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"We stayed for one night at Austin Heights during our 12 days South Island honeymoon and it was one of the most memorable B&B we stayed in! Lynne prepared some fresh blueberry and apple muffins for us and even got us a sweet wedding card & a bottle of sparkling wine when she knew it was our honeymoon! We were so touched and pleasantly surprised with these wonderful gestures. The rooms were really immaculately clean, had a splendid view when the skies are clear, and had their own kitchenette with microwave , sink and cutleries and also their own private entrance. Lynne also prepared some milk as well as had chocolates ready for us in the room. It was a really enjoyable one night stay at Austin Heights with the fantastic views and solitude yet close enough to town and the famous wonderful seaside BBQ."
Darren, Singapore

"Lovely friendly hosts. Clean and comfortable rooms. Highly recommended, awesome stay.
Can't wait to go back next year for the Seafood Festival and I will be staying with you again every time I am in your area. Thank you for making my visit as wonderful and special as can be."

Rose, Queenstown NZ

"Austin Heights was our first stay in our two weeks travel in the South Island of NZ, and it started this unique and very memorable experience. The room we stayed in was very spacious, comfortable and well equipped. John and Lynne, the hosts, were very kind and helpful. If by any chance we will visit Kaikoura a second time, Austin Heights will still be our first choice."
Yang, Bejing

"In all of our travels it would be very, very hard to find a place that is more welcoming, clean, light and friendly. I cannot speak highly enough of Lynn & John and as for the views from the rooms and dinning room, just breathtaking. Then there is the garden which is so beautifully designed and relaxing. The breakfast was much better than some of the 5 star hotels we have stayed in around the world, thank you for a truly great stay."
Galina, Melbourne Australia

"Thanks to John and Lynne we enjoyed our short time in Kaikoura. We only wish we had a few extra days to stay! The room was clean and comfortable, and the views were BREATHTAKING! Our breakfast was delicious and we were so thankful that they were so accomodating to our schedule. Highly recommend!"
Casey Brothers, Atlanta USA

"We stayed two nights at this very good BB. Very clean, perfect service, BEAUTIFUL surroundings. Lynne and John are very friendly. We warmly recommend the place to stay in and Kaikoura is so great! "
Anne & Lief, Sweden

"Fabulous location on hillside overlooking Kaikoura with stunning views of the coastline and mountain backdrop. Clean and well equipped accommodation with balcony looking out onto beautiful gardens. Lynne and John warm and friendly hosts. Good choice of Continental or Cooked breakfas. Highly Recommendedt"
Kenneth, Doncaster UK

"We have just had two fantastic days in Kaikoura. Austin Heights is the place to stay. The views from our balcony were beautiful and the sunsets amazing.
Our hosts Lynne and John made us very welcome. Their home is beautifully decorated and is kept exceptionally clean with everything you could need. Our room was very spacious and comfortable.
Breakfast was served in their dinning room and offered plenty of choice. Laundry facilities were also available, which was really helpful.
There is plenty of parking space beside the immaculately kept garden. Just a lovely place to stay. Thanks."

Liz, Newport-on-Tay UK

"Great location on the hillside overlooking Kaikoura. The views from Austin Heights were stunning.The rooms were very clean,homely,comfortable,well equipped and in great decorative order. Lynn and John were very welcoming and we very much enjoyed breakfast around the table with other guests as well as the hosts.They were very accommodating with regards to breakfast ,as I have a wheat and gluten allergy.....We don't get that in the UK. We really did enjoy our stay there,and would highly recommend it."
Catherine, Winchester UK

"A Wonderful time with magnificent hosts, definitely going back, stunning views of the mountains, sheep in the paddock opposite, very clean and what a beautiful well-cared for garden, a restful setting with the beautiful ragdoll cat Oscar"
Gregory, Christchurch NZ

"The Austin Heights B&B was one of the best stays we had on our South Island tour. Very warm welcome by Lynne and John, easy to feel like home, wonderful views right from our windows (beautiful night sky too) and not at least a lovely little town with anything you need for your holidays."
Norman, Leipzig, Germany

"Our room was beautiful, spacious, well equipped, with fantastic views. Our whale watching trip was at 7.15am - and Lynn kindly got up and made us breakfast before we went. She had already booked the trip for us and had offered to book a table at a restaurant. Very friendly and helpful - excellent hosts. "
Karen, Devon UK

