We stayed for two nights as part of our honeymoon trip to NZ. The great thing about B&Bs rather than hotels is the individuality of the place but also the hosts. The setting for this B&B is lovely close to the beach and you can actually borrow the owners sit own kayaks and paddle your way there from the stream in the garden of the property. The rooms are set in the gardens and are private and comfortable. The beds are excellent as is the terrace decking outside. We didn't really like the bathroom layout that made it quite integral to the bedroom but the shower itself was "walk in" and spacious. Chris and Paul are a great couple and get the balance spot on. They were really helpful and made a great breakfast. They lent us a spade to go to the hot water beach, which was fun and quite a sight. I then the next day managed to lose my sunglasses and Chris kindly went into town for me after I left, found my glasses (left in the local cinema) and posted them on for me. That's great service! We ate twice at a slightly bizarre place called eggscentric. . The owners are very laid back and you can take your own wine. The food is actually really good. Excellent seafood and beautifully cooked meat dishes too. All in all a very good location and some fantastic stretches of beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less