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“Very nice B&B” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kauri Villas
Ranked #1 of 32 Whangarei B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Fort McMurray, Canada
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Very nice B&B”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

Amazing views, Lovely, neat and clean.
Everything that you would need was provided.
The homemade bread and jams where delightful.
Great place just to relax and read a good book or not far to go into town. The rolling hills are breath taking.

Room Tip: The views were beautiful, very quiet and relaxing.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

I stayed here in January with family and was really blown away by this place - not only does it have amazing views, a beautiful, tranquil atmosphere, and is partly surrounded by some gorgeous New Zealand rainforest (the walk on the property is really beautiful, complete with waterfall), but the rooms are all really lovely, clean and comfortable (great beds!) and the hosts Drew and Suzie are just so incredibly hospitable. They did just the right amount of 'checking-in' to make sure everything was working out for us, and that we enjoyed our stay - we just couldn't have asked more from them in terms of service.
The place was simply a haven, a perfect spot to get away, and I'm sure I'll be back one day :)

Room Tip: I did see all of the bedrooms and honestly I think they would all be great to sleep in - just depend...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Cairns, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

Due to my pop's recent sudden drop in health and then passing away, our large extended family were in need of a lot of accommodation and at very short notice. Susie and Drew were welcoming and understanding from the start and went out of their way to accommodate us - as much as delivering two mattresses to our family home out of their own goodwill to help with the bedding, and making available as many beds as possible at Kauri Villas B&B. They provided us the tranquil healing space that family needed to spend precious time together supporting one another, and sharing our stories and memories of pop from the past.

Thank you Susie and Drew. We are most grateful for the kindness and loving support you gave us at this important time.

Blessings - Donna

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

I had to find accommodation for quite a large group and stumbled across the "Kauri Villas" online. I'm so glad I found them!! My extended family and I stayed at there for a week. We had quite a large group and Susie and Drew were simply fantastic in helping me organise accommodation for us all. They were wonderful hosts; completely respecting our privacy but also bending over backwards to help us out.

The lodgings themselves were fantastic and had exceptionally comfortable beds. The property is very tranquil and calm, perfect for getting away and reducing stress levels. There's a local walk through the property, past a waterfall that my sister said was really enjoyable. And the views from the rooms and the pool area are just breath-taking. Next time I'll plan to spend more time around the pool.

I would not hesitate for a second, recommending Kauri Villas to anyone.
I know that I'll be returning, that's for certain!!
I wish we could have stayed longer, will be sure to do so next time.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are great. The lodge is perfect for a large group of family. I also slept in the an...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

My wife and I stayed at Kauri Villas for 3 nights as part of our Christmas and New Year break, this was not our main venue but soon after arriving and meeting Susie and Drew we wish we had booked in for longer, we were soon made to feel very comfortable and "at home" in the suite of 3 rooms which were wonderful value. The history of the Villa and and how it came to be is almost as interesting as Drew and Susie themselves who are wonderful hosts and always ready to spend time with you and nothing is too much trouble - they love their 'job' and it shows!

The Villa and the surrounding area views are amazing and there is so much to see and do (even at the Villa so no need worry about the weather!), we loved the area and our stay at Kauri Villas and it was topped off by the most delicious big breakfasts, a real feast with home made bread and jams - Wonderful!!

We will definitely be going back again and soon! Thanks Drew and Susie, see you soon.

Room Tip: All room are great, just depends how many people sharing! :-)
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

Booked out the lodge and annex room for 9 of us over New Years for 5 nights.

Drew & Susie were wonderful, incredibly helpful with everything that we could do around the region, giving us torches and directions for the caves, the best beaches to go to etc. Also were great with giving us everything we needed while staying in our accomodation - including polo set, table tennis etc which was great to use on their lawn.

With regards to the accommodation - this too was fantastic, with comfortable beds and ensuites/bathrooms. Great kitchen and dining area both inside and with a good bbq and outside deck for dining with beautiful view of sunset and surrounding area.

Overall was a fantastic experience and would thoroughly recommend Kauri Villas for any groups, be it large or small.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

This was the perfect place for us to stay to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. Drew and Susie were generous hosts and could not have been more helpful. The setting is magnificent and the accommodation was lovely. We stayed in the lodge, which is furnished with everything you could possibly need, but also had the benefit of Drew's delicious breakfast. We made use of the pool and spa and the games room. Drew gave us all the information we needed about local beaches and activities and even lent us head torches to adventure into the Abbey Caves. The icing on the cake was when Drew, a qualified flying instructor, took Ian up for a flight from Whangarei airport. We cannot thank them enough for making the weekend special and we will definitely be back!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Kauri Villas

Property: 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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Whangarei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Self Contained Accommodation and B&B. At Kauri Villas we offer more than a comfortable bed and a delicious breakfast. Lovingly restored villas set in tranquil native bush with streams and waterfalls. Facilities include spa and 11m pool with stunning views of the Bay and extensive decks to sit and watch the sunsets. All rooms with en suite facilities. Activities include games room, animals to feed and bush walks. Evening meals and functions by arrangement. Our B&B together with our self contained accommodation, can host up to 18 guests. Great for groups. Please enquire via our website for group rates. Come and soak up the atmosphere that is Kauri Villas, the perfect location for rest and relaxation. ... more   less 
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