"We had a very pleasant stay in Lynne and John's house which is located in a quite area with a beautiful view. Both of them were very welcoming and gave us many information about the area upon our arrival. We had the room on the ground floor which is very comfortable and nice. Breakfast prepared by Lynne was gargantuan and excellent (especially the fruit salad!). Town center is easily reachable on foot with a 15 minutes walk, or by car. Do not miss the Pensinsula walkway: seal spot and beautiful views from the cliffs. I would recommand Lynne and John's house without hesitation!"
Patricia, Switzerland

"Had a great stay with John and Lynn! This was my second visit but my wife's first. Could not have been better, she fell in love with the view. Immaculate, help with anything you want to do and great conversation. A must stay in Kaikoura, can't wait to return!"
Rick, Thunder Bay, Canada

"We stayed for three nights in mid-March and had a wonderful time.We were met on arrival by Lynn and John who were excellent hosts.Our accommodation was first class and very well appointed.We enjoyed our breakfasts,sitting round one large table with the other guests.The wifi arrangements were more than adequate for our needs."
Malcolm & Norma, Lancashire UK

"Our 2 night stay in a luxury apartment with Lynne and John was not long enough. All the little touches with electric blankets, complimentary wine and biscuits was lovely and the view out of our patio doors well it even sprinkled the mountains with snow overnight.
Out of the main town so quiet with bird song and local walks
Can highly recommend it , Lynne even lent me her trainers for the day as I had cold feet in sandals.
Thankyou a real pleasure."

Bridget, Southampton UK

"We only spent one night at Austin Heights as we were on our way to Picton to pick up the ferry. I booked the room online many months in advance and when we arrived we could not have been more delighted. Lynne was a wonderful hostess, treating us to date loaf when we arrived. The room was super and the view from the balcony was to die for. She also recommended a restaurant for our evening meal and booked us in. Breakfast was great and we enjoyed the company of Lynne and John. We spent 6 weeks touring Australia and New Zealand and stayed in at least 14 different hotels, and we both agreed that Austin Heights was the best of them all. We wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you Lynne and John."
Margaret, Warminster UK

"Every aspect of our stay at Austin Heights was exemplary - from the warm greeting by John, to the hot breakfast cooked up by Lynne the following morning. The room was spacious and clean, sporting a beautiful view of Kaikoura. There was a small kitchenette with everything we needed, including a beer and a mini bottle of Brancott that was on the house! John and Lynne were very friendly and made our stay very comfortable. You are in very good hands at the Austin Heights B&B. Enjoy!"
N Hennings, San Francisco

"I had a delightful time staying at this lovely B&B with my son. It has an endearing olde world magic charm about it, not to mention, fantastic views of the majestic Southern Alps on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. Breakfast, for instacne come comoplete with homemade jams, marmelades and bread in avery cosy homely setting."
Iva Tora, Melbourne

"Best B&B we stayed in, after 2 weeks in NZ. View over the bay was superb and the bed was so very comfy. The hosts were very welcoming and are expert gardeners! Highly recommend for anyone visiting Kaikoura."
Chris, London UK

"Beautiful house and garden is stunning location between the mountains and the bay. Unit very well equipped and comfortable. John and Lynn provide friendly and personal service. "
Mawskin, Manchester UK

"Only had 2 nights here but thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lynne and John have created a first class B & B by providing excellent accommodation married to being friendly and easy hosts. Really nice breakfasts just rounded off our stay."
Michael Fleming, Strathpeffer, UK

"This is a most comfortable and spacious B&B, in a quiet area run by charming hosts who see to all one's needs. Guests can relax in the beautiful garden looking towards the mountains and the sea. We were lucky to stay in the flat which is very well appointed, it could not be better."
Mary, Meudon, France

"What a fantastic B&B! We had a wonderful stay and would absolutely stay here again! Comfortable rooms, beautiful gardens, easy to find. Lynne and John are wonderful hosts. The views from the balcony are amazing!"
Dexter , Michigan


"We stayed for one night at Austin Heights during our 12 days South Island honeymoon and it was one of the most memorable B&B we stayed in! Lynne prepared some fresh blueberry and apple muffins for us and even got us a sweet wedding card & a bottle of sparkling wine when she knew it was our honeymoon! We were so touched and pleasantly surprised with these wonderful gestures. The rooms were really immaculately clean, had a splendid view when the skies are clear, and had their own kitchenette with "
Darren, Singapore









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