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“Beautiful view, well equipped, nicer than photos”

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Doubtless Bay Villas
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

We arrived after a long day of driving from Auckland. Check in was easy and I thought our villa was nicer than the photos. We had two levels with the bedroom on the upper level and a large living area, kitchen on the lower level. The view was beautiful. Our villa was quiet, comfortable beds, good wifi, and nice amenities. Loved having a washer and dryer. Wish we had stayed longer just so we could have soaked up the view more.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for five nights early in December, using the studio as a base to explore Northland, after four nights near Russell. Our stay in Cable Bay was very peaceful as we were a few weeks before the Christmas break, and we were very impressed with the studio. Although quite small, it provided us with everything we required, and the views from the room were stunning. The studio was well laid out and in very good order. The very wide ranch slider windows were a bonus leading out onto the patio area with unobstructed views of Doubtless Bay and the Karikari peninsular.

We made trips to Cape Reinga, Ninety Mile Beach, and Maitai Bay and loved the township of Mangonui, just about 6 kilometers away, where excellent fish and chips awaited!

The hosts, David and Margaret were very helpful, particularly when advising us where to visit when almost the whole of Northland had lost electricity owing to the acts of vandals.

Altogether a very enjoyable stay.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 December 2016

The properties are large luxury well-designed apartments with great views, well appointed and very comfortable. They are run by a very helpful husband and wife couple who went out of their way to help when one of us left her phone behind.

It's a short walk downhill to the beach but a somewhat harder one back up the hill. The nearest shops are a short drive away in Coopers Beach.

The one thing that could really make the Villas top-notch would be a swimming pool.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We had two fantastic das days in the studio Appartement! It were our first two nights in New Zealand and there is no better place to have a relaxing start into your holiday

The view is fabulous and the room clean and nice! The shower is great and all bath supplies make the stay even more comfortable! The owners are really nice and welcomed us in the nicest and warmest way possible! Don't forget to bring sport shoes because the tennis court allows you a march with a breath taking view!

It's not cheap but worth every penny!!!!

Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Julia B
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Reviewed 16 December 2016

Booked here for 1 night, stayed 2 nights in a 2 bed apartment, great view, very helpful management team. Bit cold though at night as open plan and no central heating, just an electric heater, didnt effect our enjoyment though of the truly great view - open sea, listening to the waves crashing, very peaceful, although our neighbours in the studio below were noisy in the morning and took all the hot water !!

Room Tip: All good. 2 beds are 2 levels, hence bigger.
  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

After spotting the villas as we were driving along the coast, we managed to negotiate a good price with David. The villa was very well equipped, super comfortable bed and a view to die for. We decided to cook supper and from the kitchen it looks as though you are at sea on a boat. We loved it so much we extended our stay. On the 2nd night there was a noisy group in the studio below, who appear to have used all the hot water before I had a shower the following morning, a slight niggle, but it would not stop me from returning. Highly recommended, Margaret was very friendly and helpful. Ask for villa 22 for the most amazing view.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Locallady
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

We unfornately book two nights through Grabone and sadly though inadvertently we did not take to much note of the expiry date.
Whilst another plant in similar situation did not want to honour the one month -,expired coupon , which we paid for fully.
David at Boubtless Bay Villas took upon himself to honour.
THank you David and Margaret for you consideration , we are looking forward to stay later November at what sounds like a great place.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank albula27
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Address: 20 Dudley Crescent, Cable Bay, Mangonui 0442, New Zealand (Formerly Select Doubtless Bay Villas)
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Mangonui > Cable Bay
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #1 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Cable Bay
Price Range: $162 - $463 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Doubtless Bay Villas 4.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Doubtless Bay Villas offer luxury villa accommodation spread over three levels, each built and furnished to five star standards. All villas feature en-suites, full kitchen and laundry, a spacious lounge area, and indoor and outdoor dining options. From the private balconies there are spectacular views of the Karikari Peninsula and Pacific Ocean. The villas are available in one, two, or three bedroom options. Single level studios are also available. These well appointed studios feature king beds, en-suite, a kitchenette (Microwave, Kettle and Toaster), and ground level patio. all Villas and Studios are non-smoking. Doubtless Bay Villas is the perfect base to explore the Far North in luxury and style. ... more   less 
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