The Boatshed

Sand-between-your-toes luxury – The Boatshed on Waiheke Island, 35 minutes by ferry from Auckland brings together chic accommodation and fantastic beaches with a sophisticated mix of vineyards, coastal walks, and alfresco restaurants. A little slice of bohemian life!

Whether you arrive on Waiheke Island by boat, plane or helicopter there is nothing like arriving at this special place. With its relaxed pace of life and unpolished charm, Waiheke offers a perfect start or finish to any New Zealand itinerary. Situated above Oneroa beach, The Boatshed offers chic accommodation with the highest level of design and service detail. Beautifully appointed guest rooms look out over the bay with plenty of alfresco spaces to enjoy your daily meals.  

Owned by the same family for 35 years, this property was developed by well known New Zealand designer Davis Scott as the perfect beach retreat.  Today it is run by the next generation in the family along with a small team of dedicated professionals. The place is geared around doing very little, relaxing with a great book, enjoy a lazy breakfast, having a massage or taking a stroll on the beach. However, those that like to explore won’t be disappointed, discovering everything from vineyards and beautiful coastal walks to soft adventure such as paddle boarding and kayaking.

Lodge Facilities:

  • In house Spa services
  • Wi-Fi access


The word “Bach” - is used to describe small holiday shacks in New Zealand; these are places close to kiwis hearts… places of sunny days and simple times. The Boatshed's rooms and suites all have a little bit of the Bach in them, albeit with a little more comfort than most. Seven beautifully appointed spaces all offering privacy, sea views, open fires and the highest level of design detail.  This is the beach holiday of dreams.

Local Experiences

A highlight of Waiheke has to be the islands beaches, from little coves and bays to long walking beaches, quiet tussocky banks and crystal clear waters. A well tracked coastal walk way system allows for spectacular hiking, take a short 40 minute stole around the head land or a 4 hour hike. Sophisticated vineyard restaurants, a vibrant village and markets, established and emerging artist studios… there is plenty of sighs to see, food to taste and wine to quaff.

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Your Hosts

Jonathan Scott


Cnr Tawa and Huia Street
Little Oneroa
New Zealand

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