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Devonport Studio is a self-contained annex of The Manse, an historic Devonport villa formerly used as the residence of the Presbyterian cleric.
The sunny studio has its own separate side entrance and includes a bedroom with king-sized bed, kitchen and bathroom. Guests can make full use of the rear of The Manse with seating areas, swimming pool and private entrance into the adjacent Cambria Reserve.
News and activities
In February we bought two fishing kayaks to play around with down at the beach and around the coastline. You can take them out whenever you like! We have pull-along wheels that make it easy to take them down by foot to either Cheltenham Beach or to Torpedo Bay. If we are around, we are happy […]
The Devonport Museum is an incredibly interesting historical record of Devonport containing memorabilia and artefacts dating back to its earliest settlement days. It is tucked away in the beautiful Cambria Reserve in Vauxhall Rd, Devonport, less than 50 metres away from the Manse. You can get to it in about 60 seconds through our private […]
The Devonport Craft Market, held on the first Sunday of every month, is a chance to browse and buy a wonderfully eclectic range of quality, local, handmade items. If you’re looking for a gift that’s a bit different or something interesting and quirky for your home or a momento of your trip, then don’t miss […]
The Studio is the homeliest place to stay and was ideal for me. The house is beautiful and Rachel has thought of every last detail to make the stay comfortable. I felt thoroughly spoilt! The location is ideal for restaurants and has a cool air is sophistication. It's easy to get to the city on the ferry and also wonderful to escape the hustle and bustle! Highly recommended!!
Cheryl. April 2017
The flat is super cute and comfortable. I had an absolutely lovely stay. The flat has everything one could desire. The entire house and outside area are absolutely gorgeous. Rachel was a great host, very welcoming and helpful.
We had the most beautiful time at Rachel's place! It was perfect and we had everything we needed. The linen was lovely & bed comfy. We arrived to fresh scones and bread which was such a treat! As well as milk and juice, tea and coffee. Our only regret is we didn't stay longer. We explored Devonport a little, but wished we did more! It is a beautiful place to explore. Will definitely have to come back. Thanks so much for hosting us Rachel & being so thoughtful! .
Dan & Tenielle, Perth, WA.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay ay 'The Studio' in Devonport. The facilities more than met our needs and Rachel was a friendly host, always helpful and respectful of our privacy. The location is superb. We enjoyed a late afternoon stroll to Cheltenham beach, and the proximity to Devonport village was also very convenient. Why stay in the CBD when you can enjoy the best Auckland has to offer in this gorgeous flat in delightful Devonport?
My parents stayed with Rachel for 3 nights and they absolutely loved it. Rachel was a great host, a fresh bread and dates cake together with juice and butter was waiting for them in the fridge. This was extremely helpful as all the shops were closed for Easter. The apartment is nice, quiet stylish and sunny, with cozy bed and nice&clean kitchen&bathroom. We absolutely loved the design! The kitchen has everything you need, including coffee and sugar:). You can find a special book made by Rachel with all the useful info (for example taxi etc.) in the apartment. The sunny studio flat not only matched our expectations, but also exceeded them! Rachel is warm-hearted, prompt and easy to communicate with. Her family is lovely and when we came, her husband showed us around. The house has an access to the ancient garden with Devonport museum. I would definitely recommend to stay with Rachel in lovely Devonport! It was just brilliant!
This is a beautiful home in a wonderful location. We were greeted with freshly baked scones and bread, invited to use the family pool and Rachel kindly left toys for our toddler to play with. He also loved meeting Eddie the labradoodle and the rabbits. We couldn't have felt more welcome. The home is beautifully laid out, clean and well-equipped.