Palmerston North


Contact Lorraine Vincent

Ph 0274405507

11a Ake Ake Ave
Palmerston North

$129 - $248

Palmerston North


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Property Description

Forget the lonely, bland motel room. We offer architecturally-designed accommodation in a quiet tree-lined street. For your exclusive use, the upstairs level provides a choice of two generous queen-sized bedrooms, private lounge and spacious bathroom.

If you are after a little bit extra, we can help there too; a pre-arranged home-cooked dinner, office space to prepare for next-day presentations and secure off-road parking.

There is a spacious, comfortable upstairs living area all to yourself. You can rely on us to provide you with a place to call home during your stay in Palmerston North.

Amenities include LCD TV, heater, air conditioning, hairdryer, all bed linen and towels.

We are only a 20 minute stroll from the city or the Manawatu River pathway, a 10 minute drive from the airport and a seven minute drive to Massey University.

Our delicious meals are made with aroha using fresh ingredients. Cafe quality coffee is available.

Our goal is to create an accommodation experience you will leave, feeling refreshed and wanting to tell others about.

Your hosts, Terri and Vince, are world travellers. We have a small, friendly non-allergenic dog.


B&B Details

Type: Modern
Email: Email this host
Phone: 0274405507
Beds: 2 Queen
Total 2 Bedrooms
(Comfortable beds with luxury Woolrest electric blankets.)
Total capacity for 4 guests
Baths: 1 Private
The bathroom services your luxury upstairs suite.
Tariff: Double: $129.00 - $248.00
Dinner: Home cooked meals (mains and dessert) by prior arrangement $50pp
Breakfast: Full (Continental + cooked)
Nearest Town: Palmerston North


Location Information

Palmerston North offers the sophistication and diversity of a major city with a great art gallery and library, beautiful parks and riverside. Walk, cycle or drive and park with no stress.


Reviews: 13 reviews

"It was really nice to be welcomed by Vince and the lovely Clicquot, the very well behaved dog. We couldn't have asked for better accommodation in Palmerston North. Hosts were most helpful and friendly and looked after us both very well.. Refreshstay is tops in all ways, cleanliness, comfy beds with most enjoyable breakfasts and excellent coffees. We both had a lovely stay and went home feeling very refreshed. We would be more than happy to stay again."

Evelyn and Clive, 11/07/2017

"My time at Refreshstay was superb. I could not have been made to feel more welcome, comfortable or at home! The amenities are excellent.The meals are the two host's pièce de résistance. Delicious!"

Karen Eder, 30/05/2017

"We had a fabulous time with Vince and Terri - they are incredibly welcoming and generous. Breakfasts are cafe worthy, coffee is delicious and rugby on the big screen just topped it off. Perfect set-up for travelling with our 1 year old. Thanks again ladies, we will be back!"

Tammy, Ryan & Caleb, 10/05/2017

"The best place I have had so far and I had some. Terri and Vince are excellent hosts, everything is finest and spotlessly clean. The spacious house is located in a quiet environment and is easily accessible. I had wonderful and interesting conversations along with an excellent meal. You miss a highlight when you do not accept the invitation to eat."

Ruth from Basel, Switzerland, 16/04/2017

"We loved our time at Refresh Stay. The modern architecturally designed house is tucked down a driveway on the quiet tree lined Ake Ake Ave. Terri and Vince (and their friendly little dog) greeted us with smiles and were very accommodating. The home is very spacious, exceptionally clean and furnished with unique art works and designer furniture. The upstairs area reserved for guests is perfect - The bed was very comfy and the bathroom kitted out with everything you need (hairdryer, nice soaps and shampoos etc). Oh and the breakfast - These two foodies could open a 1st class cafe - Exceptional. Thanks, we loved our stay and book again in a heartbeat."

Chelsea Brett, 03/04/2017

"Coming as strangers, leaving as friends! This was the most welcoming place we stayed in since we started our trip in November last year, and we have seen many! Why choosing Palmerston North? For us there were several reasons: We wanted to be off the beaten Track and see NZs hidden secrets in the countryside. And being an architect I fell in love with this outstanding state-of-the-art design and cutting-edge technology. And last not least there are Terri and Vince, both really lovely hosts and Clicquot, this charming little dog. We spent two nights with very stimulating conversations, had a very tasty dinner and wine from a well stocked wine 'cellar'. What do you need more? Thank you Terri and Vince for such an awesome New Zealand Experience! February 2017"

Renate and Jurgen from Hamburg/ Germany, 08/02/2017

"Refreshstay rview This is the most awesome and welcoming accommodation I have ever experienced. It truly felt like home. Our hosts were fantastic, including the guest therapist, Cliquot, the most chilled-out dog ever. The food was amazing, the hospitality superb even extending to a guided walk along the banks of the Manawatu. The beds are comfy, there are spaces to mingle or you can choose to be alone if you wish though you'll likely not want to be alone with the company of such interesting and friendly hosts. There is much love and laughter in this place. I guarantee you will leave feeling totally refreshed."

Trudy Anderson, 20/12/2016

"Terri and Vince provide outstanding accommodation and hospitality. They are warm and engaging hosts, everything is spotless and well organised and very comfortable (and gorgeous). The atmosphere is relaxing and the food fresh, tasty and beautiful. It is exactly what they say it is - refreshing and relaxing. An absolutely delightful experience."

Gail Carlyle, 02/12/2016

"From the very first greeting I was made to feel so welcome. These guys could live in a tent and you would experience the same high quality hospitality that would make you forget where you were. Absolutely nothing to fault here. Definitely the best accommodation I have ever stayed in. Hospitality's best kept secret, but hopefully not for long. Not to be missed."

Annie Butler, 28/11/2016

"I can really recommend staying at this place. The house is roomy and comfortable. The guest accommodation has large rooms, comfortable beds, a huge bathroom and a private area to sit. If you need it there is a desk and chair. The hosts are friendly and well travelled. You might arrive as a stranger but you will leave as a friend."

Vivien Downes, 18/11/2016

"This is a truly lovely place to stay. Very comfortable, quiet bedrooms, large bathroom with amazing shower, space to be private if required. And the hosts are so warm and welcoming, providing delicious coffee and breakfast. Easy walking distance to the centre of town and the beautiful Hokowhitu lagoon area. Highly recommended."

Jo Currie & Phil Gillen, 18/11/2016

"I love coming here. My true home away from home, but better. We travel a lot and these digs rate right at the top; modern and very clean, own space, comfy bed and room, outstanding bathroom, warm and inviting hosts, fantastic collection of art and a dining experience second to none. I get cosseted and nourished and leave with my body rested, my mind stimulated and my soul fed."

Leslie, 18/11/2016

"This is more than just a place to stay, but what a place to stay it is. Five-star surroundings are the least of what these guys have to offer. Bring your love of good coffee, good wine, and good food on holiday or book somewhere else to stay. Enjoy art and warm invigorating hosts. Hidden away from the street in a quiet neighbourhood, you could not want more from your accommodation, and if you want less, this place is not for you."

Rachel Offord, 18/11/2016