Accommodation Kerikeri Treghan Cottage. A Luxury Bed & Breakfast Kerikeri B&B (b&b) Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Best hosts: Wendy and Tony Waldegrave, of Treghan Cottage, Kerikeri. In a lovely suite annexed from their new house, the Waldegraves make you feel right at home. A real treat is sharing breakfast with them, when
they prove to be engaging hosts. Tony is a well-known artist and the home is full of his works, which are for sale. You can even take a peek into his studio. Maybe they are so wonderful because they once lived in Wellington.
Wendy, my host at another B&B tells me why she goes the extra mile "I love people, so it's not hard" she says.
And if Treghan Cottage's visitors book is anything to go by, guests love her too. My room here is perfect. It's all about the details, among other luxuries, a private DVD collection, sunscreen in the bathroom,
the most comfortable bed and some home made chocolate brownies - for emergencies obviously.