Our Guest Book is absolutely overflowing with testimonials to the awesome experience found at
Let’s complete the picture with beautiful golden sand beaches, South Pacific ocean, cafes, vineyards, 50 miles of coastline and
bush walks with endless activities and you have the perfect indulgence for the traveller, explorer, the honeymooner or romantic. A holiday and experience that you will not forget.
Below are just a sample of the entries in our Guest Book, unedited accept for the removal of names to maintain the privacy of our guests.
The setting is spellbinding, the perfect love nest. We’ll be back next year, Thanks so much!’
‘Overwhelmingly magical romantic surroundings. Peaceful and seductive. We’ll be back. Thanks.’
‘Wicked. The only thing more beautiful than this place is the lady I’m with – Awesome time.’
‘We had to wait 6 weeks to get our weekend here but it was well worth the wait. Lived up to all our expectations even though it rained. Thanx.’
‘Like walking into a fairy tale – thanx for the peace, quiet, relaxation.’
‘Fantastic – Internet site does not do it justice.’
‘One of the more romantic experiences we have ever had. It is so beautiful and peaceful.’
‘Unbelievable - will be back.’
‘A truly magical place, so peaceful. A wonderful place to runaway for the night. Very tastefully done. We will be back.’
‘Wow - We both work in hospitality .. but this place is something else when it comes to this concept.. Fantastic!!’
‘A beautiful time with a beautiful woman in a beautiful place. ‘
‘Serendipity ! Our key didn’t work at our original accommodation, so we chanced upon this place. We are a very fortunate couple. Thank you Brenda and Phil.’
‘We don’t want to leave One of the most beautiful places we have ever stayed. Magic Thank you’
‘Excellent - Yum!’
‘We loved your secret hideaway. Such a special place, a real treasure. A warm cozy and tranquil winter retreat.’
‘Awesome! That spa bath, those green night lights, and the gorgeous fragrance. Thank you.’
‘Talk about the cat that got the cream! Thank you for spoiling us! Most enjoyable.’
‘Exceptional style, very hospitable and a surrounding that is very enjoyable. Thank you so very much'
‘What a beautiful experience.’
‘This is going to become the island’s favorite accommodation. Congratulations!’
‘Amazing, Relaxing, Beautiful, Outstanding .. too good to be true. Thanks for a superb time.’
‘Just awesome, relaxing, private, quiet and very romantic! Just what we needed. We’ll be back !’
‘We couldn’t have asked for anything more beautiful and perfect. We don’t want to go home!! Will see you again (soon)!’
‘Top notch. Thank you.’
‘Beautiful place - perfect in every way. We don’t want to leave.’
'A truly romantic and time-out experience. An experience that won’t be forgotten. Thank you.'
'In the words of Eddie and Patsy "Absolutely fabulous". Thanks for a great stay!'
'Couldn’t have asked for better weather in a beautiful place!! We won’t forget it!'
'Gorgeous atmosphere, loved the bush setting great to get away to unwind. Will recommend to all!'
'Don’t have the words to describe how perfectly wonderful this place is!! Can’t wait to come back to this "Lord of the Rings" wonderland.'
'Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. Truly wonderful! Was proposed to in Palm Beach; a holiday – will always remember.'
'Awesome! Peaceful, relaxing, yummy croissants!! Thanks.'
'Fabulous stay – over too soon! Great place to unwind, particularly after a wedding. Thanks.'
'Beautiful, peaceful, respiteful, fantastic. Thank you.'
divine – private, peaceful, perfect. Thank you.'
'Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us. Very magical. We will be back!!!'
'Very organised and smart (and romantic).'
'We enjoyed it so much here! Thank you for giving us this unforgetable memory!! And we’ll surely be back again!!!'
'Waiheke Is. Is supposed to be beautiful, we didn’t see it as we didn’t leave the Bungalow! – Truly Romantic.'
'1st time ever we have woken up with a Peacock on the terrace, lovely.'
'Just what we needed, one of many romantic weekends we will have.'
'A true nature-lover’s nest.'
'What more can we say, "a place like no other" thank you for sharing it with us.'
'A cosy haven on a stormy night and difficult to leave behind, we’ll miss the morning birdsong!'
'Totally amazing place! Beautiful setting. Perfect get-away spot!'
'A perfect, relaxing rain forest retreat. Thank you.'
'Perfect hideaway for first time parents in need of relaxation and pampering!'
'A lovely spot to get married!!'
'Just stunning! Thanks for creating a fantastic setting – perfect for passion.'
'We came to celebrate a birthday and left celebrating our engagement ! Wow…'
'A wonderful weekend in an idyllic setting. Thank you!'
'Perfect relaxing, romantic and special! What a wonderful place will leave with many special memories.'
'A place like something out of "Lord of the Rings" A real fantasy. Thank you.'
'A most beautiful and fantastic place. We hope to build one similar in the deep south. Cheers.'
'A slice of heaven. Great for the soul!'
'Lovely, relaxing retreat, so nice to wake up to the sound of birds!'
