About this listing
we have a self contained unit on the lower floor of our home that consists of 2 bedrooms. One room has a queen bed, the second bedroom has 2 single beds. A private bathroom and lounge with tea making facilities. Our home is quiet and restful,
Athenree is a small quiet rural community situated at the northern tip of the Tauranga Harbour, with a pleasant bay,suitable for children, while the surf at Waihi Beach is only 5 minutes drive away. A variety of cafes/restaurants and boutiques shops at the village just 8kms are available.
guests will have access to TV,DVD, internet.
A double kayak, Mountain bikes.
Interaction with Guests
We meet you on arrival and give our guests as much privacy or assistance as they choose to make their stay enjoyable
Thermal hot springs a few minutes walk around the corner.
There is no public transport in Athenree, however
we will drive guests to the inter- city bus 5kms from our house.
Other Things to Note
We have a large very friendly well behaved dog most of the time
We request no smoking inside the house
We had a great time at Althea and John's in Waihi beach. They are all around lovely hosts, the suite was excellent, and the breakfasts were amazing (homemade muffins and fresh bread especially!!). Jasper is also a great host, went above and beyond by taking us on a few walks and showing us around the neighborhood. Althea and John also gave great advice on nearby trails and let us use the kayak for a scenic morning paddle on our last day in NZ. We definitely recommend Kowhai to others!
Our family were greeted by Althea & John & welcomed into their clean, spacious 2 bedroom home. It was such a wonderful surprise to discover we are Wantok's (friends who have lived in PNG!) the beds were the most comfortable we have slept on since travelling the North Island of NZ. Our three year old was thrilled to have his own also comfortable bed & enjoyed the children's books in his room. The gardens surrounding the home are beautiful, a delicious breakfast of homemade bread, muffins, cereal, jams. It was a home away from home experience, perfect, we would definately return & would stay longer next time. Thank you for your hospitality.
My friend and I stayed at Althea's airbnb in January 2015. We were attending an event for our fun running club that was taking place 13kms away. Althea and her husband were very welcoming and even came and picked us up from the event.
The living area and bedrooms are self contained and really nice, with a private bathroom.
Althea left us out some beautiful home cooked muffins, cereal, toast, home made marmalade and fruit.
Everything was lovely. I wish we had longer and would definitely go back.
Thank you Althea and David
About the Host, Althea
I live at the quiet location of Athenree situated at the top of the Tauranga Harbour and close to beautiful Waihi Beach. My husband John and I have 4 adult daughters, Two son in laws and 5 grandchildren who we visit with regularly.
John and I enjoy cycling and bush walking, and fishing. I have recently started playing golf and enjoy a game with friends once a week.