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Guest bedroom, featuring queen size flexi slat bed, quality cotton sheets, feather duvet and pillows.Bedroom opens onto covered patio
Private room in bungalow

Riverside Homestay in Central Warkworth

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Carolyn & John

Riverside Homestay in Central Warkworth

3 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1.5 shared baths
3 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1.5 shared baths
Hot tubThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.
Great location95% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience90% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

We welcome you to share our home, only an hour's drive from Auckland Airport and Whangarei. Our warm, single level home, is in a quiet location overlooking park and river. Peace and privacy, but only a short, 10 minute stroll into Warkworth township through the riverside park, and a 10 minute drive to Matakana.


Indoor fireplace
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 single bed

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in time is flexible
Check out by 12AM (midnight)


Flat path to front door
Step-free access to the bathroom


38 Reviews

Michelle User Profile
May 2018
Don’t be fooled, like we were, by the suburban street. Once inside the front door, a whole new world of natural beauty awaits. The entire house looks out over a beautiful garden and the view stretches to the National Park on the other side of the river. The garden is filled with…
Carolyn  & John User Profile
Response from Carolyn & John:
Dear Michelle. So glad you enjoyed your stay - so sorry I couldn't have joined in too! Come back anytime.
May 2018
Andree User Profile
February 2018
great, hostess welcoming , nothing was a problem , Breakfast fab , just like home away from home
Collette User Profile
January 2018
Welcoming, friendly and helpful. Like staying with family. Beautiful fur babies. Easy walk into town along river. Had dinner at Riverside Pub which was delicious (baby back ribs and risotto) Convenient to wineries and beaches
Bren User Profile
August 2017
Was perfect...even got to take a nap with the fur babies...😘
Sonnie User Profile
August 2017
I felt welcome and at home from the moment I walked in the door. Carolyn and John really made me feel like part of the family. The view from the backyard was so lovely and between them they have so much local knowledge that I got to see much more of the town and surrounds than I …
Amanda User Profile
June 2018
Carolyn and John were the most gracious hosts that I could have asked for. They were very thoughtful and caring in their approach to all aspects of my extended stay. Their company (and the fur babies of course!) made being away from home a little bit easier :) Highly recommend.
Mark & Sue User Profile
Mark & Sue
April 2018
John & Carolyn’s place is exactly as advertised - a great place for a Warkworth stay. They run a relaxing household with shared amenities that guests can enjoy like the hot tub and a wonderfully functional kitchen with every mod-con. The dogs are great fun (we are dog people) and…

Hosted by Carolyn & John

Warkworth, New ZealandJoined in February 2012
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45 Reviews
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Carolyn & John is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
We love meeting people, and sharing our love of this country. John is a marine engineer, and is semi-retired, enjoying his passion for building, and flying model aircraft. I have spent most of my working life in the travel industry, and then as an Operations Room shift manager …
Response rate: 100%
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