Some comments from our visitors

... the immaculate grounds, stunning views and breathtaking views will be a fond fixture in our memories. Waking to the colours of sunrise every morning, watching tuis bathe in the birdbath, listening to birdsong, inhaling the sweet scent of your gardens - truly a paradise we feel privileged to have experienced.

TS and Janice - Gastonia  NC

Oh dear, we have a large complaint! We did not book enough days here! So much to see and do and not enough time to do it all in. The house, cottage and gardens are brilliant not to mention your graciousness and generosity as hosts. If only we could have stayed longer - hopefully we will return.

Bill & Carol - St Michaels, USA

Thank you for hosting us warmly! We had an absolutely wonderful time here and the views are superb - be it day or night. Everything was so clean it really felt like home! Bathing was such a please as the watergush was strong! All in all great hospitality and everything was beyond expectations. Would love to come back again!

Mark, Jaddine & Huiting- Singapore

We had such a lovely time here in Ruby Bay Cottage - thank you for all the welcoming touches... we have been really spoilt. Everything about the cottage says 'quality'... We really appreciated these few days of luxury.

Michelle & Frank - West Coast & Christchurch NZ

The first moment we arrived here we felt welcome and so comfortable - wonderful and clean cottage, amazing gardens, astonishing view - daily delicous treats... It's hard to leave this wonderful place! Hope to see you in Switzerland or again in NZ!

Juliette & Matthias - Switzerland

...We knew that we were about to experience the treat of a lifetime. The exquisite gardens, breathtaking views of Ruby bay, the darling cottage with such attention to details for the ultimate pamper, we will carry this spot with us in our hearts forever.

Chris & Carlton - Chico, California USA

The highlight of the trip so far. The cottage was lovely, thank you for the top notch accommodation.

Greg & Lucy - San Francisco, USA

Lorraine & Rob - your home & gardens are magnificent. Cottage lovely - your hospitality warm & genuine. Thank you!

Maura & Ron - USA

Amazing, relaxing, fantastic food, views, amazing couple. Thanks Lorraine & Rob.

Hillary & Bill - Makawao, NZ

Delightful cottage on a superb property with its wonderful gardens and incredible views. Thank you, Lorraine & Rob, for your wonderful hospitality.

Judy & Michael - NSW, Australia

What a delightful stay! From the warm greeting to the bountiful gardens and beautiful views to the delightful comforts and enjoyable chats. Loved it! Thanks so much!

Mike & Robin - Pennsylvania, USA

We had a wonderful time staying in your beautiful cottage! It was a real highlight of our trip. It was lovely to meet you both, thank you so much for your hospitality.

Julia & Ryan - Philadelphia, USA

Many, many thanks Lorraine & Rob, we had a wonderful stay. We enjoyed your cottage, company and the care, attention and treats that you gave us. A special part of NZ, hopefully we will return.

Jane & Colin - Wellington, NZ

Ruby Bay Sea View Cottage


Lorraine and Rob Smith

40 Aporo Rd
Ruby Bay

New Zealand



Postal address

40 Aporo Rd
RD1, Upper Moutere




Call +64 (0)3 540 3820