Fantails Accommodation @ Rainbow Lodge Stud

Contact Heather & Allan Walbank

Ph (06) 368 9011

213 Hokio Beach Road
Levin 5571




Fantails Accommodation @ Rainbow Lodge Stud

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Property Description

Your hostess Heather provides a high standard Bed & Breakfast service to 3 elegant rooms plus has 2 self-contained modern cottages set in a beautiful sustainable garden, including flower beds, lawns, vegetables and century old trees which attract a variety of birds. The tone achieved is tranquil and welcoming aiming for a quiet, warm and comfortable stay. The unique setting also has internet, secure parking, a gift gallery, a massage spa area, a laundry service and is close to golf, the Tararuas for tramping and beaches.


B&B Details

Type: B&B & Farmstay
Email: Email this host
Phone: (06) 368 9011
Fax: (06) 368 9011
Beds: 1 Queen
1 Single
1 Twin
Total 3 Bedrooms
Total capacity for 4 guests
Baths: 1 Private
Tariff: Double: $160.00
Single: $150.00
Dinner: by arrangement
Breakfast: Special
Nearest Town: 1 km SW of Levin
Pets/Children: Children welcome, Pets welcome by arrangement
Facilities: Internet Available, Free WiFi




Reviews: 109 reviews

"Heather and Alan are just incredible hosts. My family and i have been coming to Fantails for over 6 years and have always felt like it was a home away from home. It is a beautiful, clean and cosy location. Perfect for a family of any size, or even a couple getaway. Would highly recommend it!"

Renee Buckingham, 02/08/2018

"We loved this place so much on our way through, we made sure to return on our way back. We absolutely fell in love with Heather and her family. What a wonderful lady, and so ready to share all her many organic hints and knowledge! A hidden jewel, her place and the whole Levin area. We count her as a friend!"

Bain and Ruth McMillan, Canada, 10/04/2012

"A truly unforgettable experience. Heather provides wonderful and warm hospitality. Her home and garden are a delight to experience and no traveler should miss them."

Alison Mandeville & Brian Kirkpatrick, 25/09/2009

"I have been staying at Fantails for work for the past five years. I always enjoy my stay and find Heather's hospitality second to none. She is a lovely & very talented."

Janine Bakker, 25/09/2009

"Good to have an organic option. Staying in the house truck added a sense of adventure."

Carl Snyman, 25/02/2009

"Friendly host. Great garden to chill out in. Organic food was fabulous."

Rosemary, 30/01/2009

"Heather was such fun and couldnt do enough for us. Lovely comfortable bed, lavender bath and superb organic breakfast. The best in our month in NZ."

Mr & Mrs J Oxspring, 27/11/2008

"Very cosy atmosphere and pleasant garden surrounds. Two-bedroom cottage is perfect for two or three, with a home-like ambience. Quiet environment."

Marish Mackowiak, 13/08/2008

"My husband and I and our daughter ,her husband and three pre-school girls recently stayed in Heathers two little cottages- it was absolutely perfect for us-and Heather is the perfect B&B hostess- nothing was too much trouble . Thankyou Heather -"

Joy Cathcart, 12/06/2008

"There is no place in New Zealand where i felt so welcomed and like home then in Fantails. The food is awesome and i never met a person so full of energy and optimism like Heather. I realy loved staying here and i slept in the bed like in heaven. I will never forget this cosy, peacefully, relaxing days i could spend here. Thanks Heather!!"

Nora Brunzlik, 03/06/2008

"There is no other place in New Zealand where i felt so welcomed and like home. The food is awesome and i never met a person so full of energy and optimism like heather, it was wonderful to stay here and in the bed i slept like in heaven. I will never forget this cosy, relaxing, peacefully days i could spend here. Thanks Heather!!"

Nora Brunzlik, 03/06/2008

"Heather, our host at fantails in Levin is one of the most wonderful persons in the whole world. Everything in a stay at fantails is the very best. 100% value for money. Couldnt be better."

