Your hosts, Jenni and Dave, in Wairoa
Our entranceway
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
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Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Our place is a little way from the town centre. You’ll love our place because of the outdoors space, the ambiance, the light, the neighbourhood, great view out over the town and hills beyond. Our place is good for couples, solo adventurers, and business travellers. We are within a longish walking distance of the town; cafe's, museum, art gallery, swimming pool and also of the Wairoa River and Whakamahi Beach.

The space

People love our large garden and magnificent view towards the hills. You can see Panekiri at Lake Waikaremoana on a good day. We have a deck to relax on to enjoy the sun, or shady trees to relax under. The house is modest but comfortable, with an HRV unit in the roof space to moderate the temperature inside and keep the air fresh.

Guest access

You will have your own room and you can request to keep the lounge space private if you wish. Enjoy our books there. We will share the farmhouse-style kitchen and the bathroom, but there is a separate toilet accessible from the deck through the laundry, or from inside.
You are welcome to stroll in the garden and pick fresh herbs.
We have a key safe at the back door for self check-in if necessary

Interaction with guests

We are generally here when you are and we are usually happy to socialise with you if you wish. If you are travelling on to Lake Waikaremoana we can offer advise regarding the Great Walk, alternative walks, and to answer other questions you may have. We have a good map of the park also.
We enjoy sharing our knowledge of other activities available here and places worth visiting, so tell us if you have an interest in anything in particular .

Other things to note

We need to hear from you of your intended arrival and departure times please. We prefer if you can check out before 10AM.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch


Extra people £8 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee £4
Weekly Discount: 21%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

- All pets remain outside please
- Children must be with a parent or guardian. A seperate mattress on the floor can be provided.
- Free range eggs and produce from the garden may be available depending on the season.
- We discourage late night arrivals
-Please refrain from cooking onion inside (BBQ outside ok ) as Dave is allergic


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card

1 night minimum stay

33 Reviews

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Raewyn User Profile
September 2017
Lovely quiet place to stay

Suzy & George User ProfileSuzy & George is a superhost.
August 2017
There's a reason Jennifer and David are Super Hosts and it's because the are super hosts. Their charming country home is in a beautiful setting. The room is warm, cozy, comfortable and clean. The breakfast and other amenities are just perfect and perhaps best of all Jennifer and David are warm and friendly and extremely knowledgeable of the area. We highly recommend it.

Kirsty-Anne User Profile
August 2017
I had a lovely time at Jennifer and David's place. Their house is warm, and the bed is super comfortable. We had a lovely chat the evening I arrived, and they told me a little bit about the town, and places of interest to visit. I would recommend their place to anyone visiting Wairoa. Thanks!
Jennifer (And David King) User ProfileJennifer (And David King) is a superhost.
Response from Jennifer (And David King):
Thank you Kirsty-Anne
August 2017

Greg User Profile
July 2017
Jennifer and David were great. I was planning a hike the next day, and they helped me with suggestions, maps, etc. They also offered recommendations for places to eat dinner and provided breakfast in the morning. Nice people, lovely home, quiet/dark room, comfortable/warm bed.

Garrett User Profile
June 2017
Dave and Jenni were great! They offered great advice on what to do and where to go and we're incredibly good company. 10/10 would recommend!

Ruth User Profile
June 2017
Jennifer and Dave have a beautiful home, with a lovely bedroom for guests to stay in. Their home has a beautiful view over Wairoa that we got to see at sunset. They are extremely welcoming, and helped us with everything we needed. They even gave us the living room space with the fire on which was over and beyond what we expected. Great hosts and would highly recommend for anyone visiting Te Urewera. Thanks for everything!

Guz User Profile
May 2017
You made my first AirBnB ecperience remarkable, cheers Dave & Jenny.

Wairoa, New ZealandJoined in October 2016
Jennifer (And David King) User ProfileJennifer (And David King) is a superhost.

Dave and I are friendly and generally relaxed. We are reasonably conservative but we like a relaxed lifestyle and maintain a large garden of edibles and grassy spaces with a view over the town. We enjoy the outdoors and can offer guidance to those wishing to visit Lake Waikaremoana - Te Urewera. Dave was a DOC Biodiversity Manager there. I work as an Enviroschools Facilitator.

We get along with most people.

We rely a lot on our computers, our cars, healthy food and a healthy lifestyle. Nothing in excess! Coffee, an occasional wine, and a good movie are enjoyed too. There's a fantastic old, refurbished, movie theatre (Gaeity Theatre), here in Wairoa of international standard, with a Film School currently being established.

We both practice meditation, Reiki Tummo and use Young Living Essential Oils to enhance our health and happiness. I use high quality therapeutic grade essential oils to make kawakawa balm, sprays, etc. for sale ("Made in Wairoa Farmers' Market") and for personal use.
Dave is an artist involved in the collaborative Long River Gallery, just opened in October, here in Wairoa where a high standard of local art is for sale. I dabble in sewing and pottery.

We have a good supply of books in our bookshelves, mainly relating to nature, art, open heart meditation, poetry and science fiction.

We have a few musical instruments though neither of us are competent at public performance level! Just our own amusement.

We love to travel and look forward to retirement adventures, hopefully.

My most recent daily mantra? "I'd rather be here now!" -Thanks Eckhart Tolle :)

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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