Our home is (was) part of an historic woolstore in Ahuriri, it is spacious, light and very unique. We are a 5 minute walk to about 20 bars, cafes, pubs in the area. We are just 1 road back from a safe swimming beach if you are here in summer.
Historic warehouse styled home near the sea in the increasingly popular area of Ahuriri.
You will have the use of an upstairs wing of the house with your own bathroom, lounge, and study area. Walking distance to restaurants, bars, the beach and the local fishing port.
Help yourself to breakfast or walk to one of the many cafes that offer some of the best food and coffee that Hawke's Bay has to offer. This will be a stay that you will remember!
The nearby beach is just a short stroll away, it provides safe swimming or, if you wish, get a pizza or other takeaway from one of the many food outlets in this delightful area and enjoy a peaceful meal whilst sitting on the beach and watching the sun set.
There is access nearby to the walkway/cycleway that offers safe and enjoyable riding for all ages and all levels and covers a large part of Hawke's Bay.
There is one bedroom with a double bed, another bedroom with two single beds and there are three other single beds in the study and living areas.
'Wi Fi, own bathroom, own fridge, own TV, lounge area, our kitchen available for breakfast use. Sorry, we do not make our kitchen available for the preparation of meals other than breakfast but there are a multitude of cafes, bars and restaurants within walking distance.
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as the guests want. We both love meeting people but also aware that some people just want to do their own thing and have some peace and quiet.
We are right in the heart of Ahuriri township, we have the best bars, cafes, restaurants in Napier and wonderful areas to walk along to enjoy the waterfront.
There is a bus service nearby that runs into the city. There is a cycle hire operator close too.
Staying at Bruce's studio was our first airbnb experience. The place was great and quite comfortable. Bruce and his wife were very welcoming and great with all their recommendations of local places to eat plus wineries to visit. We very much enjoyed our stay.
Bruce and Kathy made us feel very welcome. We were pleasantly surprised with our accommodation. If anything it is under-rated. Bruce and Kathy were kind enough to point out local places of interest and the best local places to eat and drink. Staying with locals certainly made our stay much more enjoyable. We would happily return
Bruce and Karen were perfect hosts. They went to great lengths to communicate with us before we arrived, welcomed us into our space and sent us off with recommendations for dining, wineries and helped us book a trip to see the gannet colony. We had a wonderful time and wished we could have stayed longer. The rooms were comfortable, clean and the beds slept well!
I really enjoyed staying in this apartment. The rooms are lovely, spacious and very comfortable. Kathy and Bruce are gracious hosts. Highly recommended!
Clean and comfortable. Close to beach and convenient interesting location. Kathy was helpful and friendly. Recommended for anyone.
Thanks to Bruce and Cathy for welcoming us! The apartment is very clean, creative and comfortable and we enjoyed the location. It was quite noisy as it is by a train line but we still all slept well in comfy beds.
Bruce and Kathy are warm and lovely hosts offering an amazing AirBnB space with soaring ceilings and gorgeous daytime light, located just steps from Ahuriri's cute bustling center of shops, restaurants, and cafes. It's a slightly longer walk into Napier itself (possibly a bit too far for families with small children, but fine for adults) or just a couple of minutes' drive or bike ride. The guests' portion of the studio is excellent for families - tons of room; practically like having your own apartment. Light or late sleepers may want to pack earplugs and eyeblinds, because the studio is close to some commercial activity and the loft windows will let in light as soon as the sun's up, but that shouldn't prevent you from staying in this very unique and special space - just come prepared!