WARU: Waterfront Apartment, Restful and Unique

Apartment | Whakatane | #33794

9.7/10 (7 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Proximity to the waterfront, cafes, restaurants, shops, bus stop, bike and kayak hire.
  • Private, secure, upmarket, short or longer term accommodation available. Fibre connection in WARU.
  • Everchanging views of the river, as well as beautiful ocean and bush views.

This apartment is light and bright with a spacious floor plan which gives it a feeling of being at home. It is ideal if you are visiting for business, are from out of the area or overseas and want a private and comfortable base. Business rate available on enquiry.

Should you want to get out and about or exercise there is a walkway/cycle track across the road. Both directions take you along the waterfront. Turning right takes you to the wharf and Fishing Club, local reserve, boat ramp and the Heads; turning left takes you toward the middle of town, shopping centre, library and museum and beyond to the bridge at the entrance to Whakatane and the Hub shopping centre.

If you want to stay in there is a large Smart TV, or the view to look at. There is also the option of connecting your device to Fibre. The movie theatre is down the road and if you choose to go out for dinner it's a simple walk back to your WARU.

The bus stop is literally at your doorstep, so you have the option of a short 10 minute drive to Ohope Beach or catching the bus and walking back over the hill.

There are 5 local golf courses in the Eastern Bay of Plenty within a 30 min drive. Fishing, diving, kayaking and sightseeing information and tours are available from the Information centre which is within a 2 minute walk.

Key features:

Proximity to CBD and all that offers

Quality bedding and linen

Fabulous cafes and restaurants barely minutes away

Fantastic views

Quiet, stylish and comfortable living

Large kitchen

Large Smart TV

Secure parking

Price Includes:

All Taxes

All Linen, including beach towels


Off Site Owner Manager

Apartment Size

* 2 Bedrooms, 3 beds

* Sleeps 4

* 2 Bathrooms

* 100m2

* Covered balcony with outdoor furniture

Special conditions: * The owner/manager will meet you and explain access, security and answer any questions (and take you on a short walking tour if you want). * Single night and long term rates available by negotiation. * Not suitable for venues and because this is part of a complex, we would expect consideration to others with regards to noise. * Well behaved children 8 years old or over. * No additional guests staying beyond those booked. * No smoking, pets or parties.


  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ® - BYO decoder
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x King bed

  • Second Bedroom

    2 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $50.00 per stay (required)
  • Gifts & giveaways: Welcome gift with every booking for two nights and longer.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Low season tariff
26-Oct-16 to 30-Nov-16
$150+/night $175+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
Peak Season 2017-2018
01-Dec-16 to 28-Feb-17
$200+/night $250+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay
Low season tariff
01-Mar-17 to 30-Nov-17
$150+/night $175+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2017-2018
01-Dec-17 to 26-Jan-18
$200+/night $250+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (7)

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  • The property is beautifully presented and located in a lovely quiet part...

    The property is beautifully presented and located in a lovely quiet part of Whakatane overlooking the estuary, ocean and Whale Island. It is very close to a range of good restaurants and coffee shops.

    MichaelYo8 new member Oct 2016

  • A fabulous perfectly located unit

    A fabulous perfectly located unit. A short walk from the main hub of Whakatane and the white Island tour boat. Very secure & beautifully decorated. Would highly recommend.

    JanB3718 new member Oct 2016

  • This is an excellent place to say, with lovely views over the...

    This is an excellent place to say, with lovely views over the sea towards Whale Island and White Island. A brilliant location and a beautiful apartment. Highly recommend.

    JohnA582 100%|6x May 2016

  • The photos do not fully do this place justice

    The photos do not fully do this place justice. It is just 1 min from town by foot, but we always got our food to go so we could sit on the deck and look at the gorgeous Whakatane view. Right in the centre of things but also quiet and peaceful.

    MandySc2y 100%|1x Mar 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you for your positive feedback. You're right, the views from WARU and the quiet are better than the photos. Am very happy you all enjoyed your Easter weekend break. Thanks again.

    ShellyWi29 100%|5x

  • Gorgeous apartment in a great location

    Gorgeous apartment in a great location. Near to cafes and bars. A welcoming and homely feel.

    SarahTh30 100%|1x Mar 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you Sarah for your lovely comments. I was very happy to accommodate your family and really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you also for tidy way you left our apartment.

    ShellyWi29 100%|5x

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