"Beautiful setting, close to town, hosts were super lovely. Delicious breakfast and coffees. We will absolutely come back."

Amber - NZ, January 2021 (


"Wonderful place to stay. Private guest lounge with comforting warm fireplace which was ideal in winter. The room was private and comfortable. Sandy and Peter were great hosts who made us feel very welcome. We'll have to go back again and stay a bit longer."

Kerry Kay - October 2020 (Google Review)

Perfect place for a relaxing treat

"Warm, comfortable and very nicely appointed with great attention to detail. Sandy and Peter are superb hosts and we had an extremely enjoyable stay with them."

Andrew - NZ, October 2020 (

Best B and B .. just go!

"Just the most amazing B and B. The hosts are everything. they make you feel like family and nothing is too much effort, it’s a haven for recharging. The view is amazing. It’s close to all the main amenities. Dinner at the Talisman was a highlight. The breakfast was stunning. Everything you could need is provided. We stayed 2 nights and wish it was longer. We are working a plan to return as soon as possible."

 Bridget - NZ, September 2020 (

Welcoming, clean and knowledgeable

"Fantastic hosts! Very welcoming and thoughtful. Took our dietary requirements in stride and had plenty of local knowledge. Probably the best place we have stayed in New Zealand by a mile."

Thomas - NZ, July 2020 (

Come to Kaimai Country Lodge

"This establishment is a joy stay in, Sandy and Peter are the perfect hosts and the accommodation is delightful. Im sure it has a wonderful view but we were there in the pouring rain however that did not detract from the ambience of the place. Sandy presents her food in the style any top restaurant would envy. they have all the amenities and information any discerning traveller would require.and easily the best B & B we have stayed in for a long while. Could not recommend a stay here any higher, its perfect."

1811027Scott - NZ, June 2020 (TripAdvisor)

Relaxing break

"We felt very welcome, and were able to relax in comfort at this lovely location. Great views from the light and spacious room. Private deck. Comfortable large bed. Nice shower and bathroom. A drying rack so we could hang our clothes after getting drenched in the rain! Attention to detail, and lovely unexpected touches that made us feel extra special. Hosts were friendly, but also respectful of our privacy."

Helen - NZ, June 2020 (

Amazing place with incredible people

"Everything was really perfect, the localisation of the house, the people, the breakfast.
Everything was perfect ! I highly recommend to stay there."

Anouk - Mexico, March 2020 (

The best!

"This is a superb B&B, easily the best that we encountered on our 3 week trip round North Island. Peter and Sandy are exceptional hosts, making us feel very welcome, and providing accommodation of the highest quality. Our room was beautifully furnished, and immaculately clean, with our own patio, and great views out to the coast. Breakfast included fresh fruit, full cooked breakfast, croissants, and pastries. Highly recommended, we would definitely come back!"

Edward J - UK, February 2020 (TripAdvisor)

Beautiful spot

"Beautiful spot.. nice clean modern place with amazing hosts!"

Nigel - NZ, February 2020 (

Sublimely perfect retreat for us

"We loved every moment at the lodge. It was a perfect hill top position with views to the east towards Mt Maunganui and Matakana Island. Consumate hosts Peter and Sandy Sherif were the best we have ever experienced. So helpful and obliging for all of our needs."

Owen - NZ, February 2020 (

Sandy & Peter made this feel like a home, away from home x

"Everything exceed my expectations. The food was amazing. The breakfast was phenomenal and the service was one of a kind!"

Viena - NZ, January 2020 (

Picturesque, relaxing, comfortable B and B with lovely hosts

"Set in the country amongst avocado farms, Kaimai country lodge is in an extremely quiet and picturesque location. The view from the rooms and the common area were spectacular and the house felt incredibly quiet with a very peaceful and relaxing vibe.

The rooms were beautifully fit out with a very comfortable bed and lovely furniture. Extremely clean and Sandy had thought of everything (very soft robes in the cupboard, torches in bedside tables, special makeup washer etc). The rooms were large in size and the fresh lilies from the garden were a lovely touch.

Tea and coffee making facilities outside the room and access to a large lounge room and balcony provided for all guests.

Unfortunately our stay was quite brief as we had to leave early the next morning, Sandy and Peter were very accommodating of this, offering us breakfast early and kindly helping with our travel plans for the day. Breakfast was delicious with several courses, including a choice of a hot cooked breakfast. Sandy even packed us some muffins for our day which was very appreciated! Peter and Sandy were fantastic hosts and we had a wonderful stay. Highly recommend this beautiful accommodation!"

