About this listing
Welcome ! Vibrant Ponsonby - sunny, mod, lovely garden. View our other listing https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/999293. Friendly, open minded hosts, good local Info. Surrounded by parks,cafes bars & restaurants boutiques,galleries,public transport.
Your private upstairs room & separate bathroom are set apart from the downstairs living areas, kitchen etc -
- New superior comfortable bed, high quality cotton sheets, electric blanket, fluffy pillows & smart bath towels.
- your own writing desk, set of drawers, wardrobe & little coffee table should you wish to have breakfast in your room.
DOWNSTAIRS - Large beautiful home, two lounge areas, comfortable couches & seating.
- Three separate private courtyards & gardens, with table & chairs to relax. And an outside dining area around the swimming pool.
- ‘ Starter ’ breakfast, toast, local honey, milk, great coffee, tea, & fruit is provided at NO EXTRA CHARGE which you may prepare at your leisure in the kitchen.
- Complimentary WIFI
- 56’ LCD TV - 7 free local channels.
- Smoke detector – Smoking outside please.
- Security alarm system & Key-Pad front gate.
- Cooling fan & heating
- On-street parking.
Interaction with Guests
We are super friendly however we are busy professionals - so we do appreciate a little private time especially in the evenings.
Breakfast is a great time to catch up & have a chat & plan your day with us if you wish. We provide you with a 'personal recommendations' map of great local places to dine, galleries, cafes etc. The home is large & has lots of space to provide room for everyone. I work from home on my computer often. Our kitchen is a hive of activity & the gardens with outdoor chairs & tables is very relaxing.
Ponsonby is an epi-center of cafes, galleries, restaurant & local & internationl shopping. We are global travellers & have lived in Auckland all our lives & are happy to offer you good local & national information if you wish. We also rent for longer term - weekly or monthly. Please make contact to discuss prices etc. We have a good selection of reading material & website info. for eating out, bus, tours, local events & much more.
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- 25 mins drive from International & Domestic Airport we half a contact for a half-priced registered, reliable Airport Taxi $45 from Airport / $40 to Airport
-WALK 4 mins - Ponsonby Rd, cafes, business center, bars, galleries.
WALK 4 mins to LINK BUS (email hidden)/LINK – $1.90 to City / Parnell / Newmarket / Art Gallery / Musuem and more. This is a ‘loop’ bus and eventually comes back to where you got (website hidden) – you cannot get lost ! Fantastic !
-WALK 15 mins - City / Waterfront, ferries & beaches 20 mins
-WALK 4 mins - well stocked Supermarket
-WALK 20 mins to Eden Park Stadium for sports fans.
Other Things to Note
We do have a quiet, friendly cat who is mostly invisible, clean & remain downstairs & outside mostly.
Treat our home as if it were your home.
For Insurance purposes upon arrival we need to view your passport or similar identity - thanks for being understanding.
It was my first trip booked through airbnb and I have to say, I couldn't choose a better place to stay. It was simply a fantastic stay. Everything was just perfect. The location is fabulous, Ponsonby/ Grey Lynn are very vibrant, full of nice restaurants and bars. Also super safe neighbourhood. The room was perfectly clean ( I even got an upgrade to the bigger studio for free,yaaay! :) ) and also the house is (website hidden) & SJ are great hosts, super friendly and always have an open ear for you if you are in need of anything. If you are in Auckland, I highly recommend this place.
Tanah was heel uitgebreid met haar informatie vooraf, zodat het voor mij heel makkelijk was om vanaf het vliegveld per taxi hun adres te bereiken. Ik arriveerde na middernacht en de volgende ochtend kwam ze kennismaken. Ze is bijzonder vriendelijk. Ik kwam om mijn broer te bezoeken die in het ziekenhuis lag, en zij leefde erg mee en kwam met allerlei tips en adviezen.
Er waren echter wel een paar verschillen t.o.v. de omschrijving op de website. Zij sprak bijvoorbeeld over een gratis upgrade naar de studio. Ze heeft namelijk een slaapkamer in haar eigen woonhuis en een studio. In mijn beleving heb ik een prive kamer geboekt. Ik heb een paar dagen in de slaapkamer verbleven, wat op zich prima was, maar volgens mij was dat dus een downgrade.
Volgens de site was het ontbijt inbegrepen, volgens haar niet. Ze heeft het wel verzorgd, maar ik heb er om moeten vragen en het was beslist niet overvloedig.
Er is mij het dagtarief berekend, terwijl op de site ook een weektarief staat. Ik heb airbnb daar een mail over gestuurd, maar heb daar na 10 dagen nog geen antwoord op mogen ontvangen.
We are replying & we hope all our future guests who read this understand we are good, honest & very caring hosts.
Ron - I'm very disappointed you did not take the time to discuss any issues with us at the time you stayed in our home & accommodation. AirBnB hosting & guests relationship is based on trust, honesty & openness.
In reply to your issues.
You stayed for 10 days, everyday I saw you & continually offered you breakfast special herbal teas ( as you didn't drink coffee ) which you accepted & enjoyed saying there was more than enough.
You were upgraded to The Studio for free and I would expect a 'thank you' not a false statement that implies you where not treated with honesty.
Finally if you have an issue with AirBnB pricing of daily room rate & weekly room rates I suggest you discuss this directly with them & do not post this on our Public Review - it is confusing & implies that we personally may have charged you an incorrect rate - this is defamatory & not true. AirBnB calculator does the booking, takes your payment & completes the currency conversions not us.
Had a lovely 11-night stay in Auckland. The location is fantastic for exploring the culinary delights and hip night life of Ponsonby, and its only a half-hour walk in central Auckland.
I was staying in the annexe suite, which is wonderfully private, with its own front door, lounge area, fridge, tv, large bed/bedroom, clean, modern shower room and even patio doors onto a small back yard (with easy access to the main house back garden/pool area)
Tanah Jane gave me a warm welcome, made sure the fridge was stocked with breakfast items, and provided a wealth of local knowledge, both verbally and written.
NB the food around Ponsonby really is spectacular these days, from top notch japanese, italian, french and burgers through to avantguard modern international. I'd happily visit again just for the restaurants (although be warned, some are closed, or close early, Sunday through Wednesday).
Brilliant location, lovely room and a great host! Tanah even went out of her way to help me find my next stay. Really easy and quick to get the bus into town (10-15mins), so definitely recommended for people who want to stay in a quirky area and don't mind not being directly in the centre of the city. I had a great time here :)
The position, charm and friendliness of TJ's was the absolute perfect place for me to fall into after a rigorous visit of the South Island. I am so thankful.
I must say, it was a fantastic stay. The location is fabulous, very clean room and lovely house. Both TJ & SJ are great hosts and have fantastic hospitality skills. If you are in Auckland, I highly recommend this place. Once again, thanks TJ& SJ.
I had a great experience , loved the location and was very comfortable . Tanah made it all very easy for me and I would certainly stay again.
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About the Host, Tanah Jane
Welcome To Auckland ! I live here in our beautiful home with Sarah-Jane. - We are huge travellers & understand the benefits of local knowledge.
- We have created a local map & 'top spots' list for vibrant Ponsonby & the local area into the CBD that you will not find in any guide book ! - We love amazing food & wines, local beaches, theatre, live music, people & lots of laughter.
- We are professionals, my business - Gourmet Joy runs food & wine tours locally. Sarah-Jane is a Senior Osteopath in a busy local practice.
- We believe Airbnb is a fantastic way to visit & discover a new city. Please feel free to contact/ message us thru Airbnb so we can answer all your questions & assist in your stay here in Auckland.