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Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 July 2016

This place was a great find. Lovely apartment with quality furnishing and lots of lovely little extra touches such as fluffy blankets folded on the end of each couch to keep you extra snuggly while watching the TV. Shona is a great host and very welcoming. The raspberry and white chocolate muffins she made us were divine!!! Thank you so...

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Shona E, Owner at Willowbark Ranch B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are one of those best kept secrets who love to please in a very simple way.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

If you like peace and quite, great views and a taste of Kiwi hospitality at its very best, come to Willowbark Ranch. It's close to Waihi Beach and has a stunning environment of its own. And the host family are the loveliest ... Can't rate this place highly enough.

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Shona E, Owner at Willowbark Ranch B&B, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We have a new little puppy called Polly here now. A bit of a rascal at the moment though. Wishing you a great year! Shona.

Halifax, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Just returned from a weekend at Willowbark ranch, myself and my husband had such a great weekend. The views are beautiful, lovely to wake up too, you can sit in bed and soak up the views due to the large window in the bedroom. Shonah is very welcoming and friendly. The quality of the suite is great, very clean, spacious...

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Waitakere City, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 January 2014

If you want a quiet place away from Waihi beach, then Shona will look after you. Her warmth and willingness to go the extra mile was superb. Our 2 night stay with breakfast and great hospitality was just what we needed at the end of our beach holiday. Shona's daughter gave my wife the best massage of her life and...

Thank callumgreen1
Reviewed 13 December 2013

I have been here 3 times now and can not wait to book my next trip. You will not find a more helpful and caring host to help you make the most of your time here. She cured my fear of horses ...which had been around for a good 20 years or more ...great place for a nice couples weekend...

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Shona E, Owner at Willowbark Ranch B&B, responded to this review

Thank-you Chris for your awesome review! Sadly due to WBOP Council restrictions we cannot offer the horse-riding to the beach or to the boat club. I can however take the children for a horse ride around the farm. Willowbark Ranch is still a great place to relax and unwind and now we have Rebecca living here offering a magical in...

Reviewed 30 August 2013

We only stayed for 2 nights and loved the place and the friendly hospitality . It's a great place to relax! We done some horse riding there too, and thanks to Shona - you're just the perfect person to have around when riding along to the beach. We definitely will be back and recommend you to other friends - as...

Thank Chris O
Shona E, Owner at Willowbark Ranch B&B, responded to this review

It was a great weekend for me. You two were meant to come to my place to share some special stories and such an enjoyable horse ride. A bit of a shame the weather was a little cold but at least it stayed fine for us. Wishing you all the very best with your venture. Shona

Reviewed 12 March 2013

We wanted to stay one night and ended up to stay... I can't remember, at least 5 nights. Shona, our host, was so kind with us, she took us for rides with their beautiful horses and showed us around. The rooms are spacious, the beds super comfy (and with decent sheets!), everything is spotless. The place is surrounded by nature....

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Shona E, Owner at Willowbark Ranch B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous review. It was hard case to see you loved the sheets, it is comments like this that give us the confidence to enjoy our job. I know self serve breakfast is not that great but you can have it any time of the day and I will clean up after you. You are always welcome...

Newport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2013

We visited Willowbark Ranch just for one night on our way to Mount Manganui, we arrived later than expected Shona the owner was very welcoming and the accomodation was second to none, the added bonus was the scenery and of course the animals. The accomodation itself was beautifully maintained and very comfortable the breakfast provided very generous all in aall...

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Shona E, Owner at Willowbark Ranch B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Willowbark Ranch. We are a bit of a secret and the animals are pretty special. I am so lucky I get to meet some very awesome people. Shona.

Cornwall, UK
Reviewed 17 January 2013

We are delighted to be the first to review Willowbark Ranch. It is located on the top of the Athenree peninsula in probably one of the best locations there and has great views to the back and front. It is also a small farm and the easy walks around the farm along beautiful grass tracks were very special. We stayed...

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Shona E, Owner at Willowbark Ranch B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for giving me a glowing review for my very first one. The lovely little farm walk we have here has now been enhanced by our neighbour DOC who have developed the wetlands area into ponds and walking tracks which can be accessed from Wiilowbark Ranch. Along with some new pet ducks, a dog and ponies the ranch is...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled on a plateau in a new subdivision above Athenree Harbour you will find Willowbark Ranch. We have top quality B&B accommodation and can provide a horse riding experience to remember. With 18 acres of parklike grounds with a wild life sanctuary on our boundary you will enjoy the peaceful atmosphere with nature at its best. We have no doubt that you will leave Willowbark Ranch with special memories. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Willowbark Ranch B&B

Address: 133 Koutunui Road | RD 1, Waihi Beach 3177, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Waihi Beach
Price Range: ₹ 3,840 - ₹ 7,200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“The upstairs unit has the views, space and balcony!”
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