Our self-contained studio is set in an attractive secluded garden at the back of our house in an arty central suburb.Trendy bars, cafes,bookshop are one minute's walk away.Ten minutes to CBD and all major attractions.
Our architecturally designed studio is set in a peaceful garden and has own private entrance. It consists of one large studio space with lots of windows, an entrance way with the amenities and one bathroom. There is a comfortable Queen bed with high quality cotton linen, feather duvet and electric blanket.Bathroom has shower, basin and toilet.There is no kitchen but there is a microwave, kettle and toaster and washing up facilities.There are several excellent cafes and eateries just up at the corner. Tea and coffee provided and milk in mini fridge. I provide a starter breakfast of bagels and fruit.Free Wifi and TV. Also provided are heater, fan, hairdryer, iron and ironing board.
Guests are welcome to use the garden and courtyard. Laundry facilities available on request. I am happy to wash crockery etc in the dishwasher when necessary.
Interaction with Guests
I live here with one of my daughters and am available most of the time to help and advise guests on transport, local eateries and sightseeing.
West Lynn (part of Grey Lynn) is a central city suburb popular with artists, actors and musicians. Our street is very established,has mostly heritage houses and most of the residents have lived here for decades. (We have been here for 28 years and have a close relationship with all our neighbours.) West Lynn is one minute's walk away and is a favorite destination for Aucklanders as it has a great organic whole foods store, organic bakery, several great cafes and eateries, 3 bars, bookshop and 3 fashion stores. Supermarket and greengrocer is 10 mins walk. Farmers Market every Sunday morning at the Community Centre.
Excellent bus service to the City( takes 10 mins) is just at the corner and takes you through Ponsonby Rd which is a long strip of high fashion shops,top restaurants, cafes and bars, a great destination for a day's wandering. Down at the waterfront guests can pick up a ferry to Devonport or Waiheke Island (vineyards, restaurants,art trails, beaches) . The Link bus service takes you to other Auckland attractions - Parnell, Newmarket, Museum and Domain. There is parking available in the street. From airport, guests can either get a shuttle to the door, or Airport bus to downtown where the 020 bus leaves from Britomart Place and drops you in West Lynn (one block from our house)
Other Things to Note
I live with my two daughters (one is traveling at the moment) and we live a very relaxed lifestyle. I would like guests to be able to relax in our garden and am very happy to chat and help with information about getting around and things to do. Our family has had fantastic stays in Airbnb places in London, Paris and New York and we are keen to offer similar experiences to travellers to NZ.
We have three cats and a small dog but they are not allowed in the studio ( in case of pet allergies).
This was a fantastic location within easy walking distance to cafés and shops etc
Kate was very flexible with our check in time which made our visit so much smoother
Very quiet and peaceful
Kate was extremely helpful and welcoming, and gave us some great local tips on places to see and good restaurants.
The studio was exceptional! Light, spacious, with high quality fittings throughout and the softest, most comfortable bed. Huge windows let in light from the gorgeous garden, and there are excellent blinds if you want to sleep late and avoid the sunrise.
The location is excellent, on a quiet side street with handy shops and local cafes nearby.
If I'm in Auckland again I'll definitely be checking to see if the studio is available. Staying at Kate's was comfortable, relaxing and a perfect taste of Auckland.
We had wonderful 3 days in Kates nice garden studio which is absolutly clean and tidy and very well equipped. The suburb Grey Lynn is a nice place to stay, quiet, with nice cafés and organic stores and not far from Auckland Centre. Kate was very welcoming, friendly and helpful all the time. Thank you Kate for the nice stay!
Kate's sunny studio was exactly how we hoped. All the comforts of home in a very comfortable and impeccably clean space. The quiet neighborhood with green parks nearby made it a peaceful and pleasant stay. We also enjoyed the great cafes just stroll up the street. Kate offers superb hospitality. Definitely an A+ and what Airbnb is all about!
Kate was welcoming and friendly and I really enjoyed the studio room. It was lovely and quiet with a nice garden view. A great neighbourhood with lovely cafes and nice and close to Auckland City by bus. Thanks Kate
Kate is just wonderful!!She is the most kindest person I have ever met..so thoughtful and helpful!Thank you so much for everything and for letting us stay at your beautiful studio..It is just perfect and delightful!!..I will def stay here again
I live here with my 15 year old daughter (the 21 yr old is working and traveling overseas at present). I work as a classical musician but love most other sorts of music, especially jazz and contemporary. In my free time I love to go to movies, gardening,,vintage shopping, going to book club and eating out as much as I can afford to! I have recently been to New York for 2 weeks of art galleries, shows and endless walking and am keen to travel to more exotic places in the future, maybe India!