Comfortable & sunny lounge, perfect for lounging in, with a heat pump to keep it cosy in winter.These chairs are heaven in the sun. Being so close to the Town Belt bush, there's plenty of bird life around, as well as my neighbours' very friendly dog sometimes.
Room in cute Thorndon cottage

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Upstairs spare room available in a colourful Thorndon cottage in the oldest suburb of Wellington. Close to railway station, stadium, supermarket, Parliament & the National Library as well as the Botanic Gardens and Tinakori Village's cafes & antique shops.

The space

This cottage was built in 1905, but has been modernised since then. The spare room has a queen sized bed made up with 100% cotton linens, closet and drawer space and towels. The spare bedroom is the top level of the house, up a flight of stairs and separate from the rest of the house, but it does not have a door.

The rest of the house has a dining space, lounge with big comfy couches and kitchen with a dishwasher. The bathroom has a shower over the bath. There is a washing machine in the kitchen, and as well as an outside clothing line, there is a drying rack in your room. There is wifi throughout the house and garden (fibre connection).

Guest access

Make yourself at home. Feel free to read my books, relax in the garden, watch TV - whatever you're into.

Tea & coffee is available, and you're welcome to cook for yourself in the kitchen.

Interaction with guests

I work full time & have a social life but I love helping people make the most of their time in Wellington. I will always be available via text for any questions if you need to check in during the day when I'm at work though. In my spare time I edit a blog all about the city, so I'm pretty good at knowing what's happening. I love a drink at the end of the day and am pretty outgoing, but if you're just looking for a roof over your head and to be left alone, that's fine too.

Other things to note

I have two cats who like attention - Sebastian and Florence. This listing would not be good for someone who has cat allergies.

While access to the property is on the flat, the bedroom is up a moderately steep staircase.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 10AM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Lockbox

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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 10AM

No smoking inside, and please be considerate of me and the neighbours and keep noise down after 11pm. Please also be nice to the cats.

Earlier check-ins than 10am may be available, just ask!


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

32 Reviews

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Joel User Profile
September 2017
The location was perfect for us, really close to the beehive/national library/train station/gardens etc and much closer and easier to walk to than it looked like on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) maps. The room was super cute, colourful and nice and warm and the house had everything we could have wanted or needed. Jo provided information booklets, let us use her laundry detergent, shower gels and kitchen spices. Also the internet was very fast. Jo was very friendly but we didn't get much chance to chat because we foolishly tried to do everything Wellington had to offer in two days and were already stuffed from the rest of our holiday. It was nice hanging out with the cats Sebastian and Florence, Sebastian would come up to wish us good morning which always made us happy. Would recommend to anyone especially if you plan to walk around Wellington or came in by train or ferry. Unless you are an ardent cat hater...

Deryan User Profile
July 2017
This is a great little place to stay with all amenities close by. Joanna is an excellent host. And the cats are pretty awesome too!

Jeff User Profile
June 2017
Great location, close to city.

Julian User Profile
June 2017
Lovely little cottage tucked away near the centre of Wellington. Was great for a short stay. I felt very welcome and enjoyed the company of the two cats. Jo was very approachable and informative about where to go and what to do in town.

Rory User Profile
June 2017
We really enjoyed our stay at Joanna's, it was close enough to the city center so we could walk there everyday. The house is cute and in a quiet area. Would recommend it!

Andrew User Profile
June 2017
Great location. Was able to walk everywhere. Lovely host.

Dima User Profile
May 2017
Decent location - walking distance to town.

Wellington, New ZealandJoined in January 2015
Joanna User Profile

I love Wellington and helping people to find things to love in it as well. I live in such a cute house so it makes sense for me to share it. Having guests makes me very happy. My father and Opa were both diplomats and so my mother & Oma both worked very hard at being the perfect hostess. I hope that has rubbed off on me!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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