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McGrigors In Ponsonby Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Description from owner

Description

5 Star Quality Luxury 2 bedroom self contained apartment is suitable a MAXIMUM OF 3 GUESTS. Central to all downtown Auckland points of interest, with over 150 Ponsonby restaurants, bars and world renowned fashion houses only minutes away.Bedroom 1 - Queen double bed Bedroom 2 - Double bed Bathroom with access from both bedrooms Separate lounge/living area with breakfast bar Fully equipped mini-kitchen with microwave, electric kettle and full size refrigerator 50" TV and DVD player Air conditioning and heating Sunny balconySecure keypad street access and private front entry Free WiFi Separate guest's laundry with washer, dryer and tubARRIVINGGuests are greeted by Brian, the host and are familiarised with the apartment's features, operation of appliances and equipment. Brian and his wife Clare live on site in the apartment at the rear of the property and is available should guests need assistance. Having travelled very extensively himself, he is very happy to help with

5 Star Quality Luxury 2 bedroom self contained apartment is suitable a MAXIMUM OF 3 GUESTS. Central to all downtown Auckland points of interest, with over 150 Ponsonby restaurants, bars and world renowned fashion houses only minutes away.Bedroom 1 - Queen double bed Bedroom 2 - Double bed Bathroom with access from both bedrooms Separate lounge/living area with breakfast bar Fully equipped mini-kitchen with microwave, electric kettle and full size refrigerator 50" TV and DVD player Air conditioning and heating Sunny balconySecure keypad street access and private front entry Free WiFi Separate guest's laundry with washer, dryer and tubARRIVINGGuests are greeted by Brian, the host and are familiarised with the apartment's features, operation of appliances and equipment. Brian and his wife Clare live on site in the apartment at the rear of the property and is available should guests need assistance. Having travelled very extensively himself, he is very happy to help with calling a taxi or providing directions etc..THE NEIGHBOURHOODMcGrigors is located in Ponsonby and is central to all downtown Auckland points of interest. Excellent public transport is only meters away. Ponsonby is the happening heart of Auckland with over 150 restaurants, bars and world renowned designer fashion houses.The Ponsonby Central complex, only 200 yards from the front door of the apartment, has a selection of restaurants, cafes and a great fresh fruit and vegetable market.Auckland's CBD, ferries and the Viaduct waterfront are only a 10 minute bus ride or an enjoyable 25 minute walk, which takes you past the newly developed Victoria Park Markets on the way, with a wide selection of interesting shops.Closer to home in Douglas Street – just a few doors away, you can get your morning coffee at the ultra-cool Coffee Supreme café. GETTING AROUNDPublic transport is excellent. The Inner Link bus runs along Ponsonby road every 15 minutes - You can catch it at the top of the street to Downtown Auckland, Queen Street, the Harbour Ferry Building, Viaduct Harbour, Parnell, and Newmarket for High Street shopping, Auckland Museum, Art Gallery, Auckland University and Auckland Hospital - all only a few minutes by bus.ECO-FRIENDLY and FOCUSED on SUSTAINABILITYOur philosophy of sustainability, recycling and renewable energy was our driver in the installation of a new PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR POWER SYSTEM which now provides all the power needs of the apartment and sends the excess electricity back to the grid.Our Sustainability Commitment is an on-going journey. Following are some of our initiatives: • Our apartment is well insulated to maintain and hold temperature • Air Conditioning: The apartment has a manual touch-pad allowing guests to adjust room air conditioning to their individual requirements and to assist in reducing energy consumption • 100% biodegradable, non-toxic cleaning products are provided for bathroom, kitchen and laundry • Wherever possible we purchase products in bulk i.e. cleaning products, and use pump bottles for cleaning reducing the need for plastic containers • The shower in the bathroom has special design feature that eliminates condensation • Organic tea and coffee are provided • FAIR TRADE products are used wherever possible • Low energy light bulbs are installed • We encourage our team and guests to turn off lights and equipment when not in use

Location description from owner

The Auckland Region

Ponsonby is right in the heart of Auckland. You can take the high speed ferry from the Viaduct Harbour to Waiheke Island out in the Hauraki Gulf for a day trip or hire a car and drive out to spectacular Piha Beach on Wild West Coast in 35 minutes.For an easy day trip out of Auckland, head up the motorway to Matakana and Omaha beach on the East Coast in 45 minutes and enjoy the beautiful coastline and wineries that are so close and accessible.

Auckland

McGrigors In Ponsonby is only 5 minutes by car to Auckland's CBD or 10 minutes by the Inner Link bus, operating every 15 minutes to downtown Auckland, Viaduct Harbour, Parnell, Queen Street and Newmarket High Street shopping, Auckland Museum, Art Gallery, Auckland University and Auckland Hospital - all only a few minutes a short bus ride awayIf you want to stay local you are only a 2 minute walk to Ponsonby Road with over 200 restaurants, bars and world renown designer fashion shops. Enjoy being spoiled for choice of the best coffee, breakfast, lunch or dinner from cafes and restaurants offering Indian, Thai, Korean, Malaysian, Japanese, Italian, Indonesian, Turkish, Mexican and Pacific fare.

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Key Info

  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Brian M
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated:
25 Aug 2016

Languages spoken: English


This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 3. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 21 Feb 2013. Located in Auckland, it has 13 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £1012.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 Aug 2016.

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“Fabulous accommodation, great location.”

Reviewed 18 Nov 2015

Brian was a charming host, very welcoming and helpful.The flat is beautiful,very comfortable and convenient for the multitude of great restaurants, cafes and shops within 5 minutes walk.The bus service is excellent. Next time we travel to NZ, which I hope will be soon, we will certainly return to McGrigors.

“Ideal location, landlord was friendly and responsive to our needs and the apartment was terrific!”

Reviewed 15 Oct 2013

This two-bedroom apartment was perfect for two friends travelling together. Modern, beautiful bathroom, compact but well equipped kitchen, luxurious linens and absolutely spotless. The landlord could not have been nicer. From our welcome in the wee hours of the morning (our flight arrived very early) to the wonderful basket of fruit and treats to the welcomed recommendations about sights and restaurants, Brian and his wife went out of their way to make our stay a pleasant one. They made sure we had milk for our morning coffee (did we prefer skim?), an umbrella if it was raining (the rain would not last long we were assured) and how about a morning paper, we were asked. Their living quarters were adjacent but they were respectful of our privacy and were very responsive to our needs. The location was perfect! We were walking distance to Ponsonby Road where there were restaurants, shops and cafes. Very quiet and safe, the apartment was located in a real neighborhood so we were surrounded by locals. Public transportation was very user-friendly and within minutes we could be downtown or at the university or in one of many shopping districts. The buses were frequent and inexpensive, taking us everywhere we needed to go. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are certain that the McGrigors vacation rental will be in great demand!

“Clean, modern, convenient and lovely hosts.”

Reviewed 11 Mar 2013

Brian and Clare were excellent hosts, and the self contained unit was a pleasure to stay in. I had arrived from Sydney and was doing some business locally but had problems getting my phone to work in NZ. Brian was so helpful and both loaned me his phone and invited me to use the office in his home to sort out my problem. This was above and beyond what I would have expected from a host and was typical of how considerate and generous Brian and Clare are. The apartment is extremely clean and new and on a quiet street just a 2 min walk to all that Ponsonby has to offer. It is secure and safe. I stayed alone, but the apartment would comfortable to share as one or two couples. All in all lovely place, lovely people, would definitely return again.

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