Large Wellington House w/ Sea Views

House - Private room · Rodrigo Rd, Wellington, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
Your host, Sara
55 Reviews
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The Space

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Large friendly and art filled house on hill overlooking Wellington harbour and South Coast. Piano, books, garden.

Private guest bedroom available with Sea-views, with bathroom just down the hall. We also have an ensuite room available. Just one or both bedrooms available at $86 each. Negotiation for longer term depending on how many guests.
There is also a home theatre entertainment available for your use.

We are located 5 minutes to airport and just an 8 minute drive to inner city. Bus-stop is 7 minute walk with buses every 10 minutes. Parking right outside front door.

Hosts are hospitable and welcoming but both working so allow guests to do their own thing. Unpredictable work hours with film/theatre directing and architectural design (working from home).

House is close to bus, beach, cafes, pools, zoo, nice walks. Theres a rather interactive cat but no children. Very relaxed house - can't think of any house rules - except smoking, which should be done outside. Tea, coffee, continental breakfast (website hidden), meals negotiable. Household is semi-vegetarian.
Look forward to meeting you soon!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $409 /week
Monthly Price: $1362 /month
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Amazing house with a fantastic view of the sea. The host greeted me with cold beer and a big screen TV to watch World Cup games...stylish furnishing and artistic decor...Danny the film director, Sara the architecture, all of these makes my stay an unforgettable one...all thumbs up!

    June 2014
  • We really enjoyed our stay in Sara and Danny's beautiful home. They were very friendly and made everything so easy for us. The room was very comfortable, with our own bathroom, which was spotless. Breakfast was put out every morning by Sara and it was delicious. The house is close to the airport, and there are plenty of buses going to the city very frequently - Wellington has a great bus system! Thanks again Sara & Danny for a fantastic stay.

    June 2014
  • Great house. Great people. Hope to stay there again on my next trip to Wellington.

    June 2014
  • Listing was just as expected! We had a great stay, convenient location (not city center but easy bus in, a couple cafes and shops in the immediate neighborhood), Sarah was responsive and very nice.

    May 2014
  • Spent an easy 4 nights at Sara's. The room (upstairs) was fabulous...spotless, nicely decked out, comfortable bed and a perfect ensuite bathroom. I was out and about most of the time and did not see Sara & Danny that much....but when I did it was pretty easy and relaxed. The house has easy access to the city centre with several buses from nearby bus stop. Very happy to recommend and will definitely be looking to stay with them again on my next trip to Wellington. *Thanks Sara*

    May 2014
  • My partner and I had a very comfortable and relaxing stay in Sara and Danny's beautiful home. Sara was very welcoming and friendly, so was Juno (the cat) and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our room had a lovely view and we enjoyed having a private bathroom with a spa bath. Breakfast was yummy with a tasty variety to choose from and it didn't matter what time we ate breakfast (or brunch)! We had some bad weather so we were able to spend time relaxing in the movie room with the fire on, very cosy. Sara has a display of interesting art work and books, and furniture and amazing colour schemes to enjoy. The views in the dining area and from the deck are stunning! I would highly recommend a staying at Sara and Danny's wonderful home.

    May 2014
  • Staying at Sara's place was very special for me. We had heavy rain but Sara is a great host and person. The atmosphere is very relaxed and easy going. It is just the perfect place if you like to be independent but don't want to stay in an anonymous place. The House is wonderful. My room very cozy with a great view!
    It is easy to get to the city and there are many things to explore
    It was hard to leave and I would definetly stay again!

    April 2014
  • Sara's place was amazing. The views are incredible and her place is clean and comfortable. Sara was also kind enough to set us up in her movie room when the weather outside was gloomy. She was always willing to provide suggestions and left us to enjoy our stay. She made us feel at home and we highly recommend her to future travellers.

    April 2014
  • Sara our host was very welcoming and relaxed, and her home was very comfortable. We enjoyed Jonah the cat and Sara's other house guests. The house is perched on a steep hill (as is most of Wellington) so the view is wonderful. The location was perfect for our needs. Highly recommended if you're looking for something away from the central downtown city area, yet just a very short/quick drive away.

    April 2014
  • Our stay at Sara's place was perfect. What a beautiful house, with a beautiful view. The room was incredibly comfortable and spacious (also with a great view). Sara made us instantly feel at home. We cooked a nice dinner and then watched a movie in the beautiful movie room. It was easy to get into the city center by the very frequent buses. We even last minute booked the place at 4:00; 4:30 Sara approved; 5:00 we were settled in our room (thanks again Sara). Breakfast was also a nice bonus! Sara was very accommodating and fun to talk to. Wish we could have stayed longer. Will definitely stay there again!

    March 2014
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Victoria University School of Architecture and Design.
Architectural designer/film maker
I am an Architectural Designer working from home. My first career was a TV director and producer where I met my husband who is a drama director and actor. I have no children but my husband has a 22 yr old daughter. We live in Wellington but like to travel a lot. Our interests seem to be architecture, art, theatre, films, global politics and economics, travel. Our style of travelling ranges from a comfortable weekend away in a nice hotel to back-packing around Eastern Europe. 5 Things I couldn't live without: coffee, wine, plane tickets, friends, movies, architecture magazines. We enjoy meeting new people and having people around the house but we like to let people do their own thing.
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