Reviews Peaceful & Quiet Witherlea Homestay

based on 9 reviews
Krystyna Reid

Thoroughly enjoyed the home away from home that Virginia and Steve provided. It was clean, comfortable and nothing was too much bother. Would recommend this home stay to our friends.

Thank you Krystyna for your lovely review, it was our pleasure to host you. regards Virginia and Steve

replied by the owner (5/3/2019 10:32:32 AM)

Mature couple  |  stayed in 4/2019

Predrsg (Paraparumu Beach)
retired IT professional

Easy to find even in heavy rain. It was signposted nicely and I enjoyed warm welcome by my hosts Virhinia and Steve in nice, clean and quiet place. I was well looked after, being able to rest for a night before continuing my long trip down south. I am sure I will be back, next time with my friend and able to enjoy pleasent walks in Blenheim and to visit aircraft museum and other local attractions. Predrag

Thank you Predrsg for your lovely review. regards Virginia and Steve

replied by the owner (5/3/2019 10:31:53 AM)

Single traveller  |  stayed in 4/2019

Zoe (Raetihi)

Our home away from home!!! Steve and Virginia are super friendly and helpful. They were so good to our 4 year old, Jack, playing with him and chatting away to him as if he was no bother. The rooms are clean and comfortable. It's only a few minutes from town centre and it's QUIET! We'd not hesitate to stay there again! Thanks again guys x

Thanks for a lovely review.Look forward to you all staying again in the future.Virginia

replied by the owner (3/20/2018 8:28:45 PM)

Family with young children  |  stayed in 3/2018

5 stars!

We stayed here for 3 days and 2 nights and can highly recommend this lovely place. The room was large and clean, the bed was comfortable, plenty of space for storage in the bedroom, clean and spacious throughout the house, meals were on point every single time, very quiet neighbourhood with immensely friendly neighbours, fluffy and cute cats with adorable personalities, hosts were extremely generous with extensive knowledge of local outdoor and indoor activities, delicious eatieries, and gorgeous vineyards. You will wake up feeling refreshed and ready to explore the beautiful region. Will definitely stay here again!

Thanks for staying at our place and your lovely reiview.It was our pleasure to host you and we look forward to your next visit to Blenheim and our Homestay.Regards Virginia and Steve

replied by the owner (10/23/2017 6:28:29 AM)

Not specified  |  stayed in 10/2017

Jo (age 12)
Great place to stay for children

I really enjoyed my stay at Steve and Virginia's. I stayed in the single bedroom and it was very clean and quiet. They had a lot of board games for me to play with by myself or with my mom in the lounge. They also had a big TV with kids channels so I could watch my favourite cartoons. A big playground is just around the corner from their house. Virginia makes delicious dinner and Steve always makes sure that I have plenty to eat for breakfast. They also recommended us to lots of delicious pie places - yum! I love their cats - Smokey and Lucky. Smokey likes playing chase and having treats. I miss all of them and will definitely stay at their place again when I go to Blenheim. It's a really great place for children :)

Thanks so much for your lovely review Jo, we enjoyed hosting you and your Mum, and thanks for staying at our Homestay.We look forward to your next visit to our Homestay and Blenheim.Regards Virginia and Steve

replied by the owner (10/23/2017 6:27:20 AM)

Family with older children  |  stayed in 10/2017

The lost runner
Beautiful Blenheim homestay

It's easy to get lost amongst Blenheim's rolling hills, vineyards, and small town vibe. But make sure you know your way back to Steve and Virginia's, because there's a warm Kiwi welcome waiting there. The homestay is spacious and very clean, and Steve and Virginia are consummate hosts. They offer a relaxed and friendly stay and are knowledgeable about the local area - offering advice on vineyards, breweries, and pie shops. Cats (Smokey and Lucky) provide ample entertainment and give a "home away from home" feeling. Add to this, good food and conversation on the sunny deck and you might not want to leave.

Thanks so much for your lovely review, we enjoyed hosting you and look forward to your next visit to Blenheim.regards Virginia and Steve

replied by the owner (10/23/2017 6:24:14 AM)

Not specified  |  stayed in 10/2017

Alison (Feilding New Zealand)
Lovely place to stay in the Upper South Island

What a fabulous place to stay, wonderful hosts, amazing breakfast, extremely comfortable bed, well appointed bathroom and a truly peaceful lovely home. We will be back. Thank you so much for making our weekend in Blenheim so enjoyable and for all the ideas on places to visit and things to see.

Mature couple  |  stayed in 9/2017

Viv (Taranaki)

A fabulous property and absolutely everything provided. Enjoyed the company of the cats and all the attractions in Blenheim - especially Giesen Winery. Thank you so much.

Single traveller  |  stayed in 8/2017


We had an amazing stay at virginias and stevens home in blenheim. Lovely couple (i call them my nz-stepparents)with cute cats. They took us to the marketplace, did some barbecue and gave us a rich breakfast. we had great evenings with long conversations .. I would go back again and again .. See you soon. They are amazing!

Young couple  |  stayed in 4/2016

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