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Swallows Nest - Paihia Holiday Home

Paihia, Bay Of Islands (Ref. 1124635)

3.5

  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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3 Customer Review(s)

  • Meagan

    “The house over all was lovely.”

    Living areas, kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms were clean. Location good, views wonderful. Lack of maintenance has let this property down. We arrived, entered the front door to find a lift, but the lift was out of order. A note on the floor inside the lift directed us to use a path at the side of the house and stairs at the back. The garden bordering the path was overgrown and encroaching the path. The stairs were narrow and difficult to navigate with suitcases. There were tiles missing from ...

    Living areas, kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms were clean. Location good, views wonderful. Lack of maintenance has let this property down. We arrived, entered the front door to find a lift, but the lift was out of order. A note on the floor inside the lift directed us to use a path at the side of the house and stairs at the back. The garden bordering the path was overgrown and encroaching the path. The stairs were narrow and difficult to navigate with suitcases. There were tiles missing from the first step of the stairs. I had to ring Bachcare to ask for the code to the second lockbox so we could access the downstairs unit/4th bedroom. The unit had a musty smell, although opening windows did help. There is no direct access between the main house and the 4th bedroom unit, therefore you have to go outside to go from one to the other. The path to the sun lounge is not easily accessible as it is badly overgrown also. There were switches that didn’t turn anything on or off. One bank of lights above the dining table was not working. Flat batteries in remotes. Crockery was chipped. There was only one tea towel supplied in the main kitchen so we took the tea towel from the downstairs unit up. The dryer in the main laundry was not working and looking at the photos on the booking website has been broken for some time as the dial is missing in the photos. We did however find a dryer in the garage. There was no instruction manuals for appliances and the washing machine in the downstairs unit was confusing. In the downstairs unit bathroom there is only one hook to hang two towels. I had to hang towels over dining chairs. We were not informed that the pool was not to be used by guests. There were no signs at the house telling us this, it was only that I was looking at the website after we had arrived that I became aware the pool was not to be used. It is unfortunate that these maintenance issues have let this property down because with a little TLC it would get full marks.

    - Meagan, March 2024

Summary

  • Bedroom 1: King
  • Bedroom 2: King
  • Bedroom 3: Single
  • Bedroom 4: King
  • Bathroom 1 with: Shower, Hand Basin, Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 with: Shower, Hand Basin, Toilet, Bath
  • Bathroom 3 with: Shower, Hand Basin, Toilet
  • TV, Iron, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Dryer
  • Microwave, Fridge Freezer, Hobs, Oven, Wifi, Heating

Linen

Our linen service will provide all sheets, pillowcases, towels, bath mats, and tea towels for your stay. We’ll also make up the beds for you prior to arrival and strip them down after your departure. Pillows and duvets are provided at the property.

The property

Swallows Nest is an elegant holiday home right in the heart of Bay of Islands. Boasting endless views across Paihia, a covered swimming pool and several outdoor areas to enjoy, this upmarket holiday home is waiting to welcome you! Open up the sliding doors to be transported to another world. Watch the boats coming and going all the way out to Russell, and marvel at the birdsong coming from the native bush surrounding you. Get ready to jump in the pool and soak up the sun, or settle yourself into one of the three super comfortable living areas to make the most of the unlimited Wifi and Smart TVs. With a heat pump and fire place, this Paihia holiday home has been thoughtfully prepared to ensure an enjoyable stay all year round. Swallows Nest is ideally set up to cater for your group. You can spread out across three large bedrooms upstairs, and a self contained dwelling with king size bed on the first floor. Follow the sun and enjoy the various outdoor entertaining areas or snuggle up next to the fire. Wander into town and take your pick of excellent restaurants along the waterfront. A 10 minute walk or two minute drive will land you in the heart of Paihia. Here you can wander into the info centre to book a day of adventure on the water, enjoy the range of fantastic cafes and restaurants, and swim in the sparkling sea. Another five minutes of driving will take you to the unmissable Waitangi Treaty Grounds and a world class golf course. When you’re ready, you can amble back to Swallows Nest to pour a wine and marvel at the sunset over the bay. Enjoy the perfect balance of tranquility and adventure here at Swallows Nest in Paihia!

Please be aware that the pool is not currently available for guest use.

Although the pool has a full perimeter fence, the pool can be accessed through doors from the house. Access to the pool should be restricted by closing the doors unless a responsible adult is supervising swimmers.

Please note a bond may be charged at certain times of the year. One of our team members will contact you if this is required for your booking.

About the location

With countless sights and activities on offer, Paihia is the go-to destination for those visiting the Bay of Islands. Here you can swim with dolphins, go through the famous 'hole in the rock', cruise around the islands by boat and go deep sea game fishing while you're out there. A must-do for visitors here is to visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. All of our Paihia holiday homes are pre-inspected prior to your arrival and are ready for instant online booking.

Please be aware that the pool is not currently available for guest use.

Although the pool has a full perimeter fence, the pool can be accessed through doors from the house. Access to the pool should be restricted by closing the doors unless a responsible adult is supervising swimmers.

Please note a bond may be charged at certain times of the year. One of our team members will contact you if this is required for your booking.