Part of my gardenTwin bedroom

Private room

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

3 Beds

Private room

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

3 Beds

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About this listing

My beautiful Welcome Bay home is a relaxing and quiet place for you to escape the hustle and bustle of your busy life. Just a 55 minute drive to Rotorua and 20 minutes down to Mount Maunganui, it is close to town and easily accessible to the beach.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $24 AUD / night after 2 guests


The space

Peaceful,modern and affordable accomodation in beautiful Welcome Bay, Tauranga. I currently have two bedrooms available, one twin and one single.
Continental breakfast is included.

Stroll along the sandy shores of Mount Maunganui, visit the local cafes and bars along The Strand, check out the beautiful McLaren Falls or Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park for extreme activities, or get adventurous and take a fishing, sailing, diving or dolphin tour. All of these adventures are sited a short distance from my home. Rotorua is a one hour drive away. One hour drive from Hobbiton.
Continental breakfast included.

Guest access

You will have access to a shared bathroom including a bath and shower, and off street parking. Refrigerator (shared with me) and food storage available. FREE wireless internet is also available.

Guests have access to most of the house , I also have two lovely and private decks for summer breakfasts, plus private seating areas in several parts of my garden.
Laundry facilities are available for guest use.

Interaction with guests

I love meeting people from all walks of life and will be available to provide you with as much assistance and advice as you may need.

I am also an award winning artist and travel nationally as a workshop tutor and speaker. I have a studio available for use during your stay for an additional cost.
Unsupervised full day: $30
Tutored 2hrs: $50

The neighbourhood

My home is situated in a quiet cul de sac with good roads and easy access, in a very quiet part of the city. My home is nestled in a beautiful natural garden with great views of the Kaimai Range and plenty of private places to relax outdoors. A great park for walking is located very close by.

Getting around

The bus stop is a short stroll from my home and buses leave every half hour to transport you to and from central city. Local and national buses leave from the same place in centre city. If you have a car then the whole area is opened up to you for exploration.

Other things to note

Stays at my home are limited to 9 days only, if you wish to stay longer than this please discuss it with me before booking.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Non-smoking on property
No pets
No children under 8 years of age please.
Please arrive before 9pm on your day of check-in. Please notify me if this is not possible.
Depart by 10am

Thank you



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

104 Reviews

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Robyn User Profile
April 2017
Welcoming and quaint little place. Lois was amazing and so accommodating

Zoe User Profile
March 2017
Stay with Lois feels like we are visiting our grandma. She is super nice and a amazing artist. We loved the place, breakfast she made for us and chat with her. Enjoyed the stay very much! Thank you, Lois!

Janet User Profile
March 2017
Staying with Lois was a wonderful experience! She made us feel welcome and at home from the moment we stepped foot in the place. The home is tidy and well decorated (with her own paintings). She puts on a lovely breakfast in the morning and is great to chat to.

Enoch User Profile
February 2017
The house is very clean and beautiful. Lois is a lovely and friendly woman. The stay is wonderful.

Tineke User Profile
February 2017
Lois welcomed us with open arms into her home. We had a wonderful stay. The room and the beds are really nice, everything is superclean, breakfast is amazing and Lois is such a nice person. We spent the evenings chatting and watching TV together and she gave us great advice on what to do in the surroundings. We had a great time, and highly recommend staying at Lois' lovely home!

Christine User Profile
February 2017
This is the best Airbnb experience ever! Lois's house is lovely & peaceful, with her painting, her house is just like a little art museum in a forest! Everything's clean, bright and with heaps of love! We highly recommended anyone who wanna travel to New Zealand, please, staying in Lois's house and it will definitely make your trip memorable:')

Coko User Profile
February 2017
It was a lovely time at Lois house. She is so kind and talktative! Her home is an art gallery, so awesome! If you are going to Touranga, never doubt staying there!

Tauranga, New Zealand · Joined in July 2014
Lois User ProfileLois is a superhost.

I am an artist who resides in sunny Welcome Bay in Tauranga. I enjoy creative exploration in the studio, kitchen and garden, meeting new people, walks along the beach and spending time with family and friends.

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