We (two couples - Dad, Mum, son and daughter-in-law) had 2 nights in this modern, purpose-built B&B outside KeriKeri set in rolling countryside, but still only an 8 minute drive from town. The third guest room was unoccupied during our stay. The Stone Store is even closer, from where the river walk to Rainbow Falls (1 hour one way) winds through pleasant woods. The B&B itself is stylish and spotlessly clean and there is a comfortable private lounge for the use of guests; the small guests' kitchenette was essentially unused during our stay. Views are stunning and the setting is quite beautiful. Chris was working both days we were there, but Mike looked after us faultlessly. The small swimming pool would have been a delightful place to relax if the weather had been warmer, but there is plenty to do in the area - despite a power cut one day in Kerikeri making shopping difficult!
We'd recommend the Pear Tree Restaurant for dinner, the Black Olive for an informal supper and the Ake Ake winery for wine-tasting and lunch.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Visit our purpose built award winning accommodation (2010 House of the Year Silver Medal). Set in 21 acres, our secluded and peaceful location is a designated Kiwi area. Yet is near to town and only two minutes drive to Doves Bay Marina. Enjoy peace and tranquility with fantastic coastal views of the Bay of Islands, Kent Passage and Kerikeri Inlet. Swim in the heated 12mtr pool or relax on your own private patio. All rooms are large with en suite. Home made bread and eggs from our own chickens for breakfast. Visit Kerikeri's historic Stone Store, cafes, farmers market and art galleries, play a round of golf or take a trip to a local beach. Swim with dolphins or catch a marlin - we can arrange it for you. ... more less
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