Set on a peninsula looking directly out on the surf break at the epic Tauranga Bay, “The Bayhouse” is effectively a luxury lodge that’s an accessible treat. Better than that, the hosts Doc and Sandra have thought of everything and deliver it with genuine care and interest. If you’re a bit of a finickity chap like me, you’ll appreciate the attention to detail that’s gone in here. From the hardwood floors and bench top, automatic blinds, a bathroom like an oasis and the coup de grace; The Throne Bidet System which really is “the future of toilets” and leaves you wondering how you’ll survive returning home again. The weather was great while we were here. This is a gem and pretty hard to compare with anywhere else I’ve been. Thoroughly recommend and will return.
Directly overlooking beautiful Tauranga Bay with its wild waves & many surfers, this must be one of the best places to stay ever. Tucked away down a dead end road leading to a headland. Wonderful, warm, beautiful chalets with all the latest modcons & incredible views of the whole bay ( front chalet) & changing weather & skies. Super clean. Great hosts. Breakfast was excellent. Had dinner at the Star Tavern down the road - great West Coast experience & food was excellent.
For our recent trip to the West Coast we chose to stay at the Bay House Beachside, based on it’s many excellent reviews, and we’re delighted to report that the decision to stay there was one of the best travel choices we’ve ever made. Nestled on a bush covered hillside on the south side of Tauranga Bay the suites boast stunning views of the bay and Cape Foulwind to the north. These studio units, having been crafted with great care by the owners, offer comfort and elegance amidst a surprising solitude. First class accommodations; stunning views from your private balcony; delicious breakfasts so generous as to make further meals all but unnecessary; clean, modern furnishings carefully designed to make your stay indulgently comfortable ... everything about this place screams “quality”. And to top it all off are your delightful hosts Sandra & Doc, who work overtime to ensure that you feel welcome and taken care of. If you’re looking for the cheapest place to stay on the Coast, then this isn’t the place for you. But if you’re looking for world-class quality, comfort, cleanliness, breathtaking scenery, wonderful food and the best bar in the region ... then this is the only place to stay. We look forward to our next visit. …
Our return stay says it all about this hidden gem. This time we we took friends with us and they agreed with all I have said in my previous review. 10 out of 10 for everything. Sincere thanks to Sandra + Doc, they would have to be the friendliest and best hosts we have experienced. Their attention to detail is wonderful.
This is now one of our “happy places” to visit. The accommodation was superb with beach front views (studio one), the food was awesome ;both breakfasts and dinners yummy and plentiful. Big thanks to Doc and Sandra for the amazing hospitality ,absolutely wonderful and what a special slice of paradise in our country. With not being able to travel overseas,we have had to find places of appeal and this certainly is one for us. Tauranga Bay is a surfing beach as well so it really ticked a lot of boxes for the fams. Xx