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Connells Bay Guest Cottage

142 Cowes Bay Road, Waiheke Island 1971, New Zealand
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Absolutely pefect in every way. Magical. The hosts were lovely, the sculpture park fascinating, the views magnificent and the cottage itself cosy and comfortable. Everthing one would need was provided.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

We were told that a 4WD would be required to travel up and down the driveway. Having already booked a modest hire car before deciding to stay at Connells Bay, we were provided a 4WD to use on the property. Now that is amazing hospitality and thoughtfulness.That's how our brief holiday there started and it just continued. The cottage was... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

A beautifully restored cottage on a private Island beach to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Paradise. We slipped out of bed and into the ocean each morning and spent our days relaxing on the decks, strolling around the sculpture park or swimming. Superb hospitality. So wonderful that we've already booked for another two weeks at Christmas.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

Have travelled the world over, but few places come close to this special cottage at Connels Bay. You will leave relaxed and inspired, and grateful to have experienced this perfect slice of NZ. Recommended to all, and will definitely be back.

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Toowoomba
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

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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Johnnie33, Owner at Connells Bay Guest Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you Emma...we appreciate your comments and enjoyed having you to stay. Regards John and Jo More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

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
1 review
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
1 review
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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3 reviews
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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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The guest cottage at the Connells Bay Sculpture Park is located on a very private beach on Waiheke Island...it is suitable for 1 or 2 couples but not suitable for children. Guests have free use of kayaks on the property and free access to the sculpture park. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Connells Bay Guest Cottage

Address: 142 Cowes Bay Road, Waiheke Island 1971, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Waiheke Island
Price Range: $279 - $291 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Connells Bay Guest Cottage 5*
Number of rooms: 2
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