This was one of the best stays we had during our trip to NZ. Sandi and her family are very friendly and welcoming. We stayed two nights at Sandi's. She has a unique set-up with three "chalets" behind her home. The room itself was very homey...it really felt as if you were staying with a friend. The room was just the right size with attached bathroom, small fridge and toaster. Sandi brought us our breakfast at our requested time the morning after we arrived and chatted with us about our plans for the day. She gave us some great tips about the sites we were planning to see. Then she told us that she was doing laundry for her family and she asked if we had anything we would like washed! This was much appreciated because we were in the middle of trip and had just been a hike the day prior and had some dirty articles. After our days events we were invited into their home to wait for our van pick-up to the Maori hangi. We had a nice discussion with their family.
A bonus for pet lovers: cute deaf terrier and several friendly cats!