Private facilities, 2 separate sleeping areas (one is open plan living area)
- english, Afrikaans
About Shawn Dawson
We are originally from South Africa and became Kiwis in 2002. We have always lived in Tauranga. We have two teenager children and two cats. Both of us have careers in the building / architectural industry. We are religious (JW) and hence can be considered "conservative".
Shawn Dawson purchased this Studio in 2010
Why Shawn Dawson chose Tauranga
This is our home - we love it here because we are so central to everything yet feel like we are in a rural area with lots of nature and privacy.
What makes this Studio unique
Comfortable Sunny Great outdoor area Central Friendly and helpful owners.
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - Pool and garden hazard require parental supervisePool and garden hazard require parental supervise
No smoking - No where inside or 2m near door or windows outsideNo where inside or 2m near door or windows outside
Max guests: 5 (sleeps up to 5 adults) - Base rate is for 1-2 people and 1 bed. Base rate is for 1-2 people and 1 bed.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Superb hosts and stay. Thanks for having us
Thanks for your review. The team were great guests and we look forward to helping you with accommodation again should you need it.
Great comfy home
Nice quiet home, on a nice quiet private drive, off a nice quiet road, in a nice quiet neighborhood. The hosts are fantastic ... the perfect hosts. The property is a good for a base of operations when exploring the central part of the north island. There is off-street parking, as the home is down a private driveway. Entrance is around the back, so your living room / dining room opens to a lovely well manicured garden pictured. Every morning, we ate breakfast on the table pictured in the photo.
There is a fun nightlife/street dining/restaurant scene a few km away in the beach strip of Touranga. This is an easy drive, or an easy bike ride down the bay-side bike trail. Shawn outlined a fun day, which follows. Bicycle to Mount Maunganui, hike to the 232m top, take in the view; descend the mountain; Swim in the South Pacific; shower at the lifeguard station; have dinner in one of the many restaurants; bicycle home. When you read it, it sounds like 45 minutes, when in truth, its 4-5 ... or more hours.
Its a 45 minute drive to Hobbiton; not much more to see hot springs at Rotorua, Waitomo and its glow worm caves, also drive south and east down the coast of the South Pacific to very quiet coastal towns. Or a nice day drive to Coromandel and back.
Great host and stay
The place was roomy, comfortable and stocked with some good bread and great jams. The hosts were friendly and helpful. I was a bit afraid that the place had only a hot plate (2 burners) and a small grill to cook on but I was wrong. They had an electric skillet, toaster, panini maker, water boiler and everything you would need to cook. The owners even offered for us to use their oven if needed. I would tell friends to stay here or come back in the future.
This was a beautiful peace and quiet place to stay. The owners are friendly.
Hi Ali. Thank you for your review. We enjoyed having you and your work associates. The flat was left in a neat and tidy condition. We look forward to your next visit. Regards shawn.
Lovely spot & great hosts
My family and I had a great time staying here. The place was very clean and well equipped, and the hosts were very welcoming but unobtrusive.
The kids enjoyed exploring the garden and, despite the owners living upstairs, we absolutely felt like we had our own space and privacy.
Very handy location: supermarket just up the road, and only a short drive to both the Mount and city centre.
Thank you for your review. We enjoyed listening to the piano playing (you were very good!) and seeing your happy kids making rock play areas in the garden was special. You are welcome back here anytime!
Great place to stay with family
A wonderful place for children to explore, lots of board games to keep them occupied. It had everything we could have needed.
Thanks for your review. It was a pleasure to host your lovely family.