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Kapiti Coast
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 40097
Region: Wellington

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Last Updated: January 14, 2020

We are a couple in our mid 50's who are "empty nesters" - that is our children have all left home (though our adult children and grandchildren live very close by and visit often) We have varied interests and would describe ourselves as easy going and relaxed.

Our preference is to host couples or two people travelling together as friends.

Andrews passion is fishing and snorkeling (diving for seafood but no air bottles) We both enjoy meeting people from differing cultures and we would describe ourselves as easy going and relaxed.

Our property is located 2 minutes walk to Paraparaumu Beach, just 10 minutes walk to the Beach Shops and also the Kapiti Boat Club where the trips to the well known Kapiti Island Nature Reserve leave from.

There are a number of great places to walk in the area. We have bikes that you can use while staying here.

The train station is a short bus ride from our home, with regular train services taking 45 minutes to Wellington. Sometimes Andrew works in Wellington and on those days is happy to give you a ride into Wellington if you want to explore the town and not worry about parking.

We have a relatively large 4 bedroom home (that we are renovating) and is located on a quarter acre section that we are landscaping.

The types of assistance we require is varied, from gardening and assisting with landscaping to painting a fence, staining a deck, building a fish filleting bench and perhaps some demolition work.

We are flexible with the hours so that you can assist for more hours on one day/s and then have full days off to explore the area or go into Wellington.

We can host couples in a room or two friends travelling together in seperate rooms. The rooms have a Queen sized double bed, Television and a DVD player with a selection of DVDs.

In return for 4 hours assistance from each helper per nights stay, plus some assistance with meal preparation/cleaning up afterwards, we are happy to provide comfortable accommodation inside our home and all meals. Wifi is available.

We are meat eaters and usually we have meat with evening meals with vegetables also. Sorry but we are not equipped to host those on a vegan diet.

We have a cat who is part of our family and is free to roam the house (but not your room if you keep your door closed) He is of a low allergenic breed but if you have an allergy to cats then we may not be the place for you.

reviews (34)
Helper: Pia and Remi Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: June 2, 2019
We had a wonderful time with Juanita, Andrew & Ollie! We stayed with them a ... view complete review

Helper: Adeline and Coline Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 12, 2019
Andrew and Juanita are two awesome hosts who gave us a real cultural exchange... view complete review

Helper: Fleuryane and Florian Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 9, 2019
We spent a fantastic week with Andrew & Juanita. We helped them building a de... view complete review

Helper: Axelle and Romain Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 11, 2019
We spent 10 amazing days with Juanita, Andrew and their lovely cat. Juanita... view complete review

Helper: Tom and Hannah Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: December 5, 2018
5* We had an amazing week with Andrew, Juanita and olly 🐈 Very we... view complete review

Helper: Marleen and Susann-Christin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: April 18, 2018
Andrew and Juanita hosted us in the end one week instead of 5 days because ou... view complete review

Helper: Rémi and Aline Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 2, 2018
We have spent one week with Andrew Juanita and Holy their beautiful cat and i... view complete review

Helper: Jana and Jiri Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Czech Republic Date: February 27, 2018
We stayed 8 nights with Andrew and Juanita. Thank you for everything. Because... view complete review

Helper: Melanie and Benjamin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: February 13, 2018
We just can say thank you for a really really nice week with you. We enjoyed... view complete review

Helper: Lisa and Ashleigh Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Ireland Date: January 18, 2018
We spent just over a week in Andrew and Juanitas spectacular Home. We had a t... view complete review

Helper: Léo and Ludivine Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France, Metropolitan Date: December 21, 2017
There is no words to describe an experience like that one ! Andrew and Ju... view complete review

Helper: Perrine and Alexandre Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 19, 2017
First HelpX experience and best weeks so far in New-Zealand, since we landed ... view complete review

Helper: Jonathan and Marion Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: September 13, 2017
We spent 8 wonderful days in the Juanita and Andrew's house. We shared a lots... view complete review

Helper: Franziska and Mario Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: September 12, 2017
Thank you so much, Andrew and Juanita, for everything! We had such an amazing... view complete review

Helper: Guillaume and Estelle Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 27, 2017
We spent 10 days in Andrew and Juanita's place, and it was one of our best ex... view complete review

Helper: Bastien and Caroline Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 31, 2017
We spent 10 days with Andrew and Juanita. What a great experience knowing and... view complete review

Helper: Maxime and Sana Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 22, 2017
We spent one amazing week with Andrew and Juanita. The work was not really ha... view complete review

Helper: William and Hester Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: May 14, 2017
We had a great time at Andrew and Juanita's. The work was physical but not ha... view complete review

Helper: Alexis and Manon Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 15, 2017
AMAZING Experience Normaly we had to stay 10 days with Andrew and Juanita bu... view complete review

Helper: Anne and Matt Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Netherlands Date: February 26, 2017
Andrew and Juanita welcomed us in their home for a week. On our first night w... view complete review

Helper: Amandine and Felix Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 14, 2017
What else ? We spent 2 weeks at Paraparaumu after Christmas and if you wa... view complete review

Helper: Laurie and Guillaume Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 4, 2016
We stay 10 days on the Andrew and Juanita's house, it was our best helpx expe... view complete review

Helper: Idafe and Maria Jose Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: December 3, 2016
We stayed one week at Andrew and Juanita's place. We enjoyed it very much. Th... view complete review

Helper: Damien and Barbara Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: November 4, 2016
Andrew and Juanita are excellent hosts, welcoming, friendly and generous. We ... view complete review

Helper: Cyrielle and Romain Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: September 24, 2016
We spent one week with Andrew & Juanita and it was definitively too short, w... view complete review

Helper: Aymerick and Justine Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: September 14, 2016
We recommend this Host! !!😀 We was stayed 10 days with this friendly... view complete review

Helper: Jeremy and Marion Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 16, 2016
We spent 10 lovely days at Andrew and Juanita's house. We had a lot of good e... view complete review

Helper: Marine and Basile Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: June 16, 2016
We spend 5 amazing days at Andrew & Juanita's house. They are definetely awes... view complete review

Helper: Janice and Martin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: April 17, 2016
Andrew and Juanita have been great hosts to us! We entirely enjoyed our stay ... view complete review

Helper: Pauline and Gwenval Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 26, 2016
We stayed 7 days at Andrew and Juanita's place and we really enjoyed it! All ... view complete review

Helper: Daisy and James Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: February 5, 2016
Andrew and Juanita were friendly, kind and made us feel so welcome in their h... view complete review

Helper: Francesca and Yoann Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 1, 2015
We spent the last 10 days at Andrew and Juanita's home, and I can say one wor... view complete review

Helper: Camille and Benjamin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: September 19, 2015
We stayed one week with the Ashton family and we will remember it for a long ... view complete review

Helper: Marie and Olivier Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 15, 2015
We spent a few days with Andrew and Juanita and we really appreciated their w... view complete review

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