The SpaceOur home is very spacious, with north-facing decks looking out over lawns & our small home orchard. At the bottom of our garden is a small, picturesque lake, which has an ever-changing variety of water birds plus a resident flock of geese. Pukekos, tuis & fantails are frequent visitors, even in winter. In our family room we have a wonderful wood-burning fireplace, & every room in the house is equipped with heat pumps, so warmth in winter & air-con in summer is always available. We love our home, & love welcoming guests into it. We have a plump white cat called Lolly, who is very relaxed with strangers, but does not hang around if guests are uncomfortable with cats.
Our house has a welcoming feel that makes you feel at home when you walk in the front door. So if you feel like a nice, homely, relaxed place to stay in the Bay of Islands, our place could be just what you are looking for.
Free parking is available. Guest AccessOur modern kitchen is available to guests who want to make their own meals. Coffee, tea with basic breakfast of toast & spreads is complimentary.
We have a second bedroom also available with 2 single beds,which could suit a family of four; that room is advertised separately. The guest bathroom is set out with a separate toilet, shower & bath in a separate room, & a separate handbasin.
Guests can access all living rooms, decks & all of our outdoor area if they wish. We have a good range of reading material which they can make use of also. We have two TVs so if guests desire to watch TV there is one available for them.
Our washing machine & dryer are available for a small extra charge . Interaction with GuestsWe can help guests with directions & about things to do & places to go in the North. The NeighborhoodWe live in a very beautiful part of the north, The Bay Of Islands. The sea at Paihia is 5 minutes away by car, & Paihia is gorgeous especially on a suuny morning. Even in winter it has a charm & a fascination with its three beachfronts, the wharf where the Russell ferries come & go all day & every day, & the hills which rise behind the town, dotted with some exciting looking homes, but for the most part, bush-clad.
In summer the little town is bursting at the seams, especially when the cruise liners are in the Bay, & the cafes & restaurants are packed. Our home is ideally situated for visitors to the Bay of Islands. After a day of sight seeing or other activities, it is a quiet, peaceful place to come back to & relax. Getting AroundOur place is 5 mins drive from Paihia, about an hour from Whangarei, 3 or4 hours from Auckland. We live just off Main Highway 11, from Puketona to Paihia, & are also about 15 mins drive from Kerikeri.