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The Summer House
Ranked #19 of 26 Kerikeri B&B and Inns
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“Fantastic place, hosts..”
Reviewed 5 January 2010

We stayed in the "suite" which was overlooking the beautiful garden. The room was impeccable, bed comfortable. The hosts, Christine and Rod were fantastic. Rod was a wealth of information about NZ history and the area. It is situated close to everything but secluded in location. We loved it!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 November 2009

The Summer House is a lovely B & B in a beautiful garden. Christine and Rod were very welcoming as well as very knowledgeable and helpful with things to do in the area. The breakfasts (three) were probably the best we had on our trip, largely because of the generous and varied supply of home grown citrus fruit, though we also enjoyed Christine's blackboard of daily specials.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco Bay Area
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Reviewed 17 November 2009

We spent 2 nights in the Pacific Pavilion (self-contained suite). It was quiet, comfortable and well taken care of. Our hosts were more than helpful, helped us plan our activities and prepared us a wonderful breakfast each morning. It was the nicest place we stayed during our trip.

Ignore the negative post - they obviously don't know what they're talking about.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 24 September 2009

Faultless - simply faultless.

Friendly reception, and the hosts provided everything we needed. The room was very comfortable and we appreciated their guidance and suggestions what to do in the area.

Fantastic breakfasts with fresh fruit from the garden.

A wonderful quiet break, far from the madding crowd.

Stayed April 2006, travelled as a couple
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The Netherlands
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Reviewed 28 June 2009

Best regards, Thijs Smit and Eline van der Gaag, The Netherlands


It has been quite a while since we visited New Zealand together. Aside from all beautiful sights we have seen and wonderful things we have experienced there, it’s about time we let you know how we feel about our stay at “The Summer House” at Kerikeri. Of all hotels and Bed & Breakfast-places we visited “The Summer House” tops them all. All accommodations on both North and South Island have been selected with the greatest care for us by our travel-agent Jan Gerritsen from Taupo. Of our total of 33 days we spend 3 days at Kerikeri. Our stay at “The Summer House” has been a delightful experience which contributed greatly to the overall unforgettable impression that we got from this glorious journey. The rooms are simply fantastic, the garden unbelievably beautiful and the food is of a quality that one would only expect to find in five star hotels. Hospitality can be found there that is truly heart-warming and both host and hostess can provide you with information about the surrounding area and points of interest that is above average. All meals are served with superb care and you can see and taste that all food is prepared with great knowledge of nutrition, taste and health-aspects working with the best of ingredients and fresh items. Surmising we can only wholeheartedly say that our stay at “The Summer House” has been unsurpassed. Thanks to Christine and Rod Brown.

  • Stayed September 2008
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bedfordshire
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Reviewed 23 May 2009

Kerikeri N.Z. The Summerhouse B and B. We stayed for two nights in Feb 2009 at this delightful location with its charming hosts and very comfortable rooms .The garden was quite magnificent and the rooms of a very high quality. Breakfast each day was a treat . We enjoyed our stay very much. Peter and Beryl Steppingley U.K.

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Liverpool
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Reviewed 17 May 2009

We stayed for two nights and found the Summer House really relaxing. Our suite was very clean and well appointed; the gardens are beautiful. Rod and Christine were perfect hosts and couldn't do enough for us. We would have no hesitation in going back there.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Summer House
Address: 424 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Kerikeri
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Ranked #19 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Kerikeri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Summer House 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in an idyllic hectare of sub-tropical gardens and citrus orchard, The Summer House offers boutique bed and breakfast accommodation in a tranquil setting yet only 1.5 km from Kerikeri Village. Rod and Christine have a wide knowledge of the history and geography of Kerikeri and the Bay of Islands and can help with your itinerary, book trips and recommend restaurants. Christine serves delicious breakfasts specialising in the fresh produce of the region. ... more   less 
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