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Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

Gorgeous studio that is light, airy, peaceful and very comfortable for short or longer stays. Interior designed to create a modern space with modern kitchen and bathroom. Lovely shared garden with your own secure separate entrance.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 1PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Cleaning Fee: $25
Weekly Discount: 5%
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The space

-Modern and fresh
-Entirely separate and away from the main house in the garden with secure access. Not totally private from main house but screened.
-Brand new Bathroom and Kitchen with great amenities provided.
-Outdoor seating
-Good local knowledge if and when required.
-Fantastic location close to Kingsland, Ponsonby and GreyLynn all teaming with restaurants, shops and bars. Also fifteen minutes walk to Eden Park

Guest access

- Plenty of free off-Street parking available
- King size bed
- Cotton Bedding with Goose Down Duvet
- Well appointed, modern, brand new bathroom with cotton towels supplied
- Washing machine available in main house.
- Hair Dryer.
- Kitchen includes microwave, rotisserie oven with hotplates, fridge/freezer, well equipped with cooking and dining equipment
- Complimentary tea, coffee, milk
- Free wifi
- Television with free view channels and DVD player
- Large doors which open out to lovely garden
- Blinds to all windows
- Separate chairs for watching television
- Separate entrance with lockable gate
- walking access to Ponsonby (20mins) Kingsland (5-7mins) Grey Lynn (10mins)
- 11 Minutes walk to a Supermarket, butchers, cafes, bars, bakers, off-licence and many more.
- 37 min walk to Downtown (bottom of Queen Street)
-Close (driving) to secluded inner city beaches

Interaction with guests

Guests can enjoy independent access to the studio. Marika is a text message or knock on the the door away if guests need any help.

The neighborhood

Ponsonby today is a heritage inner city suburb coveted for its eclectic collection of fine colonial architecture and known for its dining and shopping establishments with many restaurants, cafes, art galleries, up-market shops and nightclubs
Grey Lynn is a more down-to-earth affair and is the largest suburb with the largest amount of wooden houses in the world! It also has fantastic local, independent shops, bars and boutiques.
Kingsland is the bohemian, trendy Shoreditch of Auckland with a fantastic energy and vibe boasting fantastic affordable restaurants and trendy bars.
All of the above are walking distances from Cooper Street.

Getting around

Walking is easy from Cooper Street but there is also great bus service from the top of the street. See website below for buses:

Auckland Airport app is good for info and link on how to get from the airport to Auckland city as well as real time updates on flight information. Discount taxis can't be beaten for affordable fares.

Other things to note

Two small dogs live on the property. Affenpinschers - very friendly and cute!
The hot water in the shower lasts for just under five minutes and has a recovery time of twenty minutes.

House Rules
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 1PM



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

215 Reviews

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Anna User Profile
May 2017
Fabulous accommodation, amazing location, would highly recommend... five star

Neryl User Profile
May 2017
A great place to base yourself to see Auckland and its surrounds. Very clean and comfortable and within easy walking distance of shops, cafes and restaurants.

Michal User Profile
May 2017
Great one night stay at Marika's place. Good location if you want to be close to Grey Lynn or other central suburbs. The house is at the back of the property with private entrance from the street and full privacy. Flawless communication. Thanks!

Charlie May User Profile
May 2017
I came for over to NZ for a business trip. Marika was easy to communicate with and made me feel comfortable and welcome during my stay. I will certainly check if this place is available next time i visit NZ

Lani User Profile
May 2017
Cliched, but true - the worst part of our stay at Marika's place was that we had to leave to continue our trip. Our first stop on our holiday, Marika's cosy studio was exceptional. Close to the dining options of Ponsonby Road, it made a great hub for a few days of exploring Auckland. Fitted out with a bed that gave us two solid and sound night's sleep, a kitchenette perfect for morning cups of coffee and pats of Marika's pups Doug and Pete we loved staying here. We'd be booking again if we ever find ourselves back in Auckland.
Marika User Profile
Response from Marika:
Thanks guys was so lovely to have u stay... hope the rest of your trip is great.
May 2017

Will User Profile
May 2017
Marika was very welcoming and friendly. She helped with local navigation and her detached B&B was clean and quiet. Great stay!

Jens User Profile
April 2017
Marika's self contained unit has lots of light and is very spacious room with a well equipped kitchenette. We were conveniently close to town but also away from the real hustle and found it a perfect place to get to museums and the like from. Marika was a very friendly and helpful host and I would thoroughly recommend her room for anyone wanting to stay in style and comfort close to Auckland central.

Auckland, New Zealand · Joined in November 2013
Marika User Profile


I am an artist who creates New Zealand kiwiana retro style works of art.
I am sociable and have a love of food, culture, interiors, dogs, the arts and auctions. I Love a good laugh and look forward to meeting new people and having you to stay!

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within an hour
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