Welcome to our Mediterranean style home with a semi-formal Italian garden. We offer a private, double room with a comfortable queen bed and your own bathroom and TV with your choice of channels. We are in a quiet location at The Lakes, Pyes Pa.
This is our family home shared with Basil and Lexi our beautiful cat characters. Your room and ensuite is completely separate from the rest of the house - with your own separate entrance. You can park your car outside your B & B. It's a comfortable and quiet space for one 1 or 2 people. Tea and coffee making facilities available in your room. There is a refrigerator for your use, close to your room. Continental breakfast provided in our dining room or on the deck from 8am - 9am. Dinner can be provided by prior arrangement at extra cost.
Denise enjoys cooking and can turn her hand to a very tasty meal!
You are welcome to use our sheltered sun-drenched deck and stroll around the Italian gardens. Breakfast served in the main house dining room, on the deck in summer or brought to your room - your choice!
Queen size bed (comfortable!) with quality linen and towels
Electric blanket and heated towel rail
We offer laundry & drying facilities at $4 per load.
Interaction with Guests
Guests can enjoy independent access to their room. We are "people-people" but recognise needs for your privacy if you wish. We may be out and about but will work around your requirements.
Tauranga is the main centre (pop.120,000) of the aptly named Bay of Plenty on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. We have an abundance of beautiful beaches, walks, cycle tracks and shopping. We are 10 minutes to the centre of Tauranga City and 6 minutes to Greerton shopping centre and 15 minutes to the airport.
Our home is located in "The Lakes", a recently developed area built around picturesque man made lakes and offers cycle and walking tracks - a mere 50m from our house.
The Lakes is 50 minutes by direct route to Rotorua, a geothermal region with an International Airport.
We are 15 mins to the beautiful McLaren Falls Park, 190 hectares of pastoral and horticultural parkland set alongside Lake McLaren. The park is popular for camping, fishing, kayaking, wedding photos, picnics, bush walks and summertime concerts. It is also home to one of the best botanical collections of trees in the North Island.
One of the highlights of the park is the Waterfall Track where you can see glow worms after dusk.
Where possible we can do a pick up and drop off for $10 each way to the Airport, town, Mount Maunganui or Bayfair Shopping Centre.
We have several off street parking spaces.
There is a public transport bus service from The Lakes to Tauranga City, but you do need your own transport for ease of travel.
Other Things to Note
2014 New Zealand Garden & Art Festival's Expo Pavilion to be at The Lakes, Pyes Pa, Tauranga.
World-class event, right here in our glorious Bay of Plenty region 17 to 23 November 2014.
The vibrancy of the festival is being taken to the next level in 2014, with not only the usual spectacular array of over 40 gardens to explore, but a new centralised exhibition and entertainment Expo Pavilion at The Lakes in Tauranga.
The 2014 Garden Trail, will showcase many of the Bay of Plenty's most spectacular gardens, including the introduction of twenty-five new ones, which will make this biennial gardeners' pilgrimage fresh and exciting. The festival is also set to attract many of our acclaimed local artisans as they exhibit their original works in and around the Garden Trail.
This expo site at The Lakes will act as a vibrant hub for visitors and will stage all festival events in a fantastic 50 metre stretch tent. Exhibitions will include those from many gardening sector businesses who are already committed to taking part, as well as other visual delights that will bring garden and art together.
No Smoking on the property thank you!
Perfect. A beautiful house in a beautiful location with beautiful hosts. Denise provided an excellent breakfast on sun deck. Basil the cat was very affectionate.
What a wonderful place with lovely hosts. Denise and Mike went that extra mile to make our stay special, nothing was too much trouble. The room was very clean and private just as advertised. Thank you so much for making our holiday special, we would definitely stay again.
Denise was very welcoming and charming lady. The place is really as described - a separate unit which is part of the main house, with an ensuite. So if you like your privacy, this is the place for you. It is also very modern and has everything you may need for your stay.
Denise will cook your breakfast which you can have alfresco in her lovely garden.
We recommend this place to everyone.
Denise and her husband were wonderful hosts. They were very accommodating to our late arrival and early departure. Denise fixed up a lovely breakfast for us to self serve since we were leaving in the early hours. They also helped us with directions to our next destination. The room was very comfortable and we slept beautifully. It was a shame we were not able to stay to fully appreciate the ambience in the daylight. It was a bit tricky finding the address in the dark but just remember to bring the hosts phone number with you and Denise will sort you out.
Denise and Mike are very welcoming people and we felt at home straight away. It's a perfect little place with a comfy bed and the homemade muesli was delicious. We arrived as strangers and left as freinds :) We will definitley be back if everthing pans out the way we hope it will!
Very welcoming hosts.
Lovely area, lovely setting.
Beautifully fresh, clean and comfortable.
This is another example of hosts taking pride in their property and guests feeling confident the room has truly been prepared for them.
Bonus - was the excellent continental breakfast and a quality bed to sleep in. Thanks to our hosts, Denise & Mike, for making this a delightful overnight stay.
Our stay with Denise was one of the highlights of our stay in New Zealand! The room was absolutely immaculate and totally as described - and the bed was divine!! I couldn't have prepared a nicer breakfast myself - wonderful and fresh and tasty. But most of all, Denise was a perfect host - so very pleasant and very friendly that we would love to go back for another stay.
Denise has now semi-retired after a long career in the recruitment industry where she co-owned an Auckland recruitment company for many years. She and her husband Mike (IT Engineer) share a passion for travel, entertaining friends, animals, gardening, cycling and love a nice meal washed down with a good white wine! They both enjoy movies and especially love French films. They don't let the grass grow under their feet and love to travel anywhere when they can. A cycling trip in Burgundy, France and a week in a villa in Tuscany is organised for 2015. Denise also plans to connect with her Yorkshire heritage in the UK. In her spare time Denise is a painter with a love of abstract and expressionism art. They have recently made their home in Tauranga and are enjoying the positive buzz and energy Tauranga offers along with a glorious sunny climate. They love the company of people with broad interests and would make your stay a positive and fun experience. Denise and Mike owned and managed 2 holiday houses for 10 years in Kerikeri and Matarangi whilst they juggled full time jobs so are an active and flexible team.