Lilith is the newest addition to the family. (Although she's a little older now.)Flat on the left, with deck and privacy from the road - RED DOOR

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

Welcome to our comfortable house, with free Wi-fi, a large library of books & board games & your own double bedroom. Only minutes away from Ponsonby, K'Rd, the Sky Tower and Victoria Park!

Friendly French/Maori hosts & a kitten, this place is really welcoming and homely.

The space

Ideal location to visit Auckland and/or start road tripping in NZ.

The building is a refurbished 1900's town house with high ceilings & a lot of character. Also comes with a playful, fluffy cat in the house! We'll try our best to make you feel home or just let you have a good rest if you just arrived from a long flight :)

Guest access

You will have your own room & your own keys to the house, including access to the kitchen & washing machine. Free unlimited Wi-Fi, lots of travel books & brochures, and drawer space available in your bedroom room.
We also have a front porch with a bench for the smokers.

Interaction with guests

We are a friendly and lay back French/Maori couple.
English is the preferred language of the house. Marine also speaks French and some Spanish if you struggle but T only speaks English.

Other things to note

- Please let us know what time you think you will arrive.
- Shared bathroom
- No TV
- Unlimited Wi-Fi
- We do not have private parking but there is street parking available.
- We LOVE playing board games but we are highly competitive!

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 12AM (midnight)
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)

- No indoor smoking.
- Guests should be polite and friendly.
- Please turn off lights when you are not using them.
- Please do not leave dirty dishes in your room.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

64 Reviews

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Sean User Profile
May 2017
T and Marine's place was excellent- the room and house had everything we needed. The location was perfect and central. They provided great tips about where to go, eat and see which was really appreciated. Would highly recommend!

Akshay User Profile
May 2017
We stayed at Marine & T's place for 2 days. Marine and Te Rangi were great hosts. Marine welcomed us warmly and also told us places to explore, eat and ways to transport there. The house is very big with lots of books, board games, and a lovely cat - Lilith. It is located at just 15 mins walk from the city center. Perfect location and value for money. We enjoyed our stay.

Madison User Profile
January 2017
Marine and Te Rangi's Place was great for a few days in Auckland. We were able to walk to the Supermarket and felt safe in the area we were in. We only met Marine but she was very quick to reply and was very helpful during our stay. The bed was comfortable and the bedroom has it's own lock on the door. The place is next door to a Backpackers so do expect some noise throughout the night. The kitchen and bathroom have seen better days but it was fine for us for a day or two and had enough amenities for our stay. We were very happy overall, as the location was perfect for us to get to the Sky Bus Intercity terminal. Thanks for having us!

Angela User Profile
December 2016
Great location - near the bus stop and the city centre. Walking distance from supermarket and Ponsonby rd. Comfortable bed. Marine was helpful in showing us the places and what to do in Auckland.

Amanda User Profile
November 2016
Although we did not meet them while we were staying at their home, they answered all of our questions leading up to our arrival. When we arrived there was a welcome booklet with recommendations, house rules, etc. that was very helpful. The room was small but fine for two people who are out exploring most of the time.

Alana User Profile
September 2016
This was my first time using Airbnb and it was all so easy. I was really pleased with the location, which is central and within easy walking distance of great cafes, bars and shops. I didn't see Marine and Te Rangi as they were busy - as was I - but I felt welcomed through the written messages they left and the notes re the facilities I could use/where they were located. And their cat was friendly and playful. All my other needs were catered, for including hairdryer and hair iron - which helps given the humid air :)

Rurik User Profile
July 2016
Perfectly located and really cosy flat ! Marine and T were welcoming and helpful all along. We wouldn't hesitate to come back !

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Marine And Te Rangi User Profile

We are a French-Maori couple living in Auckland and love drinking red wine, cooking (especially T!), watching series & movies and playing board games!
Easy going and bubbly, we love to meet new people and have some fun!

Places visited together: France, London, Rome
Marine went to: Turkey, Romania, Sri Lanka, Slovenia, Greece, Barcelona, Brussels, Vienna, Budapest, Australia, Fiji...
T went to: Norfolk Island, Samoa, Cook islands.

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within a day
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