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“A fantastic Kawau Wedding-Beach House style”
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The Beach House
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

The Kawau Beach House is so much more than a beautiful location - although it certainly is beautiful. Along with a 20-something strong crew of family and friends, we recently had the pleasure of taking over the Beach House for four nights to celebrate our wedding, after which no-one wanted to leave.

Bevan & Per, assisted by Steve, were fantastic hosts, making our whole group feel welcome, with everyone commenting on what a great team they were and what an excellent job they did taking care of us all during the stay, as well as taking care of our 65 guests during the wedding. Special mention must be made of the food, which is masterminded by Bevan and is absolutely spectacular. Fresh ingredients, delicious flavours, plenty of variety and generous servings ensured no-one went hungry and had us all looking forward to mealtimes. Per also makes a wicked Bloody Mary (which came in handy the day after the wedding!). The wine list is small but well thought out-we are made up of mostly wine lovers, so enjoyed making our way through the offerings.

The rooms vary in size-we had the beach front bridal suite which is spacious and light filled, with stunning beach views of course! Our guests were spread out amongst the other rooms and all reported the accommodation to be very clean & tidy, with lovely linens and comfortable beds. Although this venue is so beautiful with so much to see and do, that you won't be spending much time in your rooms. We were even lucky enough to see a pod of dolphins come into the bay-right up to the shoreline-on the morning of the wedding.

If you are considering visiting Kawau Island, make sure you come by the Beach House-if not for the night then just for lunch and a wine. You won't regret it. We have already decided to come back for our one year anniversary and are looking forward to it already! Thank you Beven & Per for an unforgettable stay.

From Nick, Jen, family & friends.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

My partner and I visited The Beach House as part of a Flight and Lunch deal in conjunction with Auckland Seaplanes.

Upon arriving, our host greeted is on the beach and took us up to the Beach House. We chose a table outside under the palm trees with a stunning view over the beach.

The food was totally amazing and some of the best I've had in Auckland. The wine list was comprehensive, and well priced. The host was very attentive and looked after us well.

The facilities at the Beach House were very clean, modern and welcoming. Next time I'll be staying for a few days to relax and unwind.

Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Just spent one night at this brilliant location. Really relaxing

The Guys looked after us and nothing was a problem from the moment we arrived.

This small lodge is perfectly set right on the beach and you can pass you day away just enjoying the view in the courtyard (see photos). Beach is lovely and there is plenty to explore in the hills. Or jump on the ferry and explore the island.

Meals were great and plenty of variety in the bar.

This is a quiet relaxing lodge and while worth a visit to unwind.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

We had a night at the Beach House as a special celebration. Per met us at the jetty and made us feel extremely welcome. We had a lovely room up the hill with a deck overlooking the sea and the joy of a family of Weka to watch as well. While it wasn't a brilliant day weather wise, we were able to walk along the beach and up to the top of the island and could see all the way to Great Barrier Island.
The accommodation was superb, with a wonderfully comfy bed (monogrammed sheets!) and excellent bathroom. We had a beautiful dinner - choice of 3 mains and desserts, and all with top quality ingredients, many home grown.
We wish Per and Bevan all the very best in their venture and would recommend the Beach House to anyone wanting a very special time away.

Room Tip: If you don't want to walk a lot of steps up the hill, ask for a room on the beach side.
  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ancdefgh987
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

You locals are in for a treat ......Chef Beven larger than life made me the best rice risotto with salmon. The desserts are to die for in fact all the food was cooked to perfection.
If you love good food and excellent selection of wine this is the please to come. The walks are beautiful swimming even if the weather doesn't play along there always thing to do. Per makes you feal right at home we have booked back again and looking forward to it. For those not in the know it is an Island so please give you hosts plenty of notice if you suffer from food alleges. Bevan and Per thank you for making us us feal so very welcome even if I was under the weather. We are both looking forward to our return in April 2017. Roberta and Paul

Room Tip: Sea views, a dozen steps right onto the beach from your room
  • Stayed: October 2016, 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: $280 - $343 (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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