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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

We took our niece on her first trip to New Zealand and planned to visit the north east of the South Island. Our first two nights were spent at this B&B in Waipara and it was ideal for our purposes. Separate from the main house it consists of two cosy and comfortable bedrooms with a central bathroom. The main house... More 

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New York City, NY
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364 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

My husband and I spent one night here and loved it. Lynda and Julian are delightful hosts and provide an atmosphere akin to visiting long standing friends, in their own home. The room was spotless, nicely furnished, with a phenomenal view of the valley and vineyards below. We were offered a full English breakfast the morning of our departure and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 8 March 2015

My wife Dorothy and I spent a wonderful two days and nights at Linda's and Julian's beautiful home in Waipara wine country. Their home is outstanding with fantastic views of Waipara Valley. The room we had was beautifully appointed and very clean. We had two breakfasts and one dinner with them. The food was superb and we really enjoyed ourselves.... More 

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Toronto Ontario Canada
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

After 6 weeks in Australia & NZ we chose House of Ball for the second last night. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay. We had the twin bedded room. Spectacular view from the bedroon...especially the carpet of stars at night(saw a falling star) and rising sun in the am. Clean & comfortable. Julian & Lynda were great hosts..there with a glass of... More 

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

House of Ball provided exceptional hospitality in a stunning setting overlooking the Waipara Valley. The welcome, the meals and accommodation were all excellent and the wines, and thoughtful wine discussions with our very knowledgeable hosts, Lynda and Julian, were a delight. They provided great advice on places to visit and things to do in the area and really shared their... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

The House of Ball is the most beautiful B&B bar none. Not only is the location and accommodation amazing, the hosts, Julian and Lynda are so friendly and welcoming. Nothing was a hassle as we got ready for our wedding and came back for photos after. I can honestly say that we have never enjoyed accommodation as much as we... More 

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Avoca Beach, Australia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 December 2013

House of Ball is a must for those looking for a special and wonderful experience. Everything about our stay was first class and unique. We thought the view, the food and the wine were outstanding. Smuggled a few bottles in our luggage to bring home. Lynda and Julian were fantastic hosts and really top people. Thank you so much for... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

I'm not sure the previous reviewer, Barbara A, stayed at the same B and B that we did. Lynda was waiting to greet us and invited us to sit and enjoy a cool drink on her beautiful deck overlooking vineyards and fields. Their beautiful home was open for us to use during our stay. The separate bedrooms for guests were... More 

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Thank EGTeacher
Midlothian, Virginia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

First let me say that Julian and Lynda are very nice people. BUT to advertise their home as a B&B is false advertising. We had a room with a bathroom. When we left for a day of walking through vineyards we expected our room and bathroom to be tidied up. DID NOT HAPPEN. Our room and bathroom were not cleaned.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 14 October 2013 via mobile

The House of Ball is boutique winery and B&B run by Julian and Lynda Ball. If you are looking to get a taste of rural New Zealand while basking in all the home comforts with fine food and wine, this is the place to go. A friendly welcome is followed with a hot drink or the first of many samples... More 

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Welcome to the House of Ball, a boutique winery,vineyard and Bed and Breakfast on the western hills of the beautiful Waipara Valley. We offer a tranquil retreat with superb views across the valley. With prior notice we also offer the option of an evening meal cooked to suit your wine. We have our own boutique vineyard and olive grove set amongst rolling downs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about House of Ball

Address: 345 Mackenzies Road, Waipara 7483, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Waipara
Price Range: RM316 - RM569 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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