Your Hosts

Both Niki and Rog have extensive experience in the hospitality and service industry. They purchased Poets Corner Lodge in 2017 and it is a dream come true. They look forward to showcasing New Zealand and sharing their little bit of paradise.

Niki and Roger Dowe have been in the service industry most of their adult lives. Both have a passion for travel and love to find those delightful, unique places to stay.  They fell in love with Orokawa Bay Villa the first time they saw it.

Roger is the founder of Hallmark Chauffeur Drive which he established in 1986 and has become New Zealand’s leading chauffeur Drive company. Niki started  with Hallmark in 2007 and has helped develop the business into what it is today. Hallmark is now managed by a dedicated team of staff members. Roger and Niki  were then  looking for fresh challenges when they discovered Orokawa Bay Villa and fell in love with it.

Before Niki became involved with Hallmark she had worked in Burgundy, France on Hotel Barges, owned a gift/home décor store as well as spending 14 years as Cabin Crew with Air New Zealand.

Both know what makes them feel special when traveling, and how important the smallest of home comforts are. Whether it be fresh linen, a cosy lounge or the use of a laundry, these things make a difference

We just want to extend our villa to those who appreciate that home away from home feeling, with luxury and sublime views to boot.

With the help of our small friendly team we look forward to welcoming you to Orokawa Bay Villa.