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Within The Bays

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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...More

Thank Jo W
Response from withinthebays, Owner at Within The BaysResponded 30 June 2015

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...More

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...More

Thank chandulla
Response from withinthebays, Owner at Within The BaysResponded 18 June 2015

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...More

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...More

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Response from withinthebays, Owner at Within The BaysResponded 29 April 2015

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

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...More

Thank SandSS
Response from withinthebays, Owner at Within The BaysResponded 25 March 2015

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...More

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...More

Thank TravelFreak1771
Response from withinthebays, Owner at Within The BaysResponded 17 March 2015

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...More

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GreenLeaders Gold level
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Traveller (19)
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Pool & Beach (1)
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"Your booking will be exclusive to you or your small group/family, so you will automatically get the best room..."
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"The room has a beautiful view. We loved waking up to looking over the Bay"
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"The views are amazing"
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"Rooms both are very good. Shared bathroom. Balcons. Insectscreens. Very good wifi."
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