Serendipity Homestay

Contact Kate & Brian Gore

Ph 027 609 3268

3 Kerswell Tce.



Serendipity Homestay

Photos of Serendipity Homestay


Property Description

Marvel at unsurpassed views of geysers, city, lakes and beyond. Relax in all day sun, on the deck, in the conservatory or in the privacy of our garden. Watch as the geyser plays just for you. Indulge in comfort, home-cooked cuisine and the friendly folk who have been enjoying hosting for many years. There is so much to offer in Rotorua you could spend a life-time. We will happily help you decide on the best places to match your interests. We can make all you reservations for you. We know Rotorua's hidden secrets, away from the tourist crowds. Over the fence sheep graze in an extensive park with relaxing walks, trails, bird life and native trees. The nearby Whaka Forest Park is a mecca for walking or mountain biking. Bikes can be safely stored. We have off road private parking. Our interests are, golf, walking, travel, the environment, antiques and sharing our extensive local and national knowledge with you. We have lived and worked all over New Zealand, so let us advise you on the 'must see' list while in Rotorua and other highlights of our beautiful country. Welcome!
GPS Co-Ordinates 38o 10' 16'' S 176o 14' 32'' E


B&B Details

Type: B&B & Homestay
Email: Email this host
Phone: 027 609 3268
027 464 3068
Beds: 1 Queen
2 Twin
Total 2 Bedrooms
(Electric blankets and wool underlay ensure your comfort. Extra pillows,blankets or duvets are available.)
Total capacity for 4 guests
Baths: 1 Private
Spa bath, shower and toilet in your private bathroom. Extra toilet when we have 3-4 guests in your party. We only have one party staying at one time.The bathroom is for your party only.
Tariff: Double: $185.00
Single: $100.00
Dinner: $45.00 by arrangement Two course meal with beverages.
Other: Laundry $10.00 per load. Dryer $10.00 per load
Breakfast: Full (Continental + cooked)
Nearest Town: 4 km S of Rotorua City
Pets/Children: Pet free home
Facilities: Internet Available, Free WiFi
Smoking: Non smokers only
Payments: Visa/Mastercard
Associations: B&B Association New Zealand




Location Information

The Tourist mecca of N.Z. incorporating Maori Culture, Thermal activity, forests, parks, lakes, horse and bike trails plus many other attractions and activities, all within easy reach. Off street parking.


Reviews: 50 reviews

"We were very happy to stay in Serendipity. Kate and Brian gave us very useful information about sight seeing. Thank you for all your care."

Naoko Miura, 03/05/2019

"Wow! The view, the food, the company, the conversation - everything was absolutely wonderful and we WILL be back Thank you for everything!!! Melissa & Jon. PA"

Melissa Cafaro, 01/12/2018

"Loved your company Brian and Kate. Beautiful home! You made us feel so welcome. We have enjoyed every moment with you. Delicious!! Thank you. xxxxx Leanne & Rod. Australia."

Leanne, 30/11/2018

"Such a very welcoming stay. The house and view over the bay is wonderful. Thank you Kate and Brian for helping us plan our stay. We had an amazing time!"

Colin and Sue, 07/11/2018

"Thanks for the lovely stay and all the information needed for our N.Z. visit. And thanks for the very comfy beds. Chris. Canada"

Chris Fentie, 02/05/2018

"Thank you for an incredible stay. You are both amazing hosts Everything was perfect. Susan and Kerry USA"

Susan Tajii, 24/03/2018

"Thanks for sharing your house with us. It was a very nice stay and a 'serendipity' view over Rotorua. Thank you giving us the best tips for site-seeing. Thanks for everything. Joachim Germany"

Joachim Schleu, 31/01/2018

"Thank you so much for having us stay at your gorgeous home with the SPECTACULAR views! Jan. N.Y. USA"

Jan Anglin, 28/01/2018

"Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. Such delicious food and wonderful views. Our visit was made more memorable with the view of the geyser and an earthquake! Edie. Denver USA"

Edith Bell, 28/01/2018

"A really beautiful place and we very much enjoyed to have a talk with Brian and Kate. Thank you for your tips and the feeling of "staying at home". Viola and Sebastian Germany"

S.Welker, 17/12/2017

"Brian and Kate could not have been more hospitable. Thank you so much for a very pleasant stay at Serendipity. David and Sue. England"

David Hurd, 19/11/2017

"What a pity I could only stay for one night. Thank you very much for your hospitality! Perfect!"

