About this listing
We'd love to welcome you to our characterful one bedroom flat in Hataitai with views of Evans Bay, Cook Strait and the Rimutaka mountains.
It has an open plan lounge, dining area and kitchen. There is a queen bed in the bedroom and a bed-settee in the lounge area. It has a separate bathroom with a shower. The kitchen has an electric stove, microwave, fridge freezer and a full set of cooking equipment. Bed linen and towels are supplied. It's ideal for couples or two friends traveling together
What is the apartment like?
The apartment is a one bedroom flat in Hataitai with views of Evans Bay, Cook Strait and the Rimutaka mountains.
It is a characterful lower flat of a large 1918 Edwardian-style house. It has open plan lounge, dining area and kitchen. There is a queen bed in the bedroom. It has a separate bathroom with a shower. The kitchen has an electric stove, microwave, fridge freezer and a full set of cooking equipment. Bed linen and towels are supplied.
The kitchen is set up for you to be able to do your own cooking, so breakfast isn't included in the price but we can provide breakfast for one or two night stays if it will make life easier for you - so do talk to us about your requirements and costs.
The lounge has a 40" TV with Sky TV (including Sky Sport), DVD player and ipad/ipod/MP3 player charger/stereo dock. WIFI is also provided.
The view from the flat is across Evans Bay to the Miramar peninsula and the Rimutaka mountains as well as out to Cook Strait. (Miramar is Wellywood central and home to Weta Workshop and the Weta Cave). We have occasionally seen dolphins in Evans Bay and even a pod of orca once.
If you are independent, you can have complete privacy as the flat is self-contained with its own entrance. However if you want any help we are on site and happy to be of assistance.
The flat is ideal for two people.
A third person can be accommodated on the king single sofa bed in the lounge. The price quoted is for two people. There is an additional charge of $37.50 per night for a third person. The maximum number of guests is three people. We are happy to accommodate parties of up to 3 people. The flat is suitable for families with children six years old and over, but is not set up for families with younger children or infants, so we cannot accept booking for families with children under six.
You will see from the photos that the flat has four bookcases stocked with books. They range from novels and poetry to art, history, science and travel (and there are even some cartoon books!). You are most welcome to browse and read during your stay.
Is it a handy location for shops and travel in to town or airport?
The flat is:
* 2 mins walk from Hataitai Village with bus stops, shops and cafes (including a laundrette, an excellent Thai restaurant and a specialist chocolate shop).
* 5 mins by bus into central Wellington/Courtney Place (no. 2 or no. 5), or a 25-35 min scenic walk along Grafton Road, down Grass Street and along the Oriental Bay waterfront. (You can also go this way on the no. 14 bus. It takes about 15-20 mins.)
* 5-7 min walk away from Hataitai Beach and cafes and eateries at Greta Point.
We are also handy to the airport - a 7-10min taxi ride away (and if our work schedules permit, we'll give you a lift to/from the airport).
If you are here for a big event like the Rugby 7s, World of Wearable Art or a film premiere, we should be able to drop you in town for your event to avoid parking costs and hassles.
We are happy to consider longer-term stays as well as short stays of two nights or more, so do get in touch with us about your requirements.
Some information about us:
I run a consultancy helping organizations with long term thinking and my spouse plays the violin in the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (let us know if you want us to book NZSO tickets for you). We like cooking, reading, cycling, bush walking and watching movies. See our profile for more info.
We are a smoke free household so we particularly welcome non smokers.
If you are independent, you can have complete privacy as the flat is self-contained with its own entrance.
Interaction with Guests
If you want any help we are on site, in the house above, and happy to be of assistance, but we also respect your privacy.
Please, no smoking anywhere on the premises, inside or out - cheers.
About the Host, Janet And Stephanie
Stephanie is a friendly, busy mother of two who works from home. She runs a consultancy helping organizations with long term thinking. Janet is a professional musician who plays the violin in the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (let us know if you want us to book NZSO tickets for you). We have two lovely boys aged 16 and 13. We like cooking, reading, cycling, bush walking, watching movies and board games as well as most forms of art and sport - and the boys like video games too.
We speak a smattering of French, German, Italian, Spanish, Flemish, Dutch and Te Reo Maori between us. Our 16 year old is also learning Spanish at school and keen to chat! We love to meet people from all over the world. We did lots of traveling in our youth and are pleased that we can now host other people as they travel the world. We're a friendly and safe household to stay with, especially for women travelers.
There are no pets in the flat. There is a 'legacy' cat door, but the flat has been completely stripped and redecorated since the previous occupants a decade ago, so there are no issues re pet allergies. However, if you are animal lovers and missing your pets at home we have a very friendly golden retriever in our back garden whom you are welcome to meet. (She doesn't have access to the front garden where the flat and little flat patio is, so there's also no need to worry if you are not keen on dogs.)