About this listing
We are a well travelled couple who invite you to share our home near Kerikeri. We have a new modern house with wonderful rural views. Two excellent bedrooms with en-suite facilities, one with King sized double bed the other with two King size single's. The house enjoys floor to ceiling double glazed windows that gives a real indoor outdoor feel to the open planned kitchen/dinner and lounge area's. We also have a home theatre projection system to watch your favorite films. Outside we have a lap pool with large shaded loggia area. Northland is renown for its great beaches and plentiful fishing as well as early historic places to visit so there is plenty to do and we will help you arrange sightseeing activities during your stay if you want.
Riverbank Room (26m sq)
This room is carpeted and has twin king single beds with side cabinet and lights, TV, small chair, and built-in wardrobe with double mirrored doors. Their is also an Italian tiled en-suite with a shower and separate bath. The room has air conditioning.
Guests have their own en-suite bedroom with ranch sliding doors to a pathway leading to the lap pool and deck. There is also normal door entry from the hallway.
We share the open plan living, kitchen/dining/lounge areas. There is also a dedicated home theater area available.
Only areas off limits are the other bedrooms.
Interaction with Guests
We like to interact with our guests but are mindful of their need for privacy.
We live in a very small town of Kerikeri that has a real village character. Kerikeri is well placed to explore this area of Northland with about thirty minutes drive to the sea both north and south.
A day return trip to Cape Reinga is possible as is a trip to the scenic Hokianga Harbour on the west coast. Our house also enjoys marvellous rural views across a valley to farmland.
It is essential to have your own transport to get around as there is no local public transport system.
We are happy to provide a pick-up/drop off from the Kerikeri Airport or Coach stop.
No smoking allowed.
We have a dog who is very protective of her own patch, so no visitors dogs allowed.
5 star accommodation in the perfect location to explore the Bay of Islands. Only superceded by the friendly, attentive, thoughtful, knowledgeable and expert hosting by Roy and Paik. What a lovely couple. A complete joy from start to finish. Thank you so much.
We had a wonderful experience staying with Roy and Pake. They are both friendly and outgoing and will help you make your stay there very for filling. Their house is beautiful and they go out of their way to share their ideas about what to do while in and around Kerikeri. Pake's breakfasts every morning were fantastic. I would highly suggest staying with Roy and Pake. You won't regret it!
Myself and my wife had the pleasure of staying at Roy and Paiks wonderful Kerikeri home over the Easter Holiday weekend. It was an absolute pleasure, the family were very nice, accommodating to our needs and extremely helpful in planning our itinerary for the day. The house is just as described, amazing views and very cozy, and the breakfast delicious. I am used to staying in hotels and you don't get anywhere near this kind of service at this price. We hope to be back in the future!
Roy and Pek were excellent hosts. They made us feel at home. Beautiful house, spacious room, stylish bathroom and a very tasty breakfast!
Paik & Roy were very warm and welcoming. They are a great host and very informative. It is such a beautiful house and it was a shame we only had a short stay. But I will definitely be back and would recommend staying here.
This house was gorgeous! Roy and Paik were so sweet, offering tips on restaurants and close hikes/beaches/waterfalls. Breakfast was a spread of fresh fruit, orange juice, cereal and pancakes (Paik even went out of her way to make sure everything was vegan for me!). The pool was perfect. The view was serene. Close enough to town to head in for shopping, but far enough away that this gem was quiet and relaxing. The house was spotless, and the bed was divine. My room had a private bath&shower. Would stay again without hesitation.
We stayed for two days in Kerikeri and had just an amazing time! From the beginning till the end it was just perfect, especially the homemade breakfast with the poached egg had been so delicious that we will buy such a pan for home, too :)
They also had been very good hosts, because they know the area and can recommend some secret places with no tourists, like Matauri Bay.
Thanks again for the great days and we can definitely recommend this place for all those who want to stay next to Kerikeri.
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About the Host, Roy
I am the male half of a couple who have recently moved to Kerikeri. I used to work in the petrochemical industry as a mechanical designer but have now retired. Paik my wife who is a Chartered Accountant works from home as a sole practitioner. We have travelled extensively and continue to take occasional vacations overseas. After a couple of cruises we are hooked on that form of holiday.
We have two grown up daughters who no longer live at home.
We offer B&B in our modern new home which has spectacular rural views. So far we have really enjoyed hosting our mostly overseas visitors and everyone to date has been very satisfied with the facilities we provide. We have recently decided to join Airbnb to both canvas for clients and also help us find suitable home stays on our travels with other members.
We live in a beautiful area of Northland close to many wonderful beaches and heaps of water activities. We are located approximately 2 kilometres outside of the Kerikeri village high up with extensive rural views. A stream runs along the valley below. We are part of a housing development that is stalled at 30% complete. All section are 3/4 acre and reasonable private to each other. The house has floor to ceiling double glazed windows that slide open to give extensive indoor/outdoor feel to all the open plan living areas. We also have a home theater projector system plus seating to watch movies. The patio is covered by electrically operated louvers and there is a lap pool for those wanting to take a dip. The house enjoys good access with a turning circle and four car parking. There is a covered canopy at the double door entrance.
We offer two rooms both on the ground floor with their own Italian tiled en-suite facilities. One room has a king sized double bed the other two king sized single beds. The rest of the open planned house is shared with us. We provide cooked or continental breakfast.
We have lived in New Zealand for 35 years and although only being in Kerikeri for four years we have a very good knowledge of local attractions to assist visitors with their plans, if they request help. We also are happy to include an airport pick-up and drop off if needed. Paik is a keen gardener and I am a keen sportsman, we both enjoy the card game of bridge and play at the local club.
We enjoy meeting new people and our guests always make favourable comment on how easy going we are in trying to make them enjoy their stay with us. The social interaction with travelers is a big reason for us to be involved in the B & B homestay business. We look forward to making many new friends via this site.