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Reviews of our B&B

What they say about our B&B Accommodation on the Matakana Coast

See what our guests said about their stay at the West Wing on the Mahurangi Regional Park.

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Want to read what they’ve said about us and the area…..? 

This blog is from one of our amazing guests … you’ll need to scroll down a bit to the B&B part. Mahurangi – Unpronounceable Place Names, Alpacas and Rays …. as we walked through the door and took in our surroundings we were totally gobsmacked. I’d seen pictures on the internet of course, but I wasn’t prepared for the space, the facilities and the incredible view. read more

We should have stayed another night
Rachel & David made us very welcome, the view from the rear of the house is stunning, it was lovely to sit out on the deck for our breakfast which Rachel brought through to us, sorry we couldn’t stay longer, there are lovely walks in the area and we only had time for an evening stroll. – Kevin United Kingdom, March 13, 2020 10/10 – Booking.com

Highly recommended!!! The hosts were welcoming and made us feel at home .. very kind and loving couple …beautiful view .. highly recommended.  Ravi – India, January 12, 2020, 10/10 – Booking.com

Cozy place, amazing view and very accomodating host. Was able to feed the Alpacas and breakfast was Delicious? – Sacel, Singapore, June 2019 10/10 – Booking.com

A relaxing stay in a a lovely space with great hosts.
Very friendly and helpful hosts, fabulous location and views, beautifully appointed and presented with great breakfasts. – Mimi, New Zealand, 18 April 2019 – 9.6/10 Booking.com

Spectacular views, great breakfasts…helpful hosts! – Gregg, Canada, 10 March 2019 9.6/10  Booking.com

“A delightful and comfortable stay to celebrate our wedding anniversary.”
Friendly and hospitable host. Incredible views to enjoy. Lots of good spots nearby to explore. Delicious home made breakfast and good coffee once I figured out how to use the coffee machine properly ?  Happycampernz, New Zealand, 3 April, 2018 10/10 –Booking.com

Welcoming, friendly hostess. Fantastic views. Excellent facilities. Perfect base for exploring this part of North Auckland. Out of this world home-cooked breakfasts! Pru, New Zealand, 26 March, 2018 10/10 – Booking.com

“Amazingly good!”
So loved our night at Rachel’s B & B ….wished we could have stayed a lot longer … A special place, quiet, peaceful , tranquil ….so relaxing …stunning views only interrupted by 2 gorgeous Alpacas , equally photogenic !! Spotlessly clean, comfortable bed, pillows, towels etc …extremely well appointed …. Loved sitting outside listening to the Tuis in the nearby bush ….unfortunately we had a bit of rain but still loved our visit to the stunning beach …. Extremely good and well recommended …hope to revisit and will certainly be recommending to travelling friends … Well-done Rachael ….  Reviewed for a stay in March 2018 on Trip Advisor – 5 star Excellent

Ruhig, gemütlich und umsorgt!
Sehr persönliche Betreuung durch die Inhaberin ist aussergewöhnlich gut. Sie hat jeden Wunsch erfüllt und sich viel Zeit genommen. Sehr unkompliziert. Sehr ruhig gelegen, einfach zu finden. Tollle Aussicht über Hügel zum Meer. Man fühlt sich zu Hause. Quiet, comfortable and cared for! Very personal care by the owner is exceptionally good. She fulfilled every wish and took a lot of time. Very uncomplicated. Very quiet, easy to find. Great view over hills to the sea. You feel at home. Hans-Peter, Switzerland,  05 February, 2018 –10/10 – Booking.com

A very comfortable apartment in a beautiful location. The hosts are very friendly and made us and our children feel at home. Tatjana, New Zealand,  30 January, 2018 – 9.2/10 – Booking.com

“Amazing Location and Outlook near Mahurangi West Regional Park”
We lucked in when we chose this B & B – Rachael was a great host – breakfast just fantastic and it was self contained with separate lounge, toilet and bathroom with everything you could possibly need from picnic pack to beach towels, robes, chocolates on the bed and homemade preserves thrown in.
It is right on the doorstep of the regional park with beautiful beaches, panoramas and walks. Not to mention a short trip drive from the wineries and market and Matakana.
Have already recommended to friends. – Reviewed for a stay in January 2018 on Trip Advisor – 5 star Excellent

