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.
Excellent stay, beautiful place, very accommodating hosts, yummy breakfast we didn't even expect! Highly recommended!
Annie and Tony were relaxed and easy to deal with. No problems with the room, it was very comfortable and everything had been provided. I'd have no problem recommending Annie and Tony's place to others.
Die Lage der Unterkunft von Annie und Tony ist phänomenal - verschiedene Strände innerhalb von ein paar Minuten erreichbar! Die Ausstattung ist einfach, aber ausreichend. Wir haben gute Tipps bekommen und einen netten Abend mit Annie und Tony auf ihrer Terasse verbracht.
Annie & Tony certainly made us feel very welcome. Their place is in a great location. It is a walking distance to the beach (Mount Maunganui beach is amazing! I loved it!) around the corner to New World (for Aussies, it's NZ equivalent to Coles) supermarket and their retreat is like a perfect "beach shack". I definitely would recommend Annie & Tony's retreat to a solo/couple budget travellers.
I stayed with Annie and Tony from the 10th to the 18th of February 2015. From the moment was picked up from the airport until I was dropped off a week later I was made to feel at home. They were both very accomodating and helpful. The fully self-contained sleep out was very comfortable and the location, 30 minutes walk from downtown and 5 minutes walk to the beach was excellent.Thre is also a bus stop just across the road if you want to explore further afield. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and hope I get the opportunity to return someday. If you are looking for a quiet comfortable room with convivial hosts in Mount Manganui then you have found it.
Great to have you stay, Barry. Good company, great sense of humour and glad that you really liked where we lived. It was a pleasure taking you to the gourmet market and to Hamilton. We hope to stay in touch and see you either in Alex or Bangkok! oh and you're welcome back here anytime (although we are closed for business from this June to beginning of January), cheers, annie and tony
A warm welcome to very comfortable and well appointed accommodation. We felt very much at home for our all too brief stay.
I spent a whole week in Tony and Annie's cottage and just loved it. They were both so very welcoming and helpful, in so many ways. They have a love for, and knowledge of, the area, and New Zealand, that they were very happy to share. The location is just perfect, just a five minute walk from the most incredible beach, and also within walking distance of the downtown. The cottage is compact but very comfortable and has everything you need. It gives you lots of privacy but is also close enough for a chat, or questions. I recommend both the accommodation and the hosts very highly.
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.