About Us

Your Hosts: Robyn and Vince Powell

As new comers to the Waikato area since June 2014, we absolutely love living at Lake Karapiro. Hospitality has always been a passion of ours, so running Karapiro Willows Bed and Breakfast has opened up new opportunities to share our lives with other people.

The Lake, we soon discovered is a very busy place with Rowing, Water -skiing, Wake-boarding, Powerboat and Waka competitions, and not to mention the Domain which hosts Waitangi Day, Classic Car, Weddings and Anzac day events.
Our guests have opened our eyes to their diverse interests in a myriad of local events.

What our guests say about our Bed and Breakfast accommodation........

"Outstanding - everything you want from a quality B&B"S

Stayed May 2015, traveled on business


Recently stayed at Karapiro Willows when in the region on business. From first impressions during the booking process, right through to our departure, every aspect of our stay was outstanding, and most certainly everything you want from a quality B&B.

The 3 en-suite rooms are located at the rear of the property with a separate entrance and parking, giving you the privacy often lacking at other B&B's. The room was spacious, immaculately clean and complete with finishing touches including Lindor chocolates and freshly baked cookies on arrival. Each room also had tea and coffee facilities (including plunger coffee), big screen TV, hi-speed wi-fi and a spacious bathroom with Eco-products and large fluffy towels. All led to an extremely comfortable and quiet stay and a great nights sleep in the huge bed. 

If that wasn't enough, in the morning we were welcomed into our hosts kitchen for freshly squeezed juices, array of herbal teas, coffee, home made muesli with home made spreads and preserves, yogurt, freshly baked local breads, cooked egg, cheeses and salmon - too much choice! And all enjoyed with good conversation, local advice and the sun streaming in to the breakfast room.            It was a shame our stay was so short, but I hope to return another time, and can most certainly recommend Karapiro Willows to anyone seeking quality accommodation in the Cambridge region. 

"A hidden treasure"   

stayed May 2015                                                                                                                                  

"What an incredible place to stay. You instantly feel at home as you step through the front door. The breakfasts are amazing an there are lots of healthy options to choose or you could indulge in freshly baked muffins. A stay I will never forget and a place I will definitely return to.