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 an electric blanket. The room comes with its own bathroom and separate toilet. The bath is double ended so if you'd like a candlelit bubble bath there's no inconvenient faucet.
If you prefer your bubbles to be in a bottle I can highly recommend 'bubbles with bubbles' 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 short tour of his growing 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.
We were thoroughly spoiled at this farm home. The 2 fascinating cats were interesting, as were the owners with their generous & open manner, tales of travel, idiosyncratic interests, & delicious eggs at breakfast. J & W
Amazing stay in Jen's and Mike's B&B. We really appreciated the welcoming, the cleaness of the house, the view, and the quietness. Jen and Mike made us feel confortable and they were very warmful. It was rewarding to discover their way of life, and their open-mind. We also enjoyed Mike's cooked breakfast. We regreated not to stay more than one night.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Jen's and Mike's beautiful house. They were fantastic hosts and made us really feel welcome. We had a really nice room and particularly liked the fantastic views from the lounge and patio. Everything in the house was spotlessly clean and we can definitely recommend staying at their place!
Amazing couple, beautiful home, cute pets, lovely home grown food, great conversation. The best bnb we've ever stayed in!
We enjoyed our stay, Mike and Jennifer were amazing hosts made us feel like home with good friends! Their home was very nice, just loved the view! beautiful beaches! We hope to be back, maybe next year. thanks for a great time!
Our first experience of AirBnB and our expectations were more than met. Jen and Mike are exceptional hosts ensuring an overwhelming welcome through their generosity and their beautifully situated home. Our room was comfortable, bed particularly so, and we were offered home- grown and home produced food at every meal. To be included in a barbecue with two of their close friends was just one illustration of their warmth and friendliness. All in all a delightful experience that will always be remembered for kindness, insightful conversation and generosity of spirit. In summary, a wonderful introduction to New Zealand. We would enthusiastically recommend and would love to return one day.
We had such a great stay!. Jen and Mike have a beautiful home and they're incredibly welcoming and passionate about their little slice of heaven, showing us around and patiently answering all of our 'townie' questions. The conversations were a real highlight for us
The room is large, as is the private bathroom and breakfast both mornings was great - beautiful fresh food, including eggs from their chickens. We'll definitely stay again
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.