Deb and Don are wonderful hosts. Beautiful, quiet location; carefully maintained rooms - everything looks new. We enjoyed the small, intimate setting (only four units, but two common lounges for guest use, including one with kitchenette). Many breakfast choices, which you can access at any time until late morning. They are opening a detached two-bedroom self-catering cottage, as well, if that meets your needs. Easy drive (or ferry) into Auckland, near hiking locations. 40 minutes to Tiritiri Matangi reserve ferry or to see gannet colony, if you are a birder. We will be eager to stay there again if our travels bring us back to their area.