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The Vineyard Cottages Auckland: Best Hideaway Yet

Vineyard Cottages is part of the Tahiti Triumph Trip Report. It covers the following cities:

See the Picture Preview here and see how this $60,000 trip cost $1999 here. Be sure to check out TPOL’s Map, the best feature of the blog.

Too many times I have overlooked how much I enjoy wine tasting trips by not providing enough time to immerse myself in the experience. This time was no different. I boldly played a round of golf in the morning (see Gulf Harbour Country Club: Where to Golf in New Zealand), visited multiple vineyards in the afternoon (see Waimauku: Wine Tasting in Auckland), and a brewery to cap it all off (see Blind Taste Tasting @ NZ’s Oldest Riverside Tavern). This left me with little time to enjoy one of the best mom and pop accommodations, the Vineyard Cottages.

The Main Cabin

Far removed from the big city life of Auckland, the Vineyard Cottages is what I envisioned New Zealand to be. Let’s take a look at the main cabin.

a house with trees around it a wooden porch with a tree and a bench a wooden deck with tables and chairs a wooden bench and a barrel on a porch a wooden boxes on a deck a wooden dresser with a mirror and a stool a room with a wood ceiling and a red couch and a brick fireplace a fireplace with toys on top a green safe with a candle on top

The Grounds 

One night is not enough to get the full experience.

a rusty wheelbarrow in a garden a grass field with trees and a carta tree in a fielda sheep in a field sheep in a fenced in field a rusty lantern on a wooden post a horse bridle on a wall a rusted gas pump next to a plant a couple of old gas pumps on a street

My Cottage

Who wouldn’t want to stay here for a few more days?

a road with houses and bushes on the side a house with a porch and stairs a house with a porch and stairsa rusty lantern on a wooden fence a horse collar on a wall a porch of a log cabin a wooden deck with a vine growing out of it

The Room

I suggest buying a few bottles and bringing a typewriter. a living room with a couch and a kitchen a bed in a room a room with a bed and a mirrora bedroom with a bed and a window a table and chairs outside with a door open a window with a green wall and trees outside a window with a view of plants outside


With my typewriter ready, I only needed to look around the room to be inspired.

a wooden table with a book and a mug on it a picture of a wine bottle and wine glasses a wood stove in a room a framed picture of a woman on a red wall a book with a leather coveran open book with text on it a stuffed animal on a table a key on a keychain


Perhaps if I were here for a month finishing Brian’s latest novel, I would invest in groceries and cook. a kitchen with a sink and a stove a wooden cabinets with plates and glasses on a wall


Every writer needs a place to think. a toilet in a room a shower head in a bathroom a sink in a bathroom a group of bottles of shampoo a bathroom with a toilet and a towel rack


As I only had one night, I made do with the breakfast provided.

a jar of oatmeal next to a jar of oatmeal a coffee machine and capsules on a table


Next time I will stay longer.


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