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BAY OF ISLANDS VIEW

NORTHLAND, NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND

          Quality accommodations in a quiet, hillside location with outstanding coastal views overlooking the resort town of Paihia and across the turquoise Bay of Islands, dotted with green islets and bordered with green headlands. Two to ten driving minutes to restaurants and services, white-sand beaches, sea kayaking, ocean fishing, and the Waitangi National Reserve where New Zealand began. Located on the South Pacific coast near the center of the Northland Region of New Zealand, Bay of Islands View Lodge is a fine base for exploration of the far north of the North Island, yet is less than four hours drive from Auckland Airport.

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QUALITY BED & BREAKFAST: Bay of Islands View occupies a large, modern house on a hillside location on more than an acre of native New Zealand bush (forest). The house and property provides splendid views overlooking the popular resort town of Paihia and across the magnificent Bay of Islands toward the open waters of the South Pacific.
         
There are three large guest accommodations in the two-story, non-smoking lodge, one on the ground floor and two on the upper floor, each suite well-furnished with a double bedroom with full bathroom with a shower

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BAY OF ISLANDS VIEW LODGE OFFERS THREE SPACIOUS
Double bedrooms with queen OR SUPER-KING beds,
full bathrooms WITH SHOWERS, AND TERRACE
BALCONIES WITH OCEAN VIEWS.

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and exterior terrace balcony with

 

sensational views of the Bay of Islands. The upper two bedroom suites are equipped with super-king beds that can be converted into separate twin beds. The lower bedroom suite is somewhat less spacious and has a queen bed.

 

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STYLISH CREATURE COMFORTS WITH A VIEW
BAY OF ISLANDS VIEW LODGE HAS IT ALL:

SUPER KING & QUEEN BEDROOMS WITH MINI-KITCHENS.

FURNISHED BALCONIES WITH BAY OF ISLANDS VIEWS.

BREAKFAST ON THE TERRACE TO GET THE DAY OFF RIGHT.

A SECLUDED HOT TUB SET AMONG EXOTIC NATIVE BUSH.

SPACIOUS GUEST LOUNGE WITH LIBRARY AND TERRACE.

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GUEST FACILITIES & OTHER SERVICES:
Each suite comes with tea and coffee making facilities, a small refrigerator, a flat-screen TV with DVD, individual air conditioning and heating controls, and plush bathrobes and slippers. Rooms are serviced daily.
          Each of the bedroom suites has its own furnished private patio terrace with Bay of Islands views ideal for relaxing, snacking, or sipping a glass of wine.
          A delicious Continental breakfast is provided guests daily in the breakfast dining room. On fine mornings (more often than not in this part of the world!), breakfast may be taken on the outdoor breakfast terrace.
           A hot tub is located in a

 

secluded spot in the garden and is

available for guests' use. Wireless internet access is available. There is a roomy common guest lounge with library and upholstered leather chairs and sofas with its own furnished balcony. A washer, dryer, and clothes line are available to guests. Private, secure, off-street parking is by the house entrance.

 

 
View of the Bay of Islands from the balcony of Bay of Islands View, Paihia, Northland, North Island, New Zealand. Photo  Home At First.
View from the balcony of Bay of Islands View, Paihia, Northland, North Island, New Zealand.
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LOCATION: NORTHLAND is New Zealand's northernmost region and its closest to the equator. Like all of New Zealand, Northland is flanked by two oceans, the Tasman Sea to the west and and the South Pacific to the east. But, unlike most of New Zealand, Northland is relatively narrow and lacks a significant mountainous spine. Ocean weather systems wash over the region without the impedance of a highland barrier. The resulting subtropical island climate is like that of other Pacific islands: Tahiti, Hawaii; or like that of Caribbean islands. Island weather means this part of the NORTH ISLAND gets frequent rains, but even more sunshine, and while its summer temperatures are rarely hot, its winter temperatures are never cold. As such, subtropical vegetation flourishes in Northland, and the region produces much citrus fruit, especially kiwi fruit, New Zealand's iconic agricrop.

 

          But it is the east coast

 
Waitangi National Reserve: Maori Whare housing the ocean-going Ngatokimatawhaorua war canoe. Photo  Home At First.
Waitangi National Reserve: Maori Whare housing
the ocean-going Ngatokimatawhaorua war canoe.

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that captures the attentions of most visitors to the region. So many inlets, harbors, coves, and bays have been carved by the South Pacific that the coast of Northland is much longer than its Tasman coast. Many of its coves and inlets are hidden away from the open sea, small places with scalloped, empty beaches and tranquil, turquoise waters. But there are important deep-water harbors and broad open bays that provide excellent navigation and protection for fleets of boats of all sizes and purposes. Among

 

these none is more important or

more captivating than the extraordinarily scenic Bay of Islands dotted with islands of all sizes, and line with beaches, headlands, harbors, numerous towns and villages, and setting of historic Waitangi where early British colonists and local Maori people agreed to form the nation of New Zealand as part of the British Empire on February 6, 1840.

