Our lovely, renovated villa is an urban edge piece of Wellington history in a quiet setting. In this time of crisis, it is now available to all front line workers, self isolaters and others finding themselves unhomed for whatever reason. Although currently meaningless, once lock down is lifted you can walk to downtown Wellington’s fantastic shopping in Lambton Quay, Parliament Buildings (The Beehive), Railway station, bars and cafes.
Grant Road Villa is a lovely old (circa 1890’s) urban home which was renovated two years ago, modernised where necessary but keeping the character and features that graced its period. We believe it is suited to professionals or government employees on secondment, family groups, and those looking to relocate to Wellington needing a furnished home in the interim. We are also able to offer our home to those working in the frontline in essential services, health workers or for self-isolation purposes during these uncertain times, but do ask, of course, that you let us know your intentions. We also offer a generous discount for longer term stays (up to 3 months, longer by negotiation). All cleaning and sanitising requirements will be strictly adhered to, and the recommended 72 hours will elapse between guests’ departure and the arrival of new guests.
There is space aplenty, as the bedrooms are large, light and airy, the lounge and dining areas are also a good size. We have a full lounge suite and a sofa bed in the lounge, with a smart TV with built in Chromecast, freeview and Netflix. All linens, towels, beds and bedding are brand new, as is all dining equipment. The beds in the twin room are both roomy King Singles; the single beds in the larger queen rooms are standard singles intended for children. With heating in every bedroom and in the living areas, the house is well insulated and warm. There is on street parking, and one off street carpark.
The house is in a quiet street on the edge of the city. The following information of course applies only to the lifting of our current lock down situation.
Westpac stadium (the Cake Tin) is a 25 minute walk, the station is 15 minutes, and so is the House of Parliament (The Beehive). There is so much within walking distance that it’s better to use Google maps to check out the vicinity rather than list it all. The northern end of the city is only a short Uber or Ola ride away, and the city’s buses can take you wherever you want to go. Or ride on Wellington’s ubiquitous E-Scooters, just download the app for either JUMP or Flamingo to locate one (or several), register, log in and off you go!
If walking bushy tracks is more your vibe, Wellington’s green belt is over the road. Yes, literally. Tracks are marked, and one begins opposite the house.
At the end of the day, chill out in the courtyard area for warm summer evenings under the fairylit avocado tree.
Everything you need for a comfortable stay is provided – even basic kitchen supplies for cooking. All toiletries, cleaners etc are eco friendly.
We are happy to have agreed pets to stay provided they are kept off beds and the couches. We will provide clean pet bedding if required. Pets stay free, but we may add a special cleaning fee. Please talk to us about your pet. The property is not fenced, so your dog will need to be secured on a leash when outside. The courtyard can be secured with a pet fence for small dogs that are not jumpers or escape artists! Also suitable for toddlers :-)
There is much to do in our stunning capital city – information will be available at the house for your perusal.
Of special note:
We are within walking distance of all NZ government agencies.
Ministry of Health, Police, ACC, Ministry of Environment, The Parliament, Ministry of Education, The Treasury are all between 500m and 1.5km away.
We are also very close to the British, Canadian and Australian High Commission as well as the US, People Republic of China and Germany embassies. Ask Uncle Google for the rest.
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