Stay Unique - The Wellington Container House

Bach or holiday home | Wellington CBD | #30074

9.2/10 (49 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • Best by Design 2015


This magical and unique holiday home is constructed using 3 vertically stacked shipping containers interlinked by spacious outdoor areas and a spiral staircase.

Facilities include:-

• 3 bedrooms all with king beds, optional 2 x single sofa beds in cinema room

• full laundry facilities (washing machine, dryer)

• fully equipped cooking facilities (fridge, oven, dishwasher)

• 2 outdoor areas including BBQ and outdoor heater

• private cinema room with 100” projector screen (DVD player, Xbox One, Sky HD with Sky Sports)

• macrocarpa bathhouse, separate toilet, and family bathroom including shower

• 8ft billiards/pool table in the garage

• hydrotherapy Vortex spa pool (for 2)

• Bluetooth sound system including record player (and records!)

• SmartHome technology, 2 x Google Home with Spotify

• Nanoleaf and LED lighting

• FREE super-fast Google MESH wifi internet (65Mb/s)

• FREE secure parking (for one car, plenty on street parking)

And in a little more detail:-

This unique holiday home is a Wellington landmark and was built by industrial designer Ross Stevens, and all three levels are homely and offer the modern comforts of a contemporary house with many more unique and quirky features conventional houses don't offer. Two large outdoor areas face towards a rugged leafy Greywacke rock face as well as your own private waterfall - a great place to entertain friends and have dinner and drinks. Superb indoor-outdoor flow from the lounge and kitchen ensure a relaxed living space with dining tables outside as well as inside in case the weather turns.

The property lights up at night, with many unique lighting features. On the 1st floor landing there is a 2-person Vortex hydrotherapy spa pool as well as a couple of bean bags for relaxing with a glass of wine.

In total there are 3 bedrooms - "The Penthouse" master bedroom (which also has a Nanoleaf lighting feature and its own private and sunny balcony), "The Dominion" and "Mr Fox" bedrooms - and all come with king beds. The sofa in the cinema room can be made up into 2 single beds so that the property can accommodate up to 8 guests in total. This is perfect if you have little ones (who especially like camping out in the Penthouse Cinema), but do note that it may not be suitable for 8 single adults unless you don't mind sharing a bed. We also must stress that this is a container home, so will only be suitable for those who want to stay in a property that is a little bit different and exciting than conventional homes.

At the other end of the top floor container, there is our very own "Penthouse Cinema" featuring a 100" HD projector screen - Sky HD with Sky Sports, Xbox One for games as well as a Bluray player (games and DVDs are also provided). We also have a selection of board games as well as some outdoor games (rugby ball, football, cricket).

For the bathrooms you’ll find a family bathroom with a shower, a downstairs toilet and separate macrocarpa bathhouse.

In the large garage underneath the building, there is an 8ft pool/billiards table (the garage is not heated so may only be suitable for most in warmer climes!).

The Wellington Container House is situated in Owhiro Bay, about 4km away from Wellington City (8-10 minutes drive away). A short 1km stroll will bring you to the stunning South Coast, the entrance to the City to Sea Walkway, Radome tracks and Red Rocks. There are regular buses throughout the week, but an Uber/taxi into the city shouldn’t set you back more than $15.

If property doesn't suit we also manage several other properties listed here on Bookabach (The Penthouse on Evans Bay and two apartments in Wellington City situated side by side, Harbour View and Panorama View)

Special conditions:

Our calendars are updated daily.

Parties or small gatherings by prior permission only and charged at full occupancy. No pets.

Discounts apply to longer term rates (7 nights or more).

Additional surcharges may also apply on Public Holidays, sporting, music events.

We don't really h...


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Playstation ®
  • Pool table
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • SKY TV ®
  • Spa pool
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Cinema/media room

    2 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Mr Fox bedroom 3

    1 x King bed

  • The Dominion bedroom 2

    1 x King bed

  • The Penthouse master bedroom

    1 x King bed


Maybe booked

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (50)

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  • This property is very different from any other you could rent and...

    This property is very different from any other you could rent and it makes it unique and unforgettable. If you look for something different it is the place to choose.

    LeslieSole new member Feb 2019

  • Very unique and was one for the books

    Very unique and was one for the books. Has everything you need awesome outside inside flow - It has many features that make the place feel like a great space to be in. Great for friends to catch-up. A lot of stairs but it didn’t bother me and my and friends one bit. Giles was very fast in replying to all questions (thankyou again) Overall an amazing and unique space to be in.

    Nhametua M. Jan 2019

  • This property was great! Perfect place to stay especially for those wanting...

    This property was great! Perfect place to stay especially for those wanting somewhere for everyone to have their own space and yet come together in a few places to enjoy a funky relaxed atmosphere. The highlights were the retro decor, hydrotherapy pool, cinema room and bathhouse. The location was awesome, close to the city, the ocean, a great field directly across the road for outdoor games. I would highly recommend this property for all, but keep in mind to watch little kids on the stairs.

    Bon & Audrey new member Oct 2018

  • It’s an extremely fantastic place to stay- the most special place I’d...

    It’s an extremely fantastic place to stay- the most special place I’d stayed I NZ. Wonderful light impressions. And all you need - superb equipment. I will come definitiv back soon to this special place. Got a warm welcome from the host and a wonderful and helpful introduction. Thanks so much.

    annettevr1 100%|6x Oct 2018

  • A fun and interesting place to stay! Perhaps not the most practical...

    A fun and interesting place to stay! Perhaps not the most practical layout for young children (under 4 years), but they had a lot of fun and really enjoyed themselves!

    KatieMaffey 100%|1x Sep 2018

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