A great self-contained place to stay. Enjoyed our time in the countryside. Thanks so much.
Lynne & Bruce – Wellington NZ
Thank you for your hospitality. A great place to stay.
Pip – NZ
A lovely place to have a break from the city. Weather treated us well with fine days. A good place to chill out.
Barry & Wendy – Waitakere NZ
Beautiful scenery and lovely warm inviting unit. It was a great night away from the kids. Perfect, just what we needed. Thanks for being great hosts.
Dave & Cheryl – Auckland NZ
Thanks for another lovely stay.
Linda – Sydney Australia
We really enjoyed our stay here and wish it could have been longer.
Olivia & Bevin – Kerikeri NZ
Thank you so much Wendy & Buzz for the hospitality and the delicious breakfast. This place is lovely and surrounded by beauty, impossible not to fall in love with it <3
Ygnacio & Valeria – Argentina and Auckland NZ
Just lovely. Clean and well appointed. Thanks.
Gillian & Bernie – New Plymouth NZ
Back again at this lovely place. This time, even more “home from home” because I brought my wife with me. Very clean, great kitchen – better than a hotel. See you next time
Willem & Sia – USA
A cosy sanctuary with lovely fire and delicious breakfast. A magic spot to stay in. 🙂
Bernadette & Mike – Auckland NZ
Well equipped self-contained unit in private setting and lovely and readily available hosts. Home from home! 🙂 Oh, and awesome breakfast and friendly animals 🙂
Mans, Jane & Orla – Wellington NZ
Thanks for helping us out at short notice. Lovely unit. Wish we could stay longer.
Mora & Kham – Sydney Australia
Thanks for the wonderful – but too short – stay. We had a wonderful sleep and enjoyed our breakfast.
Corinna & Markus – Germany
Thank you – our time here has been lovely.
Michelle & Owen – Spring Hill Australia
A wonderful place to stay. Everything you need. Such a warm welcome. 11/10!!
Barbara & Dave – Jersey Channel Isles
A lovely place to spend our last night in NZ. We look forward to coming back.
John & Sabrina – Melbourne Australia
Our stay was short but very sweet! You are a lovely host Wendy and I’m sure we will be back.
Tony & Lisa – Thames NZ
Fantastic! A wonderful place to stay.
John & Jackie – UK
What and awesome place. A little slice of paradise with very welcoming hosts. So clean, so peaceful, so perfect! 10/10
Sandra & Mike – Invercargill NZ
Such a comfortable B&B in a great setting. Breakfast provisions were great 🙂 Thanks Wendy.
Roz & Peter – Australia
Whether from Germany, Finland or Japan
They come to Hillside to relax, cos they can
While Wendy plays host, Buzz writes verse
(This creative gene can be such a curse)
But that combination works such a treat
They’re the loveliest couple you’re likely to meet.
Thoroughly enjoyed my stay
Scott – Australia
Lovely people, nice spot.
Paul – Matamata NZ
Great accommodation, great welcome from Wendy, very nice stay. Thanks Wendy.
Jacqueline & Jack – The Netherlands
We had a really good time at this beautiful place. Thank you Wendy for the very warm welcome.
Inis & Peter – Germany
A perfect last night in this beautiful country. The B&B is a credit to Wendy & Buzz. It is immaculate and well fitted out. A shame we only had one night here. Thanks for the recommendation for our evening meal & for your lovely hospitality. 10/10 from us.
Jack & Julie – UK
Two more voices in the happy choir. Rural top site, warm welcome, excellent flat. 10 stars out of 10. The decoration, especially the owl, was magnificent. 🙂
Lars & Alastair – Gran Canaria
What a beautiful accommodation to stay in. It’s our 2nd holiday in New Zealand but we never had such a place before. It was great to watch the gannets and the sunset at the beach (more than 400 pictures taken 🙂 ) Thanks a lot for everything you provided. Barbara & Jurgen
Barbara & Jurgen – Germany
Buzz and Wendy, thank you so much for the stay in your B&B. We also visited you before on the 9th and 10th. We stayed here to celebrate the wedding parties of our grandchildren before we leave back to Johannesburg. The rainy weather was a problem but we enjoyed every moment. Thanks again Dorle & Walter
Dorle & Walter – South Africa
What a gem! Views from every side and hospitality beyond compare! Thank you, we will return.
