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Stonelee Cottage

Beasley Road, Pataua South, Whangarei
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Totally private and secluded 1 bedroom cottage with additional sleepout and the Taiharuru Estuary at your front door. Last minute bookings accepted

Safe swimming for children.
Large flat grounds
Your own private boat ramp

Open plan kitchen, lounge and dining - all looking out through large bi-fold doors to the estuary. Electric hob, benchtop oven and microwave. Limited cellphone ...

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Totally private and secluded 1 bedroom cottage with additional sleepout and the Taiharuru Estuary at your front door. Last minute bookings accepted

Safe swimming for children.
Large flat grounds
Your own private boat ramp

Open plan kitchen, lounge and dining - all looking out through large bi-fold doors to the estuary. Electric hob, benchtop oven and microwave. Limited cellphone coverage.

Shower and toilet inside - outdoor bath for bathing under the stars.

Half an hour's drive from Whangarei. Ocean beach and Pataua South ten minutes drive.

10 minutes to 4 Square, bottle store, cafe, gas sation. 15 mins to Paraua Bay Pub. Great food and atmosphere

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15 Jan-14 Feb
$250.00/Night for 4 guests
 
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15 Jan-14 Feb
$180.00/Night for 2 guests
 
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19 Apr-22 Apr
$160.00/Night for 2 guests
$25.00 per extra guest
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20 Dec-14 Jan
$250.00/Night for 4 guests
 
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20 Dec-14 Jan
$250.00/Night for 2 guests
 
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$180.00/Night for 4 guests
 
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The cottage rates are based on 2 people sharing King size bed and extra charge applies if sleep out required. The rates for 4 people include the sleep out.

Reviews (28 Reviews)
Craig & Karen
Stayed April 2018
We loved staying here. It is so peaceful and the hosts are lovely. We will be back again. Thanks for your hospitality during our stay.
We loved staying here. It is so peaceful and the hosts are lovely. We will be back again. Thanks for your hospitality during our stay.
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Thanks for the lovely comments Craig and Karen. Hope to see you again one day
Emileen Ng
Stayed March 2018
This is lovely and relaxing getaway run by a lovely and caring couple. Our two young boys enjoyed running barefooted on the large grounds between the bach and the water and kayaking on the 2 kayaks provided. It's also a great base from... Read more
This is lovely and relaxing getaway run by a lovely and caring couple. Our two young boys enjoyed running barefooted on the large grounds between the bach and the water and kayaking on the 2 kayaks provided. It's also a great base from which you can visit the beautiful Bream Head reserve, adventure forest and Whangarei Town and its many attractions. We will be back!
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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and for your great review. Hope to see you again one day
Shayne & Hope Hewitt
Stayed February 2018
We first visited as a newlywed couple several years back. We loved the quiet, secluded spot where we could relax and enjoy that amazing outside bath to its fullest. More visits followed.
When our boys came along, we were visiting as a... Read more
We first visited as a newlywed couple several years back. We loved the quiet, secluded spot where we could relax and enjoy that amazing outside bath to its fullest. More visits followed.
When our boys came along, we were visiting as a family. Kathy supplied a portacot and extra bedding so we didn't have to bring it with us.
The huge section, friendly ducks that live in the pond beside the cottage and safe and shallow water access is wonderful with younger kids. They can play safely in front of the bach whilst you watch from the deck and enjoy some quiet time. There's a dinghy and kayaks available also. When the kids get in they can have a hot bath and clean up outside.
Well behaved dogs are also welcomed.

Nowadays our boys are a bit older and we recently returned for a long weekend. Bob kindly supplied us with a small outboard which we used to go up the estuary fishing. Master 5 caught a decent sized snapper so fresh fish for dinner!
Whilst Stonelee is a basic cottage, it is great for these reasons...
PRIVACY
SAFE WATER ACCESS
FAMILY FRIENDLY
CLOSE TO TOWN
SKY TV
CLEAN
EVERYTHING PROVIDED (BYO FOOD)
FRIENDLY HOSTS
OUTDOOR BATH TO DIE FOR ON A CLEAR STARRY NIGHT

If you love yourself-stay at Stonelee. You won't regret it.

