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Arthurs Pass
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 0.1
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 14558
Region: North Canterbury

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Last Updated: January 19, 2020

**We are needing Helpers from 13th to 23rd February to help with gardening and maintenance**
Great food and friendly hosts in the heart of the Southern Alps. In fact we are even on the Te Araroa Trail yet are less than 2 hours from Christchurch, Greymouth or Hokitika. Public transport via East West Shuttle operates 7 days a week from Christchurch to Greymouth return each day.

Geoff and Renee and our wee dog Maggie welcome you to share their home in the village of Arthur's Pass surrounded by the forest and peaks of Arthur's Pass National Park. Arthur's Pass is a good location for walking, mountaineering, skiing, snowboarding and enjoying nature. Our homestay website is shown above.

Amongst other things, we bake our own bread, chocolate puddings and make our own pizza.
There will be plenty of time for walks and adventures in Arthur's Pass National Park.

Geoff is an environmental campaigner currently works as a strategic advisor to Forest & Bird (a New Zealand NGO) and has also been involved in Search and Rescue. Renee has a background in the Union movement and Social Justice.
You can find out more about us by looking us up on Trip Advisor (see our second website link above).
Non-smokers only please, having had a serious house fire we are very careful not to have another one!

Please note: The mountains can be a dangerous place, in a village of 30 residents local Search and Rescue is stretched to the limit. Our policy for all guests in our home is to require details of what walks you are doing and establish a panic time where we call the Police if you do not return by that time. If this is a problem for you please do not request to stay with us.

Respect for the mountains is important where we live.

NB Bring some broccoli for Maggie, she will love you for it.

reviews (94)
Helper: Megan Gardner Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: December 2, 2019
I spent 5 nights with Renee and Geoff at their lovely home and B&B. It was a ... view complete review

Helper: Sheilagh sutherland Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: April 27, 2019
Oh my this was a wonderful stay with Renee and Geoff. We cooked and made del... view complete review

Helper: Susie Lajoie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: April 7, 2019
Renee and Geoff are HelpX gold. I was lucky to spend a week with them. Tasks ... view complete review

Helper: Mavis Lucille Buck Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: January 27, 2019
Our stay at Renee and Geoff Place was very enjoyable. A warm house and host's... view complete review

Helper: Rémi and Amandine Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 2, 2018
After getting stuck on the West Coast for a few days due to a road slip betwe... view complete review

Helper: Mathieu Chauvin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 25, 2018
My experience with Renee and Geoff was one of the best during my trip in New ... view complete review

Helper: Alison Tang Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: May 27, 2018
Renee, Geoff and Maggie are one of the most delightful hosts I ever encounter... view complete review

Helper: Seok ha Shin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Korea, South Date: May 20, 2018
No wonder why this is one of the best-reviewed helpx! I enjoyed the 10 days o... view complete review

Helper: Amy Bachem Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: May 5, 2018
What can I say, it was a home from home. Renee made me feel so comfortable fr... view complete review

Helper: Florian and Jamila Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: April 12, 2018
Renee, Geoff and the dog Maggie are wonderful host with an great cosy home. ... view complete review

Helper: Don Macleod Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: April 8, 2018
I was very grateful to find some respite from the weather in Arthur's Pass fo... view complete review

Helper: William McCormick Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: January 3, 2018
A year ago I spent the most incredible 10 days with Geoff and Renee. Yes, I'... view complete review

Helper: Simon Gaza Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 13, 2017
My friend AYana and I spent a full week in Arthur Pass at Renee and Geoff and... view complete review

Helper: Ayana Nishimura Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Japan Date: December 12, 2017
I'm so sorry for my super late reply... I spent this beautiful place for a we... view complete review

Helper: James Finn Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: October 31, 2017
What an amazing stay! I spent most of the week with Renee who is a kind hone... view complete review

Helper: Hannah and Freya Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: July 29, 2017
We stayed two weeks at Renee and Geoff's brilliant home. We helped them with ... view complete review

Helper: Falk Ebert Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: July 18, 2017
I stayed with Renee on my way through arthus pass on very short notice. She w... view complete review

Helper: Alexis and Sandra Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: June 5, 2017
We spent a week with Renee, Geof not being there. We helped Renée by painting... view complete review

Helper: Piotr and Anna Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Poland Date: April 18, 2017
Hi everyoone. We spent in Arthurs Passone week and did not want to leave that... view complete review

Helper: Sebastien and Arielle Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 10, 2017
We stayed a few days with Renee and we enjoyed it a lot ! Work amount is fai... view complete review

Helper: Jaro and Satiya Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: April 7, 2017
We stay a week at Renee's place, for sure one of our best experiences in New ... view complete review

Helper: Angelique and Jeremy Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: April 3, 2017
We had a short and sweet stay with Renee (Geoff was out of town). Being greet... view complete review

Helper: Ailidh and Rob Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: April 2, 2017
Thanks Renee for a fun-filled few days in your beautiful home! Loved the yum... view complete review

