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“Beautiful location and friendly hosts - perfection :) emily, reubz, addy xxx” 5 of 5 bubbles
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By the Bay Beachfront Apartments
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
“Beautiful location and friendly hosts - perfection :) emily, reubz, addy xxx”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

The view is breath-taking with the sound of the waves lapping gently in the bay your stresses and worries easily fall away. While taking in the beauty and serenity of the location you are also aware that if in the mood there are local restaurants and bars where you can enjoy culinary delights just minutes away. Stayed in the upstairs apartment which we found was tastefully decorated, immaculately cleaned, with a roomy balcony area you can sunbathe on as well as enjoy a family meal while overlooking the bay.

From the first telephone call to arriving at 'By and Bay Beachfront Apartments' the hosts Alan and Mary ensured our stay would be an enjoyable and memorable experience. We will return :)

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms have the best views
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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fiona2244FF, Manager at By the Bay Beachfront Apartments, responded to this review, 3 March 2014
Thank you Emily, So glad you were able to just chill out like you had requested. Will see you again at our beautiful beachfront apartments
kind regards Mary & Alan
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Pleasant Hill, California
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

We loved this place - stayed in Studio apt and the view was fantastic. Easy access to beach and room was spotless. Super nice hosts and small downtown with cute restaurants. Bed was a bit hard but cannot beat the atmosphere. Totally would go back when in NZ again!!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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fiona2244FF, Manager at By the Bay Beachfront Apartments, responded to this review, 22 February 2014
Hi Kris, thank you so much for your kind words. We enjoyed your company and hope to see you back here again.
kind regards
Alan & MAry
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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

Great Location and very friendly staff! Highly recommend. Relaxing on the beach the up to the Spa pool. This place is great and very clean. Very easy place to go on holiday. We had out 1 year old who really enjoyed it.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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fiona2244FF, Manager at By the Bay Beachfront Apartments, responded to this review, 22 February 2014
Thank you for your kind words and so glad you enjoyed your stay at By The Bay, Hopefully we will see you all again
kind regards Mary & Alan
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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2014

Stayed here for two nights during our fab tour round the North Island at the start of January.

Was greeted by our lovely hosts Mary and Alan and shown to our apartment which was the studio. The studio was spotless clean, well equipped and had a stunning view of the sloping garden (complete with hot tub!) leading down to the beach in this beautiful bay.

Location wise its great for exploring the extreme north of NZ especially 90 Mile Beach. Can recommend the Harrisons trip that we picked up from Kaitaia which is about 30 minutes drive away.

By the Bay is in a quiet very peaceful location but nearby Mangonui has a few shops and restaurants but as we found everything shuts early so if you want to eat get there before 8:30pm!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Paul_and_Jackie2014
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fiona2244FF, Manager at By the Bay Beachfront Apartments, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Hi there, thank you so much for your kind words. We have just had Cyclone Lusi so the Studio was very exciting with the crashing of the waves so close. Hope to see you again.

kind regards
Mary & Alan
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Milton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

We recently stayed here for 3 nights and if we had the time, would have spent a great deal more time at this establishment as it felt like home away from home. We were greeted on arrival by the very friendly and professional management team of Mary & Allan who had all the answers before we even had the questions. The property is gorgeous, right on a beautiful, people friendly, gentle beach. There are assigned parking spots with just a very short, level walk to the front door. Our 2 bedroom unit was spotless and came with every amenity we could expect, and more. There was tea & coffee, and real milk in the fridge to get us started. While we didn't get a chance to use the hot tub as we were too busy touring the area, we looked at it everyday as it is positioned between the views and the beach, and so we missed out on sipping a glass of wine while soaking and enjoying those views. Whatever category you travel happens to fall into, i.e. family, friends, couples, etc. this property would suit. We will definitely stay here again when back in the area and would easily recommend it to all our friends and relatives.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank 001GRYK
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fiona2244FF, Manager at By the Bay Beachfront Apartments, responded to this review, 4 February 2014
Hi there Gary & Mary, thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have you to stay and I am sure we will see you back from Canada now that you have a new son in law in New Zealand. Kind regards Mary & Alan
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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2014

Prior to making a booking I looked at previous reviews which all said what a great place to stay. They certainly weren't wrong. We had a family wedding in Mangonui and booked 3 units for 3 and 4 nights. The location, layout and cleanliness of the units were superb. We thoroughly enjoyed the time spent together with family, bbq's on the lawn, swimming in the sea, flying kites, picking tua tuas, and not to mention the beautiful spas overlooking the sea. Mary and Alan were fantastic hosts right from the moment we arrived until sadly the holiday came to an end. We will certainly return one day and have no hesitation in promoting this beautiful place. Thank you Mary and Alan.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Annie674
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fiona2244FF, Guest Relations Manager at By the Bay Beachfront Apartments, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Hi sorry about the late response. We were thrilled to host you with the family wedding. We still talk about the lovely time you all had here and were able to bring your family back for the evening bar-b-q. I am sure we will see some of your family back.

kind regards
Mary & Alan
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Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013

We stayed here in November 2014 with our 15 month old daughter and it was absolutely wonderful! We arrived late in the evening and our hosts were so generous bringing us a big basket of food (cheese, crackers, yogurt, bread and fruit) and wine to help us settle in that night and for breakfast in the morning. It was exactly the sort of hospitality that NZ is famous for. The apartment was terrific, and we were provided with a porta-cot and high chair (plus some lovely little books, buckets and spade etc) for our daughter. With a baby, the self-contained apartment had everything we needed (although no bath - we made do with the laundry sink though and it was perfect). The view is amazing and the location fabulous for a relaxing beach holiday. We would recommend By the Bay Beachfront Apartments without any hesitation and can't wait to go back very soon!

Room Tip: All the rooms would be wonderful it is a lovely peaceful location.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SMO80
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fiona2244FF, Guest Relations Manager at By the Bay Beachfront Apartments, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Hi there, thank you so much for those kind words and it was our pleasure to have you to stay with your gorgeous wee girl. Welcome back anytime to By The Bay Beachfront Apartments
kind regards
Mary & Alan
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Property: By the Bay Beachfront Apartments
Address: 16 Braemar Avenue, Coopers Beach, Mangonui 0420, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Mangonui > Coopers Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Coopers Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — By the Bay Beachfront Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
By the Bay Beachfront Apartments is absolute oceanfront setting with 3 large self contained apartments and 1self contained studio, can sleep up to 20 guests in total. Private access to the beach. Continental or cooked breakfasts available. Wifi, Cable TV and DVDs. Spa pool overlooking ocean and kayaks for guests to use. BBQs in a garden setting. You will think you are in paradise. ... more   less 
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