“Coming home to a basket of fresh firewood, the roaring fire, complete with the smell of wood smoke was unforgettably charming”

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“Magic! The house is just as you imagine and feels like is been loved by all since its 1860 inception. The bay is stunning, Greg’s advice on where to eat and where to fish was bang on – fantastic experiences every step of the way. Coming home to a basket of fresh firewood, the roaring fire, complete with the smell of wood smoke was unforgettably charming.”

Stayed July 2016

“Such an amazing place and the perfect place to unwind. Well equipped cottage, comfy beds and friendly hosts. The kayaks, roasting marshmallows on the fire and glow worms were a hit with the children. We didnt want to leave. Can’t wait to visit again 😊”

Angie Blundell
Stayed July 2016

“Stayed here in March for a few days, definately not long enough.What can i say about this place?, i could fill the comments page with good things, but will just say we had such a fantastic relaxing stay with lovely hosts and surroundings, sorry we had to leave early due to a family sickness, but we will definately return to this magic spot.”

Stayed March 2016

“Absolutely lovely. A beautiful setting, your own private oasis. We made the most of the kayaks and enjoyed the awesome views form the deck despite the rain. We look forward to coming again. 😀.”

Stayed February 2016

“Thank you to Greg and the rest of the Innes family for a great stay. The house was beautiful and location perfect for our family get away. Warm afternoon waters , great Kayaking and Fishing add tranquility and you have the ideal get away location. I would recommend to all as it really is a piece of heaven as my wife put it. We will book again as we enjoyed so much. Once again thank you the Innes family. Ken, Robyn, Jenanya and Bubbles (our little dog)”

Ken Pearson
Stayed January 2015

“WOW!!! What an amazing place to stay! The cottage is gorgeous. Spacious dining area, with huge wrap-around windows that fold out, giving an outdoorsy feeling indoors. Views out to pond and ducks, fruit trees and finches, ocean. Lovely big, original fireplaces, all lovingly restored. Top quality linen on the beds and super fluffy towels in the bathroom. All the modcons needed for a comfortable stay. One minute stroll to your very own beach, complete with outdoor shower. We wheeled the kayaks (life jackets provided) down and had a lovely paddle. Nicely maintained walkways all around cottage – bush walks and coastal. Glow worms at night! Owner Greg made us most welcome and made sure we wanted for nothing. Even provided our dog with a dog bed! Couldn’t ask for more.”

Lee Anne Lammers
Stayed March 2015

“Thank you very much Greg for allowing us to share your peaceful setting and tranquility on our wedding day. The outlay of the beach was perfect and the cottage was also perfect to prepare and relax over the 4 days. Our friends and family that camped by the beach were so impressed with the place, they would consider booking here for a peaceful getaway. Your well maintained property along with the timing of a full tide made the moment extra special. You were so helpful in more ways than one, I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending your place to anyone, we would definitely be booking here in the near future. Thanks once again to the Innes family.”

Stayed February 2014

“Wow. What a brilliant place to stay. The cottage was a perfect base, with a decent sized living area that you wouldn’t expect from a two bedroom cottage. A number of us camped in peaceful bliss down by the water, on the beautifully maintained lawn. Greg was so easy and accommodating to deal with and there was so much to do and enjoy, I couldn’t recommend this place enough. We even got fresh eggs from the chickens and feasted endlessly on delicious black grapes from the vine at the back. If you’re wondering if you should stay here, stop wondering and book it immediately. I’ll definitely be back.”

Stayed March 2013

Greg & Marian Innes

Landline : (+64) 09 436 5626

Mobile : (+064) 027 495 3382

Email: guest@paruabaycottage.nz

Parua Bay Cottage,

56 Parua Cemetery Road,

Parua Bay, Whangarei 0174

New Zealand