Ponsonby Garden Cottage
Hosted by Rachel
Rachel is the host.
2 guests
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
2 beds
1 bath
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A fantastic stylish apartment in a Freemans Bay gardern. Private and quiet but backing right on to Ponsonby road! Suitable for a couple, It has one queen size bed and one fold out couch. Safe parking on the street.

1 minute walk to Ponsonby Road, Western Park end
15-20 minute walk to Eden Park
5 minutes walk to Karangahape Rd
Close to Countdown supermarket, bars, restaurants, cafes, and Ponsonby nightlife

Main bus route is on Ponsonby Rd to the city
15-20 minute walk to Kingsland train station
Uber and taxis

Free parking on premise

Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

You must also acknowledge
Some pet(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

15 Reviews

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Jo User Profile
February 2014
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Joe & Gabriel's cottage. Very welcoming hosts, lovely relaxing little studio in their back garden, and great location in Ponsonby. Also loved the company of Jess the dog! I would certainly come to visit again.

Lyndsey User Profile
February 2015
We had a delightful stay with Gabriel and Joe at the garden cottage. The cottage is adorable, cozy, clean and comfortable. It was the perfect place to collect ourselves and relax after the long flight from the U.S. to Auckland. Location is very walkable to many great restaurants, and the main bus line. Would absolutely recommend.

Kevin User Profile
February 2015
This charming little studio, tucked away in the back garden, but only a 2 minute walk to the heart of bustling Ponsonby Rd was a perfect retreat. Joe and his family couldn't have been more helpful, and the icing on the cake was Jess, the border collie. A sweeter canine could not be hoped for. All in all, the location and amenities were ideal.

Robin User Profile
January 2015
Joe and Gabriel were gracious hosts. Cottage is in their backyard so they were there when/if needed but also gave us our privacy. It is a pretty space, comfy bed, good internet connection. We were quite busy and stayed just two nights but would absolutely stay there again to get a chance to explore Ponsonby Street and its many offerings, all within a short walk.

Bret User Profile
January 2015
Just a few minute’s walk to Ponsonby Rd, Joe and Gabriel’s cute little backyard cottage is a tranquil getaway set in the leafy back garden of their very beautiful Victorian era home. Real estate agents use the term ‘location, location, location’ to describe a property’s key selling points and this cute little cottage delivers in spades on the location front. It’s just a few minutes walk from cosmopolitan Ponsonby - where there are plenty of bars to purchase a Cosmopolitan or any number of other cocktails, craft beers or beautifully crafted Kiwi wines, as well as to grab a meal at a range of budgets. Highly recommended for food and drink are the Blue Breeze restaurant and the secretive uber hip bar, the Golden Dawn, on the corner of Richmond and Ponsonby streets which is accessed by way of an unmarked green door. Seriously, the cottage is perfectly located to the dining centre of pretty Ponsonby so while the cottage provides a terrifically equipped kitchen, including electric stovetop, microwave, good sized fridge, glassware, crockery and cutlery don’t be surprised if you never dirty a single plate. The cottage is reached down the side driveway, which is where Joe graciously allowed us to park our rental car. There are plenty of gorgeous trees in the garden including a ginkgo and a wonderful silver birch that you pass to get inside. And the inside and outside mix wonderfully due to large bi-fold doors that open to the lawn and allow the breeze and plenty of floral scents into the room. The cottage is quite spacious. It’s an L shaped space, with a sitting area that features a fold-out sofa, new TV with built-in DVD and a stereo near the bi-fold doors. There’s free wifi, plenty of DVDs and books on the shelves too if nothing on TV takes your fancy. A dining table located near the kitchen is a welcome touch when it comes time to tackle some computer time. The bed is around the corner from the living area and boasts a big window with a view to the leafiest part of the garden. The bathroom, located beyond the bedroom area, is surprisingly large. There’s a shower over a deep bath, toilet and pedestal basin as well as lots of space for toiletries. There’s also the luxury of another big window looking over the garden. But let’s face it, the star of the show is gorgeous Jess, the friendliest tricolour border collie you’re ever likely to meet. She’s great company but note that she’s not allowed inside. Sorry Joe! I’m a dog person so I loved Jess’ company but if you’re not, don’t fret because she’s such a well behaved dog she won’t bother you in the slightest. Beyond Ponsonby, the cottage is an easy drive to the Auckland CBD and there’s a bus route that will take you there too. All in all, the cottage was a great choice for a relaxed, private stay in beautiful Auckland with the benefits...

Tara User Profile
January 2015
Joe and Gabriel were absolutely lovely hosts! Their Ponsonby garden cottage is a true gem - very private, clean, and fully stocked with stay essentials and more. The view from the cottage overlooks the lush yard and garden which made for a very tranquil setting. Additionally, the cottage is mere steps away from the superb restaurants, coffee shops, and nightlife that Ponsonby Rd. has to offer. We couldn't have asked for a better location for our stay in Auckland! If our travels ever bring us back to the area, we would stay at Joe and Gabriel's again in a heartbeat! Joe and Gabriel are very gracious and considerate hosts and we were sad to say goodbye.

Tula User Profile
January 2015
Lovely place! Just steps away from Ponsonby road, with lots of shops and cafes! The cottage was gorgeous and gave us a lot of privacy and convenience. Would definitely stay here again.

Auckland, New ZealandJoined in January 2014
Rachel User Profile

Joe and Gabriel live in the main house and will look after you. Gabriel works as a registered nurse and Joe is retired. They both grew up in Auckland so they can also help you get to know this wonderful city!

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