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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wayby was just what we were looking for after a day on our motorbikes. Deb was very accomodating even when we booked late in the evening. We stayed in the Barn and had a lovely breakfast in the main house. When I left an item behind, Deb went above and beyond to forward it to a destination further along on...

Thank Leigh M
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We loved staying with Johan and Debra. The barn we slept in was just great and the views were spectacular. Also loved the fact that they have some many cool animals (the pig was the best). The place was very clean and everything was well taken care of. Go there!

2Thank Gerben T
WaybyCountryRetreat, Owner at Wayby Country Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We enjoyed having you here. We try to accommodate our guests as best as possible and cleanliness is very important to us.

Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 May 2016

We enjoyed our stay at Wayby Country Retreat. We received a warm welcome and we took up the suggestion to stay in the cottage rather than the barn as booked. The cottage was really spacious with good facilities and nothing was too much trouble for Debra our hostess. The only thing which could have made this an excellent facility was...

1Thank Lenore H
WaybyCountryRetreat, Owner at Wayby Country Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We try to accommodate our guests so they have a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Reviewed 22 December 2013

I dont even know where to start... we are family with a baby. this place hardly can be called a retreat... it was full of unpleasant surprises, when we approached the farm my intuition told me not to go in, but to try and find another place. But it was a Xmas weekend and all other places around were booked....

1Thank IrinkaAlexandra
WaybyCountryRetreat, Owner at Wayby Country Retreat, responded to this review

The couple had booked into Bennys Barn for $120 per night (for up to 2 people) which had a mezzanine floor with a double mattress upstairs and 2 bunk beds downstairs. I had emailed the husband who had made the booking as to what time they would arrive. He emailed late afternoon and they did not show up till the...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 February 2013

We really enjoyed our stay in the Wayby Cottage last night. Everything was there, could hardly ask for anything more. The late checkout was a bonus! All in all a lovely stay in the country with friendly hosts.

1Thank Dutchie50
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 February 2013

Lovely little cottage, just a hop, skip and a jump off SH1 - really easy to find. Relaxing environment, clean and comfortable, friendly hosts - everything you need. A real home away from home, can't recommend enough! :)

Thank Julia W
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 December 2012

Sweet little country retreat 1hr from Auckland nestled in the hills near Welsford. Very accommodating owner who made us very welcome. Your surrounded by lovely scenery in a very peaceful environment, the whole thing was very relaxing. And the dogs were wonderfull thank you for a lovely stay.

Thank asl12

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Relax and enjoy peaceful rural views. Two separate cottages - Wayby Cottage sleeps up to 4 people, queen bed and double sofa bed. Bennys Barn sleeps up to 4 people, 2 bunk beds. Great family unit. Enjoy views and watch farm animals walk by from the full length window. Bathroom is in a separate building next door. Collect free range eggs, organic fruit and feed the friendly farm animals. Book horse riding in advance at an extra cost. Close to beaches, shops, restaurants, home-made ice cream and chocolate stores, markets, vineyards and golf course. Enjoy outdoor activities: scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking.Hosts speak English, Dutch, German and Cantonese. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wayby Country Retreat

Address: 16 Cox Road | Wellsford, Wayby 0972, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Wayby
Price Range: €78 - €97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Wayby Country Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 2
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“1- DO NOT VISIT WITH KIDS! 2 - do not pay more then $60 if you are ok with above description; 3- if you have booked it but changed your mind - find yourself another place , since they can not charge you for "no-show" anyway.”
IrinkaAlexandra, 22 Dec 2013 | Read review
“We definitely prefer the Wayby Cottage over the other”
Dutchie50, 9 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Less agile guests would prefer wayby cottage over benny's barn”
asl12, 22 Dec 2012 | Read review
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