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thoughtfully furnished

What a lovely home. So many pretty touches and so thoughtfully furnished. We found everything here we needed - and a few things we needed - and a few things we didn't know we did! The fresh fruit, milk and flowers made our arrival feel like a welcome to a friend's home. Thank you very much! Coming from the States for a destination wedding...and this beautiful home made it simply better!

The Ojeda family - San Pedro, Ca

Lovely home

Lovely home.

Lulu Swarts - Phoenix, Az

all facilities

Good house, all facilities available.

Danny and co.


Thanks very much. Very tranquil place.

Mike and Liz and kids

really peaceful

A really peaceful location and lots of T.L.C. Thanks

Fitzgerald and Corbett

We'll definitely be back

A wonderful relaxing stay. Beautiful house and so convenient. We'll definitely be back soon!

Paul, Jane, Haydon and Lucas Whipp – Qld

Awesome garden

I like how the flowers look. Cool trap door!

Lovely house! Love the flower arrangement.

Awesome garden and I had so much fun!!

Many thanks for the lovely touches to your sanctuary.

Ruby - Wellington Ngaronda - Wellington Kaia - Wellington Simone – Wellington

Lovely accommodation

Lovely accommodation. Happy memories. Loved your floral arrangement.

F and M Richardson - Dunedin


A lovely home. I keep noticing new lovely features.


look forward to seeing you again

Wonderful home, wonderful people at 85 in particular but Wanganui in general. You are blessed with a beautiful country and it is both a privilege and a pleasure to be allowed to share it with you. Thank you both for making us feel so welcome and we look forward to seeing you again and soon.

Colin and Vera Sankey - UK


A lovely house. Dark, cool!

Kira Fields - Wanganui

Lovely house

Lovely house. Had an awesome time.


hope to be back

For me this house needs to be next to the Whanganui river where it would beautifully complement its dark and mysterious past! It's a house one grows to love and get connected to. Thanks Karen for the warm gestures and obvious love and care you have for this homestead! I hope to be back sometime and catch up with all your hard work! Thanks!

Van Dyk-Velu family - Auckland and the Netherlands

Loved our stay

Beautiful and superbly renovated and presented. Loved our stay. Many thanks.

Joan Wylde - Whitianga - and Trish Gordon - Auckland

happy memories

Very comfortable. Everything we needed has been thought of and supplied. Will have happy memories.

The Morgan family - Auckland

Fresh flowers

Fresh flowers, ontriguing spaces. There are places that stay in your minds for ever. This one of them for us. So nice we stayed an extra night! Very, very beautiful place, just lovely for us.

Ros and Richard

great place to come back to

A great place to come back to after a day of activities. Great facilities and everyone enjoyed it.

Wayne, Dallas, Ryan and James Wilshurst - Lower Hutt

Thanks for the little touches

Admire your dedication in restoring your villa. Most interesting. Thanks for the little touches.

Patricia Martin - New Plymouth

We will be back

Wonderful home, thank you! Comfy beds after the Wanganui river trip. We will be back. Thanks.

Kartini and Steve, Jonny and Rachel - Kerikeri

loved the hospitality

We really enjoyed and loved the hospitality provided by the owner. I, as a school teacher, will highly recommend my friends and families for the accommodation here. As it was a short stay, we family members will surely be coming back during 2009. Thanks.

J. Sharma (Mr and Mrs)