Back YardRear Deck
Brian & Sue's comfortable home
Hosted by Susan
Susan is the host.Susan is a superhost.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 private baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 private baths
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We are close to the town centre, bush, river and beach walks and are ideally suited for accessing the town centre, various tours as well as ocean and freshwater fishing, located at the end of quiet cul-de-sac in one of Whakatane's most sought after residential streets.

The space

We have two guest bedrooms, each featuring a queen size bed and built in wardrobe, one also features a desk with desk lamp, these two rooms share their own private bathroom, and separate wc. We have an open plan living area, with large modern Kitchen.

We also have a gym area, featuring a weights machine, cross trainer and vibration machine, all of which are available to guests, there is also a separate toilet and vanity off of the gym area.

Guest access

We are located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, we have ample parking for two or more cars.

Evening meals can be provided for an additional fee upon request.

Interaction with guests

We welcome socialising, but are equally happy respecting your privacy, we will be available throughout your stay for any assistance you may require.

Other things to note

For those guests not driving, we are happy to arrange pick ups from the central bus drop off point in the CBD by the "i" centre, just let us know before you arrive. We are also happy to drop guests off to the White Island Tours rendezvous point.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 2PM - 10PM.
Check out by 12PM (noon)


13 Reviews

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Jesslynn User Profile
April 2017
The room was very clean, bed comfortable and bathrooms new. Brian and Sue were very kind and welcoming and contacted us to ensure we were ok during the cyclone season.

Naomi User Profile
February 2017
Lovely hosts couldn't ask for more

Nina User Profile
January 2017
I really enjoyed my stay and would highly recommend staying here, it's the kind of place where you really feel at home. Sue and Brian are a lovely, friendly couple who are happy to share their home with guests. The bedroom is very comfortable (I slept really well here!) and the guest bathroom is well equipped with everything you need. The included breakfast is great and you are able to cook meals in the kitchen/have tea & coffee. I was also invited to join them for dinner which was very kind. They are very sociable hosts, enjoying conversations and they also welcomed me to watch TV with them in the evenings which I appreciated. There is a nice deck area where you can sit and enjoy the sunshine and the lovely garden. I was here without a car - the walk back from town took me a while but I'm not the fittest, fastest walker! However, it's a nice, flat walk and the offer of a lift was always there. I got lifts to town (including early morning for the White island trip!) and then walked back. The Ohope beach bus stop was about 10 minutes walk away and there are local shops there too. Sue & Brian were also really helpful with info regarding local area/other areas of the North Island. Great hosts, thank you :-)

Shirley User Profile
August 2017
Lovely stay. Hosts were wonderful. I did find not having hot water to bath was a problem and when there was hot water it didn't seem hot enough,
Susan User ProfileSusan is a superhost.
Response from Susan:
We have a 180 litre hot water cylinder set at 60 degrees, which was drained every night and every morning. This has never happened before, even when 10 people were staying and all having showers.
August 2017

Stephen User Profile
July 2017
Thank you Sue and Brian for hosting me. Great accommodation, quiet neighborhood, very attentive to my needs as well as providing advice for local attractions. Would stay again and can recommend to others. Thanks!

Peter User Profile
February 2017
This was an excellent stay which far exceeded our expectations. Helpful friendly hosts and beautiful and comfortable accommodation. Would recommend it to anybody.

Julia User Profile
February 2017
Very good stay! Friendly hosts, nice bedroom and bathroom. Just what we needed. Highly recommend.

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Whakatane, New ZealandJoined in October 2016
Susan User ProfileSusan is a superhost.
I have four children, one living Australia; my partner, Brian has two, both living in the UK. We have lived in Whakatane since June 2014, having relocated from Papamoa.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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