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Testimonials

  • 6-7.5.2017 Rich and Bill (Wellington), Tim (Auckland.  The advice on the Hillary Trail was invaluable!  Thanks for a relaxing stay.  Perfect way to finish up after a day of walking from Piha.  Spa was perfect!  Views and setting very special.

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    28.2-3.3.2017 the Raucher family, Missouri, USA.

    Lovely place and Lyn went above and beyond with directions and suggestions.  Thank you!

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  • 21-23.12.2016 James and Bex, Rye, England.

    Gorgeous setting, lovely accommodation, delicious bread and provisions and such cheerful, kind hosts- what more could one wish for? We will be back on our next trip to NZ.

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    8-9.2016 and 3-5.12.2016 Agneta and Gunnar, Sweden.

    We appreciated this paradise so much that we came back! Now going back to Sweden.

    On Hotels.com, they wrote,”B&B med extra allt

    Detta är platsen att stanna till på om man vill ha lugn och ro, avskildhet men ändå tillgång till socialt umgänge om man vill, närhet till olika naturupplevelser och ett värdpar som gör att även högt ställda förväntningar överträffas”.  Translation from Swedish = This is the place to stop if you want peace and quiet, seclusion but access to social gathering if you want to, proximity to different nature experiences and a host couple that will surpass even high expectations.

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  • 11-12.6.2016 Don & Dianne, Akl and Central New York

    One night not enough. Every window offered another great vista. Waking up to a spa. NZ breakfast was awesome. Thank you from both of us.

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    27-30.5.2016 Bruce, Auckland

    Dear Lyn and Alan, thanks for letting us stay at such an awesome place. Thoroughly relaxing time here with trips to the beach and spa.

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  • 3-25.4.2016 ,Jared and Gareth, Auckland.

    Another lovely stay. We leave feeling recharged and rested. Thank you so much. Arohanui. We will be back this year.

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    Have been in Auckland for 13 years. We didn’t realise we are so close to Paradise: song of the wood pigeons; breeze from dense bushes; fish scales like black shiny sand; foggy heartshaking sea; starry sky watching from the spa; cosy bed and homemade breakfast.   We are feeling that we are part of the nature and part of the history. Peter promised giving me a special 20th anniversary. Lyn and Alan, your beautiful flowers and lovely card and stories, this experience made an indelible impression on me. Thank you for sharing your world with us. We hope one day we will come back with Gloria sharing the story of Arahoe.

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  • I have read all the comments written before this. There is nothing more that I can say-the words say it all. It has been both a pleasure and a privilege to have spent a few days in such a place- hosted by two wonderful people. Thank you very much- we will meet again. Barbara. The bush walk is great well worth the walk back up. Native bird life around, fantastic. Max.

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    Our week long vacation in New Zealand included 2 days with Alan and Lyn at their marvelous property here in the waitakere Ranges. We can’t say enough about the hospitality and genuine warmth of our new friends. The advice and recommendations which they have provided here have us looking forward to the second half of our journey quite eagerly. The vacation Cottage is truly a work of passion that has been carefully constructed to 8 any weary Traveler: comfortable bedding; a well equipped kitchen and a marvelous aspect from the living room made us feel well rested and relaxed. We hope to see both of you in the future and anticipate returning here for future vacation experiences to NZ.

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