The SpaceWe offer self-contained accommodation in a very comfortable apartment with up to date electrical appliances and amenities. Free WIFI is available via a fast optical fibre network. The apartment consists of two bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen, and living/dining room. The two bedrooms have restful views of our garden and the hills around Churton Park.
The entry opens into the dining and lounge area with its comfortable couch, table & chairs, and a 39″ HD TV with incorporated DVD player. A large selection of DVD titles are available from our personal collection. In the bookshelf are a good selection of books – from light reading through to travel guides and books specifically about Wellington.
A cup of tea or coffee is not far away in the adjoining kitchen. The kitchen has an espresso machine, milkshake maker, fridge/freezer, microwave, stove/oven, electric kettle, toaster, electric wok, frypan etc.. Tea, coffee, milk, and sugar are all provided. Guest AccessThe two bedroom apartment adjoins our home and is accessed by its own private entry door down a pathway at the side of our house. Off street parking is available on the left of our driveway. Interaction with GuestsWe welcome guests to our home and enjoy showing them around the city. Wellington is New Zealand’s cultural hub and movie-making hub so there is a lot to do and see!
We have lived in Wellington since 1988, except for a brief period of four years on a diplomatic posting to Washington DC. While living there we gladly received guests from NZ, Australia and the USA. Since returning to Wellington, we have continued to welcome guests into our home. We know many of the places people like to visit here in Wellington, depending on their interests.
The apartment is situated so that our guests have complete privacy from our home, however if you would like any help or sightseeing suggestions, then we are just a door away and more than happy to be of assistance. We enjoy meeting new people and would be delighted to help you! The NeighborhoodWe are located in the charming suburb of Churton Park in Wellington. Although close to Wellington’s CBD, our neighbourhood has semi-rural views. You can sometimes hear the sheep and cows in the distance, as they graze on the nearby hills.
The houses in this area are relatively new and the local Churton Park Village shopping centre was built in 2012. Churton Park Village is less than 5 minutes walk away (or under a minute if driving!) The Village includes a supermarket, post office facilities, pharmacy, cafe, gift shop, beauty clinic, hairdresser, medical centre, fish and chip shop, and Indian food take-out. Getting AroundThere is a regular bus service that operates on a loop from Churton Park into Wellington City. The bus stop is just around the corner and runs on a circuit so you get on and get off at the same bus stop. This is handy if you don’t want the hassle of finding a car park in the city.
Buses depart every 20 minutes during the week.
A couple of minutes walk away (less than a minute’s drive) takes you to Churton Park Village containing a café, pharmacy, fish and chip shop, Indian takeaways, gift shop, supermarket etc..
A 5 minute drive will take you to even more eating options in Johnsonville or Tawa, and to the train stations that go either south into the city, or north to the Kapiti Coast. Other Things to NoteWith central heating and ventilation, the apartment is warm, dry, and comfortable all year round. We mention this because many guests to New Zealand are not aware that central heating is rare in New Zealand homes, and as a result many NZ houses can be quite cold and damp, even in summer.
We are located a short 10-15 minute drive (depending on time of day and traffic) from the ferry terminal and Wellington's CBD and 25-30 minutes from the airport in average traffic.
So that you don't need to immediately go out and buy food, we provide some breakfast foods in the flat including a selection of fresh fruit, milk, fruit juice, bread, butter, honey, and breakfast cereal.