Take a break from the busy streets of Auckland and escape to the Boatshed, an upmarket, beach-chic boutique hotel with a decidedly chilled-out vibe, in the charming town of Oneroa, Waiheke Island.

When visiting the cosmopolitan city of Auckland, a trip to Waiheke Island – and The Boatshed – is a must.

A quick 35-minute ferry journey from the city centre will take you across the Hauraki Gulf to this little slice of paradise characterised by its simple beach houses, often shared with several generations. The Boatshed takes inspiration from these charming properties and adds a signature style of opulent, avant-garde design and quirky Kiwi accessories.

Waiheke has always been popular with both Auckland’s nautical folk and the creative community, reflected in the clever décor at The Boatshed. In keeping with much of the architecture in this area, the building itself is clad in wood, with as many windows as possible to make the most of the stunning views of Oneroa Beach in the foreground and the crystal-clear waters that sprawl into the distance.

Like the rest of the island, the atmosphere at The Boatshed is completely relaxed. Here, you will become accustomed to working on ‘Kiwi time’ and adapt to the much slower pace of life with ease. A warm, informal welcome and glass of wine greet you upon ‘check-in’ to start your stay as you mean to go on, as this family-run hotel really knows how to make their guests feel instantly at home. Take leisurely strolls along the iridescent sands of the beach or head into the bush for a hike (or ‘tramp’ as the locals call it!). With smart 4x4 drives available for hire, you can request a picnic and take off for the day, leaving no part of the island unexplored.

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Guestrooms at The Boatshed are rich and varied, full of classic Kiwi character yet also flawless, contemporary spaces. You will find all the modern conveniences here that you would expect from a five-star hotel, such as air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, tea and coffee making facilities and Wi-Fi, though also thoughtful extras including Bose speakers, a fireplace, a minibar stocked with complimentary soft drinks, a beach kit ready to go with sun hats, sand mats and the all-important sunscreen, plus evening treats and a glass of port.

Boatshed

Boatshed

Sleeps: 2 Adults

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These reimagined beach huts have their own decks with sun loungers looking out to the gardens, and an open fire for a cosy, homely place to stay in Waiheke. Sleek neutral tones, with the odd dash of blue, keep these spaces simple and refined, and there’s a choice of either a super king-size bed or twin setup too.
Bridge

Bridge

Sleeps: 2 Adults

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With an elevated vantage point, you can benefit from exclusive views of the island and beyond in this cosy room for two (whether as a king or twin setup), your own entrance and staircase granting optimum privacy. The colour palette is kept deliberately muted in order to allow the lush greens and bright blues outside to dominate, and there’s a roaring fire to round it all off.
Lighthouse

Lighthouse

Sleeps: 2 Adults

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As the name suggests, this unique suite emulates a lighthouse, with spiral stairs winding through the three floors. Pretty pastels drape the queen-size room in a serenity that can only be matched by the tranquil scenes of the water before you. With the added extra of a meal lift service, you can enjoy your delicious breakfast in peace as the early morning sun rises.
Bungalow

Bungalow

Sleeps: 2 Adults

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Views of the garden and sea from these tasteful cottages will never grow old. Sofas with soft cushions beckoning you to recline, funky pieces of art and a free-standing bathtub big enough for two make the Bungalow an excellent option for couples wishing to add a special something to their visit. Note that the super king-size bed can be converted into twin beds if required.
The Watertower

The Watertower

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In a slightly different style to some of the other rooms, The Watertower oozes a trendy, up to the minute vibe, while also keeping the light and airy tones that can be found throughout the property. Panoramic views of the sea, a roof terrace with large bathtub, butler’s kitchen, meal lift service and Bang & Olufsen entertainment system are just some of the fantastic benefits from staying here. Plus, with a BBQ in the garden, you can really have a taste of proper Kiwi outdoor living.
The Owners Cottage

The Owners Cottage

Sleeps: 4 Adults

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With unbelievable vistas of the sea, this large property has a heated swimming pool next to its furnished deck, a chef’s kitchen, several fireplaces (including one by the pool), an inbuilt entertainment system and for those who fancy tickling the ivories – a grand piano. A private chef is available and with a specified staff area, there is no need to interrupt your well-earned holiday. The Owners Cottage also has internal access to The Water Tower, perfect for groups travelling together.
The Boatshed Restaurant

The Boatshed Restaurant

The restaurant at The Boatshed may have a casual air about it but that in no way means the quality of food is compromised. Starting with the delicious breakfast that features different elements each morning, your gastronomic adventure gets better and better as the day goes on. With many of the ingredients sourced locally, including from The Boatshed’s very own garden, fresh seafood, first-class New Zealand cuts of meat and tempting platters of olives, bread and scrumptious cheeses will delight. Better still, you are free to enjoy your meal wherever takes your fancy, be it in the gorgeous gardens, the communal dining room, or anywhere in-between.

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With a garden full of nooks and crannies, including an intimate pergola, The Boatshed is a joy to wander around. Elsewhere, discover some of the best vineyards that New Zealand has to offer, pay a visit to the local art gallery for an insight into some of the diverse paintings and sculptures that are produced on the island or simply stroll along the quiet beach. Whether you want to cram in as much as possible during your time here or simply go with the flow, staff at The Boatshed will happily assist.

Nothing is too much trouble for the helpful staff at The Boatshed, who will pack lunches for you, advise you on little-known beauty spots and rustle up snacks if you are peckish. A small spa facility will only go to add to your ever-growing sense of calm, while cars to hire on a daily basis allow you to visit nearby points of interest.

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The Boatshed

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