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100% earth quake safe, Wifi on Lorne Street
100% earth quake safe, Wifi on Lorne Street
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
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1 bed
1 bath
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Safe, high quality Wellington CBD apartment minutes from beautiful waterfront beaches, cafes, restaurants, cinema, 2x supermarkets & Cable Car. FREE unlimited WiFi.

Unlike some other listings, meets 100% current earth quake code for buildings and withstood the 7.8 magnitude earth quake on 14th of November 2016 without any structural issues. This building is rock solid safe.

In a busy but laid back neighborhood 2 blocks from the action.

The space

Stay in this wonderful Wellington CBD apartment close to all tourist attractions and entertainment venues. Priced just slightly higher on average than local backpacker accommodation, and much cheaper than local hotels my space is an affordable fantastic bargain.

Very large for a 1 bedroom at 66sqm, with a balcony to enjoy beautiful sunsets setting over the beautiful Wellington hills. 2-3x the size of local hotel rooms in the area.

On the ground floor your kitchen with basic cooking tools, large fridge, clothes washing machine and hot water cupboard alongside comfortable sofa bed and LCD TV await. Free in apartment WiFi to stay connected with friends and family while experiencing our beautiful city.

Built in 2010, the space is warm during both summer and winter, with the highest earth quake protection rating; this stands out as the ideal place to base yourself in Wellington for a safe and exciting stay.

The upstairs bedroom has a comfortable double bed, bathroom and a great view over the north of Wellington City.

2 blocks (4 minutes) walk to Courtenay Place (for shopping, cafes, restaurants and bars), 8 minutes’ walk to Lambton Quay (the main office area in Wellington). 6 minutes’ walk to the beautiful Wellington Waterfront and Te Papa National Museum. Bus stop and supermarket right across the road. 6 minutes’ walk from two Sunday waterfront fresh food markets. There are very few "new" buildings as central as this in Wellington City. Taxi, bus and train options all exist to access areas outside of the central city.

The best part about this stay is the sunsets, which are simply beautiful as the sun falls over a distant hill particularly during the summer months.

Guest access

Guests have full access to this stunning high end 1 bedroom mezzanine apartment.

The apartment has a stylish, comfortable Queen sized bed on the upstairs level of the space.

Please message me on the AirBnB app on arrival.

Interaction with guests

I will be there to hand over the keys to you, and pick them up from you when you are ready to leave. I do have the ability to check guests in very late and very early too, so do not be shy to request a booking if you are flying in during unsociable hours. Any problems, I am always a phone call away to help and can be at the apartment within minutes.

Other things to note

This is a great place ideally two people to explore all that Wellington has to offer and create beautiful memories. Let me help you create those beautiful memories by staying in my apartment.

Please note that due to NZ food standard regulations no food (e.g. coffee, milk) is provided. These can be purchased right across the road very cheaply from the supermarket.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities
Elevator in Building
Internet

Prices
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

All communication is via the AirBnB website/app unless there is an emergency at the property - this is so that there is complete transparency of reference during your stay and unique aspects of your stay are not overlooked.

If the building manager requests you leave due to excessive noise I
cannot refuse the request.

Absolutely no smoking within the apartment or on the balcony at any time. Smoking within the apartment will result in being asked to leave the property immediately and the reservation cancelled.

Maximum number of people in the apartment sleeping overnight not to exceed the number of guests paid for on the confirmed reservation.

Any broken items or part of the apartment need to be bought to the attention of the property owner via the AirBnB app as soon as possible – we have cleaners who can help you but if we do not know the damage and the cost of getting it repaired will increase.

Please leave the apartment as close to the condition you found it when you arrived as possible. This includes washing your own dishes and putting them away as you found them. An additional cleaning fee may apply if dishes are left out or unclean.

If using the oven/hob, this must be cleaned using the cleaning products under the sink. The oven is checked after every check out. Failure to clean the oven will result in an additional $50 cleaning fee.

You may leave the bed unmade and towels on the bathroom floor for washing by our cleaners.

Please kindly leave the key on the kitchen bench when you leave the apartment. Meeting check out time is vital as we are typically fully booked and need all time between bookings for cleaning and maintenance.

