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)
Only my second AirBnB but this one will be tough to beat! I stayed 2 weeks and Cushla was always on hand to offer advice, help out with anything or just to have a chat with! Lots of little details make this place like the (fab) muesli and little goodies in the fridge on arrival. Felt very much at home, nice relaxing stay - just a pity the Kiwis didn't beat the Aussies in the cricket final :)
We had the most wonderful time at Cushla's charming studio. The pictures do not do it justice! Very spacious, comfortable bed with high quality linens, fantastic view, decorated with wonderful art and in a terrific, happening neighborhood. Cushla herself was another reason this was our favorite Airbnb stay so far!!
Five star lovely studio!! We felt so at home here. So beautiful, elegant and comfortable, amazing hostess helped us too many ways to list!
Great location, walking distance to town. You do have to walk up the hill, but it's not that long.Stay here! It was slightly over our budget, but well worth it.
We loved staying at Cushla's apartment. The photos don't do it justice! It is much roomier and beautifully styled. Cushla was the warmest host I've ever had on airbnb and made us feel completely welcome. The sweetest details dotted around the apartment are what set this place apart from other home stays and hotels - like the handpicked flowers, fresh squeezed orange juice and breakfast treats, the softest bed sheets and the fluffiest towels (oh and the sound system in the ceiling and special ipod accessories made available - everything has been though of!). After walking around the pretty city of wellington, we loved coming back and rejuvenating with some tea by the big windows overlooking the bay, before heading out again. This place was well placed for an easy walk into the city and down to the bay. Would absolutely recommend staying here and would be our first choice next time we visit! Thanks Cushla! xx
Cusha is a fabulous host! We so enjoyed the spacious studio and view of Wellington. Cushla gave us excellent restaurant recommendations and was so helpful with every question we had. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. Loved the Oriental Bay location. So close to the city centre yet in the hills. Fantastic Stay! Many thanks Cushla.
Cushla exceeded all expectations. Not only is she welcoming but her studio is located at an absolute perfect spot and has all that is required to make our stay memorable.
Cushla is a fabulous host! She is very accommodating while being mindful of privacy. She is very warm and friendly and provides a delicious breakfast. The apartment is comfortable and stylish, in a great location. It's walking distance to the beach and city. We had an amazing time in Wellington and Cushlas lovely apartment and hospitality contributed to our super Wellington experience. Thank you.
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 .