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Eastbourne (NZ) seaside retreat !

Private room in house hosted by Stan. & Carol
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1.5 bathrooms
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Family friendly Eastbourne (Wellington harbourside - NZ) seaside retreat !

The space
Chez Stan. & Carol ! Be alert to us usually being at home, which means guests are part of the household. Most travellers are keen to meet the locals like this of course - we enjoy sharing globe trotting experiences.

After extensive renovations & a BUSY home when our (4) kids were younger, we're now at the empty nest stage. Both of us have had very lengthy careers (nursing and education) & are semi-retired. However we've no grand-kids (yet!), & are still pretty energetic.

The house (which is on a totally level section just a street in from the beach) is extremely warm & sunny, with double glazing,heat pump & wood fire. We've 2 bathrooms, with the guest one featuring a huge bath. Our diverse loft & "stay the night" rooms can sleep up to 6 (& once we had 8 guests- a couple with 6 marvellous kids!). Our normal ground floor guest room has a DOUBLE bed, but there's another single bedroom next door and a further kids "hideaway" room. A further magical loft bedroom suits couples, and it's skylight makes it very romantic - you effectively sleep under the stars! However this room is not always available due to family needs.

We're great cooks (with Stan. a spicy food champ!) & are happy to cater as well - negotiable. Most guests join us for meals & "all day breakfasts", and may buy something tasty (or thirst quenching!) which we'll all share.

Keen gardeners & animal friendly, but our own (once extensive) pet menagerie is now down to just tame blackbirds (!), a super sociable ginger cat & the occasional neighbour's friendly terrier dog. The latter is always open to walks!

Regular cross-harbour ferries are a handy waterfront walk away, but there are frequent nearby buses to downtown Wellington. The popular Shandon golf course & a HUGE kids indoor "Junglerama" are within ~ 10 minutes easy driving distance.

But why go to town? Although we're in a VERY quiet street (one block from the beach & with effortless parking),the Eastbourne village is only a stroll from our door. It covers most needs- library, swimming pool, kids playgrounds, pub, supermarket, galleries, pharmacy, restaurants etc etc.

Our nearby sea level streets suit cycling & we've bikes available if required. Many visitors prefer to take beach promenades or hillside rambles however- superb NZ bush walks begin only a few minutes away from our door. Weather permitting, sunset drinks on the beach are somewhat of a family tradition too.

NOTE: Although sympathetic to last minute enquiries,we increasingly specify at least 2 nights to ease laundry loads. We often have family or friends here at short notice (especially in summer or at holiday weekends),so PLEASE- PLEASE- PLEASE- CONTACT US (PREFERABLY WITH GOOD WARNING) & DISCUSS YOUR NEEDS BEFORE MAKING A BOOKING !!

Guest access
Almost the whole house - owners have their own en suite facilities

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We're VERY kid friendly!
Family friendly Eastbourne (Wellington harbourside - NZ) seaside retreat !

The space
Chez Stan. & Carol ! Be alert to us usually being at home, which means guests are part of the household. Most travellers are keen to meet the locals like this of course - we enjoy sharing globe trotting experiences.

After extensive renovations & a BUSY home when our (4) kids were younger, we're now…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed
Common spaces
1 sofa

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
Air conditioning
Indoor fireplace
Breakfast
Dedicated workspace
Dryer
TV
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand

Very quiet and safe - a mere stroll to beach, hills & village shops. Two primary ("elementary") schools are only a moments walk away - our own kids have gone to one & we've many contacts that may suit parents wanting Kiwi school insights!

Hosted by Stan. & Carol

Joined in March 2012
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Empty nesters- our 4 kids are now away! We live in the delightful seaside village of Eastbourne, which is around the harbour from Wellington itself. There's an easy ferry & bus,or ~30 min. harbourside drive. The house is very warm (double glazed) & sunny & on a VERY quiet street,but just moments from the beach/shops/schools, with extremely easy access and parking. Naturally (!) we've broadband internet, including WiFi etc. Carol is a career nurse, and Stan. a semi-retired educator/writer. Both of us are very widely travelled, & fond of cooking/gardening/pets, AND of course kids. We'd once a real pet menagerie (especially a small dog & 2-3 cats) when our kids were younger, but are now down to just loaning a neighbour's friendly dog! We've a huge kitchen plus lots of herbs & spices, & visitors are welcome to rustle up a feast ! NOTE: Although sympathetic to last minute requests, we increasingly prefer more than one night (to ease the associated laundry!) unless guests have sleeping bags. A special rate can be discussed in such cases. We also often have family or friends here at short notice (especially in summer or at holiday weekends), SO PLEASE HENCE CONTACT US & DISCUSS YOUR NEEDS BEFORE MAKING A BOOKING !!
Empty nesters- our 4 kids are now away! We live in the delightful seaside village of Eastbourne, which is around the harbour from Wellington itself. There's an easy ferry & bus,or…
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We're usually "at home", and make a real effort to share meals and conversations with guests. Being extensive travellers ourselves we realise that such local fratenisation can be much appreciated!
  • Languages: English, Français
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House rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
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