Here you can stay in an architectural curiosity—a 1969 Roger Walker designer house—close to the city, university, and botanical gardens. This is a gay-owned, warm and friendly Homestay for gay men and their friends in Wellington, New Zealand. With stunning harbour views, central heating, fast continuous access cable/ broadband internet, the house is multi-level and faces north. It has sun all day long, three decks, two outdoor baths, and a lawn for private sunbathing or drinks.
There are two double guest rooms with queen sized beds, and one single room available. The home is located just a 30 minute pleasant downhill walk, or a short $12 taxi ride, from the city centre. Taxi fares to the airport and railway/bus station are approximately $35 and $20 respectively.
For the owners Chris and Andy a ‘homestay’ is not the same as a Guesthouse or B&B. As their guests you are welcomed to be a part of their extended ‘family’ – its like having friends come to stay. Their combined local knowledge will enhance your holiday in New Zealand and they can assist you to find activities and attractions, or recommend restaurants and much more. They live on a steep hillside— the top level of the house is 100 steps uphill from the street below— so if you have personal mobility problems you may wish to seek alternative accommodations. Otherwise you will enjoy the stunning birds-eye views of the city and harbor, especially at night.
You can expect privacy, a comfortable, attractive bedroom but your bathroom is shared with other guests. The hosts provide a continental buffet breakfast plus tea and coffee making facilities are always available. The lounge and dining area—with it’s amazing views over the city— is shared with the hosts and guests. An evening meal can be served by advance arrangement.
Each place in the house has interesting features, and stunning views so you might have a room with a full view of Wellington without leaving your bed!