Helper: Greg The Pirate Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: March 27, 2017
I'm coming to terms with the fact that I'll likely never have another helpx e... view complete review

Helper: Berengere Petiteau Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 21, 2017
I loved staying at Renee and Geoff`s place ! you feel directly like at home,... view complete review

Helper: Jan Pritchard Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: March 19, 2017
Just as their profile said: “Great food and friendly hosts in the heart of th... view complete review

Helper: Manon and Valentin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 10, 2017
We had an amazing time at Renee and Geoff's BB. They are both very friendly, ... view complete review

Helper: Megan and Joshua Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: March 2, 2017
We had an amazing time staying at the Aurthurs pass B&B! We picked raspberrie... view complete review

Helper: Gaetan Selle Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 25, 2017
Staying one week in this lovely house was a great experience. Renee and Geoff... view complete review

Helper: Kelly and Ollie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Singapore Date: February 20, 2017
Kept meaning to leave a review but having no Internet for a week made us forg... view complete review

Helper: Fernando and Darinka Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: November 3, 2016
Renee and Geoff were beyond our expectations. They are the perfect definition... view complete review

Helper: Cyril Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 26, 2016
I only strayed a week at Renee and Geoff place because they both had to leave... view complete review

Helper: Victor and Camille Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: September 27, 2016
We done many HelpX in New Zealand and our stay with Renee was unique! She is... view complete review

Helper: Adeline Florance Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 20, 2016
I stayed 1 week to Renne's house. It was a pleasure to help to finish the ho... view complete review

Helper: Fanny bertrand Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 9, 2016
CAREFULL !!! CAREFULL !!! CAREFULL!!! CAREFULL!!! If you stay at Renee's hou... view complete review

Helper: Arnaud DECAUD Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: June 21, 2016
I stayed for week (12-19/06) with Renee, I haven't had the opportunity to mee... view complete review

Helper: Aimeric and Mélanie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 24, 2016
We spent a week with Renée. (We have not had the opportunity to meet Geoff). ... view complete review

Helper: Remi Lopez Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 16, 2016
Such a great time in the Arthur's Pass B&B. The kea coloured house is the kin... view complete review

Helper: George Draper-Barr Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: May 12, 2016
I stayed for two days with Renee and another helper, Remi. Renee welcomed me ... view complete review

Helper: Pierre loic and Laurence Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 23, 2016
We stayed 6 nights at Geoff and Renee lovely and cosy house. We enjoyed a lo... view complete review

Helper: Eike Philipps Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: April 9, 2016
This place and this hosts are awesome. I meet a lot of locals during my trave... view complete review

Helper: Yoann Gerbin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 3, 2016
A wonderful stay at the home of Geoff and Renée. It was a real pleasure to h... view complete review

Helper: Laurie Marcellesi Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 24, 2016
What a wonderful place to stay and feel like home... I had such an amazing jo... view complete review

Helper: Franziska Schmid Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: March 23, 2016
This was the perfect stay for my first helpx experience! Renee and Goeff were... view complete review

Helper: Alexandrine and Quentin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 20, 2016
First sorry for the late late late review. Thank you so much Renée and Geoff ... view complete review

Helper: Jankowski Thomas Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 26, 2016
Renee and Geoff have been incredibly kind and generous with me. They offered ... view complete review

Helper: Emily and Janie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: February 24, 2016
Our stay with Geoff and Renee was spectacular! It was such a pleasure to help... view complete review

Helper: Marine Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 16, 2016
Renée and Geoff are incredibly generous, funny and passionated. Gardening, pa... view complete review

Helper: Giuliano Freeo Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: January 5, 2016
My brother Nicco and I had a fantastic stay with Geoff and Renee. Though we o... view complete review

Helper: Monika and Martina Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Czech Republic Date: December 11, 2015
We love them !!!!!! You have to stay there too :D :D !!!!!!!!! Everythink per... view complete review

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Helper: Kata and Zsombor Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hungary Date: June 6, 2015
Renée and Geoff are wonderful people and we are really thankful to them that ... view complete review

Helper: Eva Wiesner Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: March 28, 2015
I stayed two weeks in Arthur's Pass with Renée and Geoff. My work included ... view complete review

Helper: Hanni Hopsu Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Finland Date: March 1, 2015
What a beautiful place, what beautiful people! Renee and Geoff treat their he... view complete review

Helper: Jennifer Breckel Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: February 20, 2015
I stayed at Geoff and Renee's for 2 weeks while volunteering for the Departme... view complete review

Helper: Florine Lescalier Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 16, 2015
Where shall I start ? Renée and Geoff are fantastic people : humorous, open... view complete review

Helper: Anais BAZI Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 15, 2015
A wonderful experience for my first helpX lonely ! Renée and Geoff are really... view complete review

Helper: Goundo Diagouraga Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 10, 2015
Geoff and Renee are wonderful people. I spent with them fantastique.Le work w... view complete review

Helper: Anne and Amy Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: January 17, 2015
Geoff and Renee were our first Helpx hosts and couldn't have been better comp... view complete review

Helper: Natalie and Richard Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: November 22, 2014
A very late review. We had a fantastic time with Geoff and Renee in March 201... view complete review

