We were privileged to be the first guests to stay at Ranginui Homestay. It was absolutely fabulous and our whole experience was just perfect!
Yvonne & Colin, Wellington
Wow! An amazing time at Ranginui Retreat. Beautiful setting, amazing food, gracious hosts. Absolutely loved our stay and we will be back.
Jane & Murray, Wellington
Stunning retreat with gracious hosts. Susie's culinary skills are masterclass. This will be a location we will never forget. Already booked our next time & bringing our friends with us to share the experience.
Craig & Michelle, North Canterbury
Surpassed our expectations!!! Absolutely beautiful retreat in a very special setting. Amazing service, delicious food, incredible attention to detail. So many thoughtful touches, we can't wait to come back!! Thanks for sharing your slice of paradise. Best hosts ever!!
Letitia & Richard, Wellington
From Flox - We had the absolute, most amazing week here. Susie and Rob, you really went the extra mile. Looking forward to coming back and enjoying the surroundings + wonderful company again. From Pierre - .... yes! We were blown away with Susie & Rob's hospitality, a 5-Star experience with great company. See you next time!
Flox & Pierre, Auckland
What an absolutely magical find! Our stay at Ranginui Retreat has been the highlight of our two weeks in NZ. The warm hospitality shown by Rob and Susie has completely exceeded our expectations. They are wonderful company and most generous hosts! As were their two gorgeous dogs - Biskit & Coco. The stay is the complete experience - amazing grounds, gorgeous rooms, comfy beds & the most delicious food. Thank you for everything! We will remember these two days forever
Sharon, Scott & Ara, Newcastle, Australia
What a find! A hidden gem! Thank you Rob & Susie for sharing your piece of paradise & your warm hospitality. Everything was "spot on" - perfect spot for R&R - delicious meal, wonderful hosts. We shall return!!
Karen & Chris, Hamilton
"Exceptional" and beyond all expectations. Thank you both so much for everything
Rachel & Pat, Gisborne
This is an exceptional stay with lovely people. Everything is perfect.
Luc & Patricia, Belgium
"Home away from home". That is the best description of what we have experienced. You really go above and beyond to give us this homely feeling. Your CLO Biskit and CSO Coco definitely contributed to that as well. We will be back!
Michel & Miranda, The Netherlands
Thank you so much for such a blissful weekend. Beautiful food, stunning gardens, and fabulous hosts (especially Chief Security Officer (Coco) and Guest Liaison Officer (Biskit)). We had a lovely time and I will have to start planning a return. Thanks again
Kate & Jon, Wellington
Thank you so much for your amazing hospitality, we were treated like royalty and can not explain how much we appreciate your care and attention. The garden, home, and accommodation are perfection.
Jude & Dave, Upper Hutt
This is a place where time slows down. Utter bliss. We loved it, thank you!
Sallie & Steve, Wellington
Rarely, if ever, have we been so incredibly looked after. Thank you for an absolutely wonderful weekend, where every detail was taken care of, the food was one delicious morsel after another, the dogs were just delightful, and your company was a treat.
Matt & Miriam, Plimmerton
Thank you for a magical weekend. Your care and attention to detail is second to none. We were spoiled in every way possible & loved every minute of our stay. The dogs are wonderful and so well behaved. The wine tasting was such a treat & a fantastic find. Thank you!
Lynne & Paul, Wellington
Thank you for your generous hospitality and delightful conversation. I thoroughly enjoyed your carefully prepared food - from the welcome plum cake to the delicious salmon. Thank you both so very much.
Sandra & Andrew, Auckland
Thank you so much for the most wonderful stay! There is so much to love in every little detail and you can really feel how much you enjoy running Ranginui. Beautiful food, gorgeous gardens, a fantastic winetasting and lots of good chats and conversations! Truly hope we can come back soon
Alexandra & Matt, Wellington
Thank you for sharing your slice of paradise with us. It is truly amazing on all counts. 5 stars is absolutely not enough! You are truly amazing hosts. The whole experience has been delightful and relaxing
Hilly & Ben, Lower Hutt
Thank you for looking after us! We had an amazing time!
Deidre, Paul & Siobhan, Wellington
Thank you for making our stay special and memorable! You have an incredible place and you make it even more fantastic. We will definitely share your info along. Have a Merry Christmas!
Ian & Kelly, Ohope
Dear Rob and Susie, many thanks for making this stay very special. You have an amazing place and we feel welcome from the very first second. Many thanks for your kindness, we really enjoyed our stay!
