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Kauri Villas

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Kauai Villas (and took over the place!) over a weekend celebrating a wedding. The rooms were supersize and very comfortable. Breakfast was different and delicous every morning. We spent an entire night playing music, ping pong, pool, foosball, and darts in the game room. Overall it was a carefree weekend in a really charming place surrounded...

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Pauline G, Owner at Kauri Villas, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we enjoyed hosting the wedding group, beautiful day, stunning couple and awesome friends.

Waihi Beach, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 January 2016

So peaceful and relaxing, I want to go back right now! Enjoyed the bush walk to the waterfall and then a nice cool off in the pool. Our 3 children were entertained by the sheep, the chickens, the game room, the pool, picking fresh fruit...the list goes on! And OH what a breakfast! A real treat. The house is very...

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Pauline G, Owner at Kauri Villas, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review. We look forward to your return visit.

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

As it was pouring down with rain for New Years we had to chancel our camping trip and came to the kauri villas instead. Great house for up to 10 people, good facilities(even 2 rooms with ensuite!) games room, good showers and very well equipped kitchen. Pool and spa available. It was a great choice that we still could have...

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Pauline G, Owner at Kauri Villas, responded to this review

You were great last minute guests. We were pleased we had somewhere for you to shelter from the bad weather, and dry out all your gear.

Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Len, Westie ( our little Shi shu dog)and myself had an incredible 3 days in this B&B, The new owners Pauline and Buster were great and a breakfast of homemade cereal followed by good old kiwi bacon and eggs tomatoes mushrooms. just set us up for the day. If you are looking to get away into a true slice of...

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Pauline G, Owner at Kauri Villas, responded to this review

Thank you Linda, we loved having you stay at Kauri Villas. You felt like part of our family. We hope to see you back some day. Pauline.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 December 2015

My wife and myself had an incredible couple of days in what we thought was a B&B, but quite frankly it was more like a boutique hotel. The new owners (Pauline and Colleen) couldn't do enough for us, and a breakfast of homemade cereal followed by good old kiwi bacon and eggs just set us up for the day. If...

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Pauline G, Owner at Kauri Villas, responded to this review

Thank you, it was a pleasure to welcome you as our first guests. A pity our husbands were away that weekend. We hope you come again.

Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

Excellent stay at a beautiful home. Drew made us feel welcome and shared his great knowledge of the area along with stories from his travels. I would highly recommend a stay here to enjoy the region and the conversation.

Thank Everett D
Reviewed 26 March 2015

We stayed at Kauri villas over night, but if our flight hadn't been the day after we would have loved to stay longer. Besides a fabulous house and garden, Drew and Susie made us feel very welcome by being friendly, openhearted and sharing stories about the house and themselves. Despite their busy schedule on our departure day, they took the...

Thank holmpetter
Reviewed 4 March 2015

Kauri Villas is a jewel. Susie and Drew were warmly welcoming, considerate and helpful, the accomodation gorgeous and immaculate, the view breathtaking, the surroundings peaceful and beautiful, and all possible luxurious amenities were available. In short, I can't recommend it highly enough.

Thank FiVG
Reviewed 5 February 2015

Side a very nice six nights in the self contained Side ,was a very comfortable stay,very nice & friendly host,20mins from town,pleasant drive.only thing I,ll comment on was that when you look on the Web site and bring up the self contained accommodation, one of the pictures is of people enjoying themselves around the pool,I thought I was walking out...

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kaurivillas, Owner at Kauri Villas, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for the kind comments. We are, however, somewhat puzzled as to your comments about the pool location. In our email response to your initial enquiry we described the facilities here; games room, bush paths etc., and said:- "You also have use of the pool and hot tub by the main house." We thought that...

Salt Spring Island
Reviewed 29 January 2015

We feel so lucky to have landed at Kauri Villas at the beginning of our first trip to New Zealand. Drew and Susie are very welcoming and knowledgable hosts. With their guidance we found wonderful places to hike and eat. It was tempting though just to hang around "home"....where we spent lazy afternoons around the pool. Breakfast was delicious and...

Thank jothvn

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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 

Additional Information about Kauri Villas

Address: 73 Owhiwa Road | Parua Bay, Whangarei 0192, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Price Range: RM509 - RM663 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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taipagirl, 1 May 2017 | Read review
“Colonial Suite has the best view with a huge wrap around porch”
TouristSanDiego, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Magnolia & Colonial Suites have the best views”
RobertM992, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the Colonial Suite. It had very nice views of the Harbor from a comfortable porch. (See photo.)”
28DavidC28, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Colonial suite”
527parulb, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
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