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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...

Winchester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 December 2014

We spent 2 nights with Annemarie and Hans, and had the loveliest welcome, and felt completely at home. The hospitality was second to none, and we had most enjoyable evenings chatting over a glass of wine and delicious breakfasts. The views are probably about the best in Whitianga, and their home is both beautiful and comfortable. Very helpful recommendations for...

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

Thank you very much for this review Celia! We agree on what you wrote about the view from our place: it is beautiful and tranquil. Sitting on the deck with a glass of wine and watching the sailing boats on the blue water of Mercury Bay, it feels a bit like paradise! :>) We would love to see you again...

Friesland
Reviewed 28 November 2014

We could not have ended our Holiday in New-Zealand at a better place. The views of Within the Bays B&B are amazing and the room is very comfertable. But above all, the hosts Hans and Annemarie are the nicest en most helpfull of people. We experienced hospitality as it should be. We would recommend everyone to visit this B&B.

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

Thanks so much for your review! We try to offer our guests a truly personal service and it was our pleasure to help you two with those little jobs that need to be done before the long trip back. We are looking forward to the names you'll give your little kiwis and will post their adventures on our FaceBook page:>)...

San Jose, California
Reviewed 2 November 2014

We spent 4 days with Annemarie and Hans in early October. The room was excellent and had a great bay view. They welcomed us like members of the family. Their restaurant and sightseeing recommendations were great, our favorite being a visit to the man who crafts knives by hand, not in the guidebooks. There is a second room available and...

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

Dear Bill, it is great to read you had such a good time in Whitianga while staying with us. We appreciate your review mentioning the children's Hobbit House and Hans' home made beer:>) Any news about your little woolen traveling companions? We'd love to hear from them too:>) Kind regards, Annemarie and Hans

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Our family of 4 spent 2 nights at Within the Bays a few weeks ago and it is a trip we will remember, for all the right reasons, forever. Our hosts Annemarie and Hans were excellent hosts, opening up their home to all 4 of us that made us feel very warm and welcome. Our 2 kids, aged 8 &...

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

Thank you very much for your review; we loved having all four of you at our place. The children made some clever buildings with the Lego but their constructions with the speed domino were the best we've ever seen! We would love to see you again on your next visit to The Coromandel. Kind regards, Annemarie and Hans

Auckland
Reviewed 1 June 2013

We thorougly enjoyed our three nights stay at Within the Bays. We were looking for a short escape to relax and celebrate our wedding anniversary and we couldn't have chosen a better place. The place is magnificent and meticulously maintained by the wonderful hosts Annemarie and Hans who did their very best to pamper us and make us feel at...

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

Thank you so much! It was wonderful to meet you and we are looking forward to catching up with you again. Now you taught us how to say "cheers" in Armenian, we hope to meet other guests to say "Genatsnit" with over a glass of wine! :>)

Singapore
Reviewed 26 May 2013

We spent one weekend with Hans and Annemarie in March 2013 and had a wonderful time from start to finish. The location itself is stunning, it must be one of the best views over Whitianga, maybe of the whole Coromandel! Hans and Annemarie have very tastefully built and decorated their home and guest room. Our hosts were genuinely welcoming and...

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

Thank you so much for your kind words; Hans and I really appreciate it! Thanks again:>)

Mill Valley, California
Reviewed 1 May 2013

Hans and Annemarie are one of the sweetest couples we met on our New Zealand adventure to celebrate our 42nd wedding anniversary. We were so happy to have gotten to stay in their beautiful home. Loved our room and bath, the chocolates on the bed each night, the wine and appetizers in the evening, the delicious breakfasts in the morning...

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

Thank you very much for your flattering review! We don't agree with the six stars though; we just like to spoil our guests a little:>)

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2013

Within The Bays was the third stop on our tour of New Zealand and we were not disappointed with our choice. The house is really beautiful and is in an absolutely stunning location. Hans & Annemarie were the most wonderful and inspiring hosts. They gave us some great recommendations of where to visit and where to eat. It was lovely...

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

Thanks so much for your review! It is nice to read that you enjoy your new hobby in needle felting! Easier than learning how to spin :>) Kind regards, Annemarie

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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 - $398 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“Rooms both are very good. Shared bathroom. Balcons. Insectscreens. Very good wifi.”
doortje2017, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Two rooms separated by a large bathroom. Both rooms are only rented to families or traveling parties who understand the arrangement.”
jamessG7296YA, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ther is a large double room with en suite and a connecting room for families”
115celiat, 16 Dec 2014 | Read review
“only one room to chose from.”
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