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!
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!
The Stay at Melina's families house was the best experience ever - the family is so nice, totally relaxed - you basically feel at home - and really really good breakfast! Easy access to the centre of Auckland and quite neighborhood! Next time in Auckland we will stay here again without a doubt.
We stayed our first 2 nights in NZ with Mel & Célim & the lovely girls and realy enjoyed it - felt like home ;-)
Close to restaurants and bars, nice neighbourhood, very warm family!
Thanks for everything! Bjorn & Kim
This accommodation was awesome !!!
Nice family, great house with breathtaking view of Auckland, big and comfortable room with own bathroom.
Melina and her husband are very friendly and helpful and give you good advice about Auckland and New Zealand. Staying with them really feels like home and the breakfast was very nice!
There is absolutely nothing bad to say about the stay here. I had a perfect time at Melina's place and would love to come back any time :D
This place is really great! Melina and her family are very nice and they are great hosts. I felt like at home immidiately. I could tell them some of my adventures and I could share the exciting new of becoming a grandmother while I was staying in their house. Breakfast and espaccially the coffee is gorgious, also the view at Auckland. The room is very clean and cozy, I had may own bathroom. I could stay for myself if I needed this. It is amazing to join this really friendly family life and it is even possible to do your own things. I will come again and I felt myself really welcommed in this family. Thank you so much, Melina!
What a B&B! We felt home since the moment we arrived!
Great Location 2 minutes walk from busses, tropical "bush walks", and local shops.
Melina and her husband are extremely kind and warm hearted people, ready to give good advices, and help where possible.
Me and my wife had not to think twice when needed a B&B for a second time in Auckland!
I cannot recommend this place highly enough!
Daniel and Mary