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All reviewsstudio apartmenthot tubspa poolsound of the wavessafe beachfantastic viewsclose proximitybeautiful placeabsolutely stunning locationno air conditioningmade us feelpohutukawa treescape reingalove this placesuperb hostsreally enjoyed our stay heregreat beach
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Reviewed January 3, 2012

We booked 4 x nights at By the Bay and everything exceeded expectations. Every little detail was carefully thought out and we didn't want for anything. The location was stunning and just a short drive up to Karikari Peninsula - the beaches at which were exceptional.
The place was quiet, private, out of the way and everything you could need (shops/petrol station etc) was just a short drive away. Thanks so much for a great time :)

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Suzanne P
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Reviewed December 30, 2011

I booked a weekend stay at By the Bay using a Groupon voucher - great value for money! We stayed in the Malindi apartment just before Christmas so no crowds and usual summertime buzz - the self contained unit had stunning views of the sea from the balcony with the beach/sea only metres from the apartment. A perfect way to relax at the end of the year!
Cheers Fiona for a great stay!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank zigzagzig
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Reviewed December 8, 2011

With white sand beaches just a few steps from your door this place is a perfect summer get away. This place has it all, outdoor equipment to hit the beach with, outdoor spa over looking the ocean, bright clean tidy rooms and a fantastic host. Only down side is the noise from the other rooms but the builder was there addressing the problem so we will definately be back.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Reviewed December 6, 2011

We stayed four glorious nights in the Willawong room - our family of four and another family of four (all kids < 4). The apartment was beautifully clean and well suited to young kids: all decks fully enclosed and all on one level bar a couple of steps up into the lounge.

As other reviewers have mentioned, the apartment was super well equipped, with everything you'd need on a summer holiday, and other comfort items like ground coffee and a decent coffee machine - vital for those of us with young kids.

The views from the deck are breath-taking, and the opportunity to have a spa overlooking the beach at night was just brilliant. There's a communal BBQ too.

We didn't get a chance to use it, but there is a shed full of watersports gear (kayaks etc) for guests to use which I thought was great.

The service was excellent, and when we inevitably left a couple of clothing items behind, Fiona posted them on to us immediately.

All in all, a fantastic place to stay on a stunning beach. I'd go back there in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank Nic R
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

Fantastic location and amazing apartment. the most beautiful and breathtaking views. Everything you need at your doorstep! All topped off with a lovely friendly welcome from Fiona and Cleo the Jack Russell. My family really enjoyed their stay.

Room Tip: Spurway - This Corner apartment is large and sunny
  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Thank AnnieSeeks
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