We are a friendly family living in the well established & safe suburb of Remuera (20 mins by bus to Downtown Auckland in peak traffic). We have welcomed several international students over the years and have enjoyed their company very much.
This is a modern four bedroom home in the heart of Remuera, with two bathrooms & one separate toilet. Large queen size bedroom & a shared ensuite bathroom (downstairs) with one other very nice Chinese student. Your room has a fairly new king single bed & linen, dresser, desk, chair, lamp, heater etc, provided. We are more than happy to look at any furniture/bedding requirement you may have as we want you to be happy here.
Quiet, peaceful & safe home, cafe and Benson Rd shops a few minutes walk. We are close to the city, harbour, popular swimming beaches, all sports, fishing, boating, sailing, walking, hiking, cycling tracks & routes, recreational centres, theatres & restaurants.
The weekly fee covers all expenses, including water, power & gas, board, phone (local calls), sky tv, laundry, cleaning, and unlimited ultra fast fibre internet.
The cost for breakfast, lunch or dinner can be discussed as people have different requirements, but it will be additional to the $260 charged per week for board which is payable one week in advance. We also require & greatly appreciate 4 weeks notice prior to moving out.
We love all sorts of food & often cook a variety of meals & we are happy to consider the types of meals you like to eat.
About our suburb, Remuera, according to Wikipedia
"Remuera is an affluent inner-city residential suburban area within Auckland. It is located only four kilometres to the city centre."
We will help you settle into your new home with us, & help organise daily transport to your new learning institution/University.
Sorry, but no pets, smokers or couples. There's on street parking right outside the front door. Ten mins walk to the Orakei train station, bus stops less than one hundred mtrs away.
Unfortunately, we are unable to cater for school age children as we both work full time & as much as we would like to, we simply don't have the time for school drop-offs & pick-ups, after school activities etc.
We are experienced & comfortable with hosting International Students (17 yrs or older) & as much as our home-stay has their own busy lives, we do like you to feel welcome & part of the family (if you need anything, just ask) – we have no problem with helping you learn English.
Thanks, Rebecca & John and our two boys aged 13 & 14.