'The Cottage' at 103 Pa - Hahei Beach
'A less than 2.5 hours drive from Auckland to the gorgeous Coromandel Peninsula lies 'The Cottage' at 103 Pa, a stunning cozy recently renovated, but retaining its late 1960s charm, 2 bedroom adults only free standing and fully self contained beach cottage, just a 2-3 minute natural bush walk down to 1.5km of one of New Zealand's sandy white and most beautiful beaches. You can swim here all day. Elevated and north west facing the cottage enjoys all day sun and stunning views. Ideal for that romantic get-away, the cottage is most suited to one couple.
A chilled bottle of 'bubbly' awaits your arrival and much more.
'The Cottage' at 103 Pa, deck area and entire property is a smoke free environment. Sorry no pets, we love them too but its just not suitable.
The luxurious Queen beds have quality linen and during those cooler months 100% wool electric blankets.
The Kitchen is retro 1960s and fully equipped with all modern appliances including a Nespresso Coffee Maker, a selection of T2 normal and herbal teas, homemade cookies plus much more and everything you need to be fully self sufficient plus a 5L filtered water cooler.
The small but quirky chandeliered bathroom boasts a fresh rainwater shower and separate toilet, quality toweling and luxury soaps. Luxurious quality Robes and Beach towels are also provided. We also have an outdoor bamboo walk-in totally private hot and cold shower, fabulas for after the days outdoor activities.
'The Cottage' has free Wi-Fi and Freeview TV so you can stay in touch with the World but only if you 'have to'!
Complimentary delightful light breakfasts with homemade and locally sourced ingredients are available each morning. Hahei is blessed with 2 excellent local Restaurants, a great Cafe and a Brewery plus only a few minutes drive to other Restaurants, Cafes at Hotwater Beach, Cooks Beach and Flaxmill Bay plus a Winery at Cooks Beach.
The second Queen Bedroom which has its own separate entrance is downstairs and again has all quality bedding, linen and gorgeous robes, tea and coffee making facilities, a small fridge and Freeview TV for your enjoyment.
This bedroom also has its own 'ensuite' toilet and vanity and a hot and cold water outdoor shower right outside the door and is directly under a 600+ year old Pohutukawa tree. Everybody loves this shower!
'The Cottage' has a Weber BBQ and the gorgeous large deck boasts stunning views across Hahei Bay and surrounds to the islands and the Whau Whau beyond. An outdoor heater is provided for those cooler nights sitting on the deck.
A huge Pohutukawa tree over 600 years old over hangs 'The Cottage' and welcomes native birds daily. In one day you may see KaKa, Tui, Kereru (Wood Pigeons) King Fishers, Pheasants plus many more varieties. You will be serenaded morning and night by the Tui. Escape city living, come and relax and revive at 'The Cottage' at 103 Pa. For your total convenience book us through Airbnb The Cottage at 103 Pa.
Other local Information:
A walk to World famous Cathedral Cove begins right here with the bush walk down to the beach along to the other end of the beach and up a track. It takes roughly an hour from here to the cove and some people like to 'run it'. Fantastic to spend time there with a picnic lunch as the scenery and water is glorious.
*5 minute drive to Hot Water Beach, (we provide you with a shovel to dig your own hole to sit in the hot water) Hot Waves Cafe and the famous Moko Art Gallery with excellent artworks, including sculptures, jewellery and gifts for sale.
10 min drive to Cooks Beach
10 min drive to the 9 hole Purangi Golf Course
15 min drive to Ferry Landing and a 6 min ferry ride to Whitianga to shops, cafes and restaurants plus the fabulous adults only 'The Lost Spring Thermal Pools, Day Spa and Restaurant'. A wonderful way to spend a few hours relaxing and being pampered summer and winter.
"We are all about providing you with a 'Hahei Holiday' experience that you will remember always"
Reviews from the Guest Book (most recent on top
(Other reviews on 'The Cottage' at 103 Pa AirBnB site)
(We are closed for the winter from end of March to 20 October)
Bill and Mairire - Strathhaven, Scotland
Thank you for a wonderful start to our New Zealand holiday. Your cottage is so pretty and so luxurious. You really have thought of everything. We loved the kiwi fresh produce. The Ginger Crunch was irresistible..we ate it all! The view is fantastic! We enjoyed the beach and kayaking but mostly it was an opportunity for us to relax and take it all in. You are marvellous Ambassadors for New Zealand. Thank you again, we will remember this for a very long time.
Kelli, Niki and Liza - Auckland
We have just had the loveliest 2 days here and we can't thank you enough. Your cottage is divine and your hospitality beyond expectation. Everything was perfect, from the amazing Ginger Crunch and Muesli to the beautiful linen and gorgeous interior.
