Tips on Superhosts

There are some awesome tips and guidance on the Airbnb website and if you are looking at how to improve your guests experience then visit it first to see where to start. But while your here why not see our top 5 tips on being and staying a #superhost on @airbnb :


1: description- be super accurate with what your place is and don't make it out to be something it's not, get this right and your review will be spot on.

2. Clean- make a cleaning list and itemise all the things that you need clean/change/refill , this is sooo important!! Nobody wants to stay in a dirty bed or shower in someone else's hair. Never leave anything to chance, clean clean and clean again.

3. Honesty- be yourself and don't pretend to be someone your not. Part of the success of being a host is being open and letting guests know what you are about, embrace them!

4. Your guests are special- it's a privilege to host people and because of this you should make them feel as special, add a personal touch, write a nice note or just spend some time with them. Remember, not only are you representing yourself but you are also representing the area where you live, you want people to come back time and time again.

5. Have fun- if you get the top 4 right then enjoy the experience!! See you soon!

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Being a superhost requires dedication and putting the guest first

Being a superhost requires dedication and putting the guest first

Feeling a wee bit french....


Akaroa frech festival is an amazing weekend where you can practice your french and indulge in a kiwi/fenchie style of festival.. we have some great accommodation deals

Event date: 

Friday, October 9, 2015 to Sunday, October 11, 2015

Brief Description

The Festival will be held on 9th, 10th & 11th October 2015. Escape to picturesque Akaroa and immerse yourself in French culture, entertainment and romance as you celebrate Akaroa’s unique French connection at the Akaroa French Festival. Settle in on Friday evening and relax with sea side dining. Watch the street come alive with entertainment, music. and a light show. On Saturday enjoy the French landing at the beach, the parade, flag raising and market stalls and Sunday look forward to traditional games. This year also celebrating 175 years since Akaroa was founded by the French in 1840. Akaroa French Fest 2015 will be an event not to miss.

Event Date:

Event date: 

Friday, October 9, 2015 to Sunday, October 11, 2015

the exhibition

We are incredibly lucky to have the internationally recognised Little River Gallery right on our doorstep and having such a wonderful gallery so close brings with it an array of fantastic people that visit the area, the next exhibition opening on the 16th May at 11:00am in the gallery is "Three wishes" a joint exhibition with Lisa Grennell and Rachel Kearney. We suggest that you can make a lovely weekend of it and enjoy a couple of nights with us, visit our booking page and we look forward to meeting you soon.

For more information on the gallery and artists visit



Car rally fundraiser

Like quizzes? Like driving? Enjoy supporting community needs? Well, little river can cater for you! The wonderful girls of Little River are trying to raise some money to allow the little ballerinas a chance to fulfil their dreams of dancing on the big stage. See below for details or email me. 

17 May – Sunday – LITTLE RIVER CAR RALLY – 1pm at the Little River Domain –  $25.00 per car.  A fundraiser for the Little Ballerinas - Its a Quiz on Wheels.  Win Prizes.  Register your team  by 10May  with Alison Evans Phone 3251 336 or email

To be followed by a BBQ, drinks and children’s games at the Domain courtesy of The Little River Wairewa Community Trust.

Bring your own refreshments and gold coin for the raffle.

_Car rally for Little Ballerinas

winter warmer

mulled wine

With winter just around the corner, Little River cottage is gearing up for a bumper season. Our resident hens are getting the winter feathers and will soon be laying some completely free ranged eggs! yum yum. We are looking for some inventive ideas of what we can do with them? got an awesome egg recipe? then let us know and we will add it to our blog and who knows maybe we will add as a surprise for one of our many guests!

We also have a fantastic mulled wine that we make during the winter months and it's pretty well know around Little river, if you fancy trying some out then why not take the tour and then come and stay with us.

see you soon

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