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Beach cottage - 2 minutes walk to beach

Guesthouse
Paraparaumu New Zealand
3 Guests   1 Bedroom   2 Beds   1.0 Bathroom   1 Car space 
Primary home  
Exchange type Simultaneous 
Listed June 2019
Views 90
Response rate 100%

This is what a recent guest said: "I wish I could give TEN STARS for this location!! Leigh was AMAZING, the place was AMAZING, and the location was unbelievable! Literally 100 metres from the beach. I wish we could've stayed for longer!! Am coming back next year for sure!!" Great location to: VISIT KAPITI ISLAND, RELAX by the beach, or for a STOPOVER an hour from Wellington. Step into the cottage and instantly you'll feel refreshed and relaxed in the quiet, airy surrounding."

The space

Kitchen/Living area The kitchen/living area catches the afternoon sun, (all year round) with sliding doors opening onto your own sheltered patio. It contains a full kitchen (no oven), also the sofa bed. And the single breakfast bar is a perfect place to set up your laptop. (The guesthouse can sleep four - 2 to each bed, but I have listed for three as it's not a big space.) Queen bedroom The sunny living area leads into the bedroom through a wide sliding door - then through to a spacious ensuite. The comfy queen-bed is fitted with quality down duvets and cotton bed linen. There is a roomy shelf for your personal items, a luggage rack, a full-length mirror, and cubby holes for your bags etc. Plus space to hang your clothes and hide your shoes. (That's where you'll also find an extra heater and carpet sweeper.) Bathroom The ensuite has crisp white-tiled walls and grey-tiled floors - with underfloor heating! The step-in shower, has fabulous water pressure. There's a hair dryer, heated towel rail, well-lit mirror, liquid soap, shampoo & conditioner. All products used or supplied are eco-friendly and contain no harsh chemical ingredients.

Guest access

Easy access - separate entrance to fully self-contained guest suite.

Notes

To get to the beach , walk 2 minutes north along Manly Street where you'll find a lane leading directly on to the beach. There is parking provided in front of the cottage. There is a washing machine and dryer available in the garage of the main house that you are welcome to use for $2 a load for each. We live on the property so are here to help.

Features

Cupboard/drawers
Hair dryer
Heating
Iron
Washer
WiFi
Towels
Bed sheets
Soap
Toilet paper
Fire extinguisher
Smoke alarms
Clothes dryer
Fridge
Microwave

House rules

Suitable for infants under 2
Suitable for children ages 2-12
Pets not allowed
No smoking

Neighbourhood

We are one hour north of Wellington (New Zealand's capital city) by car or train. We live in a residential area adjacent to the beach. It is a safe, family friendly neighbourhood. Paraparaumu Beach is a town on the Kapiti Coast, which consists of a string of seaside towns with plenty of cafes, restaurants and is a great location for outdoor activities. It is very easy to visit the famous Kapiti Island, which is wildlife sanctuary, though you will need to make a booking. Wellington city contains lots of interesting cultural activities including New Zealand's national museum (called Te Papa). Wellington also has the reputation for its cafe/coffee culture.

Getting around

It's probably best if you have a car (and it may be possible we could make one available). Otherwise we provide two bicycles. There is a cafe, mini supermarket, liquor store, fish'n'chip/Chinese takeaway and bakery within 5 minutes walk. If you're coming by intercity bus or train,you can take a bus from the railway station. The nearest bus stop is a 5 minute walk.

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Leigh

Wellington, New Zealand
Joined June 2018
Response rate 100%
Travelling group
We're both semi-retired after selling our business in 2019. I am now building an online business, and community, for women over 50 at www.sheloveslifeover50.com. Grant enjoys Muay Thai to keep fit. We like to travel slow, and use 7 kg carry-on packs only which means we can be very flexible with our travel arrangements. We are open to travelling anywhere but are focused on Asia this year as we have tickets to the Rugby World Cup in Japan in October 2019. We are do both simultaneous and non-simultaneous exchanges as we have a guest house on our property which is listed on Airbnb when not occupied.
Member description
Grant and I live with our old chihuahua/pekingese dog, Evie, in our simple home on the beach. We have four adult children who live in New Zealand and Australia, and one delightful grand-daughter who lives nearby. She stays over with us quite often.

Desired destinations


Open to any destination
Can travel at any time

Asia (Flexible)
Sep 1, 2019 - Nov 30, 2019 (Flexible)
"Very flexible except for 2 weeks that we need to be in Japan for the Rugby World Cup between 3rd to 14th October."

Japan (Flexible)
Sep 1, 2019 - Nov 30, 2019 (Flexible)
"Very flexible except for 2 weeks that we need to be in Japan for the Rugby World Cup between 3rd to 14th October."

Thailand (Flexible)
Sep 1, 2019 - Nov 30, 2019 (Flexible)
"Very flexible except for 2 weeks that we need to be in Japan for the Rugby World Cup between 3rd to 14th October."

Vietnam (Flexible)
Sep 1, 2019 - Nov 30, 2019 (Flexible)
"Very flexible except for 2 weeks that we need to be in Japan for the Rugby World Cup between 3rd to 14th October."

Western Australia, Australia (Flexible)
Feb 10, 2020 - Mar 31, 2020 (Flexible)
"We will be in Adelaide for a our son's wedding on 8th February 2020 and then open to staying anywhere in Australia for a few weeks following. We are flexible on location."

New South Wales, Australia (Flexible)
Feb 10, 2020 - Mar 31, 2020 (Flexible)
"We will be in Adelaide for a our son's wedding on 8th February 2020 and then open to staying anywhere in Australia for a few weeks following. We are flexible on location."

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