We are originally from The United States and have been living in New Zealand for twenty years. We have lived in many places on the South Island including Oamaru, Picton and in Southland as far south as Tuatapere! Jim is a high school English and drama teacher as well as a published freelance writer. He writes and direct plays, is a poet and writer of fiction. Kathy has completed courses in conservation management and has been a certified First Light Flower Essences practitioner. We both love gardening, riding our bikes, walking on the beach, in the mountains and any place where we can connect to the spirit of nature. We also enjoy connecting with people and sharing ideas about all areas of life.
Some of the local areas we often return to include Wharariki Beach, Wainui Falls, Kaituna Track and areas in the Cob. We also love taking our folding deck chairs to the beach here in Pohara on early sunny summer mornings and imbibing in a cup of brewed coffee, soaking in the beauty of the sea and its constantly changing light.
Our home is a relaxed and welcoming place. We create an ambiance of peace and tranquility and our guests feel this when they visit, experiencing rejuvenation while they’re with us.