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!
Ruth and Rick were fantastic hosts and we really enjoyed staying with them. Their home is very comfortable and ideally located close to many amenities but also really quiet. Both Ruth and Rick have travelled extensively and we enjoyed talking with them over a glass of wine watching the sunset over the marina. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer on this occasion but we hope to return.
What a great location! We really enjoyed our 3 night stay here with Ruth and Rick. They are very easy to get along with, helpful and knowledgeable about the local area. The place was lovely and clean and very homely. It was a pleasure to stay there and fantastic value for money. It was our first experience of Airbnb and we weren't disappointed - I certainly would recommend their place. We felt very welcome.
Ruth and Rick welcomed me for a three-night stay at their home, Kiwi Cottage. Both Ruth and Rick are a complete pleasure to spend time with and generous to share their home and knowledge of the area. Breakfast was delicious, the bed was very comfortable. They are located close to shops and restaurants, yet on a quiet street with lovely views. Nearby is the passenger ferry which provides easy access to Cook's Beach and Shakespeare Lookout. This was one of my favorite bed and breakfast experiences and I hope to return more than once.
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!
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