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  • We (two couples) stayed at the Allure Lodge Cottage for eight nights. The cottages bath and kitchen equipment is up to date, especially the shower with its almost endless supply of hot water is very nice! 🙂 The beds are very comfortable, the hosts friendly and extremely helpful with everything from doing laundry to a quick replacement of an empty gas bottle. Also, the deck is simply wonderful and we used the barbecue there twice during our stay.


    We-two middle-aged couples- stayed here for 4 nights over New Year. The advantages- lots of room, close to town and yet out of the busyness, friendly hosts,well-appointed for self-catering. Lovely views over the garden and across the water.The disadvantages- none, really!


  • This is a great place to stay. It has excellent views over the township and is in easy walking distance to the centre of Paihia. The facilities are more than adequate but what made it special for us was the outstanding, but non invasive, hospitality of the hosts. Highly recommended!

    Phil Devonport -

    Thank you Ruth and John for a wonderful stay at Bay of Islands. You were most helpful and gave us our own space. We stayed in the apartment with two young children and my parents and there was enough room for us all.

    DS Gillie -

  • What a fantastic introduction to New Zealand. Allure Lodge was amazing, a lovely, clean lodge with ample space. A huge bed, large bathroom and plenty of room for our 1 year old to run around in.

    Sally B -

    Thanks Ruth and John for a great stay. My girlfriends and I enjoyed great amenities of the cottage (the shower was fantastic!), the views were spectacular and we really enjoyed the wine tasting around Kerikeri.

    Leigh N -