Trish (and Charlie) were great hosts and took very good care of us. Everything we needed was there, including towels for the beach. The accommodation was easy to find. The space was clean and very comfortable. A beautiful beach was a few minutes walk away and was practically deserted at the time of our visit (late March). This beach is on the North Shore City Coastal Walk trail, which is 23.5 km of beautiful trail on the beach (best to go at low tide). A Dairy and an amazing Greek/Italian restaurant is ~0.25 miles away. My husband and I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
Great place to stay with a big group, the kitchen is very well equipped as is the rest of the house; you really don't need to bring much but food as the shop is a 20 min drive away. Beach is at walking distance. Note that one bedroom does not have any windows. Can recommend visiting the vineyards next door, great wine!