Torsten Heuer reviewed Mahurangi West Wing — 5 star on Facebook
Traumhafte Suite mit Meerblick. Ruhige Lage. 5 Minuten mit dem Auto zum Strand. Sehr freundliche und hilfsbereite Vermieterin. Frühstück der Extraklasse. (Fantastic suite with sea views. Quiet location. 5 minutes by car to the beach. Very friendly and helpful landlady. Breakfast in a class of its own.)

Fantastic B and B with separate bedroom and large living opening onto deck with a magnificent outlook.
Rachael made the best breakfast with homemade pastries, fruit and jams (not to mention the yummy smoothie). The location is excellent – a short drive to Puhoi, Warkworth and Matakana and beautiful walks in the regional park next door. Would stay again and would highly recommend.
Michele, New Zealand, 6 January 2018 5/5 – AA Traveller

Naomi Wallis Sanandres reviewed Mahurangi West Wing — 5 star
We stayed here for a night with our 3 children and it was perfect. Really well appointed accommodation, with one of the best breakfasts we’ve had and lots of thoughtful little touches! Our daughter loved helping to feed the alpacas the next morning. Highly recommended and Rachel is a great host!

Beautiful accommodation with breathtaking views front and back of the property.
The breakfast was one of the best we have had in a B&B with thoughtful touches through out the room and was great with our family of 3 little people!
Naomi, New Zealand, 27 December 2017 5/5 – AA Traveller

Highly recommended! The hosts are so lovely and the breakfast is amazing!
Rhiannon, New Zealand, 7 January, 2018 – 10/10 – Booking.com

Lovely B&B, 45 minutes out of Auckland, great stop on our way back to KeriKeri, great host/extras
+ extra touches like cereal, jams, and fruit – the cute grey cat and gorgeous alpacas
– fact we did not stay extra days but had to get back to work. Kirsten,  New Zealand, 3rd December 2017 – 10/10 – Booking.com

the B&B is very clean and beautiful and breakfast taste really good.
the bed is very comfortable and the view of the the beach is very beautiful. the environment of the room is very clean. I love this B&B that is very wonderful. everything is perfect. that is the best B&B I have ever lived in. everything is perfect in Mahurangi West Wing. really good!

Siyi, New Zealand, 4 October 2017 – 10/10 – Booking.com

Home away from home
The local beaches are so quite and sheltered – ideal for children and old folks
Nothing I can think of was not in keeping with the lovely homely feel. Hugh, New Zealand, 28 April, 2017 – 10/10 – Booking.com

“Excellent accommodation, fabulous breakfasts and exceptional hosts”
Hill top location provided great views in all directions; the rural setting was peaceful and the accommodations had all the amenities – expresso machine, microwave, wifi – to name a few. Rachel made allowances for our erratic schedule and made sure we were aware of the attractions that were of interest and not necessarily in the guide books. We spent 12 nights there and enjoyed every one!! Reviewed for a stay in April on Trip Advisor – 5 star Excellent

Perfekte Unterkunft in wunderschöner Umgebung.
Alles.Ich hätte nicht erwartet, dass ich bei einer Beurteilung jemals eine 10 vergeben werde.Aber für Unterkunft kann ich nicht anders bewerten. Es gab nicht zu beanstanden. Frieder, Germany, 18  March 2017 – 10/10 – Booking.com

Awesome Getaway!
Excellent bed, plenty of room for 2. All the comforts of home with a great location to go exploring from. Linda, New Zealand, 24 January, 201710/10 – Booking.com

Lovely place and amazing view.
Ismo, Finland, 13 December, 2016 – 10/10 – Booking.com

David Scott reviewed Mahurangi West Wing 5 star 11/12/2016
We stayed 2 nights for a birthday treat.
What a beautiful spot, looking out to sea with Rangitoto in the distance.
This was the perfect retreat, in a self-contained suite.
Rachel was warm, friendly and hospitable. Her breakfasts were very special, beautifully presented, and innovative.
The Mahurangi Regional Park is a hidden treasure.
We would highly recommend this idyllic accommodation.
Thank you Rachel and David. https://www.facebook.com/pg/mahurangiwestwing/reviews