Thank you also for the restaurant recommendations. We have had the BEST girls weekend 3 girls could ever ask for!! xxxx
Ramona and Nicolas - Zurich, Switzerland
Your beach house should get all stars from heaven! **********
Nick, Marlene, Jordon and Kurtis - Melbourne
'The Arno Family Holiday' This will go down as one of the best family holidays ever! We have memories to look back on for life. It has been a delightful stay in 'The Cottage' in Hahei and surrounding areas, a truly special place to visit, we are actually sad to leave but very hopeful to return one day. Thank you Diane and Ken for providing outstanding accommodation, 5 Star all the way. I don't believe we will experience another Airbnb like this one. From the spectacular views to the beautiful linens right down to having all the amenities one could possibly think of you have thought of everything! Your hospitality was fabulous, thanking you so very much!
John and Viv - UK, Helen and Liam - Melbourne
We've stayed in many places, Airbnb and others. This place is off the scale - 5stars are not enough to say how wonderful it is! Thank you very much Diane and Ken for being so friendly and hospitable.
Andy, Vicky and Marcus - Scotland
Thanks so very much for your fabulous hospitality. We have fallen in love with Hahei, The Cottage and NZ life in general. If Airbnb had a paradise rating YOU WOULD BE AT THE TOP OF IT!! We all wish we could stay forever but the wheel turns and its nearly time for us to move on again. Thanks for some wonderful memories and the promise of more to come.
Ann and Max - Perth, Western Australia
Thank you for the wonderful Kiwi hospitality. We have enjoyed staying in your lovely comfortable cottage with the most fabulous views. Dinner at 'The Church" was delicious. Happy New Year for 2017
Timo and family - Germany
Relaxing and adopting to NZ time was really easy at this lovely place. We enjoyed the beach, went kayaking, did the hot beach and loved being here. It was so nice talking to you and our breakfasts were just one of a kind. It will sure be in our memories for a long time. Have a nice Christmas, enjoy you family time and who knows..maybe we will meet again.
Janet and Derek - Scotland
Thanks to Diane for being such an hospitable and welcoming hostess. The Cottage has exceeded our expectations, so comfortable and homely and WHAT a view! We have had a great time in NZ these last 5 days spent here in The Cottage has been the icing on the cake.
Eric and Gillian - London ex USA
These few days in your Cottage have been some of the most relaxing in recent memory; Thank you for making us feel so at-home and for all of the little extra touches that have made our stay so comfortable! We are so envious of anyone who gets to call Hahei home...it's such a slice of paradise and the perfect place to get to know New Zealand!
We hope to return someday, with the new addition to our family. Thanks again xx
Fi and Tom (Brits living in Hong Kong)
Thank you ever so much for being a fabulous hostess and allowing us to sample a little bit of heaven at 103 Pa Rd. The Cottage is so beautiful and well appointed - its the small touches that really made the difference. We have enjoyed Hahei and its surrounding beaches, hiking in the hills, the coffee and cafes in the village, peaceful nights sleep and several BBQs on that wonderful deck. It is our second visit together to NZ and we are, yet again, very impressed by the wonderful scenery, produce and the Kiwi brand of hospitality. We hope to come back to visit again.
The Ring Family - Germany
Thanks for a perfect 2 days here in your lovely "bach". It's, I guess, more than that. It's a perfectly and very stylishly furnished cottage that made us feel very much at home. We'll definitely tell everyone about this fabulours place and, who knows, we might make it back here one day. It's certainly 'the place' to come to here in Hahei.
Matthew & Stephanie, Canberra - Australia
'Thanks for allowing us the privilege to stay at The Cottage - it has been a real tonic for us to soak up the view, the water and the great welcome that you provided Stephanie and me. Everything about this place has been just right and we return to Canberra refreshed and relaxed. Thanks for the special touches that made our week a treat.
Hope to come again soon.'
Kerri Mooney and Family, Auckland, Christchurch and Dublin Ireland
'Wonderful wonderful 4/7 holiday, beautiful scenery, beaches, people. Super house and ambience. Thank you so very much!'
Jennifer and John, Melbourne
'Words cannot express how amazing and special your hospitality has been. You have both done so much more than we ever expected. We came to this very special place to get married and we have now found our home away from home. Thank you for being part, not only of our "big day" but the lead up to our wedding also. We have had the most perfect wedding week and you have both been integral to that. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for opening up your very special Cottage to us! We love Hahei even more than we already did....AND....we will be backto 103 Pa Rd. Lots and lots of love..Jen & Jonno xxxx
Angie and Wendy, Utah USA
'Wendy and I cannot say enough nice things about Diane, The Cottage, the village and the beaches. Wow! This has been such an unforgettable trip. The beach was so peaceful, we will never forget it. The details in The Cottage just made our stay even more enjoyable and Diane was such a pleasure. We will for sure come back...someday!'
