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“The Beach House”
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The Beach House
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

We had a quick winter weekend away here in May and it was great. Very relaxed, informal and the food was fantastic. We had the place to ourselves and the hosts were perfectly available but discreet, leaving us to feel relaxed and enjoy the place.

I'd love to go back in summer as even in winter we had a beautiful golden beach and the water is crystal clear.

Dinner was a highlight, really very good. The sweet parsnip and vanilla sauce especially. This isnt 'resort food'. The family run team are genuine chefs. Highly recommended and a real foody treat.

The only criticism - no sky in the room when it said it was, but that's a minor - everything else was very good, very relaxed and these guys run a great place.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

We had enjoyed several amazing lunches at The Beach House before having the opportunity to stay there. When we stayed we were really spoilt both in food and hospitality by the wonderful hosts Andrew and Sandra. Would absolutely recommend, and have since made a booking for some close friends for a special birthday present. Max T

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Reviewed 22 May 2014

This is an idyllic spot within easy access of Auckland ( one hour drive plus 20 minute boat ride). The lodge is private, immaculate and luxurious. The hosts simply add to the experience with their friendly relaxed style. The food as they told us in Matakana the night before "is to die for"! Breakfasts were our choice, dinner one night a 3 course meal and our second night a degustation of unequal standard.
We could have swum 10 metres from our bedroom in the beautiful sandy beach but chose to wander the island through the native bush exploring and reading our books.
An unforgettable experience. We loved it and plan to return. Thank you Andrew and Sandy

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

From the moment we stepped directly off the pier to the resort we were treated like kings and that was just describing the service.
Just as we were thinking about lunch the fresh fish was delivered directly from the sea on to our plates, you don't get any better than that. For dinner Andrew's 23 years of being a chef was highlighted in his presentation and taste which left us sleeping like babies for the night. If you want a 1-2 days romantic escape with great food, service with plenty of great places to walk around an island then I can highly recommend the beach house.

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Reviewed 22 April 2014

We were met on the beach and welcomed to a sumptious lunch on the deck under the branches of the pohutakawa tree with a view across the sea back to the mainland. It was all very impressive and the food and service were superb.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Address: 1 Vivian bay, Auckland, Kawau Island 0920, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Kawau Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Kawau Island
Price Range: $313 - $400 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Beach House 5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Beach House on Kawau Island is a unique slice of New Zealand paradise combining the best of the classic Kiwi Bach experience with some laid back luxury. Truly a place apart, positioned on the edge of the golden sands and serene waters of Vivian Bay, under the spreading branches of an ancient Pohutukawa, The Beach House is in perfect harmony with its stunning natural surroundings. ... more   less 
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