About this listing
Back to basics - Comfy beds and peace in a private space in the garden only a block away from the beach and close to cafes. A family home and welcoming space for people from near and far! Perfect for the lone traveller but can also accommodate two!
A lovely, quiet, private space in the garden only a 2 minute walk to the beach. Outdoor shower perfect for after the surf.
The cottage has two rooms. The first room is your bedroom with two single beds (I've put them together for couples but easy to arrange for two singles), and the other room is our studio. Please note that during your stay you have the cottage to yourself.
Since there is no water in the cottage a water jug and glasses is available in the room, along with a kettle and tea and coffee.
The toilet and bathroom with shower and bath is located in the main house with easy access from the backdoor.
Bedlinen and towels are supplied and if requested, breakfast is available for an additional charge.
The cottage is situated in a very quiet residential neighbourhood in Mount Maunganui, but still close to cafes and a supermarket only 5 min walk away and just a bike ride to Mount village and Mauao.
Local bus stop is only a couple of minutes walk away taking you to down town Mount, Tauranga, or local shopping mall. Check out (website hidden) for timetable.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Easily access to WC/Shower inside the main house just inside the back door.
Interaction with Guests
We will be here to welcome you and make sure you are settled in. We work for home most of the time so if you have any questions or want suggestions for what to see and do we are around and happy to chat and welcome you in to our home.
A quiet neighbourhood very close to the beach which is only 2 min walk away.
Walking distance to most places around the Mount. Bike hire available along with great bus service Bay Hopper around the corner.
Other Things to Note
Since there are no kitchen facility or own WC/Shower, therefore most guest tend to stay one or two nights. WC/Shower are easily accessed from across the lawn and in the main house.
No additional guests or visitors allowed during the stay, nor are parties, as this is our home. Expecting that this is honoured and fully respect that this is a family home. If you need anything please always ask we are happy to help out.
Kat went out of her way to keep in contact with me (even though I went off grid when I got an NZ SIM card) and was very welcoming when I finally did arrive.
Kat and pax were really welcoming and letting us use all their facilities. The outside room is really comfortable, warm and gives you privacy. I can really suggest to stay in their little garden apartment.
I had a really nice stay. I enjoyed Kat and Pax and I had amazing sleeps in their cozy backyard cabin. Their place is also a short walk away from a really fun (and easy while I was there) surf break. The bathroom is inside their house FYI, this was no inconvenience at all and I loved the privacy of the cabin.
We had a very nice stay in the garden house. The beds are soft and comfortable. It's only a 2 minute walk to the beach.
Katarina and Paxton were very friendly. Gave us some friendly tips about local waterfalls to visit and good eateries. Good location. Suburb is very quiet and safe.
Great little space in a nice neighbourhood; awesome value for a clean room and comfy beds, and only one block away from the beach.
Katarina & Paxton are lovely welcoming people and I never felt out of place or in the way. I wouldn't hesitate to stay again next time I'm in town!
About the Host, Kat&Pax
From my own travels there was nothing better than to stay at someone's home and get to know people and cultures in real life.
My roots and part of my heart are in Sweden but have been living in New Zealand since 2004. I have lived in a few places all over the world and happy to meet new people!
I love baking and cooking with organic and local foods available and we are so fortunate to have in our doorstep here in Bay of Plenty.
Welcome to my Swedish Cottage on the Kiwi Beach!