The good - the view from the deck, the peace and quiet, the comfy bed, flyscreens on all the windows. The bad - very musty smell (carpets need replacing), no view from the room, no flyscreen on the door, no verandah over the large deck so open to the elements, no compendium of local information, lighting is no good for reading.
Our second visit, having stayed in 2013, was wonderful. We had the upstairs both times and were pleased with the amenities and location. You are a 3 minute drive from Uretiti beach, 5 minutes from Ruakaka and 10 from Waipu. Anything you could want is in the apartment and Margaret is a wonderful hostess, calling by just the right amount, and bringing baking. We really enjoyed the peace, the free wifi, and the view. Free laundry facilities and we left quitecready and refreshed for our next adventure.
Very good place to stay, everything was super clean, the owner was very friendly, even though we came with no reservation. Quiet area, nice view, WiFi, full kitchen. You don't have to worry when coming here, everything will be alright
What a great find! Best little self contained unit I have found in NZ. Such great value for an amazing view in a quiet, peaceful spot just 2hrs from Auckland airport. Immaculately clean and tidy. Beautiful deck to enjoy the view. Host was very lovely and left us to own devices to relax and enjoy. Everything here u need, separate lounge area with TV, mini kitchen with fridge, jug and coffee etc. nice touch with home made cookies. Would highly recommend for a stop over when heading north.