Home away from home... views, spa!

House - Private room · Musselburgh Rise, Dunedin, Otago 9013, New Zealand

Our home is quiet, private and a great place to relax. Room for one or two people, your room has nice views, and off street parking is available. We're located at the start of the peninsula, just five minutes drive from central Dunedin. See you soon!

The Space


We enjoy hosting fun worldly travellers in our wonderful home.

Our home is situated 10 mins drive from the city centre (i.e. close but not too close!) and directly at the gateway to the Otago Peninsula, famous for Larnach's Castle, the Albatross colony, penguins, seals, and one of the top 10 cycle roads in the world (according to Lonely Planet!).

Staying with us offers you great views, a comfortable room, outdoor spa (otherwise known as a hot tub or jacuzzi), relaxed atmosphere, great kitchen, friendly local advice, and most importantly a peaceful nights sleep.

* private lockable bedroom with queen-size bed, good views
* shared bathroom, 2 separate toilets
* guest fridge and full access to kitchen facilities
* DIY breakfast (includes toast, spreads, cereals, milk)
* facilities for making tea/coffee
* bed linen and towels
* free shampoo and shower gel
* free WiFi
* free off-street car parking
* only 50 metres walk to bus stop into town
* easy walking distance to the nearest bar/restaurants
* two bikes and helmets (NZ$5 per bike per day)
* washing machine and dryer (NZ$5 per load)
* spa (NZ$5 per person)

If you're travelling with a friend or in a group of 3 or 4, we have a second room available (please see our other listing for details!). If you have any other requests, just ask, and we'll see what we can do!

We're well travelled - and enjoy outdoorsy stuff, music, hosting, meeting new people, learning new things, gardening, playing sport, reading, brewing beer, eating nice food and drinking nice wine!

Dunedin is both under-rated and awesome. Whether you're into culture, architecture, outdoor activities, wildlife, history, a fun nightlife, or a quiet relaxing getaway, Dunedin has it all. I'd say more, but I don't want to give it all away - you've gotta come check it out for yourself!!

If you're travelling around the South Island, Dunedin is 5 hours from Christchurch, 3 hours from Queenstown, and 2 hours from Invercargill. If you're arriving from (or heading to) the Dunedin airport, it's an easy 30 minute drive to our home (we recommend the supershuttle, it's way cheaper than a taxi, and doesn't take much longer).

We look forward to meeting you soon!!

Kind regards,
Steve and Elke

PS: are you planning to stay in Queenstown while in New Zealand? We recommend staying with our friend Philip who is also an AirBnB host: http://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/951960

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $343 /week
Check In: 5:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Steve and Elke are fantastic hosts!! Very very friendly, helpful and you can ask them whatever you want to know, you'll definitely get a great answer! They'll help you planing your trips and try to explain you the bus timetable as well, which isn't easy :D One morning I had to get to the city centre so Steve picked me up very early on a sunday morning and took me there. Just to give an example of there friendliness. The room was very clean (just everything in the house) and everythink was like in their discription.
    You want to stay in Dunedin for a few nights? This is the right address!
    Wish you all the best in the future with everything,


    April 2014
    Steve And Elke
    Response from Steve And Elke:

    Thanks for the detailed review Noah, we really appreciate it! All the best!

  • We spent a quick 2 nights at Steve and Elkes. They were wonderfully helpful and easy to talk to. The house was was very inviting and comfortable. We were able to do laundry and make ourselves at home. You won't regret booking here!

    April 2014
    Steve And Elke
    Response from Steve And Elke:

    Our thanks for the kind review - we're delighted that you and Ryan had a great stay in Dunedin!

  • Thanks so much Steve and Elke for the lovely stay in your warm and gorgeous house! Hope to catch up at the markets one day.

    April 2014
    Steve And Elke
    Response from Steve And Elke:

    Thanks for staying with us Anna, catch you 'round for sure :)

  • If you are looking for a home to stay where the people are friendly, unassuming, easy going, open and welcoming and the energy is calm and the neighbourhood is quiet then this is definitely the place to stay in Dunedin.

