Holly Homestead - Bernie & Gerard (Garden)


Holly Homestead Hosts

"Team Holly" consists of Gerard & Bernadine (Bernie) Oudemans.

Bernie & Gerard are both proud to be New Zealand born and bred with Gerard being a 1st generation "kiwi" of Dutch descent and Bernie can trace some of her Scottish ancestors back to their arrival in New Zealand in 1853.

Gerard & Bernie set up Holly Homestead in February 2000. They were ready for a lifestyle change and welcomed a return to the South Island, after living in Auckland for 12 years.

Both Gerard & Bernie enjoy meeting and hosting people from all over the world and look forward to welcoming you to their beautiful part of New Zealand!

Gerard was fortunate enough to go to Antarctica twice while serving in the RNZAF. This was a highlight of his career and he would love to go back to the deep South. For Bernie, enjoying looking at the magnificent snow capped Southern Alps is as cold as she wants to get. Bernie previously worked in an air-conditioned office for a law firm, and at one stage actually liked computer work.



Moderation is good.

We all need to be sensible about enjoying what we already have, to ensure future generations will also enjoy Planet Earth, Mother Nature and all its beauty.









Geoff & Anne - Surrey, Great Britain   FAB-U-LAS


Dave & Jennifer, Canada Absolutely fantastic! Thanks for your advice & hospitality.

Stefan, Netherlands Thank you very much for your warm welcome! I have had a nice stay in this fine house. Thank you so much for all!


Virginia & Sebastian (Madrid, Spain) Wonderfuly stay : excellent room and great breakfast!

Wim & Jeannette, Holland Very pleasant and cosy place to stay. Thank you for your hospitality.


Many, many thanks for your hospitality, your kindness and your good advices.

Florence et Patrick, Cathy et Michel - FRANCE

Many thanks for your warm hospitality, good information and wonderful breakfasts! Pity about the rain! But it has improved and we can see the mountain tops at last!
Jean & Tom, England

Adam & Davina, UK
First Class Hosts, First Class Accommodation and wonderful views. Wish we could have stayed longer!



Holly Homestead B&B - State Highway 6 ( PO Box 35 ) - Franz Josef Glacier - West Coast - New Zealand
Phone +64 3 752 0299 - Fax +64 3 752 0298 - Email: stay@hollyhomestead.co.nz

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