Everything was fantastic – the facilities provided went way beyond my expectations. Wonderful breakfast. Bed super comfy with lovely linen. Gorgeous view.
It was perfect. Marion, Spain, 4 December 2016 – 10/10 – Booking.com

+ Personal touches – 
Jill. New Zealand, 4 October 2016 – 10/10 – Booking.com

“Excelente !!”
El desayuno riquisimo !!! La vista del dormitorio espectacular!! Raquel la dueña super atenta, siempre dispuesta a darnos consejos !!! – Viviana, Argentina, 26 September 2016 – 10/10 – Booking.com

“Great place to visit – “Its a must”.
+ “love how tidy the room were and how there is a heater which keeps our kids warm throughout the night.”
– Wifi sometimes turns on and off otherwise load for too long – Peccy Peseti, July 2016 – 9.6/10 – Booking.com

“Accommodating and friendly hosts”.
We liked everything – it fitted our needs of a family of three (mum, dad and 8 years old son) very well. Beautiful views, comfortable, and some nice home made compotes (stewed fruits) that we all enjoyed. The extra draw card of this place is the countryside and animals – our son loved it!” – Stana – April 2016 10/10 – Booking.com

“The view is stunning”.
There is a feeling of being “away from it all” but without feeling isolated. Comfortable facilities. Lots of extra touches. Great breakfast – with so many options. Delightful alpacas and cat. Very considerate hosts.” – Katharine, 3 May, 2016 10/10 – Booking.com

“An absolutely wonderful place”.
Comfortable and with so many things added to make the stay so enjoyable. The views are stunning. Great hosts who are there if you need them. but they leave you alone. A wonderful feeling having your own space in a great location with privacy. The pictures don’t do this great place justice! –  April 2016 10/10 – AA Traveller

“Views to make you go “wow””
Stunning views all around enhanced by the cheeky alpacas popping up for a photo opportunity. Thoughtful extras like dressing gowns,coffee machine, fruit bowl,fridge stocked with essentials.  We should have stayed longer. Amanda – 8 April 2016 10/10 – Booking.com

“Quiet and great place to chill out:)”
Loved the comfort, scenery and the homely feeling. Well maintained and clean, Wifi access was good. It is close to the beach, and there are lot of walkways for people interested in taking long walks or have a picnic in the beach.  I couldn’t ask for better, all of us loved our stay. – Bhavani – 2 April 2016 10/10 – Booking.com

“Toller Ausblick über das Farmland zum Meer”
Nette Gastgeberin. Schlafraum kann vom Wohnzimmer mit Schiebetür getrennt werden. Besonders originell sind die beiden Alpakas, die einen morgens begrüßen und die man füttern darf. Das Frühstück bereitet man sich im Zimmer zu. Frisches Obst und Saft wird im Zimmer serviert. Wolfgang, 18 March 2016 – 9.6/10 – Booking.com

“A lovely B&B for a couple.”
We didn’t really think the accommodation was suitable for 2 couples. Having said that, we had a very comfortable stay and would recommend West Wing to any mature couple.Lovely breakfast. Perfect accommodation, but really only for a couple. Not Rachel’s fault – we really didn’t understand the accommodation in the first place. Bob – 28 February 2016 9.2/10 – Booking.com

Everything is great! Very comfortable, very friendly and helpful hosts. – Tao – 23 February 2016 – 10/10 – Booking.com

“Relaxing and very enjoyable”
The accommodation was really nice, had everything we needed, comfortable and private with good outlook. We loved being able to feed and photograph the alpacas. Would love to load the photos but my daughter has them on instagram! Christine – 26 January 2016 – 10/10 – Booking.com (See Christine’s photos of our alpacas)

Lovely ambiance. Excellent service. Beautiful views. Ann – 25 January 2016- 9.6/10 – Booking.com

