great start to our NZ adventure. 'Heavenly' Haven B&B, so welcoming
and accommodating. 5 star stay and definitely a 'home away from home'.
Thank you Gill & Paul for providing us with the commencement of
such a wonderful NZ holiday. Definitely a follow-up stay is on the list
when next in Auckland"|
Judy Whalan & Anne Flynn (Adelaide SA) - Nov 2016
"Thank you for a peaceful stay - lovely comfortable home and bed. Fantastic fruit salad and muffins"
Rodger & Bronwyn Marshall (Hillcrest, Hamilton, NZ - originally South Africa) - Dec 2015
"We believe it's impossible to get a better start for a NZ journey. Thanks for all the comfort, interest and help!"
Wolfgang & Karin Fischer (Frendenberg, Germany) - Feb 2015
a great atmosphere here. So friendly and clean. Good food, good
company. Thank you so much for a brilliant start to our trip."
Angela and Roger Beardstall (West Yorkshire, UK, NZ) - Oct 2014
"This was our first homestay experience, we were warmly welcomed and made to feel very comfortable.
The house is beautifully kept and the facilities are 4 star.
Thank you for our delicious breakfast I have not been able to match it yet!
We would highly recommend a stay at Haven Homestay."
Jo and Russell Dunn(Mt Manganui, NZ) - Sept 2014
"Excellent breakfasts and ipad tourist information service. A great stay, thank you."
Nic Walton (UK) - May 2014
"Thanks for all your help. We have had a wonderful stay. Gill and Paul can't do enough for you. A very nice place to stay."
Dave & Sue Frost (Lancs, UK SA) - April 2014
"Thanks for a wonderful stay. Lovely room and breakfast. Awesome hosts. Thanks Gill and Paul."
Dave & Isse Arkwright (Whangarei, NZ) - March 2014
"Thank you for making my stay with you so perfect."
Pamela Wretham (Port Elizabeth, SA) - Feb 2014
"AMAZING URBAN OASIS."
Allistair & Jac (Whangarei & Morrinsville, NZ) - Feb 2014
"Lovely homely feel, just like being at home, with nice food and comfortable feel around the place."
Paul & Sue Wilkinson (Hornsea, UK) - Feb 2014
"Thanks for a lovely week. You made us both feel really welcome. Great food, comfy bed. We felt like part of the family."
Ros & Frank Ball (Staffordshire, UK) - Feb 2014
a stay! Warm welcome, and a most delicous breakfast every morning (home
made). Gill and Paul are very helpful and they are wonderful hosts. Our
room was very cosy and so quiet! Thanks a lot and a hug for that!"
Elke & Daniel Karcher-Englemann (Dresden, Germany) - Jan 2014
enjoyed to stay at this lovely place and the hospitality of Gill and
Paul. The detailed information about scenic spots was very useful to
make our 3 weeks trip through New Zealand to an unforgettable journey.
Thank you very much"
Volka, Wilfried & Michaela (Germany) - Jan 2014
the very first day we arrived we were made to feel welcome. Gill went
to endless trouble to cater for Ira's GF diet, and that was much
appreciated. Would certainly recommend Haven Homestay"
Ira & Harry Bott (Leicestershire, UK) - Dec2013
"I had an absolutely lovely stay! Driving up the driveway for my second stay felt like coming home!"
Jodie Sauvage (Melbourne, Australia) - Nov 2013
the first moment, we felt really welcome, like at home. Your house and
garden is a lovley place to stay. We enjoy the breakfast and the
conversations with Gill and Paul"
Maya & Emilia with their parents Daniela & Frederik Jung (Germany) - Oct 2013
"Thank you for making us so at home and putting up with the giggly 'One Direction' girls! Hope to see you again soon!"
Kylie & Maddison (Christchurch, NZ) - Oct 2013)
"My place to stay. Beats hotels by a country mile. So friendly and welcoming, cosy, homely. Serena didn't want to go home."
Karyn and Serena Haugh (Christchurch, NZ) - Oct 2013
you so much Paul and Gill. We really loved our stay at Haven Homestay.
It was luxuriously comfortable and your hospitality was top notch, in this very peacful part of Auckland!"
Dylan Holloway (Christchurch, NZ) & Marketa Kalivadova (Czech Republic) - Aug 2013
a wonderful time I had staying in your lovely home. It was like my home
away from home. I will come and visit again on my return to beautiful
Elize Greyling (Pretoria, South Africa) - Jun 2013
so much for looking after me and pointing me in the right direction
around the area. Sorry about the cricket result. A truly memorable stay"
Keith Neiles (Croyden, England) - Mar 2013
"Thanks for a wonderful stay. You made us very welcome. Nice and comfortable, just like home. Lovely area."
Alan & Biddy Petrie (Hampshire, England) - Mar 2013
perfect place to stay - homely and comfortable. I felt really
looked after on my arrival. You went out of your way to help me so
thank you both so much"
Hannah Rush (Suffolk, England) - Mar 2013
spent our first 4 nights with Gill & Paul and immediately felt at
home. All facilities available, clean & very comfortable. Breakfast
& evening meal not to be missed.Great hosts we loved it!"
