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Kauri Villas

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I had never stayed at a Bed and Breakfast before this trip, and what an impression this lovely place made on me! First of all, Whangarei is a beautiful little town on the coast and so any trip here would be rewarding. But the stay at Kauri Villas was truly unforgettable. My husband and I loved the hospitality -- Pauline...

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Pauline G, Owner at Kauri Villas, responded to this review

Thanks for your fantastic review. We loved having you stay, and our sheep were very grateful for the attention. (So were the steers, even though they were a bit pushier). We look forward to having you stay at Kauri Villas again, when you next come back to NZ. All the best for the new baby.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 April 2016

We booked through a deal on GrabOne. Whangarei had always been somewhere that we drove through to get further north. Not any more! This area is stunning - beautiful beaches and lots of walking tracks. We will definitely be back to explore some more. We stayed in the Magnolia Suite in the main house. Absolutely perfect for us as a...

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Pauline G, Owner at Kauri Villas, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review, glad you enjoyed your time at Kauri Villas and exploring Whangarei Heads. It was a pleasure hosting you.

Reviewed 12 April 2016

Stayed one night in March. family of 6. Had 2 apartments. Very spacious, most of the rooms were very large. Beautifully appointed. Delightful decorative touches especially in the living rooms. Lovely bed linen. Kids got to feed the sheep and chicks in the morning. Lovely breakfast spread of cold and warm items well cooked by the host. We wish the...

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Pauline G, Owner at Kauri Villas, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We enjoyed hosting you and your family.

Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We have just had 3 nights stay in the Magnolia suite at Kauri Villas. It was separate from the main house clean, warm and comfortable but we had no privacy. We didn't have a view from our room but did have one when sitting out in the wee courtyard adjacent to our room. We were also able to utilise the...

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Pauline G, Owner at Kauri Villas, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and helpful comments. We enjoyed hosting you at Kauri Villas, and sharing meals with you. The room that you stayed in was the Camelia Studio. the Magnolia suite is in the main villas.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 March 2016

From the moment we arrived it was all great. A very friendly welcome from Colleen, & we were taken to the Colonial suite. Wow! 2 large bedrooms with queen size beds in each, a lounge, full bathroom, plus en suite, and even more....... what a view! A truly lovely setting & so quiet & peaceful.. Colleen & Pauline are certainly...

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Pauline G, Owner at Kauri Villas, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of Kauri Villas. We are looking forward to welcoming your family next year.

Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 March 2016

A truly memorable experience staying in this lovely property. Loved the people,loved the villa,loved the view The amenities are top class,the rooms very spacious,very quiet and very relaxing. Breakfast was great.

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Pauline G, Owner at Kauri Villas, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Excellent 2 night stay. First time at Whangarei Heads, the whole area is well worth a visit, most enjoyable. The villas were well appointed, breakfast plentiful and the pool and games room were a real bonus!

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Thank you. We are pleased you enjoyed your Kauri Villas experience.

Reviewed 17 March 2016

Buster and Pauline were the best hosts--informative, friendly and great company, (but not intrusive). Pauline makes top-notch breakfasts (heavenly poached eggs) and we also enjoyed one of her home-cooked dinners. The room was comfortable, beautifully furnished and very private (we stayed in the annex). The location was convenient for several stunning walks and not far from several restaurants. We enjoyed...

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Pauline G, Owner at Kauri Villas, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We enjoyed hosting you. I can't take all the credit for the poached eggs - some has to go to one of our first guests who was a chef, and gave me instructions. Also credit to our beautiful free range chooks who provide fresh eggs each day.

Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 March 2016

beautiful villa and setting etc. very comfortable beds and a lovely décor. we had the colonial suite for 2 nights and loved it! both colleen and Pauline were great hosts. friendly, helpful and easy to talk to. extremely quiet spot, would make ideal retreat. the whole place has a good feel about it. breakfasts wonderful with all local ingredients. before,...

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Pauline G, Owner at Kauri Villas, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We loved having you stay at Kauri Villas. Hope to see you again some day.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 March 2016

This is a true touch to New Zealand's high quality hospitality. A centurial old villa has been renovated into a very high standard accommodation in beautiful setting with fantastic view from the deck/swimming pool and spa pool. It's close to many attractions (nice restaurant, swimming beach and mountain climbing). Host is very friendly and considerate and their breakfast and meal...

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Pauline G, Owner at Kauri Villas, responded to this review

We really enjoyed our time with you, and showing you our glow worms and other night life. We hope you come back again for another stay.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kauri Villas, centrally located between Whangarei township and Whangarei Heads, allows travellers the perfect home base for exploring the countless bays, beaches and scenic vistas in the Northland region. – Truly the jewel in the crown of Northland. The original villa was built as a farmhouse in 1870. A second 1920’s villa was moved onsite, and joined to the original farmhouse. Featuring traditional kauri wooden floors and beams, 12′ ceilings, and wrap around verandas echoing the charm of a bygone era, all while offering breathtaking views overlooking Parua Bay, the surrounding countryside and the picturesque Poor Knights Islands. After a day of adventuring, guests will want to relax by the pool, explore our twelve acres including a 1 km loop track through beautiful native bush, past waterfalls, leading down to the Kohinui stream, or ease tired muscles in our jacuzzi spa pool all while taking in the breathtaking views. In the evening, pop down to the Parua Bay Tavern just 2km away, for great food from the famous classic menu. Or allow your hostesses to use their culinary skills to create a home cooked meal especially for you. The Colonial Suite provides two spacious bedrooms, each with large picture windows overlooking the bay, a bathroom with an old fashioned claw foot bath, modern shower, luxurious heated towel rail and underfloor heating. Guests staying here will also appreciate their own living area, the perfect place to cozy up with a book and a cup of tea. The Magnolia suite is well suited to families, with two adjoining bedrooms and an en-suite bathroom. The large living area has a pianola, and a toy corner for the children. Enjoy watching a movie on the large screen TV from our selection of DVD’s. Larger groups will appreciate our self contained Kohinui lodge. The lodge features four bedrooms, a large central living area with TV, DVD, oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. With 3 bathrooms and 4 toilets, what more could you want? Our games room provides a place to gather in the evening or on rainy days. With table tennis, pool table, foosball and darts as well as a CD player and a large selection of retro CD’s to choose from. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kauri Villas

Address: 73 Owhiwa Road | Parua Bay, Whangarei 0192, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Price Range: ₹ 7,741 - ₹ 10,063 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Comfortable”
taipagirl, 1 May 2017 | Read review
“Colonial Suite has the best view with a huge wrap around porch”
TouristSanDiego, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Magnolia & Colonial Suites have the best views”
RobertM992, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the Colonial Suite. It had very nice views of the Harbor from a comfortable porch. (See photo.)”
28DavidC28, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Colonial suite”
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