Your queen-sized bed, desk, easy chair, view into courtyardYour queen-sized bed, chair, desk, and view into courtyard.


Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed


Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

A comfortable bedroom with toilet/shower attached. Access to all the usual amenities, and tasty breakfast ingredients. Located in a friendly neighbourhood with great connectivity to the city center via public transport, and excellent local eateries within a block. Great area for walking, including nearby extinct volcanic cones that afford great views of the whole region. We particularly enjoy getting to know our guests and helping with ideas for getting to know Auckland.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 0.5
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $7 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $18
Weekly Discount: 12%
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Description

The space

Welcome To Auckland!

This is a 3 bedroom townhouse next to the Remuera Train Station, on the main bus routes into Auckland, and also convenient for the motorways.

Your room is on the ground floor (of three). It has its own toilet/shower. A comfortable queen size bed, a desk, plenty of drawers, plus a walk-in closet are available for you to use.

Up one flight of stairs there's TV, kitchen, living areas with nice views of Mt Hobson, one of Auckland's 30+ extinct volcanic cones, from the deck.

Heading out for a short walk, 30 mins takes you to the top of Mt Hobson and back, and while up there you can see lovely views of the city, harbour, Rangitoto (a large extinct volcano in the middle of the harbour) and other surrounding features.

Back in your room there is good internet connectivity (wifi) if you want to share your photos from the walk with your online friends.

While out on your walk you might have passed the Jetts Gym, the Market Road Cafe, Dreamers Cafe, the Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Malaysian, and Indian restaurants, and traditional New Zealand fish and chips shop, all these eateries within a block of our home.

Catch the train to be in Auckland Central in 12 minutes; or catch a bus for a slightly slower trip that takes you past Newmarket (upmarket shopping), the Auckland Hospital, the Auckland University, and in to Britomart Transport Center (downtown) in about 20 minutes.

You should like dogs - ours is a schnoodle and looks like Hairy McLairy from Donaldsons Dairy. She is a cross between a schnauzer and a poodle, and has bundles of energy. She loves visitors. She is called Cleo.

While staying with us you are welcome to use the kitchen and laundry. For breakfast we offer porridge, fresh bread, homemade hummus, coffee, etc. Of course, if you use dishes we expect you to rinse them, or put them in the dishwasher.

Guest access

There are three floors, and you will use the ground floor and the first level. We would expect you to not go up the stairs to the top floor.

Interaction with guests

We are always happy to help, and usually around in the evenings, and often the daytime. We have given lots of advice about places to visit, things to see, places to eat. We've also helped guests who are here for language courses (for example) even helping write a CV in English, or help them practise their new conversation skills.

The neighborhood

This is a leafy inner city suburb. There are several volcanic cones within a short distance, and lots of places to walk. As mentioned, there are also lots of eateries within a couple of blocks. You can be in the center, by train, within quarter of an hour. A 20 minute walk takes you to Newmarket, a shopping mecca that also has cinemas, swimming pool, and lots more places to eat out. Also, nearby is the War Memorial Museum, a very well rated museum in the middle of the beautiful Auckland Domain.

Getting around

We discourage guests from renting a car, at least for the first few days. If they do rent, there is parking right outside the gate. Park on our side of the road any time, or the other side of the road during the day only. A guest's car got towed from the other side of the road early in the morning because it is a bus lane until 9 am.
As mentioned above, we have lots of buses going by, and we are 3 minutes walk from the Remuera Train Station - and the train takes 12 minutes to get to the center of town. If you want to call a taxi, we are happy to give you a couple of numbers to call. If you want to rent a car after you have arrived, catch the train or the bus into the center for lots of choices of car rental companies.

Other things to note

We ask that you put your shoes outside your bedroom door at night so that we know if you are in. No shoes and we will not bolt the door.


House Rules

Please keep the place tidy. Shoes off if going upstairs. Lock up when you go out. Rinse dishes or put them in the dishwasher after use. Strictly no smoking on our property. You can do laundry, and we have an electric dryer, but if the sun is shining please dry things on the washing line outside the back door. Wifi for email and surfing only, please do not download movies - the internet is expensive here, and slower than the rest of the world (we hear).


