The SpaceThis is a large self-contained studio, with it's own entrance from the lower deck of our Raglan home. It includes a private bathroom, and basic kitchenette with microwave, kettle, toaster, and fridge - PLEASE NOTE, NO STOVE TOP. Access is by walking down our short (but steep) driveway, as well as some landscaped stairs to the lower deck. The studio is quite private, with outlook being mostly bush, and Mt. Karioi in the distance. It's a 10-minute walk down to the town centre, less than one km away. The room sleeps a maximum of 3 persons (1 double bed, 1 single).
• electric kettle
• cutlery and crockery Guest AccessThe property slopes down from street level. Parking available beside our letterbox. Please don't drive down driveway, the lower parking bay is not for guest use. The room has its own entrance, accessed by walking down the short (but steep) driveway and some landscaped stairs to our lower deck.
Shared spaces include: lower deck area with BBQ, laundry room and washing line (no dryer). Interaction with GuestsWe’d love to help you get to know Raglan. We can provide lots of information on what’s happening in town, places to go and things to do - and of course… what the surf’s doing! As we both work from home, we’ll be around most of the time, in case you need anything. We do however respect your privacy, and are happy to give our guests plenty of space. The NeighborhoodOur house is in a typical Raglan residential area approx 1km from the town centre. Our street has lighting, but no footpath, and curbing one side only (our side). We have neighbours either side, but it's generally a very quiet neighbourhood - and the outlook from the studio is mostly bush, quite private.
Raglan itself is a vibrant town with great cafes, galleries and a lively music scene (especially in summer). The rocky points, well known as one of the best surfing destinations in the country, are 8km from town. There’s also a very popular black-sand beach, typical of our west coast, with lifeguards on duty during the summer and surf lessons year-round. The road that continues along the coastline offers stunning views, more remote beach options, and also accesses many bush walks including a hiking trail up Mt. Karioi. Getting AroundThe centre of town is a 10 minute walk downhill (perhaps 15 min back up). The Norrie Ave bus stop is an easy 2-minute walk, with regular daily service to/from Hamilton. If required, there are shuttle services available to Auckland Airport. For total freedom, having a car is recommended. We can help you with maps of the local area, and places to see. Other Things to NoteWe really appreciate knowing in advance when to expect your arrival, so please let us know this, and keep us informed of changes.
We generally pencil check in for 3pm or after, and check out by 11am, but can often jiggle that around. So let us know your plans, and we can finalise your arrival details.
We have a cat who can be quite entertaining, when she appears. We also have friends and family that occasionally visit. But for the most part, our home is very quiet and relaxed. Please note our property, including the outdoor areas, is strictly non-smoking.
We’re very ‘resource conscious’ in this house. The planet will appreciate it if you can also be aware of this yourself, and minimise whenever possible : )