Morepork Nest is a private studio complete with small kitchen, located adjacent to our house on a quiet property bordering native forest. Fall asleep to the soft hooting of moreporks (aka ruru, New Zealand's adorable native owls) and wake to the melodies of other native birds. Secluded deck and spa pool for relaxing, 10 minute walk to the train station with frequent trains to Wellington, 15 minute walk to Coastlands Shopping Centre which has shops, cafes, supermarkets and a cinema.
The apartment is fully separate from the main house and features a covered patio area leading to a private entrance into Morepork Nest. We have aimed for the room itself to provide the maximum of comfort - the furnishings are all brand new and there is a heat pump to allow you to adjust conditions to your liking. The shower is spacious and is equipped with an Infinity system so you will never run out of hot water!
The kitchen area is also brand new and features a fridge, microwave, kettle, hotplate and Nespresso machine. A variety of breakfast items are provided. The room is also equipped with a heated towel rail, television/DVD/Bluray player, iron/ironing board, and hair dryer. Unlimited broadband Internet (via WiFi which has a pretty good signal). NOTE - Currently the TV does not receive any channels but you are welcome to connect your device (HDMI cable provided) to the TV and stream from TVNZ On Demand, Netflix or any other TV streaming site.
Outside of the apartment you will find our spacious and completely secluded deck which is bordered by native bush and our large yard and fruit tree collection. There is also an enclosed spa pool which is kept at a toasty 40 degrees Celsius.
As mentioned above, we are located within walking distance of the train station and Coastlands Shopping Centre. We are a 5-10 minute drive from the new Expressway and a 10-minute drive from the beach. Our accessibility makes Morepork Nest perfect for business travelers or for tourists to use as a base while exploring the entire Wellington/Kapiti region. We have loads of off-street parking and the property is at the end of a private no-exit lane, very safe, quiet and secure.
Serveis i zones comuns
Guests have access to the parking area, the studio apartment (which has its own bathroom and mini kitchen), the covered outside area, the spa pool, and the open deck which has a gazebo and outdoor furniture which guests are welcome to use. There is no open access to laundry facilities but we are happy to make arrangements for you to use these.
Interacció amb els hostes
We are a married couple who live on the property, we do both work full time but are happy to provide any help we possibly can during your stay. Our working hours vary but one or both of us can be reached by phone almost anytime, and we will be around in the evenings. We are happy to share any tips or suggestions about things to do in the region. We will also of course respect your privacy at all times.
Altres aspectes destacables
We do have dogs and cats on the property - the dogs are friendly but may bark at you as you come and go. We ask that you try not to allow our pets into the room as we are trying to keep it safe for allergy sufferers.
The door to the apartment is very secure but is tricky to lock and unlock - details will be sent when you book in.