Bjorn & Tanja, Munich, Germany
Rob & Susie (Biskit & Coco), Thank you so so much for the most wonderful stay. Your gardens are beautiful, your G&T's are perfect. We've both travelled throughout Europe, and this has by far been the most memorable and most caring accommodation we've stayed at. We can't wait to come back and see you again.
Kelsie & Jack, Auckland
Thank you for the most amazing four days. We have had such a magical time. We're going into the New Year relaxed and rejuvenated because of the four of you. Hearts & bellies full!
Tim & Bliss, New Plymouth
Thank you so much for opening your home to us ... this was like staying in a friend's home. You are amazingly generous hosts! We will be back ... as will our friends!
Stephen & Chez, Massachusetts, United States
What an unforgettable experience! From the moment we arrived we felt so welcomed. Honestly, this has been a magical experience of relaxation, stimulating conversation and exceptional service. Everything has been so carefully considered and beautifully presented. Thank you for everything and having us at your beautiful property. We adore our new friends, Coco and Biskit.
Ted & Cilla, Te Awamutu
Absolutely beautiful weekend away. Great place to stay, looking forward to coming back
Jess & Eugene, Masterton
Thank you so much for your exceptional generosity and warmth. It could not have been a more perfect birthday weekend in your slice of paradise.
Alf & Grant, Wellington
What a place to stay! Amazing, beautiful, and perfect in each little detail. Its like staying with friends. Not to forget: Susie is a great cook. Thanks to Rob and Susie for their great hospitality.
Such a fantastic setting with great hosts Rob & Susie. Every detail to high standards including the fabulous meals. And love the friendly four-legged friends, Biskit & Coco
Robert & Deb, Auckland
A total immersion in the lovelies of life - extraordinary cuisine, beautiful people in Susie & Rob, accommodating, flexible, ever so helpful on a gorgeous property shared with us so generously - constant companions Biskit & Coco - we loved every minute and we will be back for more of the same
Corran & Anna, Dunedin
Truly a retreat! And a five-star one to boot! We enjoyed every one of our four days here. Beautiful home, gracious, kind and thoughtful hosts. Susie, you are amazing in all fine and important things - including matters culinary. Rob, you are so good at making us feel right at home! And of course we fell in love with Biskit and Coco!
Patrick & Susan, Toronto, Canada
A lovely experience, comfortable, luxurious accommodation in beautiful gardens surrounded by beautiful countryside. Rob & Susie looked after me very well, felt like royalty. Excellent meals, thank you Susie and great breakfasts. Thank you, till we meet again.
As mentioned by previous guests - truly a wonderful retreat. Stunning gardens, peaceful surroundings, superb attention to guests "wonderful" hosts. Thank you
Jill & Peter, Palmerston North
Thank you so much for such a lovely stay. The food, company and cottage are beautiful. Will absolutely be back
Darryl & Nicole, Upper Hutt
A truly relaxing stay in your beautiful home! Great food, amazing wines and excellent company. The swim in the morning was the perfect start to the day.
Paul & Lucy, Essex, UK
Such a lovely weekend! You are such inspiring hosts. Your home is so beautiful, complimented by the gardens and grounds. Loved all the attention to detail. And the dogs were just the cherry on top. Thank you so much!
Our stay at Ranginui Retreat consistently exceeded our expectations! Rob and Susie are incredible hosts. Their attention to detail, generosity and thoughtfulness combine to make this an outstanding place to stay.
Sue & Paul, Wellington
This is a beautiful home! Rob and Susie are so welcoming and engaging that we didn't really want to leave. We enjoyed our conversations while stargazing by the fire and walking with the dogs in the bush. Thank you for sharing your home with us! (P.S. Special thanks to Biskit and Coco for the cuddles!)
Alex & Aglaya, Amsterdam
Can't fault a thing! Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. Top notch hospitality from Rob & Susie & Biskit & Coco! We especially enjoyed the walk to Bijou Estate, what a lovely local gem.
Paul & Anita, South Wairarapa / London
The most difficult task of the last two days is to find the words best to describe Ranginui Retreat. Perhaps we just use the word: SUPERB!!
Doug & Kara, Wellington
Ranginui was the perfect place to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary! Thank you Rob & Susie, exceptional hosts, for sharing your beautiful home, your company, conversation, delicious food & wine! A perfect weekend!
Chris & Sally, Plimmerton
A very relaxing homestead. Truly amazing hospitality. So, so relaxing. We are leaving very rejuvenated.
