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995 Purangi Road Flaxmill Bay, Whitianga 3591 New Zealand
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#16 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Whitianga
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Flaxhaven Lodge is uniquely situated alongside picturesque Flaxmill Bay, near Cathedral Cove Marine Reserve and Hot Water Beach, yet central to countryside and town. 4 white safe sandy beaches and a great restaurant are within a few minutes walk. At Flaxhaven Lodge there is a glimpse of the sea, but essentially this is a garden setting, spacious quiet and peaceful yet with bars/restaurants a short walk, drive or quaint ferry ride away.
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CJBRSR wrote a review Nov 2016
Waikato Region, New Zealand16 contributions2 helpful votes
We had the privilege of spending 2 nights at this slice of paradise recently. It is so peaceful and relaxing. The park like grounds are awesome and so restful. To be able to sit outside and enjoy this, is so awesome. Jo, is a wonderful hostess and is so easy to talk too and is always willing to help in anyway. The continental breakfast was filling and kept you full for along time. I would recommend Flaxhaven Lodge to anyone who wanted a relaxing time or see the beautiful sites of this area.
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Date of stay: November 2016
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cmwTX wrote a review Mar 2016
London, United Kingdom18 contributions24 helpful votes
Sometimes it pains me to give 5-star reviews because I don't want the secret to get out. However, the proprietors of Flaxhaven absolutely deserve a strong review - they run a first-class operation in every respect. My wife and I stayed here while visiting the Coromandel last March, and this remains one of the most memorable stays we've had in NZ. I absolutely would return here (happily) and would recommend it highly.
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Date of stay: April 2015
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pastvne wrote a review May 2015
Denver21 contributions29 helpful votes
My wife booked us into the Flaxhaven Lodge for a business/pleasure trip we took to the Coromandel Peninsula in April of 2015. The drive from Auckland was spectacular especially along the coast. Flaxhaven Lodge is situated in a beautifully kept alcove a short walk from the beach. The cottage was very quite and well appointed with a comfortable bedroom, large bathroom and cozy sitting area with a sink and refrigerator. The meals prepared by John and Lee were wonderful and they were a great help with tips and local information. We especially enjoyed our visit to Hot Water Beach and crossing the river by ferry to town. We also took the Sea Leopard coastal tour which was wonderful and also visited the hot spring pools in town (nice). This is a spectacular part of New Zealand and we wished we had booked more time at Flax Haven Lodge. Bruce and Kimberly Decker Castle Rock, CO
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Date of stay: April 2015
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Response from ruralcoast, Owner at Flaxhaven Lodge
Responded 24 May 2015
Really appreciate your comments - we wish you had been able to spend more time here also. There are a lot more attractions than the ones you were able to enjoy. Good luck and best wishes with your building project in Colorado.
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HelenG42 wrote a review Apr 2015
Exeter, United Kingdom25 contributions23 helpful votes
We have stayed here several times and are never disappointed. A lovely location, just a few minutes walk from several beaches. The cottage is lovely to stay in with privacy and comfort. The guest wing in the house is also luxurious, comfortable and private. John and Lee serve up a delightful breakfast and good hospitality. They have perfected that balance of making you feel welcome and pampered, but also giving you space to relax and enjoy your holiday. The only difficulty is having to leave!
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Date of stay: April 2015
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Response from ruralcoast, Owner at Flaxhaven Lodge
Responded 25 Apr 2015
Such kind comments HelenG42. You know we always look forward to your repeat visits and hope for many more to come. We also know that we live in such a special place which makes people want to return, and that we are glad to share our slice of heaven.
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MEGFJL wrote a review Mar 2015
Long Whatton, United Kingdom17 contributions10 helpful votes
What a great place to stay. We loved our cottage and felt very much at home. We had privacy with our own entrance and shaded patio. The cottage was spotless and catered for our every need. Having our own sitting room gave us a welcome place to relax after our days out exploring the beautiful Coramandel Peninsular. Our cottage had been serviced by the owners on our return and it looked immaculate. Lee and John made us very welcome on our arrival and offered us refreshments, which was lovely. Their hospitality during the delicious breakfast was outstanding and couldn't be faulted. We looked forward to chatting with them both during this time and found their local knowledge to be invaluable.Thank you so much to both of you.
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Date of stay: February 2015
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Response from ruralcoast, Owner at Flaxhaven Lodge
Responded 10 Mar 2015
Thank you for your heart warming review, it was lovely to receive such nice comments. We enjoyed meeting you both and hearing about your part of England. Thank you also for being such considerate guests.
