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Beach Abode Beachfront Lodge

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11 Korora Street | PO Box 134, Ahipara, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely Stunning Apartments full of character really well done situated right at the beach front. Lyall was very hospitable and full of local knowledge, Bryn his dog was an absolute cutie. Sad our stay was so short but defiantly beach abode is our go to accomodation in this part of northland

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1 Thank Jade G
Lyall-BeachAbode, Owner at Beach Abode Beachfront Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking time to post your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay here in Ahipara and I look forward to seeing you again in the Far North. I trust you enjoyed your Cape Reinga visit after leaving here. Regards More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Beach Abode was one of the nicest places we stayed when on the north island. Not only for its location, comfort and cleanliness but mostly for the friendliness of its host Lyall and his lovely dog Bryn :) Located in the lovely town of Ahipara, the place has 90 mile beach literally at its back door. The rooms have everything... More 

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to write your kind comments. It was a pleasure meeting you as well and I'm glad you had an enjoyable and extensive visit of our country. I hope you do make it down this way again. Regards, Lyall & (of course) Bryn More 

North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Ahipara is a quiet small town, excellent beach to walk on , loads to see and photograph i.e Dotterel's right out our door, tui's, blue face heron, and many more. Lyall was the perfect host and we enjoyed our stay and will stay again. Sunrises, Sunsets and stars what more can you want - must not forget our parting gift... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. Ahipara certainly offers great photography, whether it be the birdlife or the ever changing beach and sky. I'm glad you got the chance to make the most of it. I'm also glad you like the locally roasted Ikarus coffee, as do I. Bryn and I look forward to... More 

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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

I have been very remiss in not writing this review sooner - sorry Lyall. In terms of cleanliness, comfort, attention to detail, views and most of all the absolute charm of our host (and his dog) this was far and away the best place that we stayed during our 8 week trip to Australia and NZ. We loved our short... More 

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

Thank you so much for such kind comments, I am very glad you enjoyed your stay here. Bryn and I love meeting new people from all around the world and am very grateful to receive feedback to know if people have enjoyed themselves while here. Kind regards. Lyall More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Decided to go back and visit the far north again So enjoyed Beachabode the first time it was an easy decision to stay again Great three days - the rest of NZ had terrible weather - Ahipara had sunshine! Long walks on the beach and lunch in Kaitaia two days running cos the food was so good (The Gecko Cafe?)... More 

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Thank PYE3
Lyall-BeachAbode, Owner at Beach Abode Beachfront Lodge, responded to this review

Great to have seen you here again. We do seem to have our own little micro-climate out here at the beach. I'm glad you enjoyed Gecko Café in Kaitaia, They're always friendly with great food and coffee. Kind Regards. More 

Brighton le Sands, Australia
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My mother and I stayed in the 2 bedroom apartment for 2 nights. We had booked for just one but upon arrival decided on a 2nd night immediately. Super clean, super good value, created with great taste. Great view of beach and escarpment in the distance. The host Liall, a very helpful fellow and an extremely nice guy. My Mum... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your kind review. I'm very pleased you both enjoyed your stay and certainly the off-season is a good time to visit the wild west coast. Thank you for visiting Ahipara and Beach Abode Lodge. Regards ... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

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
1 review
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 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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 

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