Gum Tree studio wing over looking the harbour

41A Waitohu Road York Bay Lower Hutt, Lower Hutt, Lower Hutt
4
Max Guests
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathroom

About this Holiday House

The Gum Tree cottage is located in York Bay. It is architecturally designed studio built on a stunning 2,000 square metre very private tree covered section which runs down to the beach. The property enjoys all day sun and views over Wellington harbour. On the same site as the treehouse, recorded by Air BNB as in the top 10 most requested by Airbnb properties in NZ. York Bay is one of the necklaces of bays on the sunny eastern side of Wellington Harbour. Bikeways, bush walks, buses and ferries connect the bays to Eastbourne, Hutt City and Wellington It has one double bed in the main studio and one separate smaller bedroom/study with a single bed. It has a kitchen and bathroom with washing machine dishwasher and all whiteware, one BBQ on the large sheltered deck. Heating options include electric wall heaters & a wood burner. Wood is provided. The cottage is mostly double glazed. Ultra-fast Wifi is provided.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Features
BBQ
Bikes
Heating & cooling
Air Conditioning
Electric blankets
Fire place
Kitchen
Dishwasher
Freezer
Fridge
Microwave
Oven
Bathroom
Accessible Bathroom
Shower
Laundry
Dryer
Iron
Washing Machine
Parking
Off Street Parking
Basics
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
TV
Wifi
Other
Broadband
Cleaning equipment
Clothes line
Computer/internet
Electric heat
Ensuite Bathroom
Fire wood supplied
Fridge/Freezer
Laundry Tub
Outdoor furniture
Toaster

Bed layout

1 Queen(s), 2 Single(s)

Special Amenities

The Gum Tree Cottage is a modest open plan architecturally designed studio built on a stunning 2,000 square metre very private tree covered section which runs down to the beach. The property enjoys all day sun and views over Wellington harbour. It has one double bed in the main studio and one separate smaller bedroom/study with a single bed. It has a small kitchen and bathroom with washing machine dishwasher and all whiteware, small television and radio CD player. There is a BBQ on the large sheltered deck. There are two clothes dryers in a detached service area or "man cave" Four bicycles are available for your use. Heating options include electric wall heaters & a wood burner. Wood is provided. The cottage is mostly double glazed. Ultrafast Wifi is provided. The cottage is attached to but closed off by locked double doors from a new wing that we have built below the cottage. The double doors mean there is no noise transmission between the two wings. We use this wing as our home but are often away. The two wings are completely private one from the other and each has its own private deck and separate access. Access to the site is via a long driveway to a car deck for parking. Please park on one side of the top deck, it accommodates 2 cars. The gum tree cottage is accessed via a flight of steps down from the car deck. Elderly people have no trouble with the steps, but the property is not suitable for persons in wheelchairs. Dogs are welcome but it must be understood that the site is not fenced & we have a one off (not per night) dog cleaning fee of $30. If you bring a dog you can pay this fee in cash. It must also be understood that the dog must be kept off the beds & soft furniture. If your dog is not trained to do this we would suggest you not rent this cottage. Wild deer often come on to the property to eat the grass and steal our plums. Please also note that the cottage is built in and surrounded by trees. The trees flower and attract birds, insects and from time to time ants. As a consequence, it is almost impossible to stop small numbers of insects from entering the cottage. We do not like to spray and poison too much in such a beautiful environment. If you are going to be an upset finding a live or dead ant in the cottage this booking is not for you. We take a lot of pride in cleaning the cottage but it may sit empty for a day or two before you arrive. We leave some windows open to air the property and a moth, spider or ant may visit between our clean and your arrival. They are part of life and we are in their environment not the other way around. We don't always live on site but are able to meet guests if they need assistance or advice. Guests are welcome to self-check-in at any time after 3 pm. York Bay is one of a necklace of bays on the sunny eastern side of Wellington Harbour. Bikeways, bush walks, buses and ferries connect the bays to Eastbourne, Hutt City and Wellington. Nature rules. It can be calm, but it can also be windy and wild. There is good swimming in the calm bays from November through to April but in the winter the sea can be wild and beautiful. Native birds and even deer come on to the property to steal the fruit. We have captured the deer on night cameras but have never seen them. Busses and ferries connect York Bay to Eastbourne, Hutt City and Wellington. Busses No.81, 83 and No 85 run from Eastbourne to Lower Hutt and Wellington. The best fun way to Wellington is by Ferry, which leaves from Days Bay. You can walk to Day's Bay in about 25 minutes or ride in 5. You can take a bike on the ferry which docks right in the centre of Wellington. There are generally two or three bikes available under the deck beside the steps down to the cottage. A car is probably best. There is only room for one guest car on the property. If you have friends visiting please ask them to park on the street. We will tell you where the key is and give you other instructions once you confirm your booking. Lastly, it pays to do a shop before you arrive as it is about 4 or 5 km to the nearest shops back along the same roads which lead to York Bay and the cottage. The Eastbourne shops which include a small supermarket is around 2 km away.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Things to do : Bicycle riding The Rimutaka Cycle Trail has been named one of the world's hottest travel experiences for 2015 by travel guide Lonely Planet, it passes through York Bay. Our tenants usually ride the bikes to Eastbourne direction till the historic light house on the hill, or ride along the Hutt River towards Lower Hutt for the galleries and fair market during the Trail way. Walks and Tracks 1.All of the tracks leading from the cottage are within the property and you can walk right down to the beach at Lowery Bay. On a Saturday morning it is fun as you can buy fresh fish from a fishing boat that comes into the marina. The track at the base of the property is steep so take care. We have not made it too easy as we value our privacy and don’t want strangers wondering up from the road and stealing our plums. 2. The Regional Council has built walking tracks through the original park from York Bay to Lowery Bay and Days Bay. It’s about 1 hour to Days Bay. The tracks leave from the end of Kaitawa Road, the entrance is exactly in York Bay, where the treehouse is located. (See the brochures in the tree house). Good Swimming Beaches Days Bay, York Bay and Eastbourne get the summer beaches. Coffee & bars, galleries, shopping Days Bay, Eastbourne, Petone or Lower Hutt all have their own charming attractions, check them online, you will find all the details. The nearest shops are at Days Bay, Eastbourne, Petone or Lower Hutt. The Eastbourne village, which is about 4 km away does have a small supermarket and associated shops and restaurants. It also has an ATM machine. It’s a nice place. Petone’s main street, Jackson street is also interesting. Lower Hutt has a mall if that is what you need.

Reviews

Average Rating: 5
2 total reviews

Alison Trousdell
Gum Tree studio is a great place to stay with beautiful views through native trees across the harbour to Wellington city. It's comfortable and cosy , a great place to relax.
Tracy Currin
driveway and stairs are a bit challenging you need a small car and steady legs. The view is outstanding. The house is warm and enviting I will be back.

Availability

Rates

Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
Nov - Feb $158 / Night for 2 guests$182 Nights
Rest of year$156 / Night for 2 guests$182 Nights
Rest of year$850 / Week for 2 guests$181 Week
Nov - Feb
$158 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $18Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$156 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $18Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$850 / Week for 2 guests
Extra guests: $18Min. stay: 1 Week

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