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The Bay House Beachside Studios & Suites

Seal Colony Road, 433 Tauranga Bay Road Tauranga Bay, Cape Foulwind, Westport 7892 New Zealand
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#5 of 13 Speciality lodging in Westport
Overlooking the popular surf break at Tauranga Bay, The Bay House is in a unique coastal location giving all who come here a sense of escape to somewhere close to Paradise. Formerly the local surf club and cafe, The Bay House has evolved into luxury “island style” accommodation (opened Jan 2019) offering brand new luxury beachside studios and stylish garden suites in an idyllic and peaceful setting. Tauranga Bay, Maori for “sheltered anchorage”, is 16kms south of Westport and 57kms north of Punakaiki on the West Coast of South Island. Our unique seaside location is a just a stone throw from the Tasman Sea. Step out of your beachside studio or garden suite, walk just 20 to 50 metres and you are on the beach. There are rock pools to fossick or bathe in, soft golden sands to stretch out on, amazing surf to play in (lessons available) and short strolls or long walks all around. Choose to do it all…. or as little as possible, and at the end of the day be lulled to sleep by the sounds of the ocean and chatter of penguins. Stay for a day or more and simply relax, unwind and be happy in our little corner of Eden.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Free airport transportation
Adults only
BBQ facilities
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun terrace
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Soundproof rooms
Air purifier
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms


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Seal Colony Road, 433 Tauranga Bay Road Tauranga Bay, Cape Foulwind, Westport 7892 New Zealand
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jwgallan wrote a review Dec 2020
Auckland, New Zealand4 contributions3 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Lisbeth1601 wrote a review Dec 2020
Auckland, New Zealand16 contributions28 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AxisOfBeagles wrote a review Nov 2020
Havelock, New Zealand25 contributions7 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
haricari196 wrote a review Oct 2020
Rangiora, New Zealand30 contributions13 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Margie F wrote a review Jul 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand152 contributions57 helpful votes
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
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bay House Beachside Studios & Suites
Which popular attractions are close to The Bay House Beachside Studios & Suites?
Nearby attractions include Cape Foulwind Walkway (1.1 km) and Tauranga Bay Seal Colony (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bay House Beachside Studios & Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Bay House Beachside Studios & Suites?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Bay House Beachside Studios & Suites?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Bay House Beachside Studios & Suites?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does The Bay House Beachside Studios & Suites have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Bay House Beachside Studios & Suites offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does The Bay House Beachside Studios & Suites have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.