Inger & Goran, 10/03/2008

"A warm welcome from Heather excellent food, everything in room for our comfort, a real pleasure to stay here."

Rod & Beryl Callaby, 06/03/2008

"Guests are made welcome to a relaxing environment, perfect time out to recharge batteries. Very special."

Barbara, 16/02/2008

"Splendid 1994, splendid 1999, splendid 2001, splendid 2004, splendid 2006 and 2007!"

Stig brydolf, 20/01/2008

"Cottage comfortable and well equipped. Excellent cooked breakfast using organic produce. Beautiful setting-garden immaculate. Owner very welcoming."

Valerie MacCuish, 20/01/2008

"A beautiful setting , with excellent hospitality , lots of special touches."

Anne Hayman, 20/01/2008

"Lovely setting and great hospitality. It made our honeymoon very special."

Peter & Pauline, 20/01/2008

"An exceptional bed and breakfast, very friendly and welcoming. Very high standard of housekeeping and lovely breakfast."

Sheila, 20/01/2008

"Such a surprising retreat, wonderful accommodation and gardens. A very friendly welcome."

Jill Martin, 20/01/2008

"Couldnt have been a more pleasnt place to stay, highly recomend to anyone, wonderful place, wonderful people, cant thank Heather enough."

Mike Britnell, 20/01/2008

"Too short a stay in a wonderful environment. Brilliant host and delicious food. Very helpful and a great sense of humour."

Bill & Irene Wrench, 16/01/2008

"Excellent breakfasts made by heather, cleanliness, hospitality, brilliant. Beautiful gardens also. We will stay here again."

V Wallwork, 16/01/2008

"Tui cottage is every bit as good as staying in the house itself , Excellent!"

Sheila Jennings, 16/01/2008

"Fantastic! fantastic! Our 4th visit to Heather's place. No one treats you like a Queen like Heather. She's tops. We look foward to more visits."

Anderson, 16/01/2008

"Just Brilliant"

Paul Anderson, 16/01/2008

"Beautiful home & surroundings. Great stay!"

William Yeager, 08/03/2007

"Wonderful relaxing place to stay. Great host, very welcoming."

M Higham, 08/03/2007

"We will always remember the beautiful garden at the fantails bnb. It set just the right mood and we got engaged at fantails."

Van Den Berg, 30/01/2007

"very friendly, warm welcome, I felt at home. Good and healthy food(organic). Great discussions. Our second visit and the best BnB stay in NZ."

Jeannine, 30/01/2007

"Breakfasts are amazing!!! This is absolutely the best accommodation available in Levin. Heather is a wonderful host, the grounds are georgeous and the room beautifully furnished & comfortable."

Alexandra Renton-Green, 26/09/2006

"Hostess couldn't do enough. Lovely gardens and surroundings. Meals were first class."

B Fawdray, 24/04/2006

"Really enjoyed stay."

W Dussing, 24/04/2006

"A warm welcome to a very friendly, comfortable home. Highly recommended."

A Tweedale, 24/04/2006

"Great accomodation, lovely gardens - super hostess!"

Gissler, 23/04/2006


D Jones, 23/04/2006

"We had a fantastic stay at Fantails. Everybody was very friendly, outstanding hospitality, beautiful gardens, great food, very comfortable rooms that were perfectly done everyday."

P Clifton, 20/04/2006


T & P Bunnell, 20/04/2006

"Very peaceful and relaxing stay, had a wonderful time."

T Stan, 20/04/2006


J & G Hainsworth, 20/04/2006

"what a great place"

Kayde Webster, 09/04/2006

"Awesome hospitality, creative surroundings, best cuisine."

Ian & Mary Grant, 04/04/2006


Mrs P Morgan, 03/03/2006

"Heather is a marvelous host. The facilities - house, room, garden are extraordinary. This is a place that exhibits love & care everywhere. And the food is fresh, delicious & organic."

