Welcome To Chatswood -
Located on Auckland's North Shore, only 10 minutes by car from central Auckland or 20 minutes by bus, is our beautiful villa style home.
Our home is large, comfortable and features a pool and lovely garden, along with wonderful city views.
Our guest room is located downstairs and has french doors opening out to the courtyard entrance. The room is fully furnished, and clean linen and towels are provided for your convenience.
You will have sole use of the guest bathroom and access to the washing machine. You will also have access to FREE wifi and use of the pool.
Breakfast is included and consists of either my delicious homemade museli, yoghurt and fruit juice, or tea/espresso, with homemade bread and various spreads and cereals. Many allergies can also be accomodated with 3 days notice. Although the kitchen is not for general use of guests you are welcome to store food in our pantry and fridge.
Our home is located only a 5 minute walk from the nearest supermarket and less than 10 minutes to many other local shops. Great restaurants from Asian cuisine, to Japanese to Dutch and local fare are all within walking distance.
The nearest bus stop is just a short walk away, with regular bus services into the city. It takes approx 20mn and there is a superb view of the city from the bridge. There is also off street parking available if you are arriving by car. We live in a quiet little cul de sac so parking is never a problem on our street.
There are plenty of beautiful places to explore on the North Shore including a lovely native mini forest just 5 minutes walk from the house, and while we are not far from the city you will truly feel as though you are in a quiet haven away from the bustle at night when you stay here.
Your hosts Melina and Celim are a Kiwi and French couple. We are a small family with two children, Emmy and Alexia. We are well traveled and love meeting people from overseas.
Melina is a Bowen Therapist specialising in sports injuries, back pain, sciatica and other problems. You are welcome to book sessions in to bring your aching body back to life.
Celim works in IT, usually at night and also design, cut and heatpress t-shirts as a hobby. Some of our guests brought a special souvenir from NZ !
Check out is 11am.
We look forward to meeting you soon!
Breakfast included, plenty of homemade goodies! Be kind, be fun, be respectful.
Sorry no fish or seafood in our house due to allergies but everything else fine.
Die Unterkunft ist nicht weit vom Stadtzentrum entfernt mit einem super Blick auf Auckland. Die Gastgeber sind sehr nett, freundlich und hilfsbereit. Zum Frühstück gibt es selbst gebackenes Brot. Das Zimmer ist nicht besonders groß, aber für einen Kurzaufenthalt ausreichend. Schöne ruhige Lage.
Melina and Celim were very welcoming. They helped us whereever they could. E.g. information or a cot for our son.
Room and facilities were like described.
A really good place to stay in Auckland.
Had a couple of nights with Melina and Celim, they Made us very welcome into their home and gave us good information about the area. I would like to make a couple of comments, we did find the room rather small as was the bed. Nice bathroom down the hall and we were able to use the washing machine. It was a good location, very quiet but easy to get into the city by car or bus.
Hi Diana thanks for your comments and sorry you found the room small - it is the first comment on both the room size and the fan we have had in over 2 years of hosting and we have often popped a portacot in there as well!
All the best for the rest of your trip, warm wishes Melina
Oh my gosh! We loved Mel and Celim and their beautiful girls! There's just some people you mesh with and these guys were it for us! We felt so comfortable and at home, when they say make yourself at home they mean it. and breakfast was soooo yummy! Such hospitable hosts with a gorgeous home, great views and conveniently located with great walks and shops/restaurants. We loved our stay and wish it could have been longer!
It is a very Nice place to stay.
Our hosts were very adorable.
We enjoyed the pool.
We used also kitchen and took our breakfast outside with a very Nice view of Auckland !
We had a wonderful stay in Auckland thanks to Mel, Celim and their two lovely girls. They were particularly welcoming, easy-going and friendly while giving us good tips to visit Auckland and its surroundings.
The place is just as described and you'll feel at home in a matter of seconds! The guest room is set away from the main living area so you have your own space.
Special mention for the delicious breakfast and the home-made waffles and pastries we had the chance to taste.
If you're lazy to get back to the city centre at night, there are plenty of good small restaurants in the neighbourhood as the house is located +/- 15 min away from Auckland.
We would definitely stay again at Mel and Celim's place if we had the chance to visit Auckland again.
We were so lucky to find this place to stay, which was closed to parents/in-law who live just down the road. Celim is such a friendly host and make us feel very much like at home. The bed was comfortable. The breakfast was fantastic - home made bread, jam, great coffee, home-made muesli, yoghurt, fruit,and waffles (yum) ! The pool was great and very relaxing to be in. Thanks again.
I am a Bowen Therapist with a passion for health, yoga, fun, wonderful food and great baking. I love meeting new people and we have been one of the top NZ student hosts for the past 4 years, hosting people from all over the world. We have travelled extensively to over 50 countries between us. We love discussing travel with our guests but equally we fully respect your right to privacy and our guest room for singles or couples is a private, quiet room. My favourite quote: Laughter is the music of the soul