Kitchen bench and table Sleeping
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
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A charming, newly renovated cottage in the tranquil garden of a gracious, nineteenth-century family home. The cottage is completely self-contained with its own entrance and is surrounded by mature fruit trees. It has a paved outdoor seating area under climbing roses and a grapevine.

The space

One light-filled room has an extremely comfortable, extra-long double bed with new organic latex mattress on a wooden slat base, reading lamps, armchair, chest of drawers, small kitchen and dining table. The separate bathroom has shower, toilet and handbasin. There is plenty of hot water and high-quality cotton bed linen and towels.

Guest access

Guests have access to the cottage and the garden. Laundry facilities in the basement of the main house are available on request.

Interaction with guests

The cottage is let only when I am at home and I work from home so I am around most of the time.

Other things to note

I provide tea, coffee, milk and herb teas, along with a starter breakfast of wholegrain bread, butter, home-made jam and marmalade, muesli and yoghurt. The kitchen area has a kettle, toaster, microwave oven, cutlery, glassware, crockery and an under-bench fridge, but no hob for cooking.

Wireless Internet
Laptop friendly workspace

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $30 NZD
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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 3PM - 11PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

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Cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

37 Reviews

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Kerryn User Profile
September 2017
Turakina Cottage is such an amazing place. It was impeccably clean with a comfortable bed with luxury linens, beautiful outlook and a great shower. The breakfast provided was delicious and we couldn't get enough of the homemade preserves. It's in a great location, walking distance to Ponsonby and a cheap uber to the city centre. It's very peaceful and private.
Alexa User Profile
Response from Alexa:
Thanks Kerryn - I am so pleased you enjoyed your brief stay! They were the Anzac Bars or Autumn Fingers - well spotted. I substituted sunflower and pumpkin seeds for the walnuts this time. They are a real favourite of mine, though I often make Coconut Whispers for the cottage since they are gluten free...The preserves were Seville Orange marmalade from the tree in the garden, plum and berry jam and a lime and pineapple jam which I tried last winter. Quite nice for a change. All the very best - do come back some time! Alexa
September 2017

Alexandra User Profile
September 2017
I had a wonderful time at Alexa's place. The room was clean and tidy. Very cozy. The room is separate and quite. The landlady is nice and friendly. Highly recommend!!!!

Marie User Profile
August 2017
This was my second stay at Alexa's . It is a perfect city retreat but very quiet set in a rambling cottage garden . Alexa is a great host and I will stay again.

Marco User Profile
August 2017
Quite simply a great cottage in a beautiful garden. Our favorite place to stay in Auckland

Mel User Profile
August 2017
Nice private place to chill convenient to a nice area. Clean, quiet and peaceful.

Morgan User Profile
August 2017
Perfect cozy garden cottage in quiet & walkable area, close to great shopping, cafes and restaurants. We had a wonderful time - highly recommend!

Amy User Profile
July 2017
Perfect little cottage in lush green backyard. Very convenient and close walk to Ponsonby shops. The marmalade was delicious and Alexa was great with communication and very helpful. Great little weekend escape.

Joined in January 2017
Alexa User Profile
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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