Gardens, grassy paths, ferns, and a feijoa orchard surround this stylish accommodation, actually a barn renovated with custom-designed guest suites, and the views stretch all the way to Mauao (Mt Maunganui). Guests are greeted with tea and freshly baked muffins in the main part of the house, before being shown to their quarters—a self-contained two-bedroom wing. The art and furnishings reflect the owners' long-standing love of travel throughout Asia and the Pacific.
The garden room/television lounge is available solely for guests to use. A hot tub in the garden looks out over the hills to Mt. Maunganui. The property flanks the Kaimai Mamuku Forest Park, and guests can enjoy a lovely walk along the bushy ridgeline. Breakfast (a three-course gourmet delight) is included, and by pre-arrangement your host Kerrian will prepare lunch (NZ$25) or three course dinner (NZ$55).