Unique Heritage Apartment in Wellington CBD.
Recently refurnished 1920s Arts and Crafts interior.
Queen and Single Bedrooms available. Shared Bathroom, Kitchen and Living Rooms.
Function room available (from Nov 2017).
Parking available by arrangement.
Tea, coffee, basic breakfast included.
Full Cooked Breakfast option (extra, on request).
Upstairs Apartment (no wheelchair access).
One very friendly cat (caution to those with allergies or asthma).
This heritage listed apartment is situated above one of the original power substations in Wellington city. Built in 1925, the unusual Arts and Crafts style apartment upstairs was designed to house the family of the substation manager. The substation was decommissioned in the 1990s and all the substation equipment removed. My family purchased the property in a derelict state in 2013 and undertook its painstaking restoration over several years, including earthquake strengthening to approximately 100% NBS.
All the facilities at this location, apart from the bedroom, are shared with the live-in owner so we appreciate respectful guests who will treat our beautiful heritage apartment like their own home. We have a small deck, garden and a rooftop terrace that guests are welcome to enjoy. These are especially pleasant on a sunny day. There is also a badminton court up here that you are welcome to use (please retrieve any shuttlecocks immediately if lost over the side of the building). We ask that any young children visiting be accompanied at all times when outside and NO high heeled shoes be worn on the roof or deck. We are happy to provide tea, coffee and basic breakfast foods as part of the rental fee. Please let us know when booking if you have any specific dietary requirements. We will also be offering a full cooked breakfast of seasonal goods on request for an additional fee (weekends only, prior arrangement essential). From November 2017, you will also have to option to rent the large (60sqm) private function room downstairs (for an additional charge).
Whether you are locals visiting Wellington for a special event or international tourists visiting New Zealand for the first time, we will be happy to welcome you to our city and give you any advice you need on what to see and how to get there. We also welcome business travellers who are keen to stay somewhere a little unique but still right in the heart of the CBD.
There is currently no communally accessible television at the property but we do have fibre internet on site and are happy to help you set up your personal devices to stream your favourite tv or films. We also have a large selection of DVDs, music, records (LPs), books, magazines and some boardgames that you are welcome to use on request. Our cat Apache is very friendly and will most likely want to sleep on your knee should you sit down in one place for long enough. She wanders around inside the house and upstairs but is NOT allowed outside (as there are many fast moving vehicles nearby). We ask that all guests respect this rule and let us know immediately if she is outside the property boundary.
- Smoking allowed outside only. Young children should be accompanied at all times when on the outside balcony and roof.