The Space***NO SMOKERS PLEASE***
A comfortable bedroom in a family home of 4 (2 adults 2 children). Family friendly. Outdoor and indoor play equipment available. Fully fenced secure section. High chair and baby bath available on request. We will help you with information regarding child car restraints rentals.
We are located a "stone's throw" to the North Western Motorway out in Western suburbs of Auckland. There's a veggie store 5 min walk from us, a supermarket 10 mins walk. Other facilities in close vicinity include: video store, pharmacy, take aways, post office, ATM, $2 variety stores, 24h service station.
A huge shopping development 25 minute walk away.
There's a playground a short stroll from the house, as well as a duck pond and a couple of parks for walks.
The location is definitely better suited for those with own transport but public transport is in existence. We have a direct bus (090 and 090X) bound for central Auckland 10 minutes walk from the house but it takes more than an hour to its final stop at Britomart. On weekdays, an early morning drop off to Mt Eden can be arranged (leaving at 6.15am with 4ish pm return).
Great location for venturing out to the West Coast beaches (Piha, Karekare, Bethells, Muriwai, etc.) and Waitakere Ranges. Easy access to the North Shore area of Auckland as well as venturing out to Northland.
Cited after online maps, we are:
- 15mins by car from the CBD via North-Western Motorway/State highway 16.
- 40mins by car to Piha Beach
- 30mins by car to Muriwai Beach and gannet colony
We have a large dog and she's part of the family. She spends quite a bit of time indoors but is kept in a fenced area outside when we're not at home. We have a long experience of visitor so we will keep her out of your way. Please don't be offended when she barks - she's quite anxious.
The house is fairly modern. It is not a hotel but a home.
You will be sharing a bathroom with our children so it is practically all yours except their evening bath time. There's a bath available but we encourage everyone to use the roomy shower whenever possible to preserve water. We have a small bathtub available for kids up to 4 years old.
Electric heating is available in your room and living areas have a heat pump/air conditioner that can be utilized as needed. A desk fan can also be provided on request.
Two lounges are available and can be used freely. Outdoor covered area provides an added living space in any weather.
You will have access to laundry facilities during the day. Our dog sleeps there at night. Please ask for a demonstration before using the washing machine for the first time.
We prefer to only host 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child at any given time. Please make a booking for 2 guests only instead of 3, if your child is under 10 years old.
The Airbnb bedroom is downstairs on the same level as the garage, it allows our guests the most privacy. Kitchen, bathroom and laundry are upstairs on the main level. Double wardrobe, queen size bed, bedside drawers and shelves are provided in your room. You also have 2 chairs and a table but please feel free to use the dining table upstairs for your meals.
Please help yourself to either cereal, toast or eggs for breakfast as well as hot drinks and water throughout the day. Everything else can be provided by arrangement.
You can help yourself to the herb garden but ask if you'd like to use veg/fruit as we usually only have a small amount.
And finally, we have done a fair amount of travelling ourselves, and also a wee bit of hosting through and outside of airbnb, we will endeavour to make you feel at home and assist you with any queries on travelling in New Zealand. Please come to us with any specific issues and we will try to assist to the best of our ability.
To ensure a positive response, please try to give us 2 days notice. Otherwise, we will not have enough time to tidy the house, wash bedding and clean the room after our previous visitors. Thank you! Guest AccessAccess to all areas except our bedrooms. Interaction with GuestsWe live at the house you will be staying at. The amount of interaction is gauged on case by case basis and is up to you to signal.
We welcome you to join in with our daily activities, like bbqs in summer, evening TV, etc., but also allow for as much privacy as possible if that is your wish. The NeighborhoodWe live around 20 minutes by foot from Westgate and 25 minutes from Northwest mall . The location is conveniently close to amenities but also allows for peace and quiet we like. We have a good relationship with our neighbours. It's easy to access the city as well as North Shore via the motorway. Own car is definitely an advantage as the public transport is not cheap and takes 3 times as long. Getting AroundPublic transport is not something you can rely on as far as travel around NZ goes.
There is a direct bus to the city within 10 minutes walk from us, travel time: 1hour +. Take a look at the Auckland Transport website and enter our address and destination for routes' details and fares.
To take advantage of what is on offer in New Zealand, it is best to rent/buy a car. We have parking on the street as well as in front of the house.
Airport transfer either by rental car or taxi. Please note that taxi taken from the airport directly will incur an extra charge so it is MUCH cheaper to call a taxi company for pick up - companies permanently based at the airport pass the extra costs to the consumers.