Comfortable large queen bedroom with sunny private deck
Your private deck off the large bedroom
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About this listing

Quality Accommodation for Adult Travelers.
Welcome to our beautiful and comfortable Home by the Sea. You will find two wonderful hosts waiting to greet you and show you to your comfortable and large room, and provide you with the most enjoyable stay in our beautiful country. Minutes from city

The space

Please note this is not a villa as described by Airbnb, it is two rooms within our private residence. See our other listing for the second room,' Cosy double room" We live on a private road, the larger room has its own private deck and all rooms overlook the sea. We are animal lovers and our house is unique, as we designed it ourselves. There are private gardens and bush, with a lot of native bird life. We have 2 guest rooms available, one has a private deck and both have queen size beds. We can fit 2 guests in each room and 1 separate bathroom for both rooms. Both rooms look out to the sea. Please note: we do not cater for children, sorry.

Guest access

Breakfast, dinner, laundry washing machine, kitchen, internet, Television, radio, piano, All the living area is shared with the hosts. Their own bathroom unless there are other guests in the 2nd room, then we will allow our bathroom to be used if necessary. The telephone is for private use only unless prior approval is given. The kitchen is not available for cooking meals.

Interaction with guests

We do work during the week but are able to interact with our guests in the evening over a meal and glass of wine if they wish to try New Zealand wine, and on the weekend show them around our lovely city, beaches and walkways.

Other things to note

We are animal lovers and have 2 cats and 2 dogs who all enjoy interacting with visitors, we have many fish in a pond, we also have a bee hive and the bees can be seen working and can be viewed through a glass panel, with an informative discussion about them.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 55 / night after the first guest
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
2 queen beds, 1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM

We have a booklet in our guest rooms and this gives all the guests information on our surrounding district and rules of our house. We are a non smoking household, but if the guest wants to smoke they must do so outside. We do not allow pets to be brought into the premises, as we have our own to consider. We do not allow food to be eaten in the guest rooms.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

54 Reviews

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Doug User Profile
June 2017
A great place to stay in Tauranga especially if you like quietness and closeness to the water

Laurie User Profile
February 2017
They were great hosts, wonderful breakfast and coffee. Many thanks

Chris User Profile
February 2017
Beautiful clean house with welcoming hosts and a lovely room. Good location for visiting Hobbiton and the coast. Would definitely go back.

Phoebe User Profile
January 2017
Beautiful views and comfortable room. Friendly hosts who make you feel very welcome in their home.
Phil / Liz User Profile
Response from Phil / Liz:
Thank you for the review Phoebe, look forward to having you stay some other time in the future.
January 2017

Andrew Blake User Profile
January 2017
Great spot for anyone except those put off by dogs. Very friendly hosts. Informative and serve a great breakfast...made me remember that it is in fact Air B&B(reakfast). I'd stay again. Thanks Phil and Liz!
Phil / Liz User Profile
Response from Phil / Liz:
I don't know what you mean about odors. Do you have a specific area or smell? We take a great deal of care in keeping the house clean on a daily basis and very thoroughly too. We do make it plain in our profile that we have dogs, so there shouldn't be any basis for complaint there. They are clean and don't run loose in the house. If people interact with the dogs, they don't bark at them.
January 2017

Laura User Profile
January 2017
The place is beautiful, clean and with all the scenery you could possibly ask for. the hosts will welcome you like family and will definitely make you feel home the whole stay. Simply Just great people, great place and excellent hospitality. Will go back without thinking twice.
Phil / Liz User Profile
Response from Phil / Liz:
Thank you Laura for our review, you are both welcome to come back and stay any time you wish.
January 2017

Takao User Profile
January 2017
Definitely 5 star for everything. Very kind and thoughtful host, clean house, comfy bed, and nice breakfast.Nice and quiet location by the water and the view from the room was awesome too. Thank you very much Phil and Liz. Take care!

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Tauranga, New ZealandJoined in November 2014
Phil / Liz User Profile

We are an easy going couple who like meeting new people from different countries and cultures. We have 2 cats and 2 dogs, love fishing reading walking on our beautiful beach, sailing and kayaking, music, playing the piano. We live in the house and have two rooms available for our guests.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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