Crescent Road East, Ostend, Waiheke Island

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  • 4 People
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking
  • Wifi


Named after the native wood pigeon, Kereru is the perfect place to call home for your stay on Waiheke. This charming 2-bedroom holiday home is a stylish and relaxing retreat in Ostend, perfect for a couples weekend away or family vacation.

Enjoy ultimate relaxation with fresh linen included in the nightly rate, and all the mod-cons you'll need for your trip - including Wi-Fi, heat pumps and Nespresso machine!

Kereru is beautifully decorated, with relaxed beachy vibes and eclectic pops of colour and style throughout. Take delight in the beautiful polished wooden floors, bohemian art, comfy couches and luxurious beds.

The spacious and sun-drenched living areas open onto three large wooden decks, waiting for you to BBQ and picnic in the summer sun or beneath the dappled shade of a mature Kowhai tree. Wake up slow in the morning before enjoying your morning coffee in the sunshine. Sink into the outdoor lounger with a good book and enjoy the fruit trees on hand for easy summer snacking. The indulgent slipper bathtub in the bathroom is the perfect place for a soak at the end of the day.

Kereru has two bedrooms both with Queen-sized beds, a large bathroom and a modern kitchen to bring out the gourmet chef in you.

Centrally located near Ostend village, Kereru is a 15-minute scenic stroll to the supermarket and shops, as well as the famous Waiheke Saturday Market - treat yourself to artisan crafts and delicious homemade goods. You'll love being less than 20-minutes walk or a short drive from the sparkling waters of Palm Beach. Vineyards, adventure activities, and Oneroa are all within a brief driving distance, and the bus stop is right around the corner.

Find your happy place away from the hustle and bustle, and wake to the joyful sound of New Zealand’s native birdlife at Kereru!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Bath, 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet

Linen included

You’ll be glad to know linen is included in the nightly rate

Special Conditions

This house is set across different levels so guests should take care when using the interior steps between the different living areas and bathroom.

The 2 bedrooms are accessed through the bathroom from the main living area, and there is no door between the bathroom and the hallway leading to the bedrooms.

The shallow steps leading from the driveway to the front deck do not have handrails. All guests should take care when walking up the driveway and to prevent falls.

The driveway is uneven, and a 4 wheel drive car may be required in certain weather conditions.


  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Coffee machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Heat pump
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
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Guest reviews for Kereru

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Stayed December 2021

Nice place, great for entertainment with the kitchen and deck layout. House layout is a bit quirky but manageable.

Stayed December 2021

Overall we had a great stay and the house is a good size with nice furniture and home from home conveniences. Down sides were the different levels, we read this on description but didn’t realise so many steps throughout the house so not very toddler friendly. Lack of curtains made for early starts in the morning.

Stayed December 2020

This house is a great place to relax and enjoy the island. There are some quirks in the layout which would have me recommend it for a close group as privacy is limited. Well fitted out and great kitchen and living areas. Comfortable and nice private location.

Stayed December 2020

Great little spot, plenty of space, fantastic deck area for sitting in the sun and well stocked kitchen. It’s a 20min walk uphill to Palm Beach and 10min walk to the supermarket. It had everything we needed. The layout is a little strange-the bedrooms are accessed via the bathroom which has a door into the living room but not into the hallway the bedrooms are off.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your review Sophie. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We have updated the listing regarding the lack of a bathroom door.

Stayed January 2020

Beautiful property in the trees with lots of native birds

Stayed April 2019

Kereru is a great bach, with a convenient location near Ostend shops and Palm Beach. The living and outdoor areas are comfortable and spacious.

Stayed April 2019

Lovely outlook and location central to everything on the island, excellent outdoor areas for soaking up the sun. Great kitchen & Coffee machine was a nice bonus! Will not hesitate to stay again.

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