The Old Sailor's Villa in the the City

Apartment | Wellington CBD | #35471

10/10 (21 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking
  • Best Urban 2017


  • Within 5 min walk: The Waterfront, Oriental Bay beach, Te Papa, popular cafes and restaurants
  • Eclectic Cuba Street a ten minute stroll away, and the entertainment district right on your doorstep
  • Beautifully decorated, with spacious well appointed bedrooms, radiator heating and free wifi

2017 Bach of the Year shortlist!

Originally owned by the Apostleship of the Sea, this stunning colonial villa housed weary sailors who spent their time recuperating (much whiskey was drunk in this house!). Newly restored to a very high standard, this beautiful villa is luxuriously decorated, with gorgeous linens, comfortable beds, a beautiful bathroom, and a fully equipped kitchen. The apartment is a sun trap during the summer, and the radiator heating provides a cosy winter retreat.

The villa is in an amazing central location if you want to walk home throughout the day to rest, or to change before heading out for the evening. It is hard to believe this quiet suburban street is in the middle of town! Better yet, the picturesque Oriental Bay beach and Wellington waterfront are both just a minutes walk from your door.

Within TWO minutes walk:

- MAIN ENTERTAINMENT STRIP: Courtenay Place nightlife, bars, cafes, restaurants (four of the most popular eateries and bars in Wellington are at the end of our street - great food, great people watching!)

- THE WATERFRONT (walks, buskers, bars, pubs, cafes and the popular Sunday market)

- ORIENTAL BAY BEACH (swimming and cafes)

- The famous EMBASSY THEATRE (cinema)

- BATS THEATRE (popular for live plays)

- TE PAPA National Museum

- BUSH WALKS around the town belt

- New World supermarket

- one of the main bus stops in the city (although you are unlikely to need public transport).

The beautiful fully tiled bathroom and large steel bath tub come complete with hair and body products, there is also one hairdryer in each room. There is a separate laundry with a washer and dryer, including laundry powders.

Find our Instagram page to see more of the house and area #oldsailorsvilla

Special conditions: Smoking is strictly outside only


  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Easy access
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom two

    1 x Double bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $60.00 per stay (required)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
high season
15-Dec-17 to 15-Dec-18
$300/night $300/night
2 night minimum stay

*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 (21)

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  • My bridesmaids and I got ready here the morning of my wedding...

    My bridesmaids and I got ready here the morning of my wedding and then my new husband and I stayed for our wedding night. The villa was the perfect size and was absolutely stunning for photos. The location is very central, but quiet for a good night's sleep. Would highly recommend Emily's home!

    Jenjen new member Dec 2017

  • My daughters and I really loved our stay here

    My daughters and I really loved our stay here.It is within walking distance to everything you would like to visit. Lovely refurbishment throughout.Very homely with food and wine in the fridge.Would recommend to all my friends

    ellehr507 100%|5x Oct 2017

  • Quiet, clean, gorgeous cottage in excellent location close to cafes & walks...

    Quiet, clean, gorgeous cottage in excellent location close to cafes & walks round the bay. Lovely vibe to this house, nice & warm, comfy spots to sit & read, easy access to the city, loads to see & do in immediate area.

    DeidreB6 100%|1x Sep 2017

  • A beautiful apartment in a fabulous location!

    A beautiful apartment in a fabulous location!

    RebeccaEd10 100%|5x Sep 2017

  • The villa is in a brilliant central location

    The villa is in a brilliant central location. The villa is very comfortable and has everything you need for a pleasant stay.

    DonnaJ 100%|1x Jul 2017

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