About Chelsea House

Your hosts, Ray & Di Houghton

We are born and bred Northlanders and after spending the last 30 years in Auckland, we decided to leave city life behind and return to the North.

We are so lucky to live in this part of New Zealand with its beautiful beaches and easy way of life. When you come to Chelsea House you come as very special guests into our home and will be looked upon as family.

Ray, a New Zealand PGA Golf Professional, recently retired from his position as Head Professional at one of Auckland’s leading courses. He has played golf since his early teens and before becoming a Professional represented the Northland region in provincial teams. As well as welcoming our guests Ray is kept busy coaching at Whangarei Golf Club and operating his small lawn mowing business.

Di will take care of your every need while staying at Chelsea House, especially if you want help with places to visit during you time in New Zealand. She enjoys cooking and you will get to sample some of her preserves and cookies during your stay. Di also operates their Inbound Golf Tour company, Golfer’s Dream Destination, arranging complete golf holiday packages throughout New Zealand. She is happy to arrange golf for you at any of New Zealand’s famous courses such as Kauri Cliffs, Cape Kidnappers, Wairakei, Millbrook or Jack’s Point and more.

Our home is cleaned with ENJO microfibre cleaning cloths to minimize the use of cleaning chemicals

Ray and Di Houghton