Marion & Fred Siebelink (Netherlands) - Feb 2013
an exhausting journey we were made to feel so at home and relaxed
during our stay with Gill and Paul. We really enjoyed all of Gill's
home cooked bread and cakes etc and the location was so peaceful.
and Paul did all they could.... and more to make us feel comfortable.
They even accompanied us to watch the England v Black Caps cricket
match (England won).
We would thoroughly recommend anyone
travelling to New Zealand to start their holiday with Gill and Paul.
Thanks once again for looking after us so well and all your kindness."
Roger and Linda Hill (UK) - Feb 2013
wonderful stay with Gill and Paul. Their home is located near the ferry
to the city downtown area, so that is quite convenient. WIFI works
excellent. Hearty delicious breakfast (Gill's baked goods are the
BEST!). Lovely home and relaxing area outside to enjoy their manicured
gardens and views.
I loved my time here."
Steve Melkean (Lakewood Colorado) - Jan 2013
"I really enjoyed my stay here, Paul and Gill are truly wonderful people and I felt right at home!"
Rosemary Reid (Napier, NZ) - March 2012
and Paul made me feel so welcome to their lovely home, after a long
jounery from the UK, with tea and delicious homemade cakes. My room and
bed were so comfortable. I started each day with Gill's fantastic
and fresh fruit. I loved my week stay with Gill and Paul and almost did
not want to leave to begin my travels around New Zealand, which
Gill patiently helped me start to organise. We had dinner one
evening of fish caught by Paul, served with a delicious Zucchini recipe of Gill's. Both Gill and Paul are wonderful hosts and I would highly recommend staying here."
Morag Coates (UK) - March 2012
really appreciated our stay at Haven Homestay. Thank you again to Gill
and Paul for their warm welcome for our first days in New Zealand. The
place is really nice and so peaceful. We definitely recommend Haven
Mianja & Laleine (France) - Dec 2011
wife and I stayed three nights in October with Gill and Paul for the
Rugby World cup semi-final,when the All Blacks thrashed the Ozzies! We
found the accomodation fresh and comfortable, the setting relaxing and
quiet, and the hospitality outstanding, in the best Kiwi way: warm
and informal but thorough and very empathetic to guests' needs.
They made our stay very enjoyable with their "not in your face" interaction that had us feeling at home with friends.
were pleasantly surpised at how easy and quick it was to get to
downtown Auckland and places of interest on the North Shore. Add Gill's
great cooking for an excellent B&B experience."
Bas Logan (Wellington, NZ) - Oct 2011
you very much for the pleasant stay at your bed and breakfast! We felt
at home immediately, like visiting a family away from home. That's
exactly what we needed for a good start to make New Zealand our new
Judit & Christian (Austria) - Oct 2011
stayed last month for 3 nights, and we had a special good time with
Jill and Paul. They are so kind that they brought us to the centre of
Auckland by their car on rainy day and told us some information about
traffic and transportation and the change of Summer Time and much more.
And Jill made us very delicious breakfast and cookies and banana cake
and jam and honey. And we woke up in the morning by the sound of
singing birds. The garden is very beautiful and also beautiful inside
their house. We are very lucky to stay such a beautiful B&B
homestay. Thank you for your kindness , Jill and Paul. And
additionally, congratulations for All Blacks' winning the Ellis cup
Nobu & Takako Murakami (Japan) - Oct 2011
here for a Rugby World Cup weekend, which we enjoyed apart from
the result. (ENG v SCO) We were given a warm welcome on arrival and
made to feel very much at home. Facilities were excellent and our hosts
Gill and Paul went out of their way to help with maps and other travel
advice. Must mention Gill's skills in the kitchen especially the home
made jams. She was good enough to share her recipe for lemon curd which
we will be trying out when back in UK"
Gary & Brenda Steel (Yorkshire, UK) - Oct 2011
son and I had a fantasic stay. Very welcoming, very friendly and
would recommend Haven Homestay to anyone looking at this type of
accommodation. Easy to get into Auckland and the airport as well as
Richard Smith (NSW, Australia) - Sept 2011
was well named as it was my first stop on my rugby odyssey in New
Zealand. A brilliant place to stay, quiet and peaceful. Gill and
Paul were a most welcoming and charming couple."
David O'Rorke (Newcastle, UK) - Sept 2011
for everything, Haven Homestay felt like home from home. We were well looked
after with lovely clean and well presented bedroom and bathroom facilities’. We
also had a good choice of food at breakfast time and Gill’s home cooked meals
and baking was to die for. Oh, and I mustn’t leave out Paul’s specialty of smoked
snapper (freshly caught) – beautiful! We would like to recommend Haven Homestay
as a warm and friendly environment for both couple's and families’ and I am
sure Gill and Paul will do everything they can to make your stay as memorable
as ours. THANK YOU!”
Chris & Kids (Wigan, UK) - March 2011