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Peninsula Waterfront Retreat
38 Aileen Place | Whangamata, Whangamata 3691, New Zealand   |  
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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
“Stunning!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

We stayed for four nights while in Whangamata for work. The place was beautiful and so comfortable. We really enjoyed coming back after long days and being able to relax by the pool and cook delicious BBQ meals. Also really loved the near by tracks for running, and the mountain bikes provided us with a great morning ride along the beach. Can't say enough on how amazing Craig and Patricia were to us as hosts they made us feel so welcome, would highly recommend this place to anyone who was going away on business or for pleasure.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Absolutely superb house in a stunning location. Very modern and clean with all mod cons and more.. Swimming pool, tennis court, kayaks, bikes, fishing, superb tele(s), barbecue and again more..

The owners, Craig and Patricia are really helpful and knowledgeable re the area, beaches, routes, good local food.

We were easily able to get to Hot water beach and Cathedral cove (Narnia) and had just a really relaxing few days on quite a hectic schedule.

We cannot recommend it highly enough

Phil Warner

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

We had 5 nights at the Peninsula Retreat. It is a beautiful location, gorgeous grounds, and lovely, comfortable accommodation. The welcome we had from Craig and Patricia was outstanding - nothing was a problem. We would definately recommend this property to others.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

We stayed 3 nights during January 2012. The views and location are really amazing. The 2 bedroom apartment we had was spacious and well equipped. Provisions were more than we expected, Craig and Patricia are very helpful. We stayed here as one stop on a long trip in New Zealand, it was really a fantastic place to stay and we will most certainly be back. Many thanks to Patricia and Craig, we look forward to next time and only hope to make our stay longer.

We have no hesitation in giving this our highest recommendation to anyone considering staying here.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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PeninsulaRetreat, Owner at Peninsula Waterfront Retreat, responded to this review, February 13, 2012
It was a pleasure to have you stay at the property, and we really appreciate you taking the time to let others know how much you enjoyed your stay.
Warmest regards
Craig and Trish
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012 via mobile

Fantastic property with an a amazing view overlooking the Harbour. Facilities are second to none with very hospitable hosts. Couldn't recommend highly enough.

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PeninsulaRetreat, Owner at Peninsula Waterfront Retreat, responded to this review, January 26, 2012
It was a real pleasure to have you stay with us again and we look forward to seeing you sometime again soon.

Wishing you all the best
Craig and Trish
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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

Dear Craig & Patricia,

We would like to thank you very much for your hospitality during our stay.

We greatly appreciate the treatment you gave us. You really made us feel very comfortable.
Everything was perfect and it was amazing wake up every day with a wonderful view in front of us.
We had a fantastic time!!!

We 're going to recommend you to everyone we know.
Thany you very much again

King regards

Ma Angels & Santi from Barcelona

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PeninsulaRetreat, Owner at Peninsula Waterfront Retreat, responded to this review, December 25, 2011
Merry Christmas to you both.

We really appreciate your fantastic feedback on the Peninsula Waterfront Retreat and the service that we provide, it was lovely to have you stay and we hope to see you both sometime in the not so distant future.

Take care.
Craig and Trish
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2011

There are not enough superlatives to describe Peninsula Waterfront Retreat!

We booked this gorgeous place for just 3 days together with family from Australia and travelled there from Rotarua. It was everything we hoped it would be, and more besides! We had the suite upstairs and our Son and family were in the 2 bedroom apartment downstairs.

Our suite was fabulous with a large extremely comfortable bed, a great en-suite, two balconies with lovely views and a comfy sofa. Downstairs the family apartment was also luxurious and very spacious with French doors opening out onto an extensive lawn which led right down to the water’s edge. The kitchen area was well equipped and there was also an excellent barbecue for our use. Breakfast supplies were provided and topped up when necessary. We were all more than comfortable, so much so, that unusually we decided not go out to eat for two of the nights but instead had a barbecue and also a take-away from nearby Whangamata.

The internal configuration was perfect for us as a family but would also be equally good for individual bookings as neither infringe on the privacy of the other. They share the same very large entrance hall (the owners use a different entrance) but from there on are completely separate.

Externally no plush hotel could better the facilities at Peninsula and our teenage grandsons revelled in the mountain bikes, the kayaks, the tennis courts, the pool etc etc. The grounds of Peninsula are gorgeous with beautiful views at every turn; Chris and Trish are wonderful hosts, helpful and friendly without being intrusive, in fact the place is just perfect. Don’t think about it just book and try to allocate more than the three days we had!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PeninsulaRetreat, Owner at Peninsula Waterfront Retreat, responded to this review, December 21, 2011
Thank you so much for taking the time to write these lovely words about the Peninsula Retreat, it was a real pleasure to have you stay and we hope to see you again sometime in the future.

Warmest regard
Craig and Trish
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Address: 38 Aileen Place | Whangamata, Whangamata 3691, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whangamata
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Whangamata
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Peninsula Waterfront Retreat is situated on a small headland on the shores of the Whangamata Harbour in the Coromandel Peninsula, this large lodge styled home with 1.5 acres of tropical gardens, swimming pool, and tennis court makes for the perfect holiday getaway. Do as little or as much as you please, kayaking, fishing, tennis, coastal walks, golf or simply lounging by the pool. Ever changing views down the harbour and over forested hills provide a secluded paradise. ... more   less 
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