Your bedroom has a double bed, wardrobe, chest of draws,side tables & lamps. With electric blanket for cold nightsThis is the childrens bedroom. Includes toys, books & drawing & colouring equipment..

Private room

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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Ages 2 - 12
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3 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

As hosts it is important to note that we do live in the house and host our guests in true B and B fashion.
We like to make you feel at home and relaxed ready to enjoy what our part of The bay of Plenty has to offer.
Our neighbourhood is quiet and friendly, our home relaxing and easy.
Small but roomy so that you are assured of complete privacy in your allocated bedroom/s
Summer sees plentiful fresh fruit and vegetables. In spring there are abundant oranges, mandarines, lemons. & feijoas

The space

We live in a rural area approximately 2 hours drive south from Auckland. Our home is contemporary with a definite seaside feel. We are just meters from a tidal estuary which is very safe for swimming & kayaking.( kayaks are available) There is a hot mineral swimming pool & spa in the next street, a beautiful 8km surf beach within a 6 minute drive, & a lovely little seaside village with interesting boutiques & cafes. Closer to home our walkways are beautiful, along Pohutakwa lined grass areas. Playgrounds within walking distance. Our home will provide you with a relaxed & comfortable stay in a very unique part of The Bay of Plenty.
Our added attraction is the most beautiful Karangahake Gorge. Just 20 minutes drive away. There you can cycle or walk the many trails, enjoying the river & its waterfalls and cafes along the way.

Guest access

Our guests will have access to our home & be able to enjoy our waterside walks, kayaking, swimming as well as quiet time in our secluded courtyard which also has a heated spa pool.
A comprehensive guide to local activities is available in the form of brochures & our local knowledge

Interaction with guests

We interact frequently with our guests, or to a lesser degree if we feel that is what would be appreciated.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 2 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $36 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $21
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

When showering, put extractor fan on, open window. Ensure fan is turned off when finished.
We appreciate no smoking.
Close courtyard gates when coming & going.
On day of departure, turn back bed linen. Leave towels on the floor in your bathroom



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

18 Reviews

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Brigitte User Profile
March 2017
Lyn & Keith are lovely, generous hosts. We loved staying at their place. Great location directly at the estuary, ocean beach within walking distance, lovely restaurants a short drive away.

Jennie User Profile
February 2017
Lyn & Keith are the best hosts! They welcomed us like family, and we really enjoyed getting to know them. And their home is incredible! Water view of estuary where you can swim at high tide, 5 mins from incredible beach. The room is spacious, the bed comfy, separate bathroom/shower, laundry, and hot tub under the stars! They have thought of every last detail. And let's not forget Jonty, the cutest Airbnb dog ever! I could go on and on. Thanks again to you both!!
Keith & Lyn User Profile
Response from Keith & Lyn:
Hello Jenie & Jamie. Thank you for your great review. it was a real pleasure to have you both. We are delighted that you enjoyed our corner of the world .. and thank you for making us a delicious breakfast. that was a first ! very best wishes for whatever 2017 brings for you. Jonty has almost mastered the treat on his paw that you taught him. practise is all that is needed kindest regards K & L
February 2017

Vanessa User ProfileVanessa is a superhost.
January 2017
Keith and Lyn were such lovely hosts! Nothing was too much trouble for them (including our crying baby!) and they had a knack of being around for just as much as we liked without us feeling crowded. They are both interesting to chat to and the breakfasts provided were delicious. The house is in a beautiful spot and very clean and comfortable. We truly felt like part of the family and and would thoroughly recommend to anyone wanting to stay in Athenree.
Keith & Lyn User Profile
Response from Keith & Lyn:
Hello from Athenree thank you so much for your generous review. it was a pleasure to host you all Kind regards Keith and Lyn
January 2017

Carlos User Profile
January 2017
We had a wonderful time in Athenree thanks to Lyn and Keith. They made us feel right at home and encouraged us to fully enjoy all the amazing amenities and attractions at our step (kayaking and swimming in a beautiful estuary, enjoying a spa right after a delicious dinner, and much more). Lyn and Keith (and their family) are truly warm and welcoming hosts. BnB at its best! Thanks!
Keith & Lyn User Profile
Response from Keith & Lyn:
It was a pleasure to have you to stay. Thank you for your review cheers and best wishes Keith and Lyn
January 2017

Sarah User Profile
August 2016
Our stay with Keith and Lyn was great! they made us feel part of their family, cooked beautiful food for us, and became for a day our daughter's grand-parents...Hopefully, the spa will be working next time we come around..:-)

Anna User Profile
March 2016
Lyn was a very lovely and accommodating host. We did not end up staying with her and Keith at this home but were offered her daughter's place just around the corner. Lyn was very helpful and made us feel at ease. We had a wonderful long weekend in Athenree and it was a great location to explore Waihi from.
Keith & Lyn User Profile
Response from Keith & Lyn:
Thank you Anna. I was pleased we could re arrange things for you. Also, good idea re our site. I shall edit it.
March 2016

Tim User Profile
January 2015
Very welcoming and hospitable. Great cook and very reasonably priced evening meal. Their dog, Bonty, was a dear.

Athenree, New Zealand · Joined in February 2013
Keith & Lyn User Profile

We are a semi retired couple with 7 children between us & 10 grandchildren . Our children are spread out between Canada, Australia, Scotland, Waiheke Island & Auckland.
We are originally from Auckland.
The 5 things we couldn't live without are: travel, food, wine, our dog Jonty & our Grandchildren. Oh and of course, we couldn't live anywhere else but Athenree.
We have travelled more than some but not as much as many, enjoying the Pacific Islands over the past few years. Our most memorable trip was to London & Scotland to visit family a few year ago.
Our motto is to Enjoy every day. Be happy, don't let the small stuff get you down.
We love to have people to stay & have enjoyed friends and hosted visitors many times. Most memorable. A teacher from France who stayed with us for almost a year. We became her "parents" & helped her through a pregnancy & birth of her first child ..that was 16 years ago & we are still in touch with her , her husband & 3 lovey children..

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