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Art House in the City - 2 Rooms

Art House in the City - 2 Rooms

7 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
2 baths
7 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
2 baths
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Yvonne is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

The space

Welcome to Auckland!

This grand villa in the heart of Freeman Bay was once the old rectory. It still has presence and sits proud above street level. It's full of New Zealand art since this is one of my passions.

Two large bedrooms are available. The downstairs bedroom is 5m x 3.8m wide (or 15' x 12') has a luxury fold-out bed , a single bed and shared bathroom. It opens out on to a private patio also with views to Skytower and the city.

The upstairs one is 6.5m x 3m wide (or 18' x 9') and has its own ensuite with shower, toilet and bidet. It has one double bed and one single bed. The room also has two balconies and views towards the city.

Plus there's a small pool and a large living/kitchen area. Wifi is available.

I enjoy having people on electives and sabbaticals. Talk to me about long-term stays and rates.

Parking can be tricky because this is popular area but you can always park across the driveway.

The location is brilliant. Few houses would be so close to town and Ponsonby. We're 5 minutes walk from boutique Ponsonby Road (if that) and 15 minutes from the city. There's also a bus-stop round the corner.

Also since I'm a travel writer and traveller myself, I know what people on the move are after.

Look forward to meeting you!

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Cable TV
Wireless Internet
Pool
Indoor fireplace
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

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

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

26 Reviews

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Akihiro
November 2014
Yvonne made us feel so welcome as soon as we arrived. Her home was very comfortable and very accessible to all the attractions in Ponsonby. I highly recommend staying here when you are in Auckland!
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Sarah
June 2014
This was our first experience with Airbnb and Yvonne was welcoming and made the whole process seamless. We were surprised how quickly we became comfortable in a shared space and Yvonne is interesting, engaging but not intrusive. The house is visually delightful and in an amazin…
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Response from Yvonne:
Thank you for your very generous words Sarah. I really al appreciate it Don't suppose you happened to see my support on the jazz festival in Borneo in today's Sunday Star Times? Promise to send you the other story too
June 2014
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Michael
December 2013
The reservation was canceled 71 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
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Linda
May 2013
We had a wonderful time staying at Yvonne's Place in Ponsonby! There was 4 of us all together (my husband & I and our 17yo son & his girlfriend) and the accommodation could not have been better nor the location. The view of Auckland from the front door and top floor is simply s…
Yvonne User Profile
Response from Yvonne:
Lovely review. Such kinds words. Thank you so much. I hope I do come your way soon. I love Australia. Bestest, Yvonne
May 2013
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Regina
April 2013
What a lovely house, and what a hospitable and warm host. My family and I enjoyed our stay very much and would recommend it to anyone. Yvonne's house is very central to the city, close to great food options and she, and her son, welcome guests into their home with warmth and fri…
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Beverley
February 2012
Stylish and interesting room and house, beautiful location, friendly and open host, lovely city - we enjoyed our stay witgh Yvonne very much.
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Helen
March 2018
A great location - the house was a short walk to Ponsonby Rd. The rooms were clean, spacious, light and airy, with comfortable beds. Yvonne is a friendly and thoughtful host, and I would stay here again.
Yvonne User Profile
Response from Yvonne:
Hope the girls realise what a good Mum they have in you, braving a concert in the rain, the hassle of getting to and fro. I take my hat off to you Helen. You were so calm and good-humored throughout. Thanks again for staying.
March 2018

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Yvonne User Profile
117 Reviews
Yvonne is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I am a journalist and travel writer who lives in central Auckland with my son, Thomas. Thomas is an assistant diversional therapist working with people with dementia. I love books, art, music, my friends and for a travel writer, I'm terribly fond of home.
Languages: Nederlands
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