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Lyness Accommodation

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Lyness Accommodation is a very private and romantic getaway with water views over the Kerikeri Inlet. We offer 2 double, self contained units, Lyness Cottage and Lyness Suite, both with free WIFI. They have a 1920’s old world feel with lead light windows and polished rimu floors. Enjoy the ambience on your own private deck where you can watch sheep grazing at your doorstop or listen to the abundant birdlife. The cottage has a large clawfoot bath and the suite a spa-bath plus a fireplace. Our accommodation offers peacefulness and seclusion and is perfect for both honeymooners and independent travellers wishing a unique tranquil setting. We are located in Kerikeri which is a central base for exploring all the Bay of Islands has to offer.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Refrigerator in room
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Spent six days at Lyness in the suite attached to the main house. It was comfortable and nicely decorated. We had just arrived in New Zealand and this was the perfect spot to relax at the end of a busy day. Loved the porch overlooking the garden. Our hosts were very friendly and
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Response from Sharon T, Owner at Lyness Accommodation
Responded May 1, 2015
We're glad you enjoyed your stay in Lyness Suite and thank you for your positive review. We have had so many wonderful and interesting guests over the 13 or so years we have been in operation. It was with mixed feelings to sell our home and close the business, but are starting a "new chapter" which may include another guest accommodation. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip in New Zealand and all the best for your future travels.
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My husband planned out our honeymoon, and chose Lyness Accommodations in Kerikeri, NZ as the primary place where we would be staying during our 5 1/2 weeks overseas. (We are from the U.S.) We spent about 3 weeks (with an 8-day break in between) in Lyness Cottage and were
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Response from Sharon T, Owner at Lyness Accommodation
Responded Jan 3, 2015
Thank you for the wonderful review. What a lovely couple and how lucky we were to have them stay with us. So positive, caring, and a pleasure to have. Wishing you both all the best for your future life together. Keep in touch once in a while.
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In March we spent a relaxing week at Lyness accommodation in the self contained cottage. Great accommodation for a couple overlooking the KeriKeri inlet. Sharon and Adrian were very hospitable hosts. They were happy to have a chat about the area and travel in general. Well
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Response from Sharon T, Owner at Lyness Accommodation
Responded Jun 10, 2014
Thanks for the great and very informative review and so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and in the Bay of Islands. Appreciate the helpful tips to other travellers about restaurants, what to do in the area, and your great day out on the Tucker Thompson. We feel we live in a really special part of the world and are glad when we have guests who feel the same. Once again, thanks for your stay. Sharon
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I don't normally travel on my own but I was in this instance due to my husbands commitments. We have stayed in some exceptional places internationally and Lyness known historically as "Strathbrae" is a little piece of paradise in KeriKeri, Northland, NZ. You have a choice of two
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We spent 3 wonderful nights in the Lyness suite, and though the weather wasn't always as warm and welcoming as we had hoped, our accommodation and host sure were! This place is cosy and comfortable with just the right amount of luxury to make you feel like you're really on
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Response from Sharon T, Owner at Lyness Accommodation
Responded Nov 10, 2013
Thanks Florence! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us and also that you did make the most of your time in this area despite the weather not being the ideal. You were perfect and easy going guests and I hope that you enjoy the rest of your time in New Zealand. And thanks for choosing to stay with us! Sharon
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"The cottage has stunning views and is very private, the Suite is much larger with better facilities (still with lovely view) but part of main house. Both are lovely!"
"The cottage or the suite is great, book ahead"
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionBay of IslandsKerikeri
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