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Kauri Villas

73 Owhiwa Road | Parua Bay, Whangarei 0192, New Zealand
Kauri Villas
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Kauri villas over night, but if our flight hadn't been the day after we would have loved to stay longer. Besides a fabulous house and garden, Drew and Susie made us feel very welcome by being friendly, openhearted and sharing stories about the house and themselves. Despite their busy schedule on our departure day, they took the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Kauri Villas is a jewel. Susie and Drew were warmly welcoming, considerate and helpful, the accomodation gorgeous and immaculate, the view breathtaking, the surroundings peaceful and beautiful, and all possible luxurious amenities were available. In short, I can't recommend it highly enough.

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sydney
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

Side a very nice six nights in the self contained Side ,was a very comfortable stay,very nice & friendly host,20mins from town,pleasant drive.only thing I,ll comment on was that when you look on the Web site and bring up the self contained accommodation, one of the pictures is of people enjoying themselves around the pool,I thought I was walking out... More 

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kaurivillas, Owner at Kauri Villas, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for the kind comments. We are, however, somewhat puzzled as to your comments about the pool location. In our email response to your initial enquiry we described the facilities here; games room, bush paths etc., and said:- "You also have use of the pool and hot tub by the main house." We thought that... More 

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22 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We feel so lucky to have landed at Kauri Villas at the beginning of our first trip to New Zealand. Drew and Susie are very welcoming and knowledgable hosts. With their guidance we found wonderful places to hike and eat. It was tempting though just to hang around "home"....where we spent lazy afternoons around the pool. Breakfast was delicious and... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We stayed at Kauri Villas for 2 nights and had a wonderful time. The swimming pool, spa pool, pool table, table-tennis table, and 1 hr bush walk to a waterfall, were all utilised. In addition, our host, Drew, was able to take each of us on a scenic flight over the property from the nearby airfield. We adored our time... More 

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kaurivillas, Owner at Kauri Villas, responded to this review

Thank you Brent for your kind comments. The flights were actually conducted as flying lessons! As a qualified flying instructor at the Whangarei Flying Club I was able to put each of you in turn in the left hand seat and give you instruction on flying the plane! That's what makes it special; and if it kindles an interest, so... More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We were welcomed to Kauri Villas by Drew and Susie, like returning members of their family. This was our first visit to Northland and our first encounter with how friendly people are throughout this beautiful region of New Zealand. We stayed three nights over Christmas. Each day our hosts helped us to plan our local itinerary, with accurate tips on... More 

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My wife and extended family were looking for a place to attend a family 21st The kauri villas was great We had the lodge which is separate to the main house . Ideal for up to 8 people Location just out or Parua bay is close to town and pacific coast road The owners were very hospitable and made all... More 

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Mangonui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Two nights and breakfasts of sheer bliss ! Lovely hosts, lovely place, lovely walk, more than lovely Rimi, the family dog. I hope to be able to come back real soon, I think I have fallen in love a bit.... Antonetta, Mangonui

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Montréal
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I have been in quite a few B&B in England, France, New-Zealand, the US and Canada. I have stayed at a few that were excellent, but the Kauri Villas in simply above them all. The view, the comfort, the charm of the hosts, the amazing breakfast (not only our host makes his own selection of delicious marmelade, he actually grows... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Kaurl Villas is situated in a breathtaking part of the country. The accommodation itself is extremely clean and cosy with excellent facilities. Drew and Susie are fantastic hosts and thoroughly looked after me during my stay. There is a great bush walk on the property where you can see Wetas and native flora and fauna and the surrounding area of... More 

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