Our home is brand newly renovated and now has a downstairs living area (with sofa bed), bedroom with ensuite, and access to the lower deck. There is separate access to downstairs and the area can be locked and private from the rest of the house.
Howick is full of families and has a charming feel about it. It's close to beaches, marina, playgrounds, lots of amenities and Botany town centre is nearby.
There is off street and on street parking here but we are also on bus routes to Botany, Howick, Pakuranga. We sometimes catch the train or ferry to Auckland central from close by.