Sleep-out/cabin with separate ablutions and kitchenette across small yard. 8 minutes drive from CBD. Shops close by. Main bus route. Please read detailed description as some people have the same expectations as other stays and this differs somewhat.
Please note - independent nature (you will be predominantly left alone).
In winter be prepared for the more inclement weather.
The main building is the original Stables (100 years old) for the mansion (not there now).
NB- the sleep-out may not suit more sensitive types as the weather starts to decline going into WINTER. The building is insulated in the walls but not the roof (skylights) - there are heaters which should be adequate but you might get wet/cold going to the toilet!
The cabin (or sleep-out) is small - a double bed and small couch - expect to get cosy in bad weather if there are two people. The main socializing/eating area is intended to be outside.
Also note - I am not at this property and you will be left to your own devices most of the time. There are occasions when I will not get to meet you at all as I usually only come by during the day and I know you will be busy doing your own thing...
However I am just around the corner and can be easily contacted most times.
Everything provided (bedding/towels, pots/pans. cutlery etc).
The yard is shared with another couple where they access their separate upstairs studio in the main building. There is also a cat.
No TV reception as such but there is a DVD player and small TV (and selection of DVD's). My wifi now reaches to the sleep out - mostly fine but can be susceptible to a bit of "rain fade" and needs to be re-set now and then.
There are Two older-style mountain bikes available for your use - more info below
Off road parking available at least initially while you are getting settled - can be longer on negotiation if needed.
Bus stop at top of driveway - the property is on the main bus route to Island Bay so there is a very good service.
Can get from here to the CBD in eight minutes on the bike (if you are in a rush) or is same by car (non-rush hour) or 35 minutes walk or about 15 minutes by bus.
Apart from the occasional visit be prepared to be left to your own devices as generally people are pretty busy doing their own thing. Especially during winter you may not see many people - so at least it is quiet...
There is another couple who share the backyard for access to their place (please respect their privacy) and the washing machine is shared with other tenants. I have a workshop in the main building but whether you see me often depends on the weather. The kitchen and toilet area are for your sole use.
There is a dairy and laundromat across the road although a washing machine is available on the property. Takeaways and cafes at the other end of the street. The main shopping area (Newtown) is about 7 minutes walk. Boogie Boards are available if you feel like braving the water and surf at Lyall Bay. Lots of bike tracks, parks, walks etc etc. We are situated half way between the CBD and Island Bay (South Coast) with Lyall and Evans Bay 1km away over the "hill". Wellington Zoo is next door as well.
Absolutely no smoking in the cabin. No intoxication and no drugs.
There are other people on the property - their privacy must be respected. Especially because there are other people on the property we need to confirm/OK any and all other visitors you may have in advance
Not a typical Kiwi Bloke. Self employed and work from home. Love going to the beach if the weather allows and will happily chase better weather if it does not.