Within the Bays - luxury Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Whitianga, NZ
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Mercury Bay New Zealand

"Beautiful home, wonderful hosts, delicious breakfasts. 5 stars is not enough! So interesting talking with you: very talented couple. I apologise for drinking all your wine! Love our little kiwis: they will have good homes. If ever we return to NZ, we shall definitely come back to you, also will recommend you to our friends."

Dawn and Rebecca, Great Britain

"Thank you to The Guardian travel writer whose glowing review led us to “Within the Bays”. Superb view, lovely warm people whose hospitality is second to none. If you love life, fun and frivolity in the lap of luxury, this is definitely the place for you.
Thank you Hans and Annemarie."

Karen and Nigel, England

"Thank you from the bottoms of our hearts for such an amazing time in your beatiful home! Felt like we were with family!Breakfast croissants were so yummy!"

Michelle and Normand, California

"We have had a wonderful stay! Very welcoming especially to Sam and Amelie! The toys and books were enjoyed by them both. Thank you so much for making us feel so welcome."

Ian, Claire, Amelie and Sam

"We don't want to leave this place and that's a clear indication of how much we love it! Thank you greatly for making our first night in NZ so special!"

Anna and Dan, London

"Was soll man sagen ? Dieses B&B war während unserer 4-wöchigen Neuseelandreise das beste, in dem wir übernachtet haben und wir haben ausschließlich derartige Unterkünfte ausgewählt."

Gabi und Thies, Deutschland

"A lovely introduction to New Zealand, and you were so helpful with information about where we were going.

Superb location, cosy and tasteful accommodation! We liked it a lot (and we are quite hard to please)

You've made us feel part of the family; we'll be back!"

Silvana, Marius, Radu and Mihaela, Romania

“We could not have picked a better place to end our vacation in N.Z. It felt like staying at a friend’s place. Annemarie and Hans, thank you very much for making us feel so welcome. If we can we will definitely be back again!"
Annemie and Marcel, The Netherlands

“Spectacular views, incredibly generous hospitality, wonderful food and wine, cosy and comfortable accommodation, 5 days of sunshine………You have it all! Thank you Hans and Annemarie for your generosity – you are fabulous hosts. We will be back and will definitely recommend “Within the Bays” to any friends heading to the beautiful Coromandel."
Gill and Paul, Australia

"Thank you so much for your hospitality! We enjoyed our stay and "breakaway" from the kids! Peace!

What an amazing place!"

Karen and Ben, Australia


Within the Bays is probably the best B&B we have ever stayed in - anywhere in the world! Hans and Annemarie go out of their way to make you feel at home here. They are more like a part of your family than hosts.

We had a fantastic time!"

Tween. Paul, JeYen and JeHan, Canberra, Australia

"We have just had a fantastic 2 days here, your hospitality and kindness, not to mention Hans' humour, have made our stay really great! We both thought the South Island had it all, now we know of somewhere even better. Take care and thank you SO much."

Philip and Tina, London UK

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Andreas & Sabrina - Germany