Dean & Di, Martinborough
We have loved our stay and do not want to leave, so we will certainly be back ... Thank you for the most beautiful tranquil setting. Your labour of love is a testimony to your vision and whenua. Susie - thank you for the most incredible gastronomic delights. Rob - what a gentleman! You both are a wonderful team.
Clinton & Rachel, Palmerston North
Thank you both for a wonderful stay, very relaxing. We have really enjoyed your company and Susie's beautiful meals. We are already planning our next visit to your beautiful property.
Ian & Sharon, Upper Hutt
Wow! An incredible place to relax & unwind, enjoy fabulous company, stunning food & beautiful surroundings. We loved every minute! Thank you for an amazing experience.
Jayne & Peter, Palmerston North
Absolutely amazing, wonderful hosts, beautiful room and tasty food. Really enjoyed our walks around the gardens. A perfect way to spend our first anniversary
John & Vicki, Levin
Thank you for a wonderful stay. The food was amazing, the cottage was peaceful. Thank you for your hospitality.
Tony & Diane, Auckland
A great romantic weekend to celebrate milestone birthday. Food was great and very tasty. Peaceful surroundings
Debbie & Gary, Carterton
What a gracious and beautiful experience we had with Rob and Susie! We really want to thank you not only for your hospitality but help with giving us ideas on what we should see in New Zealand.
Sandra & Bill, USA
We loved our stay here, Rob & Susie you've been the most fantastic hosts. Everything has been perfect and this is such a nice part of NZ to spend a few days.
Saira & Nick, Wellington
Thank you so much for having us to stay at your beautiful home. You welcomed us with open arms like you had known us for years. We had the most fantastic, relaxing stay, made even more memorable by Coco and Biskit. We hope to come back in the summer and see your gorgeous garden.
Jo & David, Wellington
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, you are both amazing hosts and the retreat is truly beautiful. Thank you for everything and for introducing us to your friends at the wineries! We will definitely recommend you to our friends.
Litsa and Mike, Lower Hutt
What an amazing retreat, beautiful tranquil grounds. The cottage was superb, everything and every whim catered for. Absolutely fabulous hosts, was a real pleasure getting to know Susie & Rob. Until next time .... I will rave about Ranginui to my friends!
Mark & Sha, Hamilton
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. Your hospitality has been a real treat: outstanding cuisine, great coffee, beautiful art, attention to design, and rich conversations. Biskit and Coco were delightful. We leave feeling refreshed and grateful. We are pleased to have journeyed this way.
Edmund & Philippa, Waikane
Ranginui Retreat is easily the most beautiful, tranquil, and luxurious place that we have checked into in a while; a one-of-a-kind boutique experience and like a home away from home. Thank you Susie & Rob for your warmth and hospitality. We are already looking forward to our next stay here
Klara & Adrian, Whangarei
Such a beautiful place to "unwind, rest & rejuvenate." Thank you Rob & Susie for looking after us so well. Your amazing cooking (cooked rhubarb was definitely top of the list), enjoyable conversations, beautiful home with such tasteful decor, & incredible gardens - have made our stay so memorable. And now we want a dog just like Biskit!
Scott & Kathy, Auckland
Extremely peaceful, relaxing time - thoroughly enjoyed with great hosts Rob & Susie. Dining experience to remember, great company, including Biskit! & Coco. Thank you both for going the extra mile - everything was perfect.
Denise & Ken, Upper Hutt
Thank you for an unforgettable stay your lovely home and garden. We really appreciate your wonderful hospitality and being part of your family Christmas dinner. Wonderful!
Ilse & Steen, Denmark
Everything about our stay and everybody who cared for us, including the estate's security and chief of operations was exquisite, including the late night tart! We will be back again.
Jenn & Ben, Palmerston North
A fantastic start to the New Year. We loved everything about our stay @Ranginui. Just the right level of sophistication and service!
John & Fiona, Wellington
Such a great place to stay and such fabulous hosts. Here for a quiet 50th birthday celebration. You made it feel like staying at a family friends place. Fantastic food, tunes, conversation and setting. Will rave and recommend to our family and friends. Thanks so much.
Mat & Kerry, Kapiti
What a great experience for rest & relaxation! Food, accommodation and general vibe was all amazing, but the icing on the was Rob, Susie, Coco & Biskit - feel like family and friends already!
Jules & Esteban, Kapiti
Shame I couldn't steal "Biskit", my new friend. Gorgeous property, wonderful food and hosts. Thanks you for making my trip "heaven" xx
Stunning property, amazing food and incredible hosts. The cottage was beautiful. Thanks for a lovely relaxing weekend xx
Mike & Tracey, Pukerua Bay