Located near Omokoroa/Te Puna, 20 mins from Tauranga.
Off the beaten track our Hideaway is an idyllic pocket of paradise. Relax in the utter privacy of this peaceful, rural waterfront retreat. Your room is oriented to maximise the tranquil estuary outlook with its pleasures of the ever-drifting tide. You will feel at ease the moment you arrive.
A delightful surprise. (Please note, breakfast is optional extra).
Relax, refresh, renew. You will certainly feel like you're on holiday the moment you arrive--the outlook is soothing, the setting is amazing.
The charming guest room is seperate from our home and has its own bathroom and kitchenette which includes microwave, toaster, fridge & kettle. Please note: a Continental-style breakfast is an optional extra and is not included in the room rate.
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We always look forward to meeting and greeting our guests. We will love to have a chat or two or three during your stay, but we also value your privacy and will leave you in peace if desired.
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Things to do, places to visit:
Feel free to wander around our pretty gardens and check out the little beach. Be adventurous and try out the kayaks (at high tide of course). We now have a double kayak for double the fun. New cycleways being developed--bring your bikes and stay awhile.
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Come visit--we look forward to meeting you!
Sorry, no smoking in the room.
We have been married over 30 years.Our 3 kids have long since moved out and we have been 'Darby and Joan' for many years (and still enjoying every moment). We moved to this lovely spot 6 years ago and still feel like we're on permanent holiday. The Guest Room was virtually unused so we listed it on Airbnb shortly after moving here. We both enjoy meeting new people and getting to know them. It's been great having many, many overseas guests including English, Australian, Chinese, South African, Swiss, North and South American, Swedish, Canadian...
Les is a keen runner and takes part in many local races from half marathons to the annual Boxing Day 'King of the Mountain'. He is currently training for his 15th Rotorua marathon.
I am a garden fanatic and particularly love roses. Our garden has featured twice in Tauranga's flagship Garden & Artfest.
We have a very friendly Dalmatian dog named Edie. We love pottering about the place and have plenty of projects to keep us busy. We recently completed working with the Bay of Plenty Regional Council on a 'Coastal Rejuvination' project which had us planting 1000 native trees and shrubs on the water's edge. These will act as a filter for the estuary. It was a hard slog, but we got there...phew!!
If I had a motto it would be: 'Serendipity--The happy knack of making unexpected and delightful discoveries by accident'.