The SpaceThis is a one-bedroom (with double bed) self-contained space with generous-sized living area which comprises lounge with TV, kitchen and dining area. The bathroom has a shower and toilet. A sliding door from the lounge opens onto a paved area with outside seating, parking for one vehicle, glimpses of the Tauranga Harbour, and access to the terraced garden. The apartment is the ground floor of our family home and has separate access and so is private and yours to enjoy.
The kitchen has fridge, microwave, sandwich maker, toaster, electric jug, crockery, cutlery and glassware. Breakfast (cereals, milk, fresh fruit and yoghurt, homemade bread and homemade spreads, free range eggs) is provided for self-service each day.
Linen and bedding (plus beach towels on request) is provided. A barbecue and washing machine are available on request.
Guest AccessGuests are welcome to enjoy our garden, have private use of the self-contained accommodation, and off-street parking. Interaction with GuestsWe have stayed in B&Bs overseas and in New Zealand and know that guests have different preferences for contact with hosts. We will be here during your stay and will respect your privacy but are more than happy to interact with you, should you wish. We have a good knowledge of the region and its attractions so can help with suggestions of what to see and do, and the best places to dine. The NeighborhoodTanners Point is a small, friendly recreational fishing village on the Northern shores of Tauranga Harbour and has around 100 homes, most with permanent residents who are a mix of retired, working and young families.
There is a small beach, a jetty for line fishing from, or the wider harbour to kayak on just 2 minutes’ walk away. Pleasant and easy bush and coastal walks around the peninsula are another attraction.
The village has no shops but it’s just a 10 minute drive to Katikati in the South or Waihi Beach in the North for shopping, cafes, restaurants and petrol stations. Tauranga City is just 35 minutes away by car and Auckland 2hrs drive, or Hamilton 1½ hours.
Katikati is famous for its Open-Air Art including murals and sculptures, while Waihi Beach is renowned for its long golden-sand beaches, safe swimming and coastal walks.
Waihi township, just 15 minutes away, has a working gold mine and an interactive Waihi Discovery Centre focusing on gold mining. It’s also the starting point for the Goldfields Railway, a heritage train ride to the Karangahake Gorge. The gorge through which a trout fishing stream runs, is also popular for its many walking tracks and as part of the highly popular Hauraki Rail Trail which links Waihi with Waikino, Pearoa, Te Aroha and Thames.
Historic Athenree Homestead, built by Ulster Irish Pioneers Hugh and Adela Stewart is just a few minutes’ drive north of Tanners Point, and close to the Athenree Hot Pools, a lovely place to unwind at the end of a day’s swimming, biking or walking. The Sapphire Springs Hot Pools, in a bush setting, are just south of Katikati, a 20 minute drive away.
We are ideally placed as a base from which to explore the Bay of Plenty. Tauranga is an attractive harbour city with cinemas, art gallery, great dining and shopping. Across the bridge is Mount Maunganui with its sweeping ocean beaches, and coastal walk around Mount Maunganui, or even it its summit. The Mount CBD offers varied and interesting shopping and dining too.
Getting AroundThere is no public transport available at Tanners Point so a car is the best way to get around.