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On the Beach B & B

66 Wharekaho Road Simpson's Beach RD2, Whitianga 3592 New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
3.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We concluded our month in New Zealand with four nights at this wonderful B and B. A killer view of a gorgeous beach, comfy and spacious room, breakfasts with a personal touch (the scrambled eggs were special!), and hosts who care deeply about ensuring you...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank MacDuff47
Response from Gordon3638, Owner at On the Beach B & BResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your response and we are pleased to note that our guests appreciated the efforts we go to to ensure all who stay can feel welcome, relaxed and comfortable. Having had the opportunity to travel to many countries over the years we do...More

Reviewed February 6, 2018

This was hospitality at its best. We spent 3 days here - inclusive New Years Eve. Sitting in the patio with an incredible view - a perfect start into 2018. We had nice conversations. A clean room with comfortable beds. A tasty breakfast with great...More

Date of stay: December 2017
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Response from Gordon3638, Owner at On the Beach B & BResponded February 15, 2018

Thank you for your kind words. When we chose the beds for our guests bedrooms, we chose to provide the same as we ourselves have. We do get a comfortable night's sleep and want our guests to also have a comfortable sleep. We pride ourselves...More

Reviewed February 2, 2018

Warm welcome.Friendly and charming hosts.The breakfast was personally prepared and very good. Absolutly amazing breakfast The location was brilliant, right next to the beach. Very peaceful. There is enough privacy and lot of space and comfort.More

Date of stay: December 2017
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Response from Gordon3638, Owner at On the Beach B & BResponded February 15, 2018

We were once asked to tell a potential guest exactly how far we were from the beach and Diana stepped out just 28 steps. Given the right weather you can swim at any tide be it high water or low water. Being just a short...More

Reviewed December 12, 2017

This was a perfect place: nice spacious and quiet bedroom and a stunning view from the living room. Diana and Gordon are lovely people, ready to help and gave a personal touch to our two-night stay in Whitianga. Also the breakfast was very good. Diana...More

Date of stay: November 2017
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Response from Gordon3638, Owner at On the Beach B & BResponded February 15, 2018

Being able to assist our guests and advise on what is best to meet their individual needs and requirements is part of being a host. Having had the property in the family since 1965, we are very familiar with the area and what is on...More

Reviewed March 29, 2017

The home of Diana and Gordon was recommended to us by a prior B&B and it was a REAL FIND! They have opened their home to guests from 44 countries and every year they are Santa's house for their community. Both are very active in...More

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank Joan T
Response from GORDONDIANA, Owner at On the Beach B & BResponded March 31, 2017

Thank you Joan for your glowing review, we are truly humbled by your comments. Over the years we have benifed so much by learning from our guests about their countries, homes and lives and sharing stories of our country and what our local community has...More

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We are the only B & B on the beachfront in Whitianga. We are located at Wharekaho (Simpson's Beach) which is 6 kms north of Whitianga town. We pride ourselves in providing our guests with a personal "home away from More home" experience with quality facilities and locally made breakfasts. So popular are Diana's home made cookies that we often are asked for and do provide our guests with recipes including the home made chocolates placed in the bedrooms each night. We have kayaks for guests use and a relaxing spa pool to soak away any aches or pains. We also have free fast Wi-Fi. Less
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Golf course
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair access
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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$149 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
$149 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
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"All the rooms are of a similar standard. Our front facing room was comfortable and spacious and quiet."
Mar 8, 2017
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"This is not a hotel, it is somebody's home, not all rooms have a sea view so if you want one .....ask."
Feb 26, 2017
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"also they offered free use of the kayaks, as they are right on the beach, we just didn't have time. "
Dec 2, 2016
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"The room was absolutely perfect even down to the smallest detail like homemade chocolates."
Jul 30, 2016
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