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Kiwi, New Zealander
I like animals, especially dogs.
Business development and real estate.
I have two ears and one mouth for a reason.
My favorite vacation is doing a campervan relocation from the south island back up to Auckland.
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Jamie picked me up from the airport in exchange for a bottle of whiskey. He then took me to get lunch and stop by One Tree Hill volcano and a nice drive through a park with plenty of sheep on the way to his place. Big house and laid back environment with plenty of people to interact with. Unfortunately the first night, the dog took a #2 in our room but Jamie was quick to clean it up and made sure there was no stench. I met some interesting travelers and occupants in this house and they all contributed to a nice experience. If you're looking to meet people, socialize, and interact, then this is a good place for the price. It is somewhat of a hostel environment but inside a house. Everyone does their own thing and at some point, people end up in the kitchen or family room for more socializing. Not too far from the bus stops and other food places.
Had a great time staying at Jamie's place. They have a cute dog named poncho. I stayed for a week at Jamie's place and really enjoy my stay there. Jamie brought me to his boat and pick me up from the airport. He also brought me to one tree hill on the first day of my stay. Suitable for short and long stay. U ll meet interesting fellow travellers.
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I enjoyed the time at Jamie house very much. Jamie is a helpful man who gives you a hand if you have a problem.
It is an cool accommodation for a few days or weeks!
Chateau Le Orakei was a wonderful stay. Jamie was very accommodating and the house is beautiful. Basic breakfast was provided as well as everything you need to make your own meals. Overall it was a great experience and I hope to make it back again!
I really enjoyed my stay! So next time I'll be in Auckland, I know where to go. Jamie and other guests were very kind, helpful, and caring. They are always willing to help you with ANYTHING. Thanks that you took me on a boat. You're the MAN.
I slept great!
beautiful place to stay, perfect night, i recommend jamie, great host!
I love this place.
The Chateau is classic backpacker. This is a Very Good Thing. Cheap, no frills bedflying and (website hidden), a laid back place that is exactly what it sets out to be - a highly affordable sociable place to crash. Half hour to Auckland central on the bus, half that on the train. Good to see there are places like this left.
Jamie is a great guest,. thoughtful and helpful, generous with his skills and time. He fixed some loose fittings for me and shouted me a lovely dinner. I really enjoyed his company and look forward to his next visit.
Jamie is a friendly and helpful guest. He helped with a few odd jobs around the house, so good to have a good keen man. He is a good listener and intelligent conversationalist. Welcome anytime.
Jamie has had a profound effect on my life. After meeting him in 2009, he enrolled me into a world of personal and business development programs getting me to where I am today. Since then we've had multiple handouts and get-togethers where his generosity, kind hearted and adventurous nature has been a pleasure to be around. From a grateful friend and serial vagabonder, Jamie comes highly endorsed.
One year ago, when I first arrived in NZ, Chateau Le Orakei was the first place that I stayed. Jamie was a kind and generous host, always including guests in activities and events. It was a great social place to meet many interesting people from all walks of life, relaxed atmosphere and great location. I would thoroughly recommend for an airbnb experience.
I have known Jamie going on 10 years now, and he is the perfect host if you are looking for an adventure. There is always something going on at his place, Jamie is very generous with his time and is a great person to go to the local knowledge sight seeing places with. If you are looking for relaxed, friendly and a fun place to stay I couldn't recommend his place more.
I am a friend, colleague and flatmate of Jamie. Jamie's organised yet laid backed style creates a cool comfortable atmosphere in the house. Hosting travellers from Airbnb has been a great experience and it is always exciting to share storeys of everyone's travels. Staying with Jamie is a great way to get to know the locals and get great travel advice in NZ.
Jamie and I met over a year ago when I just started traveling in NZ, and needed a place to stay. We became friends and Chateau Le Orakei became my home away from home.
Jamie is a very interesting and thoughtful guy, who takes really good care of his guests. Highly recommended if you want to stay in a beautiful, friendly and Kiwi laid back environment!
Jamie is a stand up guy. He was really helpful with activities in the area to do while I was on holiday. Great atmosphere, never a dull moment.
Amazing place. Really confortable and clean. Good vibes in the house everytime.
stopped in for a few days with Jamie on our 2 week trip through nZed. He took us around Auckland and the surrounding area for a beach, hiking adventure! so much fun hearing stories and spending some time with the other couch surfers! Jamie's house has amazing views and a sauna to soak in. Highly recommended stay!
Big smile and a even Bigger heart!
Jamie is one of those mates you can always trust and rely on.
Chateau Le Orakei has been Jamie's baby for almost a decade now and he has ever since had is open to travelers from all over the world.
Over years people have come and felt right at home at the Chateau and it is nothing but good times for those who are fortunate enough to get a chance to stay here.
It is a mint pad with epic people and only good times to be had
If and when you get the opportunity to stay here! grab it and get amongst it!!!!!
Jamie's philosophy to share happiness is very infectious and you will only leave with a heavy heart when you do!
Met jamie few years back on the gold coast, then again last year. Jamies a friendly polite guy, helped me out a lot with work and accomodation, a good friend had some mean times look forward to catching up again