Our Kiwi Cottage overlooks Whitianga Marina in the quietest corner of town, yet within metres of cafes, local pubs, restaurants and shops.
From your comfy double bedroom with private bathroom, stroll to beautiful beaches and coastal/bush walks, world class hot springs and spa, movie theatre and more - or catch the ferry across the estuary and hire a scooter to visit famous Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove.
Our cottage is clean and comfortable and you are welcome to make yourself at home while you are here. Wifi internet is available for your convenience and there is a lovely deck which is the perfect place to sit and relax after a long day of activities.
Whitianga is an unspoilt playground of paradise where you can experience just about anything. From swimming to diving, to bone carving there is pretty much something for everyone.
In short, your stay can be as relaxed or active as you wish in this special part of our country.
Come and enjoy!
Absolutely marvelous - we fealt like we were living in a yacht marina (which is a stones throw across the park) within a short walking distance of a number of fabulous restaurants and cafe's. The location is second to none and the hosts deserve every accolade when it comes to generous hospitality. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Ruth and Rick; we would recommend this air bnb to any traveller desiring great accommodation in a relaxed and friendly environment. Thanks for a great stay.
We stayed with Ruth and Rick for 2 nights and enjoyed every minute of our stay. They were both wonderful hosts and really helped to make our stay very memorable. We were told about sea-kayaking from Hahei to Cathedral Cove and although, initially a bit dubious owing to the fact that one of us isn't a fantastic swimmer, we had the best time and it was a truly great experience.
The town itself is very pretty and Kiwi Cottage looks out onto the marina and is close to all amenities.
All in all, a fabulous place and we would love to go back sometime in the future.
Ruth and her husband are very friendly people. They made us feel welcome. Their home is nice and clean and is in a beautiful location on the harbor. Ruth made us a good breakfast and even offert us wine and cheese. We had a absolut fantastic stay in their house.
Initially we were surprised to find that for Ruth & Rick, their Kiwi Cottage is a B & B, whereas we had expected to have the property to ourselves as we had experienced in Europe. Obviously I didn't register that info when booking, but having said that, we had a really lovely time staying with them, enjoying them & their charming house, & the location is superb. Ruth & Rick are interesting, warm & intelligent, respectful of people's needs, as well as helpful with information on what to do, where to go, the best coffee & bakery. They suggested we visit 'The Lost Spring' & it was just wonderful! Whitianga is a great town with a very interesting history, but at the same time, it's modern & 'light' ...& set in a fantastic environment. Kiwi Cottage is the sort of house that Trish & I would love to have; Ruth has done a fantastic remodelling / refurbishing job! We left feeling refreshed & warm inside, feeling as though we'd just spent the weekend with good friends.
This stay was so perfect for my partner and I! Ruth and partner were wonderful hosts. We enjoyed talking to them when we arrived. The breakfast was gourmet and the room and bathroom were clean and beautifully designed. Ruth got back to us right away and was very considerate of our time. Thanks for everything!
Wonderful location and great hosts. We left wishing that we had planned to stay longer !
I reallly enjoyed my stay with Ruth and Rick. They are wonderfull hosts! Very helpfull on everything, they picked me up at the busstation which was very nice and when my excursion boat didn't go out for Cathedral Cove, Ruth directly offered me a trip so I could still see it! I enjoyed spending time with them talking. It exceeded my expectation! I would defenitly recommend their house close to the waterfront!
I loved my stay in Kiwi Cottage in Whitianga! Ruth & Rick are wonderful hosts, and I felt like family. The Whitianga (and surrounding area) has a lot to offer, both calm and more exciting activities. Sea kayaking in Hahei was an absolute amazing experience!
I'll most definately come back to Whitianga and Ruth & Rick =)
Wish we were back at Kiwi Cottage with Ruth and Rick! We had an amazing 2 night stay in this gorgeous house in mid January. We ventured around the Coromandel area following some excellent advice by Ruth and Rick. We caught a ferry across the estuary and explored the headland, even enjoyed a coffee at Eggcentric. Fabulous experience sea kayaking at Hahei Beach to Cathedral Cove and visited the Hot Water beach too. We enjoyed perhaps one of the best meals during our time in New Zealand at Salt. Ruth and Rick were such generous hosts and made us feel like long lost relatives! We shared some wonderful family stories and true to form, six degrees of separation meant we had lots of things in common- wine, food, music and family. This was our first AirBnB experience, so we are totally hooked! Lovely room, comfy bed, super bathroom and excellent location opposite the marina. Perfect. Thank you Ruth and Rick for a fantastic stay at Kiwi Cottage.
Kiwi cottage is superbly located by the lovely Whitianga marina and is walking distance to everywhere, including the ferry ride to a stunning cliffside walk. Ruth and her partner are gracious, charming hosts. They are generous with sharing their home and their knowledge of local information. A relaxing getaway.