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“Perfect secluded getaway”
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The Beach House
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
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“Perfect secluded getaway”
Reviewed 14 October 2015

As a couple celebrating our anniversary over the weekend we could not have wished for a better time, the place was clean, comfortable and well appointed with island resort style setting. Food was of amazing fine dining quality and the hosts were fantastic, attentive, accommodating and friendly with the extra little touches making our stay a memorable one. The room had a great view and felt very quiet and secluded which was just perfect for us with the beach just meters away. Would look at going back again and would recommend as a neat escape.

  • Stayed October 2015, travelled as a couple
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zeynbuksh, Manager at The Beach House, responded to this review, 29 April 2016
Hi Contikiwi

Thank you for your review.

It was a pleasure to take care of you both on your special anniversary.

Take care

Zeyn
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

A very relaxing stay at the beautiful and intimate Vivian Bay resort. Katie and Zeyn were the perfect hosts, very personable and friendly. Our room was comfortable and overlooked the courtyard and the sea beyond. We walked along the white sandy beach and climbed the bushy hill behind the resort, amazing views. No roads and cars on this island! We recommend this tranquil spot for anyone wanting to escape to sea!

Stayed September 2015
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zeynbuksh, Manager at The Beach House, responded to this review, 29 April 2016
Hi Prue C

We love when people admire the island for what it is...no cars or roads! It makes your stay more memorable and we were glad to host you.

Thank you for the review

Zeyn
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

I was after something special to do for my mum's birthday. She's in her late 50s and likes adventures and the finer things in life (read: good wine, good food, beautiful scenery!). As Aucklanders, we've been to Waiheke numerous times, Bracu, the Matakana vineyards, lots of great restaurants in Auckland etc, so I was after something different. I'm glad I thought to google 'Kawau restaurants' - I stumbled across The Beach House and it ticked so many boxes for a surprise day out. We got the morning ferry over from Sandspit with our puppy in tow, and were greeted on the wharf at Vivian Bay by Kate and Zeyn who enthusiastically welcomed us, and showed us around. We settled in on the beautiful patio right on the sea front for a glass of bubbles, had a walk on the beach and then had the most beautiful meal made by Zayn, on the deck under a huge pohutukawa. The menu consisted of around 6 options, and the three dishes we ordered were all really top notch (grilled hapuka with quinoa and veggies, chicken Caesar salad, open halloumi sandwich). We'd mentioned it was mum's birthday earlier, so when desert came mum's came bearing candles and a big happy birthday scrawled across the plate. When the wind got up a bit we went inside to play board games and have coffee. When the ferry arrived to collect us, we all agreed we could have happily stayed for much longer - ideally for a few days! We'll definitely be back to stay. In summer it would be even more magical.

Stayed October 2015, travelled with family
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zeynbuksh, Manager at The Beach House, responded to this review, 29 April 2016
Hi Jogger85

I am glad we fulfilled your expectations of a special day for your Mum.

Thank you for taking the time to review The Beach House.

Zeyn
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 21 September 2015

So lets be very clear! This place is awesome, it ticks all the boxes for location and accommodation ETC. But what make it exceptional are the hosts. Kate and Zeyn. These guy's are not your run of the mill cardboard cut outs the hospitality industry seems to deliver in multitudes all over the world. No these are the bright shining stars of hospitality. We (Wife, Son and Daughter in-law) turned up on a rainy day this month to a cracking log fire welcome drinks looking over Vivian Bay. For the restive our stay (4 days) it just got better. The atmosphere Kate and Zeyn provide is very, very professional, relaxed and focused. We could not have wanted anything more from our stay. And the food! Wow. One evening we had the degustation with matching wine. Eight courses of NZ culinary heaven. FYI,,, I am a cynical old rusty world traveller and this place is and these (Katie and Zeyn) are exceptional. Don't wait go there now,, soon you will have to book a year ahead.

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  • Stayed September 2015, travelled as a couple
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zeynbuksh, Manager at The Beach House, responded to this review, 29 April 2016
Hi hammer639

Thank you very much for your kind words, its a pleasure to host great people and thank you for your cooking lesson!

We will eventually make it over to experience your wonderful hosting skills we hear about...

All the best

Zeyn
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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Katie and Zeyn were an amazing couple from the time we arrived to when we left. They are fantastic hosts with attention to detail. The food was beautiful, the accommodation spotless. We will be back with the family next time.
All the best Anne and Garth McVicar

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  • Stayed September 2015, travelled as a couple
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zeynbuksh, Manager at The Beach House, responded to this review, 29 April 2016
Hi riverland12015

Thank you for the review.

Meeting people like your selves definitely makes it a highlight of our career.

Must catch up soon.

Until then, take care

Zeyn
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Property: The Beach House
Address: 1 Vivian bay, Kawau Island 0920, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > 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 (per night): $274 - $339
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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