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"A great start to our NZ adventure. 'Heavenly' Haven B&B, so welcoming and accommodating. 5 star stay and definitely a 'home away from home'. Thank you Gill & Paul for providing us with the commencement of such a wonderful NZ holiday. Definitely a follow-up stay is on the list when next in Auckland"
Judy Whalan & Anne Flynn (Adelaide SA) - Nov 2016

"Thank you for a peaceful stay - lovely comfortable home and bed. Fantastic fruit salad and muffins"
Rodger & Bronwyn Marshall (Hillcrest, Hamilton, NZ - originally South Africa) - Dec 2015

"We believe it's impossible to get a better start for a NZ journey. Thanks for all the comfort, interest and help!"
Wolfgang & Karin Fischer (Frendenberg, Germany) - Feb 2015

"Such a great atmosphere here. So friendly and clean. Good food, good company. Thank you so much for a brilliant start to our trip."

Angela and Roger Beardstall (West Yorkshire, UK, NZ) - Oct 2014

"This was our first homestay experience, we were warmly welcomed and made to feel very comfortable.
The house is beautifully kept and the facilities are 4 star.
Thank you for our delicious breakfast I have not been able to match it yet!
We would highly recommend a stay at Haven Homestay."
Jo and Russell Dunn(Mt Manganui, NZ) - Sept 2014

"Excellent breakfasts and ipad tourist information service. A great stay, thank you."
Nic Walton (UK) - May 2014

"Thanks for all your help. We have had a wonderful stay. Gill and Paul can't do enough for you. A very nice place to stay."
Dave & Sue Frost (Lancs, UK SA) - April 2014

"Thanks for a wonderful stay. Lovely room and breakfast. Awesome hosts. Thanks Gill and Paul."
Dave & Isse Arkwright (Whangarei, NZ) - March 2014

"Thank you for making my stay with you so perfect."
Pamela Wretham (Port Elizabeth, SA) - Feb 2014

Allistair & Jac (Whangarei & Morrinsville, NZ) - Feb 2014

"Lovely homely feel, just like being at home, with nice food and comfortable feel around the place."
Paul & Sue Wilkinson (Hornsea, UK) - Feb 2014

"Thanks for a lovely week. You made us both feel really welcome. Great food, comfy bed. We felt like part of the family."
Ros & Frank Ball (Staffordshire, UK) - Feb 2014

"What a stay! Warm welcome, and a most delicous breakfast every morning (home made). Gill and Paul are very helpful and they are wonderful hosts. Our room was very cosy and so quiet! Thanks a lot and a hug for that!"
Elke & Daniel Karcher-Englemann (Dresden, Germany) - Jan 2014

"We enjoyed to stay at this lovely place and the hospitality of Gill and Paul. The detailed information about scenic spots was very useful to make our 3 weeks trip through New Zealand to an unforgettable journey. Thank you very much"
Volka, Wilfried & Michaela (Germany) - Jan 2014

"From the very first day we arrived we were made to feel welcome. Gill went to endless trouble to cater for Ira's GF diet, and that was much appreciated. Would certainly recommend Haven Homestay"
Ira & Harry Bott (Leicestershire, UK) - Dec2013

"I had an absolutely lovely stay! Driving up the driveway for my second stay felt like coming home!"
Jodie Sauvage (Melbourne, Australia) - Nov 2013

"From the first moment, we felt really welcome, like at home. Your house and garden is a lovley place to stay. We enjoy the breakfast and the conversations with Gill and Paul"
Maya & Emilia with their parents Daniela & Frederik Jung (Germany) - Oct 2013

"Thank you for making us so at home and putting up with the giggly 'One Direction' girls! Hope to see you again soon!"
Kylie & Maddison (Christchurch, NZ) - Oct 2013)

"My place to stay. Beats hotels by a country mile. So friendly and welcoming, cosy, homely. Serena didn't want to go home."
Karyn and Serena Haugh (Christchurch, NZ) - Oct 2013

"Thank you so much Paul and Gill. We really loved our stay at Haven Homestay. It was luxuriously comfortable and your hospitality was top notch
, in this very peacful part of Auckland!"
Dylan Holloway (Christchurch, NZ) & Marketa Kalivadova (Czech Republic) - Aug 2013

"What a wonderful time I had staying in your lovely home. It was like my home away from home. I will come and visit again on my return to beautiful NZ."
Elize Greyling (Pretoria, South Africa) - Jun 2013

"Thanks so much for looking after me and pointing me in the right direction around the area. Sorry about the cricket result. A truly memorable stay"
Keith Neiles (Croyden, England) - Mar 2013

"Thanks for a wonderful stay. You made us very welcome. Nice and comfortable, just like home. Lovely area."

