Parents of 2 beautiful grown up kids. Young at heart, still travelling.
Honest, fit, healthy non smokers.
Happy, loving life.
Wendy and Patrick were delightful hosts who made us feel totally welcome at their secluded house and cabin in the garden. Wendy cooked a delicious meal on our first night, as we had a long drive from Greymouth. The surrounding area was very beautiful, especially Wharakiki Beach and Totaranui, although the drive to Totaranui is not for the faint-hearted. Also ate at Penguins Bar in Pohana which was good value, but Takaka was a bit lacking in good places to eat, although the supermarket was excellent for self catering.
This cabin is a good economic option to stay in Golden Bay. The best thing though are the hosts! Wendy and Pat gave us many great tips about what to see in the area. There were many beautiful places nearby to see and great tracks to walk. We also really enjoyed the breakfast in their lovely terrace looking to the wonderful garden.
Wendy and Patrick are wonderful hosts we really felt like returning "home." 2 nights was actually too short as we were told when we arrived wendy. They gave us valuable advice and allowed to return with one of our best memories of New Zealand.
Thank you very much you two! Caroline & Caroline
What a blast! Wendy and Patrick are the kind of people you just want to stay and hangout with. But since Golden Bay was calling we answered and followed all of their recommendations and had the times of our lives. Definite don't miss!
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Our stay at Wendy & Patrick was as amazing and beautiful as the country itself. Had a great time onsite at golden beach, investigated a lot, got great tips and hints what to do and made friends for life.
We already have plans to come to NZ again and get that warm feeling again! :-D
Thank you very much!
We had a lovely time staying with Wendy and Patrick. The sleep out was cosy and had every thing we needed, my partner especially enjoyed having a play on the piano! Wendy and Patrick were incredibly friendly and really helped us make the most of our short stay with them. Our only disappointment was that we couldn't stay for longer. Very highly recommended!
Great stay ! Oh lala ! What a peacefull place and Wendy & Patrick are so sweet !! I appreciated when they said me "Our home is your home"... Thank you for all your kidness and delicatess. I recommend to all ! Buy buy home sweet home... ;)
WOW! Just WOW! Look no further. Truly, please DO NOT click away from this page. If you are visiting Takaka, Abel Tasman, or Motueka, this is the place to stay for you! Wendy, Patrick, and Chris were so incredibly generous with everything! We enjoyed every moment of our stay and even extended a night while there! The moment we arrived, Wendy warmed homemade scones, with homemade jams, and gave us some tea. Their home is beautiful and Wendy and Patrick shared their garden, life experiences, and recommendations for our time in the area. They inspired us in so many ways and we are grateful for the blessing of our stay there. Thank you Wendy, Patrick, and Chris!
Wow. It's the first word we said when we pulled up to Wendy and Patrick's (beautiful) property, and it's the word we repeated throughout our stay. Staying with Wendy and Patrick was just what we wanted from an AirBnB experience. The views from their deck are simply gorgeous (enough to apparently convince previous guests to move to NZ!) and the two are an absolute delight as hosts. They provided great suggestions for adventure walks and hikes near the area (not that they're hard to find in Abel Tasman) and were simply a great couple to talk to. We loved meeting the chickens and exploring the garden, football pitch, and even their son's makeshift mountain bike track!
Simply put, if you're in the Abel Tasman area, stay with Wendy and Patrick. You won't regret it.
Wendy and Patrick were amazing hosts and their little cabin was perfect! We were snug and cozy even with wind and rain and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The recommendations were spot on and we tried to do everything suggestions. We really enjoyed having our flat white on Jacques Cousteau's boat! You can easily spend several days exploring all the treasures of Golden Bay. And the addition of great conversation was a bonus.