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.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:30 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Children not allowed
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
50% refund if cancelled 42 days prior to arrival.
Respect the peace & quiet & natural environment. Eco friendly, minimise carbon footprint.
Added guide lines posted up in units to benefit all concerned. A $150 security bond deposit required on arrival, fully refundable on proper vacating.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
A one off
Clean and well appointed apartment with views to the bay and hills beyond . Paul was a very helpful host giving us good advice on local restaurants and trips etc. Just note that the well fitted out alfresco bathroom is under the apartment. We enjoyed our stay.
Thus is for the studio bed and breakfast unit. The self contained unit has an en suite bathroom and kitchenette.
The studio unit has spectacular views of sea, beach and snow capped mountains. We don’t rent out this unit in winter as the al fresco atrium
bathroom toes not lend tp comfort and warmth in colder months, but in summer is a unique nature lodge experience, both loved and enjoyed by continental l nationalities.
The Palms review
1. Lack of privacy. The room is an area off a lounge that is separated by a door. Every sound made is heard by all.
2. Inadequate facilities. One toaster provided(on request) and a hot water jug that has to be filled with a bottle with water sourced from an outside tap.
No sink or running water in room.
Bathroom is outside. And is ‘al fresco’! With minimum privacy.
3. We had to supply our own toilet paper after the ‘complimentary’ half was finished.
We had to ask for our towels and sheets to be laundered.
Overall impression was that the room was run on a scant budget.....dodgy light switches, difficult blinds to operate for privacy,
No lights in half the room. Uncomfortable bench seat to sit on, resembling a church pew.
We cut our 11 night stay to 9 and donated the balance of the money to the owner!
You knew this studio accommodation was non self catering. Its a bed and breakfast unit. You should have booked self contained for $15 more, but you insisted you needed separate beds, and thats why you booked the studio. You then insisted on making it self catering, by asking certain privileges, and we gave you what ever you asked, as we try to please our guests and show exemplary hospitality.
We gave you certain extras to make your stay special. ( next guests will not be given this privilege, because its always the ones who get the extra privilege who moan and complain after, about the pettiest minor things)
I am very disappointed in your review; its not actually a review, just a list of complaints, as you spent the money and now crying over it. In a review you supposed to mention good points and bad points, that is what a review is.
This is a beach house, eco nature accommodation, and beautifully furnished. We in one of the best, if not best locations in Kaiteriteri. You had nothing good to say, despite us giving you five stars. (We will not return insult for insult. We show exemplary hospitality and treat our guests like family, give the best we can.)
Personally, I think thats because the nature of things is determined by the inward disposition of the soul. That is, a man gets his ideas about his neighbour or property, by what he himself is.
Firstly the accommodation ( the studio unit in this case) is semi detached to the house and completely private separated by huge solid rimu wood folding doors which are sound proof. Own roof, and semi detached to main dwelling as built on in 2009..This attaches to our lounge and dining room which we don’t use this part of the house when guests are staying, so really don’t know the noise you talking about. One hears absolutely no noise from other guests or visitors in main part of the house, only when we preparing pizzas for guests. The house is earthquake proof, and only noise is you walking on floors. It also is extremely peaceful and quiet and any noise you hear may seem louder.
Solid yellow wood couch, with beautiful chairs and table and even a recliner made of special wood. Brand new mattresses.
(Donated the money to the owner. Thank you but no thank you. ) You booked peak season. You are not entitled to a refund. You prevented others from staying as there is a shortage of pristine accommodation, and cut your stay due to family problems.
You were given toilet paper, free washing powder too. ??
Sunny beach-view unit
Really enjoyed our stay. Paul was a hospitable host and the unit was very clean and comfortable. Super comfy beds! Great view of Tapu Bay, wish we could have stayed longer.
Absolutely wonderful guests, so appreciative and a pleasure to host.
Thank you for leaving the place spotless as you found it
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!
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)