The SpacePlease note this is not a villa as described by Airbnb, it is two rooms within our private residence. See our other listing for the second room,' Cosy double room" We live on a private road, the larger room has its own private deck and all rooms overlook the sea. We are animal lovers and our house is unique, as we designed it ourselves. There are private gardens and bush, with a lot of native bird life. We have 2 guest rooms available, one has a private deck and both have queen size beds. We can fit 2 guests in each room and 1 separate bathroom for both rooms. Both rooms look out to the sea. Please note: we do not cater for children, sorry. Guest AccessBreakfast, dinner, laundry washing machine, kitchen, internet, Television, radio, piano, All the living area is shared with the hosts. Their own bathroom unless there are other guests in the 2nd room, then we will allow our bathroom to be used if necessary. The telephone is for private use only unless prior approval is given. The kitchen is not available for cooking meals. Interaction with GuestsWe do work during the week but are able to interact with our guests in the evening over a meal and glass of wine if they wish to try New Zealand wine, and on the weekend show them around our lovely city, beaches and walkways. The NeighborhoodWe live right by the sea and it is safe for swimming, kayaking, sailing, surfing, fishing, swimming with the dolphins. We are 1 hour from geothermal activity,40minutes from Hobbiton (Lord of The Rings) there are natural hot pools, body massages, bush walks, shopping. Walking the dogs, feeding our fish and interacting with our pets. We live close to 2 parks one is right on the waters edge, and there is a BBQ that can be used by anyone. Kayaking with an experienced person, and observe at times orca, dolphin, sharks and stingrays can be arranged depending on the conditions (weather). Getting AroundIt is 10 minutes walk to the bus stop that will take you into the city centre or to a wonderful beach. The bus runs every hour. We unfortunately have limited space for parking but we can accommodate a space. If flying into the local airport or bus station we are happy to pick up our guests. We can arrange pickup at the International Airport if desired for direct travel to our home. Other Things to NoteWe are animal lovers and have 2 cats and 2 dogs who all enjoy interacting with visitors, we have many fish in a pond, we also have a bee hive and the bees can be seen working and can be viewed through a glass panel, with an informative discussion about them.