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Horley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just could not fault this wonderful B&B. Our hosts had thought of every detail and were so very friendly. The location overlooking the bay is stunning. We were made to feel so welcome and in the evening we spent many a happy hour in their company. We have no hesitation in giving "Within the Bays" a five star rating...

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Dear Peter M, we too enjoyed your stay with us and many thanks for giving us 5 stars! Kindest regards, Annemarie and Hans

Heerlen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Annemarie and Hans are warm, outstanding, intelligent and very educated hosts. Never a dull moment. Willing to share their lovely house, homemade beer, wine and stories. They have contact with many peoples and organisations all over the region and know the places to be. Fine beds, great breakfast

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Dear Doortje 2017, Thank you very much for your positive review! We loved having you and your family here and enjoyed our conversations too! If you ever decide on another holiday in beautiful New Zealand, we would love hosting you again! Kindest regards, Annemarie and Hans

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Annemarie and Hans were outstanding hosts and ensured we had an extremely enjoyable and memorable 3-night stay in their beautiful home. Lots of little extras including Annemarie's hors d'oeuvres and Hans' excellent homemade beer. Annemarie & Hans also helped plan our activities and made bookings on our behalf. Within the Bays is located in a beautiful rainforest setting on the...

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Dear Ian, Thank you very much for your review. Nice to know you loved our "nibbles" and beer. We are indeed lucky to live in such a beautiful place that we can share with guests from all over the world. Kind regards, Annemarie and Hans

Vancouver, Washington
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Our family (including our 16 year old teenage daughter) stayed at Within the Bays in December, 2016 for two nights. Of all of the accommodations we stayed at in New Zealand, this was by far our favorite and most memorable. The owners, Hans and Annemarie are fascinating, very personable, fun folks that went out of their way to make us...

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Dear subiburton, Thank you so much for this very nice review! It was fun to have you with us and we are looking forward to a photo of the needle felting work that your daughter learned to do here. And of course you are more than welcome to stay with us again when you return to New Zealand. Kind regards,...

Raymore
Reviewed 27 December 2016

The view is more beautiful than the picture and Annemarie and Hans were the perfect hosts. They shared their home, wine, homemade beer and knowledge of Whitianga and New Zealand with us. Since this was our first trip to New Zealand, we appreciated their recommendations for restaurants and activities which were perfect. They recommended Lost Springs Spa and called for...

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Dear James S, Thank you so much for this lovely review! It was our pleasure to host you two! Kindest regards, Annemarie and Hans

United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

From the moment we were greeted on the drive when we arrived, it was clear that Within The Bays was somewhere special. Annemarie and Hans were superb hosts, friendly, attentive and helpful. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to chat with them over a glass of wine, Hans's excellent home-brewed beer and Annemarie's canapés. We learnt a lot about...

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Dear Bighead, it was our pleasure to have you as our guests! Thank you so much for this review; very kind of you! It is nice to know that you liked our advice regarding restaurants and things to do. We hope you have a wonderful holiday in New Zealand with lots of great B&Bs and pleasant weather! Kindest regards, Annemarie...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I had an extremely pleasant stay at Within The Bays and would gladly recommend here to everyone. The B&B is wonderfully turned out, views magnificent and breakfast delicious. I also appreciated the vast trove of local info about what to do and where to dine, as well as detailed travel directions both getting there and getting to my next destination....

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Thanks you so much for this review Rainer! As you wrote: it is great to have few days in the Coromandel to enjoy everything it has to offer. We are truly lucky to live in such a great place and are happy to share it with our guests. Kind regards, Annemarie

Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Within The Bays for 3 nights and it was an amazing experience...esp. because Annemarie & Hans are such lovely people and go the extra mile for their guests (sharing a glass of wine and stories, recommending restaurants and tours and even booking them for you, etc.). During our stay we felt more like family than guests and...

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Dear Connie, It was our pleasure to look after you, your mum and beautiful 5 week old baby daughter! She gave us the chance to try "The Calming Hold" on a crying baby. So amazing that works! A big Thank You to Dr. Robert Hamilton who discovered it! We hope to meet you all again next time you visit New...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Myself and Priya were fortunate to stumble on a review about within the bays and it did not disappoint. Annemarie and Hans have a lovely house overlooking Whitianga and mercury bay. they were extremely welcoming and even sent us emails to help us with our road trip and tips on some lovely spots to stop. Their hospitality was excellent and...

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this review icuris! You both deserved a weekend away from your busy and demanding jobs; if you want to repeat it, you know you are always welcome! Kindest regards, Annemarie and Hans

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Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

After a long drive down from Russell, we were so happy to be welcomed by Annemarie and Hans at their lovely home on top of hill with such wonderful views of the town and bay! But even before we arrived, Annemarie made sure we had dinner reservations as we arrived on Valentine's Day! We received great advice for places to...

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Dear TripAdvisor member, Thank you very much for this lovely review! It was a pleasure to have you as our guests and we hope you'll have fond memories of Within the Bays for a long time:>) Best regards, Annemarie and Hans

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  • Breakfast included
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Within the Bays is a luxury B&B where we welcome you our home: advice on local restaurants, best beaches, great art galleries, etc. While enjoying a glass of wine, beer or something else. Breakfast of your choice every morning. Children are very welcome and we have a lot of toys for them to play with. No pets except guide dogs. We speak English and Nederlands, ein wenig Deutch et un petit peux de Francais. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Within The Bays

Address: 49 Tarapatiki Drive, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Price Range: RM869 - RM896 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“Rooms both are very good. Shared bathroom. Balcons. Insectscreens. Very good wifi.”
 of 5 bubbles doortje2017, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Two rooms separated by a large bathroom. Both rooms are only rented to families or traveling parties who understand the arrangement.”
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“Ther is a large double room with en suite and a connecting room for families”
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