Hi, I am Val and myself and my husband Bryden live in a truely gorgeous part of New Zealand.,
This B&B was so nice, we had the impression to spend two days with friends. It was a real pleasure to speak with our guests in their so charming and very clean house. We recommanded the breakfast!
Val was one of the best hosts I've had the pleasure of staying with! She was very flexible with my arrival time, and extremely helpful with providing information about the area. I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation over breakfast. I highly recommend staying at Val's place!
We spent a lovely two days staying with Val and Bryden. They were wonderful hosts, a very interesting couple, friendly and helpful, and a great source of local knowledge about places to eat, visit etc. They were also quick to invite us to join them for a meal, a beer, or to watch tennis (Australian open) on television. Their house is very clean, spacious and quiet, with wi-fi access and a comfy bed, all within easy driving reach of Tauranga and Mount Maunganui. We highly recommend this as an affordable and comfortable home-away-from-home.
Our stay in Tauranga was great! Val is a wonderful host - very knowledgeable, kind, friendly, and accommodating. Our bathroom and bedroom were impeccably clean and comfortable. Val and her husband prepared a great breakfast and gave us some useful travel tips. We would highly recommend this home to anyone!
We had a great time. Very nice, very comfortable home. Very much a "mi casa, su casa" feeling that we really enjoyed. Thanks so much Val.
Lovely place to stay
Val is very kind and friendly
Would love to stay again
Val and Bryden were great hosts and their home very comfortable and in a good (email hidden)l even joined us for a walk up Mount Maunganui
which is well worth doing.
Loved their dog Monty also and would definately stay here again.
Highly recommend if staying in Tauranga.
We enjoyed our stay in Tauranga very much. Our room at the lovely house of Val and Brydon in Bethlehem made it even better. We had a good start in each day with a fine breakfast and an even better talk about life in the region and further away. We could do as we liked within the house and compared to other places we stayed in NZ, Abracadabra belonged to the once we will keep in very good remembrance.
angelika & andreas
Val and her husband Bryden are wonderful hosts. We so enjoyed visiting and sharing stories with them. Bryden has a wickedly wonderful sense of humor! The home, guest room, and neighborhood are simply beautiful and first class. We had a rental car, so did not get to test out the bus service. The area and climate are also excellent. Don't miss the hike up Mount Maunganui and the nearby beach. We wish we had been able to stay longer and would be happy to return someday. Thank you Val and Bryden.
Val and her husband Bryden are a friendly, kind and engaging couple with a very well mannered schnauzer, named Monty. Val was very welcoming and suggested some interesting walks and other things to do. However, the Coles are relatively new to the B&B business and would benefit from talking with or visiting more established B&Bs.
Irene and I wish them every success.
Val is a wonderful woman who I have enormous respect for, not just because she is my mother but because of her motivation, interests and enthusiasm for life. She spent many years as a travel agent and has travelled extensively and continues to do so in retirement. You will love her home and the hospitality she will show you. She will definitely be full of help with local knowledge and the country in general. Vals home is always immaculate. The location is great and easy access to Tauranga, Mount Maunganui and all of the places you will want to go.