WARU: Waterfront Apartment, Restful and Uplifting

Apartment | Whakatane | #33794

9.6/10 (27 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Stunning views, spacious but cosy living areas. Fast free wi-fi, Netflix & Sonos sound system.
  • Private, secure & quiet. Easy access to all waterfront activities, walking tracks & lookouts.
  • Less than a 10 minute drive to Ohope Beach. Minutes by foot to cafes, restaurants, shops & CBD.

This apartment is light & bright with a generous floor plan which is instantly relaxing. It is ideal if you are on holiday, visiting friends or family or in the area for business.

The walkway & cycle track are across the road right next to the river. Leaving the apartment building & turning right leads you to the wharf & Fishing Club, local reserve, boat ramp, new playground & the Heads. Turning left leads you toward the middle of town, a NW supermarket, the art gallery & museum & beyond to the skate park, playground & the bridge at the entrance to Whakatane & the Hub shopping centre.

Well behaved and supervised children are welcome. Books, toys, games and puzzles are provided for their enjoyment.

There are several beautiful bush walks including areas where kiwi may be sighted close to WARU. There are also three lookouts nearby and the waterfall is a two minute walk away.

The large Smart TV with Sonos allows you to listen to music, most radio stations in the world, watch Netflix or DVDs & surf the net. The movie theatre is only down the road and if you choose to go out for dinner take the lift to Roqette or walk to nearby restaurants. No need to drive home.

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 & walking back over the hill.

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

Key features:

Fantastic views

Proximity to the CBD & all that offers

Fabulous cafes & restaurants within walking distance

Stylish & comfortable living

Quality bedding & linen

Large & well equipped kitchen

55" Smart TV & Sonos

Secure parking for two vehicles

Price Includes:

Welcome gift

All Linen, towels & beach towels


Off Site Owner Manager

Special conditions: * The owner/manager will meet you and explain access, security and answer any questions. * One night (during summer season) and long term rates available by negotiation. * Not suitable for venues and because this is part of a complex, we expect consideration to others with regards to noise. Visitors limited to four people. * Well behaved children 8 years old or over, younger children by negotiation. * 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
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ® - BYO decoder
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master Bedroom

    Also has walk through wardrobe to ensuite. Lovely relaxing feel to this room with water views and balcony access.

    1 x King bed

  • Second Bedroom

    View of the lookouts, waterfall and natural bush from this room. Also has view into the CBD. Double wardrobe.

    2 x Single bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $50.00 per stay (required)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

  • Gifts & giveaways: Welcome gift with every booking.

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (27)

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  • Wonderful property, great location

    Wonderful property, great location. We are so glad we found it, and look forward to coming back for a third visit.

    DiL33457 100%|4x Apr 2018

  • location is awesome close to everything

    location is awesome close to everything

    shares640 100%|2x Mar 2018

  • Location second to none, decor, layout, fittings etc...

    Location second to none, decor, layout, fittings etc., exceptional.

    SheilaLe1 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • Awesome town and only a short walk to town or food shops

    Awesome town and only a short walk to town or food shops

    DanP3939 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Very comfortable with a great view of the river and a bit...

    Very comfortable with a great view of the river and a bit of the ocean. Very tastefully decorated and has everything you could possibly need to make your stay enjoyable. One of the best VRBO accommodations we've stayed in.

    GordonCa3 100%|5x Jan 2018

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