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Kerikeri
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 3.3 8.15 acres
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 79776
Region: Far North

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Last Updated: December 10, 2019

This update is dated 11 December, 2019 :
We are booked up to December 27, 2019.

January and February 2020 have become available.

We would welcome a couple or a young man or two young men (the self-contained apartment sleeps two)

WAIMATE NORTH is in the popular Bay of Islands region, near KERIKERI and PAIHIA (pronounced Pie Here)

Our 3.3 hectares of landscaped "estate" has two olive groves of 140 trees and four large ponds with waterlillies and ducks and swamp birds.
There are lots of birds and rabbits, two beautiful white swans and a goose called Eric.

Graham has breakfast and lunch every day with a handsome myna bird he raised from an orphaned egg in December, 2017. Josef flies free 24 hrs a day but likes to stay close by. He thinks we are an excellent myna restaurant! He tells tall stories!

Our orchard of thirty trees includes 10 avocado trees of four varieties on rich volcanic soil.

Area of lawns and olive groves is 2.2 hectares mown weekly by Graham. Helpers are never asked to use the powerful, diesel mower. It is all a very neat and peaceful corner of rural New Zealand: 200m of handmade rock walls. 200 metres of gravelled driveway and 200 metres of concrete driveway. Two electric self-opening gates. One lovely dog called Gemma.

A large, modern, two-story four-bedroom, four bathroom house.
PLUS a modern, self contained, fully equipped UNIT for the use of helpers/guests. (In New Zealand a UNIT is also called a FLAT or a small apartment.)

This 36 sm UNIT is fully independent and is equipped for comfort: the kitchen is modern with an electric cooktop and microwave oven and a fridge. Freezer space is available to share.

There is a queen sofa bed in this UNIT plus a king single bed in a separate room within the UNIT. Hot shower. WC. Easy car parking alongside the door of the UNIT.
Note ... this unit is very clean, very tidy and very neat (like Noelle)

Please help Graham chip and prune trees and tidy up. Plus odd jobs about the property as Graham broke his back and can only work from his quad bike or electric farm vehicle. Help with a small, rich vegetable garden. Noelle might like some help with housekeeping (eg clean windows with a window vacuum) and also with small gardening tasks in her gardens near the house.

We ask for no more than about three hours a day in winter, 8.0am - 12 noon in summer

Ask to stay EXTRA DAYS FREE, we will enjoy seeing you enjoy your visit.

IMPORTANT NOTE .... HELPERS/GUESTS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN TRANSPORT AND FOOD : the all-electric kitchen has every facility. Yes, Graham sometimes cooks and we all occasionally share a meal together, sometimes alfresco (see note below)

Tea and coffee and milk and basic seasonings are supplied, enough to get you started. Bedding and towels are supplied. Share laundry is available, top loading machine.

This is an excellent handy location for day trips to the North (Doubtless Bay, Ninety Mile Beach, Cape Reinga): to the West (Hokianga Harbour, scenic isolated beaches and giant Kauri trees): East to Paihia, (boat trips, islands, walking tracks and historic Russell.)

For trips to Cape Reinga and to the Hokianga and for trips to Russell our guests take the whole day off and this gives them lots of time for exploring. We like to see them making the most of their stay and enjoy hearing about their adventures when they return. You can even leave to go north for a few days camping and return to your unit to continue your stay. We are very relaxed and happy to fit in with your wishes.

We are 16kms to Kerikeri CBD (main shopping village) : 10km to Kerikeri Airport: 18km to Paihia (beach, ferries and maritime centre)

Graham is a retired Bay of Islands cruise boat skipper (captain) , Noelle is a retired receptionist and NZ Navy Hydrographic Office cartographer.

All our guests are NON-SMOKERS, all have their own transport and all provide their own food and cook their meals. This is very popular with our guests. Sometimes we get together for a shared meal cooked by Graham. Sometimes a guest will cook in our own kitchen for all of us. We like that! If you enjoy cooking, why not include that as your contribution to a short working day ? Graham will supply all the ingredients.

Noelle and Graham are sixth generation New Zealanders. Graham writes and publishes non-fiction books. Check this website graham-clifford.com or Google search "Voyage of the Golden Lotus."

