Welcome to Boatsheds on the Bay

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Boutique bayside comfort for your island getaway

Welcome to Boatsheds on the Bay, Waiheke Island! Our picturesque 1.25-acre property in Ostend provides excellent waterfront views of Putiki Bay while being conveniently close to shops, cafes, public bus stops, vineyards, and so much more.


Whether you're a solo traveller looking for tranquillity or a couple seeking a quick weekend getaway to Waiheke, our four well-equipped boatshed cabins are cheerful and comfortable with the water's edge just outside your door. Relax and unwind on your private deck or utilise our communal green space for a coastal picnic. Self-contained and intimate yet nearby to one another, our boatsheds are an ideal solution for groups travelling to the motu for a wedding or other island event. Young children and infants are not permitted into the boatshed cabins due to size, facilities, and overall guest experience.


For parties of three or more - including guests with little ones in tow - the two-bedroom Starfish Apartment offers true home-away-from-home amenities and extra comfort. Situated at the top of our property, the view of Putiki Bay is superb from your private balcony. An excellent option for two couples or a family, the spacious Starfish Apartment comes with everything you need for a quick island visit or an extended holiday.


Situated a short 35-40 minute ferry ride away from downtown Auckland, Waiheke Island is a top travel destination in New Zealand and it's easy to see why. Surrounded by the breathtaking waters of the Hauraki Gulf and home to award-winning vineyards, extensive walking trails, nature reserves, and - of course - dazzling beaches, Waiheke feels a world away while still being close by. When you stay with us at Boatsheds on the Bay, you'll be in a prime location to experience everything Waiheke has to offer.


• No pre-payment at booking*• Contactless self check-in + check-out• Free wifi + Chromecast
• No hidden fees or damage deposits• Bag drop for early arrival• Secure payment online via credit card

* Only for reservations made more than 14 days prior to scheduled arrival date.

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Booking.com Traveller Review Awards 2024

Boatsheds on the Bay earned a Booking.com Traveller Review Award 2024 for our award-worthy guest experiences, hospitality, and customer service. 

With an average score of 8.8 out of 10 across hundreds of honest reviews, Booking.com considers Boatsheds on the Bay to be in the top tier of excellence for accommodation providers in 2024.

We are proud to continually provide high quality service to our guests and so grateful for the positive feedback they've left us in return. 

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to let others know how much you enjoyed your stay!

A video view of our property