Contact Kathleen & Jim Law

Ph (07) 308 7487

237 Thornton Road
RD 4
Whakatane 3194

$95 - $110


Whakatane Homestay- Leaburn Farm

Photos of Whakatane Homestay- Leaburn Farm


Property Description

* Handy to town, beaches, golf course and Hot Springs.
*Dairy farm with a small flock of black and coloured sheep
* Small citrus and avocado orchards
* Fifty-Fifty sharemilkers manage our properties
* Longtime residents of this district.
* Home hosts for almost 30 years- well travelled ourselves.
* Jim has been a member of Lions Club for many years.
* Genealogy interests
* Our family has fled.- one to UK , and an AFS son in USA.
* Our house is like topsy- it just " growed" since 1950.
* Our last cat and dog both lived to a ripe old age and never been replaced.
* One of us could be described as a "greenie"


B&B Details

Type: Homestay & Farmstay & Homestay on a dairy farm
Email: Email this host
Phone: (07) 308 7487
021 21 21 196
Fax: (07) 308 7437
Beds: 1 Queen
2 Single
Total 2 Bedrooms
(Large rooms-Single bedroom has handbasin only.Queen room adjacent to room with handbasin, bath and separate shower)
Total capacity for 4 guests
Baths: 1 Guest Share
Tariff: Double: $95.00 - $110.00
Single: $85.00
Children: negotiable
Dinner: Light dinner $25 by arrangement
Breakfast: Full (Continental + cooked)
Nearest Town: 7 km NW of Whakatane
Pets/Children: Pets welcome by arrangement, Pet free home
Facilities: Internet Available
Smoking: No smoking on property
Associations: B&B Association New Zealand




Location Information

Whakatane is the 2012 Sunshine Capital of NZ


Reviews: 55 reviews

"On our first trip to New Zealand we had a wonderful stay with Kathleen and Jim, a great couple, who made us so welcome. This was our first experience of a homestay and we opted to eat dinner with our hosts who have fantastic knowledge to pass on. Set on a farm there the room was comfortable and the home inviting. We cannot praise our hosts enough and thoroughly recommend others to follow us."

David Haywood, 20/01/2013

"Wonderful reception and the best of hosts.We had a fantastic stay."

Reg & Joyce Reeves, 19/03/2012

"Superb location. Delightful couple, very friendly welcome. Good facilities, excellent breakfast."

Anita Macqueen, 17/12/2010

"This is our 3/4 visit to the Law's who I feel are friends rather than B&B hosts. It is a pleasure to have dinner with them & then sit with them for a couple of hours comparing countries (so much in common). Long May homestays like this remain."

Mr & Mrs R J Maddison, 27/11/2009

"Fantastic place & fantastic company!! Excellent."

Brent & Christine Harmes, 25/09/2009

"Excellent hospitality, excellent breakfasts."

K Free, 08/03/2009

"Jim & Kathleen made me feel very welcome. This is the most comfortable home I have stopped at. The accommodation is very homely, clean comfortable. i would recommend to stay here."

Terry Gildent, 27/11/2008

"Very welcoming & generous hosts, lovely people. We came as guests and left as friends."

Arthur Williams, 10/03/2008

"I can confidentally recommend your homestay as one of superior standard. You both made me feel very comfortable and welcome. Excellent value."

Geoffry Manuel, 10/03/2008

"My husband and I have just returned from 4 weeks stay in North Island (our 3rd visit to New Zealand) and as usual had a wonderful holiday. When we come to your country we mainly stay at home or farm stays which makes our holiday most memorable. At all homes we were recieved with the great hospitality. The bed and breakfast book was a marvellous help in our locating suitable BnB's"

Joan Stewart, 29/01/2007

"The best!"

S Coumbs, 23/04/2006

"We made good friends who treated us like family. Kath and Jim are excellent hosts who go the extra mile. Thank you!"

S & L Abernethy, 23/04/2006

"As a university lecturer, receiving a 10 from is equivalent to a 1st class honours degree and this stay is worthy of a similar accolade. I have never given full marks for anything in the past so thankyou to my hosts."

Dr M J Amos, 23/04/2006

"We have stayed in many NZ B&B's during 4 visits to the Country and keep coming back because of the wonderful hospitality and frindliness of the hosts. Being part of the place is what is so special and the Laws were great hosts in this tradition. Homestays are so much better than hotels."

E Peel, 19/04/2006

"Great hospitality, maybe a little bit to old for a B&B? Overall it was quite an experience! They could talk about what was happening in the world and of course in NZ."

F De Jong, 15/04/2006

"We wished we could have spent more time with Kath and Jim Law. They are so friendly and hospitable. Their home is lovely and her cooking is truly superb. They are lively hosts, a credit to NZ. the conversation never waned. Truly a wonderful stay."

Professor & Mrs J D Phillipson, 09/04/2006

"Very comfortable."

