Lodge, 2 private semi detached units,1 self contained, 1 b&b. (Sleeps 2 + 2 )
Paul-Stephen is a story teller and tour guide, who knows all the scenic spots of New Zealand, Canada and Southern Africa. He is widely travelled and has lived in many parts of the world with an understanding of the unique indigenous peoples of each country, and tells simple laconic type stories to bring his honoured guests into the moment, embracing the 1st Nations people of USA and Canada, The African tribes of Southern Africa and the Pacific Islanders and Maori of New Zealand. He has a respect for all Nations and the Natural Surrounds of each, and is referred to as 'A guardian of the beautiful planet'. (Tiakina Te Taiao )
PaulM284 purchased this Lodge in 2015
Why PaulM284 chose Kaiteriteri
This is a Sacred Haven and Paradise of peace and quiet, unique, pristine beach front property onto the Secluded TAPU (Sacred) Bay of Kaiteriteri. Ideally situated for the Abel Tasman National Park, Riwaka Resurgence, Valley Wine Trail, Pupu Springs in Golden bay and a haven of special sights, with the MOST SUNSHINE HOURS IN New Zealand.
What makes this Lodge unique
Magnificent sunsets with beach and mountain views. Pristine and quiet setting, with lots of bird life.Special garaged undercover parking for vehicle and boat if requested.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
From the start I was not happy about the bond process. Two days before arrival I received a msg asking us to phone the manager advising of our arrival time to meet him to get the keys and pay bond in cash. The phone number given was incorrect! The owner was also uncontactable. And how are we supposed to know when we will arrive when we are on the road. Luckily the manager was waiting for us when we arrived. The apartment has very limited sea views (not important but misleading) and there was no WiFi which was advertised. Overall the description of the property was ambitious. At least the manager was prompt for the check out and return of our bond. Not a pleasurable experience overall. Also no restaurants were open in Kaiteriteri at night in May.
After every booking we receive we send an email requesting bond which is fully refundable on proper vacating. You signed a registration when you arrived, and shows clearly our terms. We request bond deposit as security because we do not take your credit card details. All accommodations require security,, and this. In order to maintain our high standard of cleanliness and the pristinity of the unit for all future guests to enjoy, we ask for this bond deposit. My manager knew your time of arrival, so your complaint about the owner not being contactable is not valid. My manager went to the extra trouble to provide a bowl of fresh fruit and flowers too in the unit. Why not compliment him! You were given free TV instead of wifi, as the owner is away, and wifi not provided for one month in the year. So sorry you were disatisfied with the view. Makes absolutely no sense to me, as the view is one of the best sea views in Kaiteriteri and we are one of three properties on the beach in the whole of Kaiteriteri, 50 to 60 meters from the waters edge, and the property was purchased because of its amazing location.
Just wonderful and stunning.
Just wonderful and stunning...... perfect location for exploring the Abel Tasman!
You were a wonderful guest, a lovely special person and it was such a pleasure to share in this serenity, beauty, peace and quiet on-the-beach. Please come back anytime. We have a new outside steam sauna too, and in keeping this as a pristine, nature eco lodge type accommodation.
The property had everything that I needed, very close to the beach.
The property had everything that I needed, very close to the beach. So much so I booked again straight away!
Awesome property in a great location ~ slice of heaven.
Awesome property in a great location ~ slice of heaven.... great value! We will be back.
Thank ypu. You are welcome here anytime. Ka ki te ano.
For our needs with a party of four adults, the location was perfectly acceptable, but the layout and
For our needs with a party of four adults, the location was perfectly acceptable, but the layout and organisation of the house was not what we hoped for. Sharing the one bathroom with the host and his wife was not satisfactory. The lack of WiFi and television was another major disappointment. The upstairs bedroom was very warm and lacked sufficient ventilation. The lounge provided lacked suitable comfortable seating.
We made an exception to have your adult children stay. The layout lends to the beach aspect with glass all round, comfortably furnished with luxury beds.The bathroom was exclusively yours, normally our own. We NEVER advertise TV or wifi as wish to maintain a nature retreat setting of quiet. The lounge provided has a charming yellow wood couch&chairs. Aircondition&fan need to be switched on. Ample windows. Adjoining guest review:” Host’s generosity&care made us feel so welcome”
Paul was very easy to deal with
Paul was very easy to deal with
Thanks Nikki. Lovely to have you stay.??
ABEL TASMAN National Park.
Kuarangi National Park. (Riwaka Resurgence).
Mountain Bike Park, Kaiteriteri.
Golden Bay, Takaka, Pupu Springs, Waimea falls, Tata Beach and Pohara. (25 min. drive)