About this listing
My pleasant, quiet and spacious fully modernized Victorian villa is located in St Mary's Bay, 5 minutes walk from buzzy Ponsonby Road, the Auckland equivalent of the Marais in Paris or the West Village in New York.
I currently have a comfortable single bedroom available which is sunny and bright. Your bed features a quality inner sprung mattress and I always provide cotton sheets and feather pillows. Fluffy towels are also included.
There is a separate guest bathroom with shower, bath and toilet. Good water pressure too, no trickling water here! There is easy access to WiFi so you can use your laptop or smart phone.
Guests are welcome to make themselves at home in the rest of the house which opens out on to a pleasant courtyard overhung with a shady fig tree. Help yourself to the figs!
Upstairs on the terrace there is a table and chairs for an extra eating option, plus a panoramic view out over the city towards Auckland's Skytower.
Breakfast is also provided in the price.
Ponsonby is that part of town everybody heads to when they come to Auckland, and is full of restaurants, cafes and designer stores.
The area is located close to downtown and is a short and easy walk down Jacob's Ladder. In one direction you will find Westhaven yacht marina, and in the other is the waterfront Viaduct area. The Viaduct Yacht Basin is full of restaurants overlooking the water and was home of the America's Cup events. It is also an easy easy stroll to several of the tree shaded inner city beaches.
I'm a photographer who works from home and as I travel quite frequently I enjoy meeting people from other cities and exchanging info on what's happening where. I can also help with suggestions on what to do and see in Auckland and the rest of the country.
I look forward to welcoming you! :-)
There is the link bus that is 2 minutes walk from my house, from the bus stop it's a 5 minute ride into the city. There is also a convenient taxi rank 2 minutes away. Note that unlike other cities it's not possible here to simply hail a taxi as it passes.
Other Things to Note
A word about transport from Auckland airport to the city. There are three options: by taxi which will cost $75 -$90, (far too expensive in my view), by shuttle bus which you will share with others, but will come direct to my door $33, and airbus which will take you into the city center, $16.
I'm a relaxed sort of a person, I enjoy meeting people and will do what I can to make guests feel at home. On the other hand I'm just as happy to leave people to happily get on with their stay. The only rule, (and I don't like rules myself) as is often the case in New Zealand homes, no smoking. Oh, and no pets :-)