Our Hamptons style beach retreat apartment has fabulous views across Welcome Bay to the Mount. This newly renovated, self contained apartment is located on the bottom level of our two storey house and has a completely separate entrance. It is located right next to Tye Park and the beach, which can be accessed through a gate from the garden.You will be welcomed with a basket of "goodies" to enjoy during your stay.
The apartment is 75 sq metres in size. It is modern and sunny with all rooms having views of the water. The open plan kitchen/lounge/dining room has bifold doors that open out onto a private patio area. The 42" TV has Sky access and a DVD player with a limited range of DVD's is also available. There is fibre internet access throughout the apartment. The kitchen is well equipped with a convection microwave, double hot plate, fridge and ample appliances, glassware, cutlery and crockery. One bedroom has a double bed and the other has two singles. The"sofa" bed that is available is in the form of a rollaway single trundler bed. Both rooms have mirrored wardrobes and ample storage for storing clothes and luggage. The bathroom has a full sized vanity, large shower and a washing machine.
This is our family home. We live upstairs, however you would be totally separate from us in the lower level apartment. There is noise cancelling insulation between the two floors, however other people in the house can be heard on occasions. A clothes drying rack is provided for your use, however you are welcome to share the clothesline with us if you wish. Access to the property is through a shared gate which offers security for off-street parking. We do make use of the garden at the very bottom of the property for growing vegetables.
We want your stay to be comfortable and are very happy to answer questions or help in any way we can to make your stay more enjoyable. We will greet you at the start of your stay and show you the apartment and its facilities. However we also will totally respect your privacy.
We have a friendly dog and cat who live on the premises. We will endeavour to keep them on our part of the property during your stay. The cat however has a mind of her own. They both may possibly pay you a visit at some stage.
Parking is either on the street or on the property by arrangement
Welcome Bay is about 15 minutes from the centre of Tauranga and 20 mins from Mt Maunganui and Papamoa. There is a bus stop a short walk away at the end of the street by the local shops. ( Bar/restaurant and bottle store, Indian restaurant, dairy/convenience store, pharmacy, takeaways, laundrette, stationers and post shop).
Tye Park is accessible from the property and is a family friendly park next to the tidal Welcome Bay estuary. It is very safe swimming, has a children's playground and BBQ facilities.
Although there is a regular bus service in to town, it is probably advisable to have a car. There are several local walking paths that can be accessed on foot and there are others within a short driving distance.