Morepork Nest, private self-contained studio

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Entire guesthouse hosted by Alice

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bath
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Morepork Nest is a private studio complete with small kitchen, located adjacent to our house on a quiet property bordering native forest. Fall asleep to the soft hooting of moreporks (aka ruru, New Zealand's adorable native owls) and wake to the melodies of other native birds. Secluded deck and enclosed spa pool for relaxing, 10 minute walk to the train station with frequent trains to Wellington, 15 minute walk to Coastlands Shopping Centre which has shops, cafes, supermarkets and a cinema.

The space
The apartment is fully separate from the main house and features a covered patio area leading to a private entrance into Morepork Nest. We have aimed for the room itself to provide the maximum of comfort. There is a heat pump / air conditioner to allow you to adjust conditions to your liking, as well as window screens so you can enjoy fresh air without pesky insects. The shower is spacious and is equipped with an Infinity system so you will never run out of hot water.

The kitchen area features a fridge, microwave, kettle, hotplate, small convection oven, and Nespresso machine. A variety of breakfast items are provided. The room is also equipped with a heated towel rail, television/DVD/Bluray player, iron/ironing board, and hair dryer. Unlimited broadband Internet (via WiFi which has a pretty good signal). NOTE - Currently the TV does not receive any channels but you are welcome to connect your device (HDMI cable provided) to the TV and stream from TVNZ On Demand, Netflix or any other TV streaming site. You can also access our Netflix account via the Bluray player - instructions are provided.

Outside of the apartment you will find your own private patio with comfortable seating. Separate but accessible to guests is our spacious and completely secluded deck which is bordered by native bush and our large yard and fruit tree collection. There is a spa pool in a small room accessible either from the deck or through a passageway directly outside of the studio.

As mentioned above, we are located within walking distance of the train station and Coastlands Shopping Centre. We are a 5-10 minute drive from the new Expressway and a 10-minute drive from the beach. Our accessibility makes Morepork Nest perfect for business travelers or for tourists to use as a base while exploring the entire Wellington/Kapiti region. We have loads of off-street parking and the property is at the end of a private no-exit lane, very safe, quiet and secure.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Hot tub
TV
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Hair dryer
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Paraparaumu, Wellington, New Zealand

Generally quiet neighbourhood, inland about 4km from the beach. The home itself is down at the end of a private lane so there is no passing traffic.

Hosted by Alice

Joined in July 2017
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I am an American living permanently in New Zealand with my Kiwi husband Russell. We love travelling and meeting new people. We are also Airbnb hosts ourselves! I am a veterinarian and Russell is a geotechnician.

During your stay

We are a married couple who live on the property, we do both work full time but are happy to provide any help we possibly can during your stay. Our working hours vary but one or both of us can be reached by phone almost anytime, and we will be around in the evenings. We are happy to share any tips or suggestions about things to do in the region. We will also of course respect your privacy at all times.
We are a married couple who live on the property, we do both work full time but are happy to provide any help we possibly can during your stay. Our working hours vary but one or b…

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House rules

Check-in: Flexible
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Show more
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Smoke alarm

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