About This Listing
Studio 1- Architectural winner 2013 The studio has had 100% great reviews and we are very pleased that guests have enjoyed the space. Spacious high ceilinged room with beautiful light, inbuilt speakers creating a lovely sound, sky tv, wifi, comfy bed. Deck & BBQ. You will not need a car !
2013 NZIA award winner , category - Wellington Local Award
Oriental Bay Cedar Studio Apartment with a view of Wellington Harbour. Newly built self contained with own entrance and deck ( separating the main family home from the cedar apartment). Safe and secure with own alarm system. High ceiling main room with very comfortable king bed, free WiFi, a Denon unit with CD player, internet radio, ipod dock all connected to ceiling mounted speakers, TV, DVD player, bench sink, fridge, microwave, wall mounted heating, ironing board and iron, tea/coffee making area, coffee table and chairs. Separate dressing room and desk area, separate bathroom with shower . Safe street parking ,first 2 hours free during day or your can purchase a parking coupon from the dairy at end of street ( or use of garage to be discussed ). A two minute walk to Oriental Bay for a swim, great coffee, cafes and restaurants. Freyburg Pool and Gym is a 5 minute walk with the City only 15 minutes walk. Te Papa, City Art Gallery, New World Supermarket, Wellington City Market etc a 15 minute walk away. Close to public transport. Bush walk starts 2 minutes away from our gate, one of which can take you up to the Mount Victoria Lookout - a 20 minutes walk ,giving panoramic views across Wellington. The property sits on a corner section and is very quiet. Laundry service available .
Sky TV - ( extras included - sport, rialto, soho)
Table and chairs on deck
Inbuilt ceiling speakers
Internet Radio/ CD/Ipod player
Interaction with Guests
I like the guest to have their privacy but also to feel free to interact if they would like to.
Living so close to town yet being by the water is wonderful. Access to amenities such as the swimming pool , gym, cafes, restaurants, beauty clinic, movies, theatre and shopping all within close walking distance. Bush walks 1 minute up the road to the start of the tracks.
Due to the closeness to town you can easily get around on foot. Bus stop and the end of the street. Taxi ride is normally 5 minutes call away. Railway station is a 6-7 minute taxi ride. Ferry terminal maximum 10 minute ride. Airport is a 11-15 minute ride by car.
Other Things to Note
I am happy to discuss earlier or later requests re checkin/checkout, it is only not possible if I am doing a clean turnaround .
Please smoke outside ( let me know and I will give you an ashtray)
No parking across garages thanks
Any damage please let us know ( we will not growl but will require for you to reimburse cost to repair/replace)
Check out time 11am ( late checkout can be arranged)
Side view of studio from Hay Street. Private deck with table and chairs to sit in the sun with view of Oriental Bay harbour.
Cushla's magnificent studio is only matched by Cushla herself. Both are extraordinarily wonderful. We arrived while Cushla was out but instructions for entry was pre-arranged. Cushla arrived later and we all had a great introduction to each other. Cushla is a vibrant humanist and, to us, typifies why Wellington is such an amazing city to spend time in; vibrant, creative, connected, caring & quite simply - gorgeous.
The studio is truly lovely. Completely separated from the house, it is an architectural addition. Very high stud with the greatest speakers in the ceiling. All the electronics you need for relaxation are there so you just need to recline on the extremely comfortable bed & enjoy. The seating is retro & comfortable & gives you glimpses of the harbour. The kitchenette has all you need for your stay. I could find nothing wanting. Cushla's attention to detail is superb. Most products are eco friendly &/or organic right down to the edible bits she so graciously supplied. Delicious berry smoothies, along with the newspaper graced our doorstop on day 2. What a way to start the day!
There is a terrific den/study area up the small stairs which has some wonderful art pieces in it. In fact, local art is everywhere & just makes this accommodation that much more special. To the left of the study is the bathroom. Just immaculate, classy & a pleasure to spend time in. The mosaics on the shower recess are a fabulous blue glass design.
Everything about this place makes you feel like you are special & deserving. The location is so convenient to the city centre. You have to walk up a bit of a hill, so if you are infirm or not fit, just grab a cab up from wherever. It's no reason to forgo staying here.
Cushla has a 4 legged friend that may make herself known under Cushla's supervision. Try to make her acquaintance. Like Cushla, her accommodation and Wellington in general, they are all class acts!
We cannot recommend enough Cushla and her studio. We can't imagine a better place or location in which to spend time while in the coolest little capital in the world. We shall return, time and again!!
This is a great studio in a lovely location. Cushla made us feel very welcome. Highly recommend this place!
Cushla is a fabulous host and knows exactly what a guest requires. The studio is just like the photos, tasteful and very roomy. It is a quiet area, the neighbourhood is lovely, parking is fine, access to the studio excellent. The breakfast provided is generous and tasty. Am working on my next reason/excuse to visit and stay in Wellington!
The studio is wonderful, the location perfect and what also makes this listing so special is Cushla, one of the sweetest, most considerate and thoughtful people I've ever meet. What a wonderful introduction to stunning New Zealand. My trip was there was magical and Cushla was part of that magic! I so look forward to returning!
Cannot recommend this accommodation and the host highly enough. The studio itself is breathtaking - spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated and a view to die for. It is so much bigger than we were expecting too...the bathroom is huge and the shower is great. Yes, it is up on a steep hill, but it is so worth it. You will be lucky if you get to stay in this accommodation, it is quite special. Location is great too..close enough to walk into town and restaurants and cafes. Cushla is the perfect host. She is there if you need her but gives you your privacy. I really can't rate this experience highly enough...five stars for the host, and five stars for the actual studio. Thank you Cush for your wonderful hospitality...it was so lovely to have met you. If ever back in Wellington, we know where we'll be staying!!!
We had a lovely time. Cushla was a welcoming host,
the accommodation was everything we could have hoped for and more and the location very beautiful!
I had a wonderful stay at Oriental bay studio. The studio is fabulous – comfortable, modern, stylish and spacious. Cushla was very welcoming and an excellent host. She left me with breakfast treats and fresh flowers. Cushla was very helpful allowing me to use garage to park my car. Easy walking distance to te Papa and other attractions. I highly recommend her studio to other travellers. Thanks Cushla
About the Host, Cushla
Love to spend time with my family and good friends. Really enjoy traveling ( or dreaming about it!). I enjoy taking photos, fishing, listening to music , eating delicious food , catching a movie most weeks. Experiencing variety - having adventures .
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