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vanessa owen

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We share our home here at Driftwood because we feel its too special to keep to ourselves. Our laid back seaside lifestyle is our family's shared  passion​. This love of the sea and nostalgic escape fuels my design. I hope that your stay in a Driftwood Seaside Escape is evocative of the ocean, of great adventure and inspires you too.

Our love of Driftwood is shared by our family, friends and guests. The Homestead, our home from the sea, is a reflection of the places we have lived and loved. Caribbean plantation style mixing with French farmhouse and everything in between! Loved by Resene Habitat of the Week and TV show, Kiwi Living, for it's chic coastal design. 

meet vanessa

If you are staying with us here at Driftwood, you may see me out in the garden or on the boat. Give me a yell, I'd love to meet.

I am a mother of four and wife to Richard and together we built Driftwood Seaside Escapes. A trained chef and accomplished sailor, I now combine all of my passions here at Driftwood Seaside Escapes, our home from the sea. 

I take occasional projects on a case-by-case basis and would be interested in discussing your project, however big or small.