Homestay with locals, talk to the locals
Most of our guests choose to stay in Te Anau with BnB or a Homestay so they can talk to the locals.
We aim to make every part of your stay an experience. Let us give you a snapshot of what you can expect.
- You will be welcomed to our home by Neil and or Junko, and we’ll be available to help you with any urgent arrangements related to same day, or next day scheduled activities.
- We are locals, talk to the locals
- Free hot or cold drink on arrival served in the family lounge, or your room if preferred.
- Free Wi-Fi internet.
- Free Farm Walk
- Free goat milking demonstration (try milking a goat!)
- Evening meal with the family (or at a time that fits in with the Glow Worms tour) add-on option
- Fireside Chat in the family lounge
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Unique Smith Family Experiences You Can Count On
The children love guests meeting the animals. It’s normal for one of the children to join the “Farm Walk”, and lead the milking.
We have online reviews available for inspection
On March 18, 2017, our Private Room listing on Air BnB has reached 100 perfect reviews. In March 2018 the Private Rooms listing reached 200!
On December 27, 2017, our combined bookings across both listings at Air BnB reached 200 perfect reviews.
See what they are saying, and plan ahead to stay for 2-3 days. Booking 6+ months ahead will allow you to choose your dates easier.
“If you get the chance to stay with Junko and Neil please grab it with both hands. They are wonderful hosts, so generous with their time and helpful is so many ways. Take the evening meals with the family; the food is lovely and all prepared by Heidi aged just 16. They make their own ice cream fresh every day using milk from their Jersey cow and it is delicious. Wonderful views from the property and really peaceful and relaxing.” – Weymouth, England.
Naturally, we do attract guests from Japan. For whatever reason this review is in English, for (the rest of) us to enjoy.
[They] highly recommend the Junko and Neil’s house to any guests
“We had a good dinner and breakfast time with host family and other guests. The meals and ice cream that they made were so delicious. It was a cold day, so they made the rooms warm by oil heaters and fireplace. In the next morning, they showed us around their farm. Their homemade soap and body cream from cow made our skin silky and smooth. We can only speak a little English, so they called and booked our Milford Sound scenic flight instead of us. We highly recommend the Junko and Neil’s house to any guests, and we would like to stay their house again.” Ryota, Shinagawa, Japan.
This particular review is from Brunei.
“Best airbnb experience ever. Neil and Junko are very friendly and accommodating. We got the chance to tour around their farm and milk the goat. Great view of the mountain and landscape and only within driving distance from town. Breakfast was awesome. Love everything about this place.” Eric – Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
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