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Adelaide, Australia
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Annemarie and Hans were outstanding hosts and ensured we had an extremely enjoyable and memorable 3-night stay in their beautiful home. Lots of little extras including Annemarie's hors d'oeuvres and Hans' excellent homemade beer. Annemarie & Hans also helped plan our activities and made bookings on our behalf. Within the Bays is located in a beautiful rainforest setting on the...

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Vancouver, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family (including our 16 year old teenage daughter) stayed at Within the Bays in December, 2016 for two nights. Of all of the accommodations we stayed at in New Zealand, this was by far our favorite and most memorable. The owners, Hans and Annemarie are fascinating, very personable, fun folks that went out of their way to make us...

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Dear subiburton, Thank you so much for this very nice review! It was fun to have you with us and we are looking forward to a photo of the needle felting work that your daughter learned to do here. And of course you are more than welcome to stay with us again when you return to New Zealand. Kind regards,...

Raymore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view is more beautiful than the picture and Annemarie and Hans were the perfect hosts. They shared their home, wine, homemade beer and knowledge of Whitianga and New Zealand with us. Since this was our first trip to New Zealand, we appreciated their recommendations for restaurants and activities which were perfect. They recommended Lost Springs Spa and called for...

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Dear James S, Thank you so much for this lovely review! It was our pleasure to host you two! Kindest regards, Annemarie and Hans

United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

From the moment we were greeted on the drive when we arrived, it was clear that Within The Bays was somewhere special. Annemarie and Hans were superb hosts, friendly, attentive and helpful. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to chat with them over a glass of wine, Hans's excellent home-brewed beer and Annemarie's canapés. We learnt a lot about...

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Dear Bighead, it was our pleasure to have you as our guests! Thank you so much for this review; very kind of you! It is nice to know that you liked our advice regarding restaurants and things to do. We hope you have a wonderful holiday in New Zealand with lots of great B&Bs and pleasant weather! Kindest regards, Annemarie...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 July 2016

I had an extremely pleasant stay at Within The Bays and would gladly recommend here to everyone. The B&B is wonderfully turned out, views magnificent and breakfast delicious. I also appreciated the vast trove of local info about what to do and where to dine, as well as detailed travel directions both getting there and getting to my next destination....

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Thanks you so much for this review Rainer! As you wrote: it is great to have few days in the Coromandel to enjoy everything it has to offer. We are truly lucky to live in such a great place and are happy to share it with our guests. Kind regards, Annemarie

Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Within The Bays for 3 nights and it was an amazing experience...esp. because Annemarie & Hans are such lovely people and go the extra mile for their guests (sharing a glass of wine and stories, recommending restaurants and tours and even booking them for you, etc.). During our stay we felt more like family than guests and...

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Dear Connie, It was our pleasure to look after you, your mum and beautiful 5 week old baby daughter! She gave us the chance to try "The Calming Hold" on a crying baby. So amazing that works! A big Thank You to Dr. Robert Hamilton who discovered it! We hope to meet you all again next time you visit New...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Myself and Priya were fortunate to stumble on a review about within the bays and it did not disappoint. Annemarie and Hans have a lovely house overlooking Whitianga and mercury bay. they were extremely welcoming and even sent us emails to help us with our road trip and tips on some lovely spots to stop. Their hospitality was excellent and...

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this review icuris! You both deserved a weekend away from your busy and demanding jobs; if you want to repeat it, you know you are always welcome! Kindest regards, Annemarie and Hans

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Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

After a long drive down from Russell, we were so happy to be welcomed by Annemarie and Hans at their lovely home on top of hill with such wonderful views of the town and bay! But even before we arrived, Annemarie made sure we had dinner reservations as we arrived on Valentine's Day! We received great advice for places to...

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Dear TripAdvisor member, Thank you very much for this lovely review! It was a pleasure to have you as our guests and we hope you'll have fond memories of Within the Bays for a long time:>) Best regards, Annemarie and Hans

Saskatoon, Canada
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

What a great place. Hans and Anne-Marie were the best hosts anyone could expect. We arrived not knowing them at all but left feeling like they were long time friends. Fantastic accommodations, great breakfasts and unbelievable views. It was more than a B and B with great advice about the area and restaurants, as well as pre- and after dinner...

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Thank you so much Don and Dolores! It was great meeting you and we are glad you enjoyed your time with us. We might meet in Canada? Kind regards, Annemarie and Hans

New Meadows, Idaho
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights and loved the hospitality of Hanz and Anna Marie. They made our stay very memorable and went way out of their way too make us feel welcome and explain some local attractions. We would Highly recommend booking here if you are lucky enough to get an opening. Wonderfull views from your very comfortable guest...

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Dear firescobb, Thank you very much for your review! We love to chat with our guests about all the local attractions here: there is so much to do in and around Whitianga. Lovely to read that you enjoyed several of them. Kind regards, Annemarie and Hans

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  • Room Service
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Within the Bays is a luxury B&B where we welcome you our home: advice on local restaurants, best beaches, great art galleries, etc. While enjoying a glass of wine, beer or something else. Breakfast of your choice every morning. Children are very welcome and we have a lot of toys for them to play with. No pets except guide dogs. We speak English and Nederlands, ein wenig Deutch et un petit peux de Francais. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Within The Bays

Address: 49 Tarapatiki Drive, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Price Range: £154 - £228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“Two rooms separated by a large bathroom. Both rooms are only rented to families or traveling parties who understand the arrangement.”
 of 5 bubbles jamessG7296YA, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ther is a large double room with en suite and a connecting room for families”
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“only one room to chose from.”
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“Only one room available”
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“The room was perfect for us, but be aware that you will be sharing the house with the hosts. People looking for the utmost privacy may not be happy with how close the room is to the rest of the house. It didn't bother us, but it may bother some. Just be aware.”
 of 5 bubbles gregh725, 23 May 2012 | Read review
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