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.
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.
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 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.
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 :-)
We are very considerate and respectful people and expect the same from our visitors to create a living arrangement where everyone can be comfortable. Our house is a place to feel safe and relaxed in. We love sitting around the kitchen table chatting and enjoying a wine (or tea depending on the time of day :-) and ask that you take the big partying somewhere else :-).
We ask that you clean up your own dishes, if you choose to cook here.
Elena's house is much nicer in the reality than what the pictures show. Her garden is just amazing and you can enjoy the evening reading a book in total peace. The way she welcomed me was just familiar and cozy, like "feel like at home".
There is plenty of car park just outside their house or an easy bus lane coming form the town center. The beach is only 5 minutes walking distance from her place. One of the best place ever stayed! Thanks Elena for your hospitality.
Booking Elena's house was the best choice. I spend a wonderful 3 days at the beach, Mount Manganui (such an inspiring place to be and wonderful legend) the little shopping center and in the beautiful garden. Everything very nearby and well explained in Elena's emails. Living together with Elena's mum and cat Blackie went like 'seamingless'; there was - for me, and I think Martina, well balanced space for talking and listening and silence when we were at home at the same time. I love the openess of NZ people. I met a lot of people and everyone was nice and helpfull. The beach is so clean and people (from baby to elder) are enjoying, there is a lot to see. This made me very happy. Hapiness is contagious ☺. I highly recommend this place. Thank you Elena for sharing your house.
I had a Very pleasant stay at Elena's House. It was Very quiet and peaceful. Elena is a lovely and Very helpful host -as I was a bit most at my arrival from France. I warmly recommend her place for the Very affordable price for such a Nice place and welcoming persons! P.s: You can go to the café Georges and the beach close as they are great!
Elena ist eine großartige Gastgeberin, besser geht es nicht :). Man fühlt sich sofort sehr willkommen in ihrem entzückenden Haus. Sie und ihre Mutter waren unglaublich freundlich und hilfsbereit.
Das Haus ist großartig und genauso wie auf den Fotos zu sehen, alles ist sehr sauber, gemütlich und hat einen ganz besonderen Charme.
Elena is the best kind of hosts you can imagine. She and her mother made me feel very welcome at their lovely home and my stay couldn`t have been any better. They were very kind and helpful in every way.
The house is great and just like on the photos, it`s clean, cozy and comfortable.
I highly recommend this place and I would defenitely book it again.
Thanks Elena :)
Un accueil chaleureux...une maison lumineuse à l'ambiance calme et sereine...une chambre clair vraiment très agréable
House is very warm and friendly, with lots of beautiful plants.
Elena made sure to make us feel at home and took care of our needs
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 29 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.