About this listing
You will love the kiwiana decor in our cottage . Completely self contained with 2 bedrooms and a short walk to waters edge and with a restaurant and Boat Club at the end of street. The beach is great for surfcasting and we can provide rods for our guests. There are some beautiful bush walks in the vicinity with the tranquil Anzac and Shelley Bays only a short distance away. Around the corner of the cottage is the Bowentown Harbour which has a boat ramp and is ideal for swimming, snorkelling, fishing and kayaking (kayaks available). Boutique shopping at the Beach Village is only 5 minutes drive and our beautiful, long, white, sandy ocean beach is just a 3 minute walk away. Athenree with it's relaxing mineral hot pools is only a 5 minute drive. Waihi township is a 10 minute drive and has a 1st class 18 hole golf course, a range of shops, Supermarkets, and is the home of New Zealand's largest opencast mine. Tauranga City is approx 40 minute drive and has NZ's largest port. In fact we are very central to most places, Auckland 2 hr drive, Hamilton 1 hr, Rotorua 11/2 hrs, Taupo 2 hrs, Coromandel 2 hrs.
Your hosts Kay and John would love to show you some real kiwi hospitality and welcome your enquiry. So come and join us for fun and relaxation at our beautiful beach.
Interaction with Guests
We are always available if required but respect guests privacy
Close proximity to ocean beach and inner harbour.
Restaurant, Boat Club and Corner Store all within walking distance.
Village shops 5 minute drive.
We ask that the cottage is left in a clean and tidy condition. Would prefer if shoes are removed when entering, so sand is not spread throughout the interior.
John and Kay were very wonderful hosts. They live in a house just behind the cottage and were always available and happy to help. They provided us with some toys for our son to use at the beach, and quickly took care of the issues we had with the cottage. They even replaced a washing machine that was no longer working.
The location of the cottage is fantastic for a beach holiday. In 5 minutes you can walk to either the sheltered estuary, or to the ocean beach. The ocean beach stretches on for miles, and is beautiful. Bowentown is a very small village, and only has one small shop and one restaurant, so a car ride is required if you need groceries or other shopping. Waihi Beach Township is 10 minutes by car and has a FourSquare Market, several boutiques, and many restaurants. For a short holiday, you can probably get anything you need there. We stayed for a month, and preferred to drive a little farther (20 minutes) to Katikati to buy groceries at the much larger Countdown Supermarket which has a bigger selection and better prices.
The cottage itself is a little worn down, but met all our needs. There were lots of little things that could use updating, but everything was acceptable. While its not luxurious, the rent was much lower than other choices, and it's a great deal for the price.