Do not hesitate to report any issues (including noise) so that we can immediately fix these for you ‐ the hardest part as a host is
when our guests only tell us after check out. Your comfort during your stay is our ultimate goal - we would love to have you back as a return guest!

Please make contact with the host if your intended check in is within 24 hours of the time of booking.

The rubbish room is located on the opposite side of the car park on level 1. Please take your keys with you or the building will not allow you to re-enter the Lorne Street wing.


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Safety features
Smoke detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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Paula User Profile
September 2017
This was a great place to stay during 4 days in early September. It was fairly cozy while the wind was howling and it was raining outside. Great location and very attentive owner. Would highly recommend and would stay there again.

Rosie User Profile
September 2017
Hamish is a fantastic host! He went above and beyond to help us set up our new lives in Wellington. The apartment is great, central location and beautifully presented. Would recommend to anyone!

Jason User Profile
August 2017
Hamish's apartment is a great place to stay when visiting Wellington. It's a short walk to the shops on Cuba St and an even shorter walk to the night life of Courtenay Place. Despite its convenient location to many of the sights in Wellington's CBD, it's just far enough away to avoid crowds and the noise. It's also just a few steps from the Moore Wilson's market if you'd rather stay in and cook a nice meal.

Ady User Profile
July 2017
Amazing location, right in the middle of Wellington near the best restaurants and bars. The apartment was super clean and had everything we needed. Hamish was helpful and communicative. Definitely a great place to home base for a visit in Wellington.

Adam User Profile
July 2017
Hamish was amazing. Beautiful home, wonderful location.

Ding User Profile
July 2017
We had a very good stay. Everything is within walking distance. Smooth communication and check in and out. Recommended Stay.

Andy User Profile
July 2017
This apartment is quiet, warm and in an excellent location. The drying rack was really useful. What would make it more comfortable and inviting would be to have all of the lights working (including the oven range-hood and the lights above the dining area) and with consistent colour temperature (some bulbs are very harsh and cold LED lights, some are warm and bright halogens). Also, the host told us there was a 'full kitchen set up', so we planned to have at least two meals in. We found that it was not a full set up - the equipment is very minimal and basic. In order to prepare food, we needed more cooking utensils and equipment (a few wooden spoons, a serving bowl, colander and something to put in the oven would have meant we could have cooked a meal). Currently, the kitchen is setup for making coffee, porridge/cereal and toast and not much else. Unfortunately some of the dinner plates had large dirty cracks on them. Overall, if you are looking for a well located, functional, clean place to stay and are not planning to eat in, then this place is perfect.
Hamish User ProfileHamish is a superhost.
Response from Hamish:
Thank you for your review Andy. It is great to hear you enjoyed the location, functionality and cleanliness of the space. I am very sad to read your feedback about the lighting. Prior to your stay, it was made very clear to you that my grandfather was in intensive care, near death and I would not be in the city. When you raised the lighting issues with me (which I was not aware of prior), I attempted to contact my regular electrician however he was not available. I informed you of this, and that I would fly personally 3 hours to fix your lighting issues. Upon reading this, you requested compensation as it was "clearly cheaper than driving between airports and flying down". I flew down regardless (because I believe in providing great experiences over cheap prices) and changed as many lights as I could. I put temporary lights in to replace those which I could not get working, restoring lighting to the same or better lighting than when the actual fixed lights were working. Reading the listing prior to booking you would have read the apartment has a "basic kitchen setup" under the description. My other listing, which is typically only $10 per night in the same building, has a full kitchen setup able to cook full family meals. I was disappointed on your check out, that you had broken one of my wine glasses, replacing them with porcelain Korean style Soju cups, used the toilet for a number 2 not bothering to flush the unit before leaving, and thrown a metal "simply organic" jar lid down my insinkerator, causing it to jam up and considerable effort and time was required to get this out. I hosted you during a week in which my grandfather was dying and was entitled to cancel your stay without penalty based on AirBnB extreme personal circumstances policy, but wholly believe in providing a roof over every guests head that chooses to stay in my properties.
July 2017

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Wellington, New ZealandJoined in April 2013
Hamish User ProfileHamish is a superhost.
Languages: English, Español, ภาษาไทย
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