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“A Perfect Cottage in the Middle of Paradise"”
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Eliza's - beautiful inside and out.
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Eliza's - beautiful inside and out.
Light and airy open plan kitchen/dining/living rooms Sleep like an angel in the worlds best beds.
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Eliza's - beautiful inside and out.
Light and airy open plan kitchen/dining/living rooms
Sleep like an angel in the worlds best beds.
Amazing views from every window.
A vast sky filled with zillions of stars.
Gorgeous brand new kitchen.
You really will be in the midst of the vines.
Sun drenched dining.
Pristine elegant and  new bathroom.
Beautiful linens on super comfortable beds.
Exquisite homemade breakfast provisions
Night time croquet anyone?
Very stylish and perfectly pristine.
Blissful sleep in goosedown
Antiques and artworks everywhere.
Eliza's lawn is perfect for croquet,cricket, soccer.....
Eliza's world famous granola and organic plums poached with vanilla
The sun drenched view from the master bedroom..
Eliza's barbeque and pool from the veranda
Eliza's veranda looking out to the garden and vineyard.
Even the bedrooms have stunning views.
Kids adore Eliza's space and outdoor toys.
The whole family will love having your own private pool.
Style everywhere.
We love decorating your inside space with blooms from the garden.
The small bedroom is perfectly formed.
Your kids will not want to leave.........
Free range chickens foraging amongst the plum trees
Amazing mature trees and shrubs are throughout the acre of garden.
Bikes are among the many toys we offer.
The sun begins to set on The Richmond Ranges.
We supply you with our own honey.
The golden pheasant and the walnut tree.
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Blenheim, Marlborough Region, South Island

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chutchin
Annandale, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A Perfect Cottage in the Middle of Paradise"”
Reviewed May 12, 2013 for a stay in February 2013

I am a tad late writing this review, apologies. We are an American couple who traveled with another couple to New Zealand for a month long holiday traveling from the North Island to the South Island this past February and as such we stayed at numerous places. By far Eliza's Garden Cottage was the most memorable. We stayed three nights, I wish we could have stayed longer. Great location just a few kilometers from the Blenheim city center. The inside of the cottage is exquisitely done and makes you feel right at home. Everything was so clean, and the scenery is beyond words. My wife is still talking about the wonderful night sky. I am still dreaming of the vineyards. The extra that made our stay even more memorable is the owner Wendy. When we arrived she had left for us more than a dozen fresh farm eggs, at least a kilo of bacon, and a basket full of fresh veggies. And did I mention the bread Wendy baked for us everyday? Simply wonderful. Besides leaving us such a treat she is a wonderful host. When (not if) we come back Eliza's will be a place we will stay.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Wellington and London
Reviewed March 21, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

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SC
Reviewed March 10, 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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Christchurch
Reviewed March 10, 2013 for a stay in February 2013
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Management Response
Mar 10, 2013
Thank you for this Di. It was lovely having you both at Eliza's - and I just so enjoyed the way you explored the district but also indulged in some r and r at Eliza's and especial thanks to Al for helping me sort out those pesky technical problems.......... I hope you do come back. W
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Reviewed March 9, 2013 for a stay in February 2013
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Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
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A romantic getaway People with disabilities
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Management Response
Mar 9, 2013
Thank you for this Pat - it was lovely meeting you all; your delightfully funny husband Les and your charming friends Anne and Simon. Very glad we eventually found Simon's address book and hopefully it is safely back in England. I do hope you will all come back some day. Best wishes Wendy
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FranNewZe...
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
303 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Totally Recommended”
Reviewed January 31, 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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person found this review helpful

We spent a too short 2 nights here recently with a group of friends. The location is very quiet & peaceful with large grounds to walk in & plenty of wild life to see , swings to sit on under the tree & loungers to relax on.
The pool is a welcome addition & would be great with kids.
The owner Wendy is a delight to talk too & has got the cottage set up with everything you need. The linen is top quality & the beds are extremely comfortable . Plenty of places to sit & a good sized TV . The breakfast provided is plentiful & delicious - home preserved plums, yummy yoghurt , fresh daily bread ( & newspaper ! ) & great conserves plus fresh fruit , a bottle of wine , fresh flowers & chocolates - what more could you ask for !!

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Liked best: Property was as advertised & in fact prob even better
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
Jan 30, 2013
Thank you Fran - you were such good fun to have here!
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Malcolm S
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Simply excellent.”
Reviewed December 19, 2012 for a stay in January 2012
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person found this review helpful

so good is Eliza's, that we are returning for our second 10 day+ stay in a couple of weeks. Superb setting, wonderful hostess and very relaxing. We can highly commend Eliza's cottage for anyone seeking a relaxing break. Everything you need is at Eliza's including home cooked delights from Wendy. Just excellent.

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Liked best: Location, hostess, setting.
Liked least: Should have stayed longer.
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Management Response
Dec 18, 2012
Dear Mr Mal, Thank you very much for your very kind comments. We very much hope to welcome you back sometime as twice you have been the most perfect guests! Do please come again. With my fondest wishes Wendy.
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