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Connells Bay Guest Cottage

142 Cowes Bay Road, Waiheke Island 1971, New Zealand
Connells Bay Guest Cottage
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Having visited Waiheke for many many years, it was particularly rewarding to visit a piece of the island that was so private and right on the beach. The cottage was very comfortable and more than lived up to expectations as did our hosts. The sculpture park and what has been achieved is very inspiring. Even though Connells Bay seems far... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We needed something special for a significant anniversary - and Connells Bay provided that in spades! The cottage was perfect - immaculately set up, right on the water, superbly comfortable bedding - couldn't ask for more. We were also over for the headland Sculpture on the Gulf event, so were able to experience world class outdoor sculpture at both ends... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We needed a few days away from the hurly burly of life. The prospect of an island, with vineyards and restaurants, appealed. Perhaps some sculpture to admire, and think about, would be a bonus. Connell's Bay more than delivered. Walk out the front gate onto the beach. Gaze at the impossibly beautiful vistas. Listen to the birds. Read a book.... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Perfect place, peace, relaxing, old world charm. Wonderful people, wonderful views Immaculate and well appointed, beautiful touches with roses, kayaks, lovely bedding, wine and breakfast stuff The sculpture park was lovely, well maintained, interesting and fun- an exceptional addition to the experience We loved it and cant wait until we can return

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We love Connell's Bay. This was our third visit and I'm already thinking about when we can get back there again. The cottage is in a sculpture park in a deep fold in the quiet end of Waiheke Island - a 45 min vehicular ferry ride from Auckland. You MUST take a 4 wheel drive to get safely up and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

As an expat New Zealander living in London it's places like Connell's Bay that make you wonder why you ever left home. Your gracious and friendly hosts John and Jo Gow have put a lot of thought into equipping the guest cottage with everything you might need but the stunning and peaceful surroundings really need no embellishment and you could... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Words can hardly describe the wonderful experience that is Connells Bay. An absolute haven. The natural beauty of the land alongside stunning and thought provoking sculptures was breathtaking. The guest cottage with its white picket fences and the path leading to your own beach and the turquoise sea lapping..just gorgeous. The cottage itself was beautifully maintained and thoughtfully stocked with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We stayed at Connnells Bay for 6 nights in December 2013 and we were joined by our son and his wife and their 8 day old baby! It couldn't have been more perfect. The cottage and its location are idyllic. Caretakers Sally and Phil were brilliant in every detail including being there when you needed them but always respectful of... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We had two nights in Casa 3 and it could not have been more perfect. The cottage has the see at the front door and the sculpture park at the backdoor. Perfectly restored, well equipped and a fridge well stocked in breakfast delights! A perfect place to relax after a wedding! We particularly liked the wander through the sculpture garden... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

What an incredible location. From the time we arrived we thought we were on our honeymoon again. Instead it was our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Connells Bay Guest house was fantastic, self contained, so make sure you get supplies on the way there as it is fair way from town. Also make time to view the Sculpture gardens. We had two... More 

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