The Guesthouse Story
The Guesthouse sits on a secluded 100 acre property comprising grazed farmland and quality native bush on the ocean side of the stunning Whangarei Heads Peninsula..The property is nestled in a series of coastal valleys which rise from the sea to the ridges of nearby Kauri mountain so the location is very private with spectacular views out to the offshore islands. Having travelled extensively and lived overseas Grant and Raewyn knew the property was very special when they purchased it in 1998 and ranked with anything they had experienced anywhere in the world. From this grew the idea of building an luxury guest house holiday home so others from New Zealand and around the world could experience this special place. A leading New Zealand architect was commissioned to design The Guesthouse in New Zealand Colonial style with high quality finishes and fittings and construction was completed in 1990. Shortly after they purchased the land they discovery Kiwi ( the New Zealand native bird) on the property they have become very involved in conservation and protection of this endangered New Zealand icon. Whangarei Heads is now recognised and one of the leading Kiwi conservation areas in New Zealand , the home of the Backyard Kiwi movement, and location of one of only five kiwi sanctuaries in the country. Guests at The Guesthouse will most likely hear the call of the Kiwi close by at night. As part of this conservation work Grant and Raewyn have planted over 40,000 native trees on the property all hand raised from seed collected from the bush. This is truly a special place for a holiday or weekend away that is so memorable.