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!
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.
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.
The smell of fresh bread in the morning is always something special to wake up to. Thanks to Melina and Celim for a great stay in Auckland and making us feel so comfortable in their home. They live away from the city centre without being too far (unless there's an accident on the bridge), and the view of the CBD is great, especially at night! A beautiful family, I'm glad we had the chance to meet them on our trip.
love to stay in this place, Melina & her husband & children are so kind and make you feel very welcome. The room is nice and the bed is great, we could use the kitchen and felt really home, hope to see then one day back somewhere. Had some nice chats with Melina in the kitchen, and i love your coffee. Also thanks for helping me with the right glute free food!
Arrivés après un long voyage, nous avons été contents d'atterrir chez Melina et Celim qui nous ont très bien accueillis ! Maison confortable et quartier résidentiel très calme et agréable à proximité d'une très jolie réserve où nous avons aimé nous balader. Egalement pratique de par la proximité des bus qui mènent dans le centre d'Auckland, ainsi que des commerces.
It was a perfect place to visit Auckland and his region! Melina and Celim are attentive and full of advice. When we landed after 30 hours of flight it was very good to arrived in this conditions.
Mel, Celim and their girls are absolutely wonderful hosts. Very welcoming, friendly and gracious hosts. I felt like I was staying with friends - not strangers I met on the Internet. Mel is a great cook and gave great advice for getting around the city. The girls are enchanting and I loved chatting with them! Thank you so much - hope to stay with you again some day!
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