About this listing
47 steps from Ponsonby Rd (NZ's Gourmet Capital), my cosy cottage is the perfect base from which to explore Auckland! Enjoy a warm welcome, comfortable bed and sunny outdoor area all an easy walk or bus ride to Auckland's bustling harbour and CBD.
My quiet spare bedroom, with shared bathroom, comfortably fits two people with its queen-size bed and spacious floor area. I will provide fluffy towels and the bed will be made up with luxurious 100% cotton sheets and plenty of pillows.
You will have access to laundry facilities, both living areas, outdoor deck and courtyard with views to the city, and use of the kitchen. I will provide a simple self-serve breakfast of juice, tea/coffee, homemade muesli, toast and conserves. However you may like to eat out at one of the many great cafés on Ponsonby Road. You can help yourself to a selection of teas and coffee at any time.
Interaction with Guests
Calm Oasis In Your Travels
While I enjoy meeting new people, I'm conscious that travelling can be tiring and that all many people want is a place to get away from it all. No doubt you'll want to fit as much into your day as possible (I can supply you with local knowledge and tips on where to go and what to do if you like), but if you just want to spend a day sitting on the deck with your book or an evening watching TV, you'd be very welcome to do that.
There's always a buzz in Ponsonby; the area attracts people from all over Auckland who come seeking great food and shopping. Whether it's wandering the local food market, sitting at a pavement cafe table with a latte, people-watching or browsing in one of the many great shops, you'll find plenty to do here.
A 15 minute walk downhill will bring you to downtown Auckland, the bustling waterfront and the ferry terminal from where you can cruise the harbour or catch a boat out to one of the many islands in the Hauraki Gulf.
If you'd prefer to catch a bus, my home is conveniently located on the inner city bus route with buses running every 10 minutes. A great way to get to the Auckland Art Gallery, Museum and other popular attractions.
Other Things to Note
Minimum stay 2 nights. Check-out time 11am. Check-in times are flexible depending on your travel arrangements but it's important I know before your estimated arrival time so I am home to welcome you. After 2pm if possible would be appreciated.
No pets, sorry, but children are welcome. I have a spare mattress available if required and on occasion, I may be happy to rent out my whole house (two bedrooms).
Smoking isn't allowed inside, but no problem on the deck.
Because it's my home you're sharing, I expect you'll treat it with respect, as you would if you were staying with a friend.