Alan & Biddy Petrie (Hampshire, England) - Mar 2013

"A perfect place to stay - homely  and comfortable. I felt really looked after on my arrival. You went out of your way to help me so thank you both so much"
Hannah Rush (Suffolk, England) - Mar 2013

"We spent our first 4 nights with Gill & Paul and immediately felt at home. All facilities available, clean & very comfortable. Breakfast & evening meal not to be missed.Great hosts we loved it!"
Marion & Fred Siebelink (Netherlands) - Feb 2013

"After an exhausting journey we were made to feel so at home and relaxed during our stay with Gill and Paul. We really enjoyed all of Gill's home cooked bread and cakes etc and the location was so peaceful.
Gill and Paul did all they could.... and more to make us feel comfortable. They even accompanied us to watch the England v Black Caps cricket match (England won).
We would thoroughly recommend anyone travelling to New Zealand to start their holiday with Gill and Paul. Thanks once again for looking after us so well and all your kindness."
Roger and Linda Hill (UK) - Feb 2013

"Absolutely wonderful stay with Gill and Paul. Their home is located near the ferry to the city downtown area, so that is quite convenient. WIFI works excellent. Hearty delicious breakfast (Gill's baked goods are the BEST!). Lovely home and relaxing area outside to enjoy their manicured gardens and views.
I loved my time here."
Steve Melkean (Lakewood Colorado) - Jan 2013

"I really enjoyed my stay here, Paul and Gill are truly wonderful people and I felt right at home!"
Rosemary Reid (Napier, NZ) - March 2012

"Gill and Paul made me feel so welcome to their lovely home, after a long jounery from the UK, with tea and delicious homemade cakes. My room and bed were so comfortable. I started each day with Gill's fantastic homemade 
muesli and fresh fruit. I loved my week stay with Gill and Paul and almost did not want to leave to begin my travels around New Zealand, which Gill  patiently helped me start to organise. We had dinner one evening of fish caught by Paul, served with a delicious Zucchini recipe of Gill's. Both Gill and Paul are wonderful hosts and I would highly recommend staying here."
Morag Coates (UK) - March 2012

"We really appreciated our stay at Haven Homestay. Thank you again to Gill and Paul for their warm welcome for our first days in New Zealand. The place is really nice and so peaceful. We definitely recommend Haven Homestay."
Mianja & Laleine (France) - Dec 2011

"My wife and I stayed three nights in October with Gill and Paul for the Rugby World cup semi-final,when the All Blacks thrashed the Ozzies! We found the accomodation fresh and comfortable, the setting relaxing and quiet, and the hospitality outstanding, in the best Kiwi way: warm and informal but thorough and very empathetic to guests' needs.
They made our stay very enjoyable with their "not in your face" interaction that had us feeling at home with friends.
We were pleasantly surpised at how easy and quick it was to get to downtown Auckland and places of interest on the North Shore. Add Gill's great cooking for an excellent B&B experience."
Bas Logan (Wellington, NZ) - Oct 2011

"Thank you very much for the pleasant stay at your bed and breakfast! We felt at home immediately, like visiting a family away from home. That's exactly what we needed for a good start to make New Zealand our new home!"
Judit & Christian (Austria) - Oct 2011

"We stayed last month for 3 nights, and we had a special good time with Jill and Paul. They are so kind that they brought us to the centre of Auckland by their car on rainy day and told us some information about traffic and transportation and the change of Summer Time and much more. And Jill made us very delicious breakfast and cookies and banana cake and jam and honey. And we woke up in the morning by the sound of singing birds. The garden is very beautiful and also beautiful inside their house. We are very lucky to stay such a beautiful B&B homestay. Thank you for your kindness , Jill and Paul. And additionally, congratulations for All Blacks' winning the Ellis cup last night!"
Nobu & Takako Murakami (Japan) - Oct 2011

"Stayed here for a Rugby World Cup weekend, which we enjoyed apart from the result. (ENG v SCO) We were given a warm welcome on arrival and made to feel very much at home. Facilities were excellent and our hosts Gill and Paul went out of their way to help with maps and other travel advice. Must mention Gill's skills in the kitchen especially the home made jams. She was good enough to share her recipe for lemon curd which we will be trying out when back in UK"
Gary & Brenda Steel (Yorkshire, UK) - Oct 2011

"My son and I  had a fantasic stay. Very welcoming, very friendly and would  recommend Haven Homestay to anyone looking at this type of accommodation. Easy to get into Auckland and the airport as well as going north"
Richard Smith (NSW, Australia) - Sept 2011

"Haven was well named as it was my first stop on my rugby 
odyssey in New Zealand.  A brilliant place to stay, quiet and peaceful. Gill and Paul were a most welcoming and charming couple."
David O'Rorke (Newcastle, UK) - Sept 2011 

“Thanks for everything, Haven Homestay felt like home from home. We were well looked after with lovely clean and well presented bedroom and bathroom facilities’. We also had a good choice of food at breakfast time and Gill’s home cooked meals and baking was to die for. Oh, and I mustn’t leave out Paul’s specialty of smoked snapper (freshly caught) – beautiful! We would like to recommend Haven Homestay as a warm and friendly environment for both couple's and families’ and I am sure Gill and Paul will do everything they can to make your stay as memorable as ours. THANK YOU!”

Karen, Chris & Kids (Wigan, UK) - March 2011  

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