This 1950’s characterful home was once a railway house, and is situated in the heart of in Johnsonville. It offers you convenience, privacy, and a quiet and comfortable place to land. The two bedrooms, large lounge and tidy kitchen are decorated in a contemporary style. Convenience is the keyword here. Close to local amenities, a transport hub and shopping–it’s also a 10 minute run on the motorway into the centre of Wellington city by car, and a 20 minute trip by train.
As described above, convenience is the advantage with this home. If you’re travelling by car, it’s a 10 minute trip on the motorway into Wellington city. Johnsonville township is a transport hub, if you prefer the bus into town. A 20 minute train ride from Raroa Station (200 metres away) will take you directly into Wellington Central Station. From here you’ll find Wellington to be one of the most compact and walkable cities in the world.
If you’re visiting for a sports event, Wellington Central Station has a elevated walkway–with harbour views–direct to the Westpac Stadium, where the games are being held. Once at the station you’re also just a few minutes from Wellington’s waterfront, a dedicated fan zone and all the activities, entertainment, music and food laid on for the event.
The house has insulation, a heat pump and DVS system in place. The two bedrooms both contain wardrobes with hangers, drawers and queen size beds. There is a kitchen with Nespresso coffee machine, as well as basic supplies to make your stay a comfortable one. There is a washer and dryer available for your needs. The bathroom has a modern shower and bath, with heated towel rail. On a side note; if you suffer from allergies there have been no pets on the property for a long time (a shame, I know!). The carpets are brand new, and the rest of the house has solid wood floorboards. There is also private wooden deck for you to enjoy in summer.
A third room in the house is not available for guests. Guests are entirely free to use the rest of the house, deck, garden, and parking.
Interaction with guests
There is electronic keyless entry to the front door. I will send a code to you before you arrive, so you can let yourselves in. This house is lived in when it isn’t offered as guest accommodation, and there will be someone to help you not far away if you need assistance with anything during your stay.
Other things to note
When you arrive: There will be a welcome pack for you that gives you some more information on the house and how everything works, how to get in touch if you need to, and some other things you might find useful - such as how to get around town, and where to find a nice place to have dinner.
Breakfast: There will be breakfast supplies ready for you when you get here. Tea, coffee and coffee pods for the Nesresso machine will be provided also.
- Please be respectful of the property, as you would wish others to be careful with your place. The first part of the driveway is shared, so it is really important to avoid blocking my neighbour's vehicle access and respecting the peaceful nature of the neighbourhood.
Welcome! Penny is a proud Wellingtonian, though she has travelled a little around Europe, America, and Australia.
Penny works as a graphic designer, illustrator and photographer. For a long time she worked in a large publishing house as a senior designer, before going freelance about ten years ago. She loves books, art, film and music, and and indulges in all of them, as well as some good walks around Wellington's hills when she can. She spends a little too much time at her computer.
Penny has lived in various parts of New Zealand–from the North to the South–but has always felt an affinity with Wellington’s creative and cultural scene. She has decided to look into AirBnB this year, after thinking it was a great idea for some time.