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.


  • John and Clare are the perfect hosts: communicative, caring, friendly, respectful, helpful and fun to be with! You are treated like family, while at the same time Clare and John have the perfect sense for keeping the balance between “adopting” you and keeping the required distance. Communication at all times was easy and quick. The place is lovely, exactly as shown in the pictures and decorated with a lot of taste and attention to detail. Everything is brand new and clean. The place is conveniently located in 5 minutes walking distance to the public bus as well as the hop on / hop off bus. Both are very easy to use and provide a great way to explore the island. The breakfast served every morning is delicious. All in all it was a great stay in a true home away from home!

    Julia, Dusseldorf, Germany

  • BEST AIRBNB WE’VE EVER STAYED IN. A cut above the rest this accommodation is faultless and the same can be said about John and Clare. Their attention to detail means you won’t go without a thing. The breakfast rivals top restaurants and the beds are super comfortable. The spa is to die for and the view from it too. Location is ideal, we drove and it took us 5 mins from ferry, although John kindly offered to collect us. A service which is fantastic if you don’t have a car. His knowledge of the island meant we saw, did and ate at all the best places. John really is a super host. THANKS A MILLION!!!!!

    Sarah, Melbourne, Australia

  • Thank you John and Clare for an amazing, relaxing weekend. I’ve stayed all around the world at quite a few AirBnBs and this one would have to be in the top 3! Outstanding attention to detail and very hospitable.
    Vanessa, Auckland, NZ

    Vanessa, Auckland NZ