Anita & Peter – Australia
Just sitting here eating your fresh farm eggs for brekky, they are beautiful and I could have laid them any better myself…!! Fantastic place to stay…just us and your dog Pip…!! She’s a beauty… My wife keeps saying “She’s thought of everything” so, well done Wendy… she has said more nice things about you than she has said about my in 30 years!! Ha ha… So clean, so fresh, so quiet, so good…!! Thanks…
Steve & Ria – Australia
Only perfect 🙂
Roland & Patrizia – Switzerland
Out 1st night in NZ. Great place to calm down and relax. Thx for the apples.
Brigitte & Alexander – Germany
What a calm and peaceful place! We enjoyed our stay and were glad to be here! Thanks for the nice focaccia.
Erwin & Margrit – Switzerland
After driving around with all ‘no vacancies’, we found the Hillside B&B sign along the road. We went up and there was a place for the night. It is a lovely place and the hospitality was great. Wendy, thanks for everything.
Hilly & Jan – The Netherlands
Home away from home. Thanks Wendy. Such a pity we found you on our 2nd to last night. This is the best B&B we have had on both islands of NZ. Thanks again.
Joan & Peter – Australia
This is a great place for families with small kids! Our daughter loved Pip (the dog), the sheep, roosters and chickens. We enjoyed the countryside and the beautiful beaches. Wendy (we unfortunately didn’t meet Buzz) was very helpful in terms of leisure recommendations. All in all, a great place to recommend to friends.
Nicklas & Jenny & Luna – Singapore/Germany
Only 1 night! We loved the hospitality of Wendy and loved our one night. Would definitely come back and enjoy the area. Presentation of unit was 100%.
Regina & Bill – Australia
Great sleep in a comfy bed.
John & Mary – Canada
Thanks you for a wonderful stay. Everything is spot on and very comfortable. Thanks so much.
Ruth – Cambridge NZ
Thanks for the lovely stay. I’ve enjoyed it. A very good place to relax. Merci!
Hans Peter – Switzerland
Thanks for the lovely and peaceful stay. I really enjoyed staying in this comfortable and cozy place. And the Waitakere rainforest was absolutely stunning. Thanks for this tip. All the best.
Magnus – Germany
Thank you for a peaceful,and pleasant first night in NZ. You live in a beautiful area which we have enjoyed visiting albeit briefly. Many thanks.
John & Anne – England
Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality. We had such a lovely relaxing visit, the place is great and your dog is very cute, you’re lucky we didn’t pop her in the truck! All the best 🙂
Gary & Pip – Kiwitahi NZ
Fantastic place to stay, easy to find. Love how quiet it is, great place to chill out after a few busy days travelling on the bike. Thank you.
Pam & Floyd – Tapanui NZ
We thank you so much for your lovely home which you share. We came a long way and were tired and so thankful finding your place and enjoying your hospitality and friendliness. God bless you, we wish you a peaceful and merry Christmas and the very best for the New Year. 🙂
Sabine & Andrea – Germany
After a long drive from Cape Reinga, we arrived totally exhausted and we had a very warm and friendly welcome. A short relax in a quiet, nice place. Thanks for the host and see you another time.
Andre & Isabella – Switzerland
We were looking forward to seeing you all again but our stay here has been even better than expected. You have such a wonderful B&B here, in such great surroundings and have been excellent hosts – thank you so much!
Helen & Dennis – England
A very, very lovely and wonderful stay!! Wonderful people and wonderful place! Thanks you Wendy & Buzz We do hope we can visit you again.
Martina & Walter – Germany
Having enjoyed our one night stay, wish it could be longer. Lovely accommodation in such beautiful surroundings. Credit to you both 🙂
Duncan & Morag – Scotland
An amazing stay thanks to this hidden little gem. A true credit to you both Wendy & Buzz. We look forward to recommending this to others – Thanks again.
Callum & Emma – Napier NZ
We are a couple of Chinese. Like the elegant environment here. Wendy is very kindness. We say praise and thanks in Chinese.
Li & Chen – China
So far, our best stay in NZ. Wendy and Buzz are such lovely, considerate and warm hosts. Always willing to share information and supportive. Excellent accommodation & very peaceful location with vicinity to some great wines.
