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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1.5 acres
Persons: 1 or couple
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 6405
Region: North Auckland

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Last Updated: July 11, 2020

Under a new name, a smaller property than before, with four BnB rooms available within the main house. This 1.5 acre property contains 40 productive J5 and Koroneiki olive trees, some Grosso French lavender and Pacific Blue English lavender, as well as a lovely 3-tier orchard and loads of citrus trees.

The views over the Sandspit Harbour are simply stunning!

We are seeking one Helper to assist with the B&B activities and gardening over the winter season which is promising to be as busy as usual.

We are seeking the help of strong young Help-Xers now! Prefer someone who knows how to iron sheets!

Please be aware that there are smokers in our household, so if you have a strong aversion to smoking, please do not apply!

With fairly heavy bookings in the near future, we need help with the BnB. Mainly guest room maintenance, laundry, ironing, and associated tasks. A single female traveller would be very appreciated.

We look forward to hearing from you. We look forward to welcoming more kiwis, travelling their own country due to border restrictions in these virulent times...

Tricia and John

reviews (80)
Helper: Alexander and Sharon Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: July 10, 2020
The views are amazing but more so was the interactions with the hosts. Tricia... view complete review

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Helper: Mocca Wei Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: June 22, 2020
Hi Tricia, Sorry for the late review.I'vd back to China safety .And i miss y... view complete review

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Helper: Neuty Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: October 20, 2019
I've had a wonderful 10 day stay at Sandspit Lodge. The work starts late and ... view complete review

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Helper: Molly Sherlock Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: July 24, 2019
I just finished a two week stay at Sandspit Lodge and am missing it already! ... view complete review

Helper: Angelea Ennamorato Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: June 15, 2019
Wow, I loved my time with Tricia & John! They are the sweetest couple and hea... view complete review

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Helper: Nicole and Riccarda Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: February 12, 2018
What a wonderful start in the world of New Zealand! We highly recommend this ... view complete review

Helper: Ruth Breuer Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: December 29, 2017
I stayed with Tricia and John for 6 weeks and can only recommend these hosts!... view complete review

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Helper: Illarion and Taisiia Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Russia Date: October 1, 2017
Sandspit lodge is located in a very beautiful place, we had an amazing view f... view complete review

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Helper: Gaelle Lathiere Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 18, 2017
Excellent!! Tricia and John are really nice hosts, I stayed 6 days with them ... view complete review

Helper: Anne-so and Sébastien Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 27, 2017
We spend a week (beginning of January) at Tricia and John's place. It was our... view complete review

Helper: Sauli Kivelä Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Finland Date: January 30, 2017
I can’t thank Tricia and John enough for my time in Sandspit Lodge. They’ve ... view complete review

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Helper: Anne VERSTRAETE Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: November 30, 2016
I spent 3 weeks with Tricia and John. I recommend you this place for many re... view complete review

Helper: Isabell and Christian Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: June 2, 2016
We stayed more than a week with tricia and john and had a good time in their ... view complete review

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Helper: Caroline Weetink Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: May 20, 2016
Thank you Tricia for your kind words in my review, It was a pleasure helping ... view complete review

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Helper: Zinder and Juliana Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Brazil Date: April 21, 2016
We spent 7 days in this wonderful place called Sandspit Lodge. We work four h... view complete review

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Helper: Penny and Ivan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: April 11, 2016
We stayed for a short 4 days at Tricia and John's place in Sandspit and those... view complete review

Helper: Fany and Quentin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 14, 2016
We've spent 2 very nice weeks in the lavender Hill when we arrived in New Zea... view complete review

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Helper: Lisa and Fien Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belgium Date: October 21, 2015
We had a wonderful stay with Tricia and John. It was our first HelpX experie... view complete review

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Helper: Clement and Marceline Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 14, 2015
We stayed our last 5 days in NZ in the Lavender Hill and we do not regret it!... view complete review

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Helper: Donatien Couka Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 9, 2015
I made my first helpX experience with Tricia and John... and it was very nice... view complete review

Helper: Florian and Pauline Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 7, 2015
We had two perfect weeks in the LavenderHill. Tricia and John are fantastic h... view complete review

Helper: Daria and Marcin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Poland Date: March 25, 2015
Our stay here was very short, but very nice. We had an occasion to do some we... view complete review

