Gorgeous room, private balcony, set in a quiet cul-de-sac backing onto acres of 'Totara' bush. Large double room with double bed surrounded by nature and native New Zealand birds. It is a perfect rest stop after a long journey to relax & re energize.
The bedroom, bathroom and toilet are upstairs which overlooks native trees. The room has a private balcony.
In winter the room has a heater for your comfort.
SHARED toilet and bathroom- NO private bathroom and Toilet.
Only by prior arrangement :
Evening Meal $15 by prior arrangement.
Please have a look at all our other airbnb listing, we have 4 bedrooms advertised for every budget. They all have double bed, the cheapest one is of course, the smallest one.
We offer value for money for travelers on a budget, if you are after 5 star resorts, this is not for you. All the details are provided in our listings so please make sure you read them carefully to not have any surprises.
Accès des voyageurs
Guests have access to the kitchen and laundry available on request (no washing powder included in this and there is no dryer available - therefore clothes go outside on the line).
Please treat our home as your home.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We love meeting new people and discovering about other cultures. We are happy to have a nice talk but completely understand and respect both yours and our privacy. We love traveling and enjoy sharing any tips and experiences and advise about New Zealand or wherever your travels may take you. We both work full time as well as enjoy a range of activities such as surfing, swimming and ofcourse travelling so you may not always meet us as we may be out and about enjoying our hobbies. However we always provide you all the information for self check in to make yourself feel at home and we are responsive within 24hours should you need anything.
We call South Auckland taxis, the fare should be just over 60$.
Closer to your arrival, when i can see more clearly my agenda, I can confirm if I can pick you up and drop you off from 45$ each way depending on the time or arrival or departure.
If you are not familiar with New Zealand, public transport are not the best, but it's still possible to come to my house with 2 bus.
The first one is the : 380
Onehunga To Manukau City Via Airport
Departs from International Airport Arrivals
Stop (phone number hidden)
Arrives at Manukau City Centre.
The second one is the 466
Manukau City Centre To Manurewa Via The Gardens
Howick & Eastern
Departs from Manukau City Centre,
Stop (phone number hidden)
Arrives at 158 Everglade Drv
And then you need a 12 min walk.
The total price with the bus is 7.50$ one way.
Only by prior arrangement :
Evening Meal $15
Please read the house rules and familiarise yourself with it.
During your stay in our home
Please utilise the free parking on the street. There is no parking available for you on our yard or driveway. Do not park under our carport.
You will be provided with a unique code to access a key attached to the padlock on the main door knob. Do not take this key with you. The key is used to open the door and is for the lower knob not the upper key hole (upper key hole is the deadbolt which is not to be used).
To be removed at the door and left on the shoe rack. Indoor slipper can be worn.
Leave the windows and curtains open during the day and closed at night. No food is permitted inside your room for eating or storage as this brings ants. Use the dining area for food consumption.
Please do not run in the house or up and down the stairs especially if traveling with children.
Place the white bath towel on the floor and wipe any access water off the floor after use to avoid anyone slipping. Wipe the bench with the blue towels provided and white towels are for wiping hands. If there are no towels in the bathroom, check the hot water cylinder inside the bathroom incase they are being dried here.
You are most welcome to use our kitchen to prepare light meals however be considered to other using the utensils provided therefore promptly clean up after yourself and store them in the appropriate places. You have to handwash your dishes, dry and stow them away.
You need to turn the gas on first before pushing the ignition buttons and clean oven after each use. Use your own baking foil, paper and glad wraps.
Be sure to eat only what you paid for and clean up after yourself.
Food storage in the fridge and the pantry provided can be used but clean up any food prior to departure and dispose of anything that you wish not to take with you in the bins provided.
Clean the fridge and pantry of any old food and spills.
Failure to clean up after yourself and damage to anything within our vicinity incurs additional costs.
Turn the tv off if your not watching it and let others enjoy the lounge space and tv time as well.
You are welcome to use our laundry but bring your own washing products.
Smoking is allowed outside, and cigarette butts go on ashtray provided.
Your room rate includes: Complimentary free wifi, sky television, electricity, water and ofcourse the room. Everything else you have to provide your own.
Please appreciate that any additional person that wasn’t paid and booked for incurs additional charges and to avoid any nasty surprises do make and pay for any additional guests that wish to stay with you.
Check in: 3pm unless arranged prior at a small cost.
Check out: 11am unless arranged prior at a small cost.
If you use the fire please ensure the fire place door is closed at all times and never leave the fire unattended when the fire place door is open. If leaving the house unattended please turn the fire out by pushing the lever to the far right when facing the fire place. Turn off all gas heaters prior to sleeping or when leaving the house unattended.
To keep the costs low in Auckland and provide affordable rates please turn off any lights, appliances and water not in use.
Be careful to not disturb our lovely neighbours on your arrivals and departures especially if it is late at night or early morning.
Driving: Pay extra attention to the neighbour's cars when reversing out of our driveway as their cars can be parked directly behind our long driveway. Under no circumstance drive on the grass on our yard or our neighbours grass along the driveway.
Communication is the key to the success of your stay. Please express your needs and concerns.
Please do not remove or take with you anything from the house that doesn't belong to you and was provided by us (eg. towels).
Be considerate of others at night or early in the morning, and let us know about any change with the Check-in time to be able to accommodate you.
If you are unsure of anything feel free to ask.
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 5 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement intégral. En cas d'annulation au cours des 5 jours précédant le voyage, la première nuit est non remboursable, mais vous recevrez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 % du coût des nuits restantes.
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Bonjour, Bula or Kia-ora
I am Sebastien and with my partner Raina we open our home to host guests that wish to travel, transit, study or work in Auckland or New Zealand.
We both love to travel and meet people from all walks of life.
We have been hosting since we moved into our home in August 2015.
We have met some incredible people that we call friends and wish to see them again.
I work full time and enjoy surfing on my days off with Raina.
Raina is a student pilot full time and flight attendant part time.
We both enjoy a range of activities from swimming, hiking, hot yoga, mountain biking and ofcourse traveling both within New Zealand and overseas.
We both could not live without a nice surf/swim beach and great coffee, cheese for myself being French :) We won't say no to a descent bottle of red wine either.
Recently we visited Hawaii and we fell in love with this beautiful Island and we can not wait to go back. Between Raina and myself we have travelled to over 80 countries and we can not stop. It is so addictive.
Raina loves to watch all the food shows on TV and I am a huge Paris Saint Germain supporter. You may hear me cheering them on blowing the roof off my lounge when they are playing!
We have four listings in our house on airbnb, so you may meet people from all around the world in our home.
We enjoy hosting guests that are independent so don't be surprised if we are not around upon your arrival.
We may be catching the sun and some waves somewhere in Auckland or much more exotic like Fiji ;-)
But rest assured we always communicate clearly with self check in instructions and detailed information on how to find our home and your rooms.
We are also able to communicate via airbnb messages almost instantaneously should there be anything needed by any of our guests.
If there is occasion we love to share a drink or a meal with our guests and if you are lucky with good weather and waves, we may even take you out for a surf trip to some of our favourite surf beaches around Auckland and then to our favourite local hotspots, restaurants, bars and gigs.
We look forward to meeting you and hosting you in our beautiful home.
See you very soon and have safe travels.
Merci, Bula vinaka, Kia-ora and Haire mai
Sebastien and Raina ❤️