Guest Book


“Great things about staying at Waipiata (in no particular order!)

  • Ross and Natalie (#1!!)
  • Zorro (what a good and beautiful dog)
  • The stunning architecture
  • Super cosy bed
  • Natalie’s lemon relish
  • Gorgeous views
  • Smooth as silk rainwater swimming pool
  • Natalie’s yummy sweet things
  • Lovely grounds and art
  • Fresh fruit for the trees on the property
  • Welcoming atmosphere
  • Heated towels
  • Natalie’s jellies, croissants, gourmet food, and, well, anything made by Natalie!
  • Ransom Winery – wonderful lunch platter and wines
  • Views of the oyster beds at low tide
  • Birds singing
  • Fresh air and sunshine


This list could be a lot longer!

Thank you Ross and Natalie for sharing your wonderful home and hospitality.  We have had a wonderful, relaxing time here.
Best regards”

Lisa and Harry
Okanagan Country

“Coming back was a very good idea and I am sure if we come to NZ again, we come back to this beautiful place”
Sybille & Jurgen, Germany

“The hospitality was unmatched anywhere else we have travelled. The property was unmatched anywhere else we have travelled. The food was amazing.”
Michael & Tania, Australia

“We had such a lovely time and our stay was everything we hoped for: no stress, traffic noise or distraction from reading a good book. Thank you.”
Marieke & Andreas, Germany

“Wonderful – absolutely wonderful. Till we see you again.”
Dennis & Linda, Colorado

“Thank you for a peaceful retreat, and a stunning breakfast of amazing flavours, love to stay longer.”
Kim & Adam, New Zealand

“To be here is a privilege, we did not only enjoy it, we loved it.”
Eddie & Marianne, Germany

“Fabulous setting, great food, wonderful hosts. Peaceful, perfect.”
Angela &  John, Australia

“Thank you – a gorgeous, tranquil break from busy lives  – a lovely birthday treat. And what glorious weather.”
Kate & Craig, New Zealand

“Thank you both for a memorable experience.”
Colin & Robyn, Australia

“Superb views, great architecture. Thanks for the wonderful stay.”
Mike & Rachel, Scotland

“Thanks for having us, a lovely tranquil time out.”
Victor & Therese, Australia

“A wonderful experience. Surroundings, architecture amazing; Some beautiful frozen moments. Attention to detail excellent.”
Karen & David, Australia

“A perfect, relaxing, wonderful time in your amazing Waipiata.”
Jules & Rachel, Germany

“Thanks Guys. All “Great”: Company – Food  – Architecture – Everything.”
Gil & Christine, New Zealand

“Waipiata is a piece of heaven. The architecture combined with your attention to every detail is just great. It was a pleasure to spend these days with you.”
Tomas, Switzerland

“Back again, it always feels like home when we stay at Waipiata. True friends and as hosts you are the best at what you do. A bientot.”
Michelle & Jack, Santa Barbara

“Thanks for an amazing stay. Wonderful.”
Holly & Stuart, Canada

“We have fallen in love with Waipiata, it is such a wonderful place. We will definitely be back.”
Sara & Rob, England

“Thank you so much for a beautiful, wonderful, relaxing stay. If you can’t find Zoro, he will probably be with us in Christchurch.”
India, New Zealand

“You live in our dream house  – can we have it back please?”
Phil & Julie, England

“What a blissful oasis you have. Thank you for our best vacation ever.”
Jen & Jerry, Washington, DC

“Wow! Wow! Wow! Thank you both so much.”
Tracey, Australia

“If we come back to NZ we will definitely come here. Wonderful hosts, fantastic location.”
John  & Satori, England

“Arohanui ki a korua. A beautiful experience.”
James, New Zealand

“Wow – so incredibly beautiful. The house is amazing, such a shining example of brilliant architecture set in the most mind blowing location – a pure slice of paradise.”
Sophie & Guelzer, Australia

“Congratulations for your wonderful vision! A stunning experience meeting you both & sharing your home… Thank you.”
Ilario, Australia

“How glorious is the place. Thank you for your hospitality. Looking forward to diving in Goat Island, riding in Pakiri & off to Poor Knights.”
Rachel & Dan, USA & Australia

“Not sure how we got so lucky to find you and your magnificent Waipiata.”
Mary & Bob, Chicago

“Would you need an assistance to look after Zorro and cut the grass, please give us a call! Thank you so much for your warm welcome.”
Sabina & Tamas, Switzerland

“Thank you so much for making the start to our married life an awesome one! We hope to visit again in the future. Thanks for special memories.”
Salome & Greg, Australia

“Hello from sunny but cold Germany. To the day it has been a year since we arrived at Waipiata and we REALLY miss your beautuful place. We hope to be back at one point!”
Jochen, Germany