About this listing
Quality Accommodation, King Bed, Private Spa Pool: Perfect country holiday yet close to beaches and cafés. Avoid beach prices, make the most of visiting all the NI spots. True Kiwi Experience in a Cottage surrounded by Organic Kiwifruit Vines
We can offer you space, privacy, peace and quiet, 100% kiwi experience! local knowledge! proximity to the beach yet a very affordable quality accommodation.
You can use your private spa anytime. You may walk through our 8 ha Kiwifruit orchard property or have a guided visit with Fred. You can enjoy this whole country experience freely yet it's only 2 minutes drive to SH2 or to the ocean in the Bay.
Interaction with Guests
We show you in when you arrive and make sure you know how to use the spa, TV, washing machine. After that you can have total privacy or share times with us in the Kiwifruit orchard, or even try my Kiwifruit muffins and a cup of tea if we have some spare time. We can always help you choose the best holiday spots to visit in the Bay of Plenty, Waihi Beach, Mount Maunganui, Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove, Coromandel and Rotorua, Hauraki rail bike trail, even White Island and Hobbiton. You can take day trips to all these amazing spots from here. Sometimes we might even take you for a bush walk :)
From Dec 14, 2015 - Feb 08, 2016 the minimum stay is 5 nights.
We arrived later than we had anticipated but the hosts greeted us warmly and ensured we were settled in before bidding us goodnight.
Christine is awesome... Though the harvest of the kiwi fruits are completed but we still enjoyed a short trip around the kiwi farm.
Christine hospitality is very warm and we love the stay with her. I would come back if I am back travelling in NZ...
Awesome. Had a wonderful time, only wish we could have stayed longer. The fresh fruit and veggies that Christine provided were excellent. She even gave us tips for roadside fruit and veg stands! We enjoyed them, great citrus, avocado, etc, such a pleasant surprise, buy from the stands before you go to the store! We also bought some lovely eggs from her mother in law next door, you can buy all sorts of great food not far from the cottage. She warned us that the wifi might not work well in the evenings, but we did not have any issues. We were able to make voice calls via s.k.y.p.e. without issue. The hot tub is a perfect way to end the day. It was nice to have a perfectly outfitted kitchen with a larger fridge and freezer. Was great to have a washing machine available to use (it's in the garage and worked great, Christine even showed me how to use it!)
We had a very good time at the Kiwifruit Cottage. Christine and Fred are wonderful hosts. It was a peaceful and quiet atmosphere right for a relaxing stay. We enjoyed the cottage and especially that we could have our meals outside, viewing in the green. Also the beds are very comfortable with good mattresses. Christine offered us fresh fruits and vegetables from her farm which we appreciated very much. When ever possible, we would like to visit Christine and Fred again.
We highly recommend staying at the Kiwifruit Cottage.
Merci pour ce beau séjour chez vous, la visite du verger de Kiwi et l'accueil chaleureux. Nous avons adoré regarder les étoiles depuis le SPA, visiter cette belle région et profiter de ce joli Cottage. A bientôt. Nous recommandons cet endroit à tous.
La famille Guedj
Thank you for this beautiful holiday home, visit the orchard Kiwi and warm welcome. We loved watching the stars from the SPA, visit this beautiful area and enjoy this beautiful Cottage. A soon. We recommend this place to anyone.
About the Host, Christine
I am French with a Kiwi husband and 3 beautiful children. I have lived in New Zealand 25 years now and I just want everyone to see how beautiful, friendly and amazing this country is. Plus we are so blessed to live in one of the most popular tourist area in the North Island, we have an organic kiwifruit orchard, we grow organic fruit and vegetables, I love to cook fresh healthy food, so why not share this experience with the rest of the world!!! When we do travel, we go back to France to visit my family, so it's great to meet people from other countries here at home :)