Helper: Julien and Geoffrey Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 31, 2014
We write this review a bit late, but we wanted to do it since a long time. W... view complete review

Helper: Andrea and Carolin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: May 20, 2014
This has been a total different helpX experience for us that we truly enjoyed... view complete review

Helper: Greg dedman Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: May 8, 2014
Geoff and Renee are not only great hosts but also wonderful people! I spent ... view complete review

Helper: Pierre Lanfranco Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France, Metropolitan Date: May 7, 2014
Really good experience, really nice peoples and a cosy house... (amazing cook... view complete review

Helper: Barbara Bertsch Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: May 2, 2014
I just liked this place so much that I went there twice on my travels. Geof... view complete review

Helper: Janina Langner Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: February 27, 2014
Staying with Geoff and Renée was my first helpx experience and the best that ... view complete review

Helper: Blandine Blandine Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 21, 2014
A huge thanks to Renee and Geoff for the 2 1/2 weeks ( yes I could leave!) I ... view complete review

Helper: Natalie and John Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: February 3, 2014
Geoff and Renee were our first Helpx hosts, and we couldn't have asked for a ... view complete review

Helper: Stephanie White Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: January 8, 2014
I had the pleasure of staying with Geoff and Renée in August of 2013 for abou... view complete review

Helper: Allison Taylor Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: January 6, 2014
Spent a week and a half helping out Geoff and Renee at there B and B, and a ... view complete review

Helper: Rachel Newman Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: December 29, 2013
I had an awesome experience working in arthurs pass. Be prepared for amazingl... view complete review

Helper: Enrique maría and Marina Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: December 2, 2013
We spent a week with Renèe and Geoff in their little spot of paradise in Arth... view complete review

Helper: Franziska Kührmann Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: October 30, 2013
I had a great time staying with Geoff and Renée, actually one of the best dur... view complete review

Helper: Rosie Lacks Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: August 12, 2013
I stayed with Renée and Geoff for five days at the beginning of July. They... view complete review

Helper: Edwige Benard Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 20, 2013
I came in Arthurs Pass under the rain and I left with the sun… It’s not just ... view complete review

Helper: Victoria Duffield Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: June 16, 2013
I spent 4 nights in Arthurs Pass. I had a wonderful time. The Bed and Breakfa... view complete review

Helper: Anne Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: May 19, 2013
I really enjoyed my stay with Geoff and Renee in their cosy Homestay B&B. The... view complete review

Helper: Laura lia Daka Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Czech Republic Date: May 17, 2013
Renne and Geoff are really good hosts. Nice and warm bed, excelent food, grea... view complete review

Helper: Kerstin Fehlis Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: March 4, 2013
What a coincidence! I originally had planned to stay a few nights at Arthur´s... view complete review

Helper: Daniel and Amy Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: March 2, 2013
We had a great time up in Arthur's Pass with Renne and Geoff. The work was no... view complete review

Helper: Julia and Anne Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: February 13, 2013
We had planned to stay 3 or 4 days with Rennee and Geoff, but we liked it the... view complete review

Helper: Tara and Jessica Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: February 9, 2013
Geoff and Renee are incredibly generous and accommodating hosts who made our ... view complete review

Helper: Ingrid Meemken Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: January 29, 2013
I spend only three days helping Renee and Geoff with a friend in november, bu... view complete review

Helper: Bastien and Lucie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 24, 2013
Thanks a lot your hospitality. We spend really good time with you both! Works... view complete review

Helper: Katharina and Kai Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: January 2, 2013
Staying with Renée and Geoff was real fun. We did some weedbusting around t... view complete review

Helper: Rutger Kik Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Netherlands Date: October 13, 2012
The combination of such nice people and a beautiful environment makes staying... view complete review

Helper: Loesje and Kaska Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belgium Date: October 11, 2012
Five stars is never enough to rate our experience with this lovely couple. Ar... view complete review

Helper: Colin Courtney Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: August 26, 2012
Geoff & Renee are just great. I wish could have gotten to know Geoff better, ... view complete review

Helper: Catherine and Andre Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: July 4, 2012
(This is a bit late) We stayed at Renee & Geoff's B&B house for a little mor... view complete review

Helper: Theotime and Elodie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: June 29, 2012
We just love your new photo of the B&B with snow !!! Hope the insulation was... view complete review

Helper: Anne-sophie and Mehdi Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: June 4, 2012
It was our first experience with help x and it wasn't possible to find better... view complete review

Helper: Alexis Tepelos Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 30, 2012
Renee and Geoff are absolutely lovely and very interesting people ! Helping ... view complete review

Helper: Miriam and Erwan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: April 27, 2012
We stayed with renee and Geoff for two weeks and we have to say that it was l... view complete review

Helper: Amberly Young Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: April 26, 2012
I stayed with Geoff and Renee for 10 days and had a wonderful time! I helped ... view complete review

Helper: Chloé Greze Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 17, 2012
Geoff and Renée are the nicest people ever! I had my best helpx experience wi... view complete review

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