Bach or holiday home, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 6)
Vickie and Daran
About Vickie and Daran
We live in Wellington with our two teenage children and samoyed dog. Work in Wellington City.
Vickie and Daran purchased this House in 2015
Why Vickie and Daran chose Petone
We were attracted by the properties' history - constructed for the Ancient Order of Foresters - The Ancient Order of Foresters is one of the oldest friendly societies, with its origins in Yorkshire in the 1790s. Philanthropy and virtue featured prominently in the principles and ritual of the Society. ‘The object of Forestry is to unite the virtuous and good in all sects and denominations of man in the sacred bonds of brotherhood so that while wandering through the Forest of this World they may render mutual aid and assistance to each other’. Like Freemasonry it was open to anyone believing in a Creator. Just as its lodges were called Courts, the officers of the society used the titles of officials of the medieval forest courts, such as Ranger and Woodward. However, the order blended this mediaeval idea with the notion of Adam as the first Forester. In the late 19th Century Forestry spread over the world, particularly to the British colonies but also to the USA. In 1892 a proposal was put forward to open the Foresters to women by allowing the formation of female Courts. This resulted in an alteration to the emblem of the order to include the figure of a female forester. The Lodge was used for many years as the local community hall - meetings, ballet lessons, parties, before being lovingly renovated into a home.
What makes this House unique
Warm Unlimited Wi-fi (ultra fast broadband). Close to Jackson St shops Good public transport access Plenty of on-street parking. All amenities on ground floor.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Has two flights of wooden stairs
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Something a bit different
Unique place to stay while in Wellington with interesting history. Well restored and modernised. Clean, comfortable, warm and great location in Petone.
Beautiful Reno/Conversion of Hall
Great location in Petone. It had more bedrooms than we needed, but the large, well stocked kitchen was exactly what we wanted to host family over for suppers. Everyone was impressed by the beautiful dining/living space. Heated floors in the entrance hall, bathroom and kitchen were very nice on cool winter mornings. Next trip we make to New Zealand I will be looking to book this property again.
What an amazing place to stay!! Blown away. Doesnt look like much but just wow, when you walk in!!
Short stay for the rugby game. Beautiful place and so comfortable!! Thank You!!
We were delighted with this accommodation: it was a beautiful and well-appointed space but the historic context made it particularly interesting. We were mortified to find we'd locked ourselves out, one evening, and Vicki was extremely helpful and resourceful in solving the problem.
Great location, home away from home
We loved the lodge....warm, comfortable, everything we needed was here. 2 minutes to a good coffee and a selection of cafes and restaurants. Located close to Lower Hutt and Wellington CBD. Recommend!
Great Great Great
This place is better then the photos show. It is clean, tidy and has everything you would need plus some. Will be back. Thankyou
Located ion the heart of Petone, at the southern end of the Hutt Valley, on the northern shore of Wellington Harbour. The name, from the Māori Pito-one, means "end of the sand beach".
Petone was first settled by Europeans in 1840, making it one of the oldest settlements in the Wellington Region. It is a gentrifying suburb with excellent shopping and eating options, with easy transport to Wellington CBD.