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Shoal Bay Estate, Great Barrier Island

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Waikato Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We had an incredible two night stay. Val and Fracis were great hosts and we had beautiful breakfasts both mornings. Loved sitting round the table conversing with the other guests as well as sitting by the fire to watch the rugby. The room was beautiful and we slept soundly each night?

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Stayed for the weekend after getting a deal on grabone. Val and Francis were good host with good knowledge of the island and suitable activities for the kids. The kids loved the chickens, cow, sandpit and toys. The contact with Val before we arrived was great with our tickets being booked with Barrier Air. The car hired out was able...

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Thank EnglishKiwiw
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 September 2015

stayed here fro Easter 2015 with 2 preschoolers and my mum over from Scotland. Val and Francis are amazing hosts, we had an amazing time tootling around the island and enjoying fabulous breakfasts and hospitality. The sand pit and egg fetching from chicken run a massive hit with our boys.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Shoal Bay Estate and Great Barrier Island exceeded my expectations of this island only 25 minutes from Auckland. The owners were very helpful and hospitable and the breakfasts were legendary! We were there three mornings and each morning there were new homemade breakfast delights. Shoal Bay is a very sheltered bay and the Estate looks out over it - they...

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1Thank Jennipea
Auckland
Reviewed 22 February 2015

Spent 3 days at Shoal Bay Estate with a group of friends. Val & Francis are fantastic hosts and nothing was too much trouble. Breakfasts were substantial and if you choose to have dinner there then you will not leave hungry. Great Barrier is simply stunning and with Shoal Bay renting cars and kayaks you have no excuse for not...

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1Thank David Quinn
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 January 2015

Spent a wonderful weekend here for my husbands birthday with our 2 teenage kids. The rooms were lovely overlooking the bay which we kayaked around. So peaceful with nice hosts and good food. Felt totally at home here, very relaxing.....

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Thank D P
Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 2 January 2015 via mobile

Val and Francis are brilliant hosts. Friendly and relaxed despite being super busy when I visited (weekend of the garden tours). Great Barrier Island is such a special place and Shoal Bay is a magical little corner to spend time in. Lovely gardens. Free range chooks. Kaka everywhere! Val and Francis at warm and generous people - only too happy...

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1Thank Debbierainbow
Auckland New Zealand
Reviewed 23 November 2014

Spent 3 nights at shoal bay for a wedding.val and francis are excellent hosts.nothing was too much trouble.great barrier island is a paradise and shoal bay is a wonderful place to stay. Highly recommended.

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2Thank brentb
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 November 2014

Good hosts, very accommodating, and a nice room. Handy to have a hire car from the same place. We had one dinner with them and it was nice. It a good place to explore Great Barrier Island from. Great three days.

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Thank BriAuck
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Val and Francis are the most hospitable and friendliest hosts, they certainly made us feel welcome in their home. They had a brilliant knowledge of the Island and great tips of things to do and see (Kaitoke Hot Springs is a must do!) We had dinner with them one night – Val is an amazing cook – so recommend you...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Parking
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  • Babysitting

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Address: Shoal Bay, Tryphena, Great Barrier Island, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Great Barrier Island > Tryphena
Number of rooms: 7
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“We stayed in the upstairs room and we are to come back, we would like to request the ones in the upstairs again.”
, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the front have the best view of the bay”
, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Enjoy the views and flights.”
jcchaney, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the "Honeymoon Suite" upstairs - lots of space and a fantastic deck to view the bay.”
, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs in the homestead or in the separate cottage”
harvard1078, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
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