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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2016

What an absolutely amazing place to stay the accommodation was brilliant with great attention to detail. Rose and Will were perfect hosts and made us extremely welcome. We loved the kayaks a first for both of us at the grand age of 68 although after 3 hours on the water we did have trouble standing up when we got out...

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Oscar2NewZealand, Owner at Rose and Will's Retreat, responded to this review

It was a delight to have you both stay with us and explore the wonders of this area by kayak. We hope you continue to explore and would love to have you again. Cheers.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 February 2016

My partner and I agreed that staying with Rose and Will may be our favourite accommodation we've ever had... it was a bit out of our budget, but we considered it a splurge at the end of our New Zealand stay and I felt it was worth every penny. The retreat is quiet, clean, immaculately decorated with lovely small touches...

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Oscar2NewZealand, Owner at Rose and Will's Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Erin for taking the time to write a review for your stay here. We loved having you and hope we will see you again, Cheers Rose and Will.

Plymouth, Minnesota
Reviewed 21 February 2016

We loved having our own place in quiet surroundings, slept with the windows and doors open, listening to the birds with the moon shining on our bed. Will and Rose were charming and helpful, we did our laundry and got great suggestions for restaurants. They made sure we met the alpacas and provided yummy fixins for breakfast, organic fruit, juice,...

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Oscar2NewZealand, Owner at Rose and Will's Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review. It was great having you. We are looking into the internet issue today. Cheers Rose.

manchester
Reviewed 19 February 2016

The accommodation is spacious and comfortable but the real joy is the location and the hosts. We had a warm welcome from Will and Rose who were helpful and informative throughout our stay recommending food, visits and activities. The alpacas, the dogs and the birdlife on the estuary all made for a sense of connecting with the environment and the...

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Oscar2NewZealand, Manager at Rose and Will's Retreat, responded to this review

Hi, it was a great pleasure to share our place with you, kind regards Rose and Will.

Kailua, Hawaii
Reviewed 25 December 2015

My husband and I have stayed in many beautiful B&Bs in New Zealand but this is will always be very special to us. We loved our morning walks in the breathtaking backyard, being greeted by the two beautiful alpacas, Makana and Stella. We loved the Eco Tour, kayaking down the river, watching the amazing birds and enjoying the spectacular views....

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Oscar2NewZealand, Owner at Rose and Will's Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your time with us. Love the photos of you and the alpacas! Cheers Rose and Will

Greater Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 December 2015

We stayed two nights with our little one, it was spacious, beautiful, immaculate and very comfortable. It was very easy to find at the end of the road, and private. Right beside the river and nature walk, just lovely. Rose and Will went above and beyond, he has a broad local knowledge, and Rose presents the retreat impeccably. Loved the...

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Oscar2NewZealand, Owner at Rose and Will's Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Patrick, thank you for reviewing your stay with us, an absolute pleasure. All the best for your coming season on the farm, kind regards Rose Parsons.

Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

Rose and Will are wonderful hosts, along with their two friendly dogs who love belly rubs :) Their two alpacas are curious, gentle, and friendly too. The accomodations were lovely, comfortable and quiet. The breakfast foods and snacks were fresh and delicious. We would definitely stay here again if we are lucky enough to return to the area for another...

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Oscar2NewZealand, Owner at Rose and Will's Retreat, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for reviewing your time with us. We love sharing our place with visitors to the area. An absolute pleasure. Rose and Will.

Reviewed 26 October 2015

Wonderful site on the edge of the historic and beautiful Waimea Estuary. Truly a retreat from the rest of the world yet only 12 minutes drive from central Blenheim. We stayed three nights and thoroughly enjoyed the privacy and quiet. Modern yet rustic feel to the accommodation, beautiful beds and plenty of bird song. Rose and Will's retreat is a...

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Oscar2NewZealand, Owner at Rose and Will's Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to give us a review of your experience. It is a great pleasure to share our magical environment with like minded people, Cheers Will and Rose.

Reviewed 13 October 2015

A fabulous place to stay with the family. Accommodation was immaculate, Breakfast was delicious not your ordinary breakfast! Rose totally surprised us after our kayak trip arriving over with fresh whitebait fritters, they were delectable! Children loved collecting eggs, feeding alpacas, kayaking. Highly recommend as a place to stay when in the Blenheim region. The ultimate hosts are found in...

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Oscar2NewZealand, Owner at Rose and Will's Retreat, responded to this review

It was a delight to have you and your family stay, thank you for your kind words. Rose and Will.

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

Wow, where can we start?! This was, without doubt, the highlight of our accommodation experiences on our South Island road trip. It was totally and utterly relaxing in every way. The actual building is beautiful, with the most amazing views that you wake up to from the fabulous wall of window in the bedrooms. The place is immaculate and stunning...

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Oscar2NewZealand, Owner at Rose and Will's Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Dave, we loved having your family stay, it was lots of fun. Regards to the family. Cheers Rose and Will.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay in our architecturally designed eco retreat. A two bedroom, semi self-contained unit set in peaceful surroundings, yet only ten minutes drive from Blenheim's restaurants and twenty minutes from Marlborough's wineries. Take a wander around the wetland, river and nearby nature reserve. There are pet alpacas to feed as well as other farm animals such as sheep and chickens. We have designed the retreat with authentic New Zealand touches such as 'manuka' handrails echoing the early musterers' huts, a stag-horn coat rack, and wooden doors on rollers salvaged from a local woolshed. We have put alot of thought into making the retreat a special place to stay. The optional breakfast is healthy, plentiful and home-made or locally grown as much as possible. Will's famous muffins, Mark and Leah's wholesome bread and locally grown seasonal fruit are some of the treats on offer. Please let us know in advance of you want breakfast. Enjoy quality sheets and towels during your stay and if you need anything else we're just next door. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rose and Will's Retreat

Address: 749 Dillons Point Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Price Range: $175 - $183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“We felt compelled by our surrounding to leave the gadgets in the car and just relax.”
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“This is private accommodation away from town on the edge of an estuary and bird reserve. A very special location.”
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