About This Listing
Your rooms are upstairs with private bathroom shower and toilet.
Down stairs has a kitchen, lounge, dining room, sunroom and a separate toilet facility.
Undercover secure parking available.
This home is a ten minute walk to a small shopping centre which provides several take away shops including a lovely fresh daily fish n chip shop.
Five minute car drive to main CBD cafes restaurants shops movie theatre etc
Guests share my home but have privacy upstairs whenever needed and can come and go through my front entrance.
Interaction with Guests
I repect your privacy but am on hand to answer any questions you might have.
Being situated at the lake edge within Whakatane means living within two seconds of a variety of wild life some domesticated and skilled at begging you for food and others more wild and shy who need coaxing to trust you. there is a walk way around the lake and the ducks will accompany you as long as you bribe them with food I love my home and my surrounds and wake each morning in paradise
Whakatane is a holiday destination and on the pacific highway. It caters for tourist visitors and has all the facilities you would expect to find. Some points of Interest are Ohope Beach The Look out, Hot Springs at Awakeri all with in twenty minutes drive by car.
One thing to remember about the Bay of Plenty is that it has very mild winters and can be enjoyed all year round
Other Things to Note
There is a small corner store two minutes walk from my home should you need supplies at short notice.
I would ask that you respect my house as your own .
Although I do not smoke I do have several out door spaces where if you wish you may smoke.
I do not allow pets.
Please do not rearrange the furniture.
I ask you to sign my guest book on arrival and read the general instructions for your stay.
Leonie is the perfect airbnb hostess. A warm friendly welcome with an afternoon tea waiting on arrival. A great discussion followed on many topics and I felt part of her community. The house was immaculate and in a perfect location, next to the lake, which was viewed from the bedroom window. This created a serene environment. The gardens were beautiful and had been designed in a Japanese style. All the Maples were showing their Autumnal colours. Impressive, as was the huge breakfast the next morning. A Leonie special! I would certainly stay here again. Many thanks Leonie.
Leonie's experience in tourism shows in her lovely welcome. She put on afternoon tea for us and her breakfasts included fruit filled pancakes. We had the upstairs of the house to ourselves which was lovely as it gave us some privacy and we didn't feel like we were getting in the way. It was a great spot by the river and close to town.
Leonie is such an amazing host who's full of passion and love! Her house is clean and has a homely feel to it. We have our privacy with the clean and big room upstairs, and the private toilet is clean and very well-kept. The towels and linen provided are all of very good quality and our bed is so comfortable! We had lovely conversations over yummy breakfasts, and she's such an inspiring person to be around!
Awesome! Leonie was so welcoming! Easy to communicate with. She let us park our car in her garage and greeted us with treats when we arrived and the best breakfast ever. She even helped us connect with a friend for fax services on a holiday. Don't miss the walk around the lake and feeding the ducks, geese and pigeons. A very positive experience. Thank you, Leonie.
We arrived later in the evening than expected however Leonie gave us a warm reception upon arrival. The room and facilities were wonderful and we had a peaceful night. Unfortunately we had to leave the following morning, after a great breakfast! Would recommend to anyone staying in the Whakatane region.
We arrived a little late due to our bike trip taking longer than planned. Leonie was very welcoming and had some lovely snack and drink for us on our arrival. She was lovely to speak to. The room was well set-up, would recommend staying here.
About the Host, Leonie
Please Note I am closing my BnB over the winter months.
I will not be available for bookings from 30th June 2015 until further notice. I will reopen my BnB in time for the summer months.
I had a wonderful summer with my lovely guests who blessed me with their companionship and laughter thank you to each one of you so much you were all a joy to have stay..Be safe and keep in touch over the winter if you would like to I will always reply.
For my new and future guests, please note that I recently I added free wifi
For those of you who do not know me, briefly my background is as follows:_
I have worked as a tour guide in South Africa on the Kimberly Diamond Mine and also as a Tour Guide in the Kakadu National Park in Australia and have semi retired to my piece of Paradise in Whakatane New Zealand
My home was built in the 1970s and during its life has had two owners. It retains its retro features and has been redecorated in this style as needed.
I am looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you to my home...I have two rooms available one couple per room.
I provide a Continental Breakfast .
There is a small shopping centre a ten minute walk away and a corner store a few minutes away.
I will answer promptly any queries you may have and feel free to contact me as many times as you need before your arrival especially if you are coming to New Zealand from overseas. Thank you Leonie