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Bridge across the streamFront of home and off street parking
Guest suite, private bathrm&balcony
Guest suite, private bathrm&balcony
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
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Situated just 1 km from the central city in a lovely semi-rural location.
Boutique style rooms include a double bedroom, private bathroom, separate toilet, amenities space and your own balcony with lovely rural views.
The central city is a very pleasant short walk beside the Whanganui river.

The space

Your private space is the full top floor of the house; the master suite (43 metres^2 incl. balcony).
This includes bedroom, bathroom, separate toilet, walk-in wardrobe/storage area with fridge and tea and coffee making facilities and your own balcony with lovely views of the garden, the property's stream and trees.
The house is surrounded by decks, iconic NZ tree ferns, birds, and other native flora.
The bed is very comfortable (great feedback on this), the linen is very nice quality and I provide nice quality pillows in firm and soft, as such preferences are important :-)

Guest access

There is a compact fridge and hot drink making facilities in the guest space for your convenience.
We have a high speed fibre internet connection (100 Mbps) and a wifi network for great access to the web.

Interaction with guests

Interaction is as much or as little as the guest prefers.
Your stay is about you and your preferences.

Other things to note

There is off street parking for you, in front of the left hand garage.

Apologies, we cannot accommodate small children as a third guest, two people in total is capacity for us.

Although we have a couple of pets, animals have never been in the upstairs Airbnb rooms, just in case anyone is sensitive to animals.

Extra people No Charge
Weekly Discount: 10%
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in time is 3PM - 9PM
Check out by 10AM

If you don't mind, outdoor shoes can be left at the bottom of the stairs. We have lovely, sumptuous new carpeting, which will feel lovely on your feet or indoor slippers :-)

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house
Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
1 night minimum stay

133 Reviews

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Aurelie User Profile
April 2016
We had a great time at Donna's place and fell very welcome from the moment we stepped in. The place is spotless and gorgeous but mostly HUGE!!! The balcony is nice during the day and at night. The small area with the fridge, biscuits, tea and coffee was ideal to relax and store our items. The Wanganui lift is only a stones throw away (if you are brave enough to take the stairs you can do that too). We had an amazing night and the breakfast was lovely. Donna was really friendly and an amazing host would definitely recommend.

Patricia User Profile
October 2017
Donna's place was easy to find, great to keep warm and definitely worth staying some extra nights. She helped us with some local tips and breakfast was delicious

Susan User Profile
September 2017
This is a most relaxing and luxurious place to stay. It has top honors in my NZ travel book. All amenities that make a visit extra special - even an USB cable to charge my cell phone. Everything was just perfect!! So glad to have pleasure of staying there. And it is just a short walk to downtown Whanganui.

Dina User Profile
September 2017
Wonderful stay, exceptionally clean and cosy. Well appointed and close to town. Would definitely stay again. My great hosts Donna and Bill made me very welcome."

Janice & Trevor User Profile
September 2017
So comfortable and small details that make this a wonderful place to stay

Chris User Profile
September 2017
Very friendly and accommodating hosts. Lovely modern and private upstairs suite in this quiet part of town. Highly recommended

Rebekka User Profile
June 2017
Great location. Very close to the town center but still in a very quiet area. Donna & Bill are great hosts and my partner & I enjoyed chatting with them. The room was clean, tidy and warmed up. In the morning Donna made us breakfast which was a perfect start into the day. I can highly recommend Donna's & Bill's place and would stay there anytime again.

Whanganui, New ZealandJoined in March 2014
Donna User Profile

Happy Kiwi who loves to travel, especially over the equator to the fabulous European continent.
Also very happy to be hosting guests through Airbnb - it's a pleasure to be meeting such lovely people and trying to make them comfortable while passing through our corner of the world.
We have a great city location - being close to the central city, but our street looks and feels rural. It's a very pleasant walk into the city, along a tree lined street and beside the major river - the gateway to the Whanganui National Park.
Wanganui is a lovely city - it's very green and leafy with great geography, including river and sea landscapes.
It's also well sited as a great gateway to the Central Plateau, Taranaki and Egmont National Park, and is just a 2.5 hour drive to Wellington.

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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