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Flaxhaven Lodge

995 Purangi Road | Flaxmill Bay, Whitianga 3591, New Zealand
Flaxhaven Lodge
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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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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Denver
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My wife booked us into the Flaxhaven Lodge for a business/pleasure trip we took to the Coromandel Peninsula in April of 2015. The drive from Auckland was spectacular especially along the coast. Flaxhaven Lodge is situated in a beautifully kept alcove a short walk from the beach. The cottage was very quite and well appointed with a comfortable bedroom, large... More 

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ruralcoast, Owner at Flaxhaven Lodge, responded to this review

Really appreciate your comments - we wish you had been able to spend more time here also. There are a lot more attractions than the ones you were able to enjoy. Good luck and best wishes with your building project in Colorado. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We have stayed here several times and are never disappointed. A lovely location, just a few minutes walk from several beaches. The cottage is lovely to stay in with privacy and comfort. The guest wing in the house is also luxurious, comfortable and private. John and Lee serve up a delightful breakfast and good hospitality. They have perfected that balance... More 

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ruralcoast, Owner at Flaxhaven Lodge, responded to this review

Such kind comments HelenG42. You know we always look forward to your repeat visits and hope for many more to come. We also know that we live in such a special place which makes people want to return, and that we are glad to share our slice of heaven. More 

Leicestershire
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

What a great place to stay. We loved our cottage and felt very much at home. We had privacy with our own entrance and shaded patio. The cottage was spotless and catered for our every need. Having our own sitting room gave us a welcome place to relax after our days out exploring the beautiful Coramandel Peninsular. Our cottage had... More 

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ruralcoast, Owner at Flaxhaven Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your heart warming review, it was lovely to receive such nice comments. We enjoyed meeting you both and hearing about your part of England. Thank you also for being such considerate guests. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We stayed here for two nights in early April. It is a great location for exploring the area and the accommodation couldn't be nicer. Your hosts, John and Lee, are fantastic. We stayed in the "guest wing" which is attached to the main house but really a suite with a large bedroom with King bed, small living room, 2 decks... More 

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ruralcoast, Owner at Flaxhaven Lodge, responded to this review

Ah Chris - we appreciate your comments very much. It was a pleasure to share company with you both. Do consider emigrating from Vancouver now that you know our special country, but know that you will be welcome here again any time. You are right - it can be dark at night but have you seen stars and the night... More 

Auckland
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Welcoming, generous hosts who are very knowledgeable about the area & cook great breakfasts! Its a great location from which to explore the Mercury Bay area. We arrived as guests but felt like friends when we left.

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ruralcoast, Owner at Flaxhaven Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for this lovely endorsement. One of the special things about our business is the wonderful people like you whom we have the fortune to meet and often meet again. And we always agree with the positive response to this Mercury Bay area. More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Lee and John are the best hosts you could hope for, always helpful, never in your way. Their property was built as a B&B and works very well. We like the Garden room best, more space the the others. Very well located for visiting Cooks Beach, Whitianga, and the wonderful beaches of the Coromandel Peninsula. Creative breakfasts

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ruralcoast, Owner at Flaxhaven Lodge, responded to this review

Really appreciate those kind comments, especially when offered by you as returning guests. We are lucky to live in this special part of New Zealand and are delighted to be able to share it with you. Hope you can come again. More 

Boerne, Texas
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34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We started our tour around the north island at the Flaxhaven and everyplace we went after paled in comparison. So quite and relaxed, I have thought about this place every day since we left. I loved all the fruit trees and flowers. The landscaping and the garden was immaculate. The lodge is in a perfect place, just a short walk... More 

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ruralcoast, Owner at Flaxhaven Lodge, responded to this review

So very special to receive your review, and to know that the memories of your stay with us are lasting. Thank you also for posting those lovely photos - they help to remind us of the fruitful summer we enjoy each year. We look forward to your promised return. More 

Thundersley, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Lee and John, please take a bow.....wonderful hostess/host. We were made so welcome, lots of information to the local attractions....recommended local restaurants. Even made reservations for us when required. This place was recommended to us by our son and wife on their honeymoon, all the way from the UK. Breakfast is different from day to day...freshly cut fruit salad, muffin,cereals,yoghurt,bacon... More 

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ruralcoast, Owner at Flaxhaven Lodge, responded to this review

So nice to be recommended by family members who have been with us in the past. Thank you both for some great conversations, and especially for your kind comments. Do come again. More 

Almonte, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

After touring for a month on both south and north islands and staying in 17 hotels/bed and breakfasts along the way, without a doubt, our stay at Flaxhaven Lodge was the best accomodation we had. It was exactly what we needed - so relaxing, comfortable bed, terrific breakfasts, gorgeous gardens and amazing hosts - Lee and John. This couple could... More 

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ruralcoast, Owner at Flaxhaven Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Laura for your very generous comments. For us it is always a pleasure to help folk get the most from their stay especially when, for people like yourselves, you have come such a long way to see our amazing country. Thank you also for being such considerate guests and great company. More 

Kerikeri
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We stayed at the Lodge last year & had such a lovely time, we decided to stay once more this year. As last year, we were superby looked after by John & Lee, in such a nice, quiet & peacefull setting. Anybody wish just to chill out for a few days, can do little better, than staying here. John &... More 

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ruralcoast, Owner at Flaxhaven Lodge, responded to this review

It is always special to have guests like you coming back for a return stay. We are lucky to live in such a wonderful part of the world. Look forward to sharing some time with you both again on a future visit. More 

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