About this listing
We offer a private double room with a comfortable queen bed and your own bathroom. We are on a small-holding overlooking Tauranga where we're trying to be as self-sufficient as possible. We enjoy hosting and welcome you to join us.
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 has a pocket-sprung mattress which is very comfortable. 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.
We 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
We are happy to assist you with activities you may wish to do in the area. We are also happy to be completely 'hands off'. Jennifer is a member of a local walking group so can also point you in the direction of interesting and picturesque walks.
Tauranga is a growing city and it is exciting to be a part of it. Mount Maunganui is the crowning jewel and worth a visit, either to climb to the top or just chill out on the pristine white sandy beach. Also worth visiting is nearby McLaren Falls Park where you can view glow worms after dark.
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 free ranging but are kept indoors at night.
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 - 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.