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John's House

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58 Miller Road | off St Georges Road North, Hastings 4130, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent two and a half weeks at John's House and it was glorious. Spacious, beautiful grounds, peaceful, and a proper house. We have 3 small children and it was great for them - it felt like we were in the countryside - alpacas and a pig to feed, direct access to the Karamu Stream and riverside path, but still... More 

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Nick P, Owner at John's House, responded to this review

Always a pleasure to have John's House enjoyed by a family on holiday with time to relax and enjoy the gardens and lawns. And the pool - a very refreshing spot on these hot summer days. Thanks for staying and we suspect you will join the growing list of return guests. More 

Dannevirke, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

It was a joyful Christmas for our family of 12 who stayed at Johns House with its new sleepout providing perfect family accomodation and together with the stylish Pavilion we were all able to stay on one site. The spacious grounds & garden area gave us plenty of room to relax ,play games on the lawn and make good use... More 

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Judyp55, Owner at John's House, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at John's House & The Pavilion. It is very special when we have an extended family group enjoying our properties. Great that you were the first guests to enjoy the extra space provided by 'The Clubroom' and also the new guest access gate to the swimming pool. We have just had 8 adult siblings with children... More 

Whanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Absolutetly beautiful place to stay. Nick & Judy are lovely hosts and happy to help. Living in Hawke's Bay my partner and I had a weekend away. Although it wasn't far from home we didn't even feel like we were in the same city. A beautiful and quiet place to stay where you instantly feel relaxed. The Pavillion is stunning... More 

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Judyp55, Owner at John's House, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay, Kate. We love the fact that we're so close to the village yet in such peaceful rural surroundings. Havelock North would be interested to be called a city! Hope you can return one day. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We stayed at Johns house and also the Pavillion. We are originally from HB but now reside in Australia and needed somewhere big enough for our family as we have 6 children. One of our daughters was getting married and we wanted somewhere nice to stay (without it being overly expensive) before the wedding and the bridal party to get... More 

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Nick P, Owner at John's House, responded to this review

It is a real pleasure to have family groups staying - especially for events like weddings. We love that families can enjoy our houses and property for special occasions. And take away great memories. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

We have just returned from a family holiday (with our two kids, 1yo and 3yo) at johns house and it was perfect! The house itself is fantastic, with great private bedrooms and large living spaces - the design of the house just encouraged us to slow down and relax and the fantastic lawn and garden allowed the kids to "free... More 

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Nick P, Owner at John's House, responded to this review

Thank you. We think that this is exactly how HOLIDAYS should be! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We were lucky enough to be able to stay in The Pavilion for a few nights while we settled into our new house in Havelock North. At first I thought that this might prove difficult as we have two small children (baby & toddler), but it wasn't at all! While there is only one bedroom and it's open plan, it's... More 

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Nick P, Owner at John's House, responded to this review

We think our architect, Pete Bossley, is a genius. He has created a small building that feels big. Quite a challenge - beautifully executed. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Just opening my jar of quince jelly that Judy gave us on our visit to The Pavilion some months ago - and it reminded me that I promised to review - it was just sooooo lovely! Gorgeous architecturally designed haven - and yes we also had a tour through John's Place - definitely on the 'must come back' with friends... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Thank goodness we had an absolutely wonderful break at Johns House and The Pavillion. 2015 has started off crazily, hence the lateness of this Review. From our first email to Nick and Jude, everything flowed. Nothing was too much trouble, or difficult. This was our first holiday not travelling to Europe, or staying in one place for more than three... More 

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Plymouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

From my first email to our parting fairwell John's house was a perfect 3 nights stay in Haverlock North/Hastings. The house and grounds are beautiful and quiet. Everthing about the house is comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked and the homemade breakfast goodies a fantastic bonus! The location to downtown Haverlock North is easy and a nice walk if you... More 

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Nick P, Owner at John's House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind remarks. We get a lot of pleasure from meeting guests from many different parts of the world and sharing our little piece of paradise. Regarding beaches locally. The coastal area from north of Napier City around the 'bite' of Hawke Bay to Cape Kidnappers has stoney, rather than sand, beaches. The beaches south... More 

Havelock North, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I had the pleasure of arranging for 6 international agriculture experts to stay overnight in Havelock North. We chose to put them all up at John's House and the Pavilion. It was perfect: beautiful garden setting close to the village, very comfortable and sophisticated decor but still felt like home and marvelous hosts in Nick and Judy Pattison. This is... More 

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Nick P, Owner at John's House, responded to this review

The proximity to the lovely Havelock North Village is a big bonus to us and our guests. The seclusion and absolute privacy of John's House and The Pavilion is rather unique. More 

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