The house is multilevel and faces north. It has 'all day sun', three decks and a lawn for private sunbathing, drinks etc. - and two 'outdoor baths'. We have two double guest rooms with queen sized beds.
A 30 minute pleasant downhill walk or a short $15 taxi ride takes you to the city centre. Note that taxi fares to the airport and railway/bus station are approx. $40 and $20 respectively, but try Uber it's likely to be cheaper.
For us a 'homestay' is not the same as a Guesthouse or B&B. As our guest you are welcomed as part of our extended 'family' - like having friends to stay.
Our local knowledge will enhance your holiday in New Zealand. We can help you find activities and attractions, recommend restaurants and much more.
Caution: We live on a steep hillside - the top level of the house is 100 steps uphill from the street below. The only parking is on the street. If you have personal mobility problems, require secure covered parking, or dislike driving on narrow roads (15kph speed limit), you may wish to seek alternative accommodation.
The house is multilevel and faces north. It has 'all day sun', three decks and a lawn for private sunbathing, drinks etc. - and two 'outdoor baths'.
We have two double guest rooms with queen sized beds. You can expect a comfortable, attractive bedroom. Your bathroom is shared with other guests. We provide a continental 'help yourself' breakfast. Tea and coffee making facilities are always available. The lounge and dining area with it's amazing views over the city is shared with us and other guests.
You are also welcome to enjoy an evening hot bath in the garden - surrounded by the sky, the weather, and plants - with the lights of central Wellington below.
Price includes continental breakfast (range of cereals, homemade jams/yoghurt, fresh fruit, bread, orange juice, teas and plunger coffee) and internet / WiFi access. Evening meal by arrangement $25 per person - includes wine.
If a booking is cancelled, and we have turned others away, and we are unable to re-let the room, a cancellation charge equivalent to the cost of the booking may apply… but we will always try hard to re-let the room to avoid this.
Location: 11 Koromiko Road, Aro Valley, Wellington, New Zealand.
Driving directions: Aro Street, Raroa Road, turn left on hill ‘S’ bend into Mt Pleasant Road, wind up the hill for 0.5 km, take first turn on the right, follow around onto Koromiko Road - #11 up steps behind green and purple letterbox. No parking zone (yellow road marks) on corner.
Please look at our website for more information on how to get to us e.g. buses etc.
When booking could you please let us know your approximate time of arrival - many thanks.
11 Koromiko Road
Phone: 04 9386539
Mobile: +64 21 1478095
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One person: $80
Two people (queen sized bed): $130
Discounted rates for stays longer than 5 nights.
Credit cards (Visa/ Mastercard) accepted, discounted rates ($75/ $120) for cash payment.
We stayed here a couple of nights in 2009 and it was a grand experience taking a bath in the garden with a view to kill. Also stayed in the sky room overlooking the city. Def. a place to return back to, maybe in 2019.
Hans Bleeker, Netherlands
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