walk to the beach-close to the city

Homestay in Glendowie - Auckland, New Zealand

About the Homestay

Coastal Amazing views
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Up to 3 light filled generous sized rooms with queen sized bed or single bed configurations,study desk loads of storage - perfect for 1 or 2 guests. Room size ranges from 15m2[room 2] 18m2 [room 3] both with shared guest bathroom and 25m2 [room 1] with ensuite. Price indicated are 'per room' rate

I live in the neighbourhood of Glendowie which is one of the most beautiful in Auckland, boasting 2 beaches + shops & restaurants within walking distance. My home overlooks the park[ complete with cows!] and is famous for watching sunsets from the deck [maybe with a cold drink in hand]. Its a lovely quiet neighbourhood that has great walks in both the parks and reserves overlooking the estuary and harbour.

I have hosted over 70 guests and my visitor book is overflowing with great feedback about their room, the people from around the world they have met during their stay with me and of course, the fabulous food! 'Self serve' continental breakfast is available and I can offer full board so please ask about my reasonably priced evening meals -
The bus stop is directly outside my house, with buses leaving regularly to St Heliers where buses depart every 15 minutes - takes about 35 minutes to get to Downtown traveling along a coastal road passing another 3 beaches - very beautiful journey.

Pets

Dog

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Smoke alarm on each floor

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 2 nights

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

cosy sunny room -
From $53 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Room comes complete with full length mirrored wardrobe and is a great option for the budget conscious. Bathroom is guest shared

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
Nightly Price
$60
Weekly Price
$400
Monthly price
$1,600
Very Spacious sunny room
From $60 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Very spacious double room with full length mirrored wardrobe and is located at the front of the house overlooking the garden. Shared guest bathroom

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$65
$75
Weekly Price
$450
$500
Monthly price
$1,800
$2,000
Ensuite bedroom
From $71 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This is a very large sunny room that is fully tiled and has its own access, facing West towards my back garden so is very quiet. Room can accommodate two. Additional person can be accommodated for bookings of 3+ days

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$75
$95
Weekly Price
$500
$575
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About the Area

Glendowie is recognised as one of the most beautiful suburbs of Auckland, with its beaches, cute little 'village style' shopping area directly across from the coastal road into the city, as well as its large parks complete with cows! It is like living at the beach and only 35 minutes by bus to the downtown city centre of Auckland with its great bars, restaurants and cafe's.

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Shopping Centre
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop

Meals

Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
  • Half Board
  • Full Board

House Rules

shoes to be left at the door
non smoking household-there is an outside porch which can be utilised

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

29 Reviews

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    Switzerland
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    January 2018

    This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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    Poland
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    January 2018

    Shane is a great host, making people feel welcome. We had a great time staying with her and would definitely consider staying again with her.

    Highly recommended place and the host.

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    Australia
    Age 75+

    5 hearts
    December 2017

    It was excellent all round

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Shane in ,

    Thank you Barry. Great to know you enjoyed my little slice of paradise

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    Australia
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    August 2017

    Shane was very welcoming and friendly. The Bedroom was immaculate and comfortable. I would not hesitate to stay there again.

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    New Zealand
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    June 2017

    I loved Shane's spacious home. I felt at home. Highly recommend to any travelers. Brilliant view from the kitchen. Wished I could stay there for good.

    Very broad minded and relaxed host .

    Thank you very much Shane for opening your home for the travelers.

    Tracy

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    Brazil
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    March 2017

    My daughter and I had a great time at Shane`s place. It was in a beautiful quiet place, and the room was confortable and clean.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Shane in ,

    Thank you so much Eloá
    I try hard to provide a comfortable stay for all my guests- glad you liked my little part of paradise!

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    United Kingdom
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    February 2017

    Shane's place is beautiful, clean and has everything you need. She's a fab host, very helpful and knowledgeable. Thanks for a lovely welcoming first week in New Zealand.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Shane in ,

    thx so much for the great review!

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    Australia
    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    February 2017

    We spent the long 'Treaty' weekend at Shanes place at the beginning of our month-long trek around Nth Island. The hospitality and friendly advice was excellent! Top marks also to Charlie the Dachshund, the man of the house, for his excellent and almost convincing "performing seal" impersonations!
    The room was airy and comfortable, it was also within a short walk of an interesting coastline and cosmopolitan St Heliers and Mission Bay.
    We gladly recommend Shanes place!!

    Paul and Glenda Blackwell (Geraldton WA)

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Shane in ,

    HEllo to you both,
    Thank you so much for the positive review, very glad you both enjoyed your stay and had a good rest!
    I hope you manage to follow the sun and have s great holiday☀️
    Kind regards
    Shane

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    New Zealand

    4 hearts
    December 2016

    Lovely house, clean,airey and bright. Positioned slightly far from the shops , however bus transportation is just a few yards away. Breakfast is more than adequate. Shane is easy to get along with and so is the cute little dog.

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    Serbia
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    October 2016

    Thanks Shane.

    Beautiful and clean room with a small fully renovated ensuite. A separate entry making it fully independent and accessible after a late dinner. When needed something Shane was there to help. We are hoping to see Shane (hopefully) next year if not before.

    Thanks Shane from family Ilic.

How do I book?

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When do I pay?

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