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Reviewed August 24, 2017

We’d been on the road for a few days, and our earlier (pre-booked) stays had not quite lived up to our expectations. We’d actually moved out of one almost immediately and gone somewhere else at extra expense, and the place we moved to was not great either but we had limited choice at that point.
Coming off a very full day of travelling up to Cape Reinga and seeing some of the beautiful side beaches, we were tired, and a bit apprehensive about what that night would bring in terms of accommodation – which we hadn’t pre-arranged because of our previous experience. We wanted to see, touch and feel a place before confirming. And we’re glad we did, because the first couple of places we looked at sounded great but simply didn’t match up when we looked inside, for various reasons.
So when we found Beach Lodge with a vacancy sign, we thought it looked nice enough from the outside but we were prepared for disappointment once again.
A genuinely warm welcome from our potential hostess was a great start. And when we saw inside we took it without hesitation. You usually get an instinct about a place immediately, and that was the case here. But as the evening wore on we just kept finding details that confirmed our instinct over and over.
The apartment (for it’s way better than a motel unit) is roomy, and decorated in such a relaxing way that it feels like home even if it’s nothing like where you live normally. Well equipped modern kitchen that encouraged us to pop out to the local store (a short walk away) and make dinner ourselves instead of the expense of a restaurant.
A bedroom that managed to feel expansive and comfortable. A generous bathroom with a large shower – and a shower head that adjusted enough for a tall guy like me. It’s so nice not to have to bend down to rinse my hair. Quality cosmetics too.
The upstairs bedroom is way big enough to be a second master bedroom as well, and one could easily push the two singles together and sleep another couple there.
Nice lounge too. All in all there was enough room for two couples to unpack into wardrobes and cupboards and spend a week here. (We were only one couple here for one night).
And we haven’t even mentioned the view!! And what an outlook – generous deck off lounge and bedroom, lovely big outdoor table (we ate breakfast there). And the sea is right there. A path down the side leads to a stairway that puts you right onto the golden sands of Coopers Beach.
There was a slight hum of traffic because the main road is metres away, but it was far from intrusive.
This was a little more than the budget we had set ourselves but it was worth every cent. We wished we had stayed here the previous night as well and we will definitely stay here again should the opportunity arise.

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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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mosscoopersbeach, Owner at Beach Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2017

What a wonderful review, thank you for such generous words. Apologies for not replying long ago, have to admit I've been slack! I am hoping that the opportunity arises again and i can thank you in person, possibly over a glass of wine.

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Reviewed May 19, 2017

You are probably going to do what I did when you read the reviews of Beach Lodge -- think there is no way that everyone can think it is a 5 star place. There must be something wrong with it, right?! WRONG! This place is unbelievable. The view from every room is jaw-dropping, Margaret is amazing, and you will be shocked to find that the prices aren't as high as you would expect for a townhouse set-up.

Believe everything you read about this place -- and plan to stay as long as you can!

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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mosscoopersbeach, Owner at Beach Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2017

Thank you for your vote of confidence, such an amazingly kind review and very much appreciated. I look forward to seeing you if you ever get back to the far North again.

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Reviewed May 8, 2017

Perched above glorious Coopers Beach, this lodge provides a wonderful view of the bay through magnificent pohutukawa trees. The apartment is stocked with everything one could possibly want- no wonder people come for extended stays. And Margaret the owner and host provides a really warm welcome and, in our case, kindness and generosity at a difficult time. Really highly recommended.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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mosscoopersbeach, Owner at Beach Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2017

Coopers Beach is as you say "glorious". Thank you for your very kind review, so happy that you enjoyed your stay in this amazing corner of Paradise.

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Reviewed April 18, 2017

This place is so underrated. Walk through the front door and wow!! The ocean views are amazing.Great location, easy to find, beach right on your doorstep. Margaret & her staff are so friendly & knowledgeable of the area. Kitchen is well equipped. Complimentary kayaks as well. A great place to base while you explore the Far North. Ditto all other reviews. Teenagers loved the unlimited free wifi.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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mosscoopersbeach, Owner at Beach Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2017

Thank you Zoe, was such a pleasure meeting you and you family, we are all looking forward to seeing you all again. Such fun to see your girls so enjoying the kayaks, they handled the waves like professionals !

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Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

What can I say about the innkeeper that hasn't already been said? Margaret welcomed us like family and showed us to our mini cabin. Flowers and chocolate Easter bunnies welcomed us in the door, milk was in the fridge for our coffee and the Gentle sound of waves pounding on the beach serenaded our arrival. Everything we needed was in the room....adapter plug? Check...silverware and bowels...of course..questions on where to go and what to do.....call O and she'll help. This is a place that you could spend weeks at and never want to leave. Do I need to mention the fine linens and unbelievable 4 k television with satellite .....made us seem like our home is in the Stone Age.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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mosscoopersbeach, Owner at Beach Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2017

Thank you Donald, so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. I live in Paradise, am not biased .... much, I love sharing this area with all guests from near and far and warms my heart to read your review. Thank you.

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