Connemara Country Lodge features sea views, free WiFi and free private parking, set in Awhitu. This bed and breakfast offers accommodation with a balcony. Guests can make use of the children's playground or the picnic area, or enjoy views of the city and quiet street. Accessible via private entrance, all units have air conditioning, soundproofing, desk and a shared bathroom with a walk-in shower. A terrace with an outdoor dining area and garden views is offered in each unit. At the bed and breakfast, the units are fitted with bed linen and towels. An indoor play area is also available at the bed and breakfast, while guests can also relax in the garden.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.9)

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
Number of guests
2 single beds
1 large double bed
1 large double bed
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Property practices

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Guest reviews


Value for money
High score for Awhitu
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  • Janice
    New Zealand New Zealand
    it was the most comfortable amazing home. the hosts made you really feel like special guests, the breakfast was so tasty and filling. it is set in the most picturesque countryside
  • K
    Germany Germany
    Such a lovely place with the best view and, even more important, with the best hosts. We felt more than welcomed from the very beginning and enjoyed a lovely evening with delicious home cooked food and yummy drinks. Thanks a lot!
  • E
    New Zealand New Zealand
    The hosts Grainne and Kevin welcomed us on arrival and offered refreshments and conversation with a personal touch. Breakfast was very nice with plenty of choice. Google maps at our time of stay took us the long route but the owners told us a...

Hosted by Grainne & Kevin Strachan

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Grainne & Kevin Strachan
We offer an evening meal and either cocktail making or Liqueur tasting packages Contact us for further details. Connemara has had a very interesting life so far. Built in 1907 for a prominent Doctor in Auckland's affluent Epsom. It has seen service as a women's refuge, a home for unmarried mothers and a bordello. Moved to its present site in 2003 in 5 pieces. Purchased by Grainne and Kevin 9 years ago and lovingly restored to its former glory.
Grainne and Kevin love sharing Connemara and have created a relaxed home away from home. Stunning views, large decks and quality accommodation.
Known as Auckland's best-kept secret the truly beautiful Awhitu Peninsula, with its historic Manukau Heads Lighthouse, stunning scenery, wild west coast beaches and lovely safe harbour swimming beaches, vineyard, horse trekking, harbour kayaking, a wonderful regional park and one of the most beautiful 9 hole golf course in New Zealand. Connemara is set on a hilltop looking over farmland and out to the Manukau Harbour. Truly private only 70km from Auckland International Airport but a world away
Language spoken: English

Property surroundings

Facilities of Connemara Country Lodge
Great facilities! Review score, 9.7

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness centre
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Breakfast
  • Towels
  • Shared toilet
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • City view
  • Garden view
  • Sea view
  • View
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun terrace
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Children's high chair
  • Coffee machine
  • Cleaning products
  • Tumble dryer
  • Electric kettle
  • Washing machine
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
  • Children's playground
Living Area
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Express check-in/check-out
Entertainment and family services
  • Kids' outdoor play equipment
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Books, DVDs, or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Safety deposit box
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Electric blankets
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Soundproofing
  • Private entrance
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Personal trainer
  • Fitness centre
    Additional charge
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules
Connemara Country Lodge takes special requests - add in the next step!

From 下午1:00 to 下午9:00
You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.
From 上午6:00 to 上午11:00
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required option.
Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 11 years
Extra bed upon request
NZD 50 per child, per night
12+ years
Extra bed upon request
NZD 80 per person, per night

Prices for cots are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cots are subject to availability.

No age restriction
There is no age requirement for check-in
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
Accepted payment methods
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Smoking is not allowed.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Please inform Connemara Country Lodge in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Legal information

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.

FAQs about Connemara Country Lodge

  • Check-in at Connemara Country Lodge is from 13:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • The prices at Connemara Country Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Connemara Country Lodge is 4.3 miles from the centre of Awhitu. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at Connemara Country Lodge include:

    • Family
    • Double

  • Connemara Country Lodge offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness centre
    • Children's playground
    • Personal trainer

  • Yes, Connemara Country Lodge is popular with guests booking family stays.