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Entire home/apt

6 guests

3 bedrooms

3 beds
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The Art House is perfectly located - a minute's walk up the hill for great cafes, bars and speciality shops on Ponsonby Road, a minute's walk down the hill to the 150 year old Cav Gastropub.

There's off-street parking for 4 cars but the Inner and OuterCity Link buses go right by the door and will take you to Britomart (trains and ferries), Silo Park or the CBD in 10 minutes.

Great for holidays, events or business. Come and enjoy a slice of kiwiana in the iconic Ponsonby zone.

The space

The Art House oozes charm and character, with the warmth of an early 1900's gem that's been tidied up but not tarted up. A work of art in itself. It has essential mod-cons such as flat screen smart TV and Sky plus Sky Sport as well as large rooms and high ceilings.

The flipside is that there's no ensuite bathroom or large designer kitchen but you can toss to see who sleeps in the king bedroom that's 5.7m x 3.6m.

The Art House has "affordable art", not investment art and all kiwi of course. If you want to take a slice of kiwiana home you can buy from Endemicworld on Ponsonby Rd or Smythe Galleries in Jervois Rd.

Guest access

The "backyard" of the cottage has parking space for 4 vehicles. Access is via the shared driveway to the LHS of the cottage, as you face it, or via a really convenient laneway at the back that runs between Wood Street and Margaret Street.

The whole house is yours:
King Bedroom - includes large table, chairs and stereo and opens onto balcony
Queen Bedroom 1 - also opens onto balcony
Queen Bedroom 2 - window only
Dining room - seats 6
Lounge - with smart TV and sound bar
Bathroom - with washer and dryer
Toilet - separate room from bathroom

Interaction with guests

Please let me know ahead of time if you have any specific needs and I will try to accommodate those.

For Business Travellers the cottage can be customised for business purposes.
Breakout space: A separate dining room with 6 chairs
Presentation space: A large open area with whiteboard
Meeting space: A large boardroom table in the king bedroom can become an 8 seat conference table or theatre style seating for meetings (with the bed removed).

Other things to note

The location of the cottage is great but it is on a main road so if you are a light sleeper and traffic noise will disturb your sleep, it may not be the place for you.

The Artists
Paul Hartigan: Paul is a local artist who produces paintings, photographs and fine art prints from his Grey Lynn studio.
John Eaglen: John is a multi-faceted Corromandel artist whose art benefits from his work in architecture and opera stage design.
Brad Novak (aka New Blood Pop): Brad is a New Zealand-based urban pop artist whose work sits sharply between fine art and street art.
Grahame Sydney: Grahame is a Central Otago artist who has become one of New Zealand’s most significant and enduring artists.
Bob Steiner: Bob creates handmade sculptural ceramic tiles, tableware and art pieces that capture the essence of Aotearoa's fauna and flora.
Dick Frizzell: Dick is based in the Hawke's Bay and is best known for his pop appropriation of kitsch kiwiana icons.
Otis Frizzell: Otis is one of New Zealand's highest profile graffiti artists as well as being a print-maker and illustrator
Glenn Jones: Glenn is a local Grey Lynn artist creating kiwiana and pop culture inspired art.

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The space
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Check In: 2PM - 10PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people: 24 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: 90
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: 223 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is 2PM - 10PM

- Please take care with young children as there is a shared driveway.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

15 Reviews

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Claire User Profile
August 2017
Wonderful place, very central location, super clean and was effortless dealing with Helen, who was a great host. We especially loved the linen on the beds!

Danielle User Profile
July 2017
Beautiful, warm, cozy central home. Comfortable beds and all the amenities you need. Helen is a lovely host. I definitely recommend!

Zarah User Profile
July 2017
Helens place was absolutely perfect- clean very comfortable and decorated with really fun artwork ...close to Ponsonby rd with plenty of shops,cafes and bars. Helen wasn't avail for check in but left the keys in a lockbox for a super easy arrival . Would def stay here again when I come back to Auckland .

Glenn User Profile
July 2017
Great place to stay, close to everything, literally around the corner from all best restaurants and cafes on ponsonby road. Would definitely recommend !

Dave User Profile
July 2017
Helen was a pleasure to deal with, the house is in a great location and has good off street parking. This is an ideal place to stay if you want to be close to the city. The house was comfortable and clean. Thanks Helen.

Richard User Profile
June 2017
This is a fantastic house for Auckland. Loads of room, great shower and Helen is super helpful.

Craig User Profile
June 2017
What a great place, host and house! The place had a great feel to it and is in great condition. I had an excellent stay and loved the closeness to everything and an easy walk to the cafes and supermarket and do close to down town. I will stay here again

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Helen User ProfileHelen is a superhost.

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