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Perfectly Ponsonby



  • 2 Bathrooms (2 showers 1 bathtub)
  • Kitchen (Dishwasher, fridge, oven, all cutlery and crockery supplied)
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Toddler friendly – but please note there are stairs which are not gated
  • Wi-fi and fast broadband
  • Easy access – just a stroll to Ponsonby Road, shops, cafes and restaurants
  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Sunny patio area with outdoor furniture
  • 2 off-street car parks

Mudbrick's Auckland-Based Ponsonby Cottage

Are you arriving internationally or from out of town? Are you staying in Auckland before or after coming to Waiheke? Then let Mudbrick look after you in Auckland as well! We have just released this adorable inner-city cottage so close to all the things you need to be close to, in Auckland. This cottage is in the vibrant neighbourhood of Ponsonby.

If you're an international traveller reading this, let me describe the area of Ponsonby to you. If Auckland was a mini New York, then Ponsonby is Williamsburg. If that doesn’t resound with you, let me explain. Ponsonby is a non-generic territory, sans chain stores. An inner-city suburb, a creative hub that people actually live in, closest to the CBD. It is a vibrant mix of creative cafes, bars, designer clothes stores, designer furniture stores…pretty much all things designer. We are not talking Gucci or Prada here, we are talking New Zealand clothes designers, vintage clothes stores, local art galleries.

My cottage is in the ideal location, because it is walking distance to Ponsonby Road, and “Ponsonby Central” as it is known, which is a fantastic creative clutch of cafes, restaurants and stores – a place where, if I were travelling, I would be delighted to happen upon. You can walk up Ponsonby Road and never tire of the sights and stimulations that this vibrant Road has to offer. It has divine spas, upmarket yoga studios, fantastic bars – cool cafe’s, fancy produce stores, and markets at weekends. You’ll be able to sink into soft, luxurious linens and sleep peacefully amongst a tree-lined street of heritage cottages, which will give you a truly New Zealand experience.

The cottage is a 2km walk to the Britomart, viaduct, downtown area of Auckland which is also fun and a great place to walk around. It's not the ideal location to stay however as it is very noisy. Trucks with bottles, rowdy party-goers and screeching giggly girls will keep you awake until the large hours of the morning, which is why as a local, I knew to buy in Ponsonby where you have the very best of both worlds.

It’s so close to everything that your own transport is hardly necessary, but if you do have a car, it has 2 car parking spaces. Car parking is very hard to find in inner-city Auckland, with a lot of residents having to park on the street. If you decide to hire a car for the rest of your travels, rest assured it too has somewhere to stay.

Your friends can join in – the cottage sleeps 6 guests. Three bedrooms and the luxury of 2 bathrooms, a beautiful sunny patio area and a very highly specified designer kitchen.

View rates, availability and bookings >


The cottage is available for long term rental at $1,800 per week + utilities

Please enquire to [email protected]


To confirm the long-term stay a deposit of 4 weeks rent is required in advance. The tenant will also be required to sign a tenancy agreement outlining property terms and conditions.


The accommodation costs are non-refundable under any circumstances should the booking not proceed.


“If you’re looking to book a place in Auckland, LITERALLY stop looking and book Robyn’s place in Ponsonby right now. First of all, the location is an absolute “10” just a short walk from the best street in Auckland for cafes, nightlife, etc.

The place itself is an incredibly charming Victorian town-house with modern interiors and an awesome back patio — the photos on the Airbnb profile are stunning, but having stayed there, it somehow looks even better in person. Robyn also went out of her way to attend to the details — placing a bottle of bubbles in the fridge from her vineyard on Waiheke Island (go there btw), leaving us a Porto-cot as we were travelling with our baby, and shampoos and a hairdryer which made travelling that much easier.

The bar has been set really high for our next Airbnb experience, I have to admit.”

Getting to the property

Take a taxi — Mudbrick is a 5 minute taxi ride from Matiatia ferry terminal

Bring your car — 20 minutes drive from Kennedy Point ferry terminal

Car hire is available at the Matiatia ferry terminal from Waiheke Rental Cars or telephone 09 372 8998.

Helicopter landing available

Please enquire regarding availability [email protected] or call 09 372 9050