Helper: Sophiana Benali Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 26, 2015
I stayed at Lavender Hill for more than ten days in total (extended my stay t... view complete review

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Helper: Cedric and Laura Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 16, 2015
We spent 3 weeks as helpers at Coatesville Lavender Hill and a bit more but t... view complete review

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Helper: Matthieu Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 7, 2015
Formidable... what a great stay at Lavender Hill ! First, I was there for 10 ... view complete review

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Helper: Raphael Jacquemin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 11, 2014
Sorry for the late review, I was in a road trip ! I can definitely say it's ... view complete review

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Helper: Aletta Martens Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Netherlands Date: April 10, 2014
Had the best time here. Learned a lot of cool stuff, from weeding, driving tr... view complete review

Helper: Carolin Wan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: April 1, 2014
A beautiful place with beautiful people. I spent about 10 days with Trisha an... view complete review

Helper: Amélie and Tobias Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: February 16, 2014
Trisha, John and last but not least „lazy bone“ Splash, it was an unbelievab... view complete review

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Helper: Ceylan Yuksel Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belgium Date: February 7, 2014
Hello, I spent wonderful days with Tricia, John & Splach. I was sad when I... view complete review

Helper: Gianmarco Pastorello Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Italy Date: February 1, 2014
Hi everybody! I spent 20 fantastic days at the Lavender Hill, i met others H... view complete review

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Helper: Marie farjaud Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: November 22, 2013
It was my fisrt experience and it was a goog experience ! Tricia and John are... view complete review

Helper: Constance Gremore Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: November 20, 2013
Tricia and John are kind and considerate hosts who live in a beautiful area o... view complete review

Helper: Morena and Riccardo Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Italy Date: November 11, 2013
2/11/2013-11/11/2013 We have just left the amazing house of Tricia and John a... view complete review

Helper: Noemie and Sebastien Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 28, 2013
Thank you very much Tricia and John for this week. During the week, it wa... view complete review

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Helper: Charlotte and Mariana Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: October 20, 2013
We had a amazing time with Tricia and John , very kind and good people. Very ... view complete review

Helper: Karoly and Lorena Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hungary Date: August 28, 2013
Dear Tricia and John, Well,Oh My God! First of all, thank you so much for ... view complete review

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Helper: Bo lin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: February 7, 2013
The days I had in this lavender farm is just like in heaven. The scenery here... view complete review

Helper: Karoly and Lorena Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hungary Date: January 4, 2013
Dear Helpers and everyone! We think that Anu and Outi were not here at ... view complete review

Helper: Anu and Outi Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Finland Date: December 27, 2012
We stayed at John's and Tricia's place for four days. The first impression wa... view complete review

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Helper: Monica and Lance Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: December 12, 2012
Tricia and John are great hosts and we really enjoyed our two week stay with ... view complete review

Helper: Laure and Jerome Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: November 21, 2012
It is our turn to add a comment at this laudatory bunch! ^^ We stayed 3 awes... view complete review

Helper: Ivan hernandez franco Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Mexico Date: June 11, 2012
hi im a new fan to guava jelly my stay with Tricia and John, Dave and Spl... view complete review

Helper: Anke Reiff Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: South Africa Date: June 3, 2012
I stayed here for 1,5 months and really liked the variety of jobs. I apprecia... view complete review

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Helper: Sandra VARLET Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 11, 2012
I made my first "HelpX" with Tricia and John! I spent a great week with them... view complete review

Helper: Anna von der Grün Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: February 22, 2012
This was my first helpx experience and I am absolutely happy about it. I s... view complete review

Helper: Marjorie and Franck Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 18, 2012
It was the best place to start our trip with our two sons. Tricia and John a... view complete review

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Helper: Hui Hoon Gan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Malaysia Date: December 21, 2011
Thank you Tricia & John for giving me 11 days good times in Lavender Hill. ... view complete review

Helper: Anja and Luisa Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: November 22, 2011
The time here was really fantastic. We spend 10 days there and enjoy this tim... view complete review

Helper: Marion Ortscheit Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: November 20, 2011
Till now all my hosts were great, but Tricia and John were really great. I re... view complete review

Helper: Petz patiyut Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Thailand Date: October 16, 2011
Happy Birthday!!! Tricia. 16 Oct 2011 It's such to be an honor to stay ... view complete review