Hello Rachel,
A quick message to thank you for a fantastic stay at Mahurangi West Wing 2 weekends ago. I’m on Air B+B, but because we didn’t book via them, it doesn’t look like I can comment on this stay! We loved our stay at your comfy and restful property.
We were impressed by your welcome, and your attention to detail  (bath robe, flowers etc. We loved our amazing breakfasts.
It was the perfect base for our friend’s wedding, and on Sunday afternoon and Monday after we left, we so enjoyed exploring the beaches and coast nearby.
With our thanks and best wishes to you both for 2016Simon and Lizzi Winn – 23/01/2016

Tout. Les propriétaires chaleureux et disponibles. Le petit déjeuner incroyable avec les fruits frais, les croissants ou pâtisseries. Les conseils pour visiter la region.”5th December – 10/10 – Booking.com

“Amazing Place Amazing People
Friendly people that have given us a lot off help and gave us a lot off information on what to do wile we are in New Zealand. They even made a birth day Cake for my son for his 9th Birthday….. I would recommend them to everyone i know. Amazing accommodation great views close to the ocean …………….Amazing place will def. be going back there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Rosandra – 28 November 2015 – 10/10 – Booking.com

The room was warm, friendly and made it easy to relax for the weekend.” Danielle – 27 October 2015 – 9.6/10 – Booking.com

“For my first time using airbnb, Rachel was nothing short of a warm and welcoming host. She was helpful with any queries we had about the area and made sure that our plans for hiking and dining were on track and in the right direction. Places we checked out are the Matakana Market Kitchen, the Honey Center, Ransom Wines and Mahurangi River Winery. The room was great too, with a spectacular uninterrupted view of the park right outside our porch. For a quiet weekend away just outside of Auckland I couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay. ” Stephen – September 2015 –  AirBnB 

“Relax and unplug for the family
Bitr hard to make breakfast with kids and very restricted bench – but thats our fault for bring the kids??!! Fabulous set up for breakfast. Loved the oopen room and clean fresh feel. Very welcoming host and felt like we were not intruding by asking to visit the alpacas twice with kids. Very lovely relaxing space.” – Anna – August 5th 2015 – 9.6 – Booking.com


The location is perfect. Secure, safe, and excellent facilities. Hosts have great knowledge of the area and some great tips for dinner ? Accommodation set up is perfect. Very warm, comfortable premises. Surprise pets were the Apaca’s – 10/10 to our hosts..” – Diana – July 1st 2015 – 10/10 – Booking.com

A fabulous little getaway. Genuine lovely hosts, immaculately clean, great attention to detail and beautiful fresh pastries for breakfast every morning. Can’t fault it.” – Jude – May 17th 2015 – 10/10 Booking.com

That view! The owners were great and we were made to feel very welcome. Breakfast was awesome too.” – Greg – April 28th 2015 – 10/10 – Booking.com

“Rachel and David were very relaxed and welcoming. Their accommodation is exactly as shown with extra thoughtful touches, like iron, clothes hanging rack, coffee machine, fresh fruit and comfortableseating that made our stay very enjoyable and easy. Everything was spotless, well organised and private.
The spacious room takes in expansive rural and sea views making it quiet and restful after a day of exploring, and the cute faces of the two alpacas that popped up from time to time were a ‘feel good’ bonus for city dwellers.
We seriously overindulged in all the beautiful breakfast provisions which were healthy, generous and delicious, a real treat.
This is a lovely place to stay, we definitely recommend it.” – Estelle – April 2015 –  AirBnB 

Love the facility would highly recommend. Beds were a little uncomfortable.” – Annie – April 3rd 2015 – 10/10 – Booking.com

“A home away from home with friendly and very generous hosts, peaceful stay.
Feeding the Alpacas and the chicken were awesome and unique. Very serene surroundings with lovely views from the room and the verandah. Very professional, friendly and efficient service with generous supply of local farm fresh fruits and eggs.”  – Ramesh, 1st April 2015 – 10/10 – Booking.com

