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“Purangi Gardens - Convenient, but secluded”

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Purangi Gardens Accommodation
Naperville, IL USA
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45 reviews
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“Purangi Gardens - Convenient, but secluded”
Reviewed 3 March 2008

Our stay at Purangi Gardens was an extremely enjoyable one. The Lavendar Cottage was very comfortable and clean. A nice touch was the home-grown plums and avocados in the bowl by the door. There was a double bed and single bed in the 1-room (plus the bathroom) Lavendar Cottage. A loft area had another sleeping area big enough for 2 people. The cabin was in a great setting, nestled among large leafy bushes and trees. The main home nearby has about a dozen kayaks available for use in the small bay in front of the property. The breakfast that was available in the morning was a great combination of cereal, bread, spreads, and fruit. Purangi Gardens is a ways off the main road in the area, which makes for a peaceful and quiet setting. That said it is still a short drive from Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove, and Hahei.

  • Liked — Location, setting, hospitality of hosts
  • Disliked — NA
  • Stayed February 2008, travelled with family
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 January 2008

We stayed here for 2 nights, in a lovely little cabin called Lavender. It was small, had a few spiders but was cosy enough and right next to the river esturary. Fresh bread and basic provisions came in the morning from the friendly hosts, Susan and Rod. We were woken one morning by the cheeky chickens tapping on the door for some more crackers that we were feeding them with the day before. The "free to use" canoes were good to go exploring up the esturary and accross to discover the white sands of "Cooks Beach". A perfect retreat in an amazingly peaceful and lush surroundings. Just be prepared for the 5mins drive in on an unsealed road...not a problem to us and it keeps it being a place "off the beaten track". We'd definately stay there again!

  • Liked — Canoes and scenery.
  • Disliked — Cobwebs :-)
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled with family
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Reviewed 8 November 2006

We stayed in secluded privacy at this villa-like home (the Orchard House) amidst acres of "our own" gardens, both tons of flowering plants and expansive orchards of every kind of fruit-bearing tropical plant you could want!

Add to that views of the soft blue tropical ocean waters off the Coromandel Peninsula, and only a hop or two to gorgeous ocean-side hiking and the Hot Water Beach (Nature'sown hot tub-- try one in warm moonlight!) Don't miss it!

And all this was warmed by our very friendly and accommodating hosts who provided not only fresh orchard pickings for our breakfasts but also fresh-caught fish one day! As well as loads of in-the-know information about all the area's great attractions...

Do get good directions from the main road before you go. We got to see a bit more of the countryside than we wanted to before we found it...

  • Liked — Locaton, hosts, gardens
  • Disliked — bedroom facilites--spare--but the rest made up for it!
  • Tips/Secrets — Get good directions, go in daylight
  • Stayed February 2002, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank CofAK
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Santa Ana, CA
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Reviewed 12 September 2006

Found this place on Fodors and was surprised to see that there weren't any reviews about it on Trip Advisor. This place is really special. It's location, on a private estuary in the Coromandel area, is spectacular. When we arrived, there had been days of heavy rains, so our wonderful hosts, Susan and Rod, gave us our choice of accommodations (it was winter and the only guests on the property). The original river-side cabin we booked would have been a bit difficult driving our car to so we were offered a house with a spectacular ocean view. The riverside cabins were incredibly charming but having the option of a huge house to spread out in was too good to pass up. We enjoyed kayaking on the estuary (free to guests), and trying Susan's seasonal harvest of fruits and veggies, which she grows on the property. If you want plush, don't go here. This is a retreat. If you want seclusion in a beautiful natural setting on the waterfront, with the most gracious hosts, this is the place for you.

  • Liked — Environment and setting were special. The hosts were like family.
  • Disliked — Bathroom needs updating but not an issue
  • Stayed August 2006, travelled as a couple
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Property: Purangi Gardens Accommodation
Address: 321 Less Rd., Hahei, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Hahei
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Ranked #4 of 6 Speciality Lodging in Hahei
Number of rooms: 5

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