About this listing
We own a small-holding overlooking Tauranga city where we are endeavoring to be as self-sufficient and chemical free as possible. We enjoy hosting and welcome you to join us. If you are a Land Rover enthusiast, there is something here for you too.
We have a very relaxed and peaceful home so if you'd like tranquility and quiet this is the place for you - we feel very fortunate to live where we do. We have hosted people from all over the world and enjoy it immensely.
The queen sized bed is very comfortable and, for the winter, includes two feather duvets and an electric blanket so you will be toasty warm.
The room comes with its own bathroom and separate toilet. The bath is double ended so ideal for a shared bubble bath. Another option is outdoor 'bubbles with bubbles' - with your favorite sparkling beverage in the outdoor hot tub where the view over the city is superb.
I have a home gym you are welcome to use which includes a treadmill, cross trainer and bench with weights. There is also a rowing machine. Enjoy the view to the coast while working out.
You are welcome to walk over our land and visit any of the animals you wish. If this is something that interests you please just ask. You are also welcome to use the common areas of our home.
If you have an interest in old Land Rovers Mike would happily give you a tour of his burgeoning collection.
Interaction with Guests
I am happy to assist you with activities you may wish to do in the area. I am also happy to be completely 'hands off'. I am a member of a local walking group so can also point you in the direction of interesting and picturesque walks.
I love my neighbors and I also love they are so far away from me. We enjoy get-togethers from time to time to 'catch up'. I couldn't wish for a more perfect community.
Please note we live in the countryside and this means you need to drive out of the city to get to us. We are 8km from the nearest shop (which is why it's so peaceful out here, no streetlights, no traffic sounds :) )
Other Things to Note
We enjoy good conversation but are equally happy if you prefer privacy.
In the room I also provide a travel hairdryer and straightener and alarm clock. Anything else you need, please just ask.
You are welcome to use our wireless broadband however we have a limited amount of data usage each month and ask that you do not livestream video content or anything else that requires large amounts of data.
Our animals and specifically our two cats are very important to us so please accept they are part of this household. The cats are mainly outdoors and in the common areas and are usually kept out of the bedroom wing at night.
The hosts were very welcome and we had a great time sharing stories from our lives. They are so well traveled and well read and it was very easy to feel at home.
The place is nestled in a beautiful surrounding (a little far out especially after dark) but worth spending a night or two.
Such a lovely experience! Jen and Mike are so friendly and made us feel welcome immediately. Their home is gorgeous and the room and bathroom was as described - warm and comfortable. We had great chats and Mike's poached eggs on toast were great fuel before our climb up the mount. Jen and Mike are thoughtful, generous hosts. Thank you!
Being greeted at the door was welcoming and made for a good impression. Easy and relaxed style by all made the experience enjoyable. Good conversation on a breadth of topics made the time fly by. Managed to have a quick look around the property in the morning and it was as relaxing and beautiful as described. The house and room was as clean as a hotel. Happily recommend Jen and Mike as great hosts.
Beautiful house and very comfortable room. Great stay with Jen and Mike - awesome host to chat with. Jen makes a beautiful dinner if you like. The property has one of the most gorgeous breath taking view. Anyone that stays here will not be disappointed.
Wonderful. Beautiful views. Jen and Mike were great hosts with great stories. The room and was lovely, the bed was warm and the fire was cosy. Highly recommended them for any couple looking for a relaxing couple of nights
Amazing people, amazing view and an amazing bedroom/bathroom! Everything was all that we wished for!! Book this place, it will not disappoint you!
Jen and Mike made us feel welcome as soon as they opened the door to us. They have a beautiful house and the location is magnificent. Jen is an attentive host and they were both very friendly and easygoing. We enjoyed swapping our stories together over our nightly meals. We were encouraged to use the kitchen and house as our own and our bedroom and bathroom facilities were stylish and comfortable. The view from the back verandah is gorgeous and the rural surroundings are very peaceful.Thanks Jen and Mike for sharing your home with us.
About the Host, Jen And Mike
Jen does all the day to day work on the property and in the house. She also have a local part-time job and is a volunteer for a community organization. Mike works full-time and studies part-time - he is the main breadwinner and Jen the bread maker!
We have quite an old-fashioned relationship and it works for us. We live a simple peaceful life where we try not to be too consumer driven but have all the mod-cons we consider necessary to live the way we do. We are daily grateful for what we have and are happy to share it with anyone who wishes to stay with us.