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Wellington Hillside Home/'Stairway to Heaven'

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

It's time for your New Zealand holiday.

This modern, well-appointed 3 level home is set high into a hillside with fabulous views, perfect for entertaining and enjoying the natural beauty this region is famous for.

Level One has 2 bedrooms and a bath, with a tub and separate shower.

Bedroom One is a combination office with trundle bed.

Bedroom Two has a Queen bed.

Main level is the living area with open-plan kitchen, generous lounge area and connected balcony above Hataitai Beach.

Lovely sunny views over Evans Bay and the Miramar Peninsula

Top level is the master suite, King bed, huge walk-in closet & private bathroom with heated tile floors.

And, of course, the best view of all from the private balcony. (You'll feel like a 'rock star' overlooking the world from the top level)

This home provides an excellent 'home base' while in New Zealand, with very close proximity to the Wellington Central Business District, Interisland Ferry Terminal and International Airport, without the traffic or city noise.

You'll find more (current) testimonials on our home site.

Keywords: Hillside, Holiday, Home, NewZealand, Wellington, Vacation, sleepsix, threebedroom, convenient

More Details

Harmony Holiday Rentals
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2017

About Harmony Holiday Rentals

We are travelers who fell in love with New Zealand. We rent homes for ourselves to stay in all over the world, so we are happy to share our Wellington home with you.

Harmony Holiday Rentals purchased this house in 2008

Why Harmony Holiday Rentals chose North Island

This home is quintessential Wellington, in a stellar location for active travelers who desire a home-away-from-home with all the basics. Our home is built as are many in Wellington, especially the suburb of Hataitai, high on a hill, thus our magnificent views. This really sold us on Kainui Heights.

What makes this house unique

Proximity to the Central Business District, the airport, ferry terminal, and train, makes Kainui Heights the perfect escape for locals looking to get away, as well as visitors from (literally) all over the world. Our home is furnished 'Kiwiana' style, so if you are traveling from somewhere other than New Zealand, you'll get the flavor of how we live - simply, with a reverence for the earth. And, if you are interested in the many films of Peter Jackson, you'll be looking across Evans Bay at his home turf, where all the real movie magic happens, on the Miramar Peninsula.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautiful home with fantastic views. It is peaceful and quiet, but close to CBD. Well equipped and comfortable. We had an excellent week. Thank you for a great holiday.
Feb 2012
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Wellington Hillside Home/'Stairway to Heaven'
average rating of 4.8 based on 14 reviews

Lovely house, fabulous views and very close to town.

  • 5 of 5

Kainui Heights is an amazing house, with the most fantastic view, especially from the top balcony. All amenities are provided in style and comfort. You even "get fit", every time you go home from the car to the front door! Warning is given about being fit for stairs, but even my eighty year old parents managed, slowly, but they got there! It's worth the climb for the house with the view. We would highly recommend this property, we had a wonderful stay in Wellington.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal Home For A Week in Wellington!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time spent at Kainui Heights. It gave us a perfect "jumping off site" for our daily adventures and it was relaxing to come home to in the evening. Of course the view from the master bedroom thrilled us. We found it easy to navigate the bus lines and Kainui Heights was an ideal home for our week stay in Wellington.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Evergreen, CO

Family trip abroad, great "home base"

  • 5 of 5

We liked the convenient location, close to bus routes, restaurants and bars, hiking trails. The views were amazing. The home was comfortable and well equipped.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hood River, Oregon, USA


  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in your home.  What a beautiful view and nice home.  It was very comfortable.  We quickly figured out the bus system and used it for all our travel around Wellington.  

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Margaret River, Western Australia

Thank you for organising ...

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for organising our family stay at such short notice.

We all had a wonderful time, the house was wonderful and even

my not so agile 79 year old mother managed the ascent to the

front door. Fabulous decor, spectacular views and I slept like a

log in the king size bed.

Thanks once again,

Frances Reeve, Margaret River, Western Australia

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Timaru, South Island, New Zealand

We had the pleasure recen...

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure recently of a weekend spent in this lovely home which we found spacious,

stylish and comfortable. The home being stocked with eco-friendly and organic items

throughout shows real care and thoughtfulness for both guests and environment. And truly,

truly, million-dollar views!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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easy access to Wellington City Centre by bus or taxi, about 10-20 minutes depending on time of day.


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Wellington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Lower level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Top level ensuite. Heated tile floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Lower level, sleeps two.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Top level, master ensuite. Sleeps two.
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Lower level, King Single + Twin/Single Bed-Trundle Bed for 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Views of Evans Bay and the Miramar Peninsula from two scenic, sun-exposed balconies. Local tours of The Hobbit / Film industry.

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