'Magical place, we will be returning.'
'A special place to be able to take time out and relax. Thanks for the wood
pigeons who visited.'
'Very good – very different!'
'Warm, welcoming… we wish we were staying longer! Beautiful, romantic, private, stunning, seductive – well worth it!'
'Beautiful setting, sitting on the deck you really get the impression of being in the treetops in an exotic jungle. Nicely thought out and well executed.'
'Fantastic, thank you. It went too quickly!'
'How wonderful to be in total seclusion and isolation for two whole days – feel like we’ve been here for weeks. Fabulous spot.'
'Awesome, magical, perfect.'
'A lovely wee haven in the treetops. Thanks for all the personal touches which made our stay extra special.'
'Treetops is a taste of heaven. The sound of raindrops on our rooftops made it more romantic. Thank you for spoiling us.'
'Private, peaceful, relaxing, just awesome everything we wanted and more.'
'The croissants in the morning was the final touch to the perfect night.'
'So perfect that the rain was even a bonus! A fantastic place that’s hard to leave. THANKS.'
'If ever shipwrecked we’ll make sure Palm Beach is our destination, and that the "Treetops" is home!!! Thank you.'
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‘After a 12-hr flight from LA we found our way to Palm Beach "paradise". This should be all visitors first stop in New Zealand.’ (Los Angeles)
‘The most beautiful place we’ve ever experienced. Absolutely perfect – Thank you’ (Australia)
‘If I had to select one word to describe our week at the Bungalow it would be fantastic! The massage and meal were out of this world!’ (St. Louis, USA)
‘Just lovely – we’ll be telling our friends about this great escape.’ (Perth, Australia)
‘An absolute treasure. Would like to keep it a secret, but won’t be able to resist raving about it!’ (London)
‘Wow! Valentines night in heaven! It’s all beautiful !’ (London)
‘What a romantic setting! A fantastic location to get to know each other again. We loved it !!!’ (Essex, England)
‘Much better than a weekend in Skegness. Formidable! Alluring! Captivating! Sensual!’ (London)
‘Like a second honeymoon! One of the nicest places we’ve ever been. Great hosts and wonderful experience.’ (Ireland)
‘Unique and beautiful ! Enjoyed the book Phil.’ (Canada)
‘ Far better than expected. Thank you for everything. The perfect start to our NZ holiday.’ (Alaska)
‘Can’t think of anything that hasn’t been said. Congratulations. You’ve created a very special place.’ (Sydney)
‘Felt like we were in another world. Romantic evenings, it was lovely.’ (Dallas, Texas)
‘Stunning ! wine was a lovely touch.’ (South Africa)
‘If I had to describe my ideal accommodation, this would be it.’ (Scotland)
‘Pure indulgence !!! The find of the century. See you again.’ (California)
‘Great place to spend our wedding night. What an amazing place.’ (Germany)
‘Fantastic, excellent, to be with your loved one.’ (Singapore)
‘The most beautiful and unique experience we have had anywhere. We will be back. Thanks.’ ( USA )
‘Fabulous! We’ve had a divine time including the night in Tuscany. Thanks for everything!!!' (San Diego, CA, USA.)
‘Wow – our own little romantic hideaway. Such a perfect place to relax and recover from the long flight to NZ. Loved the peacock shimmering. Thank you.' (Santa Cruz, USA.)
‘We enjoyed the peace, quiet and comforts after 30 hours of travel. Thank you.' (Oregon and
‘A great way to end our honeymoon! Thanks!' ( Colorado, USA.)
‘This hideaway retreat is full of surprises. Great way to end our trip around NZ.' (Sydney, Australia.)
‘Stunning hide-away. Thank You!' (Jersey, Channel Islands)
‘After weeks of travelling, something finally felt like home!" (South Africa.)
‘A nice romantic place, perfect to start the journey, thank you very much.' (Zurich Switzerland.)
‘Very nice! Too bad we couldn’t stay longer …' (Denver, USA)
‘Magic.' (Perth, Australia.)
‘Serenity and balance. Thank you.' (Stockholm)
‘The perfect place. Thanks for the personal touches!' (South Africa.)
‘Such a gorgeous little bungalow – it made staying in better than going out!! Thank you!' (London, England.)
‘Beautiful memories.' (Bristol, England.)
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‘Married on Saturday. Wedding night at the Metropolis. Thought that this was the best weekend of our lives. Then we opened the door to the Luxury Bungalow. Out of this world. Thank you.’ 10/10 (NZ)
‘This was a perfect ending to a perfect honeymoon … We would have skipped the tour buses, had we known Waiheke was going to be this amazing. This was truly a one-of-a-kind experience. We would recommend this to anyone making the trek to NZ! ‘ ( USA)
‘We couldn’t think of a better place to start our honeymoon and the rest of our lives together.’ (London)
‘A truly gorgeously sweet honeymoon. Perfect 3 nights. What a fantastic place.’ (Amsterdam)
‘Unbelievable .. a dream beginning for our marriage ’
‘Thank you for creating this masterpiece of utter decadence,
tranquility and food to the soul, honeymoon highlight.’
