Guest Comments

December 2015

Hi Brendan and Julie, we wanted to thank you for such a splendid 5 days at the Paparoa Whare. It was just what the Dr (literally) ordered and even although the weather was a bit indifferent, it didn’t matter in the least. It was such a beautiful niche amongst the bush and within sound of the sea…and the bath was the best…to be out under the sky, in the darkness, to the haunting cry of the morepork…it doesn’t come any better than that for us!The 2 other matters that are always important to me…are a comfy bed…vital!  And fastidiously clean environs…and it ticked the bill on all counts!! It was more than we’d dreamed it was going to be, which is always a delightful surprise…a bit like seeing a movie after you’ve read the book, and you don’t have great expectations.  We’ve been ‘burned’ once too often, when renting holiday accommodation sight unseen.So the key to us is our desire to return at some stage…MANY thanks for everything!  Even the soap in the bathroom and the linen..a dream! Gratefully, Marg & Geoff Harris

We spent 3 weeks touring beautiful New Zealand and stayed at various homes, but Wharepuni was our absolute favorite. The home itself is spectacular, and the owner is truly one of the most genuine people you’ll meet in all of New Zealand. The master bedroom has a wonderfully comfortable bed, and plenty of hot water and fluffy towels await you. The location can not be beat – we were able to take a spectacular walk through the jungle to an amazing spot right on the beach – with it’s own little waterfall. Truly a gem! If we ever come back, we’ll stay here again – hopefully for much longer! Many thanks for a beautiful stop in New Zealand! Cyndi & Craig Walker

We loved our 4 day stay in this beautiful handcrafted home! You have made a truly special place with a perfect balance of posh and homey. The views in all directions were wonderful and we’ll miss the Nikau palms and tree ferns of the West Coast. We’ll also miss the curios Weka who paid us many visits. Hopefully we’ll be back before too long.
Tuula and Leyland (Ottawa-Canada/Christchurch NZ)

Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful Whare and giving us the opportunity to relax, rejuvenate and be inspired as always by this magical place.
Su and Si (Wanaka NZ)

Never long enough when you find a piece of paradise, many thanks.
Liz and Tim (Wellington NZ)

Really peaceful and quiet except for the waves and rain! We didn’t want to leave. Very cosy with great views. Thanks for a fantastic holiday! :-)
Martin, Jamie, Jayne and Sophie (Nelson NZ)

We loved our one night stay here. Very peaceful, quiet and cozy. Great location and loved the natural wood of the house, well done.
Matt and Belinda (Ballina, Australia)

One night was nowhere near long enough to stay here. Beautiful location and stunning house. Your attention to detail is superb, we loved the stereo system. I think we will be back here, we don’t want to leave.
Alison and Brodie (Wellington NZ)

A couple of stormy nights and spectacular waves down on the coast, the blowholes excelled. his was a lovely placeto hide out of the rain. Hopefully we’ll be back in the future!
Alistar and Clare. (Australia)

Thanks Brendan, for a quiet relaxed weekend in your beautiful bush haven, we love the house warm as toast and homely! W’ed love to come back, see you soon.
Sue and Will (NZ)

What a surprise to find you and your beautiful place! We’ll remember it forever. Could have stayed here for almost ever.
Martin and Inge (Netherlands)

Brendan, thankyou so much. A wonderful place in a beautiful spot. Where else can you hear so many native birds and the sea. We had three sunny days and have enjoyed immensley our late summer.
Mark and Janet (Christchurch, NZ)

Dear Brendan thankyou for the stay in your beautiful, marvellous, luxurious wooden castle. We spend some unforgetable days in Punakaiki.
Judith and Maaike (Utretch, Netherlands)

Brendan, your home surpassed all our expectations and wish we were staying longer. Your warm welcome, the views and the beautiful wall hangings all made this an exceptional house.
Cynthia and Chris (Yorkshire UK)

Such a nice place to stay, we really enjoyed all the views from all the windows. Great location for all the walking tracks. Will recommend to anyone coming to the West Coast! Thanks.
Carol and Brad (Essex U.K.)

An exceptional place to stay in a gorgeous part of the world! The view from the deck was brilliant, we will remember having our lunch in the sun there when we are back at work. We also wish we could stay longer, a week next time-perhaps!
Nathan Melanie and Lucy 6 months. (Coogee, Australia)

What a gem of a place! Gorgeous view!!! It’s just a pity we can’t stay longer! Thanks for everything.
Jacqui and Mary (Waterford, Ireland)

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