We spent just one night with Marie and John at their beautiful seafront home. Mahia Beach is out-of-the-way but well worth the trip if you are looking for a quiet retreat. Our hosts could not have been more welcoming and helpful. The guest accommodation is separate from the rest of the house and is as luxurious as any fancy hotel with a beautifully appointed bedroom and a comfortable lounge. The terrace overlooks the beach and cliffs of the Mahia peninsula.
There were plenty of little extra touches which made us feel special. John shared our interest in shells and beachcombing, and our enjoyment of the natural environment. A healthy breakfast is presented by Marie, with a view to die for. We just wish we had had more time for swimming and kayaking, and listening to their stories. Seashore B and B was the best of our accommodations in our 2 weeks in New Zealand.