Vikas & Chris – Germany
Loved the stay, very comfortable, easy to find. An excellent recharge. Continued success in NZ.
Tony & Sue – France
I loved coming back after just two weeks! Such a great place to just get out of the city and be by yourselves for a while 🙂 Good thing that it was possible so spontaneously. Again, love and good luck for your future Wendy & Buzz. P.S. I definitely come back again 🙂
Marina & Sarah – Germany & NZ
Wendy & Buzz, it has been an absolute pleasure to be staying with you! This little getaway is absolutely beautiful and one can feel like home right away! Your apartment and the surroundings are gorgeous and it was a pleasure to meet such wonderful people like you! Thank you for an amazing memory that’ll stay forever in our hearts! I hope to be able to come back again one day! Sincerely the best for you guys! 🙂
Marina & Frederik – Germany
Lovely stay, clean and comfortable – would love to stay again. Thanks you very much.
Donna & Richard – Maungaturoto NZ
This is the best B&B ever!! We are so lucky to stay at such a beautiful and cosy place. Thank you Wendy, sincerely hope that we can visit here again. Happy.
Sin-Hua & I-shan – Taiwan
Alejandra & Mark – Canada
Awesome stay. Especially the fire on such a cold wet night. Thank you 🙂
Aroha – Kerikeri NZ
A warm welcome to an oasis in the country – unfortunately a very wet one! However, an enjoyable short stay.
Carroll & Geoff – Whakatane NZ
Love it. Have no words to say how nice and peaceful this place is. Thanks for a wonderful stay. 🙂
Jassica and Harry – Auckland NZ
What a beautiful, tranquil place – a little slice of heaven! Thanks for a wonderful stay.
Linda – Australia
Thanks a lot for your hospitality. Such a lovely quiet place to stay after a busy day. Thanks again.
Tori – Dargaville NZ
A wonderful retreat – thank you for your kind and thoughtful hospitality. We look forward to our return to the South Kaipara.
Brad & Cristina – Wellington NZ
Jorawer (aged 5) – Thames NZ
Comfy & quiet – just what we needed!
Emilie & Roy – USA
Thanks for the great hospitality. We really enjoyed being back in a peaceful, rural environment and such a lovely setting. P.S. Really appreciated the reading provided on New Zealand.
David & Kaye – Australia
Great to stay in such a beautiful place and meet someone from the same neck of the woods! Will come again!
Harry & Vale – Tauranga NZ
A very comfortable stay. B&B is well-furnished and homely! Thanks Wendy and Buzz
Peter & Yim – Singapore
Beautiful, peaceful space. Thanks heaps!
Sue & Allan – Riverhead NZ
Fantastic B&B, very comfortable, peaceful and friendly – thank you / baie dankie!
Bob & Gail – Auckland NZ
Lovely little place, throroughly enjoyed our stay. Peace and quiet was great!
Julie & Phil – Hamilton NZ
Perfect little place, very freindly and welcoming. Loved the breakfast basket, great touch!
Meg & John
Perfect. Clean and comfortable; well equipped and very hospitable.
J W – Tutukaka NZ
Very tidy and everything we needed. Thanks you for a lovely stay – wish it could’ve been longer!
Rita & Claudette
Thank you for the great accommodation in a peaceful environment and thanks for the cheery welcome.
Theo & Judy – Australia
Thanks A++ accommodation. Flat is very clean and tidy, peaceful and relaxing.
Steve & Zita – NZ
Very clean and comfortable. Great to be in the country.
Chris – NZ
Thank you so incredibly much for your hospitality. This is such a little gem hidden in the hills, northwest of Auckland – an absolutely perfect stay! And wonderfully soft towels 🙂
Beata & Pete – The Netherlands & UK
Such a wonderful & peaceful place. Thank you.
Laurie – USA
Better than expected. The scenery is beautiful. We would love to come back again & again. Very spacious. We will recommend to friends and family. Good work!! 🙂 11/10
Dan & Jeanette – NZ
Only the Gods can be perfect but this is close! 9.9/10!
Wayne & Shauna-Lee – Australia
We arrived quite late at 20:30pm. We thought we were in the woods. The host, Wendy, is so friendly and hospitable. What a beautiful place. This place is quiet and peaceful. The surrounding is fantastic. Keep up the good work, Wendy.
