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.
Riverview Room (26m sq)
This room has a lovely rural outlook and big floor to ceiling ranch sliding windows to facilitate the view. The room is carpeted and has a king sized double bed with side cabinets and lights, TV, small double seat and a built-in wardrobe with double mirrored doors. There is also an Italian tiled en-suite with shower. The room has air-conditioning and is suitable for two guests.
Guests have their own en-suite bedroom with ranch sliding doors to a pathway leading to the lap pool and deck. There is also a normal door entry from the hallway. We share the open plan living, kitchen/dining/lounge areas. There is also a dedicated home theatre area available. Only areas off limits are the other bedrooms.
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 and river 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.
Any other help with travel can be arranged with prior agreement.
My partner and I had such I wonderful time with Roy and his family, I wholeheartedly recommend staying here to anyone wanting to visit Kerikeri or have a relaxing base as you explore the Bay of Island. By car the house is 25 minutes away from Paihia, which works as a great gateway to the rest of the bay, and 5-10 minutes from the Rainbow Falls if you want to do some forest walks.
The house is fabulous. From the King Double-bed room there is a great view of rolling countryside and waiting for us on our pillows as we entered the room were some gorgeous chocolates from the nearby chocolaterie.
Roy, his wife, Paik, and his daughter, Jade, are fabulous company and great hosts who have a great deal of knowledge of the area. On their suggestion we went to the Rainbow Falls and then drove to Monganui and my girlfriend had the best fish and chips she could remember ever having.
Unfortunately we were only able to spend one night in Kerikeri but it has definitely been one of the best places we've stayed at so far.
My girlfriend and I recently stayed with Roy and his incredibly friendly and hospitable family. Roy's wife and daughter also went out of their way to provide what I felt was as near to a 5-star experience as you can receive at a B&B. The property is located on a pristine piece of property with a gorgeous country view. The house is spectacular along with the landscaping with an outdoor space complete with an infinity pool where you can gaze out at the hills and forrest and gorgeous evening sunsets. The house's design blends with it's environment flawlessly. Another great feature is their home theater system which is great for a quiet evening after a day out out in the islands. Breakfasts were to die for, the bedrooms were immaculately clean and luxurioiusly appointed, and the bathrooms designed at a very high-end level (think Ritz Carlton/Four Seasons). We couldn't have asked for more. I hope to have another opportunity in the future to pass through this part of the country, and If I do, I know where I will be wanting to stay.
Hi Seth and thanks for your comprehensive review. We seem to be able to attract guests who are delightful to chat with and make friends easily. So at the risk of being boring I would like to say you joined the club of our "favorite guests"
So glad you chose us for your visit to Northland and we would happily host you again at a blink of the eye. All the best for 2014
Roy and Paik are the most welcoming hosts. They make you feel you are almost part of their family. I enjoyed adding fresh herbs from the garden to my salads and the kids loved the wonderful breakfast.
Thank you for such a wonderful stay !
Roy and Paik are wonderful hosts who make you feel most welcome. Their beautiful modern home is in a spectacular setting. Our room was very comfortable, the bathroom a veritable treat, and the breakfast had everything you could want in the morning. The hosts had lots of information about the local area and suggestions for sightseeing along our chosen route. We would definitely think about staying with them again.