About this listing
We are a friendly couple happy to talk travel with you as we have travelled a lot, but will not intrude on your privacy as your space is important. We recently had a lovely Belgian guy who is travelling the world on his recumbent cycle stay with us. Adrien's website can be found by googling Myworldtouronstreetmachine (translate). If you love travel you will enjoy the read and photos.
Quote from Adrien's website as follows:
“The city of Tauranga is my next step. About thirty kilometers before the town, a picnic area where I was taking a coffee break, I met Marion and Kevin. Very quickly, they offer host me for the night. I am greeted like a king.
. Marion and Kevin were absolutely lovely and it was a pleasure to meet them”.
We offer a double bedroom with built in wardrobe. It is light and airy. You will have exclusive use of your own bathroom while you stay with us. The shower is over the bath. Our home is modern and has a slightly Tuscan feel.
Breakfast is included in the tariff.
Our neighbourhood is very nice and quiet. There are also lots of walking tracks around this area. A walk of 10 minutes takes you to Mills Reef Winery which is really nice and a great place for a leisurely lunch and some wine tasting. Another 15 minutes wander along the road brings you to our little Shopping centre and arguably the best restaurant in Tauranga.
Bus stop is 50 metres from our house. Town is a 6 minute drive. Mount Maunganui Beach is a 15 minute drive.
Usually I will be able to reply to your enquiry within a few hours.
We would love to meet you!
*Note: The price is for a couple per night not each.
* We do require at least two days notice for booking enquiries.
Guests have access to their own bathroom. They are very welcome in all areas of our home except our bedroom.
Interaction with Guests
We take our cue from our guests and are happy to interact as much or little as it suits.
Our neighbourhood is one of the nicest in Tauranga. It has quality homes and tree lined streets, easy access to town and Mt. Maunganui and is safe.
There is a bus stop 50 metres up the road.
Laundry use $3.00 per load.
We would appreciate people take their shoes off at the door.
Please wipe down bathroom after use.
You are welcome to use the kitchen for making your own lunch or dinner.
we had a great time in Tauranga with Marion and kevin. We enjoyed their company and were always made to feel comfortable. they provided great advice for what we should see and do and their home was most comfortable. Marion and kevin were just good fun.
We stayed two nights and were welcomed by Marion and Kevin with a nice barbecue including self-made salads and a local dessert! We had a wonderful time, very interesting discussions and got plenty of helpful tips what to do in Tauranga region and in other locations in New Zealand. We loved the excellent breakfast including fresh fruits and a tasty coffee!
The room is as described: very private and tidy - and sunny in the mornings :-)
Many thanks for your extraordinary hospitality!
Our hosts made us feel very welcome. And the description of the place is accurate.
As a second visit, we loved our stay here just as much as last year. Marion and Kevin obviously love hosting visitors, and go out of their way to make you welcome. Their home is a credit to them, as is their cooking. Marion offered us dinner and presented a delicious meal.....so good I asked for her recipe! Thanks again. Highly recommended!
We had a wonderful stay! Marion and Kevin are extremely friendly and welcoming, and even invited us to have dinner with them one night. They have a beautiful house. The guest room and bathroom are in their own private area of the house and are both immaculate.
We arrived to a friendly welcome and was shown our accommodation which included a small guest sitting room. We got the impression that we had to stay in that room when not in the bedroom. But that was quickly erased when Marion invited us to their living area for a cup of tea as soon as we had unpacked. In fact we never entered that sitting room the 3 days we stayed, we were always invited to Marion and Kevin's sitting room where there was much fun and laughter. We had dinner together the 3 nights in various forms, carry out, Kevin's BBQ and Marion's delightful Lamb Shanks. We have never had such a friendly rapport with our hosts, we had a ball. Great that Kevin and Dorothy lost the game of penanquc. The house plan is ideal for BnB with guests area separate from the hosts and Marion's attention to detail and Kevin's humour make this the ideal stay.
Yes, we have loved every minute of time spent with our guests!! The little room is only there if guests like to have somewhere private to sit and chat together. We really loved having you stay with us. Kevin and I often comment on the lovely, fun loving and interesting people we have met through airbnb. Lucky us!
Fantastic. T his one word describes both our experience with the accommodation and with the hosts. The property is situated in a lovely area and is immaculate in its presentation.
The welcome we received on our arrival was more like the greeting you get when welcoming old friends back that you haven't seen for ages.
Marion and Kevin gave us all the local information on places to visit and it is only thanks to them we met such wonderful people and saw such marvelous scenery in our short stay with them.
I sincerely hope that we can stay in touch.
We have no hesitation in giving this B&B top marks, it just could not have been better.
Thank you so much Marion and Kevin.
Tony and Di from Spain.
About the Host, Marion
We love to travel and meet people from other countries. We run our business from home and have a relaxed lifestyle. During our travels we have met great people and invited them home to stay. We have hosted people from Israel, Austria, Thailand, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Switzerland, Belgium, England and U.S.A.
We enjoy movies, reading,walks, animals, kayak fishing, cooking,(and eating the cooking), a glass of wine, good conversation and laughter!