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Connells Bay Guest Cottage

142 Cowes Bay Road, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1971 New Zealand
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The guest cottage at the Connells Bay Sculpture Park is located on a very private beach on Waiheke Island...it is suitable for 1 or 2 couples but not suitable for children. Guests have free use of kayaks on the property and free access to the sculpture park.
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kathBali wrote a review Apr 2021
bali3 contributions1 helpful vote
Pictures don't really describe the magic of this place! A very special few days was had here with our elderly mother who had lived in the neighboring bay with her parents as caretakers of the Wells farm , refugees from war torn Indonesia, in the 1950s. Reminiscing was made all the more wonderful as Connells Bay has been so lovingly restored, and the caretakers were so friendly and helpful. A very special part of the world for us and we appreciate your commitment to preserving this part of paradise.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Zanek wrote a review Aug 2020
Paris, France1 contribution
Simply superb couple of nights in a stunning setting. Spectacular cottage setting with attention to guest comfort and relaxation, enjoyed our time immensely. Awoke to a morning of sea mist which lent a magical atmosphere to the fabulous sculpture walk, with each work emerging and revealing themselves. Such was the standard I repeated the walk again in the afternoon. Unexpected delight of international standing.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Pilar H wrote a review Feb 2020
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We are addicted to this place so we had to go back this year for another 6 nights. We love the location, the little bay, the sculpture park and the cottage. We are looking forward already to next year.
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Date of stay: February 2020
stellamAuckland wrote a review Dec 2019
Auckland240 contributions97 helpful votes
This is a delightful stay. The accommodation is in a private cottage, tastefully and thoughtfully renovated with two bedrooms, full kitchen, 2 bathrooms and small living room. There are lovely outdoor spaces to sit on decks and in garden. The sea, a private calm beach, is immediately beyond the garden. Views are gorgeous and in addition, there is a magnificent outdoor sculpture park to view. The hosts are thoughtful,leave guests to be private but at the same time available for any issues, and organized the stay with ease and assurance. We loved our weekend there. A couple of comments- having a vehicle capable of managing the steep drive would be very useful and allow exploring the island. This accommodation is around half an hour from the ferries so not close to restaurants or shops. But that was part of the charm for us!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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PADOxford wrote a review Nov 2019
Oxford, New Zealand71 contributions56 helpful votes
The main purpose of our visit to Connell Bay was to view the fabulous sculpture park, established by John and Jo Gow, showcasing the best of New Zealand contemporary sculpture.This display is by far the best you will ever see in NZ - a wonderful exhibition by the finest NZ artists displayed in the most captivating environment.We were also privilege to stay in the delightful cottage located near to the historic homestead and with what can only be described as a view to die for.The wonderful vistas and the serene solitude made for an amazing stay. The hosts were equally fabulous.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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New ZealandNorth IslandAucklandWaiheke Island
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Frequently Asked Questions about Connells Bay Guest Cottage
Which popular attractions are close to Connells Bay Guest Cottage?
Nearby attractions include Rotoroa Island (3.4 km) and Connells Bay Sculpture Park (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Connells Bay Guest Cottage?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Connells Bay Guest Cottage?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Connells Bay Guest Cottage?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Connells Bay Guest Cottage?
Conveniently located restaurants include Poderi Crisci, Passage Rock Wines Bistro, and Batch Winery & Thomas Bach.
Does Connells Bay Guest Cottage have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.