The Old Sailor's Villa in the the City

Apartment | Wellington CBD | #35471

9.8/10 (5 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)
  • 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-Oct-16 to 28-Oct-17
$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 (5)

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  • Very handy to downtown

    Very handy to downtown. Lovely atmosphere!

    maryse480 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • The apartment is centrally located but is quiet and warm

    The apartment is centrally located but is quiet and warm. It has been thoughtfully decorated and equipped so it feels like a home away from home. It is a lovely place to stay as a couple or family. I can't possibly say enough to do it justice in this review, just don't look any further, go ahead and book it.

    Helen_Vy1 100%|3x Sep 2016

  • Absolutely fantastic!! Brilliant location, immaculate, warm property that has been beautifully renovated...

    Absolutely fantastic!! Brilliant location, immaculate, warm property that has been beautifully renovated with everything we could have wanted for our stay. Will definitely recommend and come back!! Thank you!!

    JennieCo3 100%|1x Sep 2016

  • Both the location and property are fantastic

    Both the location and property are fantastic. Just far enough away to enjoy some quiet but only a few minutes walk to get to Courtney Place. It really felt like a home away from home

    twistedlogic 100%|2x Aug 2016

  • Beautiful house, decor could be photographed for a top end home magazine,...

    Beautiful house, decor could be photographed for a top end home magazine, and so warm! The food, and beverages available, is such a nice touch, and LOVED the nespresso. We'll be back for sure. Thanks so much.

    Justbrowsing 100%|18x Jul 2016

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