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Secluded Getaway @ Whanarua Bay

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Beach nearby, beach towels
Beach nearby, beach towels
Beach nearby, beach towels

Overview of Secluded Getaway @ Whanarua Bay

Entire home

Secluded Getaway @ Whanarua Bay

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 3

Popular amenities

  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Outdoor space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Waihau Bay, Bay of Plenty Region

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMaraehako Bay Beach1 min drive
  • Popular LocationTe Kaha Beach13 min drive
  • Popular LocationWaihau Bay Beach19 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 3
1 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
Common area
    2 king beds
    1 sofa bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Secluded Getaway @ Whanarua Bay

Adults-only cottage in Waihau Bay with free breakfast
The cottage is secluded and the environment, tranquil. The birdlife is wonderful and night skies are pollution-free, which make them great for stargazing. Generally, it is peaceful and quiet here and perfect for a weekend getaway. Also great for longer stays if your focus is on relaxing. Perfect for a honeymoon, anniversary or perhaps looking for undisturbed time to reconnect with your loved one.

A BBQ and an outdoor table setting are hard to resist and if that isn't your thing then the kitchen is well equipped with a pantry of basic foodstuffs, cereals and condiments. If I can provide you with something not available in Aruhe's kitchen, I am happy to do so.

Pets are welcome but the property is not fenced so they are entirely your responsibility. Possums and wildlife are frequent visitors and whilst possums are not protected, they may tempt your dog on a wild possum chase. I would prefer they stayed off the furniture. If this is not what your dog is accustomed to, I have covers for the bed and sofa. Towels for your pets are also available at no extra cost. Please ensure your pets are fully inoculated before they arrive.

Aruhe is on the edge of the Raukumara National Forest and if you need a change from all that lounging around, there are walks to the top of the hill, or to the waterfall. The beach is 10 minutes walk away and is one of the prettiest on the East Coast.

The property is large and you are free to wander about it - great for picnics:-) Whanarua Bay has a microclimate which allows for some sub-tropical plantings so that means, no frosts!

Aruhe is one of two habitations on the property known as Motuaruhe. Your host, Kim, lives in the other house and is (usually) available to help out with anything during your stay.

Although you might not spot it, Aruhe is sustainably built using the wooden walls of an older building. The decks also use recycled timber. The interior floor covering is made of bamboo and the walls are insulated with wool fibre.

A Nespresso coffee machine (and a selection of pods) is available for those who like to start their day with zing and a cafetiere, a selection of teas, instant coffee and chocolate are also available.

A Heat pump acts as an air conditioning unit in the Summer.

You are welcome to use the hosts' washing machine. An iron is available on request.

Because we don't have a rubbish collection, recycling is of utmost importance and all organic matter enriches the small vegetable garden.

Water is pumped up from the stream and I ask guests to be conservative in their use of it.

Special conditions:
Please do not smoke in the cottage. If you can't help yourself then please do so outdoors and dispose of butts responsibly:-)

Pets are welcome. Please ensure they are under your control at all times.

Please remember that the deck is a long way off the ground and children should be monitored at all times.

A First Aid Kit is in the bathroom cabinet.

In case of fire, please phone 111 and inform your host immediately: The address to give Emergency Services is 8480 SH 35, Whanarua Bay. Postal code is 3199.

There is a fire extinguisher in the kitchen

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$40.00 per stay); Linen (included); maximum of two medium-size, or one very large dog are welcome.
Air-conditioned accommodation at this cottage offers coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach
  • Beach towels


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car required


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Ice maker
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster


  • Free breakfast available


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Hairdryer
  • Soap
  • Shampoo


  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Swimming nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 3
  • Unit size: 11 sq ft (1 sq m)
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession, within the meaning of Article 155 of the French Tax Code
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Secluded Getaway Whanarua Bay
Secluded Getaway @ Whanarua Bay Cottage
Secluded Getaway @ Whanarua Bay Waihau Bay
Secluded Getaway @ Whanarua Bay Cottage Waihau Bay

About this area

Waihau Bay

Located in Waihau Bay, this cottage is in a rural area and near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Maraehako Bay Beach and Te Kaha Beach. Kayaking and scuba diving offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and mountain climbing nearby. Guests love the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Maraehako Bay Beach - 1 min drive
  • Te Kaha Beach - 13 min drive
  • Waihau Bay Beach - 19 min drive
  • Omaio Beach - 26 min drive
  • Onepoto Beach - 56 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 12 out of 12 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Lovely spot to stay - A1
Fabulous location- great host Thanks Kim for the extras you provide for guests

5/5 Excellent

Arohe is the BEST
Kim is such a wonderful host, the place was immaculate, the stocks of food and bits and bobs were like we have never seen before in a place. We felt very welcome and Kim was very respectful of our privacy. Already we have friends who are booking her place from having visited. we would love to stay again and can't recommend it highly enough. Proximity to the beach and the Macadamia Nut cafe was superb!

5/5 Excellent

Cute little spot
A good spot for our stopover night. Was clean and tidy. Host provided essentials along with small amount of food, toast etc which was a nice touch. Cool to be allowed to have our dog there also.

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful secluded studio
Well set up and lovely extras provided by Kim who is a wonderful host. Very quiet and peaceful location set in amongst the bush with amazing birdsong - especially the Bellbirds. A chance to escape from the world of technology.

5/5 Excellent

Serenity at it's best!
Beautiful whare in an amazing locality. Peaceful with just the sound of the birds to keep u company. Thk u so much Kim 4 sharing your home with us.