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Oceanside Apartments
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Waihau Bay
Reviewed May 8, 2012

We stayed in the back unit (separate from the owner's house) and had a large and bright apartment to enjoy. The beach is just across the road so could enjoy both evening and morning strolls easily. We requested the hot breakfast (not included in the rate) and it was delivered to our room piping hot and was substantial. Would be happy to stay at this location again. It offered everything we were looking for.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 24, 2012

After finding this lodging on Trip Advisor we bookedfor one night after driving over from Gisbourne - it was so worth while and we regret not planning on two nights there. We could have ventured out with our picnic from. there and returned Although Jan was away Maureen cooked us a wonderful snapper dinner and made us feel so welcome. .
The walk on the beach over the road was great and the water so clean and blue. A very good stop over point going east or coming back the way we did. Unit was fully equiped and good to have a clothes line ,so clsoe. We would stay again!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 24, 2011

This stay had a little of everything from a plumbing issue and issues with the TV reception to a fantastic location and absolutely wonderful meals (dinner and breakfast). At the time we visited, the owners were away and there was a substitute manager. She tried to correct the plumbing issue without success.

The location was great allowing us nice walks along the beach before dinner and again before breakfast. Both walks allowed my lovely wife to add to her collection of shells. If you want peace and quiet, this is a great place.

We definitely would return here!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 24, 2011

It was further east than I expected. We didn't arrive til rght on dusk but unpacked and were very comfortable for the night. Enjoyed a lovely walk along the beach before heading east after breakfast. One small problem with the shower plumbing not draining but host let us shower upstairs in her home.

  • Stayed: April 2011
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Reviewed May 8, 2010

This area was one of the most scenic and least crowded places we visited. We loved it. However, there are few tourist facilities. Take your food and other necessities with you. The unit was not luxurious, but it was very clean and well furnished.

Let Jan cook for you as much as she will! She’s a better cook than you are. We ate at some of NZ’s nicest restaurants, and the best meal we had was the one she served.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 4, 2010

this motel was our first stop on a trip around the east cape, the setting is amazing, right near the beach and very tranquil; nice clean accomodation and a warm welcome by the owner.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 16, 2008

It all started off with a hard month of work. And my wife and I needed a get away.
We heard of Waihaubay being one of the best fishing spots in the country for all fishing types.

So we did a search on Waihaubay and Oceanside apartments came up. So we rang and placed a booking.
We arrived at Oceanside apartments early after noon and where greeted with a beer and a wine for the other half. We where shown into our unit and Jan the host had made some hot sour dough bread with dips which she pollitley gave to us yyyyyyyyuuuuuuumm!!!!!.
Barry, Jan's husband came down shortley after and offered to take us on our first fishing trip which we booked before hand on their own charter boat.

So we where off and at the ramp within minutes. Barry the skipper told us he was taking us to a secret spot and within 15 mintues we where there.
It felt like minutes but after a couple of ours we had a bin full of snapper and were on our way back.

As we got back to Oceanside, Jan the host greeted us with a restaurant like dinner. Crayfish,fish,hot buns,salad the list goes on, but what a great start to a trip away.

The next morning after a good sleep in we went Kayaking which we hired from Oceanside. And the rest of the weekend consisted of diving,landbased fishing,relaxing and lots of great food which was provided from our great host Jan.

I think one of the fine points of our trip was sitting on their deck at dusk watching the sunset with awesome sea views.
We thought the accommodation was clean and tidy and felt like it was a home away from home.

If you work in a concete jungle like I do and need a real get away this is the place to be. No cellphone coverage and no towns for miles its great!!!!.

Thank p2pcomputer1
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Additional Information about Oceanside Apartments

Address: State Highway 35, 10932 | Via Opotiki, Eastern Bay of Plenty, Waihau Bay 3199, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Waihau Bay
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Waihau Bay
Price Range: $68 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the remote and beautiful Eastern Bay of Plenty, near East Cape and Cape Runaway, Waihau Bay is a lovely white safe and sandy beach ideal for swimming, fishing, diving and Kayaking. Our apartments are large fully self contained, with everything supplied for a comfortable stay, including TV, DVD, BBQ and outdoor furniture. Enjoy awesome beach and ocean views with a complimentary drink or take advantage of fresh seafood from our kitchen. ... more   less 
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