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Proud to be recommended in the print version of Lonely Planet
"Breakers - 14kms north of Greymouth, is one of the best-kept secrets on the coast. Breakers sits on a stunning spot overlooking the sea with fine surfing opportunities at hand for the intrepid. The rooms are beautifully appointed and the hosts are friendly."
From the Guest Book
"Thank you very much for your hospitality and all of your advice for our travel. The view is really stunning and the banana pancakes tasted really yummy! :-) Thank you for your warm welcome!"
Constance, Valentine & Remi Paris, France 31/7/12
"Incredible sunset and magnificent view of sea. Tasty breakfast and overall the BEST treat. We loved it!!! Thank you! :-) "
Elena and Mateo Madrid, Spain 29/7/12
"Fantastic views, great breakfast and fabulous thoughts on places to visit and things to see. Thank you!!"
Dan & Rebecca Anchascik Pittsburgh, PA, USA 28/7/12
"Beautiful views, warm hospitality. Would loved to have stayed longer!"
Anabelle & Paul Auckland, NZ 24/7/12
"Thanks for sharing a paradise with the scenery and hospitality."
Andre Thibodeau Gaspe Coast, Quebec, Canada 18/7/12
"Thank you so much for all the hospitality, great food and most of all the hard work and love you put into Breakers! It really shows and it was such a perfect way to end our trip in New Zealand!"
Andy and Lindsay Pennsylvania, USA 13/7/12
"Thank you for all your advice about our travel. We enjoy here - the beach, the falls, the garden and the view are incrediable!!"
Miguel and Marta Santander, Spain 12/7/12
"Thank you so much for a great stay. You are so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world! The room was outstanding and the service was great! Thanks very much."
Kylie and Kris Perth, Western Australia 10/7/12
"Absolutely fabulous views - breathtaking. Hospitality was second to none. Thank you."
Matthew and Kelsi Coolum Beach, Australia 7/7/12
"Amazing sunsets and beautiful accommodations! We wish we could stay for a week! Thank you for your hospitality."
Frank and Erin Atlanta, GA, USA 3/7/12
"Very beautiful place, kindly and warm. Breakfast SO good. Thanks Jan for everything."
Carren and Fernando Madrid, Spain 16/6/12
"A wonderful spot with a wonderful walk on the beach. The white stones I took home will remind me of this lovely place for ever."
Jim & Sharon St Paul, Minnesota, USA 27/3/12
"This has been a memorable stop along the way in beautiful NZ. What a beautiful place you have here - we will remember it always. Thanks for the terrific hospitality!
Patty & Jim Woodbury, MN, USA 27/3/12
"This was our best night's rest - absolutely wonderful. Thank you for your warm hospitality, simply a beautiful spot to see and stay. We will remember you Jan - blessings!
Kevin & Susan Idaho, USA 26/3/12
"It's been a pleasure staying at your very nice B&B. Thanks for your warm welcome, your good recommendations where to go and your delicious breakfast! Thank you so much, hope we will come back and can stay a bit longer some day."
Claudia and Michael from Germany 25/3/12
"We enjoyed this place sooooo much. We will be back! Thanks Jan."
Christiane & Herbert Germany 24/3/12
"A lovely finale to our NZ adventure - great breakfasts, views and importantly, hospitality!"
Colin & Jan Willats Whaddon, UK 22/3/12
"Wonderful weather, fantastic accommodation. What a stay!!!! Thanks."
Sue & Barry Marks UK 22/3/12
"The Breakers sure has the wow factor!!!"
Paddy & Josie Enright St Bathans, Central Otago, NZ 19/3/12
"Lovely setting - nice to be lulled to sleep by the waves. Stars were amazing too!"
Stan & July Wolanski Ottawa, Canada 19/3/12
"It was a dream. Thank you for all."
Detlef & Marion Berlin, Germany 28/2/12
"Thank you so much Jan - it was again, just like 2 years ago - outstanding! We will be back!"
Yuri, Sarah & Marcel Zurich, Switzerland 24/2/12
Margorie & Eynon Cincinnati, Ohio, USA 22/2/12
Roger & Janet West Thame, Oxon, UK 21/2/12
"Thank you for sharing your little piece of heaven!"
Mary & Carl Summers Orange Park, Florida, USA 20/2/12
"The perfect spot!"
Sue & David Wakelin Newbury, UK 19/2/12
"Best place in NZ! Thank you very much."
Silvia, Ferdinand and Isabel Reich Germany 17/2/12
"Excellent hosts. Thanks for the suggested stops. Great rooms!"
Ron & Donna Gabriel Sydney, Australia 17/2/12
"Warm, friendly welcome and it's a beautiful place to watch the sunset! Thank you!"
