Some Reviews posted on the AirBnB website:
This was one of the coolest places I stayed at on my trip around the world. Howard is a film and theater producer and we shared a great glass of wine in their artistic home.
The room was very comfortable and Howard got up early to fix some delicious breakfast for me since I was heading out on the ferry to Picton.
Next time in Wellie, I will certainly swing by them again and recommend their place to anybody.
... Philipp, Germany
We spent a wonderful weekend in Brooklyn B&B, a beautiful old house which has been elegantly renovated. Well heated and generously equipped: very comfortable bed, use of a great modern kitchen and living-room.
Howard and Joan are truly friendly and interesting people who made us feel warmly welcome, while still giving us as much privacy as we wanted -- a great balance.
... Bronwyn, Tutukaka
I visited Wellington for a couple of nights for work, so didn't spend much time at 'home,' but the welcome was warm, accommodation spotless, comfortable and quiet and I'll certainly be back next time I'm in Wellington. The walk into town is very pleasant, and Wellington's bus service is great for the ride back up the hill. Breakfast totally exceeded my expectations - and bettered the one I had in town on the first morning too. Thank you both.
... Malcolm, Whakatane
A friend and I went down to Wellington for an All Black game. We were after accommodation that was close to the city centre yet not in the middle of things. Howard n Joan's place was ideal. The room was spacious and the bathroom facilities clean. While we didn't make use of the lounge etc. they were also spacious and welcoming. Howard was great, offering us a lift into town as well as taking us to the airport first thing in the morning. We would most definitely stay with Howard and Joan again.
... Wayne, Tauranga
I arrived on my own in Wellington with 2 weeks booked with Howard and Joan and immediately they made me welcome and feel part of their family, helping me with all my questions and freely imparting their local knowledge and advice.
The studio room I stayed in was incredibly comfortable with those small details which made it a great stay – I'll be back!!! Amazing people at an amazing location who I will undoubtedly remain in touch with – my many thanks,
... Caroline, Wales
We had a delightful stay in Howard and Joan's lovely home. Our party of three booked both rooms, and both were very comfortable and attractive with good wifi (and even very soft robes!). The front room faces the quiet street and has a nice view of the city (and sunrise, if you open the very effective blinds); the separate studio room is absolutely quiet, off a beautiful porch. The three of us had the two downstairs bathroom facilities (one with a bathtub and shower, one with sink and toilet) to ourselves, and that worked out very well. Both mornings we found an abundant, tasty breakfast laid out for us, with fresh and preserved fruit, yogurt, granola, good bread with several spreads, and the all-important plunger pot with good coffee, They were happy to have us cook as well, and the kitchen is beautiful and very well stocked. Above all, Joan and Howard are delightful hosts, welcoming, great fun to talk with, very good humored, and thoroughly helpful. Their assistance really made it possible for us to make the most of our short time in Wellington. The house is in a pleasant, quiet neighborhood. The walk from the CBD might be a bit steep for some, but it can be made through a lovely and safe park; we took a cab after a late night at the Te Papa Museum and it came to a very reasonable $18. We highly recommend staying at their home when you'e exploring this marvelous city.
... Anita & Michael, Chicago
Great experience, felt very welcomed and by Howard and Joan. It was more a working trip for me and I was up early and back late but the place worked perfectly. Howard went out of his way for a great breakfast! Very clean, comfortable bed and attention to detail. Easy parking outside. Thank you!!
... Simon, Melbourne
Staying with Howard and Joan was brilliant. They opened their home to us and went above and beyond what you would expect of hosts.
The room we stayed in was well apportioned with a very comfortable bed and cosy dressing gowns. After a great night's sleep we were treated to an excellent breakfast that set us up for days out in Wellington.
Highly recommended - if we're in Wellington again it's the first place we'll try to stay!
... Benjamin & Christine, UK
The best staying in Wellington, don't hesitate to spend some days with Howard and Joan.
... Alessandro, Italy, May 2013
We stayed with Howard and Joan for two nights and found them to be friendly and helpful. The accommodation was lovely....clean and roomy, close to town and quiet. Lovely breakfast and comfortable bed. Altogether a nice place to stay.
... Pauline & Wim, Nelson
Lovely place! Spacious, cosy bedroom with t.v and wifi and nice guest bathroom. Great breakfast also. Howard and Joan were friendly hosts who were always available to help!
... Stephen & Rachel, UK
Howard and Joan were extremely gracious and generous hosts who went out of their way to make us feel at home. Their house is lovely and comfortable. The location was great for exploring the city of Wellington.
... Wendy & Jesse, Minnesota
Super nice couple with a beautiful house fit for any traveller visiting Wellington. With a lovely deck out the back and a comfortable room, Howard and Joan made us feel very welcome in their home.
... Marty & Lucy, Melbourne
I stayed at Howard and Joan's wonderful house for one night and it was a pity that we couldn't stay longer. The studio was nice and quiet with a queen bed and heading blankets. Only to access the bathroom we had to go back to the main house, which was not a problem at all. The house is in a nice area and it was easy to park in front of the house. Thank you, Howard for making as feel so welcome!
... Margo, Austria
I had the pleasure of staying with Howard and Joan, in their delightful spare room for a couple of weeks in early 2013. The room was bright, airy and spacious, with a bathroom for private use. I was made to feel at home from the moment I walked in the door, and thoroughly enjoyed Howard and Joan's company – as many great conversations, meals, drinks and laughs were shared. Howard's knowledge of the Wellington arts scene and general Wellington happenings meant I was never short of things to experience, and found his local knowledge incredibly helpful. I would recommend anyone wanting an authentic, relaxed and comfortable stay in Wellington, opt to stay with Howard and Joan.
... Giverny, Tauranga
My first impression: Wow.....
I had a great time at this place. Howard and Joan are so friendly/nice. The house is amazing and the room wonderful.
Thanks for your lovely Welcoming and staying at your place. It was a honor to be your first guest :-)
... Michael, Essen, Germany, March 2013