“Kathy and her group stayed at our holiday house for four nights. She was easy to communicate with and left the house immaculate. Would definitely recommend Kathy and would have her back again anytime.”
“Lovely comfortable home. Loved the view of the mountains and the sea. Loved the spa. Great people to deal with. Thank-you Kathy.”
“Thank you Kathy for your very prompt communication and for leaving your beautiful house so clean and ready for us. We were very comfortable and enjoyed the hot tub as well. The 40 minute walk over the hill into Kaikoura township is fun to do as is the Kaikoura peninsula which loops back into the hill walk as well. We very much enjoyed the outstanding degustation meal at the Old Kaikoura Winery and would recommend that all do this. It is one of the best we have ever had. Thank you Kathy and family for making this exchange so effortless and enjoyable. ”
“We had a wonderful relaxed holiday at Kathy's home. The house was warm clean and comfortable. We really enjoyed the spa on cold nights. The house is close to some spectacular walking tracks on and around the peninsula. Local cafes and restaurants made us fell welcome, I guess the fact that they were trying to recover from the lock down due to corona virus had something to do with it! We enjoyed some great meals especially the fish.”
“We had just the most wonderful stay in Kaikoura courtesy of Kathy and Locky. This was a stay which we had planned in 2016 only to be prevented from doing so by the earthquake so it was very special to get to Kaikoura 3 years later. The house is wonderful, incredibly comfortable, a great kitchen and the most stunning view. Kaikoura is a lovely little town and while the marine reserve (whale watching and seals etc) is a big attraction there is so much to do in the area. Thanks once again to Kathy and Locky.”
“We had a fantastic weekend at Kathy´s house. The property was exactly as described, very roomy and comfortable, and extremely well-equipped with everything you could possibly need. Kathy´s communication and hospitality were outstanding. We got a mix of everything with the weather when we were there, so enjoyed relaxing on the deck on a sunny afternoon while also appreciating the spacious and cosy living area (and selection of board games) when the rain trapped us inside. The sea and mountain view from the living room is lovely. We took a whale watching flight with Air Kaikoura while we were there which we highly recommend. The views you get of the whole area are spectacular, you avoid getting motion sick on the boat, and the team at Air Kaikoura were great. They went over and above to make sure we saw a whale. Also highly recommend the great walk around the peninsula from South Bay. ”
“Fantastic trip, beautiful house was even better than the pictures. Communication was easy and Kaikoura is a very special place to visit. Wish we had spent more time there. Thanks for a wonderful experience. We went on a whale watching trip and saw three whales!, unforgettable. ”
“We had a great time in Kathy's bach in Kaikoira. The home was very comfortable and very well appointed and we hope we will be able to return there for another long relaxing weekend. When we were there the weather was very kind and we split our time between exploring the local walks and chilling out in the bach, catching up on reading. Everything was as described on the website, there was plenty of information to help us find our way around and Kathy made sure that we had everything we needed. Thanks for a really nice, relaxing long weekend ”
“Kathy's place was fantastic . We loved her house. The attention to detail is like a 5 star hotel.She was very good at communication and very generous . Her vegetable garden was so lovely .Her kitchen is every cooks dream. Thank you Kathy for everything. We hope to return your hospitality sometime soon.”
“We had a fantastic time at Kathy's beautiful house and wish we could have stayed longer! The house was sparkling clean, the veggies from the garden were delicious, views were stunning, great location and Kathy was so easy to communicate with. Whilst we were there we did a boat trip - Kaikoura Marine Tours - it is the only one you can do with under 3yos and it was fab...lots of seals and dolphins, the boat also leaves from a 5 minute walk away from the house. Thanks Kathy. ”
“Just loved staying at Kathy's house, the property is beautiful, comfortable, everything you need is provided and the views are stunning. Staying in Kaikoura was wonderful we had a day out to see whales, another day swimming with dolphins - which was fantastic! We walked and walked for hours - such a beautiful place, spent hours one day surrounded by fur seals - just incredible. The whole experience was magical and communicating with Kathy was easy and pleasurable. Don't miss staying in Kaikoura with all it has to offer and we'd highly recommend this lovely house. Thanks for everything Kathy. ”
“Kathy's house is very comfortable and nice. It is very spacious, well equipped, extremely clean. The views out to the sea, with the mountains in the background, are so nice. The house is well positioned to walk to the beach and walk around the peninsula, where there were too many seals to count! We were very happy to have been given the opportunity to stay at Kathy's, and we thank Kathy and family for a great stay.”
