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Mini hidden bush studio over looking the harbour

Entire guest suite hosted by Haiying
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
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The mini-studio is built on a 2,000 sq meter tree-covered hillside section in York Bay, one of a necklace of bays on the sunny eastern side of Wellington Harbour. Bikeways, bush walks, buses and ferries connect the bays to Eastbourne, Hutt City and Wellington.
It is a self-contained new unit built under and lower down the site from our home. It is a private studio enjoying wonderful views and sun overlooking Wellington harbour. It is small but perfectly formed.

The space
The bed affords stunning views out through the trees and deck to the harbour. double glazed. the bathroom has a shower, a heated floor &heated towel rails and a washing machine. One breakfast bar with a fridge, microwave, jug & toaster. A BBQ offered for outside cooking. The mini-studio is small so do not bring too much. We provide the sheets & towels; plates, pots and pans. There is an outside BBQ on a private north facing deck but no inside cooking elements or ovens. The En-Suite bathroom includes a shower and washing machine.
Unlimited WiFi is available.
On calm sunny days.it beats just about anything but is exposed to the north winds.

Guest access
The mini-studio is fully self-contained but guests are welcome to use the garden, lawns and paths which run down to the sea below. The track to the sea is steep and from time to time becomes difficult to navigate because of slips and washouts. Road access to the beach is easier.

Things to do :
Bicycle riding
The Rimutaka Cycle Trail has been named one of the world's hottest travel experiences for 2015 by travel guide Lonely Planet, it passes through York Bay. Our tenants usually ride the bikes to Eastbourne direction till the historic lighthouse on the hill or ride along the Hutt River towards Lower Hutt for the galleries and fair market during the Trail way.

Walks and Tracks
1. All of the tracks leading from the cottage are within the property and you can walk right down to the beach at Lowery Bay. On a Saturday morning, it is fun as you can buy fresh fish from a fishing boat that comes into the marina. The track at the base of the property is steep so take care. We have not made it too easy as we value our privacy and don’t want strangers wandering up from the road and stealing our plums.

2. The Regional Council has built walking tracks through the original park from York Bay to Lowery Bay and Days Bay. It’s about 1 hour to Days Bay. The tracks leave from the end of Kaitawa Road, the entrance is exactly in York Bay, where the treehouse is located. (See the brochures in the treehouse).

Good Swimming Beaches
Days Bay, York Bay and Eastbourne get the summer beaches.

Coffee & bars, galleries, shopping

Days Bay, Eastbourne, Petone or Lower Hutt all have their own charming attractions, check them online, you will find all the details.
The nearest shops are at Days Bay, Eastbourne, Petone or Lower Hutt. The Eastbourne village, which is about 4 km away does have a small supermarket and associated shops and restaurants. It also has an ATM machine. It’s a nice place. Petone’s main street, Jackson street is also interesting. Lower Hutt has a mall if that is what you need.q

Other things to note
1. At the moment we can not provide an on site carpark. We are building another car deck but it is not yet completed. There are car parks out on the street at the turning circle at the top of the road or opposite 41 however the road is narrow and congested and those parks are often taken. You may have to drop your bags at the studio and drive down the hill to find a park. The mini studio is best for people without a car and is priced to reflect this.
2. As the house is located on the sunny side of the hill, surrounded by the bush, the trees flower and attract birds, insects and from time to time ants. As a consequence, it is almost impossible to stop small numbers of insects from entering the cottage. We do not like to spray and poison too much in such a beautiful environment. If you are going to be upset finding a few live or dead ants in the studio this booking is not for you. We take a lot of pride in cleaning the cottage, but it may sit empty for a day or two before you arrive. We leave some windows open to air the property and a moth, spider or ant may visit between our clean and your arrival. They are part of life and we are in their environment, not the other way around.

3. Driving on the hill in York Bay can be challenging for people used to driving on flat wide roads. The road is narrow, steep and winding and in places one way only. If you meet another vehicle they or you may have to back up to let another car pass. But speeds are slow and there have been no problems for 60 years. It is a legal road and is maintained by the Hutt City Council.

3) There are over 30 steps/ stairs down to the mini-studio and while we have garden and security lights it is probably best to try and arrive before dark especially in winter. If this is not possible do bring a torch. Please also check the photos carefully, or contact me for further details before you arrive.
The mini-studio is built on a 2,000 sq meter tree-covered hillside section in York Bay, one of a necklace of bays on the sunny eastern side of Wellington Harbour. Bikeways, bush walks, buses and ferries connect the bays to Eastbourne, Hutt City and Wellington.
It is a self-contained new unit built under and lower down the site from our home. It is a private studio enjoying wonderful views and sun overlooking W…
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1 queen bed

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Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
Dryer
Hair dryer
Washing machine
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Lower Hutt , Wellington, New Zealand

The eastern bays are part of a necklace of little settlements on the sunny side of Wellington Harbour. In summer it is great for swimming, biking and hiking. The East by West Ferry runs into the city from a wharf around 1.5 km from the mini-studio. Cafes restaurants and a little village supermarket are 2 km away. We provide bikes or bring your own.
The eastern bays are part of a necklace of little settlements on the sunny side of Wellington Harbour. In summer it is great for swimming, biking and hiking. The East by West Ferry runs into the city from a wha…

Hosted by Haiying

Joined in February 2014
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Sharing our house with you is the most pleasant way to feel committed. All the feedback from the global guests motivates us to carry on to do it. Originally I came from China, and NZ DIY culture and Airbnb biz have transferred me into a handy woman very well. Have the passion to make the living places comfy and trendy, enjoy offering them to you as the warm base to discover Wellington region better. Never stop Updating the facilities constantly for your better stay. Alway keen to share my local knowledge with you about how to discover Wellington region even better. Reach Level 8 (Hidden by Airbnb) local tour guide. Live in York Bay with family, surrounded by the bush and harbor. Walking in the bush, listening to the birds singing and swimming in the sea, is the best way to obtain healthy energy from the pure beauty of nature.
Sharing our house with you is the most pleasant way to feel committed. All the feedback from the global guests motivates us to carry on to do it. Originally I came from China, and…
During your stay
We mostly live on site and do enjoy meeting guests. From time to time in the summer we do organise pot luck BBQs with guests or at least share wine over the course of a fine and sunny evening.
  • Languages: 中文 (简体), English
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Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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