My home is close to Rotorua, lakes and thermal sites such as Tikitere. There are 2 nice cafes within a 5min drive. There are extensive gardens to relax in, a stream to sit beside and a hostess who is also an artist and a musician. My place is good for couples and solo adventurers.
Address: 206, Hwy 30 ( to Whakatane) , Rotorua.
Drive 2.06Km along the highway.....look for 206 on the right. Look for sweeping metal driveway leading to bridge. Look for sign Ohuanui Full Moon.
The bedroom and bathroom are for the exclusive use of my guests while they are here. The kitchen/ dining area and any of the outdoor spaces are available. The upstairs area is private.
Interaction with guests
I am usually around working on the property or in the Studio. I am very happy to help and engage with my guests but also understand the need for privacy as I require it myself.
- You will need your own transport. I will provide a basic breakfast, tea/ coffee.
Previously a teacher of visual art, these days I practise more than I preach. Currently enthusiastic about ceramics, I have hosted several pit fires for the local Potters group here at home.
If you come to stay with me, you will see that I am a keen gardener. My property is set in farmland that has been in my family for many years.
I read a lot, both fiction and fact especially if the subject is history. I enjoy taking guided tours at Rotorua's Museum of Art and History and have good local knowledge. I have just begun learning te reo ( Maori language).
Always a singer ( and now ukulele player too!) I really enjoy a glass of wine and jamming with friends.
Reasonably well travelled, I am planning a trip to New York, Canada and Japan for next year.
Although the following are both cliches they more or less capture my approach to life... "seize the day and stop to smell the roses".