Come for a few days where you will wake up listening to the sound of the sea, can enjoy beach walks, a sauna, before slipping back to sleep at the end of the day in comfort with the soothing sound of the sea.
Nearby : yoga, tennis, biking, shops.
Dietary preferences catered for. Breakfast could include croissants or pain au raisin from the local french baker; smoked salmon / scrambled eggs ! Just say!
The top floor, which you will have, has a king-size bed, an en-suite shower and toilet, 40" TV, small dining table and chairs, small fridge, hanging space and drawers, a desk should you wish to use technology. There are four large windows on two sides looking out at Kapiti Island.
Suits a couple or a single person.
There is a shared Indoor/Outdoor room as well as a lounge on Level One, with a good selection of DVDs, CDs as well as a 50" TV and stereo.
A sauna is available to guests. Several outdoor areas to relax in.
Stay a week and use this superb location as a Retreat. A local beauty/massage therapist can be booked. It's all very relaxing with the sound of the waves rolling in. The yoga classes nearby are excellent and can be booked for you.
Bikes should be on hire locally now. Please enquire for supplier contact.
Walk 5 minutes to a relaxed cafe with great food. The Raumati Social Club is very relaxed and cruisey, serving breakfast through to evening meals; music and comedy nights regularly. Gatsby Tapas is also interesting and excellent. Excellent take-away food (fish and chips or thai).
Walk 20 minutes to Raumati Beach for a superb Malaysian curry at The Banana Leaf; alternatively eat at Thai Lagoon or D4; lunches at Timeri, The Village Deli, D4. L'Amour for french bread, French onion soup, pates, cakes and patisseries! Sushi also available.
Shop for clothes, gifts, home furnishings in Margaret Road.
A drive to Paraparaumu for Nepalese, Mediterranean Pizza, Chinese, Thai, Middle Eastern food ... too many choices and all superb.
The house is sited in the second row above the beach and has shared access to the shore via a few steps along a rustic part of the shore. A few neighbours also use this access.
Entry to the house is on Level One alongside a Car Pad that you are very welcome to use. There is a staircase up to your floor (Level Two) and another down to my floor (Ground Floor).
Stairs may be difficult for those with mobility issues.
Interaction with guests
We each have privacy, with help offered to help you plan your time, or share the joys of your day, if you so wish.
There is a good supply of information to assist with day trips, activities in the area. Advance bookings can be organised. Ideas : weekend markets and events on the Coast, Kapiti Island or Nga Manu bird sanctuaries, Ohau vineyard, Lavender Farm, events at Len Southward car museum and corporate/wedding venues on the Coast.
Appeals to ladies seeking a venue for a Hen weekend (some flexibility with rooms and local therapists will come here), Brides for a pre Wedding preparation (superb light and space / STYLISH VENUE FOR PHOTOGRAPHS IN- AS WELL AS OUT-DOORS, Honeymoon stay.
Excellent food available (extra cost).
Also perfect for those visiting local hospice, retirement homes, coming for a funeral. Good support when planning a service with a trained person on site. A calm atmosphere.
Other things to note
There is a cat living here. No other animals, reptiles or birds invited to join him.
Cigarette smoking is permitted outdoors as well as in the In/Outdoor room if the bi-fold windows are opened.
No illegal substances permitted.
Alcohol permitted. Anti-social behaviour not welcomed. Its quiet from 10pm typically in this neighbourhood.
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I am thought of as friendly, helpful and hospitable, and "go the extra mile" to make an occasion special.
Having lived abroad for 35 years I have a genuine interest in people and places, cuisines and wine, travel and culture. Lived in the UK and spent considerable time in Scotland and France, with holidays to many European destinations and Australia.
My background is project and operations management so I have a tendency to plan to succeed by focusing on the small details rather than just sketching out the big picture. Career was spent in the Oil and IT industries.
In recent years I have worked with several small businesses in a coaching and mentoring capacity. Interestingly my guests have often enjoyed interactions about their business development.