:-)



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Thanks so much Shayne and Hope for taking the time to comment and give us such a great review. We hope to see you again.
Helen Soffe
Stayed January 2018
Lovely place to stay.
Lovely place to stay.
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moxie4
Stayed January 2018
Great bach in a wonderfully peaceful location. Loved the outdoor bath (glorious to lie in under the stars.) The sea was lovely and warm, and the kayaks were great fun. Fab hosts-thanks for the bottles of bubbles to drink and bathe in!
Great bach in a wonderfully peaceful location. Loved the outdoor bath (glorious to lie in under the stars.) The sea was lovely and warm, and the kayaks were great fun. Fab hosts-thanks for the bottles of bubbles to drink and bathe in!
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kat.af
Stayed March 2017
Such a beautiful homely and well-maintained bach in a perfect and intimate setting. The hosts are incredibly welcoming, while still feeling really private from the main house. Near heaps of activities around Whangarei heads, while the inlet... Read more
Such a beautiful homely and well-maintained bach in a perfect and intimate setting. The hosts are incredibly welcoming, while still feeling really private from the main house. Near heaps of activities around Whangarei heads, while the inlet is a great and safe place for the kayaking on offer. Even though the weather was a bit up and down, we had a great stay!
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theboysmum
Stayed October 2016
Spent a fantastically relaxing weekend here for our anniversary. Everything we needed was on hand. Well maintained bach. Thanks so much for having us and for the beer and wine :)
Spent a fantastically relaxing weekend here for our anniversary. Everything we needed was on hand. Well maintained bach. Thanks so much for having us and for the beer and wine :)
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jasdhingra
Stayed September 2016
Actually writing this while im sitting at stonelee as kathy was awesome enough to offer us an extended stay for good weather!!! Travel quite a bit throughout NZ but this has to be the best place. Why? Lets see:
Warm bubble bath under the... Read more
Actually writing this while im sitting at stonelee as kathy was awesome enough to offer us an extended stay for good weather!!! Travel quite a bit throughout NZ but this has to be the best place. Why? Lets see:
Warm bubble bath under the stars
A view to die for.
Wine and chocolates waiting for you on arrival. And a fully stocked pantry if i may add.
Kayaks for those wanting to use them.
Magically away from it all.
Couldn't recommend it higher. You wont be dissapointed. Thanks kathy for the hospitality!!!
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The H3W1TT5
Stayed February 2016
Just the drive out to the coast past the water and out into the countryside put us into a relaxed holiday mood. Although the cottage is located 10kms from the Parua Bay Tavern and shops it felt like we were in the middle of nowhere,... Read more
Just the drive out to the coast past the water and out into the countryside put us into a relaxed holiday mood. Although the cottage is located 10kms from the Parua Bay Tavern and shops it felt like we were in the middle of nowhere, completely secluded.
On arrival we were pleasantly surprised by the cottage and facilities.
The space is well decorated, clean, comfortable and has SKY tv (hubby didn't have to miss the rugby after all)
The large comfy recliner chairs were an instant hit.
An absolute highlight to this little gem has been the outdoor claw-footed bath tub. We spent an evening under the stars with a hot bubble bath, champagne, and candles and it was MAGIC. Kathy has thoughtfully provided bubble bath and complimentary chocolates/wine and beer.
I was so impressed with this little cottage and the setting. We were quite sad when our weekend was over.
I can definitely recommend it as an escape from the daily grind.
We will be back Kathy! Thank you so very much for the best weekend break EVER!

