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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 January 2016

This was our third visit and the experience was as magical as ever. The perfect place for unwinding after a busy year. The location is simply stunning and we love the connection to nature. John and Jo are lovely hosts and I admire everything they have achieved with their property.

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Swansea, Australia
Reviewed 1 December 2015

In a lifetime of travelling, our stay at Connells bay has been one of the most exciting and enjoyable experiences. The cottage itself is a delight with a serene location and every comfort. The sculpture park is an amazing creation, blending superb planting with witty art pieces and installations. I encourage all to visit and share this beautiful place.

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 12 November 2015

This property with its sculpture park is one of the uniquest experiences that I have encountered anywhere in my travels. The owners are patrons of the arts, the sculpture garden is unbelievable. Visit!

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Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Our second day in New Zealand and we took the ferry to Waiheke Island. After a journey by car, about 40 minutes, we passed through the gate to this private enclave. Down a steep drive, peaking at a couple large sculptures, we arrived at reception. John and Jo Es offed us to our cottage. All details were just right...simple, luscious,...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 February 2015

Having visited Waiheke for many many years, it was particularly rewarding to visit a piece of the island that was so private and right on the beach. The cottage was very comfortable and more than lived up to expectations as did our hosts. The sculpture park and what has been achieved is very inspiring. Even though Connells Bay seems far...

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Thank Taz649
Auckland
Reviewed 28 January 2015

We needed something special for a significant anniversary - and Connells Bay provided that in spades! The cottage was perfect - immaculately set up, right on the water, superbly comfortable bedding - couldn't ask for more. We were also over for the headland Sculpture on the Gulf event, so were able to experience world class outdoor sculpture at both ends...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 January 2015

We needed a few days away from the hurly burly of life. The prospect of an island, with vineyards and restaurants, appealed. Perhaps some sculpture to admire, and think about, would be a bonus. Connell's Bay more than delivered. Walk out the front gate onto the beach. Gaze at the impossibly beautiful vistas. Listen to the birds. Read a book....

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 December 2014

Perfect place, peace, relaxing, old world charm. Wonderful people, wonderful views Immaculate and well appointed, beautiful touches with roses, kayaks, lovely bedding, wine and breakfast stuff The sculpture park was lovely, well maintained, interesting and fun- an exceptional addition to the experience We loved it and cant wait until we can return

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Reviewed 11 October 2014

We love Connell's Bay. This was our third visit and I'm already thinking about when we can get back there again. The cottage is in a sculpture park in a deep fold in the quiet end of Waiheke Island - a 45 min vehicular ferry ride from Auckland. You MUST take a 4 wheel drive to get safely up and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 August 2014

As an expat New Zealander living in London it's places like Connell's Bay that make you wonder why you ever left home. Your gracious and friendly hosts John and Jo Gow have put a lot of thought into equipping the guest cottage with everything you might need but the stunning and peaceful surroundings really need no embellishment and you could...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The guest cottage at the Connells Bay Sculpture Park is located on a very private beach on Waiheke Island...it is suitable for 1 or 2 couples but not suitable for children. Guests have free use of kayaks on the property and free access to the sculpture park. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Connells Bay Guest Cottage

Address: 142 Cowes Bay Road, Waiheke Island 1971, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Waiheke Island
Price Range: $374 - $468 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Connells Bay Guest Cottage 5*
Number of rooms: 2
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“its a perfect cottage on its own on a private beach - amazing.”
 of 5 bubbles dinners-are-us, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“It is not a hotel, but a cottage, so a lot of this does not apply.”
 of 5 bubbles Viv_and_George, 2 Apr 2016 | Read review
“a very quaint old historical cottage with all mod cons Who needs a pool with the ocean at your door”
 of 5 bubbles AlisonKilvaree, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Not a hotel so doesn't fit a lot of the above criteria It did feel luxurious, it would have been romantic if it was just a couple staying especially in the evening with the fire lit. Location could not be improved upon once you get downthe hill”
 of 5 bubbles AlisonKilvaree, 8 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Both rooms are well equipped with excellent bedding but double beds which may be an issue for some. John is planning to put in a queen bed in the main bedroom.”
 of 5 bubbles HolidaygirlBrisbane, 20 Apr 2012 | Read review
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