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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 27 April 2015

We had four nights at Within the Bays and loved it! The views are fantastic as were the breakfasts. What makes this place really special however are the hosts. Annemarie and Hans were born to run a B & B. From their insightful advice on things to do, to their offers of drinks and nibbles in the evening, to their...

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

Dear Cynthia,Thank you so much for your flattering comments. The review is so beautiful, it will go straight to the poolroom, as Darryl Kerrigan would say :>) We are looking forward to seeing you again as our guests, kindest regards, Hans and Annemarie

Florida
Reviewed 23 March 2015

This is a truly stunning property (slightly out of town but worth it for incredible views!) run by two very special people. I agree with previous reviews that Hans and Annemarie truly go out of their way to get to know their guests and cater the experience to them. It was our last stop and we had a lot of...

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

Dear SandSS, Thank you very much for your kind words; we appreciate it very much! Your amount of suitcases and bags was so much that it would have been a tight fit to get all those in one room and sort all the items in preparation for your trip home. We were glad to be able to help with that!...

Westport, Connecticut
Reviewed 16 March 2015

I'm struggling to describe this B&B. It's really more of a homestay. Normally a tiny B&B like this would not be my cup of tea, but Annemarie and Hans are so gracious, accommodating and welcoming we were instantly at ease, even with our toddler running around their stunning, art filled home. The rooms are spotless and well thought out with...

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

Dear Travel Freak, Now we too are struggling to write a response to your great review, as we feel we are not doing anything special when we interact with our guests and their children:>) But, many, many thanks for your review: we'll treasure it! Let's hope your little boy will grow into a golfing legend thanks to the plastic golf...

Adelaide
Reviewed 13 March 2015

A great place to stay with the most fantastic view and beautiful balcony for breakfast and drinks. Annemarie and Hans have thought of every small detail in making sure that everything is wheelchair friendly - roll-in shower, hand rails, wide halls and electronic lights and curtains. Their hospitality is also so warm and welcoming and good company too. We would...

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

Dear Judith, great to hear that you found the facilities we have here for guests in wheelchairs, very useful! The remote controlled curtain in the Bay View Room also gets used a lot by our guests to admire the night sky from their bed. Thank you again for your kind words and we hope to see you again in the...

Kendal, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2015

A real gem . Although a bit out of town the views are amazing .The owners are very welcoming friendly and obliging .Ammemarie spins fleece from their own sheep ,and you can try your hand at it ,whilst Hans plies you with a glass of wine or home made beer .Whilst we were there we discovered a problem with the...

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

Dear JG, thank you for this nice review of our B&B. Indeed, we are not walking distance from the shops and restaurants but the tranquility and the views here are things people will not easily find in the middle of town. It is good to read we were able to help a bit with finding accommodation for the next leg...

Lebanon, New Hampshire
Reviewed 26 February 2015

fantastic hosts who welcome you to their beautiful and comfortable home. Great conversation, recommendations for local activity and food, excellent snacks and breakfast. They go out of their way to make you feel like family. Highly recommend it!

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

Dear Nancy, thank you so much for your review! We remember that you had a marvelous overnight adventure on The Windborne while you were here last November. Great to know you enjoyed your time on land too. Thanks again! Kind regards, Annemarie and Hans

Bronxville, NY
Reviewed 22 February 2015

a) Cold cereal, milk, wholewheat bread and a toaster allows you to breakfast when you like. b) Tell us what time you'd like your freshly baked croissant, along with your choice of bacons, sausage, fresh fruits, eggs (any style) and hot tea or coffee prepared. a) Our concierge service available. Dial 8 for an appointment. b) Annemarie and Hans available...

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

Wow! Linda! Amazing! But too much honor! Hans and me are doing what we love and that is just taking the best care possible of our guests. Thank you so much for this review! All the best, Annemarie and Hans

Hamburg, Deutschland
Reviewed 11 February 2015 via mobile

During our 4day stay at the end of our New Zealand trip we had a great time with our hosts Hans and Annemarie. We got a great late night wool spinning course and made our own Kiwi-souvenir. We followed the recommendations for secret beaches, walks, restaurants and were never disappointed. Thanks for your great hospitality.

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

Dear Crippi, your wool spinning course had the most successful result: your certificate as the first male guest in 7 years that managed to spin a yarn all on his own! We do hope you will frame this most important document:>) Hans and I enjoyed the four days with you and your family and we hope to see you again...

Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 9 February 2015

Our last stop on our roadtrip in New Zealand in jan 2015 was an exploration of the Coromandel penninsula. We booked Within the bays for 3 nights and were first of all astonished by the view over the bay from the sundeck.. However, what really made this place heaven on earth was the warm welcome and hospitality of the hosts...

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

Dear Lieve and Johan, How to react on your review is really difficult: such praise is humbling. We had a great time with you and the four youngsters! Such encounters keep us young too:>) We hope to meet you again some time, maybe in Belgium!

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 31 December 2014

Our 2 nights stay with Annemarie and Hans was the best accommodation experience of our trip in NZ. Their B&B was perched high above the hills and from the balcony of our room, we were able to enjoy breathtaking views of the bays of Whitianga. It was surreal and really something that was so different from the city views that...

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

Thank you so much for your review, so nice to read. We would like to thank you two for telling us so much about Singapore! Also thank you for the photo of the little kiwis Tweetie and Rusty with your dog Odie at the harbour! Hans and I wish you all the best in 2015 which will be a very...

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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 

Additional Information about Within The Bays

Address: 49 Tarapatiki Drive, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Price Range: $268 - $405 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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