There’s no place better than here. Ranked fifth best destination in Lonely Planet 2015, Waiheke Island is a bubbling mixture of sandy beaches, sprawling vineyards, cultural spots, gourmet cuisine, and plain old relaxation.

Our new boutique bed and breakfast, Villa du Soleil, is nestled among lush trees, offering a private, intimate escape just half an hour via ferry from the heart of Auckland City.


Perfect location for getting around the island. The weather wasn’t on our side but we still had an amazing 2 days. We went to some of the places that John and Clare advised and had a great time. To top off our stay, our hosts were just amazing. They made us feel very welcome upon arrival and we had everything we would ever need from the accommodation. The room is very clean, modern and comfortable with a cute little outside area for breakfast (scrambled eggs were yummy). John and Clare were happy to help with anything we needed and were always just a call or text away. We would definitely stay again if we came back to Waiheke.

Tara. Tauranga, NZ

We had a great experience at Villa du Soleil with John and Clare. We found the apartment to be very relaxing during our stay. John and Clare went above and beyond in pointing us in the right direction – they helped us out with recommendations for wineries, restaurants, and beaches to visit. They were very invested in us having a good experience on Waiheke and gave us great feedback on our plans – we enjoyed chatting with them whenever we had the chance. If you are planning a few days on Waiheke, I would highly recommend staying here.

Michael. Seattle, USA

This is a wonderful place to stay and enjoy Waiheke Island. The room is comfortable and spacious. John and Clare are wonderful hosts and were helped us out at every turn with information about the Island, help with laundry, and John even picked us up from the Ferry. The breakfast is delicious, and the jacuzzi was perfect. My wife and I highly recommend staying here.

Benjamin. California, USA