About the Homestay
Hello from the beautiful Taranaki , and in particular Hawera .
Home of the mountain, and lots of wonderful gardens.
My garden is large and space to sit on deck in sun if the day is warm even in winter.
I have made a cosy room for guests at this house , with a double bed and nice morning sun.
Am available to pick up from airport if necessary.
Has internet access, Netflix and a night meal is also provided. This is now reflected in the rates, as I see I only need to provide a light breakfast.
Good home cooking, I even do baking.
Am close the main town center of Hawera , where there are several good cafes and restaurants , even Movies.
Laundry in home so you can do any washing if needed.
This is a shared bathroom, and no bath , only a shower. One toilet, but it has separate access from bathroom, which is good for me and guests.
Looking forward to seeing you all, and making lots of new memories for us.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Non Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
My house is located close to the main township of Hawera .
There is a local park nearby, as well as the town information centre and close to quite a few local restaurants and cafes.
The house has one bathroom, with separate shower, and separate toilet.
Nice garden to sit on patio and enjoy the peace and quiet, lovely views of the mountain from the front gate.
I can do a light meal at night if required
Local Area Facilities
- Bus Stop
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
This is a smoke free house and zone , I do not wish to have any smoker in this house.
I like people to enjoy themselves at my house and to feel free to help themselves to make a tea or coffee and grab a biscuit if they need a snack.
Smoking is not allowed.
Lorraine was very helpful in different situations, when I couldn't find back in the dark to her house. The dinners every evening tasted very well. We had some conversation in the evenings About several Points of experiences - Her home is very qiet, nice to Sleep in a good bed. Thank her for all, Christian
Great place too stay , warm clean and tidy . Lorraine is a fantastic cook serving a delightful fantasgtic evening meal.
I SORRY I missed out on breakfast as I had to leave at 6am most mornings .
I should not be giving such a good review as next time I am in Auckland it will be fully booked out.
I stayed at Lorraine’s home on 3/30/2018 and left NZ the following morning. As I imagined by looking at her portfolio in homestay ad, she was a typical New Zealand lady, warm and kind. She made Thai curry with rice for dinner and was delicious ! She even drop me off at AKL airport next day without additional charges. I stayed at 4 star hotel for 19 days but I was alone and no fun. I felt home at Lorraine’s and enjoyed company for change. Thank you Lorraine for everything you’ve done for me during my stay. Hope to see you again. Dr. Maria Park
Lorraine is absolutely lovely and has a great homestay, the queen bed was beautiful to sleep in and the house is awesome. I can see that she treats her visitors very very well. Thanks Lorraine, I will return :-)
Lorri has excellent cooking and a warm room, very friendly, I enjoy the time on the Otahuhu.
I will miss her and those delicious food.
Lorraine provided very comfortable modest accommodation with meals and company that were enjoyable for me.
Lorraine was a wonderful host; very generous with her time. We felt very comfortable and at ease. The only draw back was the distance from town; although easy enough to get in, the last bus was 6.40pm so that made the evening short.
Can be complicated to use public transport from airport so use a taxi; more direct and little more than the bus and train fare.
However, Lorraine went out of her way to take us about, showed us the 'real' Auckland which we very much appreciated; great to see how things work outside of the tourist areas. Enjoyed looking around the suburbs.
Lorraine also took us to the stores to set us up for the trip North which was a GREAT help. Many thanks for a memorable stay.
A & B
I was very happy staying with Lorraine. She is a kind and caring lady and an excellent cook. She kindly collected me from my bus stop and dropped me at the airport camper van depot to continue my journey. In addition, Lorraine took me on a tour around Auckland and all along the harbour area, so that I would be able to find my way the following day. Her home is ideally situated for the airport and the main routes around the city. A very satisfying experience. Thank you, Ali from Bath, UK.
Lorraine Lee who was my host for a week in Otahuhu, was very helpful with information in order to get around the city of Auckland. She provided me with a comfortable room, and very good meals, and I couldn't fault her in any way, and would recommend her to anyone wishing to stay in her home.
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