Linda DiSantis, 03/03/2006

"perfect in every way. so different from any other in our experience. will recommend as we continue our holiday & envy those still to enjoy it for the first time!"

Hugh & Anne Dobbins, 25/02/2006

"Wow wow wow . This is our third time back to Heather's place to thoroughly enjoy her genuine graciousness, Beautiful garden and delicious food. We will come again."

Marty Anderson, 18/01/2006

"Good service , friendly personel, homely, comfortable."

Davina Jones, 17/01/2006

"Excellent BnB . Top marks for welcome, friendly host , quiet location and excellent breakfast (all organic)"

M Tideman, 17/01/2006

"Fantastic! The hospitality is amazing. This is the 4th time I've stayed there. Heather is awesome!"

J Harraway, 24/11/2005

"Heather personally ensured I had a relaxing stay with great attention to detail and home baking!!!"

Fiona Simpson, 24/11/2005

"Outstanding warm hospitality and wonderful cuisine with emphasis of taste and freshness"

Paul Anderson, 24/11/2005


Simon Kuiti, 24/11/2005

"Lovely setting. Very clean. Friendly host - excellent cook. A nice comfortable place."

Tom & Norma Jaques, 19/08/2005

"Just wanted to comment on how truely fantastic Fantails is. Both the accomodation and host were absolutely fabulous. It without doubt the quietest B&B in Levin. Heather the host / owner was an absolute delight. Nothing you needed was a problem. The little extra's that Heather would do as well such as baking daily organic lemon/lime muffins, or cookies or whatever else she would make that day. We returned to our cabin each night with some sort of goodies waiting for us as well as the guarentee that Heather had been in to turn on your electric blankets and turn the heater on. The home cooked breakfasts were awesome. Fresh fruit, toast (home made bread) juices, and full hot breaky. Nearly everything you eat from Fantails grows in one of Heathers gardens. Delicious. We both have already recommended the B&B to family and would not hesitate recommending to anyone in the future. We could not fault Fantails and look forward to our next stay."

Kathy Tattle, 08/08/2005

"5 Star meals, warm, comfortable, quiet environment. Fantastic for R&R. Friendly, warm hostess, goes out of her way to provide top notch service."

S Schrader, 28/07/2005

"An awesome place to stay, fantastic grounds. A very knowledgeable host, Heather is extremely funny and you relax as soon as you walk in the door."

Anita Robinson, 03/05/2005

"Heather deserves 11 but has a cat which disputes territory with a possum!"

Roger Bacon, 03/05/2005

"This is my third stay at Fantails for when I have been marketing in Levin. It just gets better and better. A home away from home."

Janine Harraway, 28/02/2005

"Best yet!!. Excellent food, welcome & accommodation."

Mr & Mrs D Prince, 25/02/2005

"Everything you could possibly want from a homestay, every possible comfort in wonderful surroundings and Heather the kindest and most helpful hostess."

A Gee, 24/02/2005

"Our room was wonderful and gracious hosts. Thank you for a lovely stay."

R Bendfeld, 23/02/2005

"Very good."

G Halstead, 22/02/2005


D Anns, 22/02/2005

"A fantastic place to stay. We will come again."

R Field, 22/02/2005


J Tennaul, 21/02/2005

"Lovely in every way."

L Tate Davis, 20/02/2005

"Friendly people, lovely food"

L Kelly, 20/02/2005

"A wonderful experience. the true New Zealand."

B Linemann, 20/02/2005


A Kramer, 20/02/2005

"A fantastic stay. Looked after our every desire."

M Welsh, 19/02/2005

"Cosy beds, excellent breakfast, friendly hosts."

R Wilk, 19/02/2005

"Please retain the homely atmosphere."

M Scott, 19/02/2005

"Wolud have loved a cooked breaky."

C Jefferies, 19/02/2005

"Thank you."

M Chestnut, 18/02/2005


A Pawsay., 18/02/2005

"Superb hospitality.They showed us the best side of Kiwi hospitality. We came as strangers and left as friends."

