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!
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.
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 in the (website hidden) nor own WC/Shower 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.
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!
Mein Aufenthalt in Katarinas Garden Cottage war sehr schön. Es war wie beschrieben ruhig und sehr nett eingerichtet. Außerdem standen Wasser, Kaffee und Tee bereit für mich bereit. Katarina hat mich sehr nett empfangen und mir bei meiner Wochenendplanung gern Tipps gegeben. Ich kann diese Unterkunft jedem, der einen entspannten und ruhigen Aufenthalt schätzt, absolut empfehlen.
A very enjoyable short stay at Katarina and Paxton's lovely cottage studio. The beds were very comfy and all the details were thoughtfully taken care of by our hosts. It was my first AirBandB experience and I'm keen to do it again.
Katarina was very welcoming and helpful. She even gave me a lift into town when she found out I was traveling without a car! The place was really near the beach too.
Cute and cozy space.
No frills and basic, exactly what they advertised it as.
Nice walk into town and lovely couple.
Would stay again.
a perfect stay, great communication from the start, cottage exactly as photos and so ideally located less than 5 mins walk to a beautiful beach. Both Katriana and Pax were awesome warm friendly people, I would stay again without any doubt should i return to the Mount, it was wonderful- thank you both. till the next time we are passing.
We booked last minute with Katarina and arrived in the late evening aaand she had no problems with it which was great.
Communication was almost instantaneous and clear.
The location was easy to find. As it says in the airbnb you stay in a sort of 'another house' which is built in the yard, next to the main house. The toilet and the bathroom were inside the main house though and Katarina had pretty strict rules about the main house - where you can go and where not. Because of the children living there Katarina would have the main house locked after a certain hour (11 pm or so until 6 am) which would prevent you from using the bathroom and toilet.
Because of this rules and the fact that you stay at another house this felt more like a motel than airbnb experience that for me.
The place it self was very pretty and clean and very comfortable.
The only issue that I have is that it was quite cold. It turned out to be a very cold night and we did t have enough blankets which resulted in not a very good sleep.
Other than this it was all as advertised and very good. If you need a place to sleep I can recommend Katarina, just make sure to ask about additional blankets just 'in case'.
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!