“A beautiful home, exactly as the host describes, in a wonderful Location. We had a great stay, thank you ”
“What a stunning property! We had the pleasure of staying at kathy's place for 1 week. A lovely holiday home with all the mod cons. Stunning views and sunsets over south bay most days. Kaikora is a beautiful place with amazing walks, wildlife, and fresh seafood. Most of our time consisted of watching the local wildlife- whales, dolphins, seals, mollymawks etc... A day fishing was very fruitful!! Also fresh strawberries, apples and zucchini on hand from a well maintained garden. Great place, hope to visit kaikora again in the future!”
“We had a fantastic stay in Kathy's beautiful home. The photos look great but its even better in the flesh. She has a wonderful veggie garden, the location is fantastic right on a beautiful peninsular walk around Kaikoura. We thought Kaikoura would be a short stop - we just regret that we didn't have longer. It's not just the marine wild-life that makes Kaikoura - it's an amazing location to explore. Kathy was a wonderful host - extremely communicative without being intrusive at all. Couldn't recommend higher. Thanks Kathy!”
“We have just finalised a lovely week at Kathy & Lochy's house in Kaikoura. It was a very comfortable & relaxing home. We enjoyed the wonderful Sunsets setting over the Bay with the slightly magical look to the Mountains in the background. Very much enjoyed the Forest & Coastal Walks. Seafood abounds in this lovely Bay. The Pier Hotel has great food and exceptional service, views aren't too shabby either! Thanks guys, look forward to seeing you next month. Vicki & Kim”
“Thank you Kathy for wonderful stay at your beautiful home in Kaikoura, we had a truly wonderful time going for swims and visiting the area, we even got to see the whales we have left with lots of wonderful memories. Regards Karen”
“We spent five days in Kathy's house and found it exceptionally clean, comfortable and stylishly decorated, with beautiful water and sunset views and even a vegetable patch to supplement our dinners. Kaikoura is a magical spot with many possibilities for wildlife viewing and one of the most stunning scenic walks we've done. Thank you Kathy for a truly memorable stay. ”
“We have just spent the most amazing week at Kathy and Lockys house in Kaikoura. Kathy was brilliant when arranging the stay. Always responded to emails quickly and was so helpful with everything. The house us beautiful. Very modern, sparkly clean and has everything you could possibly need for a very comfortable stay. The views of the sea and mountains were incredible and right next to the house was one of the main walking tracks for the area. Kaikoura is such a special place we completely fell in love with the area. Thankyou Kathy and Locky for sharing your home with us. ”
“Kaikoura is a town we have just bypassed before, so, it was great to have the opportunity to have some time here and explore. And, what a fantastic little spot. The house is 5mins drive from the town centre in a separate suburb which was great, whether you're into fishing or not. Tracks have been put in giving you lots of walking opportunities along the coastline to do your nature spotting and link up with the town. The house itself was larger than we expected, very roomy. Very well presented and clean. It is in a quiet street which made it the most relaxing/restful part of our trip. Highly recommend. Thanks Kathy for the swap.”
“Kathy's home in Kaikoura was a beautiful, comfortable place for us to have a break. Especially nice was the deck to sit out and have breakfast, surrounded by the unbeatable view of the sea and snow-topped mountains. A gorgeous walk through forest and reserve to the town centre makes for a lovely day out! ”
“Kathy and family looked after our house like it was their own”
“Thanks for looking after our house Kathy”
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