Magnolia House

Contact Joan & George Sutherland

Ph (03) 467 5999

18 Grendon Street
Maori Hill
Dunedin 9010



Magnolia House

Photos of Magnolia House


Property Description

Our quiet turn-of-the-century villa sits in broad, flower-bordered lawns backed by native bush with beautiful, tuneful birds. All rooms have electric heating, comfortable beds with electric blanket, and antiques, while the queen room has an adjoining balcony. Close by is Moana Pool, the glorious Edwardian house Olveston, and Otago Golf Course. Our special breakfast will set you up for the day. We have a courtesy car, and two burmese cats. It is not suitable for children or smokers. Note that we have reduced our intake to one couple or two singles per night. (Old age/laziness!)


B&B Details

Type: B&B
Email: Email this host
Phone: (03) 467 5999
021 044 3272
Beds: 1 Double
1 Queen
2 Single
Total 3 Bedrooms
Total capacity for 2 guests
Baths: 1 Private
Tariff: Double: $150.00
Single: $100.00
Other: We take only one couple or two singles each night.
Breakfast: Special
Nearest Town: 2 km W of Dunedin
Pets/Children: Not suitable for Children
Smoking: No smoking on property, Non smokers only




Location Information

Nature capital of New Zealand. Albatros, penguins, Orokonui kiwi, kea, tuatara reserve.


Reviews: 22 reviews

"We were just looking back at pictures of our five week trip to New Zealand last March 2013 and wanted to write about a few of our B & B's that made our trip memorable. The hosts were gracious and very hospitable. The house is beautiful and the room are clean and well appointed. As this was our last stop before returning home they offered us scales to weigh our luggage and assisted us with containers so we could pack our special souvenirs. Thank you George and Jean. Your kindnesses were greatly appreciated."

MaryAnne & Monty, 28/02/2014

"We stayed with the Sutherlands in 1989, and we still remember them fondly. Theirs was the cover B&B on the front of the Book! They touted themselves as great conversationalists -- and it was true! The breakfast was first rate, the people were the best! Wish we could return to see them again soon. Eric & Lorn Salem Oregon USA"

Eric & Lorn, 25/03/2013

"Although my stay in Dunedin was the shortest throughout my week long vacation in New Zealand, I will miss Dunedin most because of Magnolia House. Loved its Victorian charm, the serene surroundings and best of all its delightful hosts. George and Joan Sutherland were so attentive and concerned about our comfort and convenience; staying with them is indeed like staying with one's grandparents."

Lionel Thiong, 02/07/2012

"Beautiful home and wonderful hosts. The garden and house are a treasure and the cats are friendly. Will visit again one day because Joan & George made us feel at home in their home."

Philip Lambe, 08/03/2009

"Very friendly and comfortable stay. Excellent breakfast. Lovely hosts. Good value. A bit out of town if travelling without a car. Probably not so well suited to younger travellers. Highly recommended."

Peter & Ursula Weston, 27/01/2009


Y & S Hay, 19/04/2006

"Out of the city, quiet and peaceful. A nice place to relax and enjoy the garden."

Linda Ellingson, 19/01/2006

"Very interesting home. Lots of character. Our hosts were very kind and helpful. They have a beautiful flower garden. Enjoyed their sweet cats. Our meals were excellent!"

Phyllis & Ray Billings, 19/01/2006

"It was a wonderful stay. We so enjoyed chatting with George and Joan. They were so helpful and delightful! Thank you."

Marshall & Jene Stadt, 19/01/2006

"Everything was top class and very friendly and welcoming."

Ida Burgess, 17/01/2006

"Beautiful home with very comfortable sleeping arrangement. George and Joan are wonderful hosts full of interesting conversation and helpful tips. Our Best breakfast in New Zealand! Highly recommended."

Liz and Arnaud, 29/09/2005

"The best stay that we have ever had. The hospitality was amazing, we felt like part of the family. The food was so delcious!You couldn't ask for a better B&B. We are looking forward to going back to stay. Thankyou George and Joan."

Carey and Matt, 18/05/2005

"Lovely place & people, really exceeded our expectations and even gave us an icepack to take for chilly bin!! Devine breakfast!! 5 star."

Cynthia & Doug Moral, 30/03/2005


David and Jane Pubols, 15/03/2005

"George and Joan are wonderful! I had the best time just talking with them in the evenings. They served a wonderful breakfast and an assortment of treats. The single room I stayed in was great, because there were heated blankets and the beds were so comfortable. George and Joan's hospitality, however, was probably the best aspect of my stay. I would definately book with them again, if I got the chance to go back to Dunedin."

Leia Williams, 24/02/2005

"Lovely old house and good breakfasts. Very friendly helpful hosts."

A Allen, 10/02/2005

"Joan & George could not be more helpful. I will stay again when in town."

G Sammut, 10/02/2005

"The warmth of the welcome and the interest in our lives made this a very special place."

A & R Solesbury, 09/02/2005

"Our hosts were most gracious, nothing was too much trouble. All food homemade and a beautiful old home with wonderful gardens. Comfortable beds and a delicious breakfast. Plus a most entertaining George."

Marlene Waters, 09/02/2005

"Warm bed and hospitality. 17/12/03"

Joy Crosbie, 27/01/2005

"Delightful people. 17/12/03"

Jill Lindsay, 27/01/2005

"It is a wonderful place to stay and the hosts are wonderful. It is very relaxing and the breakfasts are the best"

Ross & Ruth Dunn, 17/04/2002