Testimonials

We have loved everything about our stay here. Magical beaches, walks, beautiful forests. Peaceful and serene, our smalls are zonked at the end of each day. Sleeping like babies! Very cleverly laid out apartment (our smalls love the bunks). Clean and homely. A big thank you to our lovely hosts. Xx

Peppa, Geoffrey, Summer and Sierra – Brisbane (Koru apartment; June 2015)

Dear Lil and Ron, Koru is lovely and really appreciated your thoughtful and welcoming approach.

Julia (Koru apartment; April 2015)

Great accommodation, felt like home away from home, but more peaceful and with better views! Amazing walks nearby, we did not manage them all and some require a repeat so will definitely be back.

Rich and Amanda (Koru apartment; October 2014)

Enjoyed a quiet stay here. Climbed the hills, walked on the beach and listened for birds. Saw a seal while we were kayaking around the island.

Richard and Adrienne (Koru apartment; August 2014)

This is such a lovely place, from the musical dishwasher to the futuristic red chair. Hope to return sometime – La vie est belle ici.

Andrew and Celest – Auckland (Manaia apartment; July 2015)

We really enjoyed our time here: the lovely apartment, the beautiful view, the precious tips on what to do in the area. Thanks for everything, also for the kayaks and tennis.

Mira and Ives – Germany (Manaia apartment; January 2015)

A true ‘home away from nome’. A well equipped kitchen to make a tasty meal after exploring the Bream Head/Te Whara – a breathtaking part of beautiful NZ. Thanks Lil and Ron.

Marianne and William – Auckland (Manaia apartment; August 2014)

An unbelievable apartment, everything there and spotless. A pleasure indeed to meet Ron and Lil and just be at home. Weather was perfect (not like home). Great countryside. Can’t fault it. Many thanks.

Pauline and Ron – UK (Manaia apartment; February 2014)

We found the Koru Studio to be the perfect place for a completely relaxing holiday. We stayed there in April 2013 and found everything to be spotlessly clean and had all the amenities that we required including a fabulous shower. The “studio” which has a separate bedroom and kitchen also has two bunks for children in an alcove. There were very good walks aplenty and the beach was just across the road. Lil and Ron are great hosts and although they lived directly on top of the studio, you didn’t even know they were there. They were extremely considerate. We will be going back – it was marvellous.

Lyall and Allison; Tauranga.

We had an awesome time here! So peaceful and beautiful. We loved the accommodation, kayaking and the walks. Thank you for your hospitality.

Richard, Kylie and children. Mt Maunganui (Koru Studio apartment; May 2013)

What a truly wonderful spot. So tranquil under Mt. Manaia looking over the farmland. We loved the cattle who were most inquisitive. The apartment is very well appointed. Well done Lil and Ron for such great hospitality. Fabulous walk out Busby Head and Smugglers Cove, followed by a very memorable swim in the crystal clear surf at Ocean Beach. We’ll be back!! ps. Will bring our friends!

Jane and Andrew Williams, North Shore (Manaia apartment; April 2013)

Beautiful environment, excellent walks, exquisite beaches and 5 Star accommodation! Lil and Ron, your warm personalities and hospitality shines through your top notch apartment!! Thanks for an awesome stay!

Gareth and Theresa, Auckland (Manaia apartment; April 2013)

We took our first trip to NZ this December and were fortunate to find the Shores Accommodation in Whangarei Heads. This is truly a vacation home … spacious, tastefully decorated with all the amenities and the hosts have created an atmosphere that is truly unique. We have travelled extensively and can honestly say our stay here was among the best experiences we have had. Weather, scenery and activities are plentiful in the area, and coming “home” to the Shores just enhanced our whole feel for this area.

Diane & Derek Norman — Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

In a word…WOW. I stayed in the Manaia apartment. Everything I could want in a self-contained vacation apartment had been anticipated, right down to the heated towel rack in the bathroom. The beds are comfortable, the kitchen area and sitting lounge are planned and appointed for ease of use and comfort.
The views are breathtaking.
Lil and Ron know the area and the Northland very well as they were able to point me in all directions for local hikes, scenic drives, historical sites and shopping.
I plan on making a return trip to New Zealand and will definitely make Shores Accommodation my destination.
Thanks Lil and Ron for making my vacation so terrific!

Gloria Miller — Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.