2008 New Zealand Tourism Finalist Winner - Boutique Accommodation. 5 star Qualmark. Stafford Villa is a convenient stress free location for visitors or Aucklanders who want a hideaway in the city. An easy 10 minute drive from Downtown Auckland takes you to the leafy North Shore Suburb of Birkenhead Point. This charming heritage luxury bed and breakfast offers just two luxurious rooms overlooking a serene garden full of flowering trees and native tropical plants.The house is a Victorian Kauri Villa which has been restored and sympathatically updated to offer every modern convenience.Utterly romantic sumptuously furnished. Lavish breakfasts served with the family s heritage silver luxurious guest rooms with exotic names - Tuscany Summer and orient inspired China Blue suite. King beds crisp bed linens handmade soaps exotic toiletriespillow menu and evening port and chocolates with an abundance of fresh flowers make Stafford Villa an ultimate romantic break. Award winning restaurants a five minute walk from the villa eight.two and The Engine roomor stroll down to the Birkenhead Wharf and catch one of the regular ferries to the city this 9 minute cruise is a spectacular way to approach the city at night passing under the harbour bridge before swinging into the ferry terminal with its backdrop of illuminated city sights.Experience a truly luxurious heritage retreat in Auckland City.