About the Homestay

Urban Cosy
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

We live in Mt Albert, Auckland – its on the edge of downtown Auckland and blessed with great bus and train connections to much of the city and major education centers (and easy public transport airport connections). We are also close to the main motorway into the city or to the north of New Zealand, and the motorway to the airport. We have a single bedroom. We share the bathroom and the kitchen with all the basics. Unlimited WiFi internet access free of charge. The property is on a main road but we are blessed with an unexpected bird rich garden (complete with hammock) that is available for use. We are a couple; he a New Zealand writer who works from home, she an Indian national working in the city. The place is controlled by a solitary cat.
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House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 1 night

Maximum stay is for 30 nights

Check-in date must be before 13 Jul 2024

Available for given dates

Long stay? If you have a reoccuring schedule where days in the week do not require accommodation, you can unselect those days below. This will inform the host and reduce the price of your stay.

Edge of the city
From $65 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This room is a large single room for 1 person. It gets beautiful sunlight throughout the day. Faces the front yard. Big desk to work on. Mini library for the book lovers.

  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Radio
 1 guest
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About the Area

On the edge of the central business district, great transport links, excellent shopping and good restaurants - complete with lovely parks

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Shopping Centre
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital


Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

ID check: Before check-in our guest will have to provide any government ID proof (such as passport, driver's license [driver's license should show your full name with address], etc.

Payment Method: We require our guests to pay 100% of the booking in advance before check-in.

Cancellation Policy: Full refund for cancellations made within 48 hours of booking, if the check-in date is at least 14 days away. 50% refund for cancellations made at least 7 days before check-in. No refunds for cancellations made within 7 days of check-in.

Cleaning fees- If the booking is for two weeks or less there will be extra $25 for cleaning on top of room rent.
If the booking is for more than two weeks there will be extra cleaning charge of $25 per fortnight.

**We will be collecting 15% GST for all booking received from 1 April 2024.**

Laundry usage - Laundry will be available free only if it is full load and once a week.

Smoking Rules

Your host is a non-smoker.

Smoking is not allowed.

2 Reviews

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    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    August 2020

    It was an awesome experience and a warm welcome to the country. A nice little house just a couple of minutes walk to the train station makes it so convenient to stay & explore the city. On top of that Varsha & Michael are perfect hosts always ready to help you with your silly questions & ready to feed you with some local news. It really helps to feel the lifestyle and get used to local things.
    All in all it was a nice month which I would never forget. Totally recommend to stay there!

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    Age 25 - 34

    4 hearts
    August 2019

    a peaceful place.

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    Age 25 - 34

    Automated Post
    December 2017

    The host cancelled the booking on the day of arrival.

How do I book?

Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.

When do I pay?

Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 250 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.

When can I share my contact details?

Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.

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