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Within The Bays

90 reviews
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Wheelchair access
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed with Annemarie and Hans in December 2017 for 2 nights in their lovely home with great views across the bay. Both Hans & Annemarie were the perfect hosts and with their local knowledge we were able to make the most of our stay....More

Thank lynneskelton2018
Response from withinthebays, Owner at Within The BaysResponded 3 days ago

Dear lynneskelton2018, Thank you very much for your nice review! And if you ever visit Whitianga again, you are more than welcome at Within the Bays! Kindest regards, Annemarie and Hans

Reviewed 6 January 2018

Staying at the Within The Bays was a perfect start to our Kiwi holiday and into the new year 2018. Annemarie and Hans made every effort to make our stay as comfortable as possible and they gave very good advice about what places to see...More

Thank paulgeisser49
Response from withinthebays, Owner at Within The BaysResponded 8 January 2018

Dear Franziska and Paul, Thank you very much for your lovely review! We hope you will enjoy the rest of your holiday in our beautiful country! Kindest regards, Annemarie

Reviewed 3 January 2018

Hans and Anne-Marie welcomed us like we are family to them. After travelling around New Zealand and using hotels, this was so much better. Great - you should stay here when next in Whitianga and enjoy the hospitality.More

Thank DavidKlease
Response from withinthebays, Owner at Within The BaysResponded 6 January 2018

Dear David, thank you so much for your review. Staying in a B&B where the owners are on hand to advice on activities and local specialties is indeed a lot more fun that an anonymous hotel in a lot of cases. We are glad you...More

Reviewed 22 November 2017

My daughter and I spent 3 wonderful days staying with Annemarie & Hans. Their home is a wonderful base for exploring the area. The two rooms we had shared a "Jack & Jill" shower room, and everything was immaculate. A lot of thought has gone...More

Thank PatrickTwomey
Response from withinthebays, Owner at Within The BaysResponded 24 November 2017

Dear Patrick, Thank you very much for this review! We enjoyed your stay with us and thought you both did really well on the spinning wheel one evening. Not everybody manages to spin some yarn the old fashioned way :) Kindest regards, Annemarie and Hans

Reviewed 20 November 2017

Anne-Marie and Hans are lovely hosts who made us feel at home at "Within the Bays". Prior to arriving, Anne-Marie provided great tips for a hike, visiting the Hot Water beach, and even made reservations at a French Restaurant and Lost Spring Resort for us....More

Thank marielenas5
Response from withinthebays, Owner at Within The BaysResponded 21 November 2017

Dear Marielenas5, Thank you very much for your kind review. We loved having you two at our place! Kindest regards, Annemarie and Hans

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GreenLeaders Gold level
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Traveller (19)
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"The room has a beautiful view. We loved waking up to looking over the Bay"
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"The views are amazing"
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"Rooms both are very good. Shared bathroom. Balcons. Insectscreens. Very good wifi."
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"Two rooms separated by a large bathroom. Both rooms are only rented to families or traveling parties who..."
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