Gardens Homestay

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The Guest Room. The guest's room is large and sunny (16' by 20') and connects to the en-suite bathroom via the door at left. The antique Rimu fireplace is set to enjoy, should you decide to spend an evening 'at home'.

The Guest Room. The guest’s room is large and sunny (16′ by 20′) and connects to the en-suite bathroom via the door at left.

Enjoy the New Zealand antiques in a genuine Colonial environment

New Zealand antiques in a genuine Colonial environment

Guest living room

The second bedroom in the suite

Fire

Enjoy a drink by the fire on a winter’s evening.

Your Private Verandah.

Your Private Verandah. Step through the French doors from your room on to your private verandah with panoramic views over the city and harbour to the mountains beyond.

Enjoy breakfast on the verandah.

Breakfast on the verandah.

Guest's Living Room/Study. Warm yourself before the fire, watch a little cable television or check your emails in this delightful, sunny room.

Guest’s Living Room/Study. Warm yourself before the fire, watch a little cable television or check your emails in this delightful, sunny room.

The Courtyard. The sunny courtyard provides a quiet, sheltered dining area beside the pool.  Views of the city and harbour form the backdrop.  The expanse of the Town Belt forest is shown beyond the house.

The Courtyard. The sunny courtyard provides a quiet, sheltered dining area beside the pool.  Views of the city and harbour form the backdrop.  The expanse of the Town Belt forest is shown beyond the house.

Enjoy a hearty breakfast by the original coal range in the restored kitchen

Enjoy a hearty breakfast by the original coal range in the restored kitchen

Enjoy a hearty breakfast by the original coal range in the restored kitchen

Rocky will welcome you at our front door!

Gardens Homestay in 1898

11 St Mary Street in 1898.  This historic photo was taken before the verandah was added.

Aerial view of Wellington showing 'Gardens Homestay'Gardens Homestay seen from the air

Lady Norwood rose garden

The State Highway One motorway ‘on’ and ‘off’ ramps are a moment’s drive away. Downtown Wellington, Parliament, Old St Paul’s Church and the attractions of the city are all within walking distance. The harbour is about twelve minutes stroll and further along the waterfront is the ‘Te Papa’ museum. A trip to Wellington is not something that needs to planned months in advance. Thanks to the web, you can find and take advantage of several deals on a tight schedule. The sooner you check the last minute deals from Expedia, the sooner you’ll be able to experience the unforgettable art and fashion, as well as many events that take place at the waterfront. The popularity of this city means that exciting events, from live jazz to food shows, take place every week. There is hardly a dull moment in this beautiful city, so don’t hesitate to plan your next vacation here.

Rose garden fountain

Across the street at the Botanical Gardens, the Lady Norwood Rose Garden has spectacular formal gardens in front of the Begonia House Conservatory. The Main Gardens feature changing displays of bedding plants and flowers, and thousands of specimen shrubs and mature trees. The Cable Car connects the Lookout at the top of the Botanical Gardens to the heart of Lambton Quay in the city centre. Step back into history exploring the Historic Bolton Street Cemetery en route to the Parliament Buildings and the city centre.