Faridah & Sarpan – Malaysia
Thank you. You were very welcoming and made us feel at home. Lovely spot. Great accommodation. Only wish we could have stayed longer. Thanks again.
Graeme & Pat – England
Thank you for your warm welcome. Very nice and quiet place. Unfortunately, we only spent one night in this comfortable accommodation. Many thanks.
Martine & Francis – France
A really cozy and nice place. Welcoming owners. Nice place for a short period. Thank you
Veena & Vijay – England
A really lovely place, wish we could have stayed longer. Well done in providing for everyone’s needs. Amazing attention to detail. Thank you.
Paul & Andrea – England
Lovely and quiet; so much provided in such a lovely place. SHEER BLISS!!
Sam & Isobel – Northern Ireland
Wish we could have stayed longer – everything we could want!
David & Mhairi – Scotland
Excellent accommodation with everything that is needed. Beautiful view from the windows and a wonderful quiet area to relax! Wish we could have stayed longer! Thank you very much!
Eleanor & Baliut – Switzerland
Out last day in NZ was wonderful. This is a nice place and very cosy. Thank you very much!
Veronika & Gunter – Germany
Thank you for this calm haven!
Claire – Auckland NZ
Lovely B&B. Comfortable & well organised. A very peaceful location. Excellent hosts!
Jenny & Colin – England
Unfortunately only one night in this cosy and friendly accommodation. We likes it a lot – thank you very much!
Ralf & Alexandra – Switzerland
Thank you so much ~ what a beautiful place!
Chris & Chris – Perthshire UK
Thank you sharing your little piece of paradise.
Mary & Roy – Papakura NZ
Had a lovely stay, great style of accommodation and friendly. Not enough time…
Bridget & Philip – Kapiti NZ
We needed a quiet, comfortable place to stop and rest on our way to Oz. We found that here and so much more. Wendy, Buzz and Maisie have been warm and welcoming. Thanks.
Kim, Colin & Mike – Canada
Thank you for the warm welcome. A very nice place. How nice could it be with sun?
Kai & Thomas – Germany
Thank you Wendy & Buzz for sharing your beautiful place, stories and advice. We hope you and your family keep sharing your love in your little piece of paradise.
Victor & Penny – Australia
You get more than you bargained for here, everything you’s ever need in accommodation. So quiet and peaceful. Will come again when visiting family nearby.
Lorraine & Graham – Papamoa NZ
Thanks so much for your accommodation and your family. You are very nice and good teachers for me. Thanks for all. Nicolas stayed with us while working on the farm and improving his spoken English.
Nicolas – France
Such a beautiful and peaceful spot and a spacious & pleasant unit, equipped with everything you might need. Wonderful stay!
David & Jeanette – Australia
Great to share this delightful property with so many international guests. Feels like home!
John & Mary – Tauranga NZ
Very cozy, warm, friendly and extremely comfortable place. So many interesting books you have. Just wanna stay and read them. Thanks so much!
Natalia – Russia
What a relaxing and well put together place! Even a proper reading light over the bed!
Jane – USA
A very nice place and beautiful accommodation. Thank you Wendy and Buzz, you are very kind.
Barbara & Walter – Switzerland
Excellent stay with all possible facilities. Thank you so much for having us!
Frans & Annemarie – The Netherlands
A long way – in every conceivable sense – from the Isle of Dogs* …. Thank you for your hospitality. *Sean is referring to our story of moving to New Zealand, briefly covered in the in-room information folder.
Sean – Ireland
A high standard of accommodation. Central to lots of places. Many thanks for your open-hearted welcome.
Robert & Jasimine – Hamilton NZ
Thank you so much for rescuing us and providing such wonderful accommodation. Will highly recommend you to our friends.
Helen & Malcolm – Australia
Great place. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here! Excellent 🙂
Wayne & Linda – Australia
Thank you Wendy & Buzz for a wonderful stay. Love your place & those yellow eggs I haven’t had since I was a boy in the 1950s. Thanks again.
Deb & Ken – Australia
Thank you, Wendy, for allowing us to stay here. We thoroughly enjoyed our time, God bless you 🙂
Henry & Annaseini – Auckland NZ
Thank you, Wendy, for providing such a wonderful place, peace and quiet. A++
Darashana & Raju – Auckland NZ
A very comfortable stay. Well equipped full kitchen. Beautiful location & farm. A home away from home. Thank you Wendy and Buzz for your warm hospitality, would come back again!!
