About the Homestay
The self contained unit is attached to the main house, where I live. It's ideal for a busy person, who wants a light, clean and cosy environment to come home to. The unit has it's own entrance through french doors from the deck, kitchen/lounge, bedroom, bathroom. Heaps of natural light through windows and french doors. Fully furnished. Fridge, microwave, cutlery and crockery Bedroom: King single (3/4 double) bed, shelving, dresser, clothes rack. Full bathroom with washing machine. Flooring throughout is carpet and polished wood. There's a good parking space outside.
The house itself is a 1930's villa. The neighbourhood is excellent, with loads to do locally (beach, pool, parks, squash, tennis, zoo, transport museum, movies, mall, cafes and restaurants). It is within walking distance of AIT and UNITEC.
We are a minute from buses, 5 minutes from the trains, only a few stops to CBD.
I have a cat, who loves people.
We have off street parking.
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Non Smoking
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
My home is 15 mins' drive from the airport and to the CBD. It's five minutes' walk to the train station and 2 minutes' walk to frequent buses. The local shopping centre is a 10 minute walk through a lovely park. We are surrounded by parks and other walking / cycling places and there's lots to do locally (zoo, museum of technology, movies, restaurants, beach, extinct volcano). The suburb is established and peaceful.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Water sports
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
No smokers please
Please don't wear shoes inside
Please arrive before 10pm on the first night
Respect people and property
Smoking is not allowed.
It was a cosy place in a quiet zone, and Christine was always ready to hand out good advice, abd I felt really comfortable during my stay with her.
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really liked how using Homestay is so casual and informal. Our host - Christine was awesome. Very friendly, welcoming, and trusting. Would use again if needed.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 250 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.