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Private room in bed and breakfast

'Nanny's Room', Waikonini Homestead

Mary User Profile

'Nanny's Room', Waikonini Homestead

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 shared baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 shared baths

'Waikonini Homestead' is a seven bedroom historic home, located five minutes from the village of Peel Forest on acres of lush botanic gardens. It is a 'destination' and should be relished as a place to unwind.
Couples, families or groups welcome.


Cable TV
Indoor fireplace

House Rules

No smoking
No pets
Check-in time is 3PM - 10PM and check out out by 10AM


16 Reviews

Jen User Profile
June 2016
We had a great weekend in this beautiful homestead. Mary was very welcoming and we had a lovely time drinking wine and staying warm in front of the open fire with Mary and her cheeky cat! Went on a couple of walks in the forrest which were fab. What a fantastic place! would de…
Elize User Profile
January 2017
Beautiful place. Well worth the visit.
Danielle User Profile
March 2016
This was the most beautiful AirBnB we stayed at in New Zealand! We were so thankful that we were able to stay one night, but wished we had a couple more days. Mary is so welcoming and makes you feel like it's a home away from home. Very relaxing, peaceful area. Rangitata rafts is…
Kevin User Profile
January 2016
First the room is not what we booked, actually it is changed from a big room to a smaller room. Since the other family also has a little baby who is younger than my daughter, so I accept this. But one window glass is broken which feels me a little cold during the night. Second th…
Mary User Profile
Response from Mary:
Hello Kevin, I am a little surprised that you have sent a review as you have, as when you were about to leave you told me you had really enjoyed your stay here. I have checked the room you were in and cannot see any broken window. I had shown you the heater and extra wool blankets that you could use if necessary when you arrived here. Initially you were happy with the meal prices for a three course dinners and afternoon teas which I provided for you and your family. We both know that you used a element to cook in your room which could have endangered the safety of everyone in the house. It is unfortunate that you ignored this house rule. I hope that you all are enjoying your holiday and that you have a safe journey home. Kind regards. Mary.
January 2016
Mattia User Profile
December 2015
The accommodation is a wonderful big house with a splendid garden. The room was big and good, shared bathroom not so wonderful as other rooms, but it's ok. Host Mary has been very kind and warm with us. A very good stay after a long journey!
Dave User Profile
December 2014
We had a great time at Waikonini Homestead. The Victorian-styles house looks amazing, a lot of love and effort was put into the decorations and also the surrounding gardens - it felt a bit like going back in time. Mary, the host, is very helpful and generous, she provided us with…
Wei User Profile
December 2014
Mary's house is a wonderful house which has already been 130 years. It's just like a private museum. I can feel the history from all the furnitures. We had great dinner with Mary. It's a great place to relaxing!
Mary User Profile
Response from Mary:
Thank you
December 2014

Hosted by Mary

Peel Forest, New ZealandJoined in January 2013
Mary User Profile
96 Reviews
I am an energetic person who has worked in a caring role for all of my professional life. A well travelled world citizen, locally born and bred. Family focused, with and appreciation of cultural diversity and meeting people from all over the world. Have lived and worked overseas…
Languages: English, العربية
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
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