A quiet room, with twin beds, facing the garden and native bush. From the window you can see and hear tui, kingfishers, kereru and rosellas. Share bathroom with other guests.
The garden is stunning, a huge lawn and beautiful bush backdrop.
Guests are welcome to use the free wireless internet connection. It is a smoke free zone, but the garden is large enough to escape to for a puff without disturbing other guests. There is ample parking.
The nightly rate includes a continental breakfast, and our kitchen is available at all times for extra cooking if required.
Your hosts are Sue and Ladislav Graczer. Between us we speak a number of languages, including Czech, Hungarian, Slovak, Spanish and German.
Ladis enjoys cooking and gardening, and taking his 16ft boat out on fishing trips. Sue is treasurer of the Bay of Islands Travel Club, is a regular at the Opua Cruising club quiz night, plays indoor bowls, and teaches languages in evening classes. We have both travelled widely, and love meeting new people.
We look forward to meeting you.
Susan and Ladislav are consummate hosts, and I couldn't recommend them more highly. As a weary traveler, I very much wanted a "home away from home" and found one in Opua. Susan and Ladislav are extremely kind people and enjoy getting to know their guests; I really enjoyed getting to know them over my two-night stay. It was a very special experience.
I stayed in the room with two twin beds - it was as comfortable as could be. In the evening I could hear male and female kiwi birds outside, which added to the "country" feel of the place (and was quite a unique experience!). The house is well-kept and off the main road. It has a large back yard and outdoor patio - perfect if you want to enjoy a quiet moment. Breakfast was quite good and involved cereal, deviled eggs, meat, homemade yogurt, fruit, and good coffee. I paid to have Susan pick me up from the airport, and it was really worth it, given the lack of transportation options from Kirikiri airport. Their house is about a 10-minute drive to Paihia, where the dolphin swimming cruises depart.
By far the best part about my stay was getting to know Susan and Ladislav, and I look forward to returning one day!
Susan and her husband are such lovely persons, who will you make very comfortable in their house.
Susan and Ladislav are without doubt lovely, generous, helpful hosts. We will always remember them as one of the best memories from our New Zealand trip. We had interesting chats in the evenings and in the mornings we got fantastic breakfasts, so good we even took photo,s of them, haha. We would highly recommend a stay here.
LOWELY place, and we loved Susan and Ladislav. We will always remember them as one of the best memories from our New Zealand trip. We had interesting chans in the evenings an in the mornings we got a fantastic breakfirst. Everything one has to go and stay with them if possible.
Sue and Ladislav were friendly and generous hosts. They were welcoming and gave us some helpful tips of things to do and see in the surrounding area.
Their garden a bush retreat, filled with native birds- including hearing the kiwi- was a most enjoyable treat!
A delightful, warm and friendly family welcome. The kettles always on, the room clean and airy, the breakfasts better than many a hotel I've stayed in. Susan and Ladis are keen to assist in any way and have great local knowledge of the area. Highly recommend a stay with them.
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We fell in love with the beautiful Bay of Islands while on holiday with our children. We love the sea and bush, and are enjoying life in the small, friendly community of Opua. We have travelled extensively, usually visiting friends and family in Europe and Australia, but other trips have included campervanning in Northern Territory and Western Australia. Ladis's passions are his garden, cooking, fishing and feeding the flock of quails which visit us from the bush. Sue cannot live without a good book, and good social life. She is treasurer of the Bay of Islands Travel Club, does aquarobics, belongs to a book club and is a regular at the local quiz night at the Cruising Club. She runs a Spanish evening class.
Running the house as a B&B is fun. We have made some good friends, and enjoyed learning from our guests, while making them as comfortable as possible. People sometimes come for a night, then ask if they can stay for week.
The Bay of Islands does not have a local bus service, so if you arrive without your own transport we can pick you up and drop you off at your arrival destination, and at your tour pickup points for a nominal fee, which will be calculated on the mileage incurred.