Spacious and comfy living roomWell-stocked kitchen
Convenient, characterful home - 10 min to CBD
Hosted by Penelope
Penelope is the host.
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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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.

The space

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.

Guest access

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.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Extra people $40 NZD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $35 NZD
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price $195 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad

- 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.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

The minimum night stay for this listing varies.

2 Reviews

Tone User Profile
May 2017
I had a great couple of nights at Penny's place. It was stylish, warm and cosy with a really comfortable bed which had beautiful linen. Location is perfect as it is a 2 min walk to the train station that takes you right to central Wellington - it was really convenient for my 2 day work trip from Auckland. Also, the yummy breakfast was a bonus, so was the lovely linen and towels. Thanks Penny, I will be back for my next work trip - it sure beats staying in a city motel.

Cormac User Profile
July 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this delightful location just outside Wellington and, cannot recommend more the host who was super organised and had every detail we needed to enjoy our stay to the fullest taken care of. Beautiful house that is full of wonderful character too! Thanks again.
Penelope User Profile
Response from Penelope:
Thank you so much Cormac! You guys were just awesome to deal with, respectful of the place, and great at keeping in touch. I'm really happy your stay was an enjoyable one. I'd happily recommend you and your group for any guest situation. Go well! Best, Penny
July 2017

Wellington, New ZealandJoined in June 2016
Penelope User Profile

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.

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