Reviews

What our guests are saying:

Chris, Barry from Sutton COLDFIELD. ENGLAND
A month in Paradise! With the fantastic Frances – “ Hostess with the mostess! “

Dick & Debbie from COLORADO. USA
“The hospitality was truly warm & accepting. Thanks for the lovely BBQ meal as well as your Kindness.”

Filipa from LISBON. PORTUGAL
“A wonderful warm welcoming. A superb cook.”

Jorge from LISBON. PORTUGAL
“It can’t get much better. Fantastic hosts.”

Bain & Janet from NEW MEXICO. USA
Just when I think our B&B experience can’t get any Better we arrive at yours! Excellent accommodation, and great conversation and food.

Lyn and Glen from AUCKLAND. NZ
At last, we have found the place that personifies The great Kiwi getaway! This place (your home).  Will become the annual beach holiday. Thank you For your wonderful hospitality, friendship & kindness.

Rose Dalby, Lisa Dalby, Susanne from DENMARK
“We have enjoyed the great hospitality, the beautiful views, The BBQs and great humour.”

Jeff & Ellen from CANADA
“What a beautiful home. Plus such great hospitality. And a gourmet meal as a bonus. Thanks a million”

Fiona and Geoff, Annabelle, Richard from HAMILTON, NZ
“Frances & John. You have completely spoiled us for anywhere else. We just love it here. Awesome beach and spectacular beachfront property. Memorable as always.”

Linda, John, Melissa, Tiffany from WINDSOR, NSW. AUSTRALIA
You can keep your 4 ½ & 5 star hotels and motels… This Place leaves them all for dead. Just a pity that we couldn’t
Stay here longer. They say “save the best till last”. We Certainly did. Thanks so much, Frances and John

Jurgen and Susanne from KIRCHHEIM, GERMANY:
“A special thank you for the lovely place. We enjoyed the delicious dinner with you.
Rare to find such a nice environment to relax and feel like home.”

Daphne and Eric from DENVER, COLORADO, USA:
“Thank you for taking such good care of us! We’ve enjoyed our stay. Dinner was beyond wonderful.
You were so kind to treat Eric with the best carrot cake for his birthday!”

Robyn and Brian and family from NAGAMBIE, AUSTRALIA:
“Outstanding hospitality and we feel like new people. The kids had a great time and we all truly relaxed.”

Michael from SALZBURG, AUSTRIA:
“Frances, you really spoil your guests – everything here is perfect. Lovely beach, nicely decorated rooms!”

John, Sally and Leigh from CUMBRIA, ENGLAND:
“Thank you very much for a fantastic visit – your hospitality and this wonderful setting was the best way to
start our visit in New Zealand.”

Marty, Sue and Jake from TAURANGA:
“We’re stunned by the hospitality, facilities, location. Everything a great B&B should be – and more. Thank you.”

Philip from PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA:
“This is my sister’s home. Came to see her and my Mum as I had heard so much about the house, locale, fishing etc.
It was every bit as good as they said and more. Very impressed and would love to come and visit again so I too can
fish and golf just like John.”

Bob and Jackie from PENTICTON, B.C., CANADA:
“We arrived as guests at your Homestay, but feel we are leaving now as special friends. Whether is was the fishing,
golf, or great meals together, it has been a wonderful month – one filled with memories we will always treasure.”

Jan and Ian from B.C., CANADA:
“It will be difficult to leave such a lovely home. Thank you for sharing your special place with us! And so it was!
We stayed a fifth day!! The BEST homestay in New Zealand.”

Theo, Becky & baby Katie from Ventura, California, USA.
“Thank you for your fantastic hospitality! We found you on the Internet and the home exceeded our expectations.You are both wonderful hosts, interesting and fun conversationalists, and Frances, you are an extraordinary chef!”

Ivan & Katie from New Plymouth, NZ.
“As hosts you would be the greatest. Your B&B the best we have ever experienced. Hope to come back some day.”

Pat & Sid from Toronto, Canada.
“Frances and John – we couldn’t have found a more wonderful place to stay away from home. You and John are so kind & fun. Your spot here is truly a piece of paradise. We will remember the wonderful beach, the swims, the great dinners and
the companionship.”

Hina from Pakistan.
“I had a wonderful time. This place is so homely!  Will always remember your warmth and hospitality.”

Betty and Kevin from Boise, Idaho, USA.
“Words can’t describe the wonderful time we have had with you! The food was fantastic, the fishing a time never to forget and your company a true delight. Thank you so much for your friendship.”

Lionel & Claude from France.
“Everything was perfect. We’ll keep in mind a wonderful souvenir of our stay in Oceanspray. We loved all the details such as flowers in bathroom and chocolates in bedroom. We are from NICE and we
found in Frances and John very NICE people.”

May 2008. Ian & Maureen from Victoria, Australia.
“Hospitality outstanding! All those little extras were much appreciated. Most comfortable deluxe accommodation. Frances, you are a warm and friendly hostess. Would love to visit again and stay longer.”

Kev, Clare & teenagers – James, Ashleigh, Lucy & Nicole from Tauranga. (Bayfisher Magazine).
“Thank you for a fantastic break away that allowed the whole family to relax. A timely unforgettable experience of being totally spoilt. Will recommend you to everyone.”