Thank you Christine, it was lovely to have you here. We wish you well in all of your future ventures.
Thanks for the feedback on the listing too. As we mentioned to you, we would love for AirBNB to have an option that sits in between rented rooms and whole apartment.
We believe our offering is way more than 'rented rooms'.
Whilst we share the entrance hall with guests, the bedrooms, bathroom and kitchenette are all self contained and private, with separate access if required. They also have their own access to the pool, deck, outdoor eating and barbecue areas.
The large TV/lounge is also for the sole use of guests when they are here.
From $95 a night, we believe this represents superb value when compared to Auckland motels and other local AirBNB offerings.
We are in the process of reconfiguring the photos, and associated captions, so that people, who haven't read the lengthy description of the property, don't assume the main kitchen is included and are aware that we share an entrance hallway.
Hopefully that will go one step further in clarifying what's on offer, and remove any ambiguity.
That being said, and as you witnessed, we often open up our family home for guests to use, derive pleasure from eating a meal with them and enjoy sharing stories of our travels.