Puka Studio: Private entrance, peaceful garden


Private room in villa hosted by Frith

  1. 2 guests
  2. Studio
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 shared bath
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Self check-in
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Great location
93% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Garden studio close to CBD, beach, bush, Island Bay village (supermarket, cafes/bar, cinema, pharmacy), 2 min walk to bus and parking in driveway or on street.

The studio (5.6m x 2.35m) has a double bed, cupboards, desk, heater. It's 10m from the house, but you'll need to come in for the bathroom and kitchen (outside and downstairs). Must be OK with large, friendly dog.

Available by prior arrangement:
Spa pool (around family use)
2 road bikes (short-term/occasional)
EV car charging (as above)

The space
Feel free to use the garden, which is sheltered from the wind, even on blustery days.

Please note:
- There's only one bathroom (shower over bath). We'll work around guests as much as possible, but with 2 guests, a little waiting may be unavoidable around school and work routines.
- The common spaces, like the lounge and kitchen, are part of our home. You're more than welcome to use them, and they're generally reasonably tidy but, with two teens, please don't expect them to be as pristine as the studio itself. Think 'homely'.

I may or may not be around, and the same applies to the kids (both lovely, though they often keep to themselves). You'll be able to get in regardless, and our dog Piper (black lab/pointer cross) will always be there to welcome you, so you'll definitely need to be OK with animals. She's pretty exuberant and loves cuddles, but just say 'Off' (in as gruff a voice as you can muster) if you don't want her to jump up. She also responds to 'Sit', 'Lie down', 'Roll over', 'Give', 'On your bed', etc.

Piper only speaks dog, but I speak English, Spanish, and Portuguese. I work at the national museum, Te Papa.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom area
1 double bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Pets allowed
Patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.80 out of 5 stars from 15 reviews


Where you’ll be

Wellington, New Zealand

Island Bay is a quiet, friendly, relaxed neighbourhood with all amenities. It's nice and flat on the way to the sea, with hills on each side.

Hosted by Frith

  1. Joined in October 2014
  • 15 Reviews
  • Superhost

During your stay

I'm contactable by mobile phone if not around.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: Flexible
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with lockbox
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy