“Ruth was the quintessential hostess. Extremely congenial and deeply affable. We are yet to meet someone who invokes hospitality like she does. Her property is as close to paradise as you can imagine; I mean, where else can you get your breakfast eggs straight from the chicken coop? Or the handpicked blueberries right in front of you? We truly felt at home immediately upon arrival - maybe Bo (her border collie) also had something to do with that. Ruth is undoubtedly the flagship of what Airbnb is ultimately about: your home away from home. We highly recommend Ruth's place.”
Betty & Paulo from New York stayed February 2017



Lovely homestead

A home away from home. Ruth and her family were very hospitable and made the both of us feel just right at home the moment we stepped through the doors.

When we first drove up the driveway, we were greeted by a lush welcoming garden of manicured trees, plants and a happy deer resting in the shade on our right.

The driveway opened up to a beautiful house with meticulous thought put into every detail of the space. Our room was beautiful and spacious. In the bar fridge, there was elderflower and lemon drink as well as milk to make our stay comfortable. On the table, there was also a bottle of wine and nibbles for us, perfect for our honeymoon. 

Rotorua town is only 15 mins drive away and there's a village that is 5 mins drive away to get take outs and groceries.

Ruth is very thoughtful and she remembers that I'm a tea drinker + grain bread eater while the husband was a coffee drinker + white bread kind of guy. I told her that I was interested to learn more about the Maori culture and she managed to find a couple of books about it for us.

What we enjoyed most was the little tour to the farm in the morning where we put on gum boots and went to collect the eggs for our breakfast and feed the goats. It was the first time in my life that I was holding a live chicken!

Amazing experience and I'll definitely recommend Clover Downs for families who would like to relax and experience a farm stay while being close to all the attractions in Rotorua. Hope to be back again!

Isen and Dionis, Singapore stayed December 2016





Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic location and Ruth is such a wonderful host. Great views and a lovely, quiet countryside setting with a very spacious, light and airy room. I booked at the last minute as usual, but this was not a problem.




Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic location and Ruth is such a wonderful host. Great views and a lovely, quiet countryside setting with a very spacious, light and airy room. I booked at the last minute as usual, but this was not a problem.


 

A fantastic location and Ruth is such a wonderful host. Great views and a lovely, quiet countryside setting with a very spacious, light and airy room. I booked at the last minute as usual, but this was not a problem.

UK guest stayed December 2016

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