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Saskatoon, Canada
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

What a great place. Hans and Anne-Marie were the best hosts anyone could expect. We arrived not knowing them at all but left feeling like they were long time friends. Fantastic accommodations, great breakfasts and unbelievable views. It was more than a B and B with great advice about the area and restaurants, as well as pre- and after dinner...

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Thank you so much Don and Dolores! It was great meeting you and we are glad you enjoyed your time with us. We might meet in Canada? Kind regards, Annemarie and Hans

New Meadows, Idaho
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights and loved the hospitality of Hanz and Anna Marie. They made our stay very memorable and went way out of their way too make us feel welcome and explain some local attractions. We would Highly recommend booking here if you are lucky enough to get an opening. Wonderfull views from your very comfortable guest...

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Dear firescobb, Thank you very much for your review! We love to chat with our guests about all the local attractions here: there is so much to do in and around Whitianga. Lovely to read that you enjoyed several of them. Kind regards, Annemarie and Hans

Seeshaupt, Germany
Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

We spend six days with Annemarie and Hans and had a perfect experience. They are fantastic hosts, giving excellent advice and recommendations on what to do, where to dine and treated us so we felt home away from home at truly every moment. The location is superb with perfect views to the bay, located very quietly up the hill in...

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Dear Lustsee, thank you so much! We truly enjoyed your company too and are glad you had such a nice time here with us. Kindest regards, Annemarie and Hans

Zushi, Japan
Reviewed 23 January 2016

The best part of our 2 week trip was meeting Hans and AnneMarie. They are exceptional hosts, their home is beautiful and they were so warm and welcoming that we felt like honored guests. The beautiful views of Mercury Bay are breathtaking from the balcony, and waking up to the view and AnneMarie's fresh baked croissants (with Hans' homemade jams)...

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Dear Jeni B, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are very happy that we could contribute to a great NZ vacation experience and are looking forward to a photo of your daughter's needle felting art. We are always happy to advice our guests about the great restaurants here in Whitianga plus all the...

Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Annemarie and Hans go the extra mile to make their guests comfortable. They are engaging, thoughtful and willingly provide help and guidance to make their guest's stay enjoyable and memorable. Beautiful location offering peace and tranquility.

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Thank you very much DSNVD. It is so nice to read you had a good time at Within the Bays! Kindest regards, Annemarie and Hans

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 December 2015

Highly recommend this beautiful and peaceful place sitting high above the bay. AnneMarie and Hans are exceptional hosts. They are very warm and giving sharing with us their very interesting lives. They speak in many Languages which would be of great help to many. From the beautiful room and home to the special breakfast served with home made breads and...

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this review Annette B. We hope you found what you were looking for in Whitianga:>) We might meet again. Kindest regards, Annemarie and Hans

Fairfax, Virginia
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here at the beginning of our honeymoon and we couldn't have asked for a better place. Hans and Annemarie were so warm and welcoming it almost made it feel like we had known them for years (like a long lost Aunt and Uncle haha). We shared a bottle of wine and chatted all night, then...

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Dear Zabisket, Ah, young love................................ It was so nice to chat with the two of you! And thank you for showing us some of your wedding photos! Indeed a day to remember! Also thank you writing this review; we are sure you will find B&Bs that will live up to your newly acquired expectations:>) Kindest regards, Annemarie and Hans

Elanora, Australia
Reviewed 30 June 2015

AnneMarie and Hans welcome you not only into their beautiful home, but into their extraordinary lives. I stayed one night with my mother as we explored the The Coromandel and was sad to have to say goodbye to such a lovely and interesting couple. The location is a 5 min drive from the centre of town and the view from...

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Dear Jkershaw, Thank you very much for your very flattering review. It was a real pleasure to have you both as our guests! Kindest regards, Annemarie and Hans

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Annemarie and Hans are the Perfect hosts. Every detail was taken care of, and so much more. They spoilt us with little treats and suprises, and had lots of ideas to suit us personally. We had a great time with them, and their home was a delight. We especially appreciated their Eco focus, and the way they factored in all...

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Dear Jo W, Thank you very much for this review. We try to find the right balance between 'environmentally friendly' and the wastefulness that is usually associated with 'luxury' and we very much appreciate that it hit the right note with you. Kindest regards, Annemarie and Hans

new hampshire
Reviewed 15 June 2015

We spent four nights at Within the Bays, which is a lovely small B&B set in the hills above Whitianga in a residential neighborhood, with a gorgeous view of the bay. Everything about the B&B was well done, but what makes the place special are the hosts, Hans and Annemarie. These people treat their guests as if they were old...

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withinthebays, Owner at Within The Bays, responded to this review

Dear Chandulla, thank you so much for your review! Hans and I remember that stormy night very well: the rain flew past horizontally and it would have been madness to venture outside. We are pleased you liked our attempt at being restauranteurs because that is not something we normally do:>) I hope you are still enjoying the newly found needle...

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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. ... more   less 

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Address: 49 Tarapatiki Drive, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Price Range: $269 - $400 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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