Pearly Shell Cottage
|Ruamahanga Bay near Thames,
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The owner writes in her Airbnb description that this may not be your
choice if you value luxurious cottages. We actually quite like these but
so we did this charming 1950 cottage at the top of a road with mainly
holiday bungalows, of the Coromandel ring way. Yes, it does look '1950'
but it is bright, light and nice.
The first half of the cottage is a sitting room with comfortable chairs, and 1 adjacent bed room with a queen size bed; the second half is a kitchen, sitting room with a great view to the bay and left also the hills. A second (smaller) bedroom is next to this room. This room also has 2 bed-banks next to both windows so it is likely you end up sitting here enjoying the view. A bathroom with shower, toilet and a washing machine is in the middle.
Note that the 'bach' principle means you must bring your own linen although overseas visitors can request for it, and you must clean the home on departure.
There?s a LCD monitor (only TV with your own NZ Sky subscription) with a DVD player built in and a selection of nice DVD?s is present.
Note that you can reach places to visit (like the Hot water beach at the other side of the peninsula) following the coastal road (which can be quite narrow at places) or make a shortcut e.g. using the inland Tapu- Coroglen road. This road is mainly gravel and in several places only 1 lane, which will limit your speed considerably but it?s very well manageable in a normal car, even with a bit of rain.