Superb location, stunning views. spacious and comfortable. Private and secure.
Michelle (Shelly) Wilson
About Michelle (Shelly) Wilson
I was born and have lived in the Eastern Bay of Plenty almost all my life. My mother is Maori and my father is from Jersey. I have lived in Edgecumbe which is a 20 minute drive west from Whakatane for nearly 30 years and where both my husband Grant and I went to school. We love living here. We have a daughter and a son and also two mokopuna (grandchildren). We are both teachers, Grant works full time and I work as a relieving teacher and also manage WARU. I also do the cleaning. WARU is a dream come true for us. I enjoy meeting our guests and letting them know about the many and varied attractions and activities the Eastern Bay has to offer. Our life motto - Attitude to gratitude, Choose to be happy and in control, Live in the present.
Michelle (Shelly) Wilson purchased this Apartment in 2015
Why Michelle (Shelly) Wilson chose Whakatane
WARU delivers on all aspects, location, views, comfort, attention to detail, privacy and security. My intention is to provide guests with a warm and friendly welcome so that they leave WARU having thoroughly enjoyed their stay and with wonderful memories of Whakatane and the Eastern Bay to take away with them.
What makes this Apartment unique
The views are amazing, whether you are into water or bush views you will not be disappointed. Bird watchers will be delighted with the abundant bird activity. Sitting on the balcony watching the everchanging views of the river due to the incoming and outgoing tides is a lovely way to relax and recharge. At 100m2 there is a lot of space for you to enjoy, whether you are on your own, as a couple or family, or group of four. Being able to walk within minutes to cafes, restaurants, shops and CBD is really convenient. It allows freedom for guests to please themselves when and where they go. No need to take the car. If you have small children then the walk along the river either way will take you to impressive children's playgrounds where parents can sit and supervise and enjoy what many locals consider to be our slice of paradise. There is also a skatepark and places where you can fish from the wharf. Two lookouts visible from the kitchen and second bedroom are only a short walk away and well worth the effort.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
No smoking inside or on balcony. Thank you.
Safety latches on windows. Children’s books & toys
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Please keep codes confidential. Visitors to be buzzed in.
Please hook up & use door jambs when bringing up & taking down luggage to protect paintwork.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great location. Amazing property. Everything you could possible need is there. Great communication. Highly recommended.
Nicky and her family were friendly and easy to get along with. Communication was great and they left the apartment really nicely. I would recommend Nicky to other hosts and would welcome their return.
Great stay. Has everything you'd need. Brilliant view. Nice and handy to town centre.
Nga mihi for your review. Happy you enjoyed your stay.
A very well appointed apartment with everything you need and a great location.
Brilliant stay we will be back. Thanking you Shelly.
Stunning apartment with amazing views
The most beautiful apartment with the most amazing views. To top it all off Shelly is incredibly hospitable. We hope to be back soon.
Thank you Jean for your review. I really enjoyed meeting you & Casey and hearing your feedback. :-)
a lovely plce to just relax, watch the river, take a walk or try the local cafes and restaurtants.
Thank you Barbara for your kind review. I am glad you and David were able to relax and enjoy your time in WARU and Whakatane. Nga mihi.
Perfect weekend getaway
Ideal spot for our girls weekend away. Excellent location, apartment had everything you could possibly need, very well looked after. Was lovely to meet Shelly, she made us feel instantly at home for the weekend. Thank you!
Nice to meet the girls and happy they enjoyed their time away to catch up with each other. Thank you for leaving WARU so nicely.
Tours to Whaakari/White & Moutohora/Whale Island are very popular.
Fishing, diving and kayaking charters available.
A hike to Otarawairere Bay is a must do in Summer.
Scenic drive to Opotiki is also pleasant.
Numerous lookouts and bush trails, some where kiwi may be sighted.
Mountain bike course at Onepu.
Golf courses at Whakatane, Ohope (18 hole Links Course) , Opotiki, Kawerau, TeTeko, Hinehopu.
Awakeri Hot Pools.
Free Kawerau Hot Pools.
Whakatane Library & Museum.