About This Listing
Double bed with great views in a 7 year old modern home.
We have an additional bedroom available by request:
Second room has two sets of bunks, sleeping 4.
Available for weekend use is an office/bedroom, which has a double bed sized divan for either a single or cosy couple. So we could accommodate up to a total of 8 people depending on your party's configuration.
Bathroom ( used by guests only) contains shower, bath, vanity and toilet.
Additional bathroom with basin, shower and toilet, also available.
Total of 2.5 bathrooms available to guests.
Breakfast with great coffee or varieties of tea included.
Lunch and dinner by arrangement with fresh vegetables from our own garden, in season.
If you want to prepare food in our kitchen you're more than welcome to do so.
Laundry available - you can use our laundry and clothes line for your washing.
Our home is designed to take advantage of the views and is very sunny with indoor/outdoor flow.
Because we work from home, we have all the typical business technologies available, with wi-fi, printing, scanning etc, should you need access to these.
When you stay with us, you're in our home as our guest, leaving as a friend.
You can get to the CBD by ferry from Bayswater or Devonport. Walk to Bayswater wharf in about 30 mins or 5 min by bus.
We're 3.5 km from Takapuna or Devonport. It's walkable or buses are about 5-10 min walk away. There is a "green route" cycle/walkway to Takapuna or Devonport within 0.5km from our place.
Local shops 10 mins walk away include large variety of takeaway meals, including Thai, Middle Eastern, Chinese, McDonalds, Roast Dinners, Pizza. Thai Restaurant has great value meals at the north end of the shops.
Four varieties of Pizzas are available at the Belmont shops and great takeaway fresh fish and chips available in Bayswater Ave.
Plenty of lovely walks around here, around the waterfront of the inner harbour and 3 white sandy beaches within 3 km. Catch the ferry to cross the harbour to the CBD to explore the downtown waterfront loaded with cafe's, maritime museum and the new Wynyard Quarter.
We have extensive knowledge about NZ and Auckland and we look forward to making your stay comfortable.
We have 2 living areas, one lounge "nook" just outside the bedroom on the second floor and the main lounge, dining, kitchen area, which is open plan, on the ground floor, with a short stair case for access to the second floor.
Interaction with Guests
We're guided by our guests as to how much time we spend with them. If people want privacy, the house is large enough to provide this. One of us is generally around, because we work from home.
No smoking within our home.
IT IS NICE TO STAY AT MARILYN HOUSE, MARILYN DO SHARE HER LOCAL EXPERIENCE WITH YOU.
IS A GOOD STAY IN DEVONPORT. SEE YOU SOON
Marilyn and Dave were great hosts. They made me feel very welcome and showed me great warmth and hospitality.
Excellent stay with Marilyn and Dave - it was like staying with old friends! Great location in Devonport - a short ferry to the CBD. Lovely breakfasts and super hospitality. We would highly recommend this stay.
The absolutely perfect start to my vacation!
It's a great place, a very cosy room with a beautiful view, perfect bathroom, and Marilyn is super nice and friendly, almost like a friend! She provided me with everything I needed to know, took me to great places to get an overview of the area!
Thank you so much Marilyn, I will definetly come back!!
Me, my wife and our three young kids stayed for four days in Marily's place and enjoyed it a lot! Marilyn is a great host - welcomed us with lovely hospitality, prepared delecious breakfasts and dinners for us. She also provided us fresh vagatables from her garden :-). Her house is tidy, clean, and with a wonderful bay view. From there we took walks in the lovely neighborhood, played and toured the north shore area. Marilyn shared with us lots of knowledge regarding NZ, Auckland, and local culture which was really fascinating.
Truely recommended place!
Me and my family stayed for 2 nights at Marylins and Daves really beautiful and clean home. Marylin and Dave gave us a warm welcome and helped us to organise our further journey. We had a lot of great conversations and she gave us a delicous introducing into the kiwi kitchen. We rrally enjoyed the vegetables and honey from their garden. It was a plessure to start our holiday at Marylins.
Thanks Marylin for making us feel like home.
This was our first stop in New Zealand and I'm glad it was with Marilyn and Dave. Their house is great and they are wonderful people.
Marilyn gave us a virtual tour of NZ and helped us get organized for the rest of our trip.
Anyway, the house is huge and comfortable. They have a nice garden and we got the vegies to eat. It's just a few minutes from the Auckland beach and close to the Ferry.
About the Host, Marilyn
We're a mature couple, independent business owners. We enjoy snow skiing, tramping, cycle touring, photography, traveling, meeting people, technology and new experiences.
We are members of a local theatre group to enjoy performing in musical theatre, taking advantage of our musical talents. Enjoy a wide range of music - as long as it's melodic.
We've got to a stage in life where experiences are more important than "things".
We're well travelled in NZ and delight in sharing our experiences with travelers of all ages.
Enjoy keeping healthy and eating from our own garden.
Married with 4 independent children.
Our philosophy is treat other people as we'd like to be treated, with kindness, consideration and courtesy.
We love to have people in our home to share the comfortable environment we've created for ourselves. We've really enjoyed the diverse groups of people who we've been able to host.
We are now looking forward to travelling to other countries to meet people in their own environments as we combine work and education in new areas.