Guest loungeTwin Bedroom with doors to veranda.
Lovely early 1900's Villa
Hosted by Margaret Joy
Margaret Joy is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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A twin room in a comfortable villa. The house is 10 minute walk from public transport, theatres, cafes and bars. It is a 15 minute drive away from Napier. There is a lounge and a bathroom which are available for guests only. These will be shared with other guests.

The space

Guests will have the use of a private lounge with TV and DVD player and private bathroom/shower/toilet. These will be shared by other guests. I also have a double room which is listed separately. If you want to book the double room you will need to go to this listing.

Guest access

Guests will have a front door key so that they can come and go as they wish. There is a lounge with TV and a bathroom for their sole use though these may be shared with other guests. The kitchen is available between 8am and 9am for making breakfast.

Interaction with guests

I will be there to meet guests and will socialise with them if they wish. I will happily give advice on places to eat and sights to see.

Other things to note

I have double room available so the home is suitable for families.


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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events

No smoking. Small dogs welcome. There is a small dog in residence. No eating meals in the bedrooms. The lounge is available and there are two tables outside where you can eat.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector

1 night minimum stay

36 Reviews

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Tony User Profile
January 2017
Although the wisteria was no longer in flower, this early 1900's villa looked lovely with a distinct antibellum air. Inside, there were comfy armchairs and double bed and full facilities available courtesy of our host. There were books everywhere and the occasional bit of lace. Margaret is a delightful, motherly lady with a sharp intelligence for whom nothing was too much trouble. We were made to feel fully at home and must recommend this Villa to all Airbnbers.

Francine User Profile
February 2016
The room was clean and comfortable and the welcome was good.

Carol User Profile
January 2016
This was our first airb&b experience and we were very impressed. Margaret made us welcome in her home which was in a quiet residential area as described. The twin beds were very comfortable and as it was unseasonally cold, blankets were thoughtfully provided. Breakfast was self service, with everything left out so that we could just help ourselves which was very relaxed. Thank you Margaret Joy for sharing your home beautiful home with us.

Keely User Profile
October 2017
Last minute trip to Hawke's Bay and was able to find Margaret lovely house. Lovely gardens and nice room with 2 single beds. Good location for being booked very last minute.

Deb User Profile
May 2017
Joy is a lovely warm welcoming host. Great location. Handy to everything. Cosy beds with duvets and hotty with her hand knitted snuggly covers.
Margaret Joy User Profile
Response from Margaret Joy:
Glad Fiona made it to her job on time. Your trip turned into a bit of a mission didn't it. Happily make you a couple of hot water bottle covers. let me know what colours youd like and ill do them when I get back. My e mail is (EMAIL HIDDEN)sell them for $35 each.
May 2017

Miki User Profile
April 2017
Margaret is a very nice lady. The lovely villa is cosy, clean and close to city centre. Definitely recommended.

Silla User Profile
February 2017
What a beautiful stop on my trip around New Zealand! It was a short visit, but I will always remember this lovely place.
Margaret Joy User Profile
Response from Margaret Joy:
Hi Silla Have you still got my key? Its on a yellow key ring. If so could you please mail it to 501 Ellison Road, Hastings. Thanks Margaret Dempsey.
February 2017

Hastings, New ZealandJoined in January 2015
Margaret Joy User Profile

I am a retired school teacher and bookshop owner. I am actively involved in theatre and music in Hawkes Bay and enjoy gardening, walking, craft work and good food and wine. I am a very active retiree and enjoy meeting people.
I am a registered Marriage Celebrant.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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