About the Homestay

Suburban Cosy
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I am a self employed business woman and I live alone. My house is a 2.5 bedroom cosy modernised bungalow in Grey Lynn, one of Auckland's best suburbs and only a short drive to Auckland's CBD. Walk up the road for great cafes and bars and public transport. Close to the Ponsonby strip for wining, dining and great shopping which is home to all of New Zealand's top designers stores. Minutes from the motorway to take you in any direction of the city. Walking distance to Auckland Zoo and you can enjoy a stroll through a great wildlife reserve practically on the doorstep.

I enjoy cooking so the kitchen is very well equipped with french doors leading out to a sunny sheltered courtyard/BBQ area and an open plan dining room. The lounge enjoys amazing view at the front of the house.

The house has 1 modern bathroom with a separate toilet and laundry.

My house also has my office where I work from with a sofa bed which I use as a temporary extra bed for guests to stay when needed and available on request only.

Please note my house is not suitable for children or pets.

My house is at the end of a cul-de-sac in a very quiet street.

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Non Smoking
  • Allow Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 3 nights

Maximum stay is for 180 nights

Available for given dates

Long stay? If you have a reoccuring schedule where days in the week do not require accommodation, you can unselect those days below. This will inform the host and reduce the price of your stay.

Studio Room
From $43 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
1 Double Bed

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Cosy double bedroom available now
From $46 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This sunny room is medium sized with a queen size bed which is best for1 person or for a couple who can share the bed. The room is not suitable for children. It has a built in wardrobe with shelving

  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
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About the Area

My house is located in one of Auckland's best and most sought after suburbs. It is a quiet and safe area.

I am less than 10 mins drive to the CBD and approximately 20 mins drive from the airport.

The bus stop is approx 10mins walk from the house and there are lots of bus options to choose from all within a short walking distance.

There is plenty of off street parking outside the house.

About 10 mins walk away is the local shopping centre with some great cafes and bars to choose from. There are 2 supermarkets within 5 mins drive as well as a fantastic butcher, bakery and specialty grocer store with absolutely everything and anything you could ever want.

Drive a further few minutes and you will arrive at Auckland's trendiest and most well known and very busy Ponsonby strip which is full of cafes, restaurants, designer clothing stores, homeware stores, art galleries basically everything!

Grey Lynn is home to professionals, families and a strong creative community.

Every Sunday there is a Farmers market from 9am-12pm where you can shop for artisan products and organic vegetables and more including an authentic Italian pizza vendor cooking up pizzas from his mobile pizza oven !

Getting into the CBD is easy from any of the bus stops or by car.

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Beach
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Sports arena
  • Health club
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop


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

House Rules

Please keep my home secure by activating the alarm when you leave the house and the front door is locked from the outside. Please ensure the kitchen doors and all windows are secure before you leave the house.

Feel free to use the kitchen but please leave it as tidy as you found it. That applies to the rest of the house e.g. the laundry, bathroom and lounge. Treat my home as you would your own home.

Please don't invite people into my home without checking with me first.

I don't mind if you smoke but you must smoke outside.

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

7 Reviews

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    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    March 2020

    Tania is an amazing woman. It was the best stay i ever had. Tania is so kind, it was a pleasure to stay with her and met her. It felt like home. I highly recommend to stay when you search a nice room in auckland.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Tania in ,

    You're the best Eva ❤
    I miss you being here!

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    January 2020

    Tania a été génial et très professionnelle de part nos échanges mail avant notre arrivée, très disponibles pour les diverses interrogations. A notre arrivée je me suis sentie très bien sa maison a énormément de charme et Tania nous a tout de suite mis à l'aise en nous faisons le tour du propriétaire, autour du diner le soir qu'elle nous a gentiment préparé nous avons pu faire vraiment connaissance et honnêtement, une impression de la connaitre depuis très longtemps. J'ai adoré y séjourné, j'y ai laissé ma fille y séjourné lors d'un stage sur Auckland et vraiment je me suis sentie rassurée. Tania est joyeuse, plein de vie, "easy-going" disponible pour bavarder, très sociable j'ai adoré mon séjour chez elle. Merci pour tout. Je garde précieusement cette adresse pour mes déplacements sur Auckland. Feeling like at home. Merci Tania

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    South Africa
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    March 2019

    Tania has been a friendly, helpful and overall an excellent host. Her place is also super clean and comfortable. The home is situated in an awesome suburb within close proximity to the City Centre. Highly recommended.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Tania in ,

    Thanks so much Imran for your kind words. Its been such a pleasure having you stay here you are an amazing and super easy and extremely helpful guest to host and now a friend :)
    Look forward to seeing you when you come back to NZ

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    January 2019

    Perfect homestay. Tania will welcome you like family. She is an amazing host, providing everything you will need and even more. She also knows everyone and has a contact for everything. It was a relief to have her while arriving in an unknown country. Tania, Thank you ! Michaël and Emilie

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    Age 45 - 54

    1 heart
    October 2018

    Tania cut short my stay , she did not fulfill her commitment, was rude and unprofessional and basically I only paid for the 4 days I was there she made up a story about having to put up a friend who apparently became homeless due to a broken down relationship, she left me at a corner st and I had to make my own way to a hostel. I would not recommend at all she had a mate stand over whilst I got my money from an atm because for some reason she thought I would not pay.

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    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    April 2018

    It was my best homestay experience. Tania is really kind and absolutely wonderful. She has a great knowledge about auckland and it helped me a lot. Her house is located in one of Auckland's best suburbs. A really beautiful house. She made me feel at home. I had the chance to meet her friends too. They are wonderful people. She is friendly, helpful and I will never forget the wonderful time I spent here and cannot wait to come back and meet her again.

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    5 hearts
    April 2017

    My homestay experience with Tania was simply amazing. I stayed at her place already twice and would go back any time. Tania is the best host you could possibly ask for: she is very helpful, friendly, funny, full of energy and uncomplicated. Thanks so much Tania :)

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Tania in ,

    Thanks for the amaxing feedback. It was such a pleasure meeting you and hosting you. I hope you come back to stay again soon!

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