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“A truly lovely, relaxing place, ideal for a family with young kids”
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Kauri Villas
Ranked #1 of 31 Whangarei B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Australia
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“A truly lovely, relaxing place, ideal for a family with young kids”
Reviewed 9 November 2009

We stayed in the self contained house & loved it. Perfect for us, with separate rooms for the kids. The kids loved the animals, (dog & sheep), climbing the big trees & the pool was used many, many times. It was great to relax with a drink by the pool, whilst the kids swam, with very few, if any other guests around. We had two great meals at the main house (home style cooking at it's absolute best). The location seems a little way from things, but the view, accommodation & hospitality more than make up for it. We spent Christmas there and they put up decorations & a tree in the self contained house just to excite the kids. The accommodation was immaculate and the hosts delightful, we even joined their New Year celebrations.

  • Stayed December 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 November 2009

This is one of the best value for money B&B's that we have stayed at, why?
Susie and Drew made us feel so at home in their beautifully restored villa. Our rooms, yes 3 rooms in all! consisted of a Queen, an adjacent double with en suite and a private lounge complete with sky TV.
Our mornings tended to start with us feeding the animals. Our 3 year old fed the sheep, the cow and then the chickens. He would look for eggs and once collected would take them in to Susie to be cooked for his breakfast.
I like food and plenty of it so I was there fore delighted at the 'farmhouse' style breakfasts that were served up each morning.
A few other things to note:
The views are superb. There is a swimming pool and spa although we did not use it as it was 'October'.
Both Drew and Susie have spent many years in Africa, there artefacts are everywhere and the stories are fascinating.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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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 Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Whangarei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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