from Awanui into Hinemoa,
right at intersection of Maritme Terrcace follow through Maritime to
Rodney Road, turn left into Queen Street, right again at traffic
lights and then you can turn left onto the Northern Motorway to travel
further north or straight ahead to the Southern Motorway to the
airport and city.
We can arrange a car for you from the airport with driver or self
drive or you can catch a shuttle bus which will take you directly to
our door. Stafford Villa is a maximum of 10 minutes to downtown
Auckland and thirty minutes from Auckland International Airport
outside peak traffic times.
"You have made my stay very relaxing and exciting at the same
time! What a gift. I hope this is just the start of a long
- Seeta Indrani (Television actress from The Bill United Kingdom)
"All the charm of your villa is from within. Thank you for an
absolutely perfect end to a great stay in New Zealand, you have made
this one of our most memorable times,"
- Deidre & Raymond (Ireland & Australia)
"Thanks for a wonderful, relaxing stay in New Zealand. I feel
truly pampered! Hopefully I'll find a way to return soon!"
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Web Page: Yes
Languages Spoken: English
Types of Breakfasts: Five Course Breakfast
Special Meals Available: Yes
Room Types: Luxury Rooms
Private Bathrooms: Yes
Handicap Accessible: No
Consumption of Alcohol: Yes
Children: Yes - children must take seperate room
Amenities/Features: TV, Phone, Sundeck, Gazebo, Garden,
Beverage Tray, Alarm Clock, Tea & Coffee Making Facilities, Radio
Nearby Activities: Bicycling, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Golfing,
Horseback Riding, Fishing, Surfing, Sea Kayaking, Water Skiing,
Whale/Sea Life Watching, Bird Watching, Astronomy, Hang Gliding, Sky
Diving, Parasailing, Sailing, Windsurfing, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Hot
Air Ballooning, Shopping, Dancing, Sight Seeing, Historical Places
Suitable For: Pleasure, Relaxation, Business, Family,
Spiritual, Anniversaries, Honeymoons, Romance, Cultural Experience,
Near To: Beach, Ocean, Lakes, Rivers, Wine Country, Orchards,
Ranches, Caves, Hot Springs, Forests, Countryside, Nature & Parks,
Open: All Year
Additional Comments: Hosts are well traveled, Mark is a fourth
generation New Zealander and can offer and arrange for guests to go
fishing, sailing, hunting or just see and feel the real New Zealand and