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Within The Bays

49 Tarapatiki Drive, Whitianga 3510 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • All employees are fully vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required for guests
Updated 01/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 01/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#8 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Whitianga
GreenLeaders Gold level
Within the Bays is a luxury B&B where we welcome you our home: advice on local restaurants, best beaches, great art galleries, etc. While enjoying a glass of wine, beer or something else. Breakfast of your choice every morning. Children are very welcome and we have a lot of toys for them to play with. No pets except guide dogs. We speak English and Nederlands, ein wenig Deutch et un petit peux de Francais.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Car hire
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Interconnected rooms available
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
iPod docking station
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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EddyGies wrote a review Mar 2021
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand21 contributions2 helpful votes
Where to begin, well here you will be greeted by Hans and Annemarie, two amazing hospitable hosts who will make your stay extra special. It's what you would call home away from home with extra attention. Clean very comfortable accommodation with excellent facilities all pristine clean and inworking order, quality. Your hosts will feed you well (much home grown organic) and afford you awesome refreshments. The conversations flow freely and knowledge bountiful. Helpful you bet, trips arranged and booked in advance if you wish, nothing is an issue, every detail catered for. My wife Debbie and I cannot speak more highly of. Hans and Annemarie are your hosts, make your next stay in the Coromandel here, you wont regret it. Within The Bays Whitianga.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Room Tip: the rooms are all perfect
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Response from , Owner at Within The Bays
Responded 5 Mar 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words Eddy and Debbie. We couldn't have wished for nicer guests! After months of hibernation, your stay was the perfect restart. Wishing you all the best, Annemarie and Hans
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Helen J wrote a review Jan 2020
6 contributions
We had a wonderful stay at Within the Bays. Hans and Annemarie are excellent hosts, providing all the advice, refreshments, and conversation we could wish for. The room was spotless and comfortable, and Annemarie's breakfasts were all we could wish for. The house is beautifully situated overlooking the bay, a short drive into town for dinner. Definitely a highlight of our trip.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: Only one room available (actually two rooms linked by a bathroom), and the room is part of the...
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Response from withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays
Responded 14 Jan 2020
Thank you very much Helenj! Hans and I really enjoy being able to provide a lot of information and advice about New Zealand. By now we've been almost everywhere which helps us help our guests. Thanks again for your review, kind regards, Annemarie and Hans Apers
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MAMMC wrote a review Dec 2019
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Anne Marie and Hans have immediately made us feel welcome and comfortable. Their superb house overviewing various bays offered us a wonderful place to rest after a fairly long drive. The rooms are very comfortable and beautifully decorated. The landscape around is magnificent and so peacefull. Hans and Annemarie are real chefs and they cook delicious breakfasts, with homemade jams and rolls which contribute to make of this stay an unforgettable one.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Room Tip: Both rooms are wonderfully equipped and spacious
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Response from withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays
Responded 29 Dec 2019
Dear MAMMC, Thank you so much for your kind words; we appreciate that very much. Lovely to hear that you enjoyed the fresh croissants and the home made jams. It was lovely to meet you, kindest regards, Annemarie and Hans
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ShunterL44 wrote a review Nov 2019
Lydney, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
There aren't enough superlatives in my Anglo-Dutch dictionary to do justice to Within the Bays. Not so much a B&B more like staying with old friends; nothing is too much trouble and Annemarie & Hans have an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the area and most of the rest of NZ as well. Home made goodies galore - the croissants, jam and beer were all excellent.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays
Responded 11 Nov 2019
Thank you so much for this review ShunterL44! It was our pleasure to have you as our guests. Yes, we know a lot about New Zealand because by now we've been everywhere and we like to share that knowledge with our guests. We are sure you'll enjoy the rest of your holiday in beautiful New Zealand. Kind regards, Annemarie and Hans Within the Bays Whitianga
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Vacation691551 wrote a review Apr 2019
9 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a lovely stay here. Annemarie could not have been more helpful or kind. Beautiful house and view. We had 2 double rooms with our shared bathroom. The rooms were lovely, spotless, with all little bathroom luxurious supplied, plus nibbles and drinks on arrival and coming in after eating out ,including homemade biscuits ( yummy) Great location and setting too.. It was lovely to be spoilt!
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays
Responded 26 Apr 2019
Dear Vacation691551, So very nice of you to write this! I loved having you as my guests. Kindest regards, Annemarie
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New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionCoromandel PeninsulaWhitianga
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Frequently Asked Questions about Within The Bays
Which popular attractions are close to Within The Bays?
Nearby attractions include Shakespeare Cliff Scenic and Historic Reserve (4.9 km), The Lost Spring (4.0 km), and Mercury Bay Museum (4.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Within The Bays?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and bicycle rental.
What food & drink options are available at Within The Bays?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Within The Bays?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Within The Bays?
Conveniently located restaurants include That Curry Place, Blue Ginger, and Kaizen at Go Vino.
Is Within The Bays accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.