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ChrisVancouver wrote a review Jun 2014
Vancouver, Canada173 contributions175 helpful votes
We stayed here for two nights in early April. It is a great location for exploring the area and the accommodation couldn't be nicer. Your hosts, John and Lee, are fantastic. We stayed in the "guest wing" which is attached to the main house but really a suite with a large bedroom with King bed, small living room, 2 decks with outdoor seating on one and a spacious bathroom with open walk in shower, all very tastefully decorated and very clean. The views are of gardens and lawn and a neighbouring field with cows! It is extremely relaxing, very quiet and very dark at night. Don't miss walking to Shakespeare cliffs and then down to secret bay - an incredibly beautiful place where you are likely to be completely alone. We also walked to a restaurant 5 minutes away (very good) and the foot ferry to Whitianga and more restaurant choices is an easy 10 - 15 minute walk (bring a flashlight it is very dark). We also drove to hot water beach and Cathedral Cove - both not to be missed. Cathedral Cove is stunningly beautiful and an easy hike.
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Date of stay: April 2014
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Room Tip: the guest wing is very private but attached to the main house for breakfast with the hosts. The...
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Response from ruralcoast, Owner at Flaxhaven Lodge
Responded 27 Jun 2014
Ah Chris - we appreciate your comments very much. It was a pleasure to share company with you both. Do consider emigrating from Vancouver now that you know our special country, but know that you will be welcome here again any time. You are right - it can be dark at night but have you seen stars and the night sky as clearly anywhere else? We love it.
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Sue G wrote a review Jun 2014
Auckland5 contributions3 helpful votes
Welcoming, generous hosts who are very knowledgeable about the area & cook great breakfasts! Its a great location from which to explore the Mercury Bay area. We arrived as guests but felt like friends when we left.
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Date of stay: June 2014
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Responded 27 Jun 2014
Many thanks for this lovely endorsement. One of the special things about our business is the wonderful people like you whom we have the fortune to meet and often meet again. And we always agree with the positive response to this Mercury Bay area.
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Robin C wrote a review Apr 2014
Taunton, United Kingdom12 contributions2 helpful votes
Lee and John are the best hosts you could hope for, always helpful, never in your way. Their property was built as a B&B and works very well. We like the Garden room best, more space the the others. Very well located for visiting Cooks Beach, Whitianga, and the wonderful beaches of the Coromandel Peninsula. Creative breakfasts
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Date of stay: March 2014
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Response from ruralcoast, Owner at Flaxhaven Lodge
Responded 28 Apr 2014
Really appreciate those kind comments, especially when offered by you as returning guests. We are lucky to live in this special part of New Zealand and are delighted to be able to share it with you. Hope you can come again.
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pamelaL74 wrote a review Mar 2014
Boerne, Texas685 contributions190 helpful votes
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We started our tour around the north island at the Flaxhaven and everyplace we went after paled in comparison. So quite and relaxed, I have thought about this place every day since we left. I loved all the fruit trees and flowers. The landscaping and the garden was immaculate. The lodge is in a perfect place, just a short walk to the beach, hiking and great food. Loved it and WILL be back. Oh, and John and Lee were absolutely wonderful and unbelievably helpful and welcoming. We wanted to take them with us when we left!
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Date of stay: November 2013Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from ruralcoast, Owner at Flaxhaven Lodge
Responded 9 Mar 2014
So very special to receive your review, and to know that the memories of your stay with us are lasting. Thank you also for posting those lovely photos - they help to remind us of the fruitful summer we enjoy each year. We look forward to your promised return.
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Chor Fennemore wrote a review Mar 2014
Thundersley, United Kingdom23 contributions19 helpful votes
Lee and John, please take a bow.....wonderful hostess/host. We were made so welcome, lots of information to the local attractions....recommended local restaurants. Even made reservations for us when required. This place was recommended to us by our son and wife on their honeymoon, all the way from the UK. Breakfast is different from day to day...freshly cut fruit salad, muffin,cereals,yoghurt,bacon eggs ,juice, coffee and tea....what more can one eat? John even loaned us 2 spades and towels for our tryst at Hot Water Beach....lived up to it's name...really hot water from the ground. To crown it all, Lee went to the garden and picked 2 apples to send us on our way...thank you, Lee If we come back to this region of NZ, we will definately return to Flaxhaven Lodge.
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Date of stay: March 2014Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from ruralcoast, Owner at Flaxhaven Lodge
Responded 9 Mar 2014
So nice to be recommended by family members who have been with us in the past. Thank you both for some great conversations, and especially for your kind comments. Do come again.
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US$125 - US$142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionCoromandel PeninsulaWhitianga
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Frequently Asked Questions about Flaxhaven Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Flaxhaven Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Hahei Beach Walk (6.5 km), Shakespeare Cliff Scenic and Historic Reserve (0.8 km), and Cathedral Cove Walk (6.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Flaxhaven Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Flaxhaven Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Flaxhaven Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Flaxhaven Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Purangi Winery Pizzeria, Blue Ginger, and That Curry Place.