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Within The Bays

49 Tarapatiki Drive, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Within The Bays
Ranked #11 of 38 Whitianga B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We thorougly enjoyed our three nights stay at Within the Bays. We were looking for a short escape to relax and celebrate our wedding anniversary and we couldn't have chosen a better place. The place is magnificent and meticulously maintained by the wonderful hosts Annemarie and Hans who did their very best to pamper us and make us feel at... More

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Thank you so much! It was wonderful to meet you and we are looking forward to catching up with you again. Now you taught us how to say "cheers" in Armenian, we hope to meet other guests to say "Genatsnit" with over a glass of wine! :>) More

Singapore
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We spent one weekend with Hans and Annemarie in March 2013 and had a wonderful time from start to finish. The location itself is stunning, it must be one of the best views over Whitianga, maybe of the whole Coromandel! Hans and Annemarie have very tastefully built and decorated their home and guest room. Our hosts were genuinely welcoming and... More

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words; Hans and I really appreciate it! Thanks again:>) More

Mill Valley, California
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
16 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Hans and Annemarie are one of the sweetest couples we met on our New Zealand adventure to celebrate our 42nd wedding anniversary. We were so happy to have gotten to stay in their beautiful home. Loved our room and bath, the chocolates on the bed each night, the wine and appetizers in the evening, the delicious breakfasts in the morning... More

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your flattering review! We don't agree with the six stars though; we just like to spoil our guests a little:>) More

London, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Within The Bays was the third stop on our tour of New Zealand and we were not disappointed with our choice. The house is really beautiful and is in an absolutely stunning location. Hans & Annemarie were the most wonderful and inspiring hosts. They gave us some great recommendations of where to visit and where to eat. It was lovely... More

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! It is nice to read that you enjoy your new hobby in needle felting! Easier than learning how to spin :>) Kind regards, Annemarie More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We chose this accommodation as part of our honeymoon. The house was amazing with beautiful views from both the bedroom and main living area which guests are free to use and we certainly did. Annemarie and Hans were excellent hosts and provided a truly unique B&B experience. They were great company, very helpful in assisting to plan activities and meals... More

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments! It's great to know you loved our Romantic Getaway with all the trimmings. For us: Looking after newly weds, preparing breakfast with "bubbly", tickets to The Lost Spring thermal pools and setting the table with all the candles for the romantic dinner, is fun to do. Getting a great review is even better! :>) Thanks again! More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Hans and Annemarie share their home with their guests. They are perfect hosts. Within the Bays has a very high standard of accommodation and a wonderful view from the lounge and bedroom. Breakfast served on the balcony was enhanced by the view and Hans's homemade jam. Evenings were completed sharing a glass of wine with our hosts and enjoying some... More

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Thank you very much! I hope Pat has found a nice group of ladies (with maybe the occasional gentleman) to perfect her wool spinning! Kindest regards, Annemarie More

Bucharest
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We stayed for 5 days at Within the Bays and despite the rain, our stay was very enjoyable because of Annemarie & Hans. Good conversation, excellent home brewed beer, wonderful view and extremely helpful - they were the perfect hosts. The dialup connection wasn't helpful, but it is good to be disconnected from time to time, so this still counts... More

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Thanks very much Marius! It's a pity we can't control the rain so we do our best to make everything else as pleasant as possible for our guests. Also a big thank you for introducing us to that intelligent and artful game of Dixit: no wonder it is an award winning card game. More

Bucharest, Romania
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We planned our holiday in New Zealand well in advance and did a very thorough research of all options available in Coromandel. We finally went for for the best view possible, comfortable 5 star accommodation, and an opportunity to get a glimpse of the local culture by interacting directly with local people. Within the Bays provided all these and more... More

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your compliments Radu! It is good to read you had a great holiday in New Zealand! We like your bungi jumping photo on the left but are too chicken to try that ourselves :>) Let's hope your next holiday in New Zealand will be a sunny one! More

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We stayed at Within the Bays in mid-November, 2012. It is two or three kilometres from the main drag at Whitianga beach, perched in the wooded hills overlooking the sea, with a beautiful, harmonious view across the coast and harbour of this popular resort town. There is only one bedroom available, but once you have committed to that, you can... More

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your detailed review! And yes, you are right, we do enjoy meeting strangers from all over the world and are more than happy to share experiences over a glass of wine with them. Kindest regards, Annemarie and Hans More

Milan, Italy
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

We stayed in Whitianga on New Years' Eve 2012, we had just arrived in New Zealand so we were still a little confused. Annemarie and Hans welcomed us in a warm, friendly familiar atmosphere, and gave us a lot of useful information on the country, which helped us a lot during our 4 weeks' stay. We stayed 2 nights, and... More

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

What a lovely review! Thank you so much! As for the fact that your room didn’t have a key: we have found a solution. The door has now been fitted with a privacy latch that doesn’t restrict the opening width. The room will therefore remain fully wheelchair accessible. More

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Additional Information about Within The Bays

Address: 49 Tarapatiki Drive, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > The Coromandel > Whitianga
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Whitianga
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Within the Bays is a luxury B&B where we welcome you our home: advice on local restaurants, best beaches, great art galleries, etc. While enjoying a glass of wine, beer or something else. Breakfast of your choice every morning. Children are very welcome and we have a lot of toys for them to play with. No pets except guide dogs. We speak English and Nederlands, ein wenig Deutch et un petit peux de Francais. ... more   less 

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