The Studio Swanson - Waitakere Foothills - breakfast included

Welcome to The Studio, our self-contained studio in the foothills of the Waitakere Ranges.

Perfect for couples, friends or solo travellers coming to Auckland for business, holidays, weddings, concerts, sports games and events.

Just minutes from the historic Swanson Railway Station, we are perfectly located to enjoy all that the west and north of Auckland has to offer, including stunning west coast beaches, wineries, forest and bush. The train is close by for access to wider Auckland, sports matches and concerts.

The Studio is separate to the main house, has it’s own entrance, and off-street parking at the door. Self check-in is available with lock box between midday and 11pm. The layout is open plan.

Sleep well in a super-king sized bed with quality linens and electric blanket - or the room can be made up as twin-share configuration (2 long single beds) if you prefer. The adjacent bathroom has plenty of light and space and a generously sized shower.

Everything you need for a continental breakfast is provided. The kitchen has microwave, bench-top oven and portable induction cooktop, and all the crockery and utensils you need for making breakfast and cooking simple meals. A range of teas and plunger coffee are available.

Enjoy a drink or meal on the shared deck, taking in elevated views of the city and harbour. Netflix, free WIFI and a selection of books and magazines on hand for relaxing.

  • We are happy to pick up/drop off to the train station or other local places by prior arrangement.

  • As your hosts we are available in the main house, or by phone. The main house is our family home - we have two children aged 11 and 13, pet cats, a sheep and some chickens.

  • We respect your privacy. Please note that the walkway beside The Studio and the deck with view is shared with the main house as access to the main driveway.

Usual Price: $148 per night

LiveLocal Price: $115 per night ✔️

No hidden extras! On LiveLocal, a Kiwi run website, our price includes everything for up to 2 adults! There are no cleaning fees, no extra guest fees, no linen fees. Book now to grab it!

Other things to note:

Twin Share: If you are two friends travelling together who don't want to share the bed, there will be a one-off additional charge of $25 per stay to cover the additional linen costs for the second bed.

Weekly discount: stays of 7 nights attract a 10% discount

Noise: We are in a semi rural location, in the mornings you might hear farm animals and roosters amongst the birdsong.

Recent reviews *from Kiwi guests!

Jimmy & Rahma ★★★★★
from Waikato
September 2019

This is a really lovely space to stay. It has been very thoughtfully kitted out, with some really considerate touches. The welcome pack and breakfast selection were just what we needed. And the bed is awesomely comfortable. Thanks!

Colin & Tania ★★★★★
from Bay of Plenty
September 2019

Lesley's place is a haven from the busyness of Auckland. It is spacious, stylish and spotlessly clean. The bed is so comfortable and Lesley provided little extras that made our stay that much more special.

Jane ★★★★★
from Auckland
August 2019

This is such a lovely and stylish space that is well set up and absolutely spotless! Perfect for exploring the West and would be a great place to stay for anyone visiting Auckland with their own transport. Beautiful setting, quiet, relaxing. Host is 100%.

Read more past reviews here

If preferred, you can book The Studio via AirBnB - click here

Type of Accommodation:
Short Term (up to 27 days)
Long Term (28 days +)
We accept bookings through:
Direct Bank Transfer
Hosts Private Website
Guests: 2
Beds: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Property Type: Self Contained Unit
Types of beds: 1 x Super King or twin share with 2 x Long Singles
Basic Amenities:
Self check-in
Private bathroom
Breakfast included
Free parking
Air conditioning
Washing machine
Extra Amenities:
Private entrance
Outdoor space
Hair dryer
Bed linen
Extra pillows
Extra towels
Laundry detergent
Clothes hangers
Indoor fireplace
Conventional oven
Coffee maker
Kettle or Jug
Hob or Cooktop
Dishes and cutlery
Pots and pans
Freeview TV
Sky TV
House Rules:
Quiet hours after 10pm
Strictly no pets
Strictly no parties
Strictly no smoking
Not suitable for kids or infants
Must not exceed maximum occupancy
Visitors welcome but not overnight
Visitors by prior approval only
No cooking of strong smelling food
House Rules (notes): We will ask all guests to acknowledge our house rules at the time of booking.
Parking instructions: Park directly in front of the Studio.
Home Safety:
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Smoke detector (mandatory)
Carbon monoxide detector
Digital security safe
Things to note:
Must climb stairs
Potential for noise
Pet(s) live on property
No parking on property
Some spaces are shared
Surveillance or recording devices on property
During your stay: Expect to have your own space, with help nearby in person
Minimum Nights Stay: 1
Check-in time: After 2:00 pm
Checkout time: 11:00 am
The neighbourhood: Swanson is a small suburb located 20km to the west of Auckland at the base of the beautiful Waitakere Ranges. Swanson Village has several shops including a superette, pharmacy, gas station, butcher, several food outlets and two excellent cafés. The property is a great base for exploring the west coast beaches, and North West wineries.
Details of pets on property: Domestic cats, hens, sheep