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Kelso, Washington, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The home of Diana and Gordon was recommended to us by a prior B&B and it was a REAL FIND! They have opened their home to guests from 44 countries and every year they are Santa's house for their community. Both are very active in their communities at the ripe YOUNG age in their 70's. Our room was very spacious...

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GORDONDIANA, Owner at On the Beach B & B, responded to this review

Thank you Joan for your glowing review, we are truly humbled by your comments. Over the years we have benifed so much by learning from our guests about their countries, homes and lives and sharing stories of our country and what our local community has to offer in terms of attractions, restaurants and those special local places that don't always...

Reviewed 9 March 2017

We were very lucky to come across this very comfortable, modern B & B in Whitianga on the Coromandel Penninsula in New Zealand since the whole area was still busy towards the end of the summer holidays. Gordon and Diana are the perfect hosts in their large house which is situated right on the beach just outside the town. In...

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GORDONDIANA, Owner at On the Beach B & B, responded to this review

Thank you Grahame for your most extensive review of our B & B. For us it is most rewarding that our guests appreciate our efforts to try to make our guests "feel at home" even when they are on holiday. We like to listen to the experiences guests have at either the attractions they visit or meals they have in...

Te Puke, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Wonderful room with a great view. Diana and Gordon made us feel very welcome in their beautiful home catering for our every need and truly going beyond the call of duty! Delicious breakfast. Who could ask for more! On leaving we felt like we had had an amazing weekend and had found two new friends. Thank you both so much.

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GORDONDIANA, Owner at On the Beach B & B, responded to this review

We are indeed fortunate to live in a wonderful location and to be able to show it off to our guests from both the upstairs lounge with its wide 3.5 metre floor to ceiling window or from the lower enclosed deck area with 180 degree view of the bay and surrounding area. To the east you see the bay, the...

Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I staied there for 2 nights. The place is beautifull, the room was clean, comfortable and felt like home. Great breakfast. The view from the house is great, just wanted to stay there forever. Diana and Gordon are a lovely couple, They had made us feel welcome the entire time. They are intelligent and interst peaple to...

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GORDONDIANA, Owner at On the Beach B & B, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. we do try very hard to make our guests welcome and whenever possible respond to all requests re local spots to visit and also assist with onward travel suggestions. We do like feedback about the places we recommend as it is what other guests tell us that enables current and future guests to have great...

Reviewed 10 February 2017

We stayed for 5 days with Gordon & Diana; it was a wonderful time; the get to the beach you just need to step out of the gardenof the B&B; the breakfast was delicious: >10 types of muesli every morning and fresh fruits :-)

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GORDONDIANA, Owner at On the Beach B & B, responded to this review

We do endeavour to have as many locally made products as possible for our guests. Diana makes most of the jams from produce from our or neighbours garden and fruit trees. We always have seasonable fruits and always have pineapple, bananas, kiwifruit, peaches and whatever is in season such as watermelon or strawberries etc. We do also welcome guests suggestions...

Grantham, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We enjoyed our stay at beside the beach b&b. Wished we could have stayed longer. Diana and Gordon are the perfect hosts. Comfortable bed and good breakfast. I liked Diana's homemade chocolates. Thank you for the recipe.

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GORDONDIANA, Owner at On the Beach B & B, responded to this review

Thank you Rose for your comments, we do appreciate hearing from our guests. Diana has always made the chocolates we give our guests each evening and also most of the jams we serve at breakfast. In addition she also make all the cakes and cookies provided in the guest rooms. Of course should anyone ask, we do have recipes printed...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 January 2017

For our family's first B & B experience, I can say it was an amazing experience. Top place to stay and love that warm family feeling. Thanks Gordon and Diana, you guys were great. 100% recommend this to all our friends and I love how close it is to the beach. Would love to stay there again

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GORDONDIANA, Owner at On the Beach B & B, responded to this review

Both Diana and I feel humbled when our guests respond with such positiveness to our efforts to make them feel welcome when they choose to stay with us. We do appreciate feedback and still realise that we can still learn from our guests what their needs are and if necessary alter what we do to try to achieve a better...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We went here with our toddler for the long weekend and just fell in love with the place - it's as if the hosts welcome you into their home and their family. Diana and Gordon made us feel very welcome, regaling us with stories, giving recommendations on local food joints and entertaining our mischievous toddler with some cool toys! The...

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GORDONDIANA, Owner at On the Beach B & B, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. When we read the type of review you have posted it makes us feel that the effort is well worthwhile. Having travelled ourselves we do know what it feels like to be away from home and we try to ensure that our guests feel comfortable and relaxed whilst they stay with us. We always tell...

Waterville, New York
Reviewed 3 December 2016

property was clean, safe, comfortable. Room was private, clean, immaculate bathroom with great hot water. hosts were very accommodating, loaned us beach towels, shovels, and gave recommendations on local restaurants. a little more interactive than your typical b and b, but that was interesting and informative, and kind of fun to meet the extended family. would stay again.

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Gordon3638, Owner at On the Beach B & B, responded to this review

These quests arrived as we were starting to prepare our house for Christmas. For 20 days we are currently known as the "Christmas House" with over 20,000 lights, 30+ Christmas trees and many other special things. Whilst many come to visit the displays, only guests are in the house and we do try to make everybody welcome and introduce them...

Arlesey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 July 2016

This is a first class location literally overlooking the ocean. Gordon and Diana are the consummate hosts, we were looked after extremely well, in fact over and above what one would normally expect. This was my second visit to On the Beach and hopefully it will not be my last. A thoroughly enjoyable and unforgettable experience.

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GORDONDIANA, Owner at On the Beach B & B, responded to this review

Thank you Keith for your kind words. We are truly thrilled that visitors like yourself appreciate what we do to make our guests feel welcome so that they want to revisit. We never stop trying to improve what we do and how we can add to the visitation experience of not only visiting our home but also visiting the local...

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are the only B & B on the beachfront in Whitianga. We are located at Wharekaho (Simpson's Beach) which is 6 kms north of Whitianga town. ... more   less 

Additional Information about On the Beach B & B

Address: 66 Wharekaho Rd | Simpson's Beach RD2, Whitianga 3592, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Price Range: RM546 - RM832 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — On the Beach B & B 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“All the rooms are of a similar standard. Our front facing room was comfortable and spacious and quiet.”
, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“This is not a hotel, it is somebody's home, not all rooms have a sea view so if you want one .....ask.”
CrusadersGill, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“also they offered free use of the kayaks, as they are right on the beach, we just didn't have time. ”
nopanic2015, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The room was absolutely perfect even down to the smallest detail like homemade chocolates.”
keithl655, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The room are equipped with a fridge, tea and coffee, TV and everything needed for a long or short break on Simpson's beach.”
remanih, 13 Feb 2016 | Read review
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