“Perfect Perfect Perfect!
From the second we arrived we were made to feel like part of the family and nothing was too much trouble. Our son helped to collect fresh eggs and to feed the alpacas and was even presented with special ‘mini-sized’ croissants and pastries at breakfast time. The apartment was exceptionally clean and beautifully presented with everything you could possibly require for a ‘home from home’ stay. Rachel was super-helpful (great ‘best-beach’ information!) and should you get opportunity to sample her chocolate and beetroot cake you MUST take it!”  – Kirstie, 24th March 2015 – 10/10 – Booking.com

“The best place we’ve stayed at in New Zealand
We were looking for a nice quiet place to stay for the last few days on our trip here. Couldn’t have chosen better. The room (suite really) was self-contained, newly and tastefully furnished, and with beautiful sea views in either direction across the peninsular on which the house sits, on the edge of a national park. Breakfast was sumptuous, with local fresh fruit and pastries. The hosts were friendly and helpful. And the alpacas grazing in the field… – Richard, 3rd March 2015 – 10/10 – Booking.com

“Great place to stay
Great place to stay, great location, food was good and fantastic juice in the morning with really fresh pastries yummy. Cat was also super friendly and the Alpacas were great to see.” – Stephen, 9th February 2015 – 9.6/10 – Booking.com

“Great location
Suited our needs perfectly. Would stay there again.” 
– Marie-Claire, 27th January 2015 – 10.0 Booking.com

“Great place, great location, great hosts
Accommodation was lovely, and with all the modcons. Owners were very accommodating to our children (14 and 11), owners were also friendly and very informative. The view and aspect was really nice, place was easy to get to and just a very short drive to regional park beach.” – Rae, 25th January 2015 – 10.0/10 – Booking.com

“Just the Best
Location quiet with great views within easy driving distance to beaches and places of interest. Very welcoming hosts, we were made to feel at home immediately. Enjoyed seeing and feeding the Alpacas. Will return and stay longer next time! Thank you Rachel & Dave.” – Paul, 20th January 2015 – 10/10 – Booking.com

Had a lovely stay on the 10th January, lovely place to stay, friendly welcome fantastic views, great breakfast the next day” – Megan – Facebook

“My husband and I had a dream stay at Rachel and Dave’s home. The room was comfortable, private, large, and spotless. Each morning a delectable breakfast was delivered with loads of fresh fruit, a few baked goods, and eggs from the family hens. The front and back views were outstanding and while the location was a bit secluded, it didn’t take much time to get to town. There are amazing things to do nearby. We were surprised to enjoy Sheep World as much as we did. This was a dream come true. From the alpacas, beaches, stars, friendly hosts, to the comfy bed, the stay was outstanding. Thank you for sharing your home with us.” – Morag, 3rd January 2015 – AirBnB 

We needed a restful haven and it was perfect. 
Luxurious linen, peaceful environment, friendly hosts.”
– Anne, 25 November 2014 – 10/10 – Booking.com

“Fabulous accommodation with stunning views.
Everything – clean, comfortable, beautifully appointed, welcoming hosts, stunning location, plenty of fresh fruit and free wifi. Can’t think of anything we didn’t like”.
 – Noelle, October 30th 2014 – 10.0 – Booking.com

Mahurangi stay
The short distance from Auckland was perfect for a quick and much needed break. The accommodation was wonderful – the hosts were fabulous. The nearby beach was a short drive and best of all, there were hardly any Aucklanders there!”
 – Robyn, 28th August 2014 – 9.6/10 – Booking.com

Great setting with a lovely view close to Mahurangi Regional park, The hosts David and Rachel very welcoming an have put together a great list of places to see and things to do in the local area. Service and attention to detail in regards to the room blew us away with the espresso machine and fresh coffee being a favourite!” – Stuart, 14th August 2014 – 10/10  – Booking.com

“Great time away
Great place to stay, great couple that run the west wing. Will be back again.”
Joshua, 1st August 2014 – 9.6/10 – Booking.com

Mahurangi West Wing

Peaceful B & B Accommodation just 45 minutes north of Auckland city, Mahurangi West is near Orewa, Puhoi & Warkworth. It’s Auckland’s best kept secret! Mahurangi West Wing.