House - Private room · Castlewold Dr, Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty 3110, New Zealand

Our four bedroom modern executive home has room for everyone. It has high stud ceilings throughout and spacious living areas. Enjoy a gourmet galley kitchen with all modern conveniences, located approximately 7 minutes from local shops and the CBD.

Your host, Carol
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Our four bedroom modern executive home has room for everyone. It has high stud ceilings throughout and spacious living areas. Enjoy a gourmet galley kitchen with all modern conveniences, located approximately 7 minutes from local shops and the CBD.

The Space

Modern executive home seven minutes from local restaurants, cafes and shopping district and fifteen minutes from the beautiful famous Mount Maunganui beach where you can go fishing, swimming or just laze about. Local bus service operates regularly and stops across the road from us.

Available is a comfortable room with double bed, wardrobe, desk, and drawers with separate bathroom (to be shared with any other guests - otherwise you have it to yourself!)

Share with us our open plan living, galley kitchen with gas cooking, oven, microwave and dishwasher. We also have a great outdoor area for dining or just having a few drinks.

Guests like staying with us as we are an active, fun loving young at heart couple in our 50's who enjoy travelling ourselves and meeting travellers. We have hosted people from America, Canada, Australia, Japan, Italy, Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Korea & Germany.

We very much look forward to hosting you.

Guest Access

Guests are free to come and go as they please and will have their own key for the duration of their stay with us.

Interaction with Guests

We respect personal space however are happy to converse and interact with guests as little or as much as they like. We have lived in the Bay of Plenty for over 30 years so have extensive knowledge of the area.

The Neighborhood

We live in a newly established neighbourhood amongst similar executive quality built homes. Bethlehem is peaceful, has some nice walking areas and is within easy access of local shops and shopping centres with the CBD approximately 7 minutes drive away. There are hot pools close by and a lovely park with a pond where it is nice to sit under the trees on a warm day and feed the ducks.

Getting around

Almost directly across the road from our house is a bus stop where you can hail the local bus. Buses run approximately every half hour into the city and cost around $2.00 per trip. Local taxis have been upgraded and fares to the city range upwards of $15.

The local domestic airport is about 20 minutes by car.

Other Things to Note

We have plenty of parking if you have a hire vehicle.
We are also available to collect and drop you at the bus terminal on your arrival or departure if we are not otherwise engaged at the time.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: $136
Cleaning Fee: $14
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Carol picked me up and dropped me off from the Naked Bus which I appreciated. Breakfast was good and the bed & wifi were what I needed and got.
    Now I have been to Bethlehem in Israel and NZ!

    June 2014
  • Carol was a wonderful host. We stayed only one night, but both Carol and her husband were most gracious.

    March 2014
  • Carol and her husband were very friendly. They made us feel at home right away and gave us lots of information when we arrived. They also shared their experiences and stories with us during breakfast. The bedroom/bed was small for two people but very clean and tidy. Also we were given a large and luxurious private bathroom to use during our stay.

    December 2013
  • Carol and Gery are really lovely couple!There are very helpful to give you information about the area or anything else!The house is very nice and tidy.When we are back there we would definitely go back there!!! Thank you for having us!

    December 2013
  • Carol and Gary are very welcoming and hospitable, the room and the bed comfortable and the bathroom was large, clean and well equipped. It 'a pleasure to spend an evening in a so cute place after traveling all day! Definitely recommended!

    August 2013
  • Carol and Gary were WONDERFUL hosts! I am so glad I happened upon their Air BnB ad. Their house is beautiful and comfortable and they make you feel absolutely at home. They are also really fun people to talk to, and their Italian exchange student Ema is a fun and sweet boy, too. I would highly recommend staying with them, especially if you are looking for a real Kiwi family experience.

    March 2013
  • I booked in late in the day and when I showed up at Carol and Gary's home, I was immediately welcomed in. Carol and Gary were very warm and friendly. Travelling on my own, it was nice to have a place where I felt like I was 'at home'. I enjoyed many conversations with both Carol and Gary. They are a lovely couple. I would highly recommend staying there. They have a large home. My room was sufficient with a single bed and desk. The large bathroom was great. Both hosts were helpful when I had some car problems.
    Their home is about a 10-15 minute drive to wonderful beach and shopping areas. They live in a nice neighbourhood. I would definitely stay there again. Thanks Carol and Gary.

    March 2013
  • Great accommodation and location. Carol and Gary are very welcoming, easy going, and good conversationalists.

    February 2013
    Response from Carol:

    Thanks Nick, really enjoyed having you with us. All the best with your studies.

    February 2013
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Tauranga Girls' College
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Gary & I are a professional couple. Gary works for the Ministry of Primary Industries as a Senior Fishery Officer, a position he has held for 33 years. He loves fishing and diving and knows many great local spots. I am a local Real Estate Agent with the largest privately owned agency in the Bay of Plenty. We have a 19 year old daughter who currently resides in London after moving there two years ago to study music. We enjoy good food, good company and regularly eat out. Another favourite past time is going to the Cinema. Obviously music is a big part of our lives and we are always keen to support local talent. Our home is a modern contemporary home with large open plan living. We live in a great neighbourhood, 7 minutes from the Central Business & Shopping district. The local bus services stops two doors up from us and is a great way to get around our city. We are 15 minutes away from world famous Mount Maunganui Beach, Mount Maunganui hot pools and the Mount (Maouo) itself, where you can spend all day at the beach, walk around the Mount or enjoy fine dining at the local cafe's and restaurants. Over the past 7 years we have hosted international students from Taiwan, Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Brazil, Thailand, Germany & Italy. We would love to host you on your trip to NZ so do consider us. We look forward to meeting you.
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