We are retired, relaxed and just appreciate cultural exchanges and some help when it is offered.

Also, Graham says "if you are a pianist you are welcome to play my Atlas piano which has recently been tuned : it is fantastic!"

We would welcome a couple or a young man or two young men (the self-contained apartment sleeps two)

WAIMATE NORTH is in the popular Bay of Islands region, near KERIKERI and PAIHIA (pronounced Pie Here)

Our 3.3 hectares of landscaped "estate" has two olive groves of 140 trees and four large ponds with waterlillies and ducks and swamp birds.
There are lots of birds and rabbits (all welcome) two beautiful white swans and a goose called Eric.

Graham has breakfast and lunch every day with a handsome myna bird he raised from an orphaned egg in December, 2017. Josef flies free 24 hrs a day but likes to stay close by. He thinks we are an excellent myna restaurant! He tells tall stories!

Our orchard of thirty trees includes 10 avocado trees of four varieties on rich volcanic soil.

Area of lawns and olive groves is 2.2 hectares mown weekly by Graham. All very neat and peaceful. 200m of handmade rock walls. 200 metres of gravelled driveway and 200 metres of concrete driveway. Two electric self-opening gates. One lovely dog called Gemma.

A large, modern, two-story four-bedroom house.
PLUS a modern, self contained, fully equipped UNIT for the use of helpers/guests. (In New Zealand a UNIT is also called a FLAT or a small apartment.)

This 36 sm UNIT is fully independent and is equipped for comfort: the kitchen is modern with an electric cooktop and microwave oven and a fridge. Freezer space is available to share.

There is a queen sofa bed in this UNIT plus a king single bed in a separate room within the UNIT. Hot shower. WC. Easy car parking alongside the door of the UNIT.
Note ... this unit is very clean, very tidy and very neat (like Noelle)

Please help Graham chip and prune trees and tidy up. Plus odd jobs about the property as Graham broke his back and can only work from his quad bike or electric farm vehicle. Help with a small, rich vegetable garden. Noelle might like some help with housekeeping (eg clean windows with a window vacuum) and also with small gardening tasks in her gardens near the house.

We ask for no more than about three hours a day in winter and approximately 8.0 am to 12 noon in summer and autumn

Ask to stay EXTRA DAYS FREE, we will enjoy seeing you enjoy your visit.

IMPORTANT NOTE .... HELPERS/GUESTS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN TRANSPORT AND FOOD : the all-electric kitchen has every facility. Yes, Graham sometimes cooks and we all share a meal together (see note below)

Tea and coffee and milk and basic seasonings are supplied, enough to get you started. Bedding and towels are supplied. Share laundry is available, top loading machine.

This is an excellent handy location for day trips to the North (Doubtless Bay, Ninety Mile Beach, Cape Reinga): to the West (Hokianga Harbour, remote scenic beaches and giant Kauri trees): East to Paihia, (boat trips, islands, walking tracks and historic Russell.)

For trips to Cape Reinga and for trips to Russell our guests take the whole day off and this gives them lots of time for exploring. We like to see them making the most of their stay and enjoy hearing about their adventures when they return. You can even leave to go north for a few days and return to your unit to continue your stay. We are very relaxed and happy to fit in with your wishes.

We are 16kms to Kerikeri CBD (main shopping village) : 10km to Kerikeri Airport: 18km to Paihia (beach, ferries and maritime centre)

Graham is a retired Bay of Islands cruise boat skipper (captain) , Noelle is a retired receptionist and NZ Navy Hydrographic Office cartographer.

All our guests are NON-SMOKERS, all have their own transport and all provide their own food and cook their meals. This is very popular with our guests. Sometimes we get together for a shared meal cooked by Graham. Sometimes a guest will cook in our own kitchen for all of us. We like that! If you enjoy cooking, why not include that as your contribution to a short working day ? Graham will supply all the ingredients

Noelle and Graham are sixth generation New Zealanders. Graham writes and publishes non-fiction books. Check this website graham-clifford.com or Google search "Voyage of the Golden Lotus."

We are retired, relaxed and just appreciate cultural exchanges and some help when it is offered.

Also, Graham says "if you are a pianist you are welcome to play my Atlas piano which has recently been tuned : it is fantastic!"

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