Having travelled around New Zealand and staying in some 13 properties, Landing cotage gets my vote for the best of the lot.
The accomodation forms part of the owners' large and modern detatched home, set in lovely gardens in a very quiet spot just outside Kerikeri. There are 3 double bedrooms and a large lounge area. The bathroom has two sinks and a great shower and a bath.
The beds are very comfortable with nice squidgy pillows. I slept like a log. Decor is crisp, new, and of a very high quality.
The hosts were fantastic. It felt like staying woth close friends, rather than landlady and landlord.
Wendy did us some marvelous breakfasts - by far the best we had in New Zealand. Everything home made, and even with fresh fruit picked from the garden that morning. I tried all the options, including bacon and eggs, the blueberry pancakes, and my favourite "Wendy's waffles".
I would highly recommend staying here for anyone wanting a base to explore the Bay of Islands.More