24 February 2016

Great hospitality. Fantastic views - peaceful surroundings. Thanks for letting me stay.

Shirley Kinnaird

12-13 March 2016

How lucky we were to win a stay at such an amazing place. Friendly hosts in a wonderful setting. Perfect way to recharge the batteries!

Catherine and David Broman

18 June 2016

Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us. You both made us feel so very welcome! Great people, beautiful home, fantastic massage and views that are to die for. We wish you well.

Gina and Paul Sheldrick

September 2016

Excellent Stay.

Glenn Bilcich

8 September 2016

Wow! What a lovely place and an even lovelier couple. The perfect getaway.

Sean Kane

2 October 2016

Thank you very much for letting us stay! Amazing house and so great people!

Thanks a lot!!!

Rita Petchorine

23 October 2016

Great. Thanks to the beautiful couple, house and warmth which made our 1st day in New Zealand so AMAZING!!!

Weihang Zhang

20 November 2016

Thanks for this great place! Fantastic view outside.

Leonard Chen

7 December 2016

What a fantastic place! Thanks for a wonderful, comfortable and relaxing stay and for your friendly and welcoming hospitality.

Fiona and Ron Oliver
Tasman, New Zealand

27 December 2016

Thank you for allowing us to stay! We were welcomed with great hospitality and the views...are AMAZING. Take care and Good luck.

Daniel and Tiffany

2 January 2017

My partner and I stayed for one night. Beautiful home and very kind and welcoming hosts. Our room was very nice and the house is amazing. We had one afternoon to see the amazing view before the clouds rolled in. Delicious breakfast too and we really enjoyed out stay. Next time we'll stay longer and hope the weather is better. Thank you very much Steve and Dawn.

Taneora and Dijana

6 January 2017

Thank you so much for letting us stay at short notice. We needed the break and tranquility and it was amazing. Definitely need to stay longer next time to enjoy the views for longer. Good luck for 2017.

Paul and Ebony Church - Pukekohe

7 January 2017

We stayed for 1 night and had a great time. Our host and hostess were very friendly, great hospitality. We wished we could stay longer. This place is highly recommended.

Jay and Renee

8 January 2017

Beautiful home! Great hosts - very warm and friendly. We highly recommend this home; we'll be back.

Meg and Rick
USA (Boston)

11 February 2017

Wonderful home, great views and fantastic hospitality.  Would loved to have stayed longer.

Rob and Val (UK)

22 February 2017

Many thanks.  Lovely home.  May be back.  Regards and Good Luck.

Jane and Geoff Fielding (Gulf Harbour)

Chesire - UK

23 February 2017

Dawn and Steve, many thanks for such a fantastic, relaxing, friendly three days stay in your home.  Wonderful hosts, great breakfasts.  Our very best wishes to you and family.

Cheers Martin and Sue Richards, Sydney, OZ

25 March 2017

Thanks for caring for us so kindly.  The bed was great, the view was wonderful and all facilities helped so much.  Bless you for sharing it with us.

Janet and Donald, Gisborne

14 April 2017

Great B&B and hosts.  Thank you so much for sharing your time with us.  We loved your house and the food.  Amazing breakfast.  Thank you very much!!  All the best.

Paul and Helena (Barcelona, Spain)


15 April 2017

Great place, nice people, beautiful view and cute Bella hahaha!

Thanks a lot and Happy Easter.

Amy and Eerick

17 April 2017

We had a wonderful stay.  Thank you so much for your hospitality.

Jen and David

4 June 2017

A beautiful place to stay and very friendly hosts.  Thanks again.

Bryan and Yolanda

10 June 2017

Thanks for a fabulous stay.  We really enjoyed your hospitality and the amazing views.  We loved our massage too!  We will be back.

Des and Jo Ngatipa

23 July 2017

A beautiful place to stay with wonderful friendly hosts.  Not to mention the lovely views of the Mount!

Steven and Tanya - Auckland, NZ

26 July 2017

This was a perfect spot for our last night in New Zealand.  Dawn and Steve were just as friendly and warm as all their countrymen we have met over the last two weeks.  The house is spectacular and all to maximise the extraordinary views.  I loved the extra comfortable bed and luxurious shower.  A perfect stop off for anyone heading back north from the glorious sights both islands offer.  Thank you for a lovely, hearty breakfast as well.  Tummy rubs forever to Bella!

Shelley and Arthur, Washington, DC USA

11 August 2017

Just what we needed!  A weekend away from home at somebody elses!  Thank you for having us.  The massages were an added bonus and the massage chair was the icing on the cake.  A wonderful breakfast to send us on our way too!  Thanks again.

Andrea and Jason (Cambridge NZ)

20 August 2017

Even though we are only 15 minutes down the road in beautiful Mount Maunganui, it's nice to stay somewhere else for a change - and what a place!  We often see these homes featured in magazines or  in Grand Designs but here we are!  Nice stay with nice hosts.  Many thanks

Debbie and Andre Vlietman (Maunt Maunganui)

25-27 August 2017

Hearty and familiar reception - Wonderful location (quietness, pure air) out of urban life - close for visiting Tauranga and Mount Maunganui.  Whenever I should be happy enough to come back once again to New Zealand, I'll be here!

