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Almonte, Canada
Reviewed 3 March 2014

After touring for a month on both south and north islands and staying in 17 hotels/bed and breakfasts along the way, without a doubt, our stay at Flaxhaven Lodge was the best accomodation we had. It was exactly what we needed - so relaxing, comfortable bed, terrific breakfasts, gorgeous gardens and amazing hosts - Lee and John. This couple could...

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ruralcoast, Owner at Flaxhaven Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Laura for your very generous comments. For us it is always a pleasure to help folk get the most from their stay especially when, for people like yourselves, you have come such a long way to see our amazing country. Thank you also for being such considerate guests and great company.

Kerikeri
Reviewed 28 February 2014

We stayed at the Lodge last year & had such a lovely time, we decided to stay once more this year. As last year, we were superby looked after by John & Lee, in such a nice, quiet & peacefull setting. Anybody wish just to chill out for a few days, can do little better, than staying here. John &...

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ruralcoast, Owner at Flaxhaven Lodge, responded to this review

It is always special to have guests like you coming back for a return stay. We are lucky to live in such a wonderful part of the world. Look forward to sharing some time with you both again on a future visit.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 July 2013

Diane and I recently had the opportunity to stay at Flaxhaven Lodge and we had a wonderful time! We only stayed for two nights but Lee & John's hospitality was first class! We enjoyed a drink with them in the evening and we talked at length about all kinds of things. Our room was absolutely wonderful, clean and very well...

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ruralcoast, Owner at Flaxhaven Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you G and D for giving us a lovely review in the middle of Winter! It was great to host special people like yourselves during our "off season" and helps to remind us that Summer is not too far away. We really enjoyed our chats and the camaraderie with fellow guests and look forward to seeing you both again.

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 April 2013

Superb accommodation with our own lounge and two patio areas for both the morning and evening sun. Lovely touches like nightlights so you could find your way at night to the bathroom. The freshly cooked breakfasts set us up for the day. John and Lee were excellent hosts offering great advice on local amenities and beaches. John even provided two...

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ruralcoast, Owner at Flaxhaven Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you MargaretA998. It is always a pleasure to host responsive and considerate guests such as yourselves. We do enjoy sharing information about local beaches and activities when we are fortunate to live in such an amazing part of New Zealand.

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 April 2013

This is a truly wonderful B and B in a lovely part of the Coromandel. The hosts are perfect and they leave no stone unturned to make sure that you stay is as good as it possibly can be. The rooms are stunning with contemporary style and everything you could need plus some little surprises. And the breakfasts are the...

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ruralcoast, Owner at Flaxhaven Lodge, responded to this review

Appreciate those nice positive comments especially from people as well-travelled as you two. You know you will be made most welcome for that next visit, and it will be our challenge to keep up those breakfasts ! Hope D's leg is now on the way to recovery.

Reviewed 20 March 2013

John and Lee are the most friendly and attentive hosts. They made our stay super special and we missed them when we left! The accommodation is excellent, the breakfasts delicious and the locationis stunning. We look forward to our next stay. 3 nights went too quickly.

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ruralcoast, Owner at Flaxhaven Lodge, responded to this review

So pleased to have been a part of that special time in your lives. We really enjoyed hosting you both and look forward to welcoming you on that next visit. And thank you for being such great company.

Kerikeri
Reviewed 14 February 2013

On arrival we were given a lovely welcome & then shown to our unit (detached). This was just what we wanted, very well presented & certainly kept that way during our stay. John & Lee gave us a super breakfast each morning, that really set us up for the day. We both felt very relaxed at the end of our...

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ruralcoast, Owner at Flaxhaven Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you. It was a pleasure hosting you both. The relaxing experience you mention is surely a great deal due to the very special location where we are privileged to live. Also very much is due to the kind and considerate people you are, which we really appreciated.

South Coast
Reviewed 8 February 2013

Unfortunately we only stayed for one night. Attentive hosts, great privacy, superb breakfast and great local knowledge. A swim in Flaxmill Bay and a meal at the recommended "Eggcentric" made this stay a memorable start to our lightning tour of NZ

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ruralcoast, Owner at Flaxhaven Lodge, responded to this review

Really appreciate your time to make these positive remarks. It certainly was a "lightning" trip but you did energetically manage to do a lot of the special things in our special part of the world. Would love to host you both for a little longer next time.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 January 2013

We recently stayed here for 5 nights. John and Lee are greta hosts, and the cottage we stayed in was most comfortable. Walking distance to Flaxmill bay and Lonely bay, and only a short drive to 2 of NZ's top attractions, Cathedral Cove and Hot water beach. Highly recommended

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ruralcoast, Owner at Flaxhaven Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Lotuseaters42, your response made our day! It reinforces the lovely area we live in close to beaches and the main attractions. Your beautifully presented recipe is now in our folder so thank you also for that.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 September 2012

We selected Flaxhaven Lodge mainly because of the wonderful reviews on Tripadvisor but also because we had been to this area in the past and knew it was a part of the country we wanted to revisit. Lee and John are delightful hosts and straight away made us feel comfortable in sharing their little piece of the world. The cottage...

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ruralcoast, Owner at Flaxhaven Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you H and N for taking the time to write your lovely review for Flaxhaven Lodge. We can assure you the pleasure was all ours in having your enjoyable company and hearing about your own special situation. We continue to marvel at N's health recovery and wish you both all the very best for this in the future. We...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Flaxhaven Lodge is uniquely situated alongside picturesque Flaxmill Bay, near Cathedral Cove Marine Reserve and Hot Water Beach, yet central to countryside and town. 4 white safe sandy beaches and a great restaurant are within a few minutes walk. At Flaxhaven Lodge there is a glimpse of the sea, but essentially this is a garden setting, spacious quiet and peaceful yet with bars/restaurants a short walk, drive or quaint ferry ride away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Flaxhaven Lodge

Address: 995 Purangi Road | Flaxmill Bay, Whitianga 3591, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Price Range: ₹ 13,179 - ₹ 13,807 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Flaxhaven Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 2
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“the guest wing is very private but attached to the main house for breakfast with the hosts. The cottage is a separate building (very close) and has a kitchen I believe.”
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 of 5 bubbles ChrisVancouver, 15 Jun 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in the beautiful cottage and quite enjoyed the privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles laurar436, 3 Mar 2014 | Read review
“We had the Lodge which is seperate from the main house, this worked very well for us two.”
 of 5 bubbles Kaikohe, 28 Feb 2014 | Read review
“The cottage is wonderful with a wet room shower and beautiful comfortable large bed.”
 of 5 bubbles MarklavLaptop, 3 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Pay the extra for the cottage!”
 of 5 bubbles Lotuseaters42, 3 Jan 2013 | Read review
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