Arriving in the middle of Jan and Roger's lunch made no difference. We were warmly welcomed offered tea or coffee and shown our room. One of two purpose built ensuite rooms ours was decorated in white and green with lots of little touches such as chocolates by the bed, cookies in the jar and bath robes. The bed is comfortable, there is plenty of well designed storage for clothes and bags and a lovely place to sit out and enjoy the garden. The garden is huge with access to the river for bathing if you want. In the morning Roger cooks breakfast and chats about what to do in the area ( he'll even provide tomato ketchup if pushed!!) This is a great base as it's more or less in the middle between Paihai and Keri Keri. It's also within easy reach of ninety mile beach if you feel like a road trip up along the coast and back across country. In the evening Roger and Jan are always ready to help plan your day. We stayed here three nights and could have easily stayed longer.
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- Magical riverside setting, private and tranquil. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- River Retreat Paihia, Bay Of Islands