Frischwasser/Kaufmann family Berlin, Germany 16/2/12
"Very pleasant spot and most important - very welcoming! A great stay. Thanks"
Jean-Piere & Christian France 14/2/12
"Spectacular views, wonderful hosts - a slice of heaven."
Fred & Diana Boston, USA 14/2/12
"Wonderful place - didn't want to leave. Thanks!"
Jean & Philip Paddy UK 13/2/12
"Idyllic location. Jan, thank you for all your infor and help with our tiki-touring."
Darrell & Jill Shrader Solana Beach, CA, USA 11/2/12
"Thank you so much for all the helpful advice and we have loved staying in your beautiful home! Thank you!"
Jo, Alexis & Isobel Potter Dubai 11/2/12
"Wow, what an amazing location. Great view and nice rooms! Loved the pancake - thank you!"
Sonja Stanic Florida, USA 10/2/12
"Amazing place to stay. Just one word - Idyllic! Many thanks Jan for all your help."
Martin & Teri Adams Hertfordshire, UK 09/2/12
"Thank you for your great hospitality - what a magnificant place!"
Helga & Richard NY, USA 8/2/12
"Absolutely stunning property and a lovely host. Thank you for a wonderful stay - pancakes are YUM!!"
Emma & Cam Australia 11/01/12
"How lucky were we...... to be here! A B&B with true NZ heart and soul! Thank you for the experience and the memories!"
Gael, David and little Boaz Van Veen Canada 10/01/12
"What an extraordinary slice of heaven. You could not ask for great hospitality or a more gorgeous setting."
Robin-Lee and David Halls Canada 10/01/12
"Great views. Amazing people. Very friendly and lovely. Amazing breakfast. Jan is an awesome person."
Shaleen & Shilpi Shah Florida, USA 08/01/12
"Beautiful views, fabulous place, very kind people."
Jonathon, Federico and Claudia Walter Italy 07/01/12
"Great place, great views, nice people! AND good pizzas!!"
Cecile & Thomas Laurent France 05/01/12
"Wonderful holidays within our holidays! Fantastic views and very friendly people. Thank you!"
Kathrin and Kurt Switzerland/Austria 05/01/12
"Amazing view and fantastic host. Wonderful place to stay - thank you Jan!"
Kenny Meldrum Scotland 04/01/12
"Fantasic! I would highly recommend Breakers!"
Jennifer Hill LA, USA 04/01/12
"What a fantastic view. Wonderful place to relax - many thanks."
Karl & Juergen Germany 04/01/12
"Fantastic spot. Great host. Wish we could have stayed longer!"
Wesley & Catherine Lovelock South Australia 03/01/12
"Thank you for everything. A great end to our trip in NZ."
Tina & Ray Creese Australia 01/01/12
"Thank you for being so welcoming! Very nice place! Beautiful sunsets after a rainy day. Very nice home with very welcoming owners and beautiful waves! A master piece of the West Coast."
Simon and Galina Emeri Luxemburg 31/12/11
"We will definitely keep your beautiful place in our minds! Thanks for a wonderful stay.
Tanya & Richard Treis France 30/12/11
"It was a real "Kiwi" experience - thanks! Really beautiful location and great hostess!!"
Mee Sing, Lou & Celine Taiwain 29/12/11
"Beautiful spot, lovely accommodations. We had a wonderful time and will be back!!!"
Toni & Ben Gumley Sydney, Australia 29/12/11
"Perfect place to build this "stunning villa" on the Breakers and warm hospitality"
Philippe & Nicole Singapore 29/12/11
"Thank you so much for the best stay in New Zealand!!"
Donate & Julius Sander Berlin 28/12/11
"Fantastic location and room. Very friendly and extremely helpful hosts - much appreciated. Many thanks!"
Marie and Simon Harris London, UK 27/12/11
"Thank you so much for the best stay in New Zealand!! It was awesome!"
Heinz & Fabienne Switzerland 25/12/11
"Outstanding! Superb location and room. Wonderful welcome and gorgeous food - wish we could stay longer. Thanks!"
Tim & Jacqui Sellar UK/Malaysia 23/12/11
"Excellent place - kids love it! More than five star! We all thank you. The bedrooms are great. Nothing as good as this and fantastic hospitality!!!"
Dr M Saleem and family UK 23/12/11
"Gorgeous, gorgeous view!! A private slice of paradise. Thank you!"
Celia & Freddy Hong Kong 22/12/11
"Stunning views and location. Nicely appointed rooms and helpful and sweet hosts! Thank you Jan and Stephen for having us!!"
Diane & Mark Singapore 22/12/11
"Jan, thanks so much for the wonderful stay and all the travel advice. We loved it here! You are a great host! Merry Christmas!"
