I am reluctant to post this review because we definitely want to return in the future, possibly for a long term stay. If prospective renters fully understand what this house is, it would be fully booked all the time.
For some perspective, we are a family of four- my wife, me and our two children (ages 12 and 16). I work from the road and our kids are homeschooled. We travel the world about six months out of the year. We are currently near the end of a three month trip throughout NZ. This is our third time here. We always rent houses and never stay at hotels. No. 142 is the 14th house that we have rented so far on this trip. The point is that we are very experienced house renters and have seen the good, bad and the ugly.
Of all the houses, in all of the countries we have stayed at over the years, this is one of our favorites and if you factor in the price, it moves to the top of the list.
The house was built in the early 1900s and was completely renovated. I assumed that the renovation was just completed as it looks brand new, but I was surprised to learn that it was done about two years ago. Everything in the house is first class. It has central air and heat, very good beds, great Internet and a fully appointed kitchen with modern appliances . At one point my wife was cooking and she reached for a knife and said "I bet the knives are even sharp..." Yes, even the knives are sharp. Fresh cut flowers throughout the house, a very nice bottle of wine and excellent fresh bread upon arrival..... I could go on but you get the point. We would definitely pay much more than what we were charged. This house is a bargain.
Beautifully restored villa, luxurious bedding, modern bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, pushbikes to borrow and nice and close to restaurants and shops. Yvonne was very accommodating and looked after us with fresh bread on arrival and milk and butter in the fridge! A lovely relaxing home away from home.
I stayed at No.142 for 5 nights in September. I loved it! I found it restful and cosy with extremely comfy bedding and stylish decor. It has a lovely private back garden with sunny decking and shaded barbecue area. The villa is superbly situated and the owner, Yvonne, shows genuine interest in the welfare of her guests. I would love to stay there again - and would definitely recommend No.142 to visitors to Cambridge.
Our family of 6 including 2 children stayed at Yvonne's lovely villa in Cambridge. Initially I thought it was a little expensive but you get value for money here. The rooms are all very comfortable and the amenities first class. The villa is centrally located which enabled us to be in easy reach of many of the attractions in this area. We visited 2 of the restaurants Yvonne suggested, Onyx and Punnet both of which were excellent. We also spent some time at the local park where there is a great outdoor gym. We would definitely stay here again if in the area and I am very confident in recommending Villa 142.
We needed to fit 5 adults and 4 children in one location to attend a family wedding and Villa 142 did the job brilliantly. The bedrooms were spacious, the two bathrooms needed for all the girls, the lounge provided a sleeping haven for all the kids, the dining area was well utilised for eating and drinking, plus the kitchen area was a central hub and was well equipped. The comfortable arm chairs next to the kitchen were fought over by the dads! We did not get to use the garden but it was well maintained and looked stunning. We had an amazing time. Thanks Yvonne.