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I am a primary school teacher. My husband is retired but still finds lots of work to do.
We enjoy surfing, gardening and reading. When we can, we travel (short trips at the moment). We enjoy meeting other travellers.
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Highly enjoyed my stay with Mary & John. Without doubt the friendliest and most hospitable Airbnb hosts I've been lucky enough to stay with, absolute legends! Thank you for everything! Chris
We had a fantastic time at the caravan. It was adorable, warm, and comfy. The view is spectacular, nearby towns are lovely, and Mary and John were great hosts, providing us with everything we needed. Can't wait to come back again.
Despite our delayed arrival we were greeted with a very warm welcome by Pauline and Wayne.
The living space is very roomy and the kitchen extremely well stocked.
Breakfast was a pleasure including the deliciously local avocado.
Also, fantastic shower - best yet after 5 weeks in NZ.
Although it was a short stay, it was a very warm one.
we think you have mixed up our place with another. We are Mary and John.
We treated you with home-made bread and fig jam.... remember!
We are very happy that we choose this unique stay, because it is more lovely than we expected. Mary and John are nice and welcoming helpful hosts. Lots of food and even yoghurt in the fridge!
The interior of the caravan is very complete and from the terrace you have a beautiful view. The shower is warm, the towels big and the even the long drop toilet we liked.
We were unhappy to leave after two nights, because we already booked somewhere else. If we knew before we would have stayed much longer.
Thanks for staying in your little paradise Mary and John!
Lovely place, really cute caravan in a beautiful setting with lots of nice touches like home made bread and yoghurt. It had everything we needed and Mary seemed very nice but happy to leave us to do our own thing. The toilet and shower are an experience, we loved it!
All in all we had a great time and wish we had stayed longer.
Mary and John are brilliant hosts, warm and friendly and welcoming. Their views are lovely and the camper van was perfect for us. Clean, crisp linens and hot shower with a long drop toilet. Mary did a load of wash for me and hung it to dry...so sweet. We also indulged in their garden tomatoes, avocados and plumbs. The camper is situated in a very private location and the town of Mangonui sits on the bay just 10 minutes from John and Mary's home. We loved this spot and these people...
Had a lovely time at the campervan. It had everything we needed and more. fresh fruit & vegetables and even homemade bread were waiting for us and made us feel very welcome. The bed is very comfy and we loved the little deck with awesome views! Could have easily stayed longer. Mary and John were great hosts!
We loved 'Clara' the caravan! Mary and John done a great job making sure all the right things are there...travelling from out of NZ we were a bit restricted with what we could bring so arriving at a self catering place that had 'everything' even down to Beach Towels was brilliant. The fridge was full of lots of lovely goodies (thank you). The setting is beautiful and we loved sitting on our deck with a G&T watching the sun setting. To be honest, we didn't want to leave. The outdoor shower and long drop loo are really well set out and not smelly....was nice having a shower and seeing the Pukeko wandering by. Lots of fabulous beaches and walks in this part of Northland - car required.
Fantastic location and great hosts. Loved our stay, would loved to have stayed longer. Mary and John made us feel right at home. They recommended fantastic things for us to do, beaches to visit, all within a 40 min drive. Great place to relax and unwind, the outdoor shower was great too.
Mary and John brought us fresh milk each morning and even invited us over for lunch one day. Ask to try Johns home brew! It's fantastic. Hope to head back there some time soon!
thanks for the great review. John is making more beer, in case you do come back.
John and Mary are the most generous hosts you could ever hope to meet. We had a fabulous time at this absolutely awesome accommodation. The location is beautiful -- the beaches and the fishing were the highlights for us. We spent several nights sipping wine and eating delicious fresh food with John and Mary. We were SO lucky to find this spot! We would absolutely recommend this great place to anyone looking for a relaxing, adventuresome experience in a gorgeous part of the world.
After your review, we will be ini-dated with airbnb hosts...bring it on!