Tessa - Australia, January 2020 (

We truly enjoyed our stay there.

"The hosts are really lovely and friendly. Everything is well cared for, the room is clean and nicely decorated. You feel directly at home and super comfortable. There were fresh flowers and fruits on the table, the bed was nicely made and you can see that they put a lot of effort into everything.

The view from the deck is incredible! We did not want to leave! You can sit outside and relax!

The breakfast was freshly made and totally delicious. There were croissants and fresh fruits, a choice of freshly made eggs or an avocado toast.

We definitely recommend staying there and will come back, if we are in the area again!"

A_usa - Germany, January 2020 (


"Wonderful place, excellent views and great hosts! So welcoming to us despite us turning up very late in the evening. Breakfast was delicious... Would recommend to all. If we come back to NZ we will definitely book here again."

Lucy Elkins, January 2020 (Google Review)


"Our stay at the Kaimai Lodge was absolutely amazing! Sandy and Peter are super friendly, lovely and caring hosts. Their house is beautiful, the view stunning and the room was spacious, clean and lovely decorated with fresh flowers and fruit. The breakfast was delicious and freshly made.
We totally recommend a stay there!"

Anna-Katharina Holtkamp, January 2020 (Google Review)


"Sandy and Peter were such lovely hosts!

Although the house is very nice, very neat and clean, the room is very comfortable and the terrace a lovely place to sit and relax, the Kaimai Country Lodge is a beautiful experience mostly thanks or because of Sandy and Peter.

Breakfast is mouthwatering, enjoying the view of the Bay of Plenty under the sun.

Thank you to both of you for those delicious moments of life."

WTraveller9 - Jakarta, Indonesia, January 2020 (TripAdvisor)

History and Views

"This hilltop luxury lodge hideaway is close to historic Katikati and short drive to Mount Maunganui/Tauranga. Our great hosts, luxurious accommodation, tasty breakfasts and beautiful views of the coastline are highly recommended. There are many interesting places to visit in the area including Katikati and Waihi Beach."

JohnScutt - Sydney, Australia, January 2020 (TripAdvisor)

5/5 Excellent.

"Setting is quite splendid, impeccable view over Tauranga Bay and Mt Maunganui, and everything spotless. Huge bedroom and bed, plus a private sitting room and two dining spaces - one outside overlooking the immense vista of Tauranga Bay to the east, and the other indoors with a lovely fern and white hydrangea to complement the view. Wow. Sandy is a splendid hostess and her attention to detail is immense. And her breakfasts are fresh and almost to die for. Peter is her amiable other half, who keeps the garden immaculate."

Verified traveller - UK, December 2019 (

Wonderful Experience!

"...A lovely place where the owners have taken great care in the detail of the overall presentation. Yet it is not fussy. Sandy and Peter are great hosts and you just naturally relax into the beautiful surroundings. Breakfast was excellent! Our only regret is that we were only doing a one night stop over. This was a highlight and we wish we could have extended our time here."

Rodger C, November 2019 (Trip Advisor)

Highly recommended want to return.

"Met with such delightful enthusiasm, an unexpected cream tea, flowers and fruit in the room, bath salts mmmm, log fire to relax in front of at the end of the evening.... Particularly appreciated the lighting for reading (having had to go without few days in previous dark hotel!) fab breakfast and best lemon curd since my Gran passed away. Lovely owners, lovely home, lovely spot, stunning views...."

Petula - NZ, October 2019 (

I don't usually worry about reviews but our experience at Kaimai Country Lodge was exceptional.

"Magic location.
Breakfast to order perfect.
Hosts are the best, could not do enough to make our stay one out of the box."

Richard - NZ, October 2019 (

Sandy and Peter were great!

"The place is amazing if not a little windy occasionally but the property is brand new with fantastic views and a good location for access to Waihi beach, Tauranga and the mount! It looks great the bed was incredibly comfortable and we were warmly welcomed when we arrived! Breakfast was INCREDIBLE and filled us up for the day!!

Nothing was to much effort and they are incredible hosts! Will 100% go again! Recommend this to anyone looking for a quiet break away with warm and friendly owners rooms were great very very clean and tidy some of the best I’ve ever seen!!"

Lucy - UK, October 2019 (

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