We currently have a private room available in our family home located in Kerikeri.
Your bedroom is quiet and private and is located on the opposite end of our home.
The room features a deluxe and comfortable Queen size Bed, along with a private deck, overlooking gorgeous semi tropical garden. You will also have access to your own private bathroom which features a large bath with deluxe soaking tub and separate shower.
This is a guest house backpacker situation in private home and as you will be the only guest, you will have all the privacy you need.
The use of our kitchen is permitted and FREE WIFI internet is also available.
Your accommodation is situated in a quiet location, just minutes to Kerikeri and only 15 minutes to Kerikeri airport.
We are a pet friendly place, and your house trained pet is more than welcome to travel with you!
Do not use phone unless for local calls, please ask first. Do not leave kitchen or house while cooking. Do not enter other rooms besides parlor and kitchen. We do not have our cats in the house while guests are here, but we do have a very gentle Newfoundland dog that we will keep from getting underfoot..
I stayed 5 nights. All was as described: a quiet room, with a comfy bed, nice deck, great view on garden, and a private, spacious bathroom. Dionne & John are friendly people. Since I traveled by bus, I very much appreciated their offer to pick ups & drops offs in town. Thanks again!
Dionne very kindly received us after less than 24h notice. The room was tidy with a lovely view over the garden. Thanks again for being so accommodating!
We don't like writing negative reviews, but feel we do have to review honestly for future guests. We were disappointed with our stay at Dionne and Johns. We had booked 5 days in advance, and were grateful they accepted our booking. Dionne and John were home when we arrived, and John quickly showed us to our room. We have stayed at lots of homes with animals, but the animal odours when entering the house were very strong. However, the guest room didn't have any smell. The kitchen tap had cat hairs around the spout, which we have never experienced in any air bnb property before.
There was a bathroom and toilet for guests to use, we did find it strange there were no locks on either door.
We spent all our stay in our room. We did see Dionne and John briefly after we had settled in, to be told that they had nearly cancelled our booking which made us feel unwelcome. We had a disruptive nights sleep with cats howling from the adjoining cattery. Ending on a positive - the view from the bedroom was great!
Sorry you were so disappointed. However, I want to correct some things, that are taking entirely out of context and inflated.. We chatted with you when you arrived, and we told you we were extremely busy all week trying to stage our home for sale, as it was in the market, and getting the cattery ready for our Christmas Cats and we said we were utterly exhausted. We said we were exhausted do to this to you, as we sat in our chairs. So my comment in context was , my exact words were, 'we almost did not take the reservation' (due to our workload and house marketing) and that we were going to unlist our room due to *having it on the market*. It appears you took this casual comment to heart and in a personal way that was not intended and felt unwelcome. Any comments between my husband and I said out loud was of cancellation was to future bookings, but thought otherwise, to not cause disruption to anyone's plans. Perhaps I should have kept it to myself. I apologize for this if it unwittingly made you feel unwelcome and colored the whole stay Perhaps the mere fact that we were tired and went to bed early rubbed you the wrong way also, as you mentioned that you saw us briefly. For this, I do not apologize for being exhausted.
It was a comfortable bed and allowed us to a good sleep.
Stars from the backyard is AMAZING.
Bathroom was huge, and very warm.