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Shores Accommodation

2345 Whangarei Heads Road, Whangarei 0174 New Zealand
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Our accommodation is brand new and purposefully built for comfort and relaxation during your visit. The beach is just across the road.The Manaia Appartment is a two bedroom, fully self-contained apartment, quiet and comfortable with amazing views. Contemporary and top quality Spacious living area, Heat pump, Deck with outdoor furniture, Two double bedrooms, Fully equipped kitchen, Washer / Dryer. Our Koru Studio apartment is very comfortable with a double bedroom and a bunk alcove. Sunny with great views of the beach it is private with a furnished patio area. This apartment has kitchen facilities, a washer and dryer.Both apartments have access to Wireless Broadband, Freeview, 2 kayaks, dinghy, snorkelling gear, tennis and much more!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beach
Golf course
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
Wifi
Hiking
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Private check-in / check-out
Washing machine
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Air conditioning
Dining area
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Sofa
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Clothes rack
Iron
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
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Mountain view
Ocean view
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Localistanz wrote a review Jun 2023
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We booked for one night and had such a wonderful time exploring, we extended to two. We stayed in the Manaia suite which is a stand alone two bedroom home with breathtaking views of Mt Manaia and Taurikura Bay. The home itself is modern, cozy and has all the home comforts. The host Lil is welcoming, accomodating and helpful. She went out of her way to make our stay a special one…she is one of life’s decent people for sure! We’ll definitely back again 😊
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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nzp0ppy wrote a review Nov 2020
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand25162 contributions518 helpful votes
Loved the Manaia apartment and the views to Mt Manaia. It got great morning and afternoon sun. Clean, comfortable and modern. And so quiet. We didnt hear any noise at night (except for the moreporks when we sat out on the balcony). Lil was very helpful with things to do. We paddled, swam, walked. Loved being able to just cross the road and swim. Will definitely return to this piece of paradise in a great location.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: Manaia has great views
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Katrina J wrote a review Apr 2020
Dunedin, New Zealand12 contributions23 helpful votes
I stayed for 2 nights in the smaller Koru apartment while helping out at a school camp nearby. The apartment was the perfect place to come back to after a busy noisy day! It was beautifully decorated and very cosy with everything you could need. I had my young son with me and he loved the bunk beds and the games. The owner was really lovely as well and gave me a tour of the other apartment. I would be very keen to return with the rest of my family to stay and enjoy the accommodation and all the local attractions. Thank you :)
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: This is a self-contained apartment, owner lives on site.
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Karen G wrote a review Feb 2019
Stafford, United Kingdom28 contributions7 helpful votes
My daughter and I loved our 4 night stay in the Manaia apartment - the photos on Lil’s website don’t do it justice. It was very private, self contained, incredibly well equipped, much bigger than it looks on the photos and to sit on the balcony on a warm summer evening was heavenly.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Both the bedrooms are large and have big comfortable beds and are separated by the bathroom...
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Rockford wrote a review Oct 2018
Kauai, Hawaii20 contributions3 helpful votes
2 nite stay, should have been longer - the shores is that good! Mesmerizing View out the slider and lanai of Mt. Manaia. Really close to Bream Head tramps. Lil is fabulous and the unit was so well equipped with anything & everything you could need. Much Mahalo to the Shores!
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from LilRuffell, Owner at Shores Accommodation
Responded 26 Oct 2018
Thanks so much, it's wonderful when our guests enjoy their stay so much! All the very best for future adventures!! I found your USB charger and adapter here when I was cleaning - would love to reconnect you with them if I can. :-) Take care
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Helen wrote a review Aug 2018
Whangarei, New Zealand16 contributions3 helpful votes
I was only "winging it" on a solo retreat & Lil luckily had the Koru apartment vacant that night at short notice. It was exactly what I needed & Lil was so accommodating, helpful & friendly. The apartment has everything you could possibly need or want & it is all spotlessly clean & comfortable. The surrounding area certainly is filled with a plethora of beautiful fun things do in nature. It is also very peaceful, which is what I needed. Thank you again.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from LilRuffell, Owner at Shores Accommodation
Responded 2 Sept 2018
I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay and that you could relax in the peace and quiet. All the very best on future adventures!! :-)
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Gwen F wrote a review Jan 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand18 contributions2 helpful votes
Our spacious 2 bedroom abode including great off street parking was great all round; clean, quiet and comfortable. The appartment is well appointed with upmarket appilances including air conditioning, a dishwasher, washing machine and clothes dryer. Also, a fantastic awning reduced the heat significantly. We enjoyed a large lounge and dinning area, with plenty of information on the activities in the surrounding area. Thanks Lil and Ron - your attention to detail is first class. Gwen and Roger
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Great apartment for two couples
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Response from LilRuffell, Owner at Shores Accommodation
Responded 3 Feb 2018
Thanks Gwen and Roger, we’re so glad you enjoyed your stay. All the best for future adventures! Kind regards, Lil
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Jennycr2 wrote a review Jan 2018
Rotorua6 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful spot, right across from a beach and not far to the lovely walking tracks that start at Urquart Bay. Great balcony to sit out on, well equipped kitchen, extremely clean and well maintained apartment. Very comfortable, great wifi, books and board games available, lots of info about the surrounding area.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Markus0711 wrote a review Nov 2017
Stuttgart, Germany29 contributions27 helpful votes
Just by chance we found the Shores in Google but wow, we were lucky... Really the best beds and therefore the best sleep we had in NZ, complete appartment with everything you need (full kitchen, washing machine, dryer, Hifi, TV,...) and very friendly Hosts! We could have stayed much longer, but we are back on Trail...
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Brian M wrote a review Sept 2017
Calgary, Canada101 contributions34 helpful votes
This accommodation is a great getaway and right across from the beach. If you want a great accommodation by the ocean, this is it. It is clean, well outfitted and well heated for those cool spring NZ nights. Lil and Ron have a great place just outside of Whangarei. They also provide great hiking information.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shores Accommodation
Which popular attractions are close to Shores Accommodation?
Nearby attractions include Bream Head Coast Walks (3.2 km), Mount Manaia Track (1.6 km), and Ocean Beach (4.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Shores Accommodation?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Shores Accommodation?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Shores Accommodation?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Shores Accommodation?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shores Accommodation?
Conveniently located restaurants include New Day Café & Indian Restaurant, The Deck Cafe, and Togs Togs Undies.
Does Shores Accommodation have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.