About this listing
European-style accommodations with old-fashioned guest services, however with all the modern amenities like high speed broadband and Apple TV. Luxurious lodgings at an affordable tariff comparable with local non-descript motels' prices.
Te Manapouri is a 1930s New Zealand character house, about 15 minutes walk to the CBD, and in a quiet NZ Heritage Street.
Two guestrooms are available, each with a queen bed to accommodate 2 people; the bathroom is shared by the two rooms. The bedrooms have been furnished to provide a sensuous experience, with quality beds, luxurious linen, towels and robes. The pricing/tariff stated is for each bedroom.
We are located in a very quiet and safe Heritage-Listed street, close to Central Business District in Palmerston, making us the perfect base to explore the area.
A complimentary continental breakfast is included. The shared bathroom has many amenities including a heated towel rack, and is between the two bedrooms. Free high speed fibre wifi and computer use. We also have 2 adorable cats on the premises, for those guests requiring recreational therapy.
Discounts are available for stays =/> 5 days.
Palmerston North is only 2 hours from Wellington, and 2 hours from Napier.
The host is well traveled and experienced in B&B operations in Manhattan NYC where he used to live, and looks forward to meeting you. His interests include photography (his works have been exhibited and published, and in private collections in the USA, Canada, and New Zealand), stain-glass making, and providing trained therapeutic massage for weary travelers, on a massage table.
Fully equiped kitchen with 2 ovens and huge microwave. Additional freezer in garage. Free for use by guests.
Laundry facilities (washer and dryer) available, please contact your host.
Guests have their own bathroom.
Huge back garden with patio, available for breakfasts, lounging and sunbathing, highly private, and clothing optional.
Small front patio also available for breakfast or lounging.
Interaction with Guests
Usually after work and during breakfast. I am also a massage therapist and provide massage with 24 hours notice.
The street is Heritage-Listed, and the trees forming a canopy on the street are all protected.
Bus stop to Massey University is 2 minutes away. The Main Street Bus terminal (for Naked Bus and local bus lines) and the Intercity Bus Terminal (now located in the Square) are a 15 minute walk. Parking is available in our driveway.
Free airport pick-up upon 48 hours notice.
Other Things to Note
Throughout the house is a collection of museum-quality black and white photographs. The dining room is furnished in a modern + Edwardian manner, with a museum's worth of maps and paper ephemera of the Philippines.
Please ask permission before letting other people into the house.
Please inform me immediately after booking on what time you are arriving, so I can get the cleaning sorted after the previous night's guest/s has/have left.
It was a Cosy comfortable bed and room with all the facilities at your convenience.
Great location. quiet and homely
Cool surroundings, Art - excellent taste !!
Lovely food (brekky) and well laid out with extras that I was not expecting. Thankyou
I had a great stay. Rudyard was flexible and looked after me very well. The room was very comfortable and I had everything I needed. If you are thinking of staying I can be confident that you will enjoy your stay.
Rudyard is a very nice person and very welcomed of his guests. He picked me up from the airport and drive me again at the day of my departure. The place is very clean comfortable and very convenient for persons who like to visit Palmerston North. I really like the place and appreciate all help and guidance provided by the host.
Clean and just as described. This home is LOVELY, incredible art, and incredibly welcoming host. Communication was easy, internet was fast, beds were comfortable, safe neighborhood, cats were playful, and it was a fabulous stay. I recommend it to anyone who wants to be in and explore the area.
Rudy is a great host. He was generous with his time, he is well travelled and very knowledgeable on a number of topics. The room was great and bed very comfortable. Breakfast was great and very generous. I wished I could have stayed longer. Would well recommend.
About the Host, Rudyard
I'm in the health profession (banking hours) but more importantly, a massage therapist and a fantastic cook. I have great local knowledge not just of the area and also of New Zealand. I have been in the B&B business for over 15 years (I operated one in Manhattan for maybe 7 years)-- so I'm very attuned to travellers' needs and provision of their comfort, as I am a frequent traveller myself (overseas [Europe or North America] 3x/year).
Whenever I travel, I frequently use Air BnB, so I can compare and select services which suit, and provide those in Te Manapouri B&B.
I also emphasise the latter "B" of B&B, which is the custom in America, so guests should expect a fully laid out breakfast in the morning.