Carl and Ask Spitzer (Zurich, Switzerland)

5 September 2017

Thank you to Dawn and Steve for their awesome hospitality.  You both made us feel very welcomed in your home.  Everything was to high standards, clean and the breakfast was very fulfilling and delicious.  Definitely will be back again.  Thank you again.

Matthew and Syddia (Mangere, NZ)  

8 September 2017

Wonderful experience!  Congratulations for your beautiful home, which reflects your kind and warm hospitality.  You made us feel at home and we would love to stay longer... but we will bring the joy of our stay with you with us in Italy!  The beauty of New Zealand is nothing compared to that of kiwi people... Thank you!  Hope to come back again and we will recommend this paradise to every of our friends  should they come to New Zealand.  Wish you hosts and family all the best!

Valerio E Lucrezia (with love from Italy)

12 September 2017

Steve and Dawn you have been great hosts, amazing house and location!  Thanks - see you for 2018 Aims!

Isabelle and John Bannister (Auckland NZ)

13 September 2017

Steve and Dawn you have been great hosts and amazing house.  Great location with all the bells and whistles.  Thanks again.

Brian Eade (Invercargill, NZ)

15 September 2017

Wonderful hosts, very peaceful and a stunning location.  Beautiful house, thank you for sharing your piece of paradise.

Lisa Verevis (Whangarei, NZ)

8 October 2017

To our beautiful Aunty Dawn and Uncle Steve and family thank you so much for your awesome hospitality and the love you guys put into your work that makes this holiday even on a rainy weather feel like a sunny day.

Aunty Dawn and Uncle Steve, just absolutely speechless!  This is by far the best resort I have ever stayed in, the service was crazy and you guys and your family are beyond beautiful, just like your home very inspiring thank you from the bottom of my heart for looking after us while we were here, I will forever be grateful to have met you's.

Jae and Lakes and Reign

8 October 2017

Thank you for your hospitality, was very warming, beautiful and cosy.  Felt like a dream come true, love your humble family.  Much love from us all.

Jamie and Anders (Auckland city)

12 October 2017

A beautiful refuge in a lovely part of New Zealand.  Fabulous views and wonderful hosts.  Thank you for a pleasant stay.

Derek and Judy (Kiwis from Auckland)

14 October 2017

Thank you for a wonderful weekend experience.  We look forward to returning.

Liz and Alex Heffer (Auckland)

15 October 2017

A lot of thanks for the friendly hospitality.  Bella is a nice dog and we have enjoyed the stay in your house.

Corinna and York

21 October 2017

Lovely Dawn and Steve.

We had a sensational stay in your Bed and Breakfast with spectacular view over the ocean and mountains.  The breakfast was also amazing.  We hope to visit you again sometime soon.

Mahsa and Hadi

22 October 2017

Thank you for accommodation, felt like home, excellent hosts.  Very peaceful and great views, would recommend highly to others.

From Mike and Hope

23 October 2017

View is spectacular.  Hosts were amazing.  Will definitely be returning!  Oh and a great massage.

Ethan and Misa

23 October 2017

Beautiful place and views. Wonderful soaking in the spa.  Awesome to have breakfast cooked for me.  Thank you.  

Jo Hambleton (Auckland)

30 October 2017

Thanks Dawn and Steve - we were originally going to stay in town and my son who did the booking said do you want to stay higher in the hills and we are so glad we did!  Beautiful views and a beautiful home!!

Rolonde and Nigel (Calgary, Canada)

What a great way to end my 7 week journey through Australia and New Zealand here, in the luxury of a big mansion and with your hospitality Dawn and Steve.  It's been a pleasure all the way even though I got beat big time at pool.  Thanks too for the BBQ with your friends, say 'Hi' to them for me.  I will now return to the cold Europe, but as a very happy man.  As for the novel, it's anyone's to read, I picked up in Kaikoura and finished it here.  Nice thriller.

J.J.Haar, Netherlands

3 December 2017

Thank you for your hospitality in this beautiful place with amazing views.  Thanks again.

Wieslaw and Lukasz Chwascinski, Warsaw, Poland

5 December 2017

Very friendly family and beautiful house with an amazing view!  Sad that we just stayed one night but I fully enjoyed the spa at night and in the morning.

I'll definitely come back to enjoy this again. Thank you for your amazing host!  Hope we see you soon.  (Weird to have Christmastime in summer.)

Greta, Kerstin and George Kruse

15 December 2017

Dear Dawn and Steve

Thank you so much for the warm welcome and hospitality that you  have provided throughout our stay.  The house is amazing and exceeded our expectations!  The views over the bay are fabulous, the pool was great to help work off a truely "yummy" breakfast!  We will miss Bella the "panting softy"!

Rich and Bed

16 December 2017

Beautiful place!  Lovely hosts!  Breakfast very good and cooked perfectly.  Well done, Steve and Dawn!

