The Paroa Bay Chalet was a wonderful beginning to our adventure in New Zealand. Two friends, who love quiet, natural beauty, great design, good food and fresh air spent four amazing nights at the Paroa Bay Chalet. Our drive to Russell was easily accomplished for our daily outings, but we were always happy to return to such a clean sumptuous living space within which to unwind and find some personal space. We walked to the nearby vineyard and took many photos of the shifting atmosphere. We sat on the porch and read, brought yarn arts, and assembled a small puzzle. Away living at it's very best. We watched the stars at night and said hello to the neighboring cows in the morning. Highly recommended, and worthy of the R&R that we so craved on our vacation.
We booked out all three chalets for our wedding. Claire the owner, was more than accomodating right from the start and went out of her way to help us organise for the day, as well as working for us by preparing and serving all the food on the day. She and her husband were just lovely, as all our guests commented, and did a fabulous job with the food.
We wanted a very low key, relaxed kind of wedding - and I think Paroa Bay Chalets suited that perfectly. The chalets themselves are modern and new and well equipped with things that make a big difference such as toys (if you have bubs - which we did), sky tv (if that's your thing), freshly ground coffee (everyone's thing) and views over vineyards, bush and out to the sea in the distance - something I could have gazed at forever.
You feel secluded without feeling isolated.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time, as did our families and cannot thank Claire and her husband enough for turning our vision into a reality.
Loved it. Beautiful views, quiet. Within walking distance to top restaurant. Apartment had everything we required. Would definitely stay again & Clare was lovely to deal with
Stayed 2 nights here last year with my parents. Breathtaking view. The chalets were almost brand new and had everything we needed. Comfortable space inside and outside. Very quiet.
I particularly like the floorplan where the two bedrooms are at different ends of thr chalet with the living and dining areas in the middle.
The hosts Clair and Richard were most friendly.
A short drive to Russell town centre where we did the Bay of Islands tour and there were many dining options.
We stayed at Paroa Bay Chalets for two nights over a weekend and it was absolute bliss!
We arrived late Friday night to find the most amazing chalet, very clean and tidy and with everything you could want! Claire made our arrival so simple with easy to follow instructions on how to get there from Auckland - we were very taken with just how easy and stress free it was to organise this stay!
The location and views were amazing - just absolutely breathtaking. To cap it all off, a beautiful outdoor spa is nestled among the trees for your use and it provides pure relaxation.
All in all, an amazing weekend and stay. We are very grateful for this experience and trust that we will be back!
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