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Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Was awe by the interior of the Villa upon checking in. Comes with around 4 rooms which can sleep up to 10 people easily.

I was drowned by the rustic and serenity of the 100 years old Villa and the surrounding. Despite isolated from the outside world, the villa is well equipped with kitchenette and heater. Throughout our stay, we didn't spot any insect despite being in the wild.

The house is decorated with some historical photos that depict the awesome age of this house.

Will definitely come back again during summary as there is no farm activities during winter season.

Oh yah Pls expect no mobile reception in that area.

Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Ray X
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Reviewed 30 March 2016

We stayed at Mairenui Villa for 3 nights to get away and have a "nothing to do at all" break. The Villa was just the break we needed. It was beautiful and idyllic. Sue greeted us on arrival and walked us through the restored Villa. My husband and I had a lovely few days sitting on the verandah gazing across the farms and hills, listening to the birds and the sheep and the horses. Well recommended get away. Thanks Sue and David you will see us again

Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank mikencass
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Reviewed 22 February 2016

We stayed at Mairenui for a night, and we remember it fondly.

We were a couple, so we stayed in the suite attached to the main homestead where David & Sue live. The place is a huge farm, with horses, sheep, dogs, and gardens that they've maintained for decades, with care that reflects in the beautiful landscape.

We were treated with such warmth and hospitality, in such a beautiful place, with such friendly hosts, that we treasure the stay. Thanks David & Sue!

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank RamblingRahul
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Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Our third visit in 10 years and made to feel like old friends! Relaxed and informal, yet the food has to be the best in the north island, with lively company and conversation. With their natural hospitality, we will have to try one of David and Sue's French adventures one day.

Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank bob h
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Reviewed 11 May 2015

Not to imply we weren't planning to enjoy ourselves, but this was our first visit to Mairenui and we were unprepared for how idyllic and well-appointed our two night stay in the Villa would be. Arriving in almost total dark just before 6 on Friday evening, we found the lights on and wood stove blazing.

Comfortable beds, well-equipped kitchen (on Saturday we actually baked a loaf of bread), pool table, two open fireplaces, beautiful veranda covering two sides of the house... The landscape, of course, is beautiful, and though we didn't catch sight of any deer roaming by we were kept company at night by the calls of a close-by morepork. David and Sue were warm and welcoming hosts, and - I know it sounds like a cliché! - my only regret about the trip was that work beckoned and we couldn't stay another night.

Fantastic value, beautiful isolated setting, comfy and rustic accommodation with just enough mod-cons to let you feel at ease without losing the traditional feel. Highly recommended (even - especially? - in colder weather. Perfect excuse to get both open fires and the wood stove going!) and we'll definitely be returning later in the year.

Stayed: May 2015, travelled as a couple
Thank William_Muirhead
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