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Safe secure cottage 10 min 2 city

Helen User Profile

Safe secure cottage 10 min 2 city

Private room in cottage
2 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 shared bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 shared bath
Self check-in
You can check in with the doorman.
Sparkling clean
13 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.

Sunny room in cottage, warm and comfortable, share bathroom with owner, set in a lovely forest type garden with spacious deck out the back. Free run of kitchen and sitting room. Rufus, a small Schnuanzer x jack Russell always gives a warm welcome.


Free parking on premises
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide detector
The host hasn't reported a carbon monoxide detector on the property.

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
2 single beds



191 reviews
Outstanding hospitality
Sparkling clean
Quick responses
Wayne User Profile
October 2019
Nice place good hospitality and value.
Hendrik User Profile
October 2019
Helen is a very kindhearted person! I recommend a stay especially for people who are new to New Zealand. Helen will give you some good tipps and treat you fairly.
Lewis User Profile
September 2019
Helen is a great host. Very friendly. We enjoyed our stay there.
Jaclyn User Profile
September 2019
This is a gem of a place to stay. The hosts Helen and Rufus (the dog) are so warm and friendly. Helen has so many cosey touches and advice and tips for your stay. A short walk to the train station to get into the city, and bars and coffee shops nearby, make this a great stay.
Darcie User Profile
August 2019
Helen and Rufus were a great and very accommodating given the short notice of an additional guest
Lion User Profile
July 2019
Helen's accommodation is very clean, cozy and great for exploring the city. Bus and train within easy walking distance. The breakfast is great and nothing is missing. Helen is nice, friendly and very helpful. I spent my first week in New Zealand with her and Helen gave me a lot…
Conrad Mark User Profile
Conrad Mark
June 2019
Very helpful and considerate host, clean and comfortable

Hosted by Helen

close to trains and busesJoined in February 2014
Helen User Profile
191 Reviews
I have a lot of good energy, am positive generous and funny. Of course I'm a wee bit ancient, but still very much enjoying life. I have 3 sons and 9 grandchildren living quite close so I'm very lucky. I do drive a car which is mainly parked in the drive. There is room for…
Interaction with guests
I'm friendly, without being intrusive. Want my guests to feel relaxed and not worried about having to interact with me. I will leave how much that is to them. Always happy to point people to places to go and things to see if that what they want.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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The neighborhood

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: 12PM (noon) - 11PM
Checkout: 11AM
Self check-in with building staff
12PM (noon) - 11PM

House Rules

  • Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No parties or events