The Old Sailor's Villa in the the City

Apartment | Wellington CBD | #35471

9.9/10 (10 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets


  • 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
  • Radiator heating, free wifi, full kitchen and laundry, and spacious well appointed bedrooms

Originally owned by the Apostleship of the Sea, this lovely villa apartment housed weary sailors who spent their time recuperating and drinking whisky (we found all the bottles under the house during renovations!). Converted into two spacious apartments in the 1960's, it has since been renovated further to include all the modern comforts, including radiator heating keeping the space incredibly warm.

The apartment is beautifully furnished, with two spacious double bedrooms and plenty of natural light. The Master Bedroom has a walk in wardrobe. The apartment itself is in a fabulous location, down a quiet street on the city edge and yet within easy proximity to all of the city highlights. Direct access straight down to the waterfront is through a pathway across the road from the house.

Within two minutes walk you will find:

- Courtenay Place (nightlife, eclectic cafes, bars and shops)

- Oriental Bay (restaurants, cafes, playground, swimming beach)

- Wellington waterfront (two playgrounds, parks, cafes and the popular Sunday market)

- the Embassy Theatre (famous cinema at the end of our street where the Lord of the Rings premieres were held)

- Te Papa Museum

- Bats theatre (quirky playhouse with tickets from $14)

- New World Supermarket

- popular eateries at the end of our street

The main shopping strip, Willis Street and Lambton Quay, begins a fifteen minute walk away through Courtenay Place, with Parliament about twenty minutes away when walking around the waterfront.

The vibrant Cuba Street is only ten minutes walk away, and makes a brilliant destination for shopping, cafes, and live music in the evenings.

A main bus stop is just a few minutes walk away, and all buses coming past head straight through town. The Railway Station is also about 30 minutes walk around the waterfront, or $2 in one of the frequent buses that depart just minutes from the apartment.

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*

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  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $40.00 per stay (required); For each additional person (after two) $30.00 per night (optional)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 6 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes school & public holidays.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
28-Feb-17 to 28-Feb-18
$300+/night $300+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $15/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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (10)

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  • Beautifully appointed and great location

    Beautifully appointed and great location. Much better than a soulless hotel.

    SarahLo28 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • Emily and her husband have lovingly restored this 1906 home that is...

    Emily and her husband have lovingly restored this 1906 home that is full of charm and character. What we loved best were the excellent bed (there are 2 full bedrooms we only used one), the full size kitchen and great appliances, and the property location. It is at the top of Hood St which leads straight down to the city. Once we parked, we never needed our car. We walked everywhere and would pick up our supplies on the way home each day at the market at the bottom of the stairs. Wonderful stay!

    GinnyBo2 100%|3x Jan 2017

  • The property is perfectly located to access everything Wellington has to offer

    The property is perfectly located to access everything Wellington has to offer.

    KellyWe2 100%|3x Jan 2017

  • The place was immaculate and had everything we need for a family...

    The place was immaculate and had everything we need for a family of 4.

    GaryLeeNZ 100%|1x Dec 2016

  • The villa is a beautiful and relaxing place to stay

    The villa is a beautiful and relaxing place to stay. Walking distance to most of the major attractions. Great selection of restaurants and takeaway shops near by too.

    JasonNe4 100%|1x Nov 2016

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