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City Sanctuary Studio!

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City Sanctuary Studio!

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
Antonia is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great check-in experience95% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean14 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.

A sanctuary in the city - this light, quiet and spacious retreat is just a few minutes walk into Whangarei City. Close to the Town Basin with world class restaurants, cafes, shops, galleries and many activities including night markets and lovely walks!

International Award Winning Reserves literally on your doorstep!


Laptop friendly workspace
Wireless Internet

House Rules

Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 9PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox


Step-free access to the home’s entrance
Wide doorway to the home’s entrance


40 Reviews

Dan User Profile
May 2018
Really nice private space provided by Antonia. The accommodation was light, airy and natural giving it a great vibe. I especially liked the big windows out onto the gardens. Everything supplied we could want / need. About a 10 minute walk to town and shops
Harry User Profile
February 2018
Amazing studio, perfect place to stay. Breakfast was delicious, cleaned to a very high standard. Good WiFi, lovely shower and friendly host.
Antonia User Profile
Response from Antonia:
So glad you enjoyed your stay Harry.
February 2018
Leah User Profile
December 2017
I had a lovely time staying at Antonia’s place in Whangarei. The room has it’s own bathroom and entrance which is great for privacy. It’s also clean, spacious, peaceful and comes with a great view. The location is perfect for walking up to the falls, and just a short 10 minute wa…
Janet User Profile
August 2018
Antonia's place is an extremely peaceful cosy place to stay and not far to town basin. would definitely recommend
Aleks User Profile
June 2018
Lovely stand alone studio with own entrance. Sparkling clean, no specks of dust whatsoever. Wooden floorboards so goodbye allergies. Studio is located on a no exit street so safe and quiet. Safe on road parking, very close to Whangarei city centre and amenities (basically just ar…
Josefina User Profile
June 2018
Unfortunately my parents didn’t have a good stay. They said the bed was too small and they could barely sleep because of this and because it was freezing. The shower wasn’t good and the hot water had no pressure. Only a tiny bit would come out. So they had a cold shower. It woul…
Antonia User Profile
Response from Antonia:
Hi Josefina, I am so sorry to hear all this! I had no idea. This is the first I heard about it. I was home the whole time your parents were here. Why didn't your parents contact me and let me know. I told them very specifically that they could knock on my door, contact me via the Airbnb app or via my mobile. If they had communicated with me I would have had the opportunity to rectify this for them. But they said nothing, while I was here the whole time. I don't understand? In the Studio there is a laminated sheet that says - 'It is my intention to make this space as comfortable as possible for guests. I would appreciate it if you could help me, with any ideas or suggestions you may have. Thanks. Any queries, please contact me via Airbnb or on (mobile number). Warm wishes, Antonia' I could have shown them how to use the shower successfully. I could have offered another heater. More blankets. I would like to point out, that on my profile I have specifically not put that the bed is a Queen size, because it is a double bed. I would also like to mention, that you changed your booking three times, which I happily accommodated. I had no contact about time of arrival until I had a knock on the door when I was in bed. I sent detailed instructions of how to self check in, because it was getting late and I had to go to bed. I then get a knock on the door from your parents to let them into the Studio, which I do, even though I was in bed. I asked them to let me know if they needed anything, which they said they would. I have a strict no Smoking policy on my property and in the Studio. When I came out to meet your parents, I could smell smoking. The Studio room, is cheaper than the local backpackers double room, which is smaller and no where near as nice or private as the Studio. I would recommend in future, to communicate with your host. Most Airbnb host do this because they love doing it. I certainly do and want to be available for my guests to answer questions and offer a good service. If I had known any of this, I would have done my utmost to offer solutions and be of help. It's not useful for anyone to hear these things after the fact. It's then too late to do anything about it. Communication is key! If their stay was that bad, I could have offered all the above solutions and an extra night for free or something along those lines. I'm sorry that this situation has arisen and you felt to write this.
June 2018
Kath User Profile
May 2018
I loved the peace and quiet and the sound of rain on the roof at night. The breakfast supplies were great and the coffee was delicious . I enjoyed the easy walk into town and also the gym facilities near by. Will definitely be back

Hosted by Antonia

New ZealandJoined in June 2015
Antonia User Profile
43 Reviews
Antonia is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Hi I'm Antonia, brought up all over the world, now landed and living in beautiful NZ! I have lived in and travelled to many countries around the world, thanks to my nomadic parents, including Europe, the Middle East, north America and now NZ. See you soon!
Languages: Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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