30 yrs of hosting and love it

Homestay in Hokowhitu - Palmerston North, New Zealand

About the Homestay

Suburban Modern
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

partner Riki works on farm milking cows visits two or three times a week
Home made meals and baking on request hot showers on demand room cleaned daily
Snoopy a very large cat who adores people and will melt your heart. children welcome



House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Pets
  • Pets Indoor
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Non Smoking
  • Allow Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 1 night

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

guest room
From $46 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

front room is bright Light and airy, large single room for 1 person has desk bed lamp and heating in winter months. guest bathroom has shower and bath with separate toilet

  • Desk and Lamp
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
 1 guest
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About the Area

Our home is close to the city, airport, shop,s hospital,parks, country drives, river walk , botanical gardens , Massey university 20 minutes away On the bus route to Palmerston North City (10 mins) and Feilding ( 15 mins a pretty country town) bus stop close
Interesting places to visit: Herb garden , Rhododenron speicalist garden and cafe a 20 minute drive through beautiful farming land, Steam engine ride, museum, arts, and much more ....

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Beach
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Sports arena
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital


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

House Rules

guests help themselves to breakfast ... continental
help yourself to tea and coffee
no eating meals in bedroom
Keep our home safe and secure by locking doors when leaving house
consider others in the home always
Enjoy your stay -

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

6 Reviews

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    New Zealand
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    March 2020

    Really lovely, was always contactable as well as made home made meals and was really nice iverall.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Maureen in ,

    was a pleasure to give a little more for this guest and very pleased it was appreciated by the guest

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    April 2019

    Great family!!!!

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    New Zealand
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    September 2018

    This stay was delightful and a god send for me given how quickly the hosts responded to my request. I was treated to a warm, clean place to stay plus delicious vegan home cooked meal and interesting conversation especially around an upcoming 'Seated Photography' exhibition I look forward to seeing more of. The hosts were also accommodating in dropping to the airport at the very early 6am time. I recommend this homestay experience for other travellers and last minute accommodation strays like me.

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    New Zealand
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    May 2018

    Maureen and Richie were wonderful hosts and very accommodating. Their location is very handy to Massey bus and shops. They were very caring and made sure I was comfortable with my needs. A nice home and facilities. Well recommended to all.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Maureen in ,

    Many thanks for your review Kim

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    December 2017

    It was a very big pleasure to stay with Maureen. She is unbelievable friendly and helpful and has a lot of experience to host people. She took me to a lot of very exciting and nice places and helped me with all smaller or bigger troubles facing during my stay. I only have positive feedback about this homestay and can't recommend it highly enough.

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    New Zealand

    5 hearts
    January 2015

    Maureen is very kind and welcoming. You'll feel completely relaxed with her. We had a lovely stay. Thanks Maureen.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Maureen in ,

    Hello ... This is new Richie ... being able to reply and say thank you to two lovely guests ... hope all is working out well for you both in NZ

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