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“Lovely Calming Location”
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The Beach House
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Lovely Calming Location”
Reviewed 19 September 2016

A friend and I stayed one night in this lovely destination. Unfortunately the weather was not very cooperative so activities were a bit limited but the lounge/dinning room was warm and cozy and a good spot to curl up with a book or talk to fellow guests.
Per was very helpful, including helping with ferry bookings and lots of queries ahead of the booking. It was great getting an email on the arrival day giving specific arrival instructions for parking and the ferry.
Food was either a 2 or 3 course set menu with three choices for each dish. What we ordered was beautifully presented and superbly cooked.
Great place for a romantic get away. I was not in that category and just wanted a relaxing environment to de-stress and chill out. It achieved that objective and ticked all the right boxes. Will definitely be back but will wait until the weather is a bit more settled and warmer so can enjoy spending more time outside.

  • Stayed September 2016, travelled with friends
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BevanCox, Manager at The Beach House, responded to this review, 21 September 2016
Hello Katherine,

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we appreciate it.

It was a pleasure that The Beach House was able to offer you the relaxing time away that you were seeking, and on a day where the weather is not cooperating sitting in front of the open fire with a good book is the place to be!

We are pleased that you enjoyed our food and beverage selections.

We look forward to hosting you here again in the future, and affording you the options of being able to explore more of the beach, bush walks and island.

Kind Regards
Bevan & Per - Lodge Managers
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

We wanted a getaway where we would feel looked after and were able to get away from it all. Loved the Beach House! So relaxing and quiet. The hosts, although new to the job (started August) were very welcoming and hospitable. Few little touches perhaps that will be learned over time - nothing to detract from the experience. The Queen Room we booked wasn't ready so they upgraded us to the main suite without any issues! We love it there and would definitely visit again for a treat.

Room Tip: Beach facing rooms are more secluded but you pay for that!
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  • Stayed September 2016, travelled as a couple
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BevanCox, Manager at The Beach House, responded to this review, 21 September 2016
Hello Sally & Patrick

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we appreciate it.

It was a pleasure that The Beach House was able to offer you the relaxing, quiet night away that you were seeking. It is truly a restful location and it was a pleasure to host you both.

Our Beachfront Queen Suite is nearing completion after undergoing a renovation, and we look forward to being able to offer this up as another option for our guests. In the interim it was our pleasure to upgrade you to one of our two Beachfront King Suites.

We look forward to hosting you here again in the future.

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Bevan & Per - Lodge Managers
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

Only 30 mins out of Auckland by ferry . Beautiful location ,stunning views ;-Kayaks beach, paddle board and walks .Or just recline on private loungers and watch the sun rise. Great wild life; Little blue penguins and weka . Food is GREAT talented chef ...
oh and an open fire ,good venue for quiet time , or weddings or meeting venue for thinking and creative planning times .

Room Tip: rooms all lovely aspect ....sea and pohutakawa
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  • Stayed August 2016, travelled with family
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BevanCox, Manager at The Beach House, responded to this review, 21 September 2016
Hello Fiona

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we appreciate it.

It was a pleasure that The Beach House was able to offer you the relaxing night away that you were seeking. It is truly a beautiful location and we are pleased that you enjoyed our food choices in front of the open fire.

We look forward to hosting you here again in the future, be it for leisure or business.

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Bevan & Per - Lodge Managers
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Beach House is just gorgeous and Katie and Zeyn are the most amazing hosts. Zeyn is a wonderful chef and the food he serves is fabulous. The location of The Beach House could not be better. The beach front rooms are just that and are beautiful. If you are looking for a quite weekend to unwind or spend some quality together, this is the place!

  • Stayed July 2016, travelled with friends
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

Kawau island is an undiscovered gem. Arriving by water taxi and turning the corner into Vivian bay and seeing the beach house, encased by palms was a sight for sore eyes. Katie was waiting for us as soon as we embarked and check in was a breeze. Mid winter, clear water and white sand made us feel like we were a million miles away. The room was beautifully decorated and comfy. We were staying in a beach front King, with its own private deck and loungers. A sofa, table and mini kitchen ( no cooking facilities) gave the room extra space. Dinner was served in the lounge, were you could relax with drinks next to the open fire. Food was delightful and elegantly served. Will definitely be returning.

  • Stayed June 2016, travelled as a couple
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BevanCox, Manager at The Beach House, responded to this review, 21 September 2016
Hello s9gudgeon

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate it.

It was a pleasure that The Beach House was able to offer you the relaxing getaway that you were seeking, and that you enjoyed our little piece of paradise here in Vivian Bay, Kawau Island.

Per & I have just taken over at The Beach house from Katie & Zeyn, and we look forward to hosting you here again in the future.

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Bevan & Per - Lodge Managers
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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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