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Bucharest
Reviewed 16 January 2013

We stayed for 5 days at Within the Bays and despite the rain, our stay was very enjoyable because of Annemarie & Hans. Good conversation, excellent home brewed beer, wonderful view and extremely helpful - they were the perfect hosts. The dialup connection wasn't helpful, but it is good to be disconnected from time to time, so this still counts...

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

Thanks very much Marius! It's a pity we can't control the rain so we do our best to make everything else as pleasant as possible for our guests. Also a big thank you for introducing us to that intelligent and artful game of Dixit: no wonder it is an award winning card game.

Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 13 January 2013

We planned our holiday in New Zealand well in advance and did a very thorough research of all options available in Coromandel. We finally went for for the best view possible, comfortable 5 star accommodation, and an opportunity to get a glimpse of the local culture by interacting directly with local people. Within the Bays provided all these and more...

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

Thank you so much for your compliments Radu! It is good to read you had a great holiday in New Zealand! We like your bungi jumping photo on the left but are too chicken to try that ourselves :>) Let's hope your next holiday in New Zealand will be a sunny one!

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 12 December 2012

We stayed at Within the Bays in mid-November, 2012. It is two or three kilometres from the main drag at Whitianga beach, perched in the wooded hills overlooking the sea, with a beautiful, harmonious view across the coast and harbour of this popular resort town. There is only one bedroom available, but once you have committed to that, you can...

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

Thank you so much for your detailed review! And yes, you are right, we do enjoy meeting strangers from all over the world and are more than happy to share experiences over a glass of wine with them. Kindest regards, Annemarie and Hans

Milan, Italy
Reviewed 3 August 2012

We stayed in Whitianga on New Years' Eve 2012, we had just arrived in New Zealand so we were still a little confused. Annemarie and Hans welcomed us in a warm, friendly familiar atmosphere, and gave us a lot of useful information on the country, which helped us a lot during our 4 weeks' stay. We stayed 2 nights, and...

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

What a lovely review! Thank you so much! As for the fact that your room didn’t have a key: we have found a solution. The door has now been fitted with a privacy latch that doesn’t restrict the opening width. The room will therefore remain fully wheelchair accessible.

Vancouver, BC
Reviewed 24 May 2012

My fiancee and I stayed with Hans & Annmarie for 2 nights in March 2012. We came to Whitianga from Canada to get married and had chosen Within the Bays after a brief internet search. From the moment we drove up their driveway, Hans & Annmarie were great hosts. Here are some of the highlights: ---Hans greeted us in the...

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

Thank you so much for this review. We love offering good service to our guests and enjoyed your company. It was great that the weather cleared just in time for your beach wedding! Wishing you all the best! Annemarie and Hans Apers

New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 30 April 2012

Chris and I started our honeymoon at 'Within the Bays' and we couldnt have asked for more. The location is spectacular with brilliant views from high up on the hills. The bedroom is clean, spacious and extremely comfortable. Hans and Annemarie are fantastic hosts. They made us feel very relaxed and shared many a story with us. The breakfasts were...

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

Thanks for your review, most appreciated! Wishing you a very happy future together, Annemarie and Hans

Perth
Reviewed 30 April 2012

A great place to stay with stunning views, very comfortable bed, very functional bathroom and a yummy breakfast each morning. A very new and immaculate house and just like staying with some old friends. Thank you to Annemarie and Hans for a great stay!

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

Thanks very much! We had a great time too! I hope the mouse you needle felted is still in great condition:>) Cheers, Annemarie and Hans

New York City, New York
Reviewed 23 December 2011

In Feb. my parents, sister and I stayed for two days in Within the Bays and being one of our first stops in NZ we could not have asked for a better experience. Annemarie and Hans made us feel welcomed and made our stay an unforgettable one. They not only provided us with many interesting stories and all kinds of...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 September 2011

Our first B & B experience couldn't have been any better ! Annemarie and Hans were the perfect hosts and it felt like we were home away from home. The place was clean and well maintained. They were keen in helping us plan our day and gave us some great tips. We woke up to a scrumptious breakfast and a...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 August 2011

Best B&B ive ever been to. The view from your room is breath taking Annamarie and Hans are an amazing couple who are extremly friendly and very helpful! Also great company if you wanna just relax and have a chat. They both make amazing breakfasts for you which included home made crossants! defnitly recommend with in the bays if you...

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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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“Rooms both are very good. Shared bathroom. Balcons. Insectscreens. Very good wifi.”
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“Two rooms separated by a large bathroom. Both rooms are only rented to families or traveling parties who understand the arrangement.”
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