Rural Comfort In The Heart Of Blenheim
We offer Bed and Breakfast accommodation (evening meal optional at an additional cost) in Blenheim, New Zealand.
Glenhill Lodge offers a self contained room with an adjoining private lounge and bathroom. Facilities include a queen sized bed, wireless internet, TV and fireplace .
Set on an acre of land, our property includes a swimming pool, spa pool and all weather tennis court. Visitors can enjoy a private garden setting with rural views, situated only 5 minutes from town.
Continental breakfast is included in the tariff if required and you will have your own fridge, toaster and coffee/tea available.
My husband Chris is a keen outdoors enthusiast and can arrange the following pursuits (at an additional cost):
* Fishing (sea and fly fishing in the rivers and lakes of Marlborough)
* Hunting (deer and Pig hunting)
* Whitebaiting (in season)
* Winery tours
* Sightseeing trips of Marlborough and the sounds
Family and Child Friendly
We really enjoyed our stay with Janice and Chris. We had a bedroom, a sitting room and a small kitchen to ourselves. It was like a 5 star luxury hotel suite. But what we loved the most, was the wonderful hospitality by Jan and Chris. We felt very much at home, right from the start. The evening we arrived they made us a wonderful diner. What more can I say? It was a privilige to meet Jan and Chris. Around Blenheim there are lots of things to do such as visiting the wineries and enjoying the beautiful landscapes.
We joined airbnb in Mar 2014 after a friend opened her beautiful Home in Brighton East, Melbourne as an airbnb and we learned about how it works from her .......
We arrived on South Island New Zealand and drove north up East coast to Blenheim.
April 8th We arrived at this, our FIRST EVER, airbnb, to Janice & Chris' beautiful home in Blenheim. We were welcomed in like long lost friends and enjoyed a cuppa and a chat. Instantly we felt special. Then we were asked to dinner that night. Oh my goodness - we were SO thrilled. Tired and 'over' driving any further ...... we accepted.
We were shown down to our room - make that ROOMS! Sumptuously decorated Queensize bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette AND our own lounge-dining room too! Absolutely amazing!
We could have stayed our whole 2 weeks with our hosts!!
We enjoyed our meal together, over a couple of glasses of the local Sav Blanc. We laughed & chatted like we'd known each other for years. They gave us great ideas for our 2 days in the area. Off to bed well sated and thrilled with our first experience of airbnb.
When we awoke on our first morning I popped the kettle on. I opened the fridge and there was: Fruit Juice, cereals (6 varieties), Fresh yoghurts, Stewed Fruit, Butter, Milk, fresh Fruit, a loaf of bread and jams & spreads - yes REALLY! Absolutely unbelievable. Cutlery, crockery, tea towel, toaster, detergent, chux - every 't' was crossed; every 'I' dotted.
The recommendations J & C gave us were excellent ( *especially the Slip Inn restaurant in Havelock. Now DON'T miss the Seafood Platter there! Fresh succulent local seafood $46.00 for two SUPERB and it was more than enough,) When we arrived home that 2nd night our hosts were waiting and again we shared another glass of wine. Off to bed - we slept like rocks in our beautiful bed again.
A splendid warm family home, superb guest quarters ........ but best of all the most gracious generous hosts you could wish for - don't miss it!
Warmest regards. Helen & Ray MORNINGTON Peninsula, Vic, Australia
Chris and Janice were fantastic hosts. The accomodation was very well presented. We had a whole bedroom, lounge, bathroom and toilet to ourselves.
They gave lots of local info and places to visit. Their house is amazing. If you like to play tennis then take a racket with you. They have a tennis court. One of the evenings we ate with Chris and Janice's family and friends in their garden in front of a huge open fire and that memory will remain with us for a long time. They are both very sociable hosts. We were very sad to leave and only hope that we can keep in touch. We also wish we stayed over a weekend as Chris has boat and was willing to take us to the waters. I would 100% recommend their place.
Thank you so much for the great review. Hope that the rest of your NZ holiday went well and that you had an enjoyable time with your family. We really enjoyed your company and hope to meet up with you again some time. All the best to you both. Janice and Chris
This was definitively the best choice we made!!
We were warmly welcomed by Janice and Chris, immediately they made us feel family and at home.
Chris and Janice have left on us an everlasting impression of the hospitality and kindness of the Kiwis.
We cherish this experience and hope this review would help you make up your as to where to stay while in Blenheim.
We were 3 nights in Blenheim by Janice and Chris. It was a pleasure for us to stay at this wonderful place and in that really nice and friendly family. The hospitality were great and we enjoyed the stay very much. It was an unforgetable stay for us!
We had a wonderful stay with Chris & Janice. They've got a beautiful home and they made us feel very welcome.
The standard of accommodation is very high, plus we could use their pool & hot-tub. It was a shame we could only stay one night.
Janice and Chris went out of their way to make our stay wonderful, I only wish we had put aside more time to spend here. Lovely spot, great hosts!
Janice & Chris are superb hosts - they are very welcoming and we felt completely at home in their company. Their accommodation is superb - we had plenty of space which was extremely comfortable and decorated beautifully for Christmas! We would love to stay with Janice & Chris again and would encourage anyone looking for a home away from home in Blenheim to book
Well, there should be a sixth star to add to the maximum of five. And all these would go to Chris and his home. The bedroom,, private living, dining and bathroom rooms were luxurious and very clean. Chris is such a nice and welcoming man that we ate with him and "lived" in his own part of the house and garden. Superb property, in the heart of Marlborough wineries. But the most important is the companionship of Chris. A great guy, helpful, sensitive with whom we spent exceptional moments and had extremely interesting conversations. He naturally and spontaneously offers you to share what he likes. Quite a good cook by the way! It was difficult to leave such a generous man and great property. We sure hope to meet him again. A must and we repeat: 6 stars out of 5 !
Nicole and Michel from Sorel-Tracy, Québec.
We only stayed one night with Janice and Chris, which was a real shame - they were the most fantastic hosts, with a really incredible property too!
We're already looking forward to going back someday :)
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