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Shoal Bay Estate, Great Barrier Island

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great spot & fabulous hosts! Super accomodating, true kiwi hospitality. We went with a group of 8 friends & all of us said we will be back. Comfy beds, great bathrooms, super cosy with the fire going & yummy yummy food! Picked up from the airport & could hire the van for the weekend to explore.. Super easy!...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend booked a trip to Great Barrier for my birthday and we stayed 2 nights at this amazing place. The hosts were super friendly, the meals were absolutely amazing and the accomodation was perfect! We had our own private little wing at the back of the property which suited us really well. The breakfasts were stellar. So much food...

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Tauranga
Reviewed 29 November 2016

In EVERY way this property is the perfect place to stay. The true Kiwi hospitality, the spectacular residence, the local knowledge and everything is there at your fingertips. Val and Francis have thought of everything, they are so welcoming and made us feel like we were at home. The food was delicious, we had cooked breakfasts and Val provided our...

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3Thank Fiona M
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Lovely home, great welcome and dinner. Breakfast delicious. We'll be back again sometime. Brilliant having the rental car available and waiting at the airport. Room very spacious and fabulous deck to sit on and watch the sun go down

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1Thank DandDutchie
Reviewed 17 September 2016

I had never stayed in a B&B before, so I wasn't too sure what to expect. However, the whole experience was lovely and pleasant. Friendly and warm hosts, very neat, cozy & clean house and rooms. Wanted to take my mother on a holiday who had just flown into the country. I wanted to take her somewhere outside of AKL...

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1Thank Ayako O
Reviewed 13 September 2016

What a fabulous place to escape to for our 50th. We had such a lovely time, the setting was perfect - great weather, plenty to explore, excellent accommodation to relax at... Val & Francis were just wonderful hosts - so friendly & welcoming and kept us well fed (loved the sticky date pud!!) Such happy memories have been created from...

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2Thank Carol S
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 September 2016

From start to finish a great weekend ,with hosts Val and Francis really busy making sure all guests get the most out of their wonderfull paradise. A must stay for any family or couple.Thanks again,now to get my diet going after lovely meals.

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1Thank jcchaney
Ubud, Indonesia
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We've just returned from a wonderful relaxed weekend with Val and Francis at Shoal Bay Estate. We booked a winter package deal which included return flights, 2 nights accomodation, transfers, car hire and breakfast for $600. Our room was warm, clean and spacious and great value for money. The views were incredible too! We arrived about 6pm on the Friday...

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2Thank polkaprincess2
Pukekohe, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This was one of the spur of the moment bookings and we are so glad we did it. Val and Francis are fantastic hosts, we spent the day doing the walking tracks and came back to a warm friendly atmosphere. Val is a great cook and we had dinner on our first night with others that had also booked in...

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1Thank KiwiMaiTai
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Val and Francis were extraordinary hosts. Comfortable (& warm) accommodation - topped off with great food and hospitality. Val went above and beyond to help us with a problem we had with our flight - her local connections came through. We were blown away by the level of service. As hosts Val and Francis were perfect for us. Friendly and...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Shoal Bay Estate, Great Barrier Island

Address: Shoal Bay, Tryphena, Great Barrier Island, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Great Barrier Island > Tryphena
Number of rooms: 7
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“We stayed in the upstairs room and we are to come back, we would like to request the ones in the upstairs again.”
, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the front have the best view of the bay”
, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Enjoy the views and flights.”
jcchaney, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the "Honeymoon Suite" upstairs - lots of space and a fantastic deck to view the bay.”
, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs in the homestead or in the separate cottage”
harvard1078, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
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