Timaru Central

Jones Homestay

Contact Margaret & Nevis Jones

Ph (03) 688 1400

16 Selwyn Street


Timaru Central

Jones Homestay

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Property Description

Welcome to our spacious character brick home built in the 1920s and situated in a beautiful garden with a grass tennis court. A secluded property with off-street parking and views of the surrounding sea and mountains. Centrally situated, only 5 minutes from the beach and town with an excellent choice of cafes and restaurants. On arrival tea is served on our sunny verandah. Hosts have lived and worked extensively overseas, namely South Africa, UK and the Middle East, and enjoy music, theatre, tennis and golf.


B&B Details

Type: B&B & Homestay
Email: Email this host
Phone: (03) 688 1400
Fax: (03) 688 1400
Beds: 2 Double
1 Twin
Total 3 Bedrooms
Total capacity for 6 guests
Baths: 2 Ensuite
1 Guest Share
Tariff: Double: $140.00
Single: $90.00
Children: half price
Other: Free WiFi
Breakfast: Full (Continental + cooked)
Nearest Town: 1 km NW of timaru
Pets/Children: Children welcome, Pet free home
Facilities: Internet Available, Free WiFi
Payments: Visa/Mastercard




Reviews: 19 reviews

"We stayed for one night on our way upto Christchurch, we were made to feel very welcome, we had a peaceful nights sleep and a lovely breakfast."

Rob & Peggy, 02/04/2017

"Clean. Very gracious and guest-friendly host and hostess. Great breakfast. Great beds. Quiet. Good location. Walking distance to restaurants and downtown. Lovely garden with fruit trees -- we were offered fresh fruit from their small, in-town orchard. Margaret even cooked her lovely fruit for breakfast! Though we could walk to town, it was very quiet even with the windows open at night. Large and charming 1920's house. The twin room upstairs where we stayed was spacious and comfortable. Margaret and Bob were helpful with local activities and sites/sights. We would book here again in a minute. don't hesitate -- book it!"

Susan and Hugh Stephens, 29/02/2016

"Wonderful reception most welcome at the end of a long day's drive. Terrific hosts made me feel like one of the family. Black currants for breakfast. Off-street parking. Safe environment for single travellers. I will return to stay with my friends."

Elizabeth Park, 20/02/2014

"I think I was so lucky choosing this homestay by pure chance! My aunt and I felt welcome and at home in this beautiful, comfortable old house with a lovely garden; the food, the amenities, and the conversations could not have been bettered! I won't forget sitting on the porch in the super-comfy chairs reading and enjoying the garden, while my aunt was resting, with my feet in the sun and my head in the shade. If I need to stay in Timaru again, I'll know where to come!"

Margaret Smith, 30/11/2013

"Extremely hospitable, welcomed with cup of tea and cake. After we had been out in the evening we were welcomed back with tea biscuits and conversation. Variety of choice for breakfast."

Jacky Cobb, 09/10/2010

"I stayed with the Jones for a week and it was one of the very best homestay experiences. Both hosts are friendly and knowledgeable about the region and what it has to offer. The room in their gracious home was very comfortable and the home-cooked breakfast generous and delicious. Coming back at any hour, I was welcomed with a cup of tea and home-baking - a special place."

Virginia, 02/12/2009

"Very friendly and interesting hosts, clean and comfortable ensuite room in a quiet location just a few minutes walk from good restaurants. Great tennis court."

Ian & Debbie Ball, 26/02/2008

"The welcome is as warm in the winter as in the summer, continues to be comfortable, excellent breakfast options and excellent hosts."

Nola Robinson, 23/01/2008

"Beautiful house with excellent hosts. Could not have made us more welcome & comfortable.Great central location but quiet,so totalling relaxing."

Kerri Shaw, 02/10/2007

"Thank you, Nevis and Margaret, for our visit with you on our fabulous visit to NZ with John. Your gorgeous home and great hospitality were a highlight -not to mention breakfast! Yes---we saw Mount Cook from your garden also."

Brian and Helen Smith, 23/01/2007

"Extraordinary value for money!! Beautiful environment & wonderful hosts. Practically perfect."

Nola Stewart-Robinson, 25/10/2006


Nola Stewart-Robinson, 24/10/2006

"Delightful home - very warm hosts. A credit to the NZ B&B trade!"

B Tichborne, 24/11/2005

"One of the finest B&B's we have enjoyed - particuarlarly our gracious host and hostess."

Alice & Carol Boyer, 30/03/2005


J Evans, 24/02/2005

"Listed as a full breakfast but not. (Refer to neg folder)"

U & V Pablo, 21/02/2005


F Feldman, 19/02/2005

"Exceptional hospitality. Beautiful home, well presented. Generous meals."

E Mansfield, 07/02/2005

"Everything was wonderful except the mattress which tipped us into the middle of the bed. Lovely place. 20/11/03"

Mary Hawkes, 07/02/2005