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Gully apartment hideaway

SuperhostHamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Entire flat hosted by Jeff & Callie
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the apartment to yourself.
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Hi and thanks for checking out our little piece of Hamilton gully paradise.
Right on the edge of Ranfurly gully, our little apartment is close to everything, offering privacy, peace & a little luxury. Down a long drive, at the end of a cul de sac, you’ll be woken by native bird song, not traffic noise.
Hamilton is fortunate to possess a handful of gullies (small valleys carved out by streams) where native birds thrive & bush quietly regenerates. These hidden gems are the green lungs of the city.

The space
The 30m2 apartment is recently renovated with cool white walls, lofty trusses, recycled native timber & hardwood finishes. It’s fully insulated and double glazed, with heating for winter, and sliding doors & fans for summer. There’s bluetooth sounds, unlimited wifi with 100/20 fibre - and a TV on request if you're really missing your nightly dose of the Chase :). The bedroom has a queen bed with nice linen (guests tell us it's very comfy), and drawers to put your clothes should you feel the need. The living room has a lovely intimate view out into the gully. There’s a couch, table, books & mags. The kitchenette includes a fridge, convection/microwave & induction hob (not to mention tea, Raglan Roast coffee and organic milk) and everything you need to self cater (byo food & wine). The bathroom has a shower with an open skylight, & gas-heated water for extended showers.
There’s also a small deck where you can sit or barbecue on warm evenings, soak up the gully ambience and listen to the birdsong.

Guest access
The apartment is adjacent to the "main" house, with off-street parking and access. You have complete, private use of the apartment during your stay.

Other things to note
Your hosts are locals. Jeff tweets, potters around and fixes things. Callie supports people with disabilities, loves gardening & is interested in permaculture. We both love to travel, enjoy food and wine and meeting people from all parts of the globe. Our teenage girls are usually either doing homework or social media. Rosie the retriever/poodle/spaniel barks at hot air balloons and courier drivers. And Trev the cat is a black & white ball of charm & energy.

The Ranfurly gully is home to a bunch of NZ’s native bird species. The tui is an amazing songbird, broadcasting its mellifluous tones from gully treetops. Fantails (piwakawaka) swoop & dive in the afternoons & around sunset. Moreporks are our native owl. Also known as Ruru, their distinctive mournful call (“ruuuuru ruuuuru”) can often be heard in the dead of night. Kotares (Kingfishers) visit from time to time, as do Pipiwharauroa (shining cuckoos) . Recently, Pukeko have started inhabiting the gully too. You'll hear their raucous call in the evenings.
There's a stream at the bottom of the gully and you're welcome to explore. However it's a bit boggy and jungly, so maybe it's better to keep the the paths :)
This is New Zealand, so don't worry about snakes, poisonous insects or other dangerous creatures. But do be aware if you stay in our apartment you’ll be “up close & personal” with nature. That means sometimes an occasional daddy long legs spider or native bush cockroach will put in an appearance – both harmless & signs of a healthy ecosystem.
Hi and thanks for checking out our little piece of Hamilton gully paradise.
Right on the edge of Ranfurly gully, our little apartment is close to everything, offering privacy, peace & a little luxury. Down a long drive, at the end of a cul de sac, you’ll be woken by native bird song, not traffic noise.
Hamilton is fortunate to possess a handful of gullies (small valleys carved out by streams) where native birds thrive & bush quietly regenerates. These hidden gems are the green lungs of the city.

The space
The 30m2 apartment is recently renovated with cool white walls, lofty trusses, recycle…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Free on-street parking
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Heating
Essentials
Free parking on premises
Laptop-friendly workspace
Wifi
Room-darkening shades
Hair dryer
Iron

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand

Hamilton's central location makes it an excellent base for visits to Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves or Raglan.
We're super central, close to the CBD, Waikato Stadium, Claudelands Event Centre and Chartwell Mall.
Our street is a bit of a melting pot, a traditionally working class neighbourhood that’s progressively gentrifying. Our neighbours include an accountant, furniture maker, retired publisher, immigration lawyer, truckie, Dept of Conservation scientist, new mum & maths teacher. It’s a great place to live – and bring up kids.
If you have time, borrow a bike or two and ride around the corner to the Heaphy Terrace shops (supermarket, butcher, barber, piercing boutique, bakeries, takeaways, fruit & veg shop, pharmacy and liquor store). Or stroll down to Claudelands Park (less than 1km away) with its destination playground, walking and jogging paths and Sunday Farmers Market. A network of footpaths and "cut-throughs" gets you down to the Waikato River in minutes, and its 30km of shared paths.
Hamilton's central location makes it an excellent base for visits to Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves or Raglan.
We're super central, close to the CBD, Waikato Stadium, Claudelands Event Centre and Chartwell Mall…

Hosted by Jeff & Callie

Joined in February 2014
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During your stay
Once you’re settled in, we’ll leave you to your own devices. The apartment has privacy, and you won’t be bothered during your stay. On the other hand this is our home and we live on site, so we’re very accessible if you need something.
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House rules
Check-in: 14:00 - 20:00
Check out: 11:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
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