          With warm temperatures

 

and two ocean fronts, beaches and harbors are very important features in Northland. Boating, fishing, and other recreational water sports are major industries and avocations in this region where no habitation is as much as thirty miles from a coast. For most visitors the coast itself, in all its various configurations, is the principal attraction of Northland. The long, straight sands along the Tasman Coast attract dune buggies and surf

The Bay of Islands was one of the first areas of New Zealand settled by the British. Its superb mix of scenery and climate continue to attract visitors from around the world. Photo  Home At First.
The Bay of Islands was one of the first areas of New Zealand
settled by the British. Its superb mix of scenery and climate
continue to attract visitors from around the world.

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anglers to the west coast of

 

Northland, especially 90-Mile Beach in the very narrow peninsular far north. Three capes, especially Cape Reinga with its iconic lighthouse, attract visitors to the northern end points of New Zealand. Just offshore a maelstrom marks the convoluted collision of the Tasman and the South Pacific, a junction sailors are wise to avoid.

 

Owner-hosts BRITA & HEINZ look forward TO
welcoming you to BAY OF ISLANDS View Lodge.
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HOSTING: Europeans have been relocating to the Bay of Islands since the 1830s. In 1993 married Swiss and English hospitality industry professionals Heinz and Brita came to Paihia to establish their dream home and dedicate themselves to making it a top-quality bed and breakfast lodging. They do so with enthusiasm born of extraordinary pride of place: they are eager to introduce you to their chosen home region. As hosts, they will greet you upon arrival, help you get the lay of the land, organize excursions, adventures, and tee-times, and will prepare and serve breakfast beautifully. Guests come away

 

feeling pampered and sharing their hosts'

opinion that the Bay of Islands may really be paradise.

 

THE SETTING: Bay of Islands View occupies a large parcel of pristine Northland bush (forest) on a northeastern slope overlooking Paihia town and across a broad expanse of the Bay of Islands. The isolated property ensures a peaceful visit, yet is only two minutes drive to the dozens of restaurants, services, and organized activities of the area's principal resort town. The Bay of Islands is extremely scenic, with many white sand beaches inviting swimming, snorkeling, and fishing. Its warm, turquoise waters lure boaters from kayakers to ocean-

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northland: region of great beauty & surprise:

MAIN STREET, PAIHIA. BAY OF ISLANDS VIEW LODGING IS
LOCATED ON THE HILL IN THE BACKGROUND OVERLOOKING TOWN.

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going sailboats and power craft.

 

Sport fishermen venture beyond the bay to find major game fish like marlin in the South Pacific. The lodge is well-situated for exploring the Bay of Islands and all of Northland, and, at about four hours drive (or a 45-minute flight) north of AUCKLAND Airport, it makes a lovely base at the start and/or end of a driving tour of New Zealand.

  

Booking Office for Bay of Islands Excursions, Paihia. Photo  Home At First.
LIFE IS MUCH MORE THAN A BEACH IN NORTHLAND:

SHOWN IS THE booking office for bay of islands excursions, paihia, start point for many activities in the bay of island
and the northland region, like boat trips taking visitors
swimming with dolphins in the bay of islands. many other
activities require no booking or standing in line. exploring
northland is an adventure in itself that leads to dramatic &
historic scenery, empty beaches, maori heritage and culture,
arts & crafts SHOPS & GALLERIES, and excellent LOCAL food.

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ACTIVITIES: The Bay of Islands offers a wide variety of activities. In addition to beach life, water sports, boating and fishing, visitors to the area can play golf, hike, hunt for arts, crafts, and antiques, and, most popularly, tour the Bay of Islands by boat on a broad range of excursions including daily trips to go SWIMMING WITH DOLPHINS. Paihia is the booking center for most water-oriented activities for the Bay of Islands. Boating tours and ferries to the historic cross-bay town of Russell depart from the Paihia waterfront.
          Just five minutes north of Paihia is the region's other major attractions, the

 

Waitangi National Reserve, site of

the 1840 signing of the Treaty of Waitangi that effectively created the nation of New Zealand. Seeing the birthplace of New Zealand is just one reason to visit Waitangi. Opportunities to learn about New Zealand's native culture and Northland's natural environment from registered Maori guides make Waitangi one of the best places in the country for Maori encounters. Walking through the native bush (rain forest) on boardwalks and trails lets you see such exotic flora as tree ferns up close. Golfers will be surprised to find the Bay of Islands' only coastal course on the Waitangi Reserve. Art galleries and craft shops are concentrated in Paihia and scattered throughout Northland, and provide good reason to explore the region by car. However, encountering fabulous New Zealand scenery remains the best reason for touring Northland. The region's two very different coastlines and hilly, forested interior keep no road very straight or level, and surprise travelers with sudden, jaw-dropping vistas.

 

AVAILABILITY: For current availability information, call
HOME AT FIRST at (800) 523-5842,
or contact us by e-mail:
info@homeatfirst.com.

NOTES: Home At First’s Bay of Islands View lodge consistently receives high ratings from
Home At First
guests. In addition
to the above description, please note the following:

This two-story lodging means climbing stairs.

Rooms are spacious and beautifully

 
Bay of Islands View lodge. Photo  Home At First.
BAY OF ISLANDS VIEW LODGE.
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furnished, but only two of its three
double bedrooms offer separate beds.

All rooms and common indoor spaces at Bay of Islands View lodge are non-smoking.

A well-maintained, but winding uphill road of about .5mi. length leads to Bay of Islands View lodge.

 

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