Vivek & Ashna – Auckland NZ
Very good place to stay and have a rest after a tattoo at Moko Ink’s place and before flying back home… Amazing bed! Lovely place and warm welcome. Thank you.
Carole & Chloe – Switzerland
Felt so at home with the roaring wood fire and so warm and comfy. Very friendly & hospitable. What a delight!! Will definitely come again and recommend. Thank you so much.
Tusi (Prodotti d’Italia) – Auckland NZ
We came to do our sport – orienteering – around the Woodhill Forests. What a delight to come home to the comfort of the lovely wood burner and such a warm & friendly welcome. Marvellous!
Richard & Maureen – Australia
Very nice and quiet – will come again – handy for our family who live here.
Has been a pleasure to stay here – thank you for having me and treating me like family whilst I was here. Big thanks!
Mark – England
We loved our brief time here – so wonderful to have a real teapot to make a real cup of tea with! We loved your natural history book and we wish we could stay longer – the farm animals are gorgeous. Best wishes Norma & Bill
Norma & Bill – Australia
Lovely place – thank you for your welcoming. I will see you again in a few years… 🙂 xxx
Toni – France
A wonderful place to celebrate a birthday! Sharing a drink with you both last night was a delightful bonus – great conversation in a wonderful setting. Thank you so much.
Margaret & Alan – Titirangi NZ
Very nice place and very nice people. We come again.
Ewald & Vivian – Austria
Lovely flat and views – very quiet and peaceful. Well equipped and welcoming and helpful hosts. Many thanks to you both.
Diana & Kevin – England
Welcoming host, comfortable spacious accommodation in a quiet area. Great breakfast.
Pauline & David – England
We loved the bed, the breakfast and especially Wendy & Buzz – thank you so much! A perfect place!
Elinoar & David – Israel
We enjoyed out stay very much! Wendy was kind and gracious, and the room was comfortable and homey. This is a lovely spot to rest and relax to the sound of birds. Thank you!
Denver & Liz – USA
Thank you for a lovely stay. During our 2 weeks here in NZ this has been the very best accommodation. We wish we could stay longer.
Eva & Anders – Sweden
Wonderful place. Everything is excellent here. Wish we could have more time here. Thank you!
Barbara & Rolf – Switzerland
Very nice peaceful place to stay – way nicer than a busy motel! Cheers.
Greg & Averil – Waikato NZ
So cosy, clean and comfortable! Everything you could want for. Lovely, lovely hosts, so friendly and helpful. Will definitely return and heartily recommend!
Jane – Tauranga NZ
Good place to relax. Very comfortable and very friendly. Thank you!
Ingrid & Josef – Austria
A really nice quiet retreat – loved the animals – a great place after riding for a week on a motorbike. Thanx!
Linda & Ron – Australia
Shooting a movie in Muriwai. After a 16hr day during a month of 16hr days, I am so glad to lay my head here! Exhausted! Found my home away from home. Many, many thanks!
Phillippa – Te Arai Point NZ
We are very happy – excellent place with great owners. Thank you too for our opportunity to be here. Our feeling is we are staying in our house at the country in Poland. Best wishes.
Mira & Stawek – Poland
We lived almost 2 months in this beautiful place with this lovely family. Nice and great remembers in our heart, we will never ever forget you. Thank you for all your support. Best wishes, family.
Sergio & Faby – Chile
Just what we needed! Thanks for your warm welcome and comfortable accommodation.
Brendan & Claire – Alice Springs Australia
Thank you for the warm welcome. Your place is very comfortable – despite the power outage! Blue eggs too!! (+ not because they’re cold 🙂 )
Kim & leAnne – Dunedin NZ
What a treasure in these lovely hills – couldn’t believe the luck in finding you as we staggered off the flight from the U.K! So you, and “your super family and other animals” became base camp for our explorations, near and far, of the delights north of Auckland. We shall recommend – and hope to return ourselves. Thank you Wendy and Buzz, and daughters (and Mum of 85!), for sharing your friendship and your amazing home with us this week. It has been a privilege.