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nztracie
Stayed February 2016
My family stayed here last year and we had the absolute best time ever. This year, I thought I'd look around before booking. I was very surprised that I could not find anything even close to comparing in privacy, quality, space, beach... Read more
My family stayed here last year and we had the absolute best time ever. This year, I thought I'd look around before booking. I was very surprised that I could not find anything even close to comparing in privacy, quality, space, beach proximity, dollar value, location and of course the 2 awesome kayaks that add the magic to the whole experience. This year was even better than last because I knew everything to expect (including planning around the tides). I hesitate to rave but ONLY because I'm worried the cottage will become so popular, I won't be able to get a booking!! Our 7 year old boys said it was the best time of their lives. Thanks again for all the special touches.
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shontastic
Stayed October 2015
What an awesome Fishing adventure at Stonelee. check out photos in Instagram. (Surf Casting/Dingy)
https://instagram.com/p/9XFvsZN6FI/
https://instagram.com/p/9W-deJt6LG/?taken-by=shanilsiwan
Place well kept. Nice and clean.. Larry is a... Read more
What an awesome Fishing adventure at Stonelee. check out photos in Instagram. (Surf Casting/Dingy)
https://instagram.com/p/9XFvsZN6FI/
https://instagram.com/p/9W-deJt6LG/?taken-by=shanilsiwan
Place well kept. Nice and clean.. Larry is a excellent host. Goes above and beyond so we can enjoy.
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theplaskets
Stayed May 2015
We stayed at Stonelee Cottage for 2 nights and it was just the best weekend ever! Larry added so many little extras, bubbles and 2 beers in the fridge upon arrival , the heater on and soft music playing. That made our weekend, most people... Read more
We stayed at Stonelee Cottage for 2 nights and it was just the best weekend ever! Larry added so many little extras, bubbles and 2 beers in the fridge upon arrival , the heater on and soft music playing. That made our weekend, most people don't bother with special little extras these days. We really appreciated it and have recommended all our friends to stay there. It is peaceful and quiet and very private! Thanks Larry for making our weekend away a very special one indeed. We will certainly be back there soon!
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Bruden
Stayed March 2015
Very relaxing quiet place with fantastic outlook. Accommodation is A1 with every thing you need and many little extras. Larry the host makes you very welcome and is very interesting to talk to. Will recommend to friends and family and we will... Read more
Very relaxing quiet place with fantastic outlook. Accommodation is A1 with every thing you need and many little extras. Larry the host makes you very welcome and is very interesting to talk to. Will recommend to friends and family and we will quite likely be back.
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staceycowell88
Stayed December 2014
Stonelee is a very private piece of paradise. From the second we arrived we felt relaxed and we enjoyed our stay so much that we have already booked our next holiday! Being able to take our dog with us was a big bonus - hard to find places... Read more
Stonelee is a very private piece of paradise. From the second we arrived we felt relaxed and we enjoyed our stay so much that we have already booked our next holiday! Being able to take our dog with us was a big bonus - hard to find places that allow that. Larry ensured we had everything we needed and then left us alone to enjoy the tranquillity. Highly recommend Stonelee - you will not be disappointed! Thanks for sharing your piece of paradise with us Larry :-)
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Missy20
Stayed November 2014
Clean.well maintaned all you need. Friendly host. You will enjoy your stay so quiet,peaceful.Room for boat and awesome fishing. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. A much need time out. We will be back. Thankyou so much Larry. :)
Clean.well maintaned all you need. Friendly host. You will enjoy your stay so quiet,peaceful.Room for boat and awesome fishing. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. A much need time out. We will be back. Thankyou so much Larry. :)
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LSerjeant
Stayed November 2014
Stonelee Cottage is just the most relaxing place to go for a few nights (or a week) to really chill out. Don't both jumping on a plane to get away from it all. You can just relax and watch the tide go in and out or jump in one of kayaks... Read more
Stonelee Cottage is just the most relaxing place to go for a few nights (or a week) to really chill out. Don't both jumping on a plane to get away from it all. You can just relax and watch the tide go in and out or jump in one of kayaks and cruise round the natural wonderland that is Taiharuru. And Larry is the most wonderful host, he goes that extra mile to make you feel at home, but at the same time unobtrusive. Just the best place. We will be back.
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ross
Stayed May 2014
Stonelee Cottage is a very private & peaceful retreat. The two nights we stayed were very relaxing, with a few steps to the water you can either relax on the deck or at the table on the waters edge. The bath under the stars was every... Read more
Stonelee Cottage is a very private & peaceful retreat. The two nights we stayed were very relaxing, with a few steps to the water you can either relax on the deck or at the table on the waters edge. The bath under the stars was every enjoyable as was the very modern and comfortable cottage. What a bonus having a complimentary bottle of wine and a couple of beers in the fridge.
Once you arrive it is hard to leave however the famous Parua Tavern is definitely worth a visit and there is many other beach areas close by to visit. On arrival the owner Larry made us feel very welcome and was very clear that he was only a phone call away if we needed anything.
Overall a great experience,we will be back, thanks Larry & Lee for creating a little piece of paradise.
Cheers
Ross & Diane
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thormonkey
Stayed January 2014
We had a great stay. Hosts happy to add a extra when at last minute we had one. great safe place for our 2 year old. loved using the kayaks. will be back
We had a great stay. Hosts happy to add a extra when at last minute we had one. great safe place for our 2 year old. loved using the kayaks. will be back
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Ceejay75
Stayed January 2014
The only downside of Stonelee Cottage is when you have to pack up & leave. To bathe under the stars definitely a first for me and highly recommended, the boys loved it so much they’ve already asked when they can go back! Thank u so much... Read more
The only downside of Stonelee Cottage is when you have to pack up & leave. To bathe under the stars definitely a first for me and highly recommended, the boys loved it so much they’ve already asked when they can go back! Thank u so much Larry for making our stay absolutely flawless. Might see you soon again ;) Candice & Ryan Jacobs
