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Mussel Bed Boutique B&B

892 Purangi Road Cooks Beach, Whitianga 3591 New Zealand
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Chris & Paul welcome you to the "Mussel Bed" - nestled amidst native bush, tropical gardens & streams & yet, so close to beautiful Cooks Beach. A perfect base to explore Cathedral Cove & Hot Water Beach which is only a 10 mins drive. Our self-contained cottage has 2 bedrooms and sleeps up to 5 people. Our guest wing has 3 luxurious suites, tiled en suites & french doors opening onto private decks with all those special touches our guests love! We bring breakfast to you on a tray to enjoy in our lovely garden. Kayak the stream from our jetty and enjoy the natural bird habitat, exploring caves and walking on gorgeous Lonely Bay! We look forward to making your stay a special one.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free internet
Free breakfast
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This B&B is wonderfully comfortable, very well equipped and is full of nice little touches. It is very stylish in its decor too. The three rooms open onto a small terrace and then an extensive garden. The room has plenty of space and seats. There is a good quality coffee machine as well as a range of teas and chilled water is ready in the fridge. The extra little touches are dressing gowns, hot pipes on all the time to dry the towels and the undies, a drying rack, and fresh flowers in the bathroom. Highly recommended.
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Response from Andreawhitianga, Owner at Mussel Bed Boutique B&B
Responded 5 weeks ago
Hi, Thank you so much for your kind words and lovely review, it does mean so much to us both to hear these lovely comments. It was so lovely to meet you both and have a chat and laugh, and we are super happy you enjoyed your stay here. Safe and happy travels, look forward to your return visit one day. Warm Regards, Andrea & Shane
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Mussel Bed B&B is a perfect example of how a B&B should be. Great Hosts, tranquil location, excellent accommodation with lots of thought on detail for what you need (that we all take for granted but not Shane and Andrea). Add the local knowledge and guidance needed to enjoy/explore the area and then a bumper breakfast to please everyone why would you need anything more. Go!
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Response from Andreawhitianga, Owner at Mussel Bed Boutique B&B
Responded Nov 6, 2019
Hi Jeff and Jane, Wow, what lovely words - much appreciated . We so loved meeting you both and love your excitement and zest for life. It's the people we meet that really does make what we do so enjoyable and fun. Thank you for the invite to your place in the UK - you never know, we may just knock on your door for a pint , or 2 ! Safe travels for the rest of your holiday, look forward to a few pic's and hearing how it all goes. Bye for now, Andrea & Shane.
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We visited the Mussel Bed Boutique B&B in late March of 2019 and were delighted with our stay and with our host and hostess! The beds were comfy and the refrigerator in our stand-alone cottage was well-stocked. It was a beautiful location and they were quite helpful in recommendations for eating and attractions. I would definitely stay there again! We stayed in the 2-bedroom cottage with one bedroom downstairs and one up. The single bathroom/shower is downstairs with no outlets. Hair drying was done outside of the bathroom. There were plenty of outlets for charging devices and batteries.
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Response from Andreawhitianga, Owner at Mussel Bed Boutique B&B
Responded Jun 23, 2019
Hi Guys, Lovely to hear from you and that you enjoyed our Cottage Accommodation - we would definitely love to have you stay with us again. Really appreciate you taking the time to place a lovely review - see you again! All The Best, Andrea and Shane.
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Trying to differentiate between the places we stayed at ended up no 11 of 15 BBs/Lodges/Hotels based on our personal scoring between accommodation standard, hosting, breakfast and location. Hosts were excellent, rooms and bathrooms feel a little exposed.
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Response from Andreawhitianga, Owner at Mussel Bed Boutique B&B
Responded Apr 19, 2019
Thank you for your 4 star rating and appreciate your review and comments. Was a pleasure to meet you and we hope you had a safe journey home. All The Best, Andrea and Shane.
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We had a three night break here in January, and very good it was too. Shane and Andrea are excellent hosts, making sure we were comfortable and fully briefed about all the area has to offer - and it's a lot! The restaurants in Cooks Beach are close to hand, and the ferry to Whitianga is within reasonable distance, maybe slightly too far to walk (as we found out on as hot day!) but parking is easy enough. We wish Shane and Andrea All the Best in their venture, and they were right in recommending the Thermal Wonderland for our journey down to Lake Taupo - thanks! Jonathan and Janet 26-28 Jan.
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Response from Andreawhitianga, Owner at Mussel Bed Boutique B&B
Responded Mar 8, 2019
Hi Jonathan and Janet, How lovely to hear from you. Really appreciate your review and comments, it was a pleasure to have you stay with us. So happy you made it to the "Thermal Wonderland", it certainley is a great spot and we are glad you enjoyed it. We look forward to maybe having you come see us again one day. All the best for now, Andrea & Shane.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mussel Bed Boutique B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Mussel Bed Boutique B&B?
Nearby attractions include Cathedral Cove Walk (3.5 miles), Shakespeare Cliff Scenic and Historic Reserve (0.8 miles), and The Lost Spring (2.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mussel Bed Boutique B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Mussel Bed Boutique B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Mussel Bed Boutique B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mussel Bed Boutique B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Purangi Winery Pizzeria, That Curry Place, and Blue Ginger.