Gekkenhuis Bed & Breakfast

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Introduction

gek - mad, crazy, foolish, silly, funny, rare, strange
gekken - joke, jest
huis - house

We are Franck and Katrina van Dooren, our son Lucas, our lovely old dog Molly and friendly cat Zwarty. We enjoy entertaining, travelling, wines, walking, rugby and other sports. The Gekkenhuis is the place to unwind and rediscover the simple pleasures in life with spacious, comfortable guest rooms featuring all the home comforts.

We will ensure your stay with us is memorable.

Our property borders the wetlands with an outlook of Waikanae golf course and over Nga Manu Sanctuary to the Tararua ranges. An eight hundred metre walk brings you to the shining sands of Waikanae Beach. Escape, relax and unwind at Waikanae Beach . For those who love to walk or beach comb there could be nowhere better.

Kapiti Coast

The Kapiti coast is a magnificent strip of coastline, forty five minutes north by car or train, of the capital, Wellington. It is made up of a string of five towns positioned perfectly between the ocean to the west and the stunning Tararua ranges to the east. The coast offers a temperate climate and lifestyle unique to the lower North Island.

The iconic Kapiti Island lies off the coast providing a focal point to a glorious sunset.

The island is a nature reserve and home to endangered bird species. It offers visitors a rare chance to experience untouched New Zealand bush and bird life.

Visitors to the Kapiti Coast could not help but be captivated by it's charm and people. Whether you are looking for a relaxing holiday by the beach, a weekend of adventure, a day trip to Wellington or some arts and retail therapy you will find all you need on the Kapiti coast. Miles of lovely beach for beachcombing or swimming.

The name Waikanae, which means glittering water, is situated at the foothills of the Tararua Ranges. This seaside playground has a reputation for fine weather and is a traditional location for those wanting a romantic getaway for a weekend, a group holiday or a relaxing break from travelling through New Zealand.

Waikanae Beach is a flat beach and, with the right wind conditions, is suitable for sandbuggies to tear along the water's edge.

This holiday hotspot is a jewel in the Kapiti crown.

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