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Your best ever Wedding Anniversary gift - A celebration of your life together

The best whatever happens to you - Your marriage with your best friend, your soul mate, your partner, the mother of your children, the one you want to spend time with for the rest of your life - That deserves a truly special "Wedding Anniversary Gift" - Near Havelock North and Napier, a luxury weekend in a private Villa in Hawke's Bay with a very special hospitality experience and some great food.


Wedding Anniversary Getaway 
Luxury Accommodation in Hawkes Bay near Napier and Havelock North

European Luxury Lodge North Island 
for your Wedding Anniversary in New Zealand

Romantic Cottage Accommodation 
in Hawkes Bay to celebrate your Wedding Anniversary

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+64 6 874 66 11
Captains 2 Bedroom Cottage
Price 450 NZD for 2 people
Occupancy Max 4 people (2 Queen Beds)
Minimum Stay 2 Nights
Extra guest NZD 50.00 per night
Breakfast Continental Breakfast included
Cooked Breakfast extra
Dinner Option 3-course Menu for 55 NZD p.p.

Five Star Reviews Wedding Anniversary 
What our guests say about your luxury escape.

W Dissanayake

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Wedding Anniversary - Hawke's Bay Seaside Cottages

Wedding Anniversary - Hawke's Bay Seaside Cottages

We spent our wedding anniversary at this beautiful captain's cottage with our two-year-old girl.

We were looking for a child friendly place with a nice sea view. From the very first email from Armando and Marianne we realized that bay guest house is the place we were looking for. We booked it with no hesitation.

From the very first minute we enter this guest house, we felt very welcomed. The view is spectacular. And the combination of the panoramic view and lovely welcoming host made this place magical.

The food is amazing... And we didn't have to worry about our girl as lovely Marianne was accompanying her while we were having our delicious breakfast leisurely. Thanks Marianne, Armando and Sabrina. We are hoping to go back to this lovely place again... :)

Karen Hunt

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Special Occasion - Treated like royalty

Special Occasion - Treated like royalty

Our family had the absolute thrill of staying 4 nights here over Labour Weekend. I am pleased to write this review as we were all treated like royalty from the moment we arrived until the time we left. Marianne and Armando were genuinely invested in making the special occasion I planned for our family celebration truly memorable. The Guest house was absolutely amazing - first class facilities, spacious and peaceful. As for the meals - don't bother going off site as cafes or vineyard restaurants would be hard pushed to beat what was presented to us meal after meal. We were all very sad to leave as we were treated as if we were family. This is definitely "the" place to stay in the Hawkes Bay.

Leslie Lopez

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Romantic Birthday Escape - Luxurious Stay & Beautiful Romantic Getaway

Romantic Birthday Escape - Luxurious Stay & Beautiful Romantic Getaway

My partner and I can say with confidence, this place is by far the best place we've ever stayed in. The Bay Guesthouse (Captains Suite) is truly a special place, fitted for luxurious stays and beautiful romantic getaways. From the moment we arrived, we were showered with hospitality and the most amazing views throughout. These breaktaking views were enjoyed everyday no matter what time, day and night. 

The hosts made this romantic birthday espace very special with amazingly delicious food everyday, honest and reliable information for how to spend our days, and they maintained the utmost respect of our privacy. 

I highly recommend the Bay Guesthouse to anyone lucky enough for the opportunity to stay there. In every aspect of a luxury stay considering location, service, and cleanliness, it is unbeatable. With a first-class level of hospitality and luxury, this stay is an excellent value. The location may seem like a trek but it's actually quite close to the wineries and tucked into the sheep filled hills making the drive to and from very magical. 

Thank you to the Faes Family for exceeding our expectations by taking such care and making this birthday celebration extra special.

Joanne Howard

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Very unique Accommodation - Birthday Weekend Getaway

Very unique Accommodation - Birthday Weekend Getaway

Wow-what a weekend, it started with me contacting Marianne and Armando through their web site as I wanted to take my wife away for a weekend for her birthday. Right, from the start they came back to me promptly and offered to make Joanne a birthday cake. We even pre-arranged the menu, they were very accommodating as to me not eating seafood.

We arrived late afternoon early evening, the place is a little hard to find the first time, the GPS got us close but I suggest that you read the very well prepared and supplied directions. Driving up the drive and finally reaching the top we found ourselves looking at the Bay Guest House, a very well presented modern building with a 360-degree view to die for. And of course, Marianne and Armando were waiting for us, a quick introduction including an arm around the shoulder and we were shown around.

The place was fantastic and the photos on the web site don't do it justice. Armando brought our luggage in and refused any help from me. We were given some advice of places for dinner in Havelock North, we decided on the pizza, a little place kind of hidden away which we would have never found had we not been given directions, the crust was the best that I can remember ever having.

Next morning we woke up and headed to breakfast at the arranged time, oh my god there was that much food I wondered who else would be joining us, there was the food we wouldn't have usually had for breakfast but we had a go anyway, we ate too much but enjoyed everything we ate.

We went off for a massage and wine / local area tour before arriving back for a quick shower and then the three-course dinner.

We sat down to the dinner Marianne and Armando treated us like royalty and were joined by their daughter to help plate up our meals. Again the food was fantastic, the food we wouldn't normally eat, we were out of our comfort zone and enjoyed every minute.

We decided to sit and talk with Marianne and Armando after dinner there was no pressure and they would have gone with the flow and left us to it if that had been what we had wanted. I was interested in their story how and why New Zealand.

