We drove straight to Piha from Auckland after our 12 hour flight from LA. Viv and Graham were super welcoming - they even offered to make us to dinner. (Grilled lamb on the barbie, fresh summer corn, potatoes, garlic bread, salad, and more.) The stunning views of Piha beach were as lovely over breakfast as they were at sunset. Viv not only made us a lovely/simple continental breakfast, she offered us power bars for our hike - over KareKare beach. When our computer died Viv happily printed out maps we needed and offered to do anything else she could do to help. The actual room we slept in was smallish but we loved that we could do laundry and the location is prime.