    April 2014
    Steve And Elke
    Response from Steve And Elke:

    Thank you for your review Larry - we really enjoyed our insightful conversation with you. Stay longer next time ;)

  • My brother and I had a great stay at Steve and Elke's home. It is a lovely home where 2 lovely people.
    The rooms were great, clean and comfortable and so was the rest of the house. Breakfast was good with a few different choices and I just loved the tea drawer :)
    I really enjoyed our talks and wish you guys the best for the year to come and all of your projects !

    March 2014
    Steve And Elke
    Response from Steve And Elke:

    Thank you Alienor and Cedric - we had fun being your hosts, and I'm glad you loved our tea drawer. Teehee!

  • Steve's bed and breakfasts is convenient to all parts of town but especially to the Otago peninsula. Steven is a most helpful and knowledgeable host going out of his way to help. The area is in a peaceful neighborhood and all the rooms are clean and tidy. We would definitely stay there again.

    February 2014
  • We had a very pleasant stay at Steve and Elke's house. They are very welcoming hosts, provide helpful information about the area and their place is very comfy and clean. Highly recommended!!!

    January 2014
    Steve And Elke
    Response from Steve And Elke:

    Glad you had a terrific time, Jutta - it was a pleasure to be your Dunedin hosts!

  • Steve and Elke were warm hosts. Our room was very nice with a comfortable bed. They helped us with our travel plans around Dunedin. They have a lovely house with great views.
    I would happily recommend staying with (website hidden). Good luck for the wedding and with the new arrival in your family. Shirish. Jan 2014

    January 2014
    Steve And Elke
    Response from Steve And Elke:

    Thank you Shirish, we're glad you chose to stay with us, and delighted that you had a wonderful time here in Dunedin!

  • Gentle interesting hosts. Clean and comfortable accommodation. Great chats and local information. Highly recommend.

    January 2014
    Steve And Elke
    Response from Steve And Elke:

    Cheers Kathy and Steve! Enjoy the rest of your travels in New Zealand :)

  • It was really nice to stay with Elke and Steve. We had a warm welcome and they supported us with finding the right acitvities on Otago Peninsula.

    We had some friedly talks with them although they let us a lot of space for us. As we are independet travellers we enjoyed the very much.

    January 2014
    Steve And Elke
    Response from Steve And Elke:

    Thank you Georg and Kathi, we're delighted that you had a wonderful stay in Dunedin!

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I've already written a wee bit about us in the general profile section, so check that out first... My favourite travel destinations (outside of NZ) are Peru, Germany and Japan. If you're keen on sharing travel stories over a drink on the deck one sunny evening, I've got plenty of funny - and odd - travel yarns! What are five things I can't life without? Aside from the obvious basics - I "couldn't live without" my iPhone, saxophone, laptop, bed, and snowboard. My favourite book is whatever I'm currently reading. Past favourite books include: Shantaram, The Little Prince, The Pilgrimage, Tuesday's With Morrie, The Prophet, any Dirk Pitt adventure, and most Bill Bryson misadventures. My favourite movies include: Eagle Vs Shark, The Castle, Pulp Fiction, Moulin Rouge, Kill Bill, Babel, In Bruges, Waking Life, In My Father's Den... and a few others that'll come to me tomorrow. Music-wise, I love old school rock to old-time dance, new age hippy stuff to the latest dance music and a bit of grunge and jazz inbetween. Food, I'm open to trying anything once. The worst thing I ever recall eating was Mountain Oysters. Don't even ask... I'm a great host and a great ambassador for New Zealand, but hey, I'm not going to bleat on about it (enter token Kiwi/sheep joke here), you'll soon meet me and make up your own mind about that! If the calendar is blocked out for a bit, it's likely because I'm out hiking for a few days or leading a trip for my travel company - Aspiring Adventures - check it out some time! When I travel, I like to mix up levels of accommodation from camping to the odd luxury lodge. I try to step outside the usual touristy stuff and tackle something a unique (I've climbed the highest peak in Fiji and Ecuador, slept in a cave in Turkey, have a godson in the Peruvian Andes after a trek to visit the "Lost Incas", and stayed with hunter-gatherers in the jungles of Vanuatu...). Hosting - well, hosting is great fun! To sum it up, it's like travelling without having to travel, and if you've ever hosted you'll know just what I mean :) My life motto? Simple really: "have fun out there!"
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