My husband and I stayed her for just one night (the last of our South Island road trip), prior to catching the Whale Watch tour the following morning. Raewyn and Darrell could not have been friendlier or more accommodating or more helpful... The epitome of what hosts should be. They directed us to the seal colony, gave us bang on dinner recommendations (Green Dolphin was divine!), arranged a taxi for us, tried to help us sort our breakfast plans in the morning, and were honestly just lovely to chat with. All in all, we probably only spoke with them for 30 - 45 minutes altogether but they were just the loveliest couple you could ever imagine.
We did notice the road noise initially but it was not at all an issue for us overnight. I'm sure some people are more sensitive to these things than others but we had a great sleep.
As another reviewer mentioned, they obviously take pride in their property as it was immaculate and the units themselves were fantastic. It was just my husband and I but, if you are travelling with another couple, I'm sure you'd be quite happy/comfortable in one of the cottages - a very comfortabe queen bed plus two twins in a separate bedroom, adequate bathroom facilities, cute little kitchen, etc., etc., etc. I honestly wish we'd been able to stay longer. Admittedly, not the closest place to town but, even with the cost of a taxi for dinner and back factored in to our stay, it was well worth it. And if you're not having any wine (as my husband and I were that evening) then the drive into town is just a few minutes. Proximity to catch the Whale Watch cruise is also no problem with a vehicle. Enjoy!
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