Magical house, 360 degree views, warm welcome!
Magical house, 360 degree views, warm welcome!

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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The reviews say it all. Guests love my amazing house, and I enjoy hosting friendly people. The all day sun, unsurpassed views, and choice of spaces to relax in are hard to beat. Your sunny double room, separate lounge and bathroom are on their own level. Or relax in the main lounge or tower with a glass of wine. Easy access to the house by private cable car. Short walk downhill to Oriental Bay & buses stop outside.. Enjoy a warm welcome by host and small poodle, and leave with great memories.

The space

Our wonderful home sits on the crest of a hill in Wellington's dress circle with views to the city night lights one way, and the Wainuiomata hills and the moon shining on Evans Bay on the other. It is truly fabulous any time of day. There is cable car access from one side or a number of steps the other - whichever suits!

Guest access

Guests have a large, light, sunny bedroom with a double bed, own bathroom, and have a choice of living rooms to enjoy. Guests can make a meal, do their laundry, sit in the tower with a glass of wine, and enjoy everything on offer except the occupied bedrooms and private bathroom. Serve yourself breakfast of home made muesli, yoghurt, toast and spreads, and tea, coffee, juice. Sit outside in good weather with superb views of the sea and hills. You won't want to leave. Single second bedroom can be made available if desired.

Interaction with guests

Outside normal working hours I'm here to help with any advice, talk about your day, or hear about places you've seen and adventures you've had. Or you can retreat to a space of your own to read, work, or sit in the garden. I prefer a late afternoon check in on weekdays, but weekend arrivals and departures can be much more flexible.

Other things to note

A small beloved toy poodle guards her owner on first meeting guests, however she settles down and if you're exceptionally lucky, she will let you love her. Likely to bark as you come and go from the house, but that's what dogs do!
And just to reassure you, we have one of the safest houses in Wellington that was renovated to above earthquake standard in 2013. So while we always hope nothing happens, we are prepared.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 2 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 5PM - 10PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room

Wireless Internet
Indoor Fireplace

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £7
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 5PM - 10PM

Take care of our beautiful house and we will take care of you. We don't wear shoes inside as a preference. Definitely no smoking anywhere on the property or extra visitors unless pre-arranged.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

27 Reviews

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Helen User Profile
July 2017
A beautiful, clean, and cosy home even when the weather was not in our favour! We arrived in Wellington after a very long trip from the UK and felt immediately relaxed and refreshed. Barbara's home is very chilled out, there's easy access to the centre via bus or on foot, and amazing views of the city and bay in her unique home. She could not have done more for us to make us feel welcome and at ease, and we can't recommend this place highly enough.

John User Profile
June 2017
We found the accommodation comfortable, tidy and clean. Barbara is a pleasant hostess and will make you feel very at home. For us, it was a great location, reasonably close to the city and not far from the airport. Overall, good value, great location and lovely views of the harbour and city.

Shannon User Profile
February 2017
Staying at Barbara's home was a wonderful treat for us. Her house is gorgeous and the view is awesome! Barbara is a great hostess and we enjoyed her company immensely. I highly recommend her.

Lynne User Profile
February 2017
We had a wonderful stay at Barbara's home on the hill. With scenic views, interesting surroundings, and handy local transport, we easily made our way to all Wellington had to offer. Highly recommend this lovely home to couples wishing a piece of heaven, peace and tranquility!

Peter User Profile
February 2017
Lovely home and comfortable, well appointed accommodation. Spectacular views of the city and very welcoming host. Highly recommended.

Kate User Profile
February 2017
What a special spot with views unlike what you could get anywhere else! Centrally located, large, clean and comfortable living space to enjoy. we had a very nice modern bathroom to ourselves and the room we stayed in had a view of the city lights at night. Barbara was a lovely hostess, offering tea and coffee and a complementary breakfast as well as enjoyable conversation. We would recommend Barbara's place to anyone!

Andy User Profile
February 2017
View was magnificent. Only issue was parking, although 2 out of 3 times we got a close space

Wellington, New ZealandJoined in October 2015
Barbara User ProfileBarbara is a superhost.

I'm lucky to live in an amazing place, in a wonderful city. My family are growing up and with only one left at home now, we thought it would be rewarding to open up our lives to occasional travelers who want a warm, welcoming place to stay for a few days.
I'm a keen gardener, and I like nothing better than spending my weekends outside creating my haven. Makes up for spending my work week inside.
I've traveled a bit, and plan to do more, so I'm happy to hear stories to inspire me.
In Kiwi style, our lifestyle is relaxed.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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