Meet your hosts

Hi there, meet Jenny & Gary!

Embarking on a new adventure in Ngongotaha, Jenny and Gary have moved from the serene Otaihanga to start their exciting business journey. With a combined background of 40 years in tailoring and seafaring on New Zealand boats, they've seamlessly turned their passions for people into their latest endeavour.

In a change from her previous career, Jenny is excited to meet guests from all over – and she warmly welcomes you to your stay. Jenny loves keeping active and regularly engages in walking, yoga and gym workouts. Jenny is also a skilled massage therapist, adding a touch of wellness to your stay.

Gary is known for his hospitality, and he goes above and beyond to ensure you have an unforgettable experience. He’s the type of person you can hear before you see him – in a good way! If you’re up for an adventure, he’ll take you out on his boat, showing you around the local hotspots with the enthusiasm that only a true host can provide.

One of their shared loves is the heat – whether it’s basking in the sun, unwinding in hot pools, or indulging in the rejuvenating embrace of thermal springs. When they’re not busy hosting, you’ll likely find them on the lake on their boat, and later, relaxing with a well-deserved drink.

Together, Jenny and Gary have created a haven where guests can experience the warmth of both hospitality and the sun. This is not just about running a business; they love the Rotorua area and want to share it with their guests. As they explore the nearby nature and tourist attractions, Jenny and Gary are always ready to share insider tips on the best places to visit nearby.

Jenny and Gary take immense pleasure in meeting and chatting with guests from all corners of the globe. The luxury lodge ensures that your stay is not just accommodation, but a luxury experience immersed in the New Zealand culture.

Come stay at Parkside Boutique Lodge, we can’t wait to have you here.