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Reviewed 13 July 2013

Managed to secure the last room available at Black Sands at short notice when attending a dear friend's birthday bash. What a treat after not having visited Piha for a couple of years to find such a welcoming lodge with Bobbie and Julia as hosts. This precious piece of Kiwi Land is surrounded by stunning native bush and just a...

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Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 15 June 2013

I came on this place by accident after turning onto the wrong motorway after leaving the airport. Serendipity stepped in, and I discovered Piha and Black Sands Lodge, both of which are real gems. Black Sands Lodge has a wonderful location, in a beautifully landscaped forest setting with little paths through the nikau palms, and is literally a few minutes...

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Birmingham, Alabama
Reviewed 30 May 2013

My husband and I just happened to find the Black Sands Lodge as dusk was falling. We popped in and were fortunate enough that they had a room available! Bobbie & Julia are absolutely delightful and the most perfect hostesses! They certainly love what they do. The room was excellent; a living space and kitchenette, nice bathroom, and a cozy...

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Reviewed 22 May 2013

All the reviews are so true......... a perfect little gem at Piha. All tastes were catered for and what the hosts, Julia and Bobbi don't know about Piha, is not worth knowing. They are generous, hospitable and made the weekend all the more special. We look forward to another visit very soon

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 May 2013

Black Sands Lodge is a really classy accommodation in a truly inspiring place. Piha beach is very wild and earthy, close to nature. We stayed overnight and had a really great time, beautiful surroundings and gardens, everything we needed in our accommodation plus a good indoor outdoor feel with big trees, native birds, and stunning scenery. Well worth the journey,...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 January 2013

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“Was not able to compare other units, check them out first if possible.”
 of 5 bubbles BrianBlenheim, 9 Apr 2014 | Read review
“The Tui suite was the real thing.....first in the morning and just before sunset....a couple of Tui birds came by to sing for me...exotic. The rainwater is collected for tap drinking and showers, conserve it but enjoy it. I took a bottle home with me because it was so delicious. The WiFi connection is excellent... The windows are so "squeaky clean" it felt like I was outside,......but keep em closed at night..there was one mosquito...use the screened window and you'll sleep in paradise found”
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 of 5 bubbles doron2u, 21 Nov 2013 | Read review
“One room is a king size and the other is a queen size.”
 of 5 bubbles KellyN248, 30 May 2013 | Read review
“The Tui suite was perfect - hidden amongst natives”
 of 5 bubbles FionaH113, 22 Feb 2013 | Read review
“You can't go wrong with any of the suites. All three are meticulously maintained and situated less than a minute's walk to the beach. Each suite includes a stocked kitchen as well (plates, silverware, dish detergent, tea, sugar, etc.). Kauri Suite -- Spacious (two stories including a large kitchen/dining/TV area). King-size bed, hardwood floors, outdoor shower, and beautiful view from the deck. Tui -- Similar decorating/design to the Kauri only cozier. Gorgeous deck for dinners, coffee, or taking in the scenery. (King-size bed and hardwood floors) Cabin -- Chummy living space perfect for two or more travellers (two single beds). There is a patio just outside the cabin which is on the edge of the beautiful bush offered by Piha.”
 of 5 bubbles jordank102, 9 Mar 2012 | Read review
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