Peter Dorna, 02/11/2017

""Serendipity" is just the name for your lovely home. Thank you very much for your warm welcome, your good recommendations on things to do and the interesting conversations in the evenings. We love Capers - your suggested restaurant too. Carmen and Gerd. Germany"

Carmen Arzig, 07/08/2017

"Thank you so much for a very friendly comfortable stay and the lovely breakfast. Thank you for sharing bits of conversation and interesting thoughts. Wendy and Chris."

Wendy Chittenden, 22/07/2017

"Thank you again for a wonderful stay. You are real troupers - amazing hosts. All that yummy Kai (food) . You really spoilt us!! Please come and stay with us. Miria and Taroi."

Miria Black, 19/06/2017

"Superb hosts for the Lions verses Maori All Blacks.The loan of cushions was very much appreciated. A wonderful supper after the match and great breakfast. Jonathon and Sue"

Sue Stacy, 19/06/2017

"A lovely house with beautiful views. Fantastic hosts. Excellent facilities, lovely snacks and breakfast. Thank you. Rebecca and Robert."

Rebecca Reynolds, 04/06/2017

"This was our first Homestay - and a lovely experience it was. Thank you for welcoming us to your home with the fabulous views. We have enjoyed our days, conversations, expert advice and the game of cards."

Zee Agao, 01/04/2017

"Thank you for the wonderful stay in your home and the beautiful tips for special things and for the nice conversation every day. Ulrich and Manuela Germany"

Ulrich Schroeter, 12/03/2017

"We loved staying in your house and your hospitality. Especially the Kiwi bird tour to Rainbow Springs with Brian was terrific! Thank you so much. Wil and Cobi Netherlands."

Cobi Dykhuizen, 15/02/2017

"We stayed as in a home for two days sharing a good breakfast and good company too. Many thanks Javier and Aurora"

Javier Garraleta, 13/02/2017

"Nice bedroom. Lovely view of the lake. Very good breakfast and very good hospitality. Thank you for that! Barry and Jacob. Nederland"

Jacob Kaas, 08/02/2017

"We really enjoyed our stay at your place. The great discussions and adventure to Mount Tarawera with you. You have an amazing view, and quite a lot of experience others can learn about. We thank you for the time you shared. Therese and Ronald. Germany."

Therese Schuder, 02/02/2017

"Thank you for all that you have done for us. What a beautiful warm and caring home. Jane and Alan. Canada."

Jane Evans, 29/01/2017

"We really enjoyed our stay and it felt like being at home. Thank you for everything. Tobias. Germany"

Tobiaas Ramming, 23/01/2017

"Thank you for the friendly welcome, your helpful hints and the lovely breakfast with the wonderful homemade bread and avocado!"

Simona and Daniel, 14/01/2017

"Thank you very much for your great hospitality. And thank you for all the good advice and your generous table. Sinja & Jorgen - Denmark."

Sinja Nyholm, 19/12/2016

"Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. Such a magnificent location, looking out over the lake and city. Your local knowledge is invaluable for visitors. Thank you."

Diane and Allan Carr, 17/12/2016

"Thank you for the nice stay. Your home is very comfortable and pleasant. Elisabeth from Austria"

Elisabeth Schmied, 10/12/2016

"A wonderful place with wonderful people. Thanks for everything - the breakfasts, the comfortable beds and the answers to all our questions. Merci! Florian and Sarah. France"

Florian Bonnet, 30/11/2016

"It was wonderful to stay here, to eat, drink and speak with these very, very nice people- Kate and Brian. Thank you so very much .Ulrike from Germany."

Ulrike Schroelkamp, 28/11/2016

"A very sincere thank you for allowing us to visit and share your hospitality. We thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity. Kate, your meal was fantastic and Brian, your wine hit the spot! This was the very best of New Zealand. Ted and Lynda 14th Nov. 2016"

Ted and Lynda, 15/11/2016

"A unique B.& B. experience. Great view, lovely wine, amazing breakfast and very charming hosts! Many thanks. Merci Beaucoup!!! Eleanor & Thomas. Lyon. France."

Eleanor and Thomas O'Boyle, 02/11/2016

"Stunning views and lovely company. Thanks for all the inside knowledge of the region and the delicious breakfasts."