Colin & Angela Cannon, 09/04/2006

"A super welcome in a real family home. They gave us their time and attention and made our stay very enjoyable. All our needs were provided - we were well fed and help helped to explore the district"

Anthea and Brian Southgate, 28/03/2006

"Excellent hospitality, nothing was too much trouble, really made to feel at home. Fantastic value for money with a very interesting friendly couple."

Alan & Janet Parry, 17/01/2006

"We could not have chosen a better place to stay, wonderful friendly hosts, super accomodation and comfortable beds and the food was fantastic, on top of all that such a reasonable price, certainly the best value for money we have come across"

Anne & John Hayton, 17/01/2006

"Our stay with the Law's was a first rate experience, just the kind of thing we were hoping for when planning our first trip to NZ. It was a clean, homey, welcoming atmosphere, and the Law's were very comfortable people to be with. We'll be back!"

Linda Sorensen, 20/06/2005

"We felt very much 'at home'. It was had to hard to have to leave and move on."

Cath & Neil Carson, 17/06/2005

"A home from home, delightful conversation & perfect hosts in everyway. Evening meal a banquet!!"

Margaret & Trevor Davies, 15/06/2005

"Kathleen and Jim were excellent hosts, we had a very pleasnat evening meal with stimulating conversation. They were friendly and very good company. Incredibly good value."

Clive Abbott, 13/04/2005

"Such a friendly couple, we thoroughly enjoyed our three night stay. Our evenings were full of laughter."

Pauline & Allan, 13/04/2005

"The stay was from the beginning (warm welcome) until the end . Kathleen and Jim are wonderful hosts and they understand very good what it means to 'feel at home'."

Karen Huttner, 30/03/2005

"The Laws homestay was a wonderful experince. Everything we needed was supplied. Thier company was pleasant. We had some good discussions. The places around were interesting to explore."

Eric & Glad Gronhind, 30/03/2005

"We could not have been more welcome. Kathleen & Jim were more like relatives than strangers. We only wished we could have stayed longer."

M & N Brown, 30/03/2005

"Very friendly, helpful couple."

Masion & Patrick, 09/03/2005

"Wonderful hosts, could have stayed longer."

J Barnes, 07/03/2005

"Everything a NZ homestay should be - hospitality at its best, excellent cooking & spotless accommodation."

G N Bathgate, 24/02/2005


S McChesney, 24/02/2005

"Very comfortable accommodation. Our hosts very generous and friendly and most welcoming."

Sandra Anderson, 24/02/2005

"Lovely stay, very comfortable."

John & Ondrea Westly, 24/02/2005


P Vallance, 24/02/2005

"The bed was wonderful. The food great, atmosphere fantastic. Would have loved to stay for a lot longer."

Marlene Griffiths & John Taylor, 24/02/2005

"Great company. Porridge is the best in NZ."

M Dancy, 24/02/2005

"Keep it just as it is."

M Inglis, 22/02/2005

"Great hospitality. Even did our washing."

H Powell, 21/02/2005

"Very gracious hosts. Helped with laundry and use of internet."

B Richards, 17/02/2005


H Wordstrom, 17/02/2005

"Everything great."

A&R White, 16/02/2005


C&D Emmerton, 16/02/2005

"Kathleen & Jim are a great couple and I would recommend them to any other other traveller."

M Wright, 16/02/2005

"Friendly & helpful, a lucky find."

R Entwhistle, 10/02/2005

"Lovely people felt like home."

K Barry, 10/02/2005

"Very good hosts. It was a pleasure to stay with them."

W Gouman, 10/02/2005

"A warm welcome and kind hospitality. Delightful friendly people."

M & B Lews, 09/02/2005

"Excellent on all counts - hospitality particularly good - only complaint - we couldn't stay longer!!"

John E Potts, 03/02/2005

"A delightful couple in a delightful setting. They made one feel really at home. I was sorry to leave."

A Black, 02/02/2005

"Our stay was very pleasent and we had a great breakfast and our hosts were very kind and gave us good feeling of being at home. Very nice, stay here. 15/12/04"

Heike Logt and Michael Kleis, 28/01/2005

"Wonderful hospitality! A clear, pleasant farm stay. 5 Nov 2003"

Gail and Gene Russell, 28/01/2005

"Fantastic stay, excellent hosts. Very comfortable room, lovely evening meal and breakfast. We were made most welcome.Our stay all too short. Rating ten+++. 05/01/04"

Dr and Mrs Nightingale, 28/01/2005

"20 Jan 2004 Jim Law drove us on a very interesting afternoon tour, of "places to visit" in whakatane - a big bonus for us. As was also the "Red Barne" on their property, selling good quality local crafts - I loved that!"

Shirley and Des Protheroe, 27/01/2005

"All most comfortable - hospitality great."

Major and Mrs D. Archibald, 25/01/2005