Would you like your own 'home away from home'? Completely separate and private garden studio available with your own deck. Very close to town - only 10 minutes walk down hill and in a safe and reasonably quiet neighbourhood.
Situated on Hospital Hill in Napier. We have a separate garden studio with ensuite, containing a brand new queen bed with electric blankets for your comfort. There are tea and coffee, and toast making facilities,a microwave, fridge,and table and chairs. BBQ can be made available. Guests staying 2 or more days are welcome to use hosts' washing machine, iron and ironing board. Free wireless Broadband is available.
Off street parking. We are very handy to Napier City centre - walking distance to Ahuriri, Bluff Lookout and town centre. It is only a 15 minute drive to Mission Vineyard and approx 10 mins from airport and 5 mins from Intercity or Naked Bus stops. Pickups and drop offs may be possible, depending on the time.
Debbie and Malcolm have 4 grown up children and love meeting people. We like you to feel at 'home away from home.' You can borrow our mountain bikes - there are plenty of cycle tracks in and around Napier. Napier is known as the Art Deco capital of New Zealand. There are beautiful parks close by and many wonderful vineyards to visit. The National Aquarium is located here - swim with sharks, feed little blue penguins or just view the various tanks and live exhibits. The newly refurbished Museum & Art Gallery is now open.
We named the studio for the bellbirds in the trees nearby. It is delightful to hear them singing in the morning or late afternoons. You may also hear the sea at night and the neighbours' chickens - they are just over the fence! If the weather is not so good or you just prefer to relax, magazines, books and DVDs are available for your use.
Accès des voyageurs
You are welcome to wander around the garden and fresh produce may be available in season (Tomatoes, parsley, lettuce, mint, zucchinis, strawberries..) Please ask if you need to use the washing machine or iron. Off street parking is available and if you are arriving by bus or at the airport, depending on your time of arrival and our commitments, we may be able to pick you up.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We love meeting new people. If you enjoy chatting and would like to share a meal, we are happy to do so. We go away and help on our son's farm quite often, so this is not always possible. However, if you prefer privacy, we respect that too. You can come and go as you please and not disturb us.
Please sign the visitors' book before you leave.
Please respect the free wi-fi. You are welcome to check emails, update (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), Blogs etc and listen to music but please do not download movies or large files. (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)ing is fine or Face time within reason. Thanks for your consideration.
Prefer non-smoking guests. Absolutely no smoking inside. Social drinking is fine. We are always keen to share a wine and a meal if you are staying 2-3 days and we are available.
Linen provided and self-service continental breakfast is provided. We appreciate guests doing their own dishes as we do not have a cleaning charge. We recycle paper, cardboard, glass and plastic and compost vegetable scraps. Containers are available for these under the sink. Extra tea towels and hand towels can also be found there.
Shampoo, hand wash, soap etc are provided in the bathroom. Please don't take these with you, but leave for other guests to use. Face cleaning wipes are also provided to prevent makeup transferring onto the pillowcases.
Bikes can be made available at no extra charge. Let us know in advance, so we can have these ready for you.
Check in and check out is flexible if no other guests are arriving that day. Otherwise 10.30 am checkout would be appreciated and Check in after 2 if guests are leaving that day.
I am a teacher from New Zealand. My husband, Malcolm and I moved to Napier from the South Island in 2011. We enjoy playing cards and board games, reading and gardening. We enjoy sampling Hawkes Bay wines and aim to visit all of the vineyards in the area - there are quite a few! Malcolm and I enjoy gardening and you are welcome to enjoy our garden as well. There is a lovely shady cherry tree if you want to read and relax or have a glass of wine or beer on the balcony in the late afternoon sun.
We also have a family farm in the Bay of Plenty, growing hydroponic lettuces and herbs along with avocados and various other fruit and vegetables. We often go up to help our son out, so may not always be at home to welcome guests.
Malcolm and I have travelled widely in the past and hope to again. We love meeting people from all over the world. We have 4 grown-up children and 3 grandchildren living in various parts of New Zealand.