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Following our experience and passion in hospitality and tourism, hosts Matt and Naomi, welcome you to our Bed & Breakfast. We believe in good company, good food and good coffee - and you'll get it all when you stay with us.
After visiting family in Marlborough for some years we fell for the place and moved from Christchurch 6 years ago. Since then we have added to our family with 3 year Bella, 6 month old Harry, Cohen the Cat and Ruby the Dog.
The Rev's Retreat began as a "one day we'll do it" dream. After the upheaval caused by the Christchurch earthquakes, Matt's parents suggested we care take their dream retirement home in sunny Marlborough. With Matt’s father being a Minister and residing in the Renwick vicarage, and a previous owner also being a Minister - the Rev's Retreat was born! The Revs Retreat has since grown up and moved out of home - we bought our own property, 1.5 blocks up the road.
The Rev's Retreat is situated in a quiet street just 5 minutes drive from the centre of Blenheim, and fantastic wineries. The guest suite is located downstairs in our family home. It does not have a private entrance but has its own door within the main house and direct access to the pool and bbq courtyard. The suite includes bedroom with Superking bed (can be split to 2 singles), lounge/breakfast room and private bathroom. Feel free to make use of our extensive DVD library, take a quiet moment in the courtyard or cool down with a dip in the in ground swimming pool.
Your continental breakfast includes homemade muesli plus 2 other cereals, yoghurt, fruit, home made preserves and toast, juice, plunger coffee, teas. Breakfast will be supplied to your room ahead of your arrival. If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know how we may be able to help.
We are a smoke free home but you are welcome to smoke outside on the property.
Please note that we do not have credit card or eftpos facilities so we must ask for cash or direct debit payments only.
Reviews: 3 reviews
"The 3 of us stayed in the Single and Queen rooms and enjoyed the experience of staying in a family home with very helpful Matt and Naomie. The continental breakfast was extremely good and having a quiet room adjacent to the bedrooms was a handy space for reading. Good that the car could be left off the road and the town centre is a 5 min drive or a 25 min walk away, although other shops are somewhat closer. The household was very quiet and coffee available from the family kitchen at any time. We would recommend this B & B as a quiet place to stay, the 3 of us are retired and found it a really great experience, we would stay again."
"Matt and Naomi are young hosts (unusual at the homestays we've booked into over the past 9 years) and are very enthusiastic, gracious, and deeply committed to the hospitality industry. Their interest in providing an excellent experience shows in their attention to detail and eagerness to share both their house and its gardens as well as their local knowledge. Naomi offered us dinner, providing a varied menu to choose from even before we arrived, and both Matt and Naomi are terrific cooks. We felt welcome, comfortable, and "at home"! We will stay with them again and will highly recommend their homestay to others. We wish them every success!"
"Matt and Naomi helped us in every way to make our stay an unforgettable one! The garden is great for relaxing and a glass of wine. Beds are super comfy! All furniture looks brand new and the rooms are nicely decorated. This place is great for doing wine tours, M&N helped us with booking bikes and were able to recommend a few really nice wineries. Would definitely stay here again!"