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Kauri Villas
Ranked #1 of 29 Whangarei B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

Stayed 3 nights in self-catering unit. Very well appointed! Comfortable, beautiful location, hot tub, friendly pets, gracious hosts and delicious home-made marmalade. What more could you ask for? Recommend for anyone who wants a quiet, peaceful location.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

Planned to stay one night and stayed three. Best marmalade jam i have tasted. Very tastefully furnished . Loved the cows, sheep, chooks and Rimi the dog and the two cats. Drew and Susie were the perfect hosts and we were blown away by the spectacular scenery, beaches, walks of the Whangarei area. Majella and Stewart King Portland Australia

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Thank Majstew
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Reviewed 28 August 2013 via mobile

A really great spot for meeting up with old friends. Self contained cottage was perfect for our group and we were even allowed to bring the dog. The kids loved feeding the animals and the adults loved the spa! A beautiful view and extremely friendly hosts.A great winter break and would be even better in summer!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank Penelolar
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kaurivillas, Owner at Kauri Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2013

Thank you for that; you were most welcome!
I should just say that only very well behaved dogs can visit - and only by prior arrangement! This may include a CAT scan (we have two) and a Lab test (from our spayed female 9 year old 'puppy', Rimi !

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Reviewed 26 August 2013

Drew and Susie are great host and it was a pleasure chatting with them. We loved the place as soon as we arrived as it had such a homey feeling! The surrounding is beautiful. I would like to thank Drew in particular who made my husband a very happy man by taking him up on a flight in the morning.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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kaurivillas, Owner at Kauri Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2013

Thank you for your kind comments!
Yes, now I've got my flight instructor's rating it's great fun to be able to take guests up for a trial flight, booked through the flying club. It's really like an introductory flying lesson, where you can take the controls and fly the plane yourself! Only available on fine days!

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Reviewed 5 June 2013

what a treat, staying in a gorgeous NZ villa in a very underrated area of Northland (better beaches and walking tracks than Bay of Islands in my humble opinion) fantastic views, really friendly and attentive service, good food including delicious home made preserves. I too loved the bushwalk, though I did manage to get a bit lost at one point! A high point was a very reasonably priced light aircraft scenic flight, the plane ably piloted by Drew. Drew and Susie treated me like a special guest and I went away feeling I had made new friends. Looking forward to renting the Lodge for a girls weekend!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 February 2013

I realized after staying at Kauri Villas that it was experiences like this that make travel so memorable and meaningful. We learned so much from Drew and Susie about NZ - the culture, people, and the place. We particularly enjoyed the bush tramp on the property and of course the comfortable accommodations, hospitality and great food. The cottage is really neat and charming.
I would recommend checking out the Abbey Caves nearby...non-commercialized and not very busy, but great glowworm viewing.

Thank you Drew and Susie!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 February 2013

What a great experience staying at Kauri Villas. Thank you so much to Drew and Susan for making our 2 night stay a wonderful experience. The service was fabulous, right from the first moment when Drew opened the car door for me. We were greeted as friends not just someone coming to stay at there. The accommodation was splendid, the bed so comfortable, the pool very refreshing and the food for both breakfast and dinner was delicious. Fantastic views and lovely company, so knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. I have already recommended this outstanding accommodation to friends and when we return we know where we will be staying. Thank you once again.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Kauri Villas

Address: 73 Owhiwa Road | Parua Bay, Whangarei 0192, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Whangarei
Price Range: £95 - £143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kauri Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kauri Villas, centrally located between Whangarei township and Whangarei Heads, allows travellers the perfect home base for exploring the countless bays, beaches and scenic vistas in the Northland region. – Truly the jewel in the crown of Northland. The original villa was built as a farmhouse in 1870. A second 1920’s villa was moved onsite, and joined to the original farmhouse. Featuring traditional kauri wooden floors and beams, 12′ ceilings, and wrap around verandas echoing the charm of a bygone era, all while offering breathtaking views overlooking Parua Bay, the surrounding countryside and the picturesque Poor Knights Islands. After a day of adventuring, guests will want to relax by the pool, explore our twelve acres including a 1 km loop track through beautiful native bush, past waterfalls, leading down to the Kohinui stream, or ease tired muscles in our jacuzzi spa pool all while taking in the breathtaking views. In the evening, pop down to the Parua Bay Tavern just 2km away, for great food from the famous classic menu. Or allow your hostesses to use their culinary skills to create a home cooked meal especially for you. The Colonial Suite provides two spacious bedrooms, each with large picture windows overlooking the bay, a bathroom with an old fashioned claw foot bath, modern shower, luxurious heated towel rail and underfloor heating. Guests staying here will also appreciate their own living area, the perfect place to cozy up with a book and a cup of tea. The Magnolia suite is well suited to families, with two adjoining bedrooms and an en-suite bathroom. The large living area has a pianola, and a toy corner for the children. Enjoy watching a movie on the large screen TV from our selection of DVD’s. Larger groups will appreciate our self contained Kohinui lodge. The lodge features four bedrooms, a large central living area with TV, DVD, oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. With 3 bathrooms and 4 toilets, what more could you want? Our games room provides a place to gather in the evening or on rainy days. With table tennis, pool table, foosball and darts as well as a CD player and a large selection of retro CD’s to choose from. ... more   less 
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