About This Listing
Our guestroom has it's own private en-suite. It has a kingsize bed which can be converted to two single beds if necessary. Our apartment is set off the road so is quiet. We have harbour views. Buses leave regularly from the top of the street.
Welcome To Auckland
Located in our modern apartment close to Auckland city, we currently have a guest bedroom with ensuite available.
For your convenience, breakfast will be laid out for guests each morning in kitchen. Wireless Internet is available along with washing and drying facilities. If you are arriving by car, on street parking is available.
Our apartment is located within walking distance to the trendy suburb of Ponsonby. There are many cafes, restaurants and bars to chose from very close by.
From here you can walk to the harbour bridge (downhill), the marina and the harbour. It takes about 20-30 minutes. A public swimming pool is a five minute walk away.
Buses leave from the top of our street every 15 minutes. They take you to the city and other surrounding areas.
Our place is perfect for visitors to Auckland as we are so close to many exciting areas to visit without having to be in the noisy central city. It is very quiet and peaceful here.
We look forward to meeting you soon.
Guests have their own private bathroom. We're happy for guests to use our sunny deck and to share our lounge-room.
Interaction with Guests
We only interact with guests if they ask for advice on what to do and where to go in Auckland. We're happy to chat if they indicate it's okay to do so. We respect their privacy and ask for the same in return. We are usually home during guests visits.
Our neighbourhood is on a hill overlooking the Auckland Harbour. We have views of the Harbour Bridge. From here its an easy walk to the marina and into town, approx a 30 minute walk. Ponsonby Road is within walking distance. Here there are many cafe's, restaurants and good shopping.
Public buses leave for the city every 15 minutes from stops five minutes away. Buses also return from the city every 15 minutes. We don't have a parking space for guests but there is usually one on the street. In some circumstances, if given early notice, we can arrange a car park. From the airport take a Super-Shuttle Bus. They are located outside the arrivals terminal and will bring you right to our door.
Other Things to Note
Our building has security entry. We ask guests to please give an estimated time of arrival so we can be here to open the door and welcome you.
No smoking please. We expect guests to respect our privacy as we respect theirs.
Our apartment is not suitable for small children.
This is the second time I have stayed with Judi and Michael whilst in New Zeland, and this stay was as enjoyable as the first. Please see my previous review for details.
We were only too happy for Angela to return for a second visit. She is such a nice person and fitted in well to our home life. We were both impressed by Angela's ability to plan her time here, visiting many of the tourists spots using Lonely Planet as her guide. We wish her well for all future travels, and hope she'll visit again sometime in the future.
A really wonderful place to stay!Location wise it is ideal for so many of Auckland's attractions. Thanks Judi.
Judy was friendly and helpful, even allowing us to drop our bags early. Bedroom was clean and well presented. Lovely apartment with bridge views
We stayed with Judy and Michael having just arrived in New Zealand. They were friendly and informative and made us feel most welcome in their beautiful home. The location within Auckland suited us perfectly. It was a short walk for the bus into town and easy access onto the highway going north. Great options for an evening meal just a few blocks away, including a characterful pub and an Indian restaurant.
I highly recommend the Hartley's airbnb! They are lovely hosts with a gorgeous home. Breakfast was superb and Judi was helpful in every way. The neighborhood is really nice with easy access to public transportation and a beautiful neighborhood to walk in that is near restaurants and stores.
We really enjoyed our stay with Judi and Michael. Michael was away at a rowing event when we arrived and Judi made us feel very much at home., giving us lots of advice and suggestions. On Michael's return we enjoyed chats and discussions with them over dinner. They were great hosts. The property is ideally situated being close to Ponsonby bars and restaurants ant on the route of the city centre link bus. A great start to our New Zealand adventure.
We had a great time at this luxurious apartment. Excellent location - as it is a short bus ride to the city, walking distance from Ponsonby Rd (great shops and bars) and a quick trip over the bridge by car to the northern beaches. Judi was a kind and communicative host and I definitely recommend this place to stay in Auckland!
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About the Host, Judi
I am a proud New Zealander who loves to show off my beautiful city. I'm a retired adult educator.I love to read, especially autobiogaphies and memoirs. Other favourite things I enjoy are- going to the movies, writing, working out at the gym, and fishing from our classic motorboat. Michael and I love to travel. We recently travelled on the Trans Siberian Railway through Russia, Siberia, Mongolia and China. My style of travelling is staying away from impersonal large hotels, but staying in B&B's and small boutique hotels. I have learnt the importance of guests feeling relaxed and comfortable, and will go the extra mile to make their holiday a memorable and happy experience.