‘Thought the Mudbrick Cafe for lunch was magical - then we stepped into the Bungalow! Great start to married life.’
‘Who needs to go overseas when this is at your doorstep … great start to our honeymoon .. lighting, spa .. amazing!!’
‘What an amazing way to start our honeymoon! Many thanks.’
‘A wonderful place to spend our honeymoon. ‘A Night in Tuscany’ was a night to remember. Very romantic.’
‘A wonderful place to spend 5 days for our honeymoon – so quiet and relaxing – a place to nurture body and soul. You have a very special place here! Thank you.!’
‘After a hectic wedding, Paradise has a new name and that would be Palm Beach Bungalows. Thanks for the honeymoon.’
‘Beautiful place, had a wonderful time. Great way to end our honeymoon.’
‘Better than we expected, beautiful bush setting. This was our honeymoon and we will remember always. Recommended to all our friends.’
‘We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect honeymoon. Everything was beautiful. Look forward to returning for our anniversary.’
‘Thank you so much for everything! Our honeymoon here was great!…. the privacy and space – excellent. A treasured memory always!! Thank you again.’
‘Magical place for our honeymoon! A fantastic way to start the off married life. Beautiful birds, beautiful trees and perfect beach! Sad to leave.’
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‘So this is Paradise! Wow! Excellent place, great hosts an experience to cherish always. Best wedding anniversary yet.’
‘What a fantastic way to spend our 2nd wedding anniversary and our belated honeymoon!! Thx’
‘Pure bliss. The perfect backdrop for a romantic fantasy. An anniversary we won’t forget.’
‘16th anniversary and it just gets better!! Wonderful, romantic hideaway private, relaxing and enchanting.’
‘Thank you for a perfect 1st Wedding Anniversary! This is the most romantic place on earth - see you for our 2nd.’
‘This was a perfect way to spend our 30th wedding anniversary. One word to say it all "awesome".’
‘Like a second honeymoon! One of the nicest places we’ve ever been and great hosts and wonderful experience!’
‘Fabulous Time Out and 2nd honeymoon!’
‘Nice colours and, setting, bed and atmosphere. No neighbours, no cars, no interruptions! A nice way to spend 1st anniversary together … waking up next to each other in such a pretty place.’
‘Better than our honeymoon 37 years ago!! Thank you.’
‘What a beautiful place to celebrate 40 years of wedded bliss! The service was first class. Thank you.’
‘Lovely place to spend our anniversary. Nice surprise to be greeted by a peacock.’
‘Such a beautiful place, we’ve had a magical 18th anniversary. Hope to be back again soon – Thank you!’
‘Thanks to our wonderful daughter Marize! Our wedding anniversary was so special in this little gem!’
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- First to try Bali .. feels like serendipity.
- the birthday boy was very surprised.. and the Bali Magic was just
that .. MAGIC!
Cute and cosy - Bali Garden was
a unique experience - a lovely gift from our daughter.
awesome dinner pac .. YUM!! Bali Garden, romantic and relaxing, warm
and cosy .. Great to share .. thanks Phil and Brenda
magic for us, very romantic for our honeymoon ..It was five star at
A great relaxing start to our
honeymoon. Bali Garden was awesome....I want one at
home. Will certainly remember this place.
exceeded our expectations. Absolutely superb. Bali
Garden topped the weekend. Very romantic....
beautiful setting and a superb Garden. A great way to
celebrate 3 years together!
beautiful and peaceful. Perfect place to unwind. Bali
Garden and hamper WOW!!! We love the concept! Excellent!
was an unexpected delight. Loved Bali! It's completely
what we had pictured as a cosy, romantic and tranquil place to be.
romantic - had a great time in great surroundings - Bali Garden is
Wonderful. Bali Garden quite
Bali Garden and Night in Tuscany were
Relaxing, although not long
enough. Bali Garden is an experience, even in the rain!!
Cool ... We had a great time, with Bali Garden being the highlight.
experience was wonderfully relaxing, the bungalow felt like the
remotest place in the world.
We had a wonderful
romantic weekend, the Bali Garden was amazing.....
a great time .. love the swing chair. The croissants are
divine. The Bali Garden is a must!
bliss, had an amazing time. The Bali Garden just topped the
weekend off - Thank you.
Great place for peace
and quiet. Bali Garden at nite is awesome!!
perfect for our vacation!! Love your style. We will come back
to enjoy the 'Bali Garden' very soon!!
spot, loved our cabin. Service brilliant, thanks.
Bali Experience incredible !! Outlived all expectation.
a really awesome time and will be back! The Bali Experience
was great - loved the hot tub!!
time. Such a cool place. Very inspiring. The Bali
Garden rocked. We'll be back!!
setting - it was great to 'hide' for a couple of days. Loved
the Bali Garden .. thanks.
Had the most
wonderful time in serene settings - the Bali Garden is the
shiz-nit! Will be back for sure!
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