About Stay Waiheke

Our team at Stay Waiheke has a vision to match our guests with the best luxury, romantic, or beachside bach accommodation that Waiheke Island has to offer.


As locals, we also wish to assure owners that their beautiful Waiheke homes will be looked after with the greatest of care.

We all live, work, and raise our families on Waiheke, and we know well what makes this island so special. We look forward to sharing our local knowledge and assisting our guests with all aspects of their stay.

Kimberly Rae:  

Kim moved to Waiheke with her family in 2006 after spending over 20 years in New York City as the managing director of her own clothing design and manufacturing business. Kim brings her sales/marketing and business management skills and experience to Stay Waiheke.  Kim is one of the company directors and leads business management and marketing. 

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Leanne Annabell:

Leanne and her family have been living on Waiheke for over 20 years.  She joined the Stay Waiheke team in 2014 and became a company director in 2019.  Leanne has worked in travel and tourism for over 20 years and after successful careers in travel sales and heading a department at a private school, she has developed a strong customer service and team management background.  Leanne manages business operations, finance and communications with property owners.

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Rachel Gray:

Rachel has extensive experience in the travel and hospitality sector having worked in sales and marketing for an international airline and as an independent Travel Broker, which requires a strong customer service focus and attention to detail. Rachel has also been involved in training for the travel, tourism and hospitality sector in tertiary institutions, as well as working directly with tourism organisations. 

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Amy Taylor:  

Amy has had close connections with the Island since childhood and has worked with Stay Waiheke since 2012. Formerly immersed in the IT industry, Amy brings her skills and knowledge in this area to her role with a crossover into our accounting practices.  To balance out the disciplines of binary thinking Amy is passionate about promoting the company via social and print media working closely with the amazing team at PR firm NSPR to help tell the world about Stay Waiheke and the properties in our portfolio.

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Elizabeth Dobson:

Many Waiheke residents will know Liz from her days working as a nurse at the veterinary clinic in Oneroa.  Liz has made a career shift joining Stay Waiheke in 2019 working on the bookings team, meeting/greeting guests on arrival and managing the post stay departure checks and sundry restocks.

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Clara Brizuela

Clara is part of our bookings team and manages guest services at Stay Waiheke.  She meets guests on arrival if applicable and coordinates, provisioning, bookings for restaurants, activities, transport and other services for our visitors.  Clara also manages departure checks and sundry restocking at the homes.

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Felicia Unverricht:

Felicia is also a Waiheke “local” who has lived on the island with her family since 2005.  Felicia brings her previous experience in office management and banking to Stay Waiheke and looks after our company HR, Health & Safety and property maintenance.  

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Nadia Jara:

Nadia, joined us from Chile, is one of our property managers looking after departure checks at the homes and sundry restocks.

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Housekeeping and Property Maintenance: 

At Stay Waiheke we employ our own full-time cleaners (a team of up to 16) led by three amazing supervisors - Mora (big chief), Flor, Mel, Pilar and Lara who look after our properties to a high and consistent standard.  Our garden maintenance team (Maru and Alejandro) look after the grounds at many of the properties in our portfolio.

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