Sunday morning we woke up to another beautiful sunrise, then another huge breakfast this time with the added bonus of a French omelette, this I will remember for a long time, we were seen off like long lost friends. The was one of my better decision's, not only was the place, accommodation and view outstanding what really made the weekend was the interaction with Marianne and Armando.

The Bay Guest House is very unique and provides what I would say is fantastic value for money, they have pitched their pricing so that almost anyone could afford this experience.

Would I recommend the Bay Guest House, hell yes I'm just looking for an excuse to head back! Thank you for an amazing weekend Regards, Joanne and David Howard

Helen Chia

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Luxury Retreat for Hawke's Bay Escape - Memorable Birthday Getaway

Luxury Retreat for Hawke's Bay Escape - Memorable Birthday Getaway

I chose Bay Guesthouse to celebrate my husband's birthday because of the great reviews and photos on their website. It exceeded all of our expectations, and everything the reviews said was right and more.

Perfectly balancing five-star features with bespoke twists, every aspect of the guest experience at this luxe retreat has been designed and built by them to elevate and redefine luxury: from the interior design intricacies that pay homage to the hosts' background to the personalised and attentive service on hand to curate your perfect Hawke's Bay escape.

We experienced five-star sophistication perched high on the hilltop, soaking up uninterrupted vistas of the ocean and Waimarama beach from every room. We had a sumptuous breakfast spread each morning consisting of homemade bread and pastries, cured salmon, cold meats, fruit salad, selection of cheeses, French toast with caramelised banana one morning and the French omelette with camembert and bacon on another and the list goes on. What made it extra special was the pear frangipane tart they made on the morning of my husband's birthday (see photo).

In the evening, we had an intimate candlelit three-course epicurean dining experience with the best ricotta ravioli starter in tomato sauce, main course fish medley of gurnard, monkfish and salmon in the most delicious creamy white wine sauce, followed by a dessert trio of crème caramel, tiramisu and strawberry sorbet.

We also had their handpicked Paritua wines which we really enjoyed, so much so we went to the Paritua winery the next day and bought some to take home.

Most important of all was the warm welcome and hospitality of Armando and Marianne. It was like meeting wonderful old friends and sharing life experiences while being pampered by them.

Thank you for a perfect memorable getaway, and we will be back for more!

Nicolene Hattingh

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Luxury Accommodation - Birthday - Romantic Couple Getaway

Luxury Accommodation - Birthday - Romantic Couple Getaway

Bay Guesthouse is an incredible place with the most spectacular views in NZ and waking up with a breathtaking view like that makes it even more special.

We were looking for luxury accommodation to celebrate a birthday and found this gem that was luxury but still great value for money. The service was excellent and the hosts warm and friendly - they made the stay extra special.

They have different options for dining - informal in the comfort of your private guesthouse or a 3 course meal with wine pairings that was to die for.

The hosts were great with the kids and have loads of entertainment and games available for kids, however it would be equally nice to go there alone as a couple for a romantic getaway as you have the whole house to yourself.

Thank you again Armando and Marianne for an unforgettable experience.

Breakfast Table Buffet 
Your luxury Bed and Breakfast Wedding Anniversary Hawkes Bay treat

Anniversary Dinner 
Invite your children - Celebrate the past together

Wedding Anniversary Trip Ideas 
Start your anniversary celebration with a trip down the memory lane

30th Wedding Anniversary near two Beaches 
in Waimarama and Ocean Beach

40th and 50th Wedding Anniversary Gift 
a private Wine tour

Places to Visit in Hawke's Bay 
which are very nice to combine with your celebration

About us 
more about your unique anniversary place

Questions and Answers 
for your 10th, 20th 30th Wedding Anniversary 

Is breakfast included? What about cooked breakfast?

Yes, a generous breakfast table buffet ist included in the house price of 450 NZD for two guests.

Yes, we serve cooked breakfast have a look at our breakfast page.

Additional guests in the Captain's Cottage will be charged extra.

Do you have an Airport in Hawke's Bay and can you pick us up?

Yes, Napier has a modern new Airport with multiple connections a day to Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Yes, we love to pick you up on a cost contribution-based. The scenic route from the Airport to the Coast Hotel is a  40 minutes drive.  Best combined with some detours to see some Highlights of the Bay

Can you recommend a wine tour?

The Winemaker Tour is our favourite. 

Don Bird is a very experienced winemaker born and bred in Hawke's Bay. Don can pick you up at our Boutique Hotel.

Watch the video about the "Hawke's Bay Wine Region" to get an idea why an excellent wine tour needs an entire day. 

Can we walk to the Beach and is it a sand beach?

Yes, but we do not recommend it. It's a half-hour walk through farmland with life stock down to the Waimarama Beach. Walking back up takes double the time and is tiring.

Ocean Beach next door is our favourite. A 10-minute drive. A drive to Waimarama-Beach is 8 minutes and includes a welcome stop for an Ice-Cream.

Yes, it is a lovely sand beach.

Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter 
Each season offers Wedding Anniversary specials

Our Wedding Anniversary music playlist 
And all our other music playlists you may liked at the hideaway Lodge

Music has the power to trigger vivid memories that seem to transport us back in time and space. Flashbacks of places, people and strong emotions come back. We tried to create a wide range of Music Playlists that are joyful and could connect you back to your happy holiday in Hawkes Bay at the coast in our Wedding Anniversary Hotel.

You find a collection of all our boutique music playlist ready in your Wedding Anniversary Cottage for you to play on your Google Home device which waits for you to be your digital butler.