2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Away from the crowds, my home in Cooks Beach is just a short drive from Cathedral Cove/Hahei, Hot Water Beach, the passenger ferry to Whitianga Town and all the amazing activities the Coromandel has to offer. My Studio has been renovated into a large private room, with a small kitchenette and a lounge area for relaxing in after a day of exploring the area or arriving from the airport. Free WiFi and off street parking available. I am always here to greet my guests.

The space

Your private studio is located at the far end of my beautiful, spacious, eclectic, California style home. It has a small kitchenette, for light cooking - microwave, jug, toaster, a bar refrigerator and dishes etc. There is a full size BBQ available for cooking out on your own private patio area.
I supply tea, coffee, milk, cereal, yogurt, seasonal fruit, bread, butter and jams.
There is a small dining table to eat meals at or use for planning your adventures on the internet.
The large lounge area has custom cane chairs, foot stool and table. I have an extensive collection of DVD's that I am happy to share with you to watch on the tv in the room.
The private entrance to the room has a patio and a bbq to cook your favourite foods outside. There is another large deck in the front of the house that you are welcome to lounge on, soaking up the sun or enjoying drinks in the evening.
The queen bed has Egyptian cotton sheets, sheep underlay and an electric blanket. Extra blankets are available along with plenty of pillows.
There is a large bathroom located next to your room with a walk in style shower with seat. There is a toilet and double sinks. Heated towel racks, towels and a supply of soaps and shampoos.

Guest access

Guests have their own, separate entrance. There is plenty of parking on my property. Whether you a wanting a quiet place to retreat to, or spinoff accommodation for family occasions, I am delighted to share my life and its amazing journey, with you. I also enjoy socialising and you are welcome to join in the main house living area.

Interaction with guests

Cooks Beach is central to all the scenic spots the guide books highlight in the area and I am happy to share with you the secret spots that I have grown up with. I even wrote a little book on local history of the area that has become quite a hit. I did live in the States, for a number of years and owned an airport in California before I returned home to NZ to retire, so you can consider me your "flight attendant" to the Coromandel, and I am more than happy to share my knowledge with you.

Other things to note

My home is suitable for single women travelling on their own or mature couples. I am a young 70 plus, a professional artist, enjoying life and meeting and hosting people from around the world.


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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM

I would expect you to treat my home as you would your own. I have spent my life time collecting all the treasures that I surround myself with, making my home very special to me. If anything should break or be broken please let me know. I don't have any pets at this time, but my family, who live nearby, have dogs and birds they bring over, I have even babysat them in the past, if you have a pet you need to bring, I am open to to the idea, lets discuss it. If you smoke, please do so outside and use an ashtray I will provide for you. If your require laundry services you may use my washing machine. I charge $12 a load. I have no dryer so will be line dried.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

118 Reviews

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Kristy User Profile
September 2017
Jill was great, she has a lot of knowledge and history experiences as well as a very talented artist. Amazing place to stay with all the details....

Michael User Profile
September 2017
Jill was a fantastic host! As I arrived she invited me in for a cup of tea and a chance to put my feet up before even unpacking. The studio was spacious, warm and inviting. Jill was more than happy to tell me about the area and what to see and do while I was in her little piece of paradise. If you're headed through Cooks Beach, be sure to stay here!

Chris User Profile
September 2017
Jill takes great pride in her home and in providing a lovely place to stay. Above my expectation Jill offers a stay with little extras and attention to detail, that made a big difference for us. Highly recommend.

Nathanaël User Profile
September 2017
We stayed at Jill for our first night in New Zealand and it was everything that we had hoped for. Jill was very welcoming and gave us loads of advice for our trip. Her place is incredible (very big room and bathroom separate from the rest of the house giving you privacy if you want). We had a great stay and definitely recommend you to stay with Jill
Jill User ProfileJill is a superhost.
Response from Jill:
So glad you enjoyed your short stay with me and I hope you enjoy New Zealand. Would welcome you both back anytime.
September 2017

Chris User Profile
September 2017
This is a fantastic place to stay. Clean, comfy bed, attention to detail second to none. Jill was a very informative and friendly host. Just perfect for our time in the area.

Tammy User Profile
September 2017
Superb accommodation, great location, would highly recommend a stay.

Christine User ProfileChristine is a superhost.
September 2017
Clean, spacious and Jill is an attentive host. We recommend this host to others.

Cooks Beach, New ZealandJoined in November 2015
Jill User ProfileJill is a superhost.

70 something years on this planet, ‘OH THE PLACES YOU’LL GO” Born and raised here in NZ, I was told I would be a secretary, jumped on a ship to California and became the Artist I was supposed to be. Stayed in mostly Southern California for many years with successful businesses where I was able to explore all the different mediums that art has to offer: sculpture, pottery, macramé, painting….Just for kicks, ended up owning and operating an airport. Finally retiring and returning home to NZ and the magic of The Coromandel. I still paint, I don't believe I could retire from that, it is just something that I am. I surround myself lovely things, my home reflects my lifetime collection of treasures. I find the Airbnb opportunity to be exciting, connecting with people from all over the globe.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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