We spent (2 adults, 1 teen) 10 nights at the Clifton Seaside Cottage. Absolutely the best from beginning to the end. Met by the property manager there was wine and fruits waiting for us.
The house is fantastic. A very south pacific tone. Large bedrooms. A nice kitchen area. Living room with an excellent fireplace (we were there in winter).
Multiple doors lead off to the patio and grass area. The bbq is overlooking Takapuna beach and an area to watch the sunrise over that volcano. Would absolutely stay again and recommend. Easy walk to the beach.