"Relax in a quiet, heritage 1890's villa in the midst of cosmopolitan Auckland, just two minutes stroll to Ponsonby's vibrant cafes, restaurants, and galleries. Ten minutes by ecobus, five minutes by taxi to the harbour or a thirty minute amble through Ponsonby's interesting streets. Close to Eden Park, the Zoo and all main attractions. Wake up to a legendary breakfast in the lively dining room or al fresco on the balcony. Socialise and read in the large comfortable lounge, on your balcony, or relax with a glass of wine in the wisteria covered courtyard. Each of our eleven individually designed guestrooms has original Pacific or New Zealand artworks that reflect the brightness of this part of the world.In the main house are villa rooms with queen beds. The courtyard and palm garden studios are roomier and have self catering facilities as well. An upstairs penthouse suite has expansive views from the deck out to the mountains. All rooms are non-smoking, have opening windows and access to free wifi. A laptop and extensive guest library of New Zealand books, films and music is also available. Your hosts are really knowledgeable about the area and are more than happy to help you with travel plans over a complimentary aperitif.We are committed to sustainability and we have two bikes for your enjoyment.Close to harbour. Quiet, in fashionable, cafe district. Brightly decorated rooms with Pacific flavour."