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.
We sometimes foster dogs so there may or may not be a family friendly pet around when you arrive :)
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.
We look forward to meeting you soon!
Our daughter Nelly and her friend were so happy to have such a pleasant, friendly and comfortable break from their backpackers world-travelling-tour!
They were spoiled with 'coffee to bed' and many more goodies.
Thank you Melina and family for giving the girls a 'touch of home' when being so far away.
If you get a chance, you are always welcome here in cologne!
Miriam & Frank
Our stay with Melina, Celim, Emmy and Alexia was excellent. It was a shorter stay than we had originally planned but they were extremely accommodating with the change in plans. They were very welcoming and friendly, and was so nice to meet their friends and spend what time we did with them. Our room was very comfortable and cozy. We are very glad that we had the chance to spend time at their home.
What a lovel family in one of the most beautiful places on earth :)
I enjoyed every second of staying with Mel and her family and would stay there anytime again! And I know I will ;)
Thanks for all your help, tipps and tricks. I felt very welcomed at your home!
Stay as you are!
It was a wonderful stay at Melina and Celim's home! They provide you with a beautiful room and great tips what you can do around. Just a lovely family where I felt really welcome. Got my best NZ-Souvenir from Celim, a crafted T-Shirt, which will always remember me on a great time at their home and the whole country. Thank You again for everything! I wish you the best!
I stayed for a month with Melina, Celim, Emmy & Alexia and could not have found a better place to stay. My room was very comfortable, the breakfasts were excellent & as described but above all it was the friendliness of this family that made my stay so enjoyable. I was made to feel part of the family, had access to the kitchen for hot drinks etc and was given a lot of help & advice on public transport, places to go & see and all other aspects of life in and around Auckland that a foreign traveller needs.I would recommend this property to everyone & I definitely hope to revisit Mel & Celim in the future.
We had such a wonderful stay at Melina's. She and her husband are such nice people and so easy to talk to! We had lots of fun with them, even though I was sick at home one day - Melina also took care of me and gave me vitamins and medicine, soooo nice!! The house itself is beautiful, with a clean room and bathroom, a pool and also a great terras with amazing views of the city. The breakfast provided was also delicious and really a lot!! Thanks for your hospitality!! Recommend 100%!
Mel and her family were easy to get on with, especially the girls who had us playing with them almost as soon as we arrived. We felt comfortable and free to use the house as needed
Love you guys! :) You are amazing! Thank-you so much for your kindness and generosity towards us! Amazing family who go out of their way to be helpful and generous! Can't wait to come to Auckland to stay with you all again, really felt like part of the family! Thank You!
This is are first trip to Mew Zealand and we could not have
Stayed with nicer people. It was just like being at home .
They could not do enough for us and the puppy is a great and also two charming girls you will not go wrong staying here.
Thank you for a great stay.
Such a lovely family! The house is amazing and has everything you'll need. Mel has some maps, great recommendations for places to go and nice breakfast. Felt very welcome there...highly recommend staying here!
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.