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)
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
I can't say enough good things about both Cushla and this remarkable studio. It's even better in person and is located so close to the best of Wellington - from the waterfront to the downtown area to a secret back way up to Mnt. Victoria! Cushla was attentive and went out of her way to make me feel comfortable. I felt as though she took a genuine interest in me and my personal journey - offering me everything from homemade chicken soup, directions, advice and local connections. As a solo traveler, it was heartwarming and much-appreciated. When I come back to Wellington (and I will), Cushla's will be my first choice!
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.
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 .