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Reviewed 27 November 2012

We can't express how glad we are that we chose to have our wedding at 970 Lonely Bay Lodge. From our initial contact through to arrival and departure, Loring's boundless energy, skill and attention to the finest detail ensured our stay was seamless with nothing being too much trouble and every need anticipated and catered for. An absolutely stunning setting and a truly awesome hostess - thank you so much for making our special day and indeed our whole experience with you perfect, and one that we'll not forget.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank wainui721
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Reviewed 7 November 2012

We stayed at 970 Lonely Bay for 2 nights as part of a long weekend away. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left nothing was too much trouble for Loring from the welcoming tea on arrival, checking tide times, taking us to see the fireworks, loaning us shovels for hot water beach and the truly delicious dinner sourced from local ingredients the list goes on.

The house itself is beautiful and the small touches make it that bit extra special, for example beach towels in a beach bag in the room. There are so many different areas to relax - the private deck off our room, the sun room, the main deck, the library, the side deck, the garden and even the outdoor bath. The location on the estuary, a couple of minutes walk to Cooks Beach or the slightly more strenuous walk to Lonely Bay itself, make this an idyllic spot.

Never before have I been made to feel so welcome and relaxed. Loring thank you for looking after us so well - how we are going to cope with out you I don't know. Jane you have a fantastic house and thank you for sharing it.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank SilverGinger
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Reviewed 9 October 2012

We arrived late to be met by a very worried Loring who was concerned as to where we had got to....we ended up the wrong side thevriver which only has a passenger ferry.

This set the style of our all too short stay.

Relax have a glass of wine ...we did sitting in a beutifully decorated lodge with a roaring fire and the aroma of a recently baked banana cake.

Nothing was too much trouble for Loring wh rang booked and took us to an excellent local restaurant, then collected us and joined us for a glass of wine relaxing in front f e fire after a long drive from the bay of islands.

Our room was impeccable, bright with a walk in shower and a large ath with a view of the ocean. Beutifull linen and bigbfluffy towels.

Breakfast on the sun saked terace was a joy...home made muesli lots of fresh fruits ,daily papers frash croissants etc etc....wonderful

Loring sent us off with directions to local ammenities arranged a boat trip to see the spectacular coastline.

That afternoon we all sat on the terrace drinking a glass of rose whilst enjoying the previosly mentioned banana cake.

Again Loring provided taxi services to the ferry to Whitiangi where she had booked our dinner ...which was an excellent choice at Salt.

Unfortunately we had to leave but not without exchanging e mail adresses so loring could pass on her recipe for banana cake ......plus others, shes a recipe fanatic....

Great stay ....you must go !

Room Tip: All rooms are excellent
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Sgspin
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

We had the pleasure of having our wedding reception at 970 Lonely Bay in March 2012 and couldn't have asked for a better venue. From the initial dealings with Loring (the Hostess) when making our initial enquiries, to booking the accommodation, to the pre-arrival arrangements, to the weekend itself, we couldn't have asked for a better location, venue and hostess.

Loring absolutely makes this property so very special. She couldn't do enough for us, and was a God-send on the wedding day itself.

We spent two nights at the Lodge; the night before and the night of the wedding, and didn't want to leave.

The Lodge itself is just gorgeous. It is beautifully decorated and furnished. So many gorgeous areas for the guests to mingle (and photos to be taken).

The review itself would not be complete if we did not mention the homemade granola. Delish! The breakfast included is out of this world!

Definitely recommended for either a wedding, a group gathering, or for a romantic weekend away.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank Joda77
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

We booked the entire lodge for a weekend for our wedding. Was a beautiful spot, perfect for a wedding or other big special occasion. Host Loring was amazing, nothing too much trouble and she really contributed to us having an amazing experience.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank steve c
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