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Connells Bay Guest Cottage

142 Cowes Bay Road, Waiheke Island 1971, New Zealand
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Toowoomba
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When you have a vision in mind, and the actuality matches the vision - you know you are in the right place! Connell's Bay was all we expected - and a great deal more. Set in the most glorious setting, our incredible hosts Jo and John made us feel truly welcome. With their team, Phil and Sally, our cottage was... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

everything you need is right here Bring your food except breakfast and plan not to move anywhere that requires a car to gain maximum benefit from the magic Beautifully maintained Always feel welcomed and very sad to leave

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our third visit and the experience was as magical as ever. The perfect place for unwinding after a busy year. The location is simply stunning and we love the connection to nature. John and Jo are lovely hosts and I admire everything they have achieved with their property.

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Swansea, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

In a lifetime of travelling, our stay at Connells bay has been one of the most exciting and enjoyable experiences. The cottage itself is a delight with a serene location and every comfort. The sculpture park is an amazing creation, blending superb planting with witty art pieces and installations. I encourage all to visit and share this beautiful place.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This property with its sculpture park is one of the uniquest experiences that I have encountered anywhere in my travels. The owners are patrons of the arts, the sculpture garden is unbelievable. Visit!

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Our second day in New Zealand and we took the ferry to Waiheke Island. After a journey by car, about 40 minutes, we passed through the gate to this private enclave. Down a steep drive, peaking at a couple large sculptures, we arrived at reception. John and Jo Es offed us to our cottage. All details were just right...simple, luscious,... More 

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 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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