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Fred@ferris.co.nz
Stayed December 2013
Stonelee is the perfect place to get away from it all,and to relax and unwind in an outstanding location. The property is clean and spacious, and opens onto a beautiful Northland outlook. We loved the outside bath, the huge area beside... Read more
Stonelee is the perfect place to get away from it all,and to relax and unwind in an outstanding location. The property is clean and spacious, and opens onto a beautiful Northland outlook. We loved the outside bath, the huge area beside the beach for the family to play, and that we could chill out in the lounge or on the deck with a perfect view to the estuary. Larry was a kind and generous host and helped us to make the most of our stay. Highly recommended.
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macbrown41
Stayed December 2013
Perfect place to relax and unwind, loved every minute of our stay! Really nice touch with the bubbles and chocolates on arrival. Would highly recommend and stay again and again! Cheers Michaela and Andrew.
Perfect place to relax and unwind, loved every minute of our stay! Really nice touch with the bubbles and chocolates on arrival. Would highly recommend and stay again and again! Cheers Michaela and Andrew.
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swinton
Stayed December 2013
What a place!! We enjoyed two great days reading, sleeping, swimming, kayaking and watching a vast array of birdlife. A highlight was soaking in the outdoor bath under the stars where the only sound was the distant cows and frogs. Brilliant... Read more
What a place!! We enjoyed two great days reading, sleeping, swimming, kayaking and watching a vast array of birdlife. A highlight was soaking in the outdoor bath under the stars where the only sound was the distant cows and frogs. Brilliant. Larry could not have been more hospitable and friendly. We forgot meat for the bbq so he helped us out. The charm of a bach with all the amenities and comfort of a hotel, I would highly recommend it to any couple or small group who want a peaceful stay by the water.
Thanks Larry
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shoflo
Stayed April 2013
Absolutely stunning...Thank you Larry.
If you need a break from the humm drumm of city life... this is where you want to be. Only 20mins from Whangarei.
The silence... the wildlife... the stunning scenery... The beautiful... Read more
Absolutely stunning...Thank you Larry.
If you need a break from the humm drumm of city life... this is where you want to be. Only 20mins from Whangarei.
The silence... the wildlife... the stunning scenery... The beautiful accommodation...the peace and serenity of this place is in abundance.
Larry supplies so many extras you will not find in many accommodations. You even get to taste the local olive oil.
Thanks Larry, pity you couldn't supply the fish...:-)
We did have a taste the thunder and lightning of Taiharuru... What a show... And it didn't spoil our break at all.
I think the fact that he even supplied fresh wild mushrooms for breakfast to be picked and enjoyed, every morning made up for the lack of fish.
We will be back winter or summer.
Awesome, warm, comfortable, inviting accommodation. Well worth 5 stars
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Thea vdm
Stayed April 2013
We had a wonderful time. The weather was excellent and we enjoyed our bath ouside under the full-moon and stars. Heavenly.
The kayaking and walks were great. We enjoyed the privacy and we had a good rest.
Thank you for your hospitality and... Read more
We had a wonderful time. The weather was excellent and we enjoyed our bath ouside under the full-moon and stars. Heavenly.
The kayaking and walks were great. We enjoyed the privacy and we had a good rest.
Thank you for your hospitality and chats. We highly recommend Stonelee cottage. *****
Jan and Thea.
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DJones
Stayed March 2013
Wonderful setting and friendly, helpful property owners. The estuary is peaceful and the accommodation is warm and comfortable. A place to relax or play, depending on your mood. (Not wanting to raise future expectations Larry, but thanks for... Read more
Wonderful setting and friendly, helpful property owners. The estuary is peaceful and the accommodation is warm and comfortable. A place to relax or play, depending on your mood. (Not wanting to raise future expectations Larry, but thanks for the delicious fresh snapper!)
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Lynda Garrod
Stayed March 2013
We had a lovely stay in Feb 2013. The house is very cute and has everything you need for a holiday. The weather wasn't great but we still managed to fill the days in walking on local tracks and visiting Whangarei and it's beaches and... Read more
We had a lovely stay in Feb 2013. The house is very cute and has everything you need for a holiday. The weather wasn't great but we still managed to fill the days in walking on local tracks and visiting Whangarei and it's beaches and bush areas. We're made to feel very welcome and the Bach felt like ours straight away. We left our camera charger behind which was sent to us by Larry and Lee. Loved the outdoor bath and garden surrounds. Thanks we will be back. Lynda Tua and Holly
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eleanorg
Stayed January 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at StoneLee Cottage. We both found the accomodation very high standard and it had everything you could want for a holiday away. The only thing we felt was missing was some access to either mobile reception or... Read more
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at StoneLee Cottage. We both found the accomodation very high standard and it had everything you could want for a holiday away. The only thing we felt was missing was some access to either mobile reception or wifi, just so that we were contactable for family etc. Larry and Lee were superb hosts who went out of their way to make us feel welcome. It was the perfect balance of letting us know they were there if we wanted anything, but didnt impose at any time. We would stay at this bach again without a doubt :)
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Jackbao
Stayed January 2013
A week unforgettable holiday in this such a beautiful waterfront place with my family. I love kayaking with my little boy together in the safe harbor and he jumped in and out of water many time everyday. He loves to snorkel just himself and... Read more
A week unforgettable holiday in this such a beautiful waterfront place with my family. I love kayaking with my little boy together in the safe harbor and he jumped in and out of water many time everyday. He loves to snorkel just himself and we watching. so private place, hardly see anyone there. Thanks Larry for providing us this amazing place. My boy wants you can feed more ducks, so he can pick up fresh duck eggs everyday morning.
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