About this listing
Our one bedroom (website hidden) is self contained. It is a 5 min. walk to amazing beach, shops/cafes/restaurants. 5 min. drive to Mount Maunganui township, walks, golf, shopping mall, Tauranga airport and CBD. An hour drive to Rotorua. Bus stop across road.
Proximity to beach, shops, supermarket, cafes, restaurants - walking distance. 5-10 min drive to downtown Mount, airport, Tauranga CBD. Medical centre is around the corner, main hospital is in Tauranga
Optional extras are: We may wash clothes and cook some evening meals if you are staying up to a week,
(an additional fee may incur)
Interaction with Guests
We love to meet new people, so, with respecting both our and your privacy, we may chat over a cuppa or a meal. We live in the cottage next door so will be around for anything you need to know.
We live in a quiet neighbourhood, nice neighbours. We are close to many facilities, including Baypark sports stadium, Mt. Hotpools, Baywave - a large indoor swimming pool complex, Bayfair shopping mall, many places to eat, weekend markets, numerous water sport activities like surfing, wind surfing, kiteboarding, boating, kayaking etc. Many walks, either through our native forests or coastal.
The 'yellow hopper bus' stop is at the end of our drive, which can take you to neighbouring towns as well as downtown the Mount. We are a 10 min drive from Tauranga airport, where we can pick up or drop off, if you give us enough notice.
Quiet, considerate of our privacy and that of our neighbours. No smoking/pets/parties.
For me, this had to be one of the best experiences thus far (with due respect to other Airbnb hosts)! We arrived late that day and are really grateful for both Annie and Tony to stay up to wait for us.
Upon reaching their place, we were surprised to find the "sleepout" to be fully furnished like a complete home! There is an ensuite bathroom, a cooking corner with oven, fridge and kettle, a tv area and dining table. There is also some coffee and tea and muesli and milk. The host also has a library of books and travel brochures for information. You have a backdoor that links to their backyard, a little space to enjoy a cuppa and the sun.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay for the next 3 nights and are really impressed how much effort Annie and Tony have put in to make a cosy, nice place for travelers like us. The lovely couple also made sure that we are alright on occasions but also gave us a lot of privacy.
Mount Maunganui is a gem and a perfect getaway from the buzz of the CBD. Apart from a beautiful beach on a good warm day, you can also do a ealk around or up Mount Maunganui. We were glad we made the right decision to stay at the Mount with Annie and Tony.
All in all, we'd wished to have stayed for a week instead and have more time around the vicinity but our 3 days have been close to perfection.
The house is lovely, happy, decorated with lot of care, very comfortable. Annie and Tony were much more than hosts, friends at the end of the day. They welcomed us warmly and helped us a lot in the beginning of our lifetime experience in New Zealand. We'll always be grateful for that. It is the best experience we have had being guests. We have no words. Happy to know that there are people like them.
Annie and Tony are lovely hosts with a really nice home. They know a lot about the area and can give you lots of information. The cabin, was very comfy, clean and everything you need was provided. All in all a very nice place and highly recommended. All the best for your travels in the UK/Europe.
Annie and Tony were delightful hosts! They made us feel right at home during our stay with them. They're also both very knowledgable on a lot more than just New Zealand, having both travelled extensively, so ask them any questions you may have because I'm pretty sure they'll have a good answer for you!
The house itself is fantastic. It's separate from the main house but has everything you need in it, from bathroom facilities to a kitchen with all the essentials.
You also have your own sitting room and tv for when you want to relax a bit and one of the most comfortable beds we've slept in for a long time!
It's perfect location-wise as well. The area is beautiful, much more picturesque than Tauranga itself but also only a very short drive away if you do want to pop in.
We highly recommend staying here as we definitely will if we're back in the area.
Thanks again guys!
The accommodation is a cozy little cabin on Annie and Tonys lawn with your own kitchen and bathroom. It is like having a small apartment for yourself. On top of that Annie and Tony were very friendly and welcoming people and the area they live in is a beautiful part of the country. If you're looking for a place to stay in the area. This is it!
My partner and I had an awesome time with Annie and Tony. We were only there a short while but they made us feel so welcome and went out of their way to help us. We got to spend some time with them and also do our own thing which was great. The property had everything we needed as well as being homely and relaxing. Really close to the beach and not too far from the main areas. We would highly recommend anyone to stay here and if we are up north again we'll be stopping by for a stay! A lovely couple and great hosts.
Excellent stay, beautiful place, very accommodating hosts, yummy breakfast we didn't even expect! Highly recommended!
About the Host, Annie
My husband and I moved to Mount Maunganui mid 2013, having lived in Papamoa with our family since 1986. We love this part of the country, it's beautiful bush walks and of course this spectacular beach, and stunning Mauao. We are keen travellers ourselves and love meeting people from different parts of the world, and NZ!
We value having the opportunity to stay with local people and gain local knowledge about the best places to go - so we hope to give others the same.