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Beach Abode Beachfront Lodge

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11 Korora Street | PO Box 134, Ahipara, New Zealand
Beach Abode Beachfront Lodge
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I have stated in many lodges and hotels over the years, and I have never been so warmly welcomed anywhere before! Lyall (and Bryn) are just wonderful hosts and their spot is simply idyllic. The lodge was spotless with all the necessities and very comfy. The sea view was wonderful, as was swimming and bodyboarding in the sea! I barely... More 

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Lyall-BeachAbode, Owner at Beach Abode Beachfront Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely comments. I'm very glad to know you got such good use of Ninety Mile Beach, and the facilities here. It is always my hope that people leave having the best time possible and have made good use of the facilities and surroundings. I'll make sure there'll be plenty of firewood for steaks in the pizza oven... More 

Patumahoe, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

we cant say enough , Lyall (and Bryn) welcome you like family, nothing is to much trouble , the coffee Lyall gets at the markets is a wonderful touch and was enjoyed sitting on the deck at breakfast enjoying the incredible views. Our room was spotless the beds comfortable and a great big walk in shower . The extra touches... More 

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Lyall-BeachAbode, Owner at Beach Abode Beachfront Lodge, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed your stay here with your family and am particularly pleased to hear you enjoyed the Ikarus locally roasted coffee, that I'm proud to offer in the room. Certainly their stall at the Kaitaia market is my first stop on a Saturday morning. Thanks so much for commenting on your stay and I'm glad to hear... More 

Delray Beach, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We spent three wonderful nights (not long enough) at this remote comfortable small facility at the base on 90 mile beach. You literally are on the beach---only about 50 meters back---and close to the southern most entrance for driving on 90 mile beach. There only are three units here so I would advise booking in early. This is not the... More 

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Lyall-BeachAbode, Owner at Beach Abode Beachfront Lodge, responded to this review

Wow, thank you for such kind comments. I certainly enjoy meeting lovely people from all around the world and am delighted you enjoyed your time exploring the Far North and other parts of the South Pacific.. Whether just relaxing or exploring Ahipara is certainly a laid back place to base yourself. Kia Ora. More 

Auckland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We were lucky enough to book out all three apartments for 8 adults and 3 children for an amazing Christmas holiday break. All of the apartments were exceptionally clean and well furnished. The beds were comfy and the views incredible. We enjoyed nights out having a vino and firing up the pizza oven, taking in the vista and having a... More 

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Lyall-BeachAbode, Owner at Beach Abode Beachfront Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure sharing the New Year with you all. Bryn enjoyed his many walks on the beach and I learnt some great Pizza making tips. We too look forward to you returning this year. Regards to the family. More 

Christina Lake, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The apartment, location and ambiance were beyond our expectations. This is a very nice place in a very beautiful corner of the world. We felt so welcomed here by both Lyall and Bryn (the lab) we sincerely hope we will be able to come again. Ellen and Peter from Christina Lake BC.

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Lyall-BeachAbode, Owner at Beach Abode Beachfront Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to make your review. I'm very glad you enjoyed your stay here. You are right about the Cicadas at this time of year certainly adding to the birdsong and sound of the ocean. I hope we see you this way again in the future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stayed in seascape apartment whose living area and balcony look directly out to the ocean. Simply stunning, and we could hear the surf from the bedrooms. The apartment was beautifully appointed, spotlessly clean, with everything we needed (we had a 4.5 month old with us who was blissed out the whole time, and a very happy Labrador). Lyall and... More 

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Lyall-BeachAbode, Owner at Beach Abode Beachfront Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your stay at Beach Abode. It was a pleasure to welcome you and your family as a base for your Far North Adventure. The sound of the sea certainly is relaxing after a day out enjoying the region. Best wishes Lyall, and of course, Bryn More 

Auckland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed 3 nights here and the apartment was beautifully appointed (great cotton sheets) and tastefully decorated. Lyall was the ultimate host, even buying some smoked mullet roe for us at the Kaitaia market on Saturday. It was a great stay and we loved Bryn the dog.

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Lyall-BeachAbode, Owner at Beach Abode Beachfront Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your stay. I'm very pleased you enjoyed your stay here and it was a pleasure to meet you and your family. Certainly the treats at Kaitaia Market on a Saturday morning are worth the visit. Glad you enjoyed the Mullet Roe. Regards. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Stayed at the seascape apartment, immaculately presented and will appointed. Great location and great views. Lyall and bryn were fantastic hosts. Recommend this acommodation a +++. If you are wanting to escape from the world this is the place to be.

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Lyall-BeachAbode, Owner at Beach Abode Beachfront Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I am very glad you enjoyed your stay. Ninety Mile Beach certainly gives a breath of fresh air from the hussle and bussle of the city. I hope our paths cross again. More 

Opua, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My husband and I wanted to have a beach vacation that included our 4-month-old Labrador puppy, and Beach Abode proved to be the perfect solution. Lyall was very warm and welcoming and his adult Labrador Bryn was a patient big brother to our puppy. The room, amenities, and grounds exceeded our expectations. The room was clean and comfortable, with a... More 

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Lyall-BeachAbode, Owner at Beach Abode Beachfront Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write about your visit with us. It was a pleasure to have you stay with your beautiful puppy. Dog crates like you have certainly make travelling and staying at places a lot more convenient for our four legged friends. All the very best with your transition to the city. Regards, Lyall More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Lyall and Bryn are the best hosts, fun, friendly and so helpfull. The rooms are cozy and immaculately clean and have everything you could need, watch the surf, sunrise and sunsets from your bed, or walk through the beautiful grounds to 90 mile beach. Town is still small and beachy with a store to buy some groceries, or a few... More 

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Lyall-BeachAbode, Owner at Beach Abode Beachfront Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review Beach Abode. It was great fun to meet you and share in some of your travels. I hope the week in West Auckland was a pleasure for you as well. Wishing all the best in your future travels. Lyall & of course Bryn. More 

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