Harry Hammond, Sydney

18 December 2017

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Minden Heights and are very grateful for the kind and generous hospitality of Steve and Dawn.  This has definitely been a highlight of our trip and would want to spend more time here exploring!  All the best for your trip to Europe and have a wonderful and joyful Xmas!!

Zoltan and Jozsef Gal, UK/Hungary

18 December 2017

What a lovely place!  Great hospitality!  The house is really amazing.  We hope one day to come back and stay longer!  Thank you so much!  We wish you a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Paola E Giordano Piazza

20 December 2017

Had a wonderful night - amazing breakfast - fabulous accommodations - hosts

Bogdan and Julie Cherkasskikh

24 December 2017

Dear Dawn and Steve

Thank you so much for a beautiful stay.  It was so nice to meet you and we loved our stay with you.  The house is beautiful and the hosts made it warm and cosy.  There lovely Bella is so friendly and welcoming.  Aarin  loved playing with Bella!  Thank you and wish you a Merry Christmas!

Love Manasi

27 December 2017

Thanks so much for letting us stay in this lovely place and thanks for the very relaxing massage as well.  We totally enjoyed our time here.

Warm regards Agnes and Magnus

28 December 2017

Thanks Steve and Dawn for lovely hosting.  We have a wonderful Holiday.  Wonderful "Big Breakfast" - Actually we don't need the lunch for today!  Looking forward to come back again with "Baby" and friends.

Steven and Tina, Auckland

29 December 2017

Thank you so much for letting us stay with you, you have a beautiful home and it has definitely made me rethink what I want to do after finishing up my main business.  We will definitely be recommending you online and to any friends that come to this part of the world.  

Thanks Dawn and Steve

Charles and Emma

30 December 2017

Thanks Dawn and Steve

It is so beautiful and fantastic place.  It is an honour to be a Korean when I visit here for the first time.  I'll come again next year.

P.S.  My son loves Bella - see you next year puppy

J Song

31 December 2017

Love this place!  Warm, friendly with spectacular views!!  Thank you!!

Matt and Peyton Montei, Chicago, USA

31 December 2017

So friendly and heartfelt people and incredible view.  Every time again.

Tanja Bissinger, Fabian Keller (Stuttgart, Germany)

2 January 2018

Dear Dawn and Steve

Thank you so much for amazing two days at your beautiful place!

The best time at New Year - views, smoothie:) and a great massage!  What a start into 2018!  Will be happy to show you around Moscow if you ever come to Russia.

Vasily and Well

3 January 2018

Dear Dawn and Steve

So nice to meet you here!  Thanks for your kindness and hospitality!

Best wishes to all of you!

Oliver and Christine Yang (Brisbane, Australia)

6 January 2018

Steve and Dawn thank you for your kind service.  You have a lovely home.

Victoria Garcia and Zach Ryan (Matua)

6 January 2018)

Your hospitality is heartwarming - thank you for not only providing a lovely respite and personalised service, but for making us a part of your family for a night.

John and Danika Curley (Atlanta, USA)

13 January 2018

Thanks Dawn and Steve for your awesome hospitality, your home is amazing as is the view.  Breakfast was wonderful, pool and spa were fantastic.  Enjoyed every minute, hopefully I can stay again sometime.

Grant and Leeroy (Orewa)

21 January 2018

A huge thank you to Dawn and Steve.  Wow, what a magnificent home with equally magnificent views. Your hospitality is outstanding.  (Can't believe you actually iron the sheets!!). Beautiful vegetarian breakfasts, loved the huge, comfy bed and of course loved Bella.  Thank you.  This is an experience we'll never forget.

Andrew and Vicki (Brisbane, Australia)

27 January 2018

Thank you for this amazing stay in your beautiful house and your hospitality.  We had an awesome time and enjoyed every second.  We'll be back one day for sure.  Lots of love.

Daniela and Olivier from Brussels

28 January 2018

Your house is the most beautiful house we have ever been to.  Thank you for letting us stay and amazing hospitality.  Wish you guys all the best for 2018.

Many Thanks 

Pim and Min

4 February 2018

Thank you for this amazing stay in your beautiful house.  Thank you for your hospitality, we enjoyed and we'll be back one day.  You are great!  With love.

Paula and Luis, from Argentina

7 February 2018

Thank you so much for an amazing night, wish it was longer.  Felt so welcomed and spilt.  All the very best with everything.

Khadine Topia (Thames)

9 February 2018

Thank you very much for finding such a house.  This is there highest hotel I have ever lived in.  I like to very much.  I want to make my home like it.  

- The scenery beautiful

- Decoration advanced intelligence

-The host is very friendly

-Have a lovely dog

- I want to stay here all the time

- This is my best memory

Xiaoping Zhu

14 February 2018

Big thank you for letting us stay!  Breathtaking views, beautiful room and 2 happy, vibrant and chatty hosts.  We loved our stay and hope to be back again.

Nick and Emma (Australia)

20 February

Thank you very much for a lovely stay.  Nice people, clean room and great breakfast.

Georgia and Scott

21 February 2018

Thank you for your kindness and I'm doing well in a good house.  Thank you very much, see you next time.

Michael Kim