“Our family had a wonderful time at Nelwyn's place in Coopers beach. The house was perfect for 2 couples and the views were amazing. Nelwyn was a fantastic corresponder and provided great ideas for activities in the area. We will be back. ”
“A lovely house with commanding, stunning views. Nelwyn’s friendly helpful hints made sure that we had a marvellous stay at Coopers beach. This is one not to miss.”
“ Nelwyn’s stunning home in Cooper’s Beach was the perfect setting for exploring the northland. After a wonderful day exploring the Bay of Islands or Cape Reinga, it was delightful to come home to the sunset, the horse, the glass of wine on front deck facing the ocean or back deck overlooking the hills. Magical light and always changing! Thanks, Nelwyn, for a tranquil and beautiful week. ”
“In a nutshell, we just loved it! The light and the views from inside the house left us speechless. No photographs can do it justice. The worst part of our stay was having to leave. Thank you so much Nelwyn for the opportunity to stay in your gorgeous house. Everything was perfect, the house, the area and even the weather! I do hope we will be able to come back one day. ”
“Stayed 2 weeks! Review as previously described. Thank you liz and Ali ”
“What. A. Place. This is an incredible spot. You feel like you are totally on top of the world at this stunning home. We just loved it and it was a perfect end to our 6 wks back to back house swapping around NZ. Nelwyn helped us with our plans before hand as to our journey up to Coopers. The views are breathtaking from either side, the garden is huge the cows provided constant entertainment! When we managed to drag ourselves away we loved Coopers and went to nearby Matai Beach and a boat trip on the Bay of Islands. Thank you Nelwyn for opening your little piece of heaven to us and letting us make some wonderful memories. You are always welcome in Wales! ”
“Where to start.....from the moment we booked Nelwyn was on hand to answer our questions. When we arrived at the property we were overwhelmed by the location and views over doubtless bay (if you can believe it the photos don’t do it justice). Very clean and well maintained. The open living was great for our family of 5. The neighbours were friendly and helpful for advice. Did a few day trips to KeriKeri, Cape Reinga, Tane Moana Tree (quite a trek), Bay of Islands. A really great spot for exploring. Locally the walks are great and Mangonui is a lovely little spot for fish and chips or a glass of wine. Highly recommended. ”
“The photos of Nelwyn's "bach" cannot do justice to its wonderful location with stunning views all round. Nelwyn was very communicative throughout the whole process with great suggestions of things to do. The property is very comfortably equipped and well located for either relaxing or as a base for seeing north Northland in New Zealand. We stayed 5 days but wish we had spent longer..... It's an easy and scenic 4 hour drive from Auckland but well worth it when you get there. Get to know the neighbours - they are great fun! Thanks for everything Nelwyn - we look forward to welcoming you to our home next year.”
“An exquisite getaway on the NZ north coast. Epic views from both sides of the house. Extremely clean and comfortable. Short trip to the beach and town. Nelwyn couldn't have been a kinder, more communicative and helpful host. A remote location perfect for relaxing and getting away from it all. (Be sure to bring some sort of portable wifi or local phone for tethering if you need to keep in touch with the outside world via internet.) Wish I'd had more time to keep exploring the area!”
“We enjoyed an autumnal break at Nelwyn's house. The house was light, airy and warm, even when the weather became stormy. Being able to light a fire made it even more cosy. Firewood was available. Beautiful showers with river stone floors. Communication with Nelwyn was easy. Even a text to check we'd settled in comfortably. Perfect. ”
“We feel very lucky and privileged to have stayed at this beautiful home. It is really awe inspiring....it isn't just the views.....I cannot quite put my finger on it. Perhaps because it feels so open and expansive and just fabulous. We had a wonderful holiday. Thanks so much again. Love Pam”
“The kitchen, dining, living areas have exquisite north facing sea views through glass walls one side and a rural, pastoral outlook the other side. This pleasingly designed beach home is simple but with everything needed to make for an easy, comfortable stay, Nelwyn has thought of everything to ensure this. There are many beaches within close driving distance and accessibility to quite remote beaches and walks if desired. A great country atmosphere with friendly neighbours.”
“Oh my word! What can we say about Nelwyn's wonderful property? You have the most amazing views ever, on one side the pacific ocean, on the other the beautiful rolling hills of the Northland countryside. We were so comfortable here and enjoyed exploring the area immensely, there is so much to do and see, the only downside was having to leave the house to go and do it! Nelwyn was EXCELLENT with her communication throughout the whole process and was even in touch whilst we were staying at her home to make sure everything was ok. Thanks for a wonderful swap and we hope you are enjoying your own travels! All our love The Prince family.”
“A perfect location for relaxation and beautiful scenery”
3 things they loved about the trip
- The views from both front and back, different but both spectacular
- The house is lovely, well equipped, modern, comfortable and welcoming.
- The ability to do a lot or a little, beautiful beaches and walks and a quaint little village.
“The owners were extremely helpful with suggestions for things to do. The house is perfect, we did not want for anything. The local people are very friendly and there are a couple of good coffee shops and cafes within 5 minutes drive.”
“Great location within easy reach of the centre and also lots of restaurants nearby”
3 things they loved about the trip
- Close to city
- Nice surroundings
“Very positive and nice connection with the owners. Our first swap and will definately continue.”
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