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Home away from home, 5 minutes walk to the beach

Sue is a superhost.

Home away from home, 5 minutes walk to the beach

Private room in house
1 guest1 bedroom1 bed1 shared bathroom
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bathroom
Sparkling clean
4 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Sue is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.

Our home is 5 mins walk to the beach and backs on to a reserve beside the estuary for great walks. There is a bus stop outside the front door that will take you into the central city 20 mins away. The price covers a help yourself kiwi breakfast and evening meal can be provided on a week night at an extra cost. There is a small charge to use the laundry facilities. We have 2 cats and 1 chicken and a bunny called Houdini.
The house has an interesting mix of character and contemporary.


Indoor fireplace
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide detector
The host hasn't reported a carbon monoxide detector on the property.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed



22 reviews
Amazing amenities
Sparkling clean
Outstanding hospitality
Ash User Profile
March 2019
Sue and Chris were extremely kind and welcoming. The close proximity to the beach was enjoyable and the room was very clean.
Johanna User Profile
February 2019
Highly recommend this place to stay! Sue and John made me feel being home, it was the best stay I've ever had! Thank you so much and see you soon! :)
Joe User Profile
February 2019
Sue's house is absolutely stunning. It has classic feel while still being modern and warm. Sue and her husband John created an inviting atmosphere that made it easy to relax. I definitely recommend staying here (plus you can hear the ocean waves at night, which I find to be a…
Sarah-Anne User Profile
January 2019
Sue’s place is just what I needed. Sue was diligent with communication, making sure I settled in and had everything I needed. Quiet area but close to everything I needed on foot. Thanks Sue
Rosemary User Profile
October 2018
Well appointed. Hosts welcoming. Recommended.
Lucy User Profile
April 2018
Amazing - sue was a wonderful, relaxed host which made my stay just what I needed in amongst my hectic schedule. I would definitely love to spend more time here
Daniel Thomas User Profile
Daniel Thomas
April 2018
I stayed at Sues and Johns house just one night only. I would stay longer... but I had to go on. Cozy, clean, beautiful room, perfect pillows :-)... It’s a nice home with very kind hosts. Highly recommended.

Hosted by Sue

New Zealand, New ZealandJoined in April 2017
Sue User Profile
88 Reviews
Sue is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Originally from the UK my husband and I and two boys moved to NZ 14 years ago. John is a psychiatric nurse and I work as a PA and pastoral care worker for a local church. Both boys are now married and we are rattling around in our large home. We have hosted overseas students and…
Interaction with guests
We have hosted students and boarders for many years from many nationalities. We would love to help you in whatever way we can when we are not working.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
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The neighborhood

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: Flexible
Checkout: 11AM

House Rules

  • Not suitable for children and infants
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No parties or events