We picked silverdale because of its proximity to Auckland and because we were just "passing through"... Except... We loved this place so much that we regret not staying longer.
Silverdale doesn't jump out as a tourist hot spot, but this elegant property, and the care, attention and generosity of host Kazuyo was unforgettable. Kazuyo's property was magical, with fresh herbs and veggie gardens growing just outside our cottage. The leisurely walks in the fields and forest, the incredible breakfast in the main house overlooking sun drenched lawns and overhanging willows was akin to a dreamscape.
Kazuyo has an enviable collection of mesmerising world art, and some quite remarkable stories to complement them. Trust me, im understating this... You will be captured by her delightful charm and her even more delightful property.
We stayed in the cottage which was spotlessly clean and very well appointed. Pinevalley is close to Orewa, a nice seaside town... More
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in 20 minutes north of Auckland, Pinevalley is a 14 acre villa built 100 years ago with high ceiling and polished wooden floor. Rooms are all updated to modern convenience and all en-suite. Beautifully decorated in European furniture, we are proud of high quality linens and superbly comfortable beds. The house is totally solar operated and we offer full organic breakfast. You can hike in our 1 kilometer walk in the bush as well. ... more less