About Us...

Meet your hosts - Julie & Bryan...

Bryan and Julie are former teachers who have returned to New Zealand after living and working in over 10 countries all over the world. We are extensive travellers although still have a few ‘bucket list’ places yet to visit. Although brought up in Auckland, we decided upon our return, to sell our beloved villa and move.


We explored a few options but fell in love with the Matakana / Mahurangi area almost immediately and decided to build our ‘dream home.’ The search then commenced for the perfect site where we could be private, face into the sun, and have a view of farmland, bushland and the sea. The moment we viewed our property in Martins Bay Road, we knew we had found our Tūrangawaewae. (Tūrangawaewae are places where we feel especially empowered and connected. Literally tūranga (standing place), waewae (feet), it is often translated as 'a place to stand'.)

We then decided that we loved our ‘place’ so much we would design our home so that we could ‘work from home’, hosting guests from New Zealand and afar, sharing our ‘slice of heaven.’ This lead to us building Waimahu with a guest wing comprising of 2 ensuited guest rooms and a shared guest lounge.


Your hosts are looking forward to welcoming you to their Bed and Breakfast.

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