Cohen Ronen, 17/02/2005

"So many thoughtful little touches. I feel refreshed by the kindness I found here."

P Hodgson, 17/02/2005

"Heather was so helpful with everything, she welcomed me with open arms."

P Bilich, 17/02/2005

"Wonderful setting, lovely hosts, nothing was too much trouble."

C Shaw, 17/02/2005

"Very friendly hosts. Excellent breakfast."

BM Johannesson, 17/02/2005

"Felt at home"

Patonich Family, 16/02/2005

"Perfect in every way."

M Mahony, 11/02/2005

"Thank you."

D&M Stuart, 11/02/2005

"She thought of everything!!!"

M&M Pattison, 11/02/2005

"Everything was excellent."

K&R Burbery, 11/02/2005

"What a wonderful place. Keep up the good work."

J Perry, 11/02/2005

"It was wonderful. Thank you."

J&M Monahan., 10/02/2005


Dutton, 10/02/2005

"Great attention to detail. Made to feel at home."

D Milkman, 10/02/2005

"Great food. Host makes great effort to accommodate special diets ie gluten free, organic. Fantastic comfortable beds, lovely environment. Cheerful host."

Kate Shaw, 08/02/2005

"Wonderful accommodation and excellent food in a friendly "at home" atmosphere that makes one want to come back time after time."

Karin Conrad, 08/02/2005

"Superb. Keep it as it is."

Brian Lee, 08/02/2005

"One couldn't wish for better hospitality. Peace & tranquility everywhere. I would highly recommend this B&B."

Mrs Chris Fryer, 08/02/2005

"We had a lovely relaxing stay. Enjoyed the peace & quiet too. A really nice place to stay with the family."

J Van Saarloos, 07/02/2005

"Great organic food. Lisa & Heather's hospitality was warm & welcoming. We didn't get to see the goat. The bunnies rock."

Guest Comment, 07/02/2005

"We really enjoyed our stay! Very welcoming!!"

S Carvell, 07/02/2005

"Beautiful location. Very hospitable & friendly. Went out of their way to arrange winning dinner. Attention to smail details makes a big difference. Wonderful scrambled eggs. Home made preserves etc. Tremendous value for money. Scenery in NZ wonderful but difficult to remember the view of one lake/mountain from another after so many, BUT do remember the names of our host and what they did to make us feel so welcomed."

B Yauel, 02/02/2005

"An exceptionaly friendly welcomeand lots of special touches. 10/01/04"

., 28/01/2005

"Heather has done an excellent job - she has anticipated the every need of her guests. All "the little things" have been thought of."

Nici Wickes, 28/01/2005

"I wish all B&B's could mantain this standard of care. Every little detail has been considered. "Lovely People" Lovely B&B."

J and J Green, 28/01/2005

"Both Heather and Peter are attentive persons with warmth and heartily you miss. The cottage is delightful and gives you a "being-at-home" feeling. The towels etc have been changed every day - great! 3 Dec 2003"

J. U. K Adebahr, 28/01/2005

"Peter, Heather and the "fantails" are real treasures... we had a 'blissful' stay. B&B at its best."

Colleen and Maurice Gray, 28/01/2005

"Really lovely place tostay - tranquil and beautiful. A true retreat. The attention to detail is excellent and often not seen in NZ. Things like having a torch provided and a range of CD's and books. Highly recommended. 13 Jan 2003"

Sue Bidrose, 27/01/2005

"All the extra touches made for an extremley high standard."

., 27/01/2005

"The fantails is the best B&B who I met all over the world. So clean, friendly and a peaceful environment. The park the house all it cares with love. 8/1/04"

Erica Camenisel, 27/01/2005

"14/5/03 - We were impressed with all of the above"

D Draper, 27/01/2005

"Breakfast delicious, very welcoming. Keep doing what you are doing."

Peter Dial, 27/01/2005


Geoff Corbett, 27/01/2005

"Lovely Hospitality"

A Jarman, 25/01/2005