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The Beach House
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

This was an awesome Winter getaway and we can't wait to go back in Summer. Andrew and Sandra were great hosts, the food and service was outstanding. Its a great location to either unwind or to be active. We were even lucky enough to have some dolphins in the bay on arrival. I would highly recommend it to anyone and make sure you try the food.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Andrew C, General Manager at The Beach House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2014

Dear Ross,

We thought the dolphins in the be would be a nice touch....a special welcome.
Thank you for taking the time and sharing your comments.
It was an absolute pleasure to host you and look forward to your summer visit.

Kind regards,
Andrew & Sandra.
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

I spent a couple of nights at the Beach House for a family celebration. A luxurious lodge in a very beautiful location, with impeccable service and food to die for - a great relaxing mid-week getaway that I would absolutely recommend.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Andrew C, General Manager at The Beach House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2014

Dear Amy,

Thank you for taking the time to review The Beach House.
It was a pleasure to host your family for the 80th Birthday celebration.
We hope you will come to Kawau Island again soon.

Kind regards,
Andrew & Sandra.
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Andrew and Sandra are great hosts with outstanding cuisine from the kitchen however the accommodation experience was disappointing. Fabulous setting so the potential to deliver on the promise of luxury remains but with the bathroom in need of repair, the finer details and quality amenities are missing at this point. It seems renovations are to follow. Although not Luxury Lodge prices, the cost seemed inflated given their current offering for a beachfront queen room. Great potential to be very special!

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Andrew C, General Manager at The Beach House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2014

Dear Margot,

Just to let you know our beach front rooms are being renovated as from Friday 13th June.
We would like to thank Richard and yourself for your constructive feedback on your experience at The Beach House. It was a pleasure to host you.

Kind regards,

Andrew & Sandra
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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

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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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: $314 - $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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