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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 neighborhood. 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... Our priority is to get you involved into 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.


Avaliações

5.0
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Anfitrião & Equipe

5.0

Horas & Atividades

5.0

Hostel

5.0

Aprendizado & Diversão

5.0

Reino Unido

5

Stefan and Jillian have been amazing hosts! Thank you 🙏🏻
Have learnt alot about life out in the bush and was able to help contribute to building and growing their home in paradise. Tasks were at random of what needs to be done and not that tiring at all. You are really made to feel at home and part of a family. They are happy to show you all of their favourite spots around the area in the times you’re not working.
Its truly a paradise this location and you will be lucky to be able to experience nature so close to you :)

2 meses atrás


Stefan respondeu

Thank you Tara, your presence with us helped us immensely in many ways. Our Beautiful Girl from London left so many memories with us and others in our community. All best on your Adventures and see You again...
Kind Regards, Stefan and Jillian

Alemanha

5

I had a great time with Stefan and Jillian. They are both very nice people and welcomed me so nicely in their home. Thanks to Stefan and Jillian I’ve seen a lot of beautiful things and met nice people, while staying with them. They even took me on a kayak tour and I enjoyed it a lot. The amount of work was totally fine and Stefan was always making sure that I was okay while working and also through the whole day. Thank you Jillian and Stefan.

11 meses atrás


Stefan respondeu

Melissa was a great helper, very polite and a hard worker, we really enjoyed hosting her, who ever hosts Melissa will be very pleased with her.

Reino Unido

5

Stefan and Gillian were incredible hosts. From the moment I arrived they were extremely welcoming and generous. The tasks with Stefan in the garden were fun and interesting, I learned a lot about the native New Zealand bush.
The cabin was very comfortable and private. Stefan and Gillian introduced me to many lovely people, they took me to some beautiful areas around Paihia as well as some tasty local restaurants. I highly recommend working with them in Paihia, the experience was amazing overall!

1 ano atrás


Stefan respondeu

Margot is very responsible and polite, she is always on time and very tidy, Margot was a hard worker and was happy to to everything. We highly recommend Margot.

Filipinas

5

This is my first Worldpackers experience in New Zealand and Stefan and Jillian made it really special. They are the very kind, hospitable and friendly hosts. The tasks are not exhausting and Stefan helped and guided me if there's something I don't know how to do. Their place is so beautiful surrounded with trees and plants and only five minutes away from the beach. They took me around Paihia and nearby towns to see tourist attractions, taught me how to kayak and brought me to local restaurants. I am beyond grateful for them and the friendship we have built together. I wish them all the best!

1 ano atrás


Stefan respondeu

It was a privilege to host Jermin. Very helpful, respectful young man. Always positive and happy to help.
We recomend Jermin very highly.
Stefan and Jillian

Suíça

5

I really enjoyed my time with Stefan and Jillian. The two are extremely lovely people and you feel like at home. They showed and did many things with me.
Working with Stefan was extremely fun and not too exhausting. I also had enough time for myself to do things and explore the area.
I can heartily recommend Stefan and Jillian and would go back anytime.
Thank you for a wonderful time.

Best,
Tim

mais de 1 ano atrás


Stefan respondeu

We recomend Tim very highly... Very hard worker with variety of skills.
We enjoyed having Tim very much...


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