Helper: Ann-Kathrin and David Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: October 15, 2011
We spent some really nice days at Tricia`s and John`s home. The work was ... view complete review

Helper: Frederick Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: September 12, 2011
It was awesome! Thanks again :) Everybody will enjoy their helpXexperience he... view complete review

Helper: Yoann and Claire Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 4, 2011
We spent two weeks with Tricia and John just before leaving New Zealand. How... view complete review

Helper: Qian Zhao Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: July 3, 2011
This is my first host in NZ. I spend two weeks here. The accommodation here i... view complete review

Helper: Virginie and Paul Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: June 14, 2011
We had a wonderful one week stay with John whilst Tricia was away. We did man... view complete review

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Helper: Rolf and Jacqueline Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Switzerland Date: April 17, 2011
We stayed for 10 Days with Tricia and John, it was a great time. The work i... view complete review

Helper: Caroline Belcher Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: March 17, 2011
I had a wonderful time here with Tricia, John and Splash. They are such lovel... view complete review

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Helper: Marion EVAIN Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 16, 2011
This was my first stop in the North island, and I'm not disappointed ! What a... view complete review

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Helper: Cynthia and Lee Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: March 12, 2011
THE WORST 24 hours of our 3 month visit to NZ. We responded to Tricia/Johns p... view complete review

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Helper: Barbara Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: March 11, 2011
I am justing leaving John and Tricia's lavender farm and B&B. They are both w... view complete review

Helper: Nathalie Hell Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 26, 2011
Tricia and john are lovely people very patient. They are a big heart. The wor... view complete review

Helper: Marina and Laura Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: February 4, 2011
Tricia, John and Splash, we had such a great time with you! You are amazing p... view complete review

Helper: Milada and Bastian Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 23, 2011
Tricia & John, how wonderful persons ! We wanted to stay on here forever !!! ... view complete review

Helper: Eva Alvaredo Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: January 15, 2011
I spent one week with Tricia and John and I want to thank them for their kind... view complete review

Helper: Meon David Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 1, 2010
Tricia and john are two lovely people and i have enjy my stay with them!!!2 w... view complete review

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Helper: Sarah Radke Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: November 29, 2010
Just wanted to send another huge thank you to Trisha & John for their amazing... view complete review

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Helper: Daan Willems Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belgium Date: November 4, 2010
Words can't describe what an amazing time I had, but I'll give it a try anywa... view complete review

Helper: Rachel Drattler Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: October 4, 2010
For my first Help-X experience, I stayed with Tricia and John for two weeks b... view complete review

Helper: Valerie and Marvin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: July 19, 2010
Hello, sorry for the late review, but we had to get of our jetlag ;) We... view complete review

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Helper: Johnathan and Lydia Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Malaysia Date: July 1, 2010
Hi Tricia, sorry for the delayed review! We stayed at Lavender Hill end A... view complete review

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Helper: Clément seguin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 9, 2010
This was my first HelpX stay,I am glad that this family is the first. Indeed,... view complete review

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Helper: Garrigues Anne Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: France Date: April 29, 2010
What beautiful place! What beautiful hosts!I stayed for 1 days in Lavender Hi... view complete review

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Helper: Niall and Jules Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United Kingdom Date: April 9, 2010
Jules and I had a wonderful time working on Lavender Hill. Whether it was wee... view complete review

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Helper: Olivier and Laurence Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: France Date: April 8, 2010
If you are looking for the perfect place to stay near Auckland, you do not ne... view complete review

Helper: Ludovic deleage Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: France Date: March 19, 2010
My first experience as helpxer and i just can say that everything was wonderf... view complete review

Helper: James and Becky Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United Kingdom Date: February 8, 2010
This was our first stop in New Zealand, and our first HelpX family. Needless... view complete review

Helper: Jeff and Ashley Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United States Date: February 4, 2010
This was also our first time with helpx. We really didn't know what to expect... view complete review

Helper: Jeff Bozeman Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United States Date: January 22, 2010
This was my first HelpX stay, and it couldn't have been better. Tricia, John... view complete review

Helper: Isaac and Michelle Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United States Date: December 29, 2009
Tricia and John are the best hosts to Help-X with! We had such a great time a... view complete review

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