What our guests say...

  • “5* Comfy bed, wonderful hosts, beautiful house. Many thanks....March 2014” ~ Fran & Geoff, Australia
  • “Thank you for your thoughtful and personable hospitality. Great to stay in an original lovely NZ home...March 2014” ~ Martyn & Bernette, United Kingdom
  • “A lovely relaxing stay, great hosts, very much enjoyed by us both!!...February 2014” ~ Kathleen & John, Australia
  • “A lovely warm welcoming home. Really comfy, spacious room. Delicious breakfast. Excellent hosts....August 2013” ~ Phil & Margaret, England
  • “A beautiful home. thank you for your hospitality and being relaxed friendly hosts....January 2014” ~ Jill & Ray, Kent
  • “Warm & welcoming. Really appreciated the extras - chauffer service - defrosting the car! Thank you.....June 2013” ~ Sally & Richard, New Zealand
  • “Had a delightful stay, warm & comfortable. Great company too!...July 2013” ~ Alice & Arthur, Australia
  • “Thanks for sharing your home with us. We loved it here. Enjoyed our evenings together and the great talks we shared. We will have great memories of our fabulous stay...February 2012” ~ Brigitte & Case Bassie, Canada
  • “Love this Place. Gracious host and hostess. Great Food! I'd come again in a mino-second.....February 2012” ~ Jim & Pat Berg, Hawaii
  • “Lovely stay, fantastic hospitality. What a find, we loved every minute! Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable....February 2012” ~ Kylie, Suel, Brigid & Jo, Auckland
  • “What a fantastic find this lovely B&B was. A beautiful old villa exquisitley decorated and furnished yet homely and comfortable. The bed was large and comfortable, linen and soft furnishings sumptuous and everywhere beautifully maintained including the gardens and old fashioned veranda.But more importantly was the kindness and hospitalty given to us by the hosts Di and Ray. Nothing was too much trouble...Di is a very good cook providing biscuits, breakfast and very very good coffee and Ray providing helpful information about the local area with a dry sense of humour.....January 2012” ~ Jane Buckley, UK
  • “Lovely hosts, great chat, awesome house- perfect place. Thank you... January 2012” ~ Alexandra & Klaus Goller, Germany
  • “Brilliant stay, lovely people you couldn't ask for a better place to stay... January 2012” ~ Bob & Angie Doyle, UK
  • “Enjoyed your hospitality and your lovely home....November 2011” ~ Joe & Melanie Byerly, USA
  • “We stayed for only 3 days in this B&B in Whangarei, we would have liked it to be more ', but our journey north has "forced" us to leave this excellent facility. We were pampered in every way, we were also helped to reserve a car and pay the transit tunnel to Auckland. Breakfast with everything and more ', fresh fruit and excellent quality.' The rooms were clean and spacious. If we come back we will stop in Whangarei again definitely! Thank you, Ray!...November 2011” ~ Manuel & Monica Sosi, Italy
  • “It was a nice moment spent in this lovely B&B. The room was really sweet and this city is lovely. Thank you so much for this breakfast full of fruit. Good luck for your new adventure in your B&B.” ~ Stephane, Christian & Muriel Bachet, France
  • “Delightful home and spotlessly clean. Many thanks for your welcoming hospitality.” ~ Barbara & Julie Stonestreet, England
  • “Your home is beautiful and thank you for allowing us to enjoy it. Good luck on your new venture.” ~ Charlie & Molly Kundinger, USA
  • “Our first night in NZ. We received more than we expected, thanks to Di & Ray.” ~ Tomas & Eva Unfors, Sweden
  • “After such a wonderful three days here with perfect hospitality that really made our stay, we have only one suggestion to improve it—MORE TIME!” ~ Warren & Jacq, Christchurch
  • “A special piece of paradise. Ray and Di treated us with attention to detail and thoughtfulness abounding. Chelsea House has given us special memories—beautiful breakfasts, sunshine, fantastic hospitality.” ~ Rizbie & Razeena, Auckland
  • “Exceptional accommodation in every sense—the design, the furniture, the garden, the plethora of little touches. A place to feed the soul and revive the weary. Try it for yourself!” ~ Ayesha, Melbourne
  • “Wonderful hosts, very comfortable bed, delicious food, enjoyed our stay very much.” ~ Lyn and John Caspers, Australia
  • “Thank you so much for a wonderful stay in your lovely home. And thanks again for your warm & generous hospitality. We appreciate your kindness.” ~ Elaine and Michael Jung, Canada
  • “Beautiful two nights & days, such nice hosts and a home away from home. Thanks a lot.” ~ Ulnke Steil & Sabine Gabus, Germany
  • “A lovely stay. We felt like we are among friends. Thanks for the golfing tips from Ray.” ~ PK and Joanna Lee, Canada
  • “Thank you very much. We have enjoyed our time and thanks for assistance in planning our trip.” ~ Anne and Ross Landsberg, Australia
  • “Staying at Chelsea House is like being back home.” ~ B & J McGeachy, Ontario, Canada
  • “We had a very very nice time in this lovely B&B.” ~ Annemiele & Leoni, Netherlands
  • “Thank you so much for everything. Great hospitality! Lovely accommodation...January 2014” ~ Katie & Daniel, Germany
  • “We had a wonderful time, Ray and Di were so helpful and we have made some new friends. Thank you so much for everything. December 2014” ~ Sue & Simon, Somerset, UK
  • “Great B&B lovely and relaxed...January 2015” ~ Kev & Brenda, Queensland, Australia
  • “Perfect stay to start our trip. So friendly and informative. Thank you!....January 2015” ~ Shannon & Alyse, California, USA
  • “Thank you Di & Ray for your generous Hospitality and to share your beautiful home with us. January 2016” ~ Sue & Greg, Australia
  • “We had the best 3 days here! Di & Ray are perfect hosts. Thank you for your kind hospitality....January 2016” ~ Darren & Nicole, Australia
  • “Thank you for your wonderful Hospitality. It's been wonderful chatting with you both. Loved our stay....January 2016” ~ Mark & Daria, USA
  • ““Hospitality was outstanding and owners very knowledgeable. Breakfast was excellent. Bed very comfortable. House beautiful and very well maintained. We loved our stay here - extended it by a day as Whangerei was much more interesting than we expected. The advice our hosts gave us on eating and tourinng was "spot on"” February 2016” ~ Elizabeth, Canada