My wife and I had the privilege of staying at Moon Shadow for three days in March 2018. Our apartment overlooked the beautiful bay of islands. We believe this is one of the finest views in the world. The furnishings in our apartment were superb. The facilities in the apartment were superb. Our hosts Beat and Gerry were superb hosts. The champagne provided on our arrival was superb, as was the breakfast provided by our hosts. The apartment is close to the town and close to the various day trips available. Beat and Gerry arranged our restaurant dinners and daily trips. if you want to experience the highest quality of holiday accommodation we cannot recommend Moon Shadow enough.
Dr Chris Corns and Lyn Corns
From the moment you arrive you are greeted like an old friend and feel so welcomed. We honestly can’t say enough about our 4 night stay. Beat and Gerry have gone above and beyond to make their home a comfortable place
to return to after a day of sight seeing. From the beautiful furnishings and art to the most spectacular views, they have thought of everything. The bed is comfy with nice linens. The living area is very private and large with a great sitting area with fridge and microwave. There is a huge deck overlooking the water. I could have sat outside all day enjoying the view. Beat was very helpful suggesting places to eat and making dinner reservations for us. Breakfast was a treat every morning with fresh juice and a delicious compote and croissants. We travel all over the world and have stayed in some beautiful places but our stay here was by far a high 5 star rating in our opinion. Yes the views are spectacular but the owners really make it a personal and unforgettable experience with their thoughtfulness and attention to detail. We can’t wait to come back!
Wow! What a stunning location just minutes from the lovely waterfront of Paihia. The panoramic views over the water & islands are amazing and can be enjoyed from your private patio, and both the lounge and bedrooms. The apartment is fully equipped, beautifully appointed with amazing attention to detail including the most comfortable bed you will ever sleep in. Breakfast was a continental feast, and we would come back just to have some of your amazing muesli and compote – they were delicious! Our wonderful hosts, Beat and Gerry made our stay so enjoyable with all their best advice on places to go and restaurants to visit. We loved staying at Moonshadow. It is accommodation in a class of it’s own. Thank you Beat & Gerry.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. If you look at the pictures of this fabulous b&b you will see why. The location is perfect, a few minutes from the charming waterfront town of Paihia. The views are panoramic and breathtaking from both your own private terrace and every room. The apartment is spacious, elegantly furnished, fully equipped and with beds that will guarantee the best night' sleep you!ve ever had. Breakfast is brought to you by the owners - and what a feast of home made and local delicacies. Superb. All of that is enough to warrant 5 stars- but I have yet to mention the wow factor that many others have commented upon. You couldn't find more welcoming, caring and gracious hosts than Gerry and Beat who go out of their way to make you feel special. I defy anyone to find anything as good as this.
We are repeat visitors, back for a three night stay at Moon Shadow.... I did not think we could have improved on the first visit, but the second visit was even better! We both had the most comfortable sleeps in those luxurious beds followed by a lavish and delicious continental breakfast. We could not have wished for more. What struck us this time was the attention to detail. Moon Shadow is in a class of its own. In all the luxury boutiques and B&B's we have stayed at in New Zealand, we haven't come across anything remotely like Moon Shadow. Also I forgot to mention last time how helpful the hosts were assisting us to book tours etc. They even managed to get us a 10% discount. We will definitely be back a third time. Thank you Gerry and Beat for another memorable visit to the Bay of Islands.