Light and cosy "feel-good" home

House - Private room · A Links Ave, Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty 3116, New Zealand

Our house is a true home!It's very easy to feel comfortable and relaxed amongst the stylish cosy interior. And the garden with all its flowers and butterflies is a visitors favourite when enjoying a coffee and breakfast on the couch on the deck.

The Space

Located right where you want to be in Mount Maunganui close to the downtown area!

This house is perfect for travellers who want to check out Mount Maunganui for a short period or (whoever falls in love with this place, like I did) a longer period.

The house is spacious and private. Located close to beach, shopping center, downtown Mount Maunganui and bus stop, it is a perfect place to come and feel at home!

There is internet access, kitchen, fire place for winter time, a nice sunny deck and garden, and everything else you really need to be comfortable.

The bedroom is simple and small but offers enough comfort for a lovely stay.

The ocean and beach are only a hop away from my front door so it's nice and easy to go for swims in the ocean or walks along the beach to relax.

Come and visit and get the chance to stay in a perfect holiday home just a couple of streets away from the ocean, smelling the salty sea when you wake up in the morning and hearing the waves crashing when the surf is up!

Two very independent cats hang out with us at times.

Guest Access

The house has a shared kitchen, bathroom (with a separate toilet) and living space and our guests are more then welcome to use the kitchen as if they are at home. You are more then welcome to cook with the fresh herbs from my herb garden and if you are lucky you visit at a time were yummy fresh organic vegetables from my garden are ready to be enjoyed. I have a bike available to use and a washing machine, too.
All I am asking of visitors is to be respectful with what the house has to offer :-)

Interaction with Guests

I am a busy bee, but I love meeting new people and sharing a wine or dinner with visitors when I can. I can't promise I am always around but I am always available for questions through texts, if I should be out at work :-)

The Neighborhood

The neighbourhood is slightly located away from the hustle and bustle, but close enough to everything you could wish for. I have a bike for you to use and there is a bus stop very, very close to my front door. I love my little local cafe called George which is only a 5 minute walk away, located right next to the beach.

Getting around

Bus stop right next to my house.
A bike for you to use.
Save parking available on the street and possibly in the driveway, depending.
The Tauranga airport is a 2 minute drive away (it's a very small airport, don't worry you won't hear the planes).
If it's convenient and I am available I could be happy to pick you up (subject to my busy schedule :-))

Other Things to Note

If you are looking for long term rent, please mention it to me, as I might be able to arrange for a longer stay :-)

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $265 /week
Monthly Price: $884 /month
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Lovely place, vibrant with sunlight.
    Elena is truly caring and it shows in her home and in her generous ways.i would definitely recommend a stay there.

    April 2014
  • Gorgeous home in a beautiful location. Elena was a great host and did everything she could to make me feel at home! Wish I could have stayed longer!

    April 2014
  • Elena's place is amazing. I am very happy and fortunate to have stayed here for a week and to have met Elena. All the people I met in the area were very friendly. It is in a great location, it is very safe, minutes away from the beach, shopping center, and supermarkets. From the very beginning Elena was helping me with my trip and how to get around town. I felt really welcomed here by Elena and recommend her place to other travelers. Thank you Elena for allowing me to stay here.

    March 2014
  • My experience at Elena's home was a very smooth, enjoyable one, and the great location , a few minutes walk to the beach ,and the bus stop was also easy walk to.Her home was clean and cosy.Elena and Paul are nice,It was a pleasure to meet them, stay with them and talk.Highly recommended

    February 2014
  • If you're looking for a place where you can feel at home - choose Elena's house. This is the place where you have to stay when you want to experience the lovely, relaxing Mount Maunganui. Close to the beach, just a few minutes walk to Georges Cafe and you have everything you need. I didn't feel like a guest, after 1h I arrived I felt like a friend :) thanks to Elena! She is a great host and helped me with everything I needed. I had 2 awesome weeks with you and in your warm and welcoming house! Thanks for having me here, you made my NZ experience complete! Can't wait to be back!

    February 2014
  • Der Aufenthalt bei Elena war einfach perfekt! Von der ersten Minute an fühlte ich mich sehr wohl und willkommen. Das Haus ist sehr liebevoll eingerichtet, das Zimmer welches mir zur Verfügung gestellt wurde war eigentlich auch für 2 Personen groß genug. Elena ist generell sehr zuvorkommend, und unternimmt auch gerne bei Zeit etwas mit Ihren Gästen. Ein weiter Vorteil ist, dass man innerhalb weniger Minuten am traumhaften Strand von Mount Maunganui ist. Am Strand gibt es einige nette Lokale sowie Cafes. In der Stadt gibt es weitere Restaurants wo man am Abend bei Live Musik gut essen kann. Sollte es mir jemals wieder möglich sein in die Bay of Plenty Area zu kommen werde ich bestimmt wieder einen (hoffentlich längeren) Stop bei Elena einlegen. Vielen Dank für die "magische" Zeit bei Dir!

    February 2014
    Response from Elena:

    ahhh vielen Dank für deine netten Worte Christopher! Ich freue mich schon auf deinen nächsten Besuch und einen weiteren netten Aufenthalt bei der Pizza Library :-)
    Bis baaaald (Ich drücke die Daumen du findest bald wieder Zeit her zu kommen)

    February 2014
  • To be able to live with Elena for me was the best thing that could happen :) I've never traveled alone far. I feel at Elena from the beginning warmly welcomed and at home.
    Mount Mounganui is a great place to be. I can only recommend everyone to discover and learn about New Zealand and Airbnb nice people and rent in this way a property.

    January 2014
  • Staying with Elena was a very welcoming and relaxing experience! Everyone was quite quick to offer advice and any help I might need and always made me feel included by involving me in trips to the city or the supermarket or even dinner. Definitely would recommend staying here for anyone who wants to feel right at home, while being close to everything you need!

    December 2013
  • Loved to stay at Elena's! She was very welcoming, communication before arriving was great and gave me wonderful tips to enjoy the best of Tauranga!
    Elena and her friends make you feel just like home and are great for having a conversation with a cup of coffee.
    If you're coming to Tauranga, their house is the perfect option: perfect place, close to the beach, great for relaxing.
    Highly recommended host!

    November 2013
    Response from Elena:

    Hi Rodrigo!
    Thanks for your wonderful review. I hope your travels ended fantastically :) and you've made it back home save and sound! It's getting hotter by the minute in Mount Maunganui and the beach goers are all coming out from their winter hibernation. It's brilliant.
    It's been very lovely having you here. I hope you'll make it over here again some time!


    November 2013
  • Elena was a lovely and caring host! I really enjoyed spending time with her. Her home is clean, cosy and tastefully furnished. The bed I used was huge and comfy. Moreover I was allowed to use a bicycle to explore beautiful Mount Mauganui. I would have loved to stay longer than only 3 nights.

    September 2013
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My home is where my heart is! I like to make the most of making my house in New Zealand feel like home, since MY original home is actually on the other side of the world. I am 28 years old and enjoy living in beautiful Mount Maunganui to the fullest! The ocean and the beach are only a hop away from my house door and I like to go for swims in the ocean or walks along the beach to relax. I love meeting travellers and making sure that they enjoy my chosen home town as much as I do. Come and visit and get the chance to stay in a perfect holiday home just around the corner from the ocean.
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