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"We chose deer cottage for it's charm, comfort, calm and accessible location from Auckland.  A Haven of peace and surprises (to discover) but it was without counting on the welcome and kindness of Angela and Te Kani (of a traditional native), available and wise.  I came to Auckland 40 years ago for my French National Navy Military Service on a "Aviso ev Henry".  I promised myself to come back one day with my wife for the beauty of this country but also for the welcome of the inhabitants".

Serge & Florence, Saintes, France 2019

"Thank you Angela, Kani and your children! for being so lovely, thoughtful & kind.  The beds were so cozy & comfy! And it was so nice the big, green mountains, and the peaceful, quietness. Take care"

Emily, Australia 2019

"What a lovely relaxing time we had, just what was wanted!! Xmas Day, we had a lovely dinner with their family and even had a Santa Claus!! We went to Orewa and the beach which was lovely for my young daughter - the family looked after her very well.  We would love to come again".

Skye, Australia 2019

"Thanks to Ang for my one night stay in their B & B Cottage, such a welcoming, warm place and with the most delightful view.  Lovely comfortable bed and the special treats on bed, and wonderful breakfast selection.

Regards Denise Oyler, Keri Keri 2019

"What an amazing place, thanks so much for having us in your wonderful home, you guys are fantastic.  Will come back one day for sure!"    "Love you Guys!!"

Cheers Kym & Shannon (from Australia) xxxx 2020

"The most amazing place, loved every minute of it.  Highly recommended xxxx"

Kym Dyball - Australia 2020

"What a stunning and beautiful place with the most lovely host.  Our stay in NZ at a Deer Cottage was something we will always remember.  Thank you so much for your kind and generous hospitality! We will be back!".

Shannon Parry, Australia 2020



"High sense interior.  Natural Nature from the window.  A full-marks starry sky.  Kind owner.  You can have a wonderful memory if you stay".  (Translated)

Hisae Itoi (糸井・寿江)- Japan 2020

"My Wife and I had a really wonderful stay here.  Very comfortable, clean and tidy, and surrounded by gorgeous nature.  It's got all the amenities too, so it felt cosy.  Definitely looking forward to staying there again!!"

Lachlan Hornell, Japan 2020

"Stunning scenery and hosts who simply could not be more helpful and welcoming if they tried.  Quite possibly the best stay in New Zealand!"

Stephen Neary 2020 UK

"Amazing location with some of the best sights we' ve seen since coming to New Zealand, Angela and her family are truly great hosts who simply couldn't do enough for us.  Great hosts, great people, great accommodation"

Ian & Samantha Gardner, Edinburgh, Scotland 2020

"A Deer Cottage" is just the sort of place one looks for when on holiday! So comfortable, views of the sea & hills.  A home away from home!  Angela & Te Kani, thank you for creating the "A Deer Cottage" - Very special!

Kerrie & Roger Old, Aussie 2/2020

"Dear Angela & Kani, Thank you for hosting us all during our special stay around the wedding time.  All the extra touches you have added to make us feel comfortable (and loved) are so appreciated! Thank you Ange for going above & beyond with all you do - you are an absolute angel!!! (I feel so lucky to have met you).  A Deer Cottage will forever be a special place."

Much love, Mr & Mrs Cassidy & Bridesmaids Lainab, Milly & Shivs xxx   - Dairyflat, Auckland March 2020

To Angela & Kani.  We had a lovely time staying here, have not felt so relaxed for a long time.  Everything about the place is just awsome, and also you have thought of everything.  So thank you both very much.

Darren & Sherry xxx

May 2020

Thank you very much for the wonderful help you gave us, and the very peaceful stay at 'A Deer Cottage'.  We enjoyed it.

Cheers, Deborah & Chris
November 2020

Loved everything about your piece of paradise! Thank you and hopefully will have opportunity to stay again.  Cheers!

Steve & Elaine - Feb 2021
Love your dog Macie 

Thanks Angela for the lovely stay! Such a beautiful place and you have thought of everything.  Lovely place to stay with kids.  Hope to see you again &  happy Anniversary!

Love Amy, Jerry, Teddy & Griffin

Simply heaven! Love everything about A Deer Cottage - and so grateful for the drop off/pick up at the Wedding.  Will absolutely be back now we have discovered this piece of paradise!

Rachael & Philip, 20 March 2021

Thank you.  Our stay was amazing.  Just what we needed, a quiet & peaceful time away from a pretty few crazy months.  Your little piece of paradise  - it is all we could have asked for.  Thank you again.  Take care. 

Love always - Martha & David

Really enjoyed our stay in your beautiful little Cottage.  Every little detail was lovely and well thought out.  We will definitely be recommending to family & friends.  Thanks again for going above & beyond.

Laura & Danny - May 2021