Sherry & Justin King Shanghai, China 22/12/11
"Thanks for your personal touch and explanations regarding NZ. It has enriched our view and knowledge of the country. The b&b is lovely situated. A small paradise within paradise! Take care!"
Michiel & Anouk Broekman Netherlands 30/11/11
"A fabulous b&b in a spectacular location! Thank you!"
Jane, Peter and Carolyn Gaines Florida, USA 30/11/11
"Awesome views and wonderful hospitality. Love to come back and stay longer."
Amber & Chris McLean Dunedin, NZ 28/11/11
"Thank you so much for sharing your little slice of paradise with us!! All the best to you and Merry Xmas!"
Monika & Achim Frankfurt, Germany 27/11/11
"Thank you for your hospitality. We enjoyed the view and walking on the beach at sunset."
Carole & Julien France/London 27/11/11
"Perfect stay and host. Best sleep in NZ!!! Hope to return - thank you!"
Lyn & Chris Rowland Cornwall, UK 21/11/11
"Wow! Had a fabulous time. Thanks for being perfect NZ hosts! and the sun shone!!"
Gary, Jenni & Libby Colet London, UK 21/11/11
"What a marvellous place! If you sell it, I wil buy it!!!!"
Peter and Gisella Berlin, Germany 20/11/11
"Thanks a million for this wonderful place and your great hospitality. We wished we stayed longer to enjoy it more. Thank you!"
Cecile & Julien Paris, France 19/11/11
"Warm and friendly welcome even if the weather didn't match. Fabulous place. A real highlight of our holiday."
Janet & Paul Goble Alvechurch, B'ham, UK 03/11/2011
"Location, Location, Location - just wonderful!"
Barney Jones Highburn, London, UK 03/11/2011
"Thanks for the very nice stay! We enjoyed the views, the location and the service."
Erwin & Mirjam Delft, Netherlands 30/10/2011
"Lovely accommodation and location. Super comfy bed. Can we keep it?!"
Nadine & Shaun Ninnes Brisbane, Australia 30/10/2011
"Wonderful experience. Thank you so much. We should have stayed longer!!"
Jan and Keith Lexington Spa, England 29/10/2011
"Fantastic place and very comfortable room. Really enjoyed our stay."
Vivien & Fritz Singapore 26/10/2011
"Fantastic views from our room and amazing drive and sightseeing at Punakaiki. Thanks for the suggestions."
Jackie & Carol Kent, UK 25/10/2011
"Thank you so much for a great stay! I had the best night's sleep ever! Beautiful place. We were made to feel so welcome and met some friendly French rugby fans. Thanks again!"
Katie & Jonny London, UK 24/10/2011
"We had a very interesting time together. We love your "surf spot". We really hope to be able to come back again to see you. If you come to Bordeaux, we will drive you in our region. Many, many thanks!"
Viviane & Dominique Bordeaux, France 24/10/2011
"We had an amazing stay. Beautiful room with beautiful view. Super hostess who has been so helpful with directions and places to go. A definite recommendation to others. Thank you so much."
Alastair & Eleanor Scotland 23/10/2011
"It was fantastic!! Place is nice and friendly people. We'll recommend this place to other friends. Thank you!"
Nacho & Rosan Conume, Spain 21/10/2011
"Fantastic place to stay with great views. Warm and friendly welcome and atmosphere."
Michael & Corinne Lastorf, Switzerland 21/10/2011
"I wish we could stay longer. Lovely views, great room, very good service. Thanks for all the hospitality. We'd recommend it to other people. One of the best b&b's in the South Island!!"
Wim & Natacha Antwerp, Belgium 20/10/2011
"This stay is definitely a hot spot on our tour. Sad to leave now. Hopefully you will see us again. Bye!"
Yao, Jing & Tim Tianjin (China) 15/10/2011
"Lots of thanks for being so kind and helpful for us!! We've enjoyed a lot our time with yours!!"
Merge & Marta Barcelona, Spain 11/10/11
"It was great seeing and staying. Thanks for the service and high standard!!"
Yael & Eli Tel Aviv, Israel 09/10/11
"Marbelous views. Many thanks for being so king with us!!!"
Iker & Irvne Ordizia, Spain 08/10/11
"Some things you could never get sick of looking at, this place is one of them!"
Kelly & Rach West Coast, Australia 06/10/11
"Magnific estancia. Precioso paisaje, gran anfitriona! Intentares volver en nvestio aniversario!! Gracias!"
(Magnificant stay, beautiful scenery, great information! Will try to come back for anniversary!! Thanks!
Mikel & Lore Spain 28/09/2011
"Beautiful view of the sea and warm hospitality by Jan - what more can we ask for!"
