Sky Blue Takapuna is a 2 min walk to the wonderful local beach (really safe for children) and a 5-10 min walk to shops and restaurants. It is a bright, spacious appartment which coped with 5 adults, even though only 2 of them were a couple, so we tested both the sofa bed and futon as well as the two bedrooms. The kitchen is very well equipped, so catering is easy and if you have a car, there is a large supermarket about 5-10 mins drive away.
The appartment had recently been redecorated and had new carpets and a new bathroom, so it looked immaculate.
The only slight niggle is that the loo is in the bathroom, and the walk-in shower tends to water the bathroom floor, but this is being picky! Conversely, we had access to an almost endless supply of beach and bath towels which was very helpful. The appartment has a washing machine in the garage/basement area and a lovely, shady, shared garden with a washing line.
Jacqui (the owner) was in contact with us several times prior to and during our stay, to ensure everything was in order and to provide further information if required.
I hope I can stay there again soon, in the not too distant future.
Right from the booking, Jacqui made everything so easy. And then the space itself was just perfect. Plenty of room, comfortable fittings and everything you need. The location couldn't be better, right by the beach and an easy walk to great food and shopping!