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Bay of Islands has been ranked the Top Holiday Destination by "Lonely Planet" for South Asia, Pacific Region for 2019... Property location: Our Subtropical Paradise, is centrally located right on Main Tourist Route, "Twin Coast Discovery" Only Five minutes to the Beaches, Rivers, Waterfalls, town centre. At the same time very private, with respectful neighbourhood. Paihia is known as the Hub of Bay of Islands, Winterless North, with 144 Islands in the Bay. History: this is the Birthplace of NZL, Waitangi Treaty Grounds, with National History Museum. Russel, the First Capital of NZL, just across the Bay. Waitangi River and Pictures Haruru Falls. Healthy lifestyle, based on home grown products and many native plants. Amazing Bird Life, Kiwis, Tuis, Moreporks... Glow worms and much more. Kayaks, Mountain Bike for you to enjoy... Your accommodation is a private, modern Cabin, with Kitchen, Bathroom next to it. WI Fi, TV. Mountain Bike, Kayaks for you to enjoy.

You will be welcomed by us like a family, with respect and care... Sorry, no smokers please. We are easy going and friendly, often have the Grandchildren here. We want you to feel just like in your own home, free to enjoy your time, in respectful manners. We will try to be considerate and helpful, understanding that you are away from your home, family... My priority is to get you involved in to preservation of our precious environment and healthy lifestyle. Growing own products, including herbs, veggies... Also use of Native Plants. Creating new tracks into the native Bush, share the Amazing Nature with others.


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It was an amazing experience!
Since I arrived i felt very comfortable and welcome. Stefan helps and showed me a lot.He is a very warm hearted man.
I enjoyed the time there very much and would like to come back there again everytime.

over 1 year ago



The stay was excellent, you feel like at home. I learned more English and I thank Steffan for being very patient with my communication. Since my English is not fluent. You learn from plants and nature, they make you want to stay longer.
Thank you Steffan for the warmth and friendliness.
You have a lot of fun too!

Regards :)

over 1 year ago

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