Eddie & Yanjing Singapore 26/09/2011
"Beautiful outlook, wonderful hospitality and best shower I've had in a long time!!!"
Jessica Bryant Nelson/Sydney 26/09/2011
"Thank you Jan and Stephen - lovely stay - room was A++ - good company/hosts. Could not wish for better. The Coast is lovely and thanks for sharing your knowledge. Will look forward to coming back at some stage in the future!"
Danny & Carolyn Driscoll Victoria, Australia 18/09/2011
"Thank you very much for your help on the way to overcome the fuel-less roads of your beautiful West Coast and the warm (literally!) welcome in your breath-taking accommodation. It was a nice stay and an unforgetable adventure. Merci!"
Cynthia & Martin & Helga & Stefan France/Germany 16/09/2011
"Jan & Stephen, we thank you for your friendliness and for sharing your stunning accommodation with us. Also, thank you for sharing your knowledge of the area with us, which we will share with our families and friends back in South Africa."
Chris & Tertia V Eeden and Danie & Caren Marias South Africa 15/09/2011
"The room was amazing, the views are spectacular but most of all the hospitality was wonderful. Really appreciated the local knowledge and info. Thanks very much for a wonderful night. (ps we will try to come back)."
Emma & Joseph McDermott Newcastle, NSW, Australia 13/09/2011
"Breathtaking views, fantastic room, wonderful hosts, great conversations, fabulous local info - three nights just wasn't enough!! Thank you both for a wonderful stay! We will definitely (try to) come back - will tell all our friends!"
Aideen & Bill London, UK 12/09/2011
"BEST EGGS EVER! Amazing view and super comfy bed. Thank you for a lovely evening and an even better breakfast. xxx"
Tiff & Benny Cotterill Northamptonshire, UK 10/09/2011
"Great place for honeymoon couples and a great host. Love you Jan!!"
Vikram & Charanya Chennai, India 07/09/2011
"Fabulous place and the best hospitality. Will highly recommend."
Doug & Gretchen Tustin, California, USA 03/09/2011
"Beautiful, blissful, bountiful, many, many thanks! xo"
Ian & Sarah Devonport, New Zealand 01/09/2011
"Fantastic - everything!!!"
Jose & Rosario Spain 01/09/2011
"Beautiful accommodation and stunning view and wonderful host"
Joshua & Angela Palmerston, Canberra, Australia 31/08/2011
"What an amazing view, it's a shame we only had one night. Thank you very much for your wonderful hospitality :-)"
Tara & Alex Chelsea, Melbourne, Australia 31/08/2011
"Friendly homekeepers and dogs - best B&B ever seen!! Many thanks. Hope to see you in New Caledonia....."
Veronique & Aymeric New caledonia 27/08/2011
"Wonderful Place - thank you!"
David & Netta Firth Isle of Man 22/08/2011
"Amazing location. Stunning view. Great pancakes. Thank you."
Karine & Michael Perth, WA, Australia 17/08/2011
"Absolutely wonderful setting and loved the rock gardens!"
Morrie & Robin Kalgourlie, WA, Australia 17/08/2011
"Excellent visit - shame we couldn't stay longer - so friendly, thank you. :-)"
Jenna & Laura UK 13/08/2011
"Un magnifique endroit et un accueil remarquable! (A beautiful place and a remarkable home!)"
Metz family Paris, France 9/08/2011
"Will tell all our friends - thanks!"
Moya & Tristan Steinert Albury, Wodonga, Australia 9/08/2011
"We really enjoyed our short stay wit you! Many thanks for your advice and hospitality."
Alan & Arlene Walker Perth, WA/South Africa 4/8/11
"Thank you for your warm welcome, for the pancakes and all the good advice for the drive! Looking forward to coming back soon!"
Bennoit & Clemetine Paris, France 3/8/11
"Surpassed all expectations. Fabulous views and wonderful people (and no earthquakes!)."
Mark Bowron Shirley, Chrstchurch, NZ 24/7/11
"Beste Ontvangst en gezellige sfeer (best reception, friendly atmosphere)"
Roland and Bianca Genk, Belgium 5/7/11
"Warm welcome and cheerful trip planning advice! You are gifted in what you do Jan. Thank you for the soothing haven you and "breakers" have been for us."
Heather and John McAlpine, Kiama, Australia 29/6/11
"Loved it. Will be seeing you again!"
Mick & Louise Bundaberg, Australia 22/6/11
"A fantastic short visit. You are a great host Jan. We will be back."
Elaine & Steve Fraser, Perth, Australia 21/6/11
"What a treat. Thank you so much for a little piece of luxury in the middle of our trip!"
Susan & David, Kingston Upon Thames, UK 18/6/11
"Thank you for your hospitality in your excellent location."
Jerg & Yvonne, Germany 10/6/11