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Art House in the City - 2 Rooms

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Yvonne

Art House in the City - 2 Rooms

7 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
2 baths
7 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
2 baths
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The space

Welcome to Auckland!

This grand villa in the heart of Freeman Bay was once the old rectory. It still has presence and sits proud above street level. It's full of New Zealand art since this is one of my passions.

Two large bedrooms are available. The downstairs bedroom is 5m x 3.8m wide (or 15' x 12') has a luxury fold-out bed , a single bed and shared bathroom. It opens out on to a private patio also with views to Skytower and the city.

The upstairs one is 6.5m x 3m wide (or 18' x 9') and has its own ensuite with shower, toilet and bidet. It has one double bed and one single bed. The room also has two balconies and views towards the city.

Plus there's a small pool and a large living/kitchen area. Wifi is available.

I enjoy having people on electives and sabbaticals. Talk to me about long-term stays and rates.

Parking can be tricky because this is popular area but you can always park across the driveway.

The location is brilliant. Few houses would be so close to town and Ponsonby. We're 5 minutes walk from boutique Ponsonby Road (if that) and 15 minutes from the city. There's also a bus-stop round the corner.

Also since I'm a travel writer and traveller myself, I know what people on the move are after.

Look forward to meeting you!

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Cable TV
Wireless Internet
Pool
Indoor Fireplace
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Common spaces
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

Availability

26 Reviews

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Ross User Profile
Ross
July 2017
Lovely stay. Yvonne is great, very laid back. Comfy rooms and decent showers. Thanks!
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Response from Yvonne:
Thanks Ross. Come again - whenever there's another crazy rugby game.
July 2017
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Yousif
May 2012
Myself and two others lodged with Yvonne and her son Tom for 4 weeks, and our stay here couldn't have been more comfortable. Yvonne was an exemplary hostess, always chirpy and very hospitable. Both her and Tom made great company. The location was ideal since Collingwood st is onl…
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Rhoda
January 2012
Yvonne was a fabulous host. We had a great time chatting and getting to know her. The house is amazing and such a pleasure to stay in. It has a feeling of warmth and energy and Yvonne couldn't have been kinder. It's located near so many great places to visit,. Easy to get to muse…
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Helen
March 2018
A great location - the house was a short walk to Ponsonby Rd. The rooms were clean, spacious, light and airy, with comfortable beds. Yvonne is a friendly and thoughtful host, and I would stay here again.
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Response from Yvonne:
Hope the girls realise what a good Mum they have in you, braving a concert in the rain, the hassle of getting to and fro. I take my hat off to you Helen. You were so calm and good-humored throughout. Thanks again for staying.
March 2018
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Vicki
March 2017
Yvonne was a super host, her communication was great with instant replies to emails and phone calls. Her house was in walking distance to Ponsonby, great shops and restaurants. We were so lucky to get a great host who went out of her way to make us all feel at home. Thank you
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Response from Yvonne:
Thanks so much guys. Now all I want you to do now is write to Adele and persuade her to tour here again so I can see her this time and you can have another shot at a concert when it's not raining. Great to have you all.
March 2017
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Wang
February 2017
Yvonne is very friendly and helpful. My family enjoined this trip.:) The area is safe and quiet.
Luke User Profile
Luke
November 2014
Great host, very knowledgeable and helpful but also not intrusive at all. She had breakfast ready for me and my large group of friends every day before we woke up, really helped us get our days started on time. Beautiful home and great location, we were able to walk most places i…
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Response from Yvonne:
Thanks Luke. Hope your southern sojourn is going well.
November 2014

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Auckland, New ZealandJoined in January 2012
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123 Reviews
Yvonne is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I am a journalist and travel writer who lives in central Auckland with my son, Thomas. Thomas is an assistant diversional therapist working with people with dementia. I love books, art, music, my friends and for a travel writer, I'm terribly fond of home.
Languages: Nederlands
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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