The SpaceOur BnB is situated just outside Paihia township - so it's away from the hustle & bustle of our busy little tourist town... but we're still only a few minutes from Paihia and the ferry to Russell. Enjoy a quiet stroll through the native bush, look out for our resident Morepork (NZ's native owl) or sit down by the Waitangi River. Our alpacas, Anzac & TimTam, are always looking for some attention and a feed! We have free-range chickens who happily supply us with eggs for your breakfast. Our cat, Panpoot, is short-haired, timid and very gentle. We are both born & bred Kiwis and have travelled extensively throughout NZ, the Pacific and some of Europe. Guest Access*Private room and en suite.
*Decks; 2 private, one shared
*Picnic tables, bush, garden
*Shared breakfast room, or continental breakfast on your deck
*Feel free to relax in our lounge
*Kitchen, garage, laundry and host accommodation are not available to guests, but we can do your laundry for you. Interaction with GuestsWe really enjoy having guests in our home - that's why we chose to do BnB. But if you're after some quiet time and some space, we're fine with that too. We enjoy sharing a meal with guests and offer a range of meals from single-course light meals (e.g. pizza or soup) to 3-course meals with mains such as NZ Lamb, Duck Confit or Salmon. Dinner time is a great time to pick our brains about the Bay of Islands, Northland or the rest of NZ. The NeighborhoodWe have both loved Paihia, and the Bay of Islands, since we were kids and now we have the privilege of living here! Paihia's had an amazing make-over during the past two years (almost entirely done by volunteers - including us)... we love our community! The Bay itself is truly beautiful with it's 144 islands, beaches and dolphins. There are numerous bush walks (from a short stroll to a all-day hike) and we're within easy driving distance of Cape Reinga, the Hokianga Harbour, Tana Mahuta, the Forests, Kawakawa Glow worm caves, and much more. Getting AroundYou can get to Paihia/Kerikeri by car, bus or plane but once you're here we strongly recommend a car (the Bay, and most of Northland, doesn't have any public transport). Tour operators will however pick up from our place. Other Things to NoteWe close for Christmas (23-27 December)