Hugh and Sandra, West Wales
'As relaxing as being at home, a fridge full of goodies and a great location. Flawless presentation, we have felt cared for and welcome; a rare treat in these hurried times. Thank you and we look forward to returning and meeting Ken.'
Lesley and Rob, Auckland
'***** = loved everything = thank you both so much! We will be back soon.'
Pip and Shiela - Queenstown and Wanaka NZ
'What a special place you have created here. Despite less than ideal weather we have so thoroughly enjoyed your little piece of Aotearoa. Home baking, muesli, jams, the lovely touches of scented candles and gorgeous soaps - all divine. And the view! So restful here and being watched over by the magnificent pohutukawa tree is truly special. We love Hahei, Mum had memories from 50 years ago and we have now created new ones. We dug our hole at Hot Water Beach and wallowed in the hot water with people from all over the world - and hiked to Cathedral Cove where (finally) the sun came out. Thank you so much, we will recommend to friends and family and we will be back! All the best.'
Dan and Jo, Auckland
'The PERFECT retreat! Priceless view and great beach. Yummy home baked bread and jams. Very comfortable bed. We have been very well taken care of and provided for.
Thank you Diane and Ken...we will be back.'
Lin, Wembley UK
'Thank you for making me so welcome in your delightful cottage. It was lovely meeting you and I had a wonderful time. When I return to Auckland I will ring you.'
Ciara & Dave, London UK
Roger & Carol, Cork Ireland
'We are chuffed to have happened upon your perfect cottage on AirBnB. It's more than we could have hoped for - you Di are one stylish host with impeccable taste - Ken your bread to top notch! Thank you so much for an unforgettable stay.'
Cathy, Anna & Ciaran, York UK
'We cannot thank you enough for your hospitality. The Cottage is absolutely wonderful and has everything you could wish for including the most amazing views! The breakfasts were plentiful, healthy and very delicious. We loved all the little touches which you have clearly put a lot of thought into. We are leaving The Cottage feeling relaxed and well rested after four nights in your extremely comfortable beds. We hope to see you again in the future but in the meantime we wish you all the very best - we have thoroughly enjoyed staying at the cottage and meeting you.'
Silvia and 'big Neil', Hamburg Germany
'The Cottage at 103 Pa is paradise! Thank you so much your nice hospitality. We enjoyed everything you did for us so much. The breakfasts, the cookies and sweets, the atmosphere and the fantastic view to the ocean. Neil and I loved to go kayaking and thanks for the great dinner we had together! We are very pleased that we met you and we hope that we will keep in contact. We wish you nice and relaxing Christmas days and a positive and healthy 2016. Next time I will come with my husband and we meet Ken'
Annalisa, Brighton UK
'Such a gem! We have had the most fabulous time in your wonderful cottage - from the beautiful views and close proximity to the beach, to all the thoughtful touches such as the natural gorgeously scented diffusers and exquisite teas, sumptuous linens and soft furnishings. Would love to come back - if only we lived closer!'
Chris, Eastbourne, East Sussex UK
'Such a joy to be staying in your beautifully stylish house with fabulous views. Your attention to detail has made our stay the most memorable from the delicious breakfasts to the scented diffusers. Thank you so much, we will definitely be back!'
Carol, Northumberland UK
'A lovely short break in beautiful surroundings. Every need catered for. Lovely comfortable bed! Loved all the finishing touches.'
Max and Christine, Auckland
'Thank you Diane for letting us stay in this beautiful house. We have absolutely enjoyed our time here. Special thanks for all the restaurant recommendations. Go Vino was fantastic. Coromandel is beautiful, there is so much to explore here. Your place is so beautifully and thoughtfully decorated. We can feel the love you have put into all this. A wonderful way to spend our 1st Wedding Anniversary. Thanks again.'
Eileen and Adrian, London UK
'I wanted somewhere to forget the hustle and bustle of life and this place proved to be the perfect sun drenched hideaway. While the scenery and The Cottage are no doubt beautiful, what made the experience even more perfect were all the little touches throughout The Cottage - the fluffy dressing gowns, the bubbly in the fridge, the delicious breakfasts. If only London wasn't so far away I would be a regular visitor. But I promise, we will be back!
Vivien and Michael, Auckland
'This is a gorgeous place to stay. Very comfortable. Everything we needed was here. I especially liked the fresh herbs at the back door and made sure I emptied the teapot and the coffee pot onto the herbs to keep them watered in appreciation. We will recommend this place to our friends.
'Thank you so much Diane for being such a fantastic host, accommodation perfect, comfortable and warm with everything we needed. A perfect girls weekend escape. We will be coming back again. I hope sometime soon...Many thanks.'
'Great to find a home from home, fabulas accommodation and views and facilities. Thank you Diane for your excellent hosting, organising dinner and taxi..was over and beyond expectations, will recommend you highly to friends and whanau.'