Cancellations

Flexible

Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Yean Yean User Profile
May 2017
Great hospitality and awesome host. Fully recommend

Howard User Profile
April 2017
Paul and Ingrid are very friendly, welcoming hosts, who do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Cleo, the family schnoodle, keeps that friendly theme going. The room is very private. And the whole house is very comfortable and well-appointed, situated in a safe, genteel neighbourhood. Highly recommended.

Julie User Profile
February 2017
If you are looking for a warm welcome and perfect hosts, including Cleo, you are at the right place. A comfortable, clean space with everything you need. Easy public transport & 10 minutes to the city, it's an easy base. There are also great local shops , restaurants & cafes and in a pleasant neighbourhood. Great value.

Andrew User Profile
February 2017
Paul and Ingrid (and their lovely dog, Cleo) are excellent hosts who made me feel welcome and included during my first week in Auckland. We had excellent conversations and they provided great recommendations for food and sight seeing nearby. In general, they were laid back and respectful of my privacy. Their townhouse is easily accessible by bus and train. I enjoyed walking to nearby New Market and Remuera. The provided accommodations are excellent. Both the bedroom and the bathroom were tidy and are located such that you can have privacy if desired. The linens were fresh and clean. Paul provides breakfast every morning, including coffee or tea. I highly recommend his homemade hummus spread on the fresh bread from a local bakery. I can't forget Cleo! She is a people friendly small dog, who enjoys a good belly rub. She always welcomed me, when I came back after a day of sight seeing or work. In conclusion, this is a great place to stay with easy access to local suburbs and the city center. Paul, Ingrid, and Cleo are a lovely family and excellent hosts. My experience was completely positive.

Renzo User Profile
September 2016
It was a really nice stay. I felt very welcome. Paul and Ingrid are very nice people who are ready to help you. For example if you forgotten your travel plug : ). Especially when you are the first time in NZ they give you the feeling that you are at home. And Cleo (the dog) will quickly become your friend if she smells food. Whether you like it or not ; ). I enjoyed walking to the shops in Newmarket. The house is ideally located in terms of infrastructure and facilities. And sleeping is quiet. It will be a good choice.

Charlotte User Profile
June 2016
Amazing stay. They were so accommodating and made me feel so welcome which was a godsend on my first two weeks of emigrating to New Zealand and not really knowing anyone. Being down stairs and having your own bathroom is nice for a bit of privacy. Great communal areas and Paul and ingrid (and cleo) are happy for you to be around as much/ as little as you want but always there for a chat or recommendations.

Tarek User Profile
June 2016
I was hosted by Paul this last May, it really a beautiful experience and it was my first in New Zealand. Paul is very welcoming, friendly and really helpful. He guided me in many things and helped me improving my English. The room was tidy, clean and comfortable. I recommend anyone seeking a room to come and stay with this respectful, welcoming family. I will definitely bring my family to meet Paul’s and bring back our memories
Paul And Ingrid And Cleo User Profile
Response from Paul And Ingrid And Cleo:
Thanks Tarek. The feelings are mutual.
June 2016

Auckland, New Zealand · Joined in August 2011
Paul And Ingrid And Cleo User Profile

Paul, Ingrid, and Cleo (our dog). As hosts we are pretty easy going. We like to see your profile so we know a bit about you before saying 'yes'. It is not that we reject anyone, just that this is a community and one of the important values is sharing, both our homes and our background. We enjoy finding out about why people are traveling, and if they like, helping them discover more about Auckland and New Zealand, which is our adopted country (we are Canadians but have lived in Auckland for over 25 years). We are originally from British Columbia, Canada.

Cleo is a Schnoodle (cross between poodle and schnauzer) and thinks we get Airbnb guests just for her enjoyment. She loves meeting new people.

Paul (as a guest): An easy guest to have around. I'm not very demanding as long as the internet works.
I mostly work, and most of my travel is for work. I am focused on making ridesharing a much greater part of daily travel, and this is pretty consuming, and probably a bit boring for those I meet who make the mistake of asking. I try to keep it succinct.
We have two adult children, our daughter is married and has a 3 year old baby girl, and they live far away in Seattle, USA, our son lives nearby in Auckland. It is cool being a grandpa and what I love most is playing peek-a-boo with my granddaughter on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN).
Those family are the five most important, that I could not live without. And I guess my laptop since I spend lots of time using it. Though it is replaceable, and the family are not.
Books: Guns Germs and Steel, and A Short History of Almost Everything. Movies: Independent movies at the film festival, chosen by Ingrid because I would be hopeless at it.

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