Sue & Bill – England
A warm welcome and excellent accommodation in a peaceful setting. Spacious and well-equipped. Friendly hosts. Thank you.
Gerrit & Jenny – Tauranga NZ
It’s one of the best B&Bs we have stayed in (in 7 weeks). Very friendly people & dog, they love their country and gave us a lot of helpful information. Thank you so much.
Uli & Sandra – Germany
Excellent accommodation in a beautiful peaceful place. Wonderful hosts very friendly and helpful. Will recommend to everyone! Thank you!
Brenda & Steve – England
The very best B&B we have stayed in! Beautiful, peaceful surroundings, the warmest of welcomes, quite excellent accommodation. Will certainly recommend to friends and relations. Would make a considerable detour to be able to stay here in future visits!
Don & Mary – England
Really enjoyed our short stay – one night! Lovely people, friendly dog and absolutely BRILLIANT accommodation. Thank you!
Judy & Gordon – England
Lovely place to stay – really comfortable accommodation, spacious with everything to hand. Very friendly hosts that couldn’t do enough for us. Would love a return visit in the future. Highly recommended!
David & Aisling – Ireland
Wonderful place, so calm! Lovely welcome! Sadly, we could not be here for more than a night but will be next time in New Zealand.
Joyce & Christan – Argentina
A lovely place to stay with excellent hospitality. Really comfortable accommodation and ample provisions. Thank you for being a wonderful host. We look forward to a return visit when we are able.
Valerie & Gordon – England
Thank you so much for such a warm, friendly overnight stay, to revive us after our long journey from home! Can’t wait to see our family in Wellington now.
Janice & Bob – England
Good place to relax!! We enjoyed our stay! Thank you for your warm welcome!
Bjorn & Rebecca – The Netherlands
Lovely setting and accommodation, perfect for a quiet weekend away from the city. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality.
Adrienne & Mike – Auckland NZ
A long trip, we arrived at 19.30, too late to go out for dinner but we fixed something with a little help and it did taste very well! It’s a nice place to stay, clean and comfortable, good bed!!!
Willem & Carrie – The Netherlands
Beautiful & peaceful spot. Helpful and friendly hosts & and dog. Pity we couldn’t have stayed longer. Thank you.
Bob & Pam – Australia
Such a beautiful place. Your welcome, hospitality and generosity were wonderful – thanks to all of you.
Doreen & Martin – Australia
Wonderful place to stay, comfortable, quiet and restful. Thanks for the experience.
Angela & Craig – Taranaki NZ
We stopped in for a rest … and what a peaceful rest is was; very happy & much restored, many thanks.
Kimbo & Simon – Taranaki NZ
This is exactly what we needed – tranquil and functional. Our host was lovely! Thank you!
Pierre & Manon – Quebec
Thank you all for letting us have your B&B; we had a wonderful time with you all and our holiday in NZ will stay in our thoughts very deeply also, thanks to you! God bless you all and keep you safe.
Pam & Hans – Switzerland
A lovely, lovely stay in the farmlands of N.Z. – Great fun to be so near the grazing cows. Thank you for your warm and gracious hospitality!
Caroline & Chris – USA
Your hospitality went beyond the “call of duty” – being from the country, we really enjoyed the animals, Abby (the dog) et al. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Edith & Norman – Canada
You have a wonderful place! Thank you for the warm welcome!
Josef & Stephanie – Austria
Best wishes for Wendy, Buzz and their lovely daughters! (The rest is in Chinese!)
Emma Han – China
Another great stay, I only wish it was for longer! Fantastic to see you all again, all the best for the future!
Joe – England
Thanks so much for your hospitality – it was a pleasure to stay in your well-appointed unit and to meet you. Best of luck!
Susan & Tom – USA
A warm thank you to the family who welcomed us. Lovely to be met with smiles and laughter to make us feel at home. A house is not a home without a heart. You people are the heart of this place. A warm thank you to you all.
Tohu & Maraina – Northland NZ
Second morning in New Zealand. Nice to wake up in peaceful place and especially in summer. Greetings from the land of Father Christmas!
Maija & Markku – Finland
We needed a break from noisy surburbia and found a tranquil haven in Hillside – thanks!
Lynda & Jim – Auckland NZ
A fantastic place that is only made better with the warm welcome – thank you all!
Joe – England