An indoor/outdoor room to enjoy any time of day, with a heater and blankets if you want to be snug. Candles to help you unwind
Best room with a view at Raumati South (top floor)

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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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 space

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.

Guest access

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.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 12PM (noon) - 8PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
TV
Essentials

Prices
Extra people $20 NZD / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 12PM (noon) - 8PM

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.


Cancellations

Safety features
First aid kit

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

11 Reviews

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Debbie User Profile
February 2017
This place is perfect, couldn't be better, highly recommended

Gio User Profile
February 2017
Stunning view, beautiful home, wonderful host. We wish we could have stayed for longer! Thank you, Donella!

Jessica User Profile
February 2017
Donella's home is GORGEOUS, and a stone throw away from the ocean!!!!!! The bedroom was very relaxing with scenic views of the sea and equipped with everything you need. Donella is a very hospitable host and cooks a delish breakfast:)

Frank User Profile
January 2017
Donella was very welcoming and sociable. House was beautiful and very clean. We heartily recommend Donella's place as a destination

Karen User Profile
January 2017
Staying at Donella's is: (i) beautiful - the views out to the sea are to die for, (ii) easy - Donella makes everything easy - from picking me at the station when I arrived, to making me breakfasts I loved, at the time I wanted them, (iii) relaxing - nothing is a bother, and the room/space is relaxed, nicely designed without being stuffy/formal, and (iv) enjoyable - I loved staying with Donella, and will definitely do so again, when down that way again.

Elizabeth User Profile
January 2017
Donella's home is just gorgeous. I had the top floor room, which has views over the beach up and down the Kapiti Coast - I could hear the waves crashing as I fell asleep - it was so relaxing. Donella is such a lovely, warm and friendly host - offering ideas and help with places to visit and knowledge about the area - and, I loved the selection of teas and the fabulous Bircher Muesli she made me for breakfast. The extra bonus for me, was getting to know the furry host, Charlie, the beautiful ginger cat, who is delightful! I highly recommend Donella's home - it felt like a such a treat to be staying there. Thank you, Donella!

Carl User Profile
October 2016
Very friendly host, always up for a good chat. Lovely place to stay and Donella made us feel right at home. Cooked us a delicious breakfast on the first morning, (fruit salad, cereal, yoghurt, creamy mushrooms, poached eggs), and helped us out with bus and train timetables. Internet was also fast and reliable.

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Paraparaumu, New ZealandJoined in January 2014
Donella. User ProfileDonella. is a superhost.

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.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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