Ingrid and Dale, 24/10/2016

"Wonderful accommodation. Brian and Kate had great knowledge about the region and where very helpful sharing their culture with us."

Bruce and Martha Lippard, 24/10/2016

"We had a two night stay on our whistle stop tour of New Zealand. Kate and Brian made us extremely welcome and shared a chat and glass of wine with us each evening. The rooms and facilities were extremely comfortable and breakfast was excellent. They really did go out of their way to ensure we received the best advice to make use of our time in Rotorua. I would thoroughly recommend a stay at Serendipity."

Ian Thorp, 29/05/2016

"Thank you so much for your hospitality during our visit to Rotorua. It was wonderful to refresh from our bus trip in such a beautiful home with excellent company. Thank you for sharing the Rainbow Springs Kiwi tour and taking us to the Raptor Sanctuary. Both are fond and unique memories. We had a blast on the Canopy Zipline Tour and an amazing day hiking on the Tongariro Crossing. Thanks for your advice! We can't thank you enough! All the best Satya and Ashton"

Ashton Lambeth, 24/05/2016

"Couldn't have been better. Definitely strongly recommended. Kate and Brian were exceptionally friendly and helpful, hospitality personified, full of advice on the area - which all turned out to be good advice. The house is lovely, and we really felt at home. All the photos are completely accurate, but the actual view is even better than the photo - even at night. We'd only booked for 3 nights, which isn't really enough for the Rotorua area, but we would have been happy to stay at Serendipty for longer - and again, if we coiuld face the journey from the UK! We can't say enough good things about the stay."

Philip & Luba Bell, 08/01/2015

"Serendipity has extensive views over Rotorua and the surrounding area. Brian and Kate made us very welcome and comfortable. They know a lot about the area and are very involved in the community. They gave us a lot of information about what to see & do and where to find things in the town. It was a pleasure to chat with them as we have similar interests. Our room was very comfortable and the bathroom was very spacious. We had a very good breakfast here with a wide choice of what to eat and how it was cooked. Brian and Kate can provide a chance to offset your carbon footprint flying to New Zealand through a local charity which plants native trees in the region. A useful facility where you know where your money has gone. We were very happy staying at Serendipity Homestay and wish we had been there for longer. A good choice to stay in Rotorua if you want to keep away from the sulphurous smells closer to the centre."

Gavin & Maggie Forrest, 24/10/2011

"Kate and Brian were delightful hosts for the nights of January 14 to 17 , 2010. We were made to feel like family members and even went out to dinner with them on Kate's birthday. A great stop in all respects!"

Geoffrey Smith, 21/02/2010

"A real delight. Brian & Kate made us so welcome our 1 night stay was just like staying with life long friends. Highly recommended."

J & J Houghton, 17/04/2008

"Ideal B&B - very helpful and welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble, good food & very good company. Would recommend to friends."

Brian & Marion Dollimore, 17/04/2008

"Extraordinary warmth, kindness and acceptance -- greatly appreciated by 2 itinerant Americans."

Gordon Cohn, 13/11/2007

"You and your country won our hearts. It has been unique to stay with you: lovely hosts, special breakfasts and dinners. Wonderful home and view. We hope to come back again. So much information, especially about the birds nesting in the field."

Elizabette and Mario, 03/08/2006

"We thoroughly enjoyed our 2-day stay at Serendipity. Our hosts, Brian and Kate, made us feel very welcome and comfortable in their home. They have a marvelous view of the city."

Jean & Chris Abner, 25/02/2005

"Thank you for your kind hospitality and company.We enjoyed our stay at your lovely home and the delicious meals cookied by Kate.The view from your home is panoramic. Thank you."

Savita Bhana & Daniel Baker, 08/10/2003

"Thanks for your hospitality. We wished we could stay a little bit longer.We enjoyed it very much! Great breakfast! thanks!"

Theo en Antoinette Spehsriyder, 08/10/2003

"Fantastic views from this lovely home and a big balcony. most lovely hosts with very useful information Thank you so much."

Kathrin and Mathias Schmid, 04/02/2002

"Such wonderful hospitality! Excellent views and accomodation. Thank you so much for all your wonderful help and advice and for the lovely stay."

John and Mandy, 22/01/2002

"we are very lucky can stay here for 2 night because there are 2 persons in here they are really friendly and kindness,we can see nice view<br>in here and food are good for us"

gerry wang, 17/04/2001