beyond description how friendly the host are. Seven Canadians stayed and had an excellent supper. There is an excellent view. The place is close to the Harakai (SP) trail. There are no nearby neighbours, so it is very quiet.

Terry, TripAdvisor

House with no Nails is such a beautiful, creatively stylish home with sweeping views of the gorgeous countryside. Decor throughout is impeccable, with modern country comfort feel. Both Jen and Dewi create a feeling of warmth and friendliness as soon as you arrive; and are ready to help plan your exploration of the surrounding area. Bedrooms are spacious, comfortable and ample; and it’s a treat waking up to fresh country air and mooing of cows. Just remember to shut the windows at night as the mosquitoes tend to get in. A home you don’t want to leave

Gillian S

TRAVEL AGENT REVIEW - I recently visited the house with no nails in November and what a lovely hidden gem this really is! Its just fantastic! The house itself has such a homely feel to it, its cosy, stylish, rustic and extremely clean which is all you can ask for a property. The property is set back from the main road, with plenty of parking and as soon as you pull up on the driveway you realise just how wonderful the location is of this B&B. The Kaimai mountains are the back drop of the house and from the main dining room table and the lovely gardens you get the most fantastic views. One thing I think that really makes this property stand out from others is the "host" style you get from the owners, ,Jeni and Dewi. Both such lovely people who are so keen to show of their beautiful home and the area of New Zealand they live in. They have so much passion and Knowledge of the area and offer small group trips to local attractions. They also offer an evening meal option for you, Jen is a great cook and its a great opportunity for them to give you recommendations on the local area. Its about 1hour 45 drive from Auckland so its a perfect first stop on your new Zealand trip! I would recommend staying 3/4 nights here as its such a great location you can day trip to The Coromandel area, Tauranga, Rotorua and also Hobbiton which is on the door step! Its the ideal B&B for a few nights, it really is a must!


We, 2 families (with 3 kids 9y, 11y and 14y), from Israel and Bora Bora stayed 2 the house with no nails. The house (built by Dewi the owner) is made of wood with a astonishing sky line that views breath taking mountains. The house is clean, very comfortable beds , plenty of room and exositc shower. We enjoyed the rooms very much. The highlight of the house is the kind couple , Jen & Dewi-they did everything to make us happy- Jen planned for us 3 different days trip that we enjoyed very much. On the first day, we had a traditional NZ diner made by Jen -it was excellent. We enjoyed the J & D company very much. We came as guests and left as friends. Thank you Jen and Dewi for a wonderful time

Shir Shalev

Jen and Dewi are wonderful hosts, when you arrive you are made to feel at home as if you have known them a life time! This is a very rare skill at any bed & breakfast! The home is hand crafted timber frame home built by hand, its quirky in the nicest possible way! If you are looking for a modern white sterile bed & breakfast, this is not the place for you, but if you are seeking a family-style atmosphere with the other guests & your new found "friends", Jen & Dewi this accommodation/home is perfect! Our two night stay was way too short given the central location to so many wonderful places to visit


We had the best stay in Jen and Dewi’s beautiful home. Such a beautiful story they had to tell about their home and their lives. The rooms are beautiful and are perfect!! And what a hospitality!! Thank You!

Max v

You know that feeling, that instant feeling of coming home and everything just feels right? That's what we felt just give minutes after being welcomed by Jen and Dowie. Originally we had just booked one night but as Jen walked us through their amazing (!!) house we just looked at each other and said we wanted more nights at house with no nails. We had the most beautiful room and right outside was one of the two shared bathrooms. We stayed here with a lovely American family and everyone just really felt like one big happy family. Couldn't be more amazing. During our stay there Jen went the extra mile of helping us planning daytrips. As we got home either the same evening or the day after she made sure of asking us what was good and what wasn't as good so she knew what she could recommend. Basically doing her homework. Now let's talk breakfast. All I can say is Dowie I miss your breakfast haha. As the title says. We booked one night because of its amazing view but we found a home. Don't doubt. It will be worth it Best regards Ewa and Johannes


Beautiful accommodation we were made to feel so welcome and I felt an instant connection with the host Jin, both herself and her husband Dowie couldn't have been more helpful, beautiful home and rooms bed & linen of super quality had the best nights sleep waking up to beautiful scenery, this is somewhere we will definitely come back to.

Lisa W

Wonderful welcome, felt like old friends in this beautiful and comfortable home. In a tranquil setting just outside Matamata. Easy to find. Lots of helpful advice on where to go and what to see. Stayed 3 nights and could have done with longer


When we arrived Jen and Dewi heard that we were discharged from the hospital that day. They offered us their own bedroom in addition to the rooms we had booked. Jen and Dewi took very good care of us.They treated us as we were part of their family. Their care, their hospitality and information make them great hosts. We hope to return to enjoy your hospitality, your beautiful home and the views. Thank you very much, Bald, Mariska and André

mariska w

We booked this place because it looked different. Luckily we were not wrong. The moment we parked our car we entered into this magical, kind of a fairytale world. We were greeted not as tourists but as family guests. Views onto the farmyards and the mountains beyond were majestic. Hosts Jen and Dewey treated us as we were part of their family. We liked that shared family atmosphere the house provided. But if you are concerned about the privacy and freedom to move around, this place might not for you


We stayed at the House with No Nails for two nights whilst we were visiting the Matamata region. Our host Jen was very warm and welcoming and the house itself is beautiful. My kids loved the loft area and their